We previously discussed the almost immediate denial that the attack on the white tourist by a mob was racially motivated — a decision that was difficult to square with the only evidence at the time, a video showing the victim being not only beaten but stripped and humiliated by the mob. The first suspect, Aaron Parsons, was arrested last week.
Davis is now charged with assault and armed robbery. She is shown striking the victim with her high-heeled shoe. A plea is likely to be sought and I hope that the prosecutors do not cut a deal on the case since the video is conclusive as to the elements. Davis and the others represent an extreme threat to society as people who are not only willing to assault a helpless man but seem to enjoy the experience of harming and humiliating him. That makes them an extreme danger to any community.
Police are also looking for 18-year-old Deangelo Carter and 21-year-old Shatia Baldwin. Anyone with information should call Warrant Apprehension Task Force at 410-637-8970.