Friday, January 20, 2012

Philadelphia Hate Crime: Mob of 5 Black, 1 Poss Hispanic 15-18 Year-Olds Suckerpunch White, 64-Year-Old, Disabled Vietnam Vet, Almost to Death;


Victim Edward Schaeffer


One Suspect Arrested
By Nicholas Stix

Just another day in the city of hateful brothers?

Actually, there is a bit of light flickering in the darkness: A lot of people—many of them surely black—have come forward to help police in this case, thereby distinguishing it from the millions of black-on-white attacks in which the black wall of silence stands firm.

The photograph above, and the two below are freeze frames of the suspects from surveillance videos




Although the last video below, from the Philadelphia PD, was entitled “Aggravated Assault,” according to the local ABC affiliate, WPVI, authorities are looking to charge the attackers with attempted murder.




Uploaded by PhiladelphiaPolice on January 19, 2012.

On January 17, 2012, at 6:12 p.m., while walking northbound on the 5000 block of North 5th Street, the complainant was approached from behind by six unknown males. These males assaulted the complainant causing serious injuries to the head, face, and hand. The suspects fled southbound on 5th Street from the scene.

Suspect description:
Six unknown Black and Hispanic males, 16-18 years-of-age, (1) male wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans

If you see these males do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477).

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Northwest Detective Division
DC# 12-35-004532


15-year-old arrested in beating of veteran
Thursday, January 19, 2012
By David Henry & Kenneth Moton
Olney [Section of Philadelphia]
January 19, 2012 (WPVI)

Police say a teenager arrested Thursday night was the one who initiated the beating on a 64-year-old war veteran in Olney.

The 15-year-old boy was brought in to police custody around 10:00 p.m.

One more teen will be arrested Friday and the others in the group, police say, were witnesses.

Detectives hit the streets Thursday night and were able to quickly identify all of the young men in the surveillance video they released earlier in the day.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with the beating of 64-year-old war veteran Edward Schaeffer.

Police say the teens, ranging from ages 14 to 17, were walking on North 5th Street in Olney Tuesday around 6:12 p.m. when the 15-year-old and another boy almost beat Schaeffer to death while the others stood and watched.

One of the teens in the video came forward to help authorities find the suspects that took part in the beating; tips also started coming in after Action News aired this video.

"We had a lot of help from juvenile probation, the school district police, a lot of citizens and a lot of phone calls and a lot of tips online," Lt. George McClay of the Philadelphia Police Department said.

Lt. McClay says they've made contact with all of the teens except one and he needs to come forward.

Investigators have also learned the motive for the attack was robbery. [Yeah, right. Robbery was an afterthought.]

"The complainant was on a cell phone as he walked by, so it was actually a robbery, what they did after that, no has been able to explain to me yet," McClay said.

[N.S.: I can explain it to you, Lieutenant: It was pure, unadulterated, murderous, black racism.]

Edward's wife Kate says she could barely recognize her husband when she saw him in a bed at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

"I never ever expected him to be as beat up as he was; my first impression was that someone took a baseball bat to his face and his head," Kate said.

Schaeffer lost his eye in the Vietnam War and he retired last year from a job where he helped disabled vets find work.

He and his wife want swift justice for the teenagers who apparently thought they had nothing better to do on a Tuesday night.

"This was just done out of nastiness. I have nothing to say to them or about them," Kate said.

Police have not released names of the two suspects. At this point, they are facing minimum charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

His next door neighbor says she's sick about it. She says he's one of a kind.

"He's a good guy, I'm really, really sorry that happened to him," neighbor Michelle Harris said.

Schaeffer retired from the state labor department in May after spending 37 years helping disabled veterans find jobs.

Residents of the neighborhood were horrified to hear of the attack.

"People don't have hearts no more, they don't care and it's a shame. Where do you start caring about your other human beings? Come on. You got the fellow man to care about. It's just a shame. It really is," Olney resident Marion McCloud said.

Schaeffer will undergo surgery tomorrow for his facial and skull injuries.

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU:

“The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Crooks;

“Solving Philly Crime with an Eraser: The “Good Irishman” and the Race Man”;

“Sadism and Race”;

“Whistleblowing, Former DOJ Civil Rights Division Lawyer, J. Christian Adams, Fights Continuing Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice in AG Eric Holder’s DOJ in 2008 New Black Panther Party Philadelphia Voter Intimidation Case”;

“Powerline Blog's Republican Writers Finally ‘Report’ on New Black Panthers' White Disenfranchisement Campaign—Over One Year Later than NSU!”;

“More on the Justice Department Civil Rights Division's Conspiracy to Disenfranchise Whites, Violate Their Civil Rights, and to Obstruct Justice”;

“Diversity is Strength: It’s also a Black Serial Killer Raping and Strangling Raceless Women in Philadelphia’s Kensington Section”;

“Philly's Kensington Serial Killer Suspect Caught”;

“‘I Really Miss My Mom,’ Says 16-Year-Old Killadelphian Who Murdered His Mother”;

“Forty Raceless Philly Teenagers Organized ‘Flash Mob’ Ransacking of Upper Darby, PA, Sears Store via Social Media, Took El Train to Target”;

“In Story on Raceless, 40-Strong, Teenaged Philly Robbery Mob That Hit the Upper Darby PA Sears on June 23, Philly Daily News Killed … Even the Word, ‘Comments’!”;

“Hey, That’s Not Funny! In Yet Another Philly Mob Attack, 350 Raceless Youths Riot, and ‘30 to 40 Men’ Onion Editor's Leg; Police Cover-Up Aids and Abets Attackers”;

“Philadelphia: Don’t Mess with Penny Chapman! Ridin’ the Bus in Killy”;

“Before Troy Davis, There was (and Unfortunately, Still is!) Racist Black Cop-Killer Wesley Cook, Better Known as ‘Mumia Abu-Jamal’”;

“In Killy, a Game of ‘Get the Old Geezer,’ or ‘Get the Old White Geezer”?;

“Philly: Illegal Alien Held on $1 Million in Kensington Rape Spree”;

“Philadelphia: Black Racist Attack on White Man at Center City PATCO Station”;

“Two Arrested in Philly PATCO Racial Attack; Black Facebook Commenters Variously Celebrate Attack, and Deny Attackers are Black”;

“White Man Beaten to Death in Philly on MLK Weekend—“by 3 Middle-Eastern Men”?; and

“Update on Philly MLK Weekend Beating Murder of Kevin Kless: It Looks Like the Killers were Hispanics; $15,000 in Reward Money on the Table.”

Thanks to reader-researcher Incorrigible Truthseeker for this story.]

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