Notice how the following article doesn't mention that all the perpetrators and onlookers who were laughing were black. The police have decided not to investigate it as a hate crime, but only as “drunken opportunistic criminality.”
A response by a reader: "Had this been a group of white people treating a black person in the exact same manner, racism would be considered to be implied by the very behavior and racial makeup of the participants. Even without a single intelligible racial slur, it would still be considered a racist act."
My intention in talking about this is not to incite hatred of blacks. There are many good blacks, so please don't put all black people in the same box - that would be unChristianly. . Baltimore is a ghetto neighborhood and a lot of the blacks there are thugs. I just wanted to show the hypocrisy of the media and powers that be concerning what they consider as hate crimes. The media, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Spike Lee., et all should be proud of themselves for what they have incited from their deception and overblown reaction of the Treyvan case.
Onlookers laughed and did nothing to help as a man was beaten, stripped and robbed on the street in Baltimore.
The attack, which police say happened on March 18 after St. Patrick's Day celebrations, was captured by at least two cameras. Video of it went viral.
"Not only did they rob him, but they attempted to strip him of his dignity. They tore his clothes off; they mocked him. That behavior just will not be tolerated," said Detective Nicole Monroe with the Baltimore police.
Police say they have identified one suspect, but have made no arrests.
They are not releasing the victim's identity except to say he was a 31-year-old man from Arlington, Virginia.
The victim was on the way to his hotel from a downtown Baltimore club when he was attacked, according to a police report. The man had been drinking. He told police he couldn't recall exactly what happened, but the videos fill in the blanks.
In them, a man is seen standing, unsteadily, against a row of mailboxes. A crowd starts to gather and women dance suggestively against him. Someone notices his watch and a hand seems to grab something from one of the man's front pockets.
He pursues the supposed thief and is punched in the face. The man falls over backward and his head hits the sidewalk so hard it can be heard on the video.
"Smackdown!" someone yells.
His pockets are rifled and his clothes pulled off. Some people can be heard laughing. No one comes to his aid.
According to the police report, the man lost his Tag Heuer watch, which he valued at $1,300, his iPhone and car key.
CNN showed video of the attack to a number of people in Baltimore to gauge their response.
"That's pretty sad," said Finley George of Virginia, who was visiting the city with family. "I mean he obviously didn't do anything to anybody. They just got up on him and started beating him."