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Sun Feb 5, 2017, 09:55 AM

Korean grandmother, 83, is 'punched in the head by woman, 27, screaming white power' in downtown LA

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4187106/Korean-grandma-attacked-woman-shouting-white-power.html?ito=social-facebook



An elderly Korean grandma claims she was attacked in downtown Los Angeles by a woman screaming 'white power'

Officers were called to Korea town at around 2:30pm on Wednesday after reports the 83-year-old woman had been assaulted.

Alexis Duvall, 27, allegedly punched the grandma in the back of her head, knocking her to the ground.

The victim told investigators, via a translator, the unprovoked attack came out of nowhere.

Witnesses say they heard her yelling 'power is power', 'white power' and the N-word, the LA Times reports.

However, police confirmed that they are not treating the attack as a hate crime.

Sgt. Randy Espinoza of the Los Angeles Police Department said that none of the witnesses had reported Duvall making racist remarks.

She was arrested at the scene on suspicion of battery and is currently being held on $50,000 bail.

When she was arrested, she told officers her name was Patty Garcia, but her fingerprints revealed her identity was Duvall.

Police say she screamed obscenities as she was arrested, and seemed to be intoxicated or suffering from a mental problem.


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Reply Korean grandmother, 83, is 'punched in the head by woman, 27, screaming white power' in downtown LA (Original post)
Stellar Feb 5 OP
Demsrule86 Feb 5 #1
Stellar Feb 5 #2
Demsrule86 Feb 5 #6
Demsrule86 Feb 6 #45
enough Feb 5 #3
MoonRiver Feb 5 #4
malaise Feb 5 #11
heaven05 Feb 5 #24
pangaia Feb 5 #28
MoonRiver Feb 5 #40
enough Feb 5 #41
GoCubsGo Feb 5 #5
narnian60 Feb 5 #7
riversedge Feb 5 #8
Cha Feb 5 #9
shenmue Feb 5 #15
Cha Feb 5 #10
nolabels Feb 5 #12
Vinca Feb 5 #13
Solly Mack Feb 5 #14
Horse with no Name Feb 5 #17
Solly Mack Feb 5 #25
jpak Feb 5 #16
Initech Feb 5 #18
BumRushDaShow Feb 5 #19
smirkymonkey Feb 5 #20
Calculating Feb 5 #21
EL34x4 Feb 5 #43
Glimmer of Hope Feb 5 #22
heaven05 Feb 5 #23
JustAnotherGen Feb 5 #31
heaven05 Feb 5 #42
JustAnotherGen Feb 6 #44
democratisphere Feb 5 #26
Glamrock Feb 5 #27
spiderpig Feb 5 #29
JustAnotherGen Feb 5 #30
Sen. Walter Sobchak Feb 5 #33
Sen. Walter Sobchak Feb 5 #32
oberliner Feb 5 #34
Stellar Feb 5 #35
oberliner Feb 5 #36
Stellar Feb 5 #37
JDC Feb 5 #38
lpbk2713 Feb 5 #39

Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:00 AM

1. Of course this is a hate crime

One of the enabled Trump supporters...who now feel free to exercise their hate...put her in jail .

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:06 AM

2. Trump should be rounding up his own home grown terrorist right here in this country.

He didn't need to go to another country!

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Response to Stellar (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:13 AM

6. Very true...at least they caught this woman and she didn't have AR 15. nt

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Response to Stellar (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 6, 2017, 12:31 PM

45. He has enabled the haters.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:07 AM

3. Racism is a deep mental illness. NT

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Response to enough (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:09 AM

4. NO IT IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS. It is "just" racism.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:25 AM

11. +1,000

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:54 PM

24. yep, just hate

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:25 PM

28. Actually, I think the term 'mental illness' may not be so wrong in a much wider sense.

Isn't racism a lack of balance within ? Lack of knowledge about one's self?

Just that there is so much 'out-of-balance', in so many people,.. billions....almost everyone, in fact...me included.. from the simplest lack of or interest in self-knowledge, unwillingness to look at one's self, all the way to.. well.. stultifying psychopathy...

But, I understand your expression...





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Response to pangaia (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 07:51 PM

40. Racism is an equal opportunity mind set.

It happens to perfectly normal and mentally ill people. Usually depends on who raised you.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 07:59 PM

41. Well all I can say is that when I experience my own racism, I experience it as a deep,

ingrained, destructive and significant mental illness. And of course, like all of us, most of the time I like to think "I'm not racist."

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:10 AM

5. Fucking coward.

Let's see you do that to someone who isn't weak and elderly--and not from behind, but to their face, you piece of shit.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:13 AM

7. +100

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:16 AM

8. Very dangerous times for all--especially for people of color.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:18 AM

9. Lot of sick fucks out there and sick fuck in chief empowers

them all.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:12 PM

15. Indeed

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:20 AM

10. Open your eyes police.. this is a bona fide Hate Crime. What

would you call it?

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:30 AM

12. I think corporate media is shuttering most news of racist hate crimes

They know they are partly responsible so not giving implication of one's entity is standard practice

I live in the LA and be willing to bet that at most, we will get hear little of this story from sources around here.

Though horrible to us, it's acceptable to them. Thinking about where one gets their news sources might be a good question

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:47 AM

13. That poor lady. This makes me very sad about the state of this country.

It's fine to have opposing views, but we're supposed to be a civilized society.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 10:52 AM

14. ...

Witnesses say they heard her yelling 'power is power', 'white power' and the N-word, the LA Times reports.


and then this:

However, police confirmed that they are not treating the attack as a hate crime.

Sgt. Randy Espinoza of the Los Angeles Police Department said that none of the witnesses had reported Duvall making racist remarks.



So did not the police interview the people who did hear the racist words?

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:16 PM

17. they are threading a very fine needle

Since there wasn't a specific racial slur that applied to her.

I hope the prosecutor doesn't overlook the overall slurs.

And why wasn't she charged for giving a false name?

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 02:41 PM

25. "White power" was specific.

When white supremacists yell "white power" they don't mean white skinned european extract to include Koreans. So I'd have to say the words "white power" was a specific slur directed at the victim.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:16 PM

16. Trump

yup

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:20 PM

18. Fucking assholes!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:26 PM

20. Horrid!

What an evil person! That poor woman! I hope she is ok and that the person that did this to her is put in jail!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:33 PM

21. The culprit behind this attack was probably mentally ill

Not to excuse her actions, but I can't imagine a sane 27 year old woman clobbering a grandma. Probably some mentally ill woman got caught up in all the anti-immigrant hate being slung by the right, and then acted upon it.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 09:08 PM

43. My thinking as well.

Having spent some time in Los Angeles, there's no shortage of crazies walking the streets.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:48 PM

22. So horrible and very random. I lived in Koreatown for a couple months and found it diverse and

safe.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 12:52 PM

23. of course

the attacker is "mentally ill". BS, she is a supporter of president bannon's racism, bigotry and symptomatic of the people who will become more emboldened to 'act out' on immigrants, AA's, gays, and anyone else that doesn't, in their view, represent white male, KKKristian ameriKKKans and those who support them. This makes me so angry at the person who would do this....a fucking deplorable coward.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:30 PM

31. She's not

She's a racist thug. Playing the knock out game. Remember those threads heaven? Where is the lady in a hat now?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 08:57 PM

42. yep

people just walking up to people and hitting them.....didn't someone die from that cruelty? I'll have to research it.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 6, 2017, 08:09 AM

44. I think so

And all we heard at DU was - 'what about this knock out game'???

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 02:56 PM

26. Suffering from being a deplorable.

Sounds like a hate crime to me.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:06 PM

27. How courageous of her.

I mean to take on an 80 year old woman... What a tough little girl.


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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:28 PM

29. This just makes me sick.

Racism, but also an assault on an elderly person. I'm elderly myself and don't react to anything (like curbs and steps) as quickly as I used to. Now I should be afraid to walk down a street?

What have we sunk to in this country? Oh yeah...just take a look at the Oval Office which now tells us hate is OK.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:28 PM

30. So if this wasn't a hate crime

Then is this a thug woman playing the knock out game?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:50 PM

33. I'm going to go with violent untreated schizophrenic

Just from my own experience in the area

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 03:48 PM

32. There are a lot of completely unhinged homeless around there

You could fill a mental institution in an hour if you picked up everyone who was being threatening or erratic.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 04:01 PM

34. The Daily Mail is a right-wing British tabloid

They take other people's reporting (in this case the LA Times) and repackage it with a click bait headline.

This is the actual story from the LA Times:

Story of attack on 83-year-old Korean woman went viral. But police say there's no evidence it was racially motivated

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-koreatown-assault-elderly-20170202-story.html

This right-wing tabloid just re-arranged the information in an article written by someone else (which is what they always do).

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Response to oberliner (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 04:05 PM

35. So, why did they make the 27 ye old look guilty?

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Response to Stellar (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 04:06 PM

36. Click bait BS story

"Mentally ill homeless person" attacking someone is not going to generate as many clicks as the "white power" version.

Brings it to the top of the various news algorithms - more views, more ads, etc.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #36)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 04:14 PM

37. SMH! nt

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 07:33 PM

38. Isn't abusing the elderly held in higher contempt

Than normal assault? This person needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is completely heinous.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2017, 07:39 PM

39. That should be attempted murder.



Punching an 83 yo victim in the head from behind and knocking her to the ground is more than simple battery. Wait a couple of weeks. It could be murder after all. I hope granny pulls through OK.

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