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  1. #1 Justice, Detroit Style 
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    Justice, Detroit Style
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    Let’s get one thing straight: the savage mob attack on a white motorist in Detroit by a dozen or more black men on Wednesday was not a “vigilante style” attack.

    Yet that’s what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones are trying to call it in a joint statement meant to play down the unavoidable racial element. Says their statement:

    Earlier this week, a traffic accident that injured a young boy, David Harris, escalated into a vicious attack on the driver of the vehicle, Steve Utash, who had done the right thing by stopping to check on the boy. This senseless vigilante style attack is not the essence of who we are as Detroiters and will not be tolerated.

    If you haven’t heard about this, 10-year-old Harris, who is black, received minor injuries when he stepped into the street and was struck by Utash’s pickup. Utash, who is white, stopped immediately to check on the boy. From the beginning, the police have maintained that Utash was not at fault and had done absolutely nothing wrong.

    But none of that mattered for at least a dozen or more loitering males, and perhaps as many as 30, all of whom are believed to be black, who attacked Utash, beat him within an inch of his life, and then robbed him. Right now Utash is in critical condition, in a medically induced coma.

    No one seriously regards this as a vigilante-style attack, or anything other than what it is – a black-on-white racial attack, no more deserving of the vigilante name than a Klan-era lynching. Detroit media cravenly refused until Friday to mention the racial makeup of the participants, until it became impossible to keep it secret any longer. On Thursday morning, the Detroit News was calling it an “apparent case of vigilante justice,” and Friday’s print-edition News headline again called it a “[v]igilante attack.”

    Calling something “vigilante” is much less explosive than calling it racial. So in order to paint that label on this mayhem, Duggan, Roberts, and the media have to compare this to an actual vigilante attack that took place in Detroit last summer, pretending the two events are part of a pattern. But the comparison won’t work, and it only makes Wednesday’s attack look even more like exactly what it is...
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    Well, if it was just a vigilante thing, they would have found the victim's wallet in his pocket.


    The talk around here is that the whole thing was a set-up. The kid stepped in front of the car so that the guy would stop and the mob could rob him. That's just a rumor, though. The police have arrested 2 teens. The neighbors in the area have been working with the police to get all of the perps. The neighborhood in which the attack occurred is a relatively nice area, near the border with Harper Woods and the Pointes.


    It also should be noted that $80,000 in donations has been raised to pay the victim's medical bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The talk around here is that the whole thing was a set-up. The kid stepped in front of the car so that the guy would stop and the mob could rob him. That's just a rumor, though.
    Interesting rumor. That would mean some collusion on the part of different neighborhood members, including the parents of the kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Interesting rumor. That would mean some collusion on the part of different neighborhood members, including the parents of the kid.

    The kid, yes, but not necessarily the adult homeowners in the neighborhood if the mob consisted of teenagers and young adults-so far, a 16 year old and a 17 year old have been arrested. Even the 10 year old could be innocent-the teens might have pushed him in front of the car.


    I'm thinking this is more of a gang thing than a mob reacting to an accident.
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    There's a cool story about the retired nurse who chased the mob away so she could help both the kid who got hit and the victim of the beating. CUers are going to love this woman-she stated that she had a gun in her pocket the whole time she was out there, although she basically used shame to get the crowd to disperse. She's an old-school granny.

    They now have 5 people in custody. The prosecutor is considering hate crime charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
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    There's a cool story about the retired nurse who chased the mob away so she could help both the kid who got hit and the victim of the beating. CUers are going to love this woman-she stated that she had a gun in her pocket the whole time she was out there, although she basically used shame to get the crowd to disperse. She's an old-school granny.

    They now have 5 people in custody. The prosecutor is considering hate crime charges.
    Good on the nurse. There is still a spark of humanity out there.
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