The good news is that at least they’re starting to get the racial identification right. The bad news is now white people and Latinos are being attacked to avenge the death of a 17-year-old child who decided to beat down a local homeowner.
Balitmore Police are investigating claims a gang of black youths chased and beat a Hispanic man with the butt of a handgun while shouting, ‘this is for Trayvon’.
Christina Dudley said she was walking to her car just before 9pm last night when she saw several young black males and two black females chasing a 37-year-old Hispanic man down the street.
‘One of the boys had a handgun out and it was pointed at the back of him,’ Dudley reportedly told police.
She said when they caught up with the victim they set upon him, punching, kicking and stamping on him, yelling expletives.
‘They were just yelling and calling him names as they ran after him, but once they were hitting him and after that they started yelling, ‘This is for Trayvon,’ said Dudley, who said she heard them shout the slur several times.
According to the police report, the unnamed victim told officers that he was standing in the cross roads of Fairmont and N. Potomac Street when a group of five black males approached him.
He said they were all between 16 and 18 years old and one, about 6 foot tall and with a mohawk, lifted his shirt to reveal a silver handgun in his waistband as he said: ‘What’s up?’
Everyone in the neighborhood is well aware of the situation, but my concern is that we have a very large Hispanic population and many of them might not have Internet connection or they aren’t on that page,’ Dudley said. ‘So my concern is trying to get the word out to them.’
Let the healing begin.
A white jogger in Mississippi is one of those two men who claim “this is for Trayvon” beatings, and Devin Dickey says that Sunday night, the decision to go jogging ended with a bizarre kidnap and beating.
According to Dickey, the men who kidnapped him asked for directions to a liquor store before the alleged “this is for Trayvon” beating before brandishing a gun and demanding he enter the vehicle.
Dickey says he was taken elsewhere, and that the men asked if he knew “Trayvon.” He said he didn’t, per his account, to which the men specified Trayvon Martin. Dickey says he answered affirmatively, and was beaten.
Local news stations quote Dickey:
He said, ‘Do you know who Trayvon is?’ I said, ‘No,’ thinking of somebody local. He said, ‘Trayvon Martin.’ I said ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘I’m going to beat you… For Trayvon.’
No word on whether either of the victims looked like one of Obama’s hypothetical sons.