Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Lynching in Pittsburgh: Racist Black Mob Attack on Lone White Boy (It’s Not the Shoes!)

Posted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Countenance, who succinctly nails the situation.

Caught on Camera: Police Say Teen Beaten for Shoes, and Web Notoriety
June 26, 2013 8:23 P.M.
KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh
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Reporting Marty Griffin

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local recreation centers are supposed to be safe places for kids and teens, but what happened outside the rec center in Brookline is now the subject of a police investigation.

The popular facility is a haven for teenage boys, who come to play hoops and football outside, and a lot more inside – a million dollar community investment paying off, until this.

Police say the incident happened in broad daylight along Brookline Boulevard. A 15-year-old boy was at the center to play some hoops.

That’s when a group of African-American teenage boys approached the white victim and began beating him, allegedly to steal his basketball shoes, and for website notoriety.

On the video the group of boys can be heard screaming the name of the website “World Star” (for as they round the corner. That’s when police say they attacked. Another teen captured the attack on his cell phone.

World Star is an urban outlet website that hosts music videos, artist information, and also posts viral videos.

It’s described as a “shock site.”


Anonymous said...

The black kicking the White boy in the head and kicking the White's head into the concrete could have very well have killed the White kid.
Attempted murder, at the least aggravated assault, should be the charge, but you can be assure it be something like disturbing the peace.

Anonymous said...

Take note that the CBS site disabled comments for that story. They know perfectly well what we would have said.

jeigheff said...

When I lived in Pittsburgh in the early 1980s, a lot of whites (myself included) learned to be cautious of blacks, because of incidents where people got attacked, threatened, or robbed by blacks.

And over thirty years later, this poor Pittsburgh teenage white kid almost lost his life learning this lesson. I don't know the whole story, but it's possible that nobody ever shared their past experiences and street smarts with this young man.

When I left Pittsburgh after living there a couple years, I wondered if there was something wrong with me for being suspicious of black people, or for being especially watchful wherever I was. I also wondered if Pittsburgh just happened to be a really screwed-up, one-of-a-kind place.

Now that I'm older, I'm actually glad that I learned to be aware of my surroundings. Who knows? I might have avoided a beating like this one, and have never known it.

That doesn't mean that I think that this poor white kid deserved being mauled by savages. He didn't.

Anonymous is right: this is nothing less than attempted murder.