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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:42 PM

92-year-old man attacked with brick, told to 'go back to your country:' reports

Source: The Hill


BY ARIS FOLLEY - 07/09/18 10:33 AM EDT

Los Angeles police say a 92-year-old man was beaten with a brick during his regular walk around his neighborhood on Independence Day.

Rodolfo Rodriguez was reportedly doing his routine walk when he accidentally bumped into a young girl on the sidewalk, The Sacramento Bee reported.

That’s when Rodriguez was reportedly attacked by the toddler’s mother on the sidewalk. She proceeded to push him to the ground and repeatedly hit his face with a brick, police said.

“Go back to your country, why are you here, bad things,” a resident who witnessed the incident told a local CBS affiliate.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/396078-92-year-old-man-attacked-with-brick-told-to-go-back-to-your

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:09 PM

1. Cue Lee Greenwood!!! NM

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:10 PM

2. Teaching her child how to hate and be violent to those too weak to defend themselves.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 04:09 PM

6. Hatred ... a conservative family value n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:18 PM

3. Manhunt for five suspects in beating of 92-year-old told to 'go back to Mexico'


Rodolfo Rodriguez, a legal US resident, is in hospital with several injuries

Mythili Sampathkumar New York
@MythiliSk
1 hour ago

A manhunt is underway for five people suspected of beating a 92-year-old Los Angeles man and telling him to “go back to” Mexico, police have said.

Rodolfo Rodriguez, a legal US resident and grandfather living in the neighbourhood of Willowbrook, was out for his daily evening walk on 4 July when he reportedly, accidentally bumped into a woman walking along the same sidewalk with a child.

The woman proceeded to shove him to the ground and hit him over the head with a brick, according to Mr Rodriguez’s account of the incident.

Mr Rodriguez's neighbour, Misbel Borja, called the police and caught part of the incident on camera. Four men also allegedly kicked Mr Rodriguez several times, leaving his face and torso severely bruised and bleeding.

More:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rodolfo-rodriguez-attack-mexico-suspects-los-angeles-beat-a8439411.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:25 PM

4. Jesus.

They reacted like that over him accidentally bumping into a little girl? The hair-trigger nature of the violence is almost more disturbing than the violence itself. They were just waiting for a chance to rage out on someone. That poor guy...

I hope they find every one of the fuckers who did this, and I hope they get everything that's coming to them. Absolutely vile.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:36 PM

5. Someone did a number on that poor man. How in the hell did they not kill him?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 10:42 PM

7. Perpetrator was an over weight black woman

who seems to have a thing against Mexicans.

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Response to BillE (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 12:46 AM

8. Do you feel cleaner, in delicately saying "overweight" while making a point of announcing "black?"

We all knew whoever the mother was, was angry at the old man, and attacked his nationality.

That much was clear.

You went to the trouble to inform us she is fat and black.

How thoughtful. Better now?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 03:31 PM

9. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:02 AM

11. Agree on the weight relevance

But the fact that the perp is African-American is relevant for two points:

1. It makes the claim that she was a Trump supporter statistically far less likely (and thus such assertions should be avoided to prevent loss of credibility) and

2. There is huge mutual animosity between blacks and Hispanics, fueled by multiple issues, but including: mutual racism and the fact that polls show that blacks believe they have been disproportionately hurt economically by cheaper immigrant labor. (Whether this second point is valid is true or not is disputable, but the belief of its truth is widespread in the black community.)

We ignore these real issues at our peril as a big tent party.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:14 AM

12. Your attempt to redeem the post is noted. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:25 AM

13. Oh, I have no doubts regarding the intent of the post

But there is a relevancy there, beyond the bias.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2018, 07:37 PM

10. Man, 92, beaten with brick on street, told to 'go back'


"A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody? There's no harm that he meant," the grandson of Rodolfo Rodriguez asked.
by Erik Ortiz / Jul.10.2018 / 7:16 AM ET / Updated 3:04 PM ET

A 92-year-old man who was thrown to the ground, stomped on by strangers on the Fourth of July was recovering Tuesday in his Los Angeles-area home.

"Who would do this to anybody?" the victim's grandson, Erik Mendoza, told NBC Los Angeles.

"A 92-year-old senior citizen, what can he do to anybody?" Mendoza added. "There's no harm that he meant."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched an investigation following Wednesday night's attack on the man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, a native of Mexico and legal U.S. resident, in the community of Willowbrook.

More:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/man-92-brutally-beaten-street-told-go-back-your-country-n890146

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:14 PM

14. Kicking in case some who didn't choose to post here last night might want to view this thread,

and add leftover steam from tonight's thread on the same event.

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