Well, at least these racists got the race correct. Baltimore Sun:
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…
In a post that drew nearly 50 comments on Facebook, real estate agent Christina Dudley said she was walking to her car just before 9 p.m. when she saw several young black males and two black females chasing a 37-year-old Hispanic man west on North Linwood Avenue past East Fairmont Avenue.
“One of the boys had a handgun out and it was pointed at the back of him,” Dudley said in an interview.
They caught up to the man at the corner of Fairmount and N. Streeper Street, and the male with the gun beat the victim with what appeared to be his gun while others kicked and stomped him, Dudley said.
“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, [expletive],” said Dudley, who heard the chant repeated multiple times.
“This is for Trayvon.”
Congratulations, Al Sharpton.
Congratulations, everybody else at MSNBC.
Congratulations, NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, “Think” “Progress,” etc.
Congratulations, Jamie Foxx.
Congratulations, everybody who thought wearing a hoodie and carrying around iced tea and candy was some show of solidarity.
Congratulations, President Barack Obama.
You did it.
So, is it open season on Hispanics now? Because a Hispanic man in Florida defended his own life against a guy who was pounding his head into the sidewalk? I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem right to me.
Guess that’s why I’m not a liberal.
(Hat tip: Bryan Preston)
Update: A waiter in Oakland was hit in the head with a hammer while trying to stop a #JusticeForTrayvon protester from breaking the restaurant’s windows. No word on the waiter’s race. Regardless, I’m sure that’s what Trayvon would’ve wanted.
Paramedics arrive to tend to waiter hit with hammer-like object by vandal outside Flora uptown Oakland @insidebay… http://t.co/hDLfho5HHj
— Robert Salonga (@robertsalonga) July 16, 2013
Hey, isn’t it time for the media to tell us the response to the verdict is “mostly peaceful”? Wouldn’t want people getting the wrong idea.
Update: John Hayward on “More Violence 4 Trayvon.”
Update: Jogger Says He was Attacked in Retaliation for Zimmerman Verdict. Presumably he didn’t look like Obama’s son.
Update: Milwaukee beating victim says attackers cited Trayvon Martin. If only there were some way to connect the Tea Party to this. Then we might be able to put these pieces together.