Friday, March 16, 2012

Philadelphia: Two 15-Year-Olds Arrested in Racial Attack on White Vietnam Vet, Edward Schaefer, Other Suspects Cleared


Victim Edward Schaeffer

By Nicholas Stix

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU:

“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; One Ssupect Arrested.”]


1 teen arrested in vet beating, others cleared
By Katherine Scott
Friday, January 20, 2012

OLNEY - January 20, 2012 (WPVI) -- A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the beating of a 64-year-old Vietnam veteran while other teens are being cleared.

64 year old Edward Schaefer has been released from the hospital.

Schaefer, a Vietnam veteran, suffered a broken jaw and fractured eye sockets when he was attacked Tuesday night on North 5th street in the Olney section of Philadelphia.

A 15 year old boy was arraigned on attempted murder charges Friday.

The 15-year-old is charged with Attempted Murder, Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Terroristic Threats, and Conspiracy.

Police said another 15-year-old is expected to be arrested in this case.

On Friday, new details about that surveillance video emerged. While six teens were seen in the video, police now say it was not one group, but two groups of three boys that happened to be walking nearby.

Action News spoke with Cassandra Pressley, the mother of one of the boys in the group that was not involved in the attack.

"I just want my son's name cleared," Pressley said.

She said her son, 14-year-old Andrew Henlon and two friends, had been heading to a nearby Chinese restaurant Tuesday evening near North 5th Street.

Andrew said he and his friends were joking with his barber at his shop. It was at that time, he said, that a second group of three boys happened to be walking nearby.

Police say one of the teens in Andrew's group knew someone in the second group- but confirmed this was a chance encounter. Police say Andrew and several other boys had nothing to do with robbing and beating of Schaefer.

"He is not one of the suspects who beat this man. Him and two other boys were just walking to the store. They're just a victim of circumstance," Pressley said.

"We were in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Andrew.

Police had released surveillance video in an effort to track down the people who robbed and attacked Schaeffer. The footage generated a number of tip calls and led to the arrest of a 15 year old boy.

While the video helped identify the suspects, Presley wants to make sure it's clear her son is not one of them. The 8th grader is an honor roll student who loves skateboarding and, in past years, shoveled snow for the victim.

For Andrew's part, his thoughts are with Schaeffer.

"I really do hope that he gets better," Andrew said.

Schaeffer is set to undergo surgery for his facial and skull injuries.

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2nd teen arrested in Olney veteran beating
Sunday, January 22, 2012

OLNEY - January 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- A second teenage suspect in the brutal beating of a 64-year-old veteran in Olney turned himself in.

A police spokeswoman says the 15-year-old male was taken into custody late Saturday afternoon.

Police say Edward Schaefer was attacked by a group of teens around 6 p.m. Tuesday on North 5th Street. Investigators believe robbery was the motive.

Schaefer, who was recently released from the hospital, suffered a broken jaw and fractured eye socket.

Another 15-year-old was arraigned Friday, facing attempted murder charges.

Schaefer served in Vietnam until losing his eye in combat and had recently retired from a job working with fellow veterans.

[From WEJB/NSU’s Philly Files:

“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’ Break 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”;

“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; One Suspect Arrested”

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

“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”;

“Philadelphia: 2 Hispanics, 1 Black Arrested for Racist, MLK Weekend Murder of White Kevin Kless; Cops’ Cover Story Collapses;”

hearing-set.html>“Philadelphia: Preliminary Hearing Set for Kevin Kless Hate Crime Murder Suspects”;

“Philadelphia: Vicious, Black-on-White Gang Attack + Racial Epithets = No Hate Crime”; and

“MSM Transform Uzbek Moslem Immigrant Terrorist Suspect Bakhtiyor Jumaev into “Port Richmond Man” and ‘Philadelphia Man.’”]


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wheres Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson?

Oh...Im Sorry...this guys White.....thats why their not running with this story.

Thats the Real Racial Double Standard in Philadephia.

Hate Crimes are only prosecuted one way. White on Black and the story goes Viral.

Whens its Black on White, its just a "crime" that barely makes the back page.

Thats the True reality.