“…But at a press conference today, interim Norfolk Police Chief Sharon Chamberlin said the department is not investigating the case as a hate crime.
“At no time in our investigation or in statements taken from the victims did it appear this assault was racially motivated,” she said…”
Most likely not, but that's only the 2nd-most incredible thing about this story!
Review: How does something like this happen in America today and you not hear about it, and how is it that Barack Obama hasn't commented on it?
And as far as I can tell neither has Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson and the local newspaper where the crime took place only recently did!
It sadly seems that the only stories deemed worthy of comment or coverage by the MSM, Sharpton, Jackson and President Obama are the ones like the Trayvon Martin case where the victim is black and the perpetrator white.
Then, like the Martin case, this group of activists do what they do which is rush to judgement and question the actions of the authorities before all of the facts are in so that they can get their needed fix of media face-time.
This media onslaught in turn results in the perpetuation of a racially divided mood and tone in the country that ultimately leads to a mob mentality and an attack like the one in Norfolk, Virginia that has gone mostly unreported!
Twitter post the day after the attack in Norfolk:
"I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light," wrote one person.
"I don't," wrote another, indicating laughter. "(do it for trayvon martin)"While no one would have expected a Presidential comment for the obvious reason that it didn't fit his given agenda, incredibly the couple that was attacked worked for a local newspaper, the Virginia-Pilot, and the story did not appear there for two weeks.
And it's only appearing now not as news but as an opinion piece written by Michelle Washington.
There is something very, very wrong with this picture.
But, until the President and the media become more interested in allowing justice to take its rightful course and of setting a tone of racial harmony rather than divisiveness and discord, the dichotomy in the way that these types of stories are covered will be the norm and not the exception.
And at some point, God forbid, when a mob kills a couple instead of simply injuring them, the culpability in some measure will fall on some of these same players.
Here is an excerpt from the piece written by Michelle Washington with a link to the full story:
"Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.
The victim's friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.
Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.
It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.
Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami - friends to me and many others at the newspaper - were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that's when the beating began..." (Source)
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