Tourist Beaten, Robbed and Stripped Naked In Baltimore As Crowd Laughes

A video has emerged from last St. Patrick’s Day that shows a brutal attack on a tourist in Baltimore who is beaten, robbed, and stripped naked as a crowd stands around and laughs. No one reportedly called police and someone stood filming the scene of utter inhuman and depraved conduct by the crowd. [Update: A second video of the brutal attack has emerged]

On the video, the tourist is largely passive when he walks a few feet toward a man, who proceeds to hit him in the face and causing the victim to hit the ground with considerable force. The man appears dazed as people proceed to beat him and steal his clothes and belongings. The tourist is stripped of his car keys, watch, money and iPhone.

Until the video was released, the man never knew what happened. He woke up at his hotel with cuts and bruises and no memory of the horrific attack.

Obviously, the place to start is the person who thought this was a funny scene and posted the video on YouTube. Then there are the people who brag and laugh about the attack on the video.

While the victim appears white and his attackers black, there has been no suggestion that the attack was a hate crime or racially motivated. There has also been relatively little outrage nationally about this attack.

I count at least a dozen separate crimes on the film from repeated assaults to robbery by at least seven different people. Some, upon seeing the man in a helpless state, immediately walk over to strip him of any valuables rather than offer assistance or call the police. It is the lack of humanity shown in the film that makes these people so dangerous to society — they show no feelings or sympathy for the victim who is merely an object to be taunted and abused.

Source: CBS

155 thoughts on “Tourist Beaten, Robbed and Stripped Naked In Baltimore As Crowd Laughes

  1. That was disgusting. I hope the good people of Baltimore step up, compensate the tourist, and track down and prosecute these thugs and criminals.

  2. While I don’t disagree the video depicts heinous and shameful actions and then lack of actions by the crowd, it does appear to me the young man was not walking passively away but rather seeking to confront another young man, who throws the first punch.

  3. These events are more common than we would like to think,this was caught on camera so many others aren’t.

  4. Art A. Layman,

    you conviently left out the part about the young man reaching into the tourist’s pocket, walking away with something and the tourist then walking toward the young man to see what he had stolen. Since there is a video of this attack, shouldn’t this be leading every single national newscast? I am sure that you’ll be leading the march Justice for the Tourist, right?

  5. “No one reportedly called police and someone stood filming the scene of utter inhuman and depraved conduct by the crowd.”

    It’s because he was white.

    Justice for Treyvon

  6. Julie 1, April 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Nice catch I did see that the first time I watched it too. How anybody missed the slight of hand trick is beyond me. Clearly visible and a natural reaction. Thats probably when the iphone was attempted to be stolen.

  7. My theory? These people are so suppressed and deprived that they have to “make” somenone they can suppress, exploit and deprive in turn—–all in emotional compensation. They need someone they can look down on and whose misery and position is worse than theirs. His clothing and demeanor show he came to the wrong neighborhood, as does the fact he is a tourist.
    “Slumming”, if he was, was a bad choice.

    This brings up the difference between perception, which they have of themselves, and the fact of their real relative wealth. The weakness of “trickledown”.

    Last days? Well, on the way, at least.

    .

  8. Bdaman:

    Thugs come in all colors. We can’t know the motivation from this video but likely it’s from the worst of human intentions — greed and the thrill of violence.

  9. Julie & BDass

    Yes, because there is a several hundred year history of black people abusing whites & getting away with it. Millions of incidences up to and including the public murder of innocent whites by angry blacks while law enforcement turns a blind eye – so yes this is EXACTLY the same as the Martin case.

    That does not excuse this horrific event or remove the need for justice but lets try for some prospective on this part of the issue, OK.

    Meanwhile the police & public need to get on this, there are a bunch of people there that need to do some jail time.

  10. Bdaman:

    pretty bad eh? That white guy had a glass jaw or that black guy was a boxer. He went down quick, I have only seen that happen a couple of times in bar fights/street brawls although the white guy walked into a sucker punch. Black guy was lucky that guy wasnt a fighter as he was out classed in weight by more than a few pounds. But then the white guy looks like an easy mark so the black guy wasnt risking much.

  11. Frankly,

    There is no need to attempt to excuse the video we see. A group of criminals robs a man while it’s all being filmed. There is no perspective to see on this.

    It’s kind of you to bring up a racial aspect. Is that why the man was robbed? Because of his skin color? Is that what you’re saying? I saw a bunch of out of control criminals robbing a man.

    Perhaps a protest with signs and speakers is called for.

  12. It is the lack of humanity shown in the film that makes these people so dangerous to society — they show no feelings or sympathy for the victim who is merely an object to be taunted and abused.”

    This reminds me of Mike Spindell’s piece about “authoritarians”, and is a nice microcosm for looking at the authoritarian dynamic once again.

    This video, which the professor shares today, captures both sides of “authoritarianism”, which Mike sought to inform us of (one side obvious, the other not).

    There are the overt aggressors on the one side, and there are the passive aggressors, on the other side.

    The macrocosm to this video is the imperial wars that U.S.eh? foreign policy is waging, and the complacency the public has about doing anything radical about it.

  13. Bron,
    At a certain stage of intoxication, you are a set-up, and don’t even know it
    A knowledgeable former boxer (or street hood) will know that a blow to the point of the chin will render you flat on your back, briefly unconscious. and disoriented.
    Saw it happen between 6 foot american and a 5 foot mexican bouncer in Tijuana, Mexico.

  14. Julie – nice try! Nobody was excusing the actions of the thugs & criminals on video. But thanks for playing your part.

  15. Dredd,
    You wrote:
    “The macrocosm to this video is the imperial wars that U.S.eh? foreign policy is waging, and the complacency the public has about doing anything radical about it.”

    IMHO:
    The public wants to get out of Afghanistan, but is only too lazy to make sufficient public protest. They also wish that this be done so that they will not experience any consequences or discomfort.

    Is this one more example of : we have it as we deserve it?

  16. Frankly, I am simply promoting equality in the mainstream media.

    This video should be shown non-stop on all of the network newscasts, right? Civil rights leaders should be interviewed and asked to comment about the events in the video, right? Perhaps a prominent politician will claim that if he or she had a son, the tourist victim would look like him, right?

    I mean, it’s all about equality, isn’t it?

    A march with protest signs and speakers, right?

    It’s all about equality.

  17. Julie 1, April 9, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Frankly, I am simply promoting equality in the mainstream media.

    This video should be shown non-stop on all of the network newscasts, right? Civil rights leaders should be interviewed and asked to comment about the events in the video, right? Perhaps a prominent politician will claim that if he or she had a son, the tourist victim would look like him, right?

    I mean, it’s all about equality, isn’t it?

    A march with protest signs and speakers, right?

    It’s all about equality.
    ========================================
    Most of “it” is not about equality, otherwise we would not have the 1% – 99% reality staring us in our face.

    However, I agree with your implied direction, that “it” should be.

    But a single incident like this, in terms of statistics, and in the face of a century of massive inequality, will not suffice.

    It will take shaking the sleep and slumber from within our nation (which the rest of the world can easily see, even if we can’t) and it will take making equality for all as important as entertainment.

  18. idealist707 1, April 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Dredd,
    You wrote:
    “The macrocosm to this video is the imperial wars that U.S.eh? foreign policy is waging, and the complacency the public has about doing anything radical about it.”

    IMHO:
    The public wants to get out of Afghanistan, but is only too lazy to make sufficient public protest. They also wish that this be done so that they will not experience any consequences or discomfort.

    Is this one more example of : we have it as we deserve it?
    ================================================
    Good question.

    Another consideration might be that we fail to grasp the principle of microcosm – macrocosm, because we tend to deduce that the small evil is a greater evil than the large evil.

    In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

    To me, that implies overarching subconscious dynamics that are not triggered in an individual setting, because a group dynamic is required to trigger it.

  19. I think a majority of the worst things on World Star Hip Hop could be classified as hate crimes, to be honest.

    Also, totally proud to live Baltimore… Yep! I mean, gosh, what pride I have in the people of this city!

  20. Group depravity. You always hope that there will be atleast one person who will help but in some neighborhoods it is every man for himself. Im so glad we have conspiracy laws for people who dont offer assistance or get help! We need to teach kids from a young age the appropriate response. Life is not a cage match.

  21. For the record, when this aired on the news, the victim hadn’t been identified, but the police were still claiming to be diligently searching for the criminals responsible.

    In Baltimore, that doesn’t always mean much, but they at least might seem to care. Now that they know it’s a tourist, they probably care more… Gotta keep ’em coming and spending.

  22. Hardly anything like the violence and disgusting behavior perpetrated against Afghanis, Pakistanis an Iraqis who view Ameican soldiers as “monsters.”

  23. Dredd,
    Wish I could agree with you. Nowadays, a “group” of two will beat a man to death.
    So will even a lone person do the same.
    Yes, it spreads like wildfire in a group, There you are right. And that is as old as Rome. It is latent, waiting for a match in many public street gatherings of young intoxicated persons. Only in some groups it is somewhat restrained by other cultural norms, (Spring breaks).

    Come to Sweden and see the youth have two of their annual drunken celebrations. Few fights, and no one needs to steal, nor has the need to prove his street cred by such we see here.

    I think we are still generally in agreement. Good luck pushing yours.

  24. FYI:

    “Issues of race must also be addressed directly: both perceptions and reality. The perception 
    that race matters in these confrontations is strong, including among many officers of color.  
    Just as many people of color are aware that they are more likely than their white 
    counterparts to be stopped and questioned by police, so, too, many officers of color believe 
    that they are more likely than their white counterparts to be mistaken for a criminal when 
    out of uniform, and that the danger is many times greater when they are taking police 
    action with their gun displayed.”

    http://www.hks.harvard.edu/var/ezp_site/storage/fckeditor/file/pdfs/centers-programs/programs/criminal-justice/Police-on-Police_Shootings.pdf

  25. Speaking of freedom on the press in the USA, but not apparently in AZ.

    “Hey, I’d like you to be on the alert if you read anything about this new law here in AZ. They have really gone over the top, it seems. It’s regarding
    internet and politicians, I guess especially Arizona republicans, that if you bad-mouth or name call about them they can arrest the person.”

    Anybody clear on what the new law says there in AZ?

  26. Unfortunately I am not surprised at all by this. Where is the national media on this? Are they absent because the hate crime is occurring against a white male? The “attackers” are behaving like animals in the video. Pathetic.

  27. “Another consideration might be that we fail to grasp the principle of microcosm – macrocosm, because we tend to deduce that the small evil is a greater evil than the large evil.”

    Dredd,

    Hate to make this a mutual admiration society, but you raise an importat point. There seems to be a tedency among us humans to be able to emptthize on a microcosmic level, but somehow lost the ability to the frame the issue on a macrocosmic level. It’s like seeing a dog rescued during Katrina weeping and becoming angry that people were upset while being encased in the domed stadium. This could be merely a human phenomena in that it takes a certai intelligence to see issues macrocosmically, or it could be that it is easier to deny that ones leaders are behaving reprehensively. The dovetails with the concept of authoritarianism in that the characteristic identified was the bland acceptance of the “wisdom” of those one perceives as leaders.

  28. I think an interesting way the underlying cause manifests itself is the reaction of putting the attackers, victims, and spectators into groups. This sort of thing is more likely to happen when those involved stop thinking of each other as individuals and start thinking them just as part of different groups.

  29. Jude, thanks for the reference to World Star Hip Hop — that was my first thought when I saw this post. While we can argue about centuries of oppression, etc., the fact remains that we are individually moral actors, and what is shown on this video and regularly on World Star Hip Hop represents a pathology as virulent as the Tulsa shootings, or Zimmerman, etc. Does anyone know of any leaders of the African American community (NAACP, SCLC, etc?) speaking out against this phenomenon of black men assaulting white people in public and posting (boasting) their crimes on line?

  30. Stop comparing this to the Florida case. THERE IS NO COMPARISON.

    1] The white man is presumably still alive.
    2] He was assaulted by a crowd in public.
    3] There were no firearms present or used, so it would seem.
    4] The victim appeared to be intoxicated in public.
    5] It appears that the attackers assaulted, humiliated and robbed the victim.

    This assault is criminal and disgusting.There should be outrage from the general public as well as that community. It makes the entire city all look like the lowest of the low in animal terms. Opportunistic and crass. Not a community to be proud of if this is harbored and protected, rather than turned in to authorities. I hope there is a lot less money spent in the establishments there on St. Patrick’s Day next year in light of this treatment of tourists.

    You know, I wonder if he was from another country. Perhaps, he had no idea he was in a place where such a thing could happen to him — perhaps he didn’t have a learned response to people in the black community as being dangerous or threatening. Maybe he spoke with an accent and that helped fuel the flames of the attack. Maybe this is much broader than a simple black and white crime.

    Whatever it is makes me sad and sick. You who posted this: I hope you are culpable. You who assaulted this man, I hope you suffer.

  31. “While the victim appears white and his attackers black, there has been no suggestion that the attack was a hate crime or racially motivated. There has also been relatively little outrage nationally about this attack.”

    Well, I’m suggesting it, because that’s what it was.

    “Appears” white? Please. What are you, a lawyer?

  32. You cannot have a Government acting like thugs and thieves in the world and expect that the behavior will not be mirrored, in some manner, by at least some percentage, of those who are governed.

    The past 10 years and longer we have all watched as those who blatantly disregard the law, torture and harm others and take what is not thiers walked away enriched and unrepentant….and without being held responsible. What do you think that does?….Make the world a safer and better place to live?

    This event seemed to take place in an open downtown area…where was the patrol car? or maybe that area wasn’t ‘deserving’ of the spending of those tax dollars….also, whats w/the chick in her undies????

  33. MikeS,
    Dredd made a good point, but mine saying that when you treat people to demeaning situations like the crowding of pigs, etc then they will react and fight more.
    Similarly the Arendata Roy point that in India, the condition occurs where the individual misery falls into depression or indifference, when the individual becomes aware of the greater evil encompassing millions who sit fast in their shared misery.

  34. Houston wrote:
    3] There were no firearms present or used,

    Oh, it’s Baltimore. There was definitely one there.

  35. Woosty,
    The chick was just a whore who slapped on the necessary to come out to see if there was any loose change rolling her way.

    I’m still pumping mine that says when you crowd animals, they usually fight all the time.

  36. DHMCarver,
    Have you not understood my internat novice that posting scenes of HUMILIATION is all the rage on the net. In ancient times I think we called it “get your jollies”. Do you know the name is now?
    Tastes best when you’re nursing some hurt that won’t heal.
    Which seems to encompass everybody today. Agreed?

    So who do you dream of humiliating groupwise?

  37. “when you treat people to demeaning situations like the crowding of pigs, etc then they will react and fight more.”

    ID707,

    Both your point and Dredd’s point are equally true. There are complex causes for just about everything. Human overcrowding definitely raises violence, as does poverty.

  38. EnioBob,
    thanks for the link. how sad it made me. how an animal like the attacker could be out of prison makes me wonder. An old man, that’s all 3 young ones dared attack.

    No scapegoats, just us all, who let it happen, didn’t fight enough against the control of our nation.
    .
    Russ Baker’s book about Bush and Co. cites FDR who said that the nation’s government had been in the hands of finance since the time of Andrew Jackson. So we’ll see if the book offers any solutions. One seems not to have been found by the people so far.

  39. MikeS,
    Baker’s book will provide a clearer picture of what we have to fight.
    The herculean task of cleaning the stables remain with us.

    PS The irony of the bipartisanship of Brown Brothers Harriman, with the Harriman brothers splitting their energies between the parties was obvious.

  40. Many dead are statistics. One can become your brother.

    We have words for this: putting a face on the tragedy, for example Another is this Pulitzer Prize winner: http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6809
    which provides a full story which illustrates what we would never have known otherwise.

    So I like the jewish saying, which can not find just now, but you all have heard it. And the custom of placing a stone on the grave.

    We all need such reminders that we are our brother’s keeper.
    And whither he travels, so shall we.

  41. Rafflaw, you wrote:

    “rafflaw1, April 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Mike,
    I want to echo your statement about poverty and overcrowding and their impact on the degree of violence.”

    It was my point he was echoing, made earlier up the thread and repeated for him to reap some praise. Those who got too little earlier in life need every drop. Feeling deprived now.

    Wish you could read more carefully.

  42. Jude / DHM – WorldStarHipHop provides a huge audience for videos glorifying all kinds of street fights, like this one or this compilation – both from just the last week. I am not sure how they collect so many or what the site is really trying to accomplish, but there are thousands there.

  43. As “Houston” pointed out, this is not at all like the Martin case.

    If you feel the need to compare them then you are only exposing yourself as a racist. What happened in Florida was very wrong. You should be able to acknowledge that without looking for instances of black on white violence to somehow justify it.

  44. The race war is coming. This example of black behavior is being replicated in every major urban center in the United States. Not just Baltimore, but Minneapolis, Chicago, etc. Conceal and carry, stand your ground, feel lucky punk! Trayvon Martin is Tawana Brawley 25 years later. Black America is in the midst of a cultural holocaust and this video exemplifies the failure of black culture. By the way, did you notice how many members of the Kentucky Wildcats flashed Bloods gang signs as they were introduced before the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. If something does not change dramaticlly in mainstream urban black culture, we are staring down the barrel of a racial Kristallnacht. Over and out.

  45. Mr. Turley,

    You seem to not have mentioned several things in the video. First of all, everyone in the video is intoxicated and partying. The person who got punched is not a “tourist”. He’s someone out partying on St. Patrick’s day in Baltimore. Did you miss at the beginning of the video where he is humping a woman on film? This is not some innocent bystander, it’s an individual engaged in obviously inappropriate behavior. When another person grabs his wrist as he is humping her, he gets offended. He advances on the person who touched him so as to commit violence (assault). In response to this assault the person punches him in the face.

    Because the person who got punched tried to commit violence and the other person successfully defended themselves, the rest of the crowd was angry at him for trying to intimidate people in the crowd and he got his comeuppance. The reason the “victim” didn’t realize that he was assaulted at all is likely because he was drunk as a loon and doesn’t remember anything.

    The reason this kind of thing doesn’t make national news is that people humping one another in the streets, acting tough, getting punched and then getting made fun of is par for the course in Baltimore on St. Patty’s Day. No one cares and it’s just another case of partying too hard.

    I find your characterization of him as a “simple tourist” as laughable. He’s a drunken asshole who got a comeuppance.

    Should they have stripped him naked and stolen his belongings? No, those are both crimes. But to claim he is innocent in all this when he was acting like he was is patently ridiculous.

  46. Chris McCauley – you ignore things too, like how the guy that threw the first punch showed off for the camera first. This is common in these types of videos, especially the ones I’ve seen on World Star Hip Hop, where this video was first uploaded.

    The other fact you ignore is the fact that the victim IS, in fact, a tourist. Police have said as much. Unless Arlington, VA is part of Baltimore now, he’s a tourist. Whether he’s drinking for St. Patrick’s Day or not, he would be a tourist… That’s kinda what the word means.

    But hey, make apologies for the apish behavior of assholes that assault random passerby.

  47. blacks attacking white?Gee,You wont see this all over your tv screen.Let the media be held accountable when the race war starts

  48. Wow there’s an awful lot of dogwhistles being blown right now. Giving some people the benefit of the doubt, can I just ask that we give a little thought to the context and drop the animal comparisons?

    There’s plenty of other ways to condem violence, and that language is pretty charged. There’s enough biogotry here by people who mean it.

  49. >Chris McCauley – you ignore things too, like how the guy that threw the >first punch showed off for the camera first. This is common in these types >of videos, especially the ones I’ve seen on World Star Hip Hop, where this >video was first uploaded.

    Throwing the first punch does not define who the aggressor is. Approaching someone in a threatening manner with intent to commit a violent act is assault. Look up the legal definition of assault.

    The man in the video wearing the green shirt assaulted the other man by aggressively advancing at him at a fast pace. The man defended himself by punching the aggressor.

    A lot of people think a violent confrontation starts when someone “throws the first punch” or that the person who “throws the first punch” is culpable legally. That is not true.

    If you advance towards me with intent to physically harm me, I have every right to defend myself with force, which is what happened.

    >The other fact you ignore is the fact that the victim IS, in fact, a tourist. >Police have said as much. Unless Arlington, VA is part of Baltimore now, >he’s a tourist. Whether he’s drinking for St. Patrick’s Day or not, he would >be a tourist… That’s kinda what the word means.

    He was not a “tourist”. People in the DC/Baltimore area go all over to drink. Arlington is only an hour from Baltimore. He simply commuted there, he was not a tourist. I live near DC and go to Baltimore all the time because the prices are cheaper there.

    He wasn’t some innocent Tourist who had no idea what was going on. He drove over to Baltimore to party. He acted like an idiot, committed an assault, and got punched out.

    As far as taking off his clothes and stealing his ipod, of course those are crimes that can’t be justified.

  50. This incident does not require any particular contextual analysis. There are those who enjoy assaulting others; there are those who enjoy watching. The former are sadistic criminals; the latter are sadistic cowards. I’ve always been opposed to the notion of “hate crimes” because I believe that virtually all crime is a function of hatred. It is only the object of the hatred that varies.

  51. The victim was just standing there. A couple of semi-nude individuals were performing lude acts in front of him, so the victim looks to just walk away. He is then punched in the face, falls to the ground and the crowd attacks him. Looks like we are going backwards in time as far as behavior and manners are concerned. NONE! How did your mother raise you? What if that was you or your brother or relative? Shame on all of those people and passers by.

  52. Not sure why Chris McCauley is trolling this blog — the video shows the man had his pocket picked by one of the people who ended up assaulting him. If McCauley knows so much about assault, he should realize that that person was the initial aggressor. (And McCauley, it is Professor Turley, not “Mr.”). He is best ignored.

  53. As long as Eric Holder is Attorney General, incidents like THIS will never be called “Hate Crimes” It only counts when a White guy is the agressor!

  54. surprised that they didn’t have their “hoodies” over their heads so that they couldn’t be identified, thank you Mr Obama for “bringing the Country together”

  55. Curious how nobody really wants to implicate the historic racism endemic in Boston, from it’s revered sports franchises down? Anybody ever read Malcolm X’s accounts of life for a Black man in Boston where he learned the streets? Remember Reginald Denny anybody?

    How about some sense of historic context.

  56. pete,

    Does calling them “bad monkeys” or “poo flinging monkeys” or “stupid monkeys” count? I know it’s a terrible thing to say about monkeys, but it’s as close as I get to calling a misbehaving crowd of any color “animals”.

  57. Gene, looks as if the haters have come out in force on this issue. I have no time for that racist and extremist shit. Life is too short to even bother reading that verbal diarrhea. To call some of those comments brain farts is wrong, because to have a brain fart, the first requirement is to have a brain.

  58. Yeah, I have to agree OS. There are a lot of idiots voiceing their opinions venting their unreasoning hatred on this issue. Stupid bad poo flinging racist sister-loving illiterate monkeys, the lot of them. As Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid.”

  59. Gene, remember Flip Wilson? He said, “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.” I think that applies here.

  60. This is totally disgusting. These animals must be caught and prosecuted. Reminded me of the attack of dead soldiers by mobs in Irag when they were dragged through the street then hung from a bridge. They’re lucky this wasn’t me they attacked. Justice would be swift and final. Detective Monroe doesn’t have to wait for the public to id these scumbags. Look at the damn video.
    Be vigilent America.

  61. Chris McCauley, you still are incorrect.

    Watch the video again. The guy who punches him reached into his pocket and either stole something or tried to steal something. At that point, of course he’s going to advance at the guy – to get his shit back. The guy in the green shirt was the victim here… Stop being an apologist.

    As for “going all over” – I live in Maryland and have never “gone all over” to drink. I drink in Baltimore. Or, if there is a show in DC, I go to DC.

    He was a tourist and fits the definition of one, and the police are treating him exactly as that… And a tourist getting beaten up like this looks bad.

  62. Do you kiss your sister with that mouth? Or would your mom get jealous? Oh, that’s right! A person can’t be jealous of themselves.

  63. I see another apparent white trash has weighed in. Your rant is duly noted and promtply ignored. As Gene said, you cannot fix stupid.

  64. F… N….:

    Takes quite a bit of banked hate –either suffered or inflicted — to spew that bile. Feel sorry for yourself. You deserve it.

  65. Racism has reared its head here. I could come up with literally thousands of major incidents where white mobs assaulted black people. In fact some of those writing today on this thread would be the first to join a mob ganging up on someone. Most racists are cowards making up for their lack of courage by blaming the “other”. They are also highly ignorant in their perceptions of the world. To them Sara Palin and Rick Perry are smart people.

  66. Patricia said:

    “A couple of semi-nude individuals were performing lude acts in front of him, so the victim looks to just walk away.”

    Not true. He’s clearly INTENTIONALLY HUMPING a girl from behind. He is engaging in lewd acts as well. Painting him as some innocent bystander is a crock.

    DHM Carver said: “Not sure why Chris McCauley is trolling this blog — the video shows the man had his pocket picked by one of the people who ended up assaulting him”

    Not true, they touched his pocket as a joke. Nothing more. Even if the person did attempt to steal from him, that doesn’t warrant a threatening advance from the person. You aren’t allowed to assault someone or threaten to hurt them simply because they tried to steal from you.

    And I’m not trolling the blog. I’m stating the truth.

    Jude said:

    “Watch the video again. The guy who punches him reached into his pocket and either stole something or tried to steal something. At that point, of course he’s going to advance at the guy – to get his shit back.”

    He didn’t take anything, he just reached at his pocket as a joke.

    You aren’t allowed to advance on someone with the threat of violence simply because they attempted to steal something. If that was true we could simply beat shoplifters and pickpockets to death. We can’t: it’s against the law.

    Jude also said:

    “As for “going all over” – I live in Maryland and have never “gone all over” to drink. I drink in Baltimore. Or, if there is a show in DC, I go to DC.”

    So…. you’re just proving my point. You can commute to Baltimore to drink or you can commute to DC to drink. Neither thing makes you a “tourist”. The attempt to call this person a “tourist” is to paint him as an innocent person from somewhere far off who is being victimized. He likely drinks in Baltimore all the time just as you do. We all have cars. We can all drive to bars. We all live in the same area. I can drive to Annapolis, Baltimore or DC to entertain myself.

    There is no evidence that any of the black people in this video live in Baltimore either. Does that make them “innocent tourists” if they’re from Annapolis or Towson? No. The author is just using the word “tourist” to try to give you the idea of a naieve innocent bystander, which he isn’t. He’s a drunk asshole humping a girl in public, assaulting a man and getting punched out.

  67. From the article:

    “shows a brutal attack on a tourist in Baltimore”

    He’s not a tourist. He commuted to Baltimore from VA because the drinks are cheaper there.

    “On the video, the tourist is largely passive when he walks a few feet toward a man,”

    A. Humping someone from behind is not passive.
    B. Advancing towards someone in a threatening manner is not passive. It’s assault.
    C. He is not a tourist.
    D. If he wanted to be passive, he would walk AWAY from the other man, AWAY from the girl he was humping and AWAY from the crowd.

  68. I don’t see Black politicians or the social justice community wearing green Mountain Dew shirts to protest this obvious hate crime.

  69. I’m not surprised at their messages. Not being a social webber I wonder how the news spreads that there is a new carcass to feast on. Have this generation developed new sense organs, or is it banal ass-hacking waiting patiently for the right flimmer on the screen.

    Civilization’s overflow enabled all this. Amazing differentaltion of phenotypes.

  70. its disgusting, its alike a pack of wolves…the females are loud and distractions to the men as they walk slowly up to take stuff out of your pockets. The purpose of it is to humilate you on camera so it can be uploaded to youtube. Guess that facial recognition technology is broken huH? Lots of these videos are made all over the nation, this is not new it just hasnt happend to you yet

  71. this is BULLSHIT!! if that were a BLACK man being beaten and robbed and stripped by a crowd of WHITE guys, this shit would be on every news station all across the country and labeled as a “vicious hate crime”, riots would break out all over the place and it would be LA, or watts all over again, yet its the white people that are soooooooo racist? kiss my ass! its shit like this that happens all the time all over the place is the reason i have a concealed carry permit. what, this shit is FUNNY? its GANGSTA? it should be humiliating to africian americans as a whole that THIS is what 20 or 30 people of that culture find amusing to do out in public. makes me fucking sick. makes me wish i was passing by when this shit was happening…

  72. “While the victim appears white and his attackers black, there has been no suggestion that the attack was a hate crime or racially motivated. There has also been relatively little outrage nationally about this attack.” Mr. Turley, if the situation had been reversed, this would be a ‘hate crime’, with the full force of the DOJ investigating and Al Sharpton fomenting. No “suggestion” needed. Another disturbing fact is the lack of reporting on this incident. Are you telling me the major news networks are unaware of this incident?? Shameful and pathetic.

  73. I agree with you jimmy, if I had been passing by this group of A$$HOLES I would have come to this mans aid and “STOOD MY GROUND”. I am so ashamed that this is happening during a time where stereotyping people is on the rise. You go and videotape yourself robbing a single man, he’s solo where is the pride or honor in that, steeling his money and phone stripping him naked? are you serious naked inthe streets? These people are terrorist and should be convicted as such!
    As much as it pains me thou, I can only feel a small amount of shame because I am far beyond where these people are even thou I was born and raised in baltimore city. Too think that this could have been me, using the streets as a excuse to act like a….ok im going to say it….like a monkey! Watch a troup of monkeys on a hunt and then watch this tape!
    Oh my God, I cant believe you said that and your black, stop acting like it then!! STOP IT!!! STOP IT!!!!
    Where are the black leaders? Where are the “justice for all” marches and rallies, how come I have seen any funds being raised for the victim in this video….My point is, take people who think there tough and send them to Iraq. Having your butt buddy videotape you and a group of people beating up one guy for no reason is not cool and it doesnt make you gangsta, its doesnt make you hard, its makes you a B*TCH!
    These are not men and women, these are monsters…little gremlins that shouldnt be fed after midnight.
    Now all that being said, I dont think it was racially motivated because this has been going on for a long time nation wide and its not always white people, I saw one where a group walked up to a black guy and robbed and beat the hell out of him on tape to put on a website called worldhiphop.com that is what this thing is yells out in the video.
    If it was racially motivated…DEATH PENALTY! these people have no conscience and this goes beyond amking a mistake in life..this guy might not ever be the same, NOW YOU HAVE CREATED A RACIST!

  74. Chris mccauley – youre full of shit! you must have been one of the douche bags laughing in the video, huh? he was drinking, getting in on what appeared to be some fun (AKA BAIT) then he was pickpocketed so he was like hey, gimmie my wallet, and then got his ass beat. i hate to say it but its a bunch of “niggas” baiting a drunk white dude into their little trap so they could beat his ass outnumbered a dozen to one (again, typical) and had a jolly ole time doin so. i would have “advanced towards him” too but MY advance would have been VERY THREATENING. this dude just got drunk and baited into an ambush. and @ “D.B.” – no it doesnt make me “proud to be american”, it makes me proud to be a white irish-sicilian. oh, excuuuuuuse me, IM not allowed to be proud of MY ethnicity unless im black, huh? fuck that, its incidents like this that help me not give a fuck what anyone else thinks, ya dont see a crowd of 20 white guys pullin this kind of bullshit do ya? hell no, and im PROUD of that. ya dont see 10s of 1000s of white people burning down a whole fucking city because of something that happened in a courtroom that had nothing to do with us do ya? hell no, again, im PROUD of that. right off hand im not the slightest bit racist but i sure as hell can see where the equality stops. i see a lot of bitching and scapegoating about how opressive the white man is, how society is holding the black man down and bullshit like that to the point of having things like affirmative action, ok, ok, ok, you can be seen as equal, no big deal, then stop acting like THIS, and maybe you wouldnt be seen as a ghetto-ass-nigger. dont tell me SHIT about equality when this is the kind of shit that you find to be suitable entertainment. im not saying that alllllll black people are like this but this whole gangsta, hiphop culture shit promotes this shit… pull up your fucking pants, put down the joint and go fill out an application and maybe juuuuuust maybe you wouldnt have it “soooooo rough” that you “HAVE” to live like that, you have to be “hard” cuz youre from the streets, fuck off with that crap, the only person who can change shit is you, if you dont like your life and whats goin on in your life go do something about it and quit taking the easy way out by saying that you have no choices in life and this is how “you gots to be to survive”. fucking idiots. goddamn i hope evolution weeds out morons like that, black, white, red, yellow, purple, whatever. theres far too much stupidity on this planet.

  75. im not “allowed” to say it but i could care less at this point… you have black folks, ok, no different that anyone else, but then you have “niggers” – people like the scabs in this video that do nothing but reinforce the stereotypes of days past. and like dude said, there was a video of something like this posted on a site called WORLDHIPHOP!!! yeah, tell me that this whole gangsta bullshit doesnt promote and encourage this type of behavior. like he said – its monkey-like! not in the sense of a stereotypical name-calling but in the fact that a single primate is a little more dosile, get about 20 of em together though and its a different story! and where IS the big hot-shot WHITE super lawyer thats looking for justice? nowhere, because he would be labeled as a racist and prob killed for going after the black man, but had this been a black dude getting beat up by a crowd of white people then mr sharpton and mr jackson and other black people of high position would have been all over it before the gereral public would have even got a glimpse of it and again, without a general population concensus of what THEY feel to be justice, it would have been LA or Watts all over again. theres just no way i can bitch about this without coming off as some racist hillbilly, which im really not, i just dont pull any punches and tell it the way i see it, i really dont care if someone gets on here and types me up a whole story about how racist i am, my friends, family and aquaintences know that i could care less what color you are but again, theres black people and theres fuckin niggers. theres mexican people and theres fuckin spics, theres WHITE people and theres fuckin worthless, trailer park meth-head hilljacks. every color and ethnicity has its “bad ones” the ones that ruin it for everyone else and in this video, black people can thank these niggers for helping the fact that this country is STILL full of ignorance, disrespect, racism, and all that shit. its a wonder how weve advanced as far as we have when people still live and behave as if they were fucking cavemen

  76. This is nothing like the Trayvon Martin case. This man was standing on a street minding his own business and then was robbed beaten, and stripped. The people in this video are a disgrace to humankind.

    Trayvon Martin was asked why he was walking in a private neighborhood, all he had to do was answer the question. Trayvon escalated the situation into a fight which ultimately ended his life.

    The beating in the Baltimore case began after the victim had his iPhone stolen from his pocket (for no reason), pursued the thief, was knocked out, and then a mob of people joined to continue beating, robbing, and stripping him. The Trayvon altercation began with Zimmerman asking Trayvon a question, instead of answering, he turned it into a fight…hardly the same thing.

  77. Chris McCauley is the reason why people think this is okay. People only act like it because there are people like him out there that will be apologists ande deny the truth of the matter.

    “He didn’t take anything, he just reached at his pocket as a joke.

    You aren’t allowed to advance on someone with the threat of violence simply because they attempted to steal something. If that was true we could simply beat shoplifters and pickpockets to death. We can’t: it’s against the law. ”

    We can’t beat shoplifters to death, no, but we can ADVANCE at them and detain them. That is, in fact, what people tend to do. The guy in the green shirt did JUST that. There was no indication he was doing anything other than trying to get back what he thought was his stolen property. That is why the police aren’t even mentioning it – because he was clearly in the right.

  78. I’m sure these cuprits will be brought to justice and will live to regret their crimes as they do some HARD probation, and serve out a lengthy suspended sentence

  79. Baltimore, when did there arise a duty to account to a stranger for my presence on a particular street at a particular time of the day or night? How have we reached the point where people will excuse a shooting when it appears that the victim had not responded to questioning by the shooter? What happened to “it’s none of your business why I’m here and what I’m doing”? Who bestowed upon Mr. Zimmerman the right to demand information from anyone for any reason?

    I voiced opposition to the ridiculous “stand your ground” law when it was first proposed. As expected, its benefits have accrued only to those who in a rational society would never be permitted to carry deadly weapons in the first place.

    In the Zimmerman case, I will stick with my original prediction. Mr. Zimmerman will be charged and will eventually plea to some version of manslaughter with minimum jail time.

  80. >We can’t beat shoplifters to death, no, but we can ADVANCE at them and >detain them.

    Only if they are on private property. This is a public place. And no, public citizens don’t have the power to detain someone. And as you can see from the video, no theft happened at the time.

    >That is, in fact, what people tend to do. The guy in the green shirt did >JUST that. There was no indication he was doing anything other than >trying to get back what he thought was his stolen property.

    There was no stolen property, and thus no right to advance threateningly on someone.

  81. Time
    for white revenge against these black bastards! Go in armed to the teeth, set these jungle monkey cock suckers up then come out blastin when attacked.

  82. Chris – there was stolen property. They clearly pulled something out of his pocket.

    Furthermore, all states save North Carolina allow for a citizen’s arrest if the arresting person witnesses a felony. So yeah, he had every right to approach and detain the guy that just stole something from him. Some are saying it was an iPhone…Those are worth several hundred dollars.

    Thanks, done.

  83. Don’t you boys have some dumb toothless white women that need rustlin’ or some cows that need rapin’ somewhere else? Do you cowboys miscegnate with Holstiens and Black Angus or do you only rape Charolais? Inquiring minds want to know.

  84. >Chris – there was stolen property. They clearly pulled something out of his >pocket.

    Nope. Go thru frame by frame. The digits don’t even go into the pocket past the second knuckle and after they do, nothing is pulled out, there is no object in frame.

    Gandalf said:

    >That Travon piece of nigger shit got what the fuck that nigger bastard >deserved!

    What really offends me here is that your name is Gandalf. You seriously are a fan of fantasy books and you are a horrible racist as well? This gives me serious concerns about this country.

  85. Hey Chris, What really offends me is your black ass kissin attitude. Wake up you stupid ass fool and realize reality. You’re being played like a fiddle and probably enjoying it! SUCKER!!!

  86. Gene, the mouth breathing knuckle draggers are giving Neanderthals a bad rap. Surely they have a stump broke cow at home that is getting lonely, now their sister has left them for Grandpa.

  87. If this was a black man that was beaten, all the black people would be out protesting and raising hell until they were all caught and jailed. But the white race has just learned to sit down, shut up and take what we get. It’s time the white people started standing up for each other or get mowed down.Where are you?

  88. Black people are always pulling the racist card and the white people have fell hook,line,and sinker for it. Now the white people are scared to stand up against stuff like this.white people are afraid to be labeled “racist”,so we just keep our mouth shut and get the shit beat out of us.Go White People!

  89. raff,

    There’s an old saying: “God watches over fools, drunkards and children.” Maybe He started protecting morons too. How some of these slackjawed racist white trash yokels survived past puberty without choking on a pretzel or taking that dare to drink anti-freeze is a mystery.

  90. How many people here are human beings? Ok, so being a normal person you should have something in side of you somewhere that says the reason this is wrong is because it is wrong. For no other reason! Its like we lost the ability to look at reality. Race and all these other things are really used for hiding the problem so it wont be solved so that people can gain from it.
    My outrage is even after cases like Travon Martin, people still act this way. And I mean everyone, no one is talking about the digital street sign that was hacked and changed to say “TRAVON MARTIN A NIGGA”, That is wrong just because its wrong and every person knows thit (admit it or not). Wrong is Wrong! Many people in here are as bad as the people they are complaining about, to those people you are ignorant, if there is a word to describe that….so be it. Lets discuss some solutions, real world solutions not this stupid childish b/s like “DAMN NIGGAS” and etc
    p.s. Nigger in any form is not a insult to the person being called it, it is a admittance of ones own ignorance when using it to be deragotory.
    The only thing I have seen on here (for the most part) are tired and lame cliches about whites and blacks….do us normal people a favor and please kill yourself, dont worry I will make sure I comment on the post of your suicide and we will talk about how much a great person you were…i promise! ;) hahaha

  91. Chris mccauley,

    Maybe you should look at the video again. What I saw was a man sort of minding his own business when a woman backed into him and gave him a standing lap dance. He did no humping. He moved away from her and tried to move away from the crowd. As he did, someone took something from his pocket. As he continued, he got a punch in the face that knocked him down. His “crime” was in being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    There was larceny and assault. Would a conspiracy charge fit the crowd? Or would they be accomplices?

  92. Betty Kath:

    You are lying. He allows her to back into him and doesn’t attempt to walk away. Then he extends his hands out to “dance” along with her, humping her.

    :22 Laughs to the guy next to him
    :23 Extends his right hand and grabs her hip.
    :27 Thrusts his hips forward and extends his hands out simulating a dance move.

    “He moved away from her and tried to move away from the crowd.”

    Nope. The crowd is where the person was filming. To move AWAY he would walk AWAY from the camera up the street where there aren’t any people.

    You can see the situation in :21. There are four people in the shot (closer to the camera) including the cameraman that’s five people in a crowd on the near side of the camera.

    There’s an opening to walk AWAY from the camera up the street. He instead walks TOWARD the crowd, not away from it.

    “As he did, someone took something from his pocket.”

    Nothing was taken from his pocket. If you’re so sure that something was taken from his pocket what was it?

    NOTHING was taken from his pocket. There is no frame of film that shows anything being taken from his pocket.

    >There was larceny and assault.

    There was no larceny. The man in the green shirt walking toward the black man is assault. He’s walking towards him because he’s angry and wants to start a fight. The man responds by punching him, which is self defense.

    After that, the crowd is guilty of theft for stealing from him, and sexual assault for taking his clothes off. A different guy in a DIFFERENT green shirt punches him while he’s on the ground (which is assault and battery).

    Notice that :32 a woman says “Oh no! What’s up?” She says this because she sees that the guy in the green shirt is advancing forward to start a physical altercation and a fight is about to start.

    In 1:08 (which is a different cameraman) you can see him menacingly advance on the guy who punched him.

    Why doesn’t everyone stop lying that this guy was some innocent tourist or bystander that got attacked.

    He humped a women, and when someone joked with him he acted like a bully and committed assault by advancing towards him. Then the black man who he assaulted defended himself. Then a different person hit him while he was on the ground (which is illegal of course) and the crowd was angry at him for acting like an a**hole, so they pulled his pants down (for a second).

  93. very sad that this happened. And you wonder why there are racial tensions. I am black and really ashamed this happened to a tourist (or anyone). So he confronted a pickpocket thief and got knocked out by his buddies. Yes, this also happened in in London, Brazil etc…not just black on white but any hoodlum on an unsuspecting person. You must know your surroundings to avoid the evil people. Why would you hang out with a group of street kids and you don’t know them (and at night)? It doesn’t work. and you are of a different race? a black person will not insert themself into a Mexican street scene with guys who appear to be rough at 1st glance. or a biker gang, or in the deep south white neighborhoods.And neither would a latino, asian into an all-white, all-arab group. You are just asking for it.

  94. “You are just asking for it.”
    ———————————-
    Tim, NO ONE is ever ‘asking for it’ unless they, in fact, ‘ASK for it.

    To suppose otherwise is self-defeating, very dangerous and can cause a boatload of drecht and trouble on all involved…..

  95. Racist mother fuckers!!! wheres jessie jackson and all sharpton at now? wheres all the medea coverage on this hate crime, and the protest to stop racism?!? This poor white man was racially profiled then attacked! Look at all the media coverage on the trayvon martin case , yet no one says a word about this racist bull shit!!!

  96. “wheres jessie jackson and all sharpton at now?”

    Garett, just a guess, you hate black people but don’t have the guts to admit it openly, so you disguise it by turning the definition of racism around. Poor White people, they are so oppressed.

  97. Mike, I have Plenty of black friends , But your an ignorant son of a bitch” if you think this is not a racist act! How the fuck can u defend the actions of these pieces of shit? STOP racism”, STOP racism” , oh wait, its on a white man,,,, thats ok. FUCK YOU!

  98. garett,
    Are you that stupid thst you don’ t know that “some of my best friends are…..” is a joke about bigotry that dates back to the 50’s? Now please read this clearly, if clarity is even possible for you, I have never defended this horrible act of violence. All I’ve taken issue with is when bigots like you take advantage of it to make stupid points about White people being oppressed.

  99. So Mike, your telling me, this is not” an act of racism ? AND trust me mother fucker, I never said whitey was oppressed…….lol DE .40 keeps that from happening. That white boy should’ve been carrying and he woulda walked home with his cloths on!

  100. Mike S., I am not sure how all of these racist blog trolls happened upon the Turley blog in response to the two original posts about the Baltimore incident, but they really are best ignored — though I definitely sympathize with you fighting the good fight.

  101. It’s funny to see all the new evidence being released in the trayvon case.. The cuts and bruises and broken nose of Zimmerman.. I can’t wait until these hypocritical undercover black extremist get shut up when the truth of what really happened comes to light.. al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson want to be MLK so badley yet every crime that involves a black person and someone of another race immediately is turned into a hate crime and a racial issue by them.. MLK had a dream that people would be judged by their actions not by their skin color but leaders of the black community are the first people to judge the crime based on skin color.. Looks like MLK’s dream has turned into a nightmare… And the sad thing is that the black masses but in to their bullshit not realizing that they do this for publicity and to make money and for personal gain.. Black people idolize rappers who brag about selling crack killing people comiting crimes etc… So the average kid in the hood is Consumed with people like Jesse Jackson and al Sharpton telling them the white man is to blame and in the mean while idolizing crack selling murderers and then the black community wonders why blacks make up a large percentage of the incarcerated … Grow up quit making excuses the white man is not destroying the black race the black race are destroying themselves

  102. @Chris mccauley
    You are either blind, stupid or trolling.
    The drunk, half naked woman approaches him and rubs her hips against his crotch, he pushes her away, the black guy reaches into the victim’s pocket to grab something, he should be arrested for attempted theft or theft just for that. The victim tries to move away, he gets punched in the face and all the animals around him do is laugh at him and beat him up. They deserve to be locked up for that. From the video, I can’t tell if he’s an asshole or a good person, but I can tell you this much, the guy who punched him is definitely an animal and so are all the people around him.

  103. The humans laughing did not consider that the same thing could happen to them. The human could have stepped in, and stopped the robbery that was occurring right in front of them. The numbers were on their side.

  104. theres the difference between black and being a staight up nigger you just saw a group of niggers that don’t have any compassion for any thing are anyone they need to shoot and kill every nigger involved in that

  105. al sharpton always pushes (orally) for the rights of everybody? why isn’t he in baltimore trying to get some results for this white brother & asking his less than human people to apologize? here’s proof the he & his un”blessed” people are true animals & need to be caged.

  106. who ever said that the guy was looking for it ? or that he didn’t look passive when walking towards the other guy is blind. They took his watch, and he went towards him to get it back and the other guy punched him in the face.
    These types of videos are the reason our society is so disgusting . Not even videos, just actions and people in general. People are the worst animals on this planet.

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