Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Police: Family attacked for being in "wrong neighborhood" "the defendant told him he was in the wrong neighborhood and he was not going to make it out."

This story is from the CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, below are excerpts in quotes, for the actual article go here.

After decades of this, is there any question that "Hate Crime" is a political tool, a propaganda tool, and has nothing to do with actual crime fighting or even ending racial victimization?

The white man was in the Chevron station convenience store, while his wife and teen daughter waited in the car, but it is in an area where whites are not allowed after dark (from the article) "The owners of the gas station did not want to comment on camera, but said there's a wide variety of customers in and out of the store in the daytime. At night, though...".

""the defendant told him he was in the wrong neighborhood and he was not going to make it out." The victim said that's when he "was punched and knocked to the ground."

At this time, his wife got out of the car and ran to help her husband. The victim said, "he continued to struggle with the defendant and was eventually knocked unconscious, which later he awoke in the hospital."

His wife told police, "after running to help her husband, she remembers falling to the ground and (being) knocked unconscious."

According to a close family friend, that's when the couple's teenage daughter got out of the car to check on her parents and, "observed a female punch her mother in the face, when her mother then fell to the concrete, hitting her head on the surface."

The daughter was also punched in the face."

Was this a community sentiment? evidently, ""There were only three suspects but there were multiple people in the parking lot," said Stubbs."

"Of those three, Dickerson was arrested and charged with second-degree battery. The other two suspects, Devin Bessye, 24, and Ashley Simmons, 22, were released on site after police wrote them each a summons for simple battery.

When police were questioned about why all three defendants were not charged with felony second degree battery, Stubbs responded, "Because you have to have disfigurement for a second-degree battery charge, and only one victim had disfigurement and he was attacked by the one suspect that we booked."

However, Louisiana law defines second-degree battery as "bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement."

The victim suffered "a broken eye socket, broken nose, and several lacerations to the face," and his wife was knocked unconscious."

"As to whether this falls under a hate crime, police said early reports show it does not meet the statute but remains under investigation."

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