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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:56 PM

Second Video Shows Brutal Gang Attack On Tourist Outside Baltimore Courthouse [View all]

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http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/assault/videotaped-baltimore-street-beating-879234

4/10 UPDATE: Baltimore's police chief today said that the videotaped beating of a white tourist does not appear to be a hate crime, but rather "drunken opportunistic criminality" on the part of a gang of Charm City assailants.

In a TV interview, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III urged Baltimore residents to "distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime." Bealefeld, who is white, warned against "race-baiting" and "fear-mongering" in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other recent racially charged incidents.

"There's no doubt it's a crime," Bealefeld said of the March 17 assault. "We need to vigorously hold criminals accountable, and we have to be careful not to be pulled into this race-baiting."


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These were stupid, over-energetic, and sadistic kids who found a chance to wild on a stupid sloppy drunk who cannot defend himself. It was spontaneous, and probably would have happened to any drunk stranger in that position, regardless of race.

What they did wasn't right, it should be condemned. But the way the right wing is treating this and similar cases is ridiculous. The victim is ALIVE and the perps will probably go to jail or long term probation if caught. It is NOT the same as Trayvon Martin, where a young man was hunted down and killed because of his race.

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