News reports say the attackers were angry at the white man because of the Michael Brown incident.
The victim is beaten then kicked as passengers watched the attack, apparently with amusement, without intervening.
The attack was reported March 27, 2015.
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A 43-year-old man who was riding a MetroLink train Monday night was attacked by several men after one of them asked him about the Michael Brown "situation," police said.• Had the video not emerged, this racist attack would remain unknown. We wonder how many other such black-on-white violent assaults occur each day, unreported and unknown to the public.
A video posted to Facebook appears to show the attack.
Police said the victim, who is white, was punched and kicked by three black men, one of whom had made the reference to the teen killed in Ferguson by a police officer Aug. 9.
The assault took place about 8:54 p.m. as the eastbound train was nearing the Forest Park Metrolink platform, police said. The victim told police he was seated on the train when the three men approached him from behind.
One of the men, who was 20 to 25 years old and wearing a red T-shirt, asked the victim if he could use his cellphone, and the victim said no.
The man then asked the victim "what he thought about the Mike Brown situation." The victim responded that he hadn't thought much about it, according to the police report.
The man in the red shirt then punched the victim in the face and struck him multiple times, police said.
The victim was unsure if the other two men had joined in, but video surveillance of the incident confirmed that they had, police said. They are both described as black men between 18 and 22 years old age. Police did not give a further description.
A security officer working on his post at the Forest Park Metrolink platform observed the assault as the eastbound train pulled to the platform and stopped. As the security officer boarded the train, the attackers ran off the train and ran out of sight.
The security officer notified the Metro dispatcher of the incident. Police were contacted by the Metro dispatcher and met the victim at the next station.
The victim complained of pain to his face. The man had a cut on his nose and bruising on his face and forehead, but he declined medical attention on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
• Jim Crow laws were not enacted to discriminate against blacks. Rather, they were imposed to protect white passengers from the violence you see in the above video.
• While white privileged liberals vociferously condemn Jim Crow laws and are advocates for mass transit, you seldom see them actually using public transportation themselves.
Public transportation systems are simply too dangerous for whites in most urban areas. The risk of being assaulted by black racists is simply to high.
• If readers are aware of a black passenger being beaten without provocation by white males on a bus, subway, or other mode of mass transportation, please provide a link below so we may share it with others.
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