A couple of days ago I wrote about the gang of black girls who attacked and beat down a white man on a NY subway — the thugs taped their attack, complete with their names, on YouTube.
And yesterday I read about another similar attack, where 9 black teenagers severely beat up a white woman on a Baltimore bus:
As Sarah Kreager, 26, tried to sit down on a Baltimore City bus Tuesday, police say, a middle-schooler told her she couldnâ€™t. When she attempted to take another seat, a middle-schooler wouldnâ€™t let her. Finally, according to police, Kreager just sat down.
She was â€œimmediately attackedâ€ by nine students â€” three females and six males â€” from Robert Poole Middle School. They punched and kicked her at 2:59 p.m. at the intersection of 33rd Street and Chestnut Avenue, according to Maryland Transit Administration police.
Kreager was dragged off the bus and her boyfriend, Troy Ennis, attempted to get her back on, police said.
She sustained â€œserious injuriesâ€ and had to be transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to a police report.
Kreager suffered two broken bones in her left eye socket, police said.
â€œShe had eye muscles that were damaged,â€ a police report states. â€œShe had deep lacerations on the top of her head and another above her neck.â€
In the words of Jake Tyler Brigance, “Imagine if she [Sarah Kreager] were black“. And now imagine if the attackers were white.
This would be national news for days and weeks. The Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be beside themselves with indignation and calls for more marching and rioting.
Hell, they wouldn’t have even had to have called for the rioting. If a bunch of white kids and beat down a black woman on a bus like this — the streets of Baltimore would have already been ablaze and the shops looted.
Oddly enough, no such riots occurred from the white citizens of Baltimore (or NY) in these cases.
When the Jena 6 made the national news, it wasn’t because 6 black thugs beat the hell out of a white kid BECAUSE HE WAS WHITE. The story was how these poor little future state inmates were treated unfairly by the system.
The city of Baltimore, afraid of coming down too hard on the Baltimore 9 have — wait for it — revoked their bus privileges:
Their bus tickets â€” provided by the school â€” have been revoked, Greene said.
â€œRiding the bus is a privilege,â€ she [Jawauna Greene, an MTA police spokeswoman] said. â€œPublic safety is our primary concern.â€
Sadly, these two similar hate crimes will not be perused as such. Because we don’t want to be perceived as racists by calling a bunch of black kids racists for attacking their white victims.
Both of these stories made me think about what a different outcome (and how the story would have been reported) if the victims had been legally carrying concealed handguns.
Had I been attacked by either one of those groups of thugs, I would have pulled out my H & K U.S.P. 40 S & W, and I would have shot as many of them dead* as I could before emptying my clip.
You can bet that had the victims used a gun to defend themselves, then the Rev. Sharpton and Jackson would have been involved. And once again they would have turned the true criminals (the black kids who outnumbered and attacked their white victims) into victims.
*No, Preston, this is not a “self-defense fetish” — rather it’s important to understand and think about how you would react to defend yourself in a situation such as one of these. It’s also interesting to examine how the outcomes would have been different and how the stories would have been reported differently had the victims been carrying guns and used them to defend themselves).
Read more reaction at MM’s place.