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Friday, January 11, 2013

Black Jamaican Bouncer Commits Hate Crime, Racially Humiliating White Patron—is Convicted of Kidnapping, Assault and Battery, and Robbery—but Gets Less Than 1 Year, and May Not Even be Deported; Accomplice Who Posted Video on Youtube Gets No Time!


Posted by Nicholas Stix  

[I shamelessly ripped this off from the superlative blog, Violence Against Whites.]

Black bouncer forces white patron to get on his knees and recite "Oh Great Fucking Brown Dude"

Posted on January 10, 2013by violenceagainstwhites

 

Strip club bouncer gets year in video beating

 

Easton A. Byfield pleaded guilty to assault, robbery and kidnapping charges in Worcester Superior Court yesterday morning. (T&G Staff/DAN GOULD)

 

By Gary V. Murray TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
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My son can't go out of the house without looking over his shoulder constantly.

– Sidney Blanchard, FATHER OF ASSAULT VICTIM

 

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WORCESTER — A former strip club manager was sentenced to less than a year in jail yesterday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the videotaped beating, robbery and kidnapping of a club patron last year.

Easton A. Byfield, 36, of Oxford, was sentenced to 364 days in the House of Correction with 3 years of probation to follow after entering guilty pleas yesterday morning in Worcester Superior Court to charges of assault and battery, unarmed robbery and kidnapping.

The crimes occurred May 25, 2010, in a men's room at the Platinum Premier Gentlemen's Club, 241 Southbridge St., but police did not begin an investigation until a videotape showing Mr. Byfield assaulting 25-year-old Patrick Blanchard of Sterling surfaced earlier this year on YouTube and other websites.

Mr. Byfield's lawyer, Michael P. Murphy, who recommended the sentence imposed by Judge James R. Lemire, later told a reporter that his Jamaica-born client was expected to face immigration consequences as a result of his pleas, but it was his understanding that deportation would be less likely if Mr. Byfield were sentenced to less than one year in jail.

Assistant District Attorney Daniel J. Bennett recommended that Mr. Byfield be sentenced to 3 to 5 years in state prison.

Mr. Blanchard alleges in a pending civil lawsuit that Mr. Byfield took him into a men's room at the club, falsely accused him of selling drugs to the dancers, repeatedly punched him in the face and stole $362 from him.

At one point on the videotape, which was uploaded to the Internet by another former club employee after he had a falling out with Mr. Byfield, Mr. Blanchard is seen being forced to kneel on the floor and pay homage to Mr. Byfield by reciting, "Oh great (expletive) brown dude. Oh great (expletive) brown dude."

Mr. Bennett conceded that his recommended sentence of 3 to 5 years exceeded advisory sentencing guidelines used by most judges, but said the facts of the case warranted such a sentence.

The prosecutor said it was apparent from the video that Mr. Byfield was "attempting to humiliate Mr. Blanchard and not just take his money and not just confine him."

Mr. Blanchard was not in court for the plea, but his father, Sidney Blanchard, was, accompanied by Andrea Levy, one of his son's lawyers in the civil case. The elder Mr. Blanchard echoed Mr. Bennett's sentiments and asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence allowed by law.

The father described the videotape as "the most humiliating thing that I've ever seen in my entire life."

"My son can't go out of the house without looking over his shoulder constantly," he said, adding that Mr. Byfield did not appear remorseful.

"Mr. Byfield is very remorseful. He regrets what he did that evening," said his lawyer. Mr. Murphy also noted that Mr. Byfield had no prior criminal record and is the father of two young children.

As conditions of probation, Mr. Byfield was ordered to have no contact with Mr. Blanchard and to pay him $362 in restitution.

In his civil suit, Mr. Blanchard alleges that the video has been viewed "hundreds of thousands" of times, causing him embarrassment, humiliation and emotional distress.

A co-defendant in the case, Tien W. Russell, 25, of Leominster, was also charged with assault and battery, kidnapping and unarmed robbery as a joint venturer. The charges against Mr. Russell were dismissed in July in Central District Court.

Mr. Bennett said yesterday that Mr. Russell videotaped the beating and robbery at Mr. Byfield's request, then uploaded it onto YouTube and other websites after he had a falling-out with Mr. Byfield and was fired by him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I posted earlier about an incident in a nightclub in Portland OR that was classified as a bias crime. I didn't have the info at my fingertipe but when I saw this I researched it. I was able to find an original article re the incident. Raises a lot of the usual questions.
I recall when this incident happened it caused a stir among the progressive community (who are always silent when whites are assaulted by non whites). Nobody ever questioned why we assumed this to be a bias incident based on the word of the "victims". For all we know they started it and the guy was defending himself. I don't know that, maybe the guy was a bully and a punk and assaulted them for no reason, I don't know, I just didn't like the way it was assumed to be a bias incident just because someone (non white) said it was (the first reports I saw on this incident identified it as a "hate crime", just a day or so after it happened, hardly time to conduct a thorough investigation). We have regular assault by blacks on whites but they are never considered bias crimes even when the perps say it is.

Scroll down to the comments, there is actually a response to a question by a reader by the Oregonian, rare to see that especially in a racially charged incident. Note the Oregonian claims the suspect is identified by race because it was reported as a bias crime so they considered race relevant. ???? What, so race isn't relevant for identification purposes? Plus what is considered a legitimate bias crime? The vics say so? I suspect if the "alleged" vics are non white say so is adequate, if the vics are white then you better amassed a mountain of evidence before it qualified as a bias crime (in the eyes of the media). The response by the big O wasn't just bullshit on face value but reading this rag for years it has never consistently followed that type of reporting standard in reporting on race. Note also the reader who posted the original question asked a legitimate question and the big O did not respond. Jerry



http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/01/portland_police_seek_suspect_i.html