If this is true… brilliant [expletive deleted] job there setting the tone, Barry. Brilliant.
Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, “This is for Trayvon.”
A witness posted the account on a community Facebook page, and police confirmed they are looking into whether the suspects’ reaction to the verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman played a part in the incident. A police report on the beating does not mention the alleged comments.
Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, declined to go into further detail.
Note, by the way, that it looks like the attack happened; there’s a police report documenting it and, it would seem, witnesses. The question then is whether or not five hooligans beat on a guy without robbing him on general principles, or whether this is a situation where Democratic racial agitprop specialists have called up something that they could not put down. I give it a 50/50; it doesn’t have the feel of a staged event, but then staged events are getting more and more sophisticated, alas. Assuming that it did happen the way that the witness described, if/when the cops catch the people responsible the perps would have to be mightily stupid indeed to voluntarily admit Oh, yeah, we did that because Latinos deserve to be beaten up for what Zimmerman did, so don’t really expect a neat and tidy answer here.
Via PJ Tatler.
PS: For the record, if it turns out that this was just a random street attack I will adamantly refuse to apologize for wondering whether it was a racist one. People who beat up other people in public just because they’re… bored, I guess… deserve to have their motives impugned; negative feedback can be a good thing.