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Possibly a mistake on the part of the officer since both victims happen to be reporters for a local newspaper the Virginian Pilot.
The couple learned a valuable lesson about the way police departments tend to treat black on white violence.. and why it’s a good idea to stay away from black neighborhoods, especially on a Saturday night
By Michelle Washington |The Virginian-Pilot
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.
It goes downhill from there, Read how A beating at Church and Brambleton
The message is clear, if a gang of white punks attacks a black couple, it’s a racist hate crime, Al Sharpton will lead a calvary detachment of New Black Panthers to the rescue. The media will doctor the facts to make the crime look worse than it is and Justice Department will promise justice against the bad guys…
If a gang of black punks attacks a white couple, the whites should have known better than to be driving through that section of town to begin with… The cops just want to bury the incident… and the media either won’t know about it, or won’t care,
At least most of the time.