A 54-year-old white man was walking home from the local grocery when he was set upon by a group of black teens.
The attackers seemed less interested in robbing their victim than simply the thrill and pounding his head into the concrete, kicking the temple regions of his head, and beating on him. They didn't bother to take the $90 he was carrying, but did make off with his laptop.
"It was not a robbery attempt," William Murphy told our news source. "They just wanted to stomp somebody."
Such black-on-white mob attacks have been common in America for generations. Abraham Lincoln recorded in his autobiography that he and a friend were attacked in 1828 by seven black thugs when the future president was 19 years old.
Black-on-white violence was the prime driver for Jim Crow segregation and white people sought to tolerate black communities while containing their rascality.
White liberals, isolated in enclaves where they are insulated from violent black crime, cringe in horror as they embrace the absurd notion that Jim Crow laws were the product of white racism. Such liberals actually practice Jim Crow segregation while condemning it.
The willful ignorance of white liberals enables black-on-white violence making them complicit.
The national media ignores the ongoing pandemic epidemic of violent black crime. Local media attempt to hide it by refusing to profile the attackers by race, though they often profile attackers by age and gender.
It is the third such attack in the area in recent days.
The crime occurred July 27, 2014 in St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans.
From our source we read:
William Murphy set out Sunday night to pick up a few groceries at the New Orleans Food Co-op in the St. Roch neighborhood. The roughly three-block walk is one the 54-year-old home renovator said he's made countless times since moving to the neighborhood in 2006.Continue reading ►
But what should have been a routine errand quickly turned into a harrowing encounter with a group of teenagers who left him bloody and battered.
He remembers only flashes, he said, including the teens taking his laptop from his backpack but never attempting -- despite ample opportunity -- to take the $90 he had in his wallet.
"This was a planned assault," Murphy said when reached by phone Tuesday (July 29), two days after the attack. "It was not a robbery attempt. They just wanted to stomp somebody."
Murphy, who serves as vice president of the Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association, became the second victim of weekend attacks in St. Roch. New Orleans police believe both were carried out by some of the same juveniles.
Around 9:30 p.m., Murphy said he was walking in the 1300 block of Music Street when his assailants "blindsided" him from around the street corner. He doesn't know how long the beating lasted, only that maybe seven or eight individuals punched and kicked him multiple times in the face and body.
One blow left a clear shoe imprint on his forehead.
A friend of his saw the beating from her window and yelled in an attempt to scatter the group, Murphy said.
"I think they did what they wanted to do," he said. "I was definitely on the ground. If they had wanted to take my possessions with eight of them stomping my head, I'm sure they could have done more. They could have continued if they wanted to."
Murphy said he somehow managed to briefly chase the group after the attack subsided. By then, his friend and her boyfriend came to his aid.
At the hospital, where he stayed overnight, doctors stitched up the cut to his swollen left cheek. Despite several lacerations on his face and bruises throughout his body, he said he suffered no broken bones and no serious injuries to his head or internal organs.
"I'm just kind of achy," he said. "My head is achy. They kicked me in both temples."
The day before the attack on Murphy, New Orleans artist Christopher Brumfield said maybe a dozen teens, armed with sticks and bats, beat him as he walked along St. Roch Avenue near North Claiborne Avenue.
Brumfield said he had to crawl into oncoming traffic to escape the assault.
NOPD said they have stepped up patrols in the area following the weekend violence. But with a third attack reportedly occurring on July 21 near the intersection of St. Roch Avenue and North Villere Street, Murphy questioned why police haven't made their presence felt sooner.
"This gang of teenagers was on the St. Roch neutral ground the night after they attacked somebody else," he said. "Where was a police cruiser that night? Certainly police should have been on the look out for roving bands of teenagers that night."
Neighbors he's spoken to say they're on edge and frustrated with police and with the city for failing to heed their calls for improved lighting in the area. The unprovoked nature of the recent assaults left residents to speculate about possible motives.
"My speculation is I don't think that it's about holding a grudge against anybody in particular," he said. "I think it's holding a grudge against society in general."
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