In a wave of black-on-white crime since the February Trayvon Martin slaying, reports are emerging of dozens of brutal assaults by black mobs and assailants against white victims—and some attackers are citing the revenge for the Martin slaying as reason for their aggression.
On March 17 in Baltimore, Md., a white man was beaten, stripped naked and robbed. As a girl danced against him, a black man grabbed an item from the man’s pocket. When the victim attempted to recover his property, the man punched him in the face, knocked him to the ground, stripped his clothes off and taunted him.
Then one man in the mob, identifying himself on Twitter as “Lil Darren,” posted a video of the assault online, explaining: “me an[sic] my boys helped get justice fore[sic] trayvon.”
On March 24-25 in Grand Rapids, Mich., at least seven white people were reportedly beaten by black mobs. Five of the victims filed reports with local police.
Charleston Conservative Examiner reporter Kyle Rogers said he spoke with victim Jacob Palasek, 37, a full-time student. Palasek said he was attacked by a black man on a bicycle who whipped the side of his head with a chain. The attacker purportedly hit him two more times in the head before Palasek broke away, ran to a home and knocked on the door, hoping the resident would call 9-1-1.
He said three blacks attacked him on the porch, yelling, “This is what you deserve, you piece of sh-t.” They continued hitting him in the head with the chain, but he escaped again and hid behind a dumpster. Palasek said the men chased him but walked away when several cars drove by.
“A detective told Jacob that they believe all the attacks were racially motivated,” the report stated. “The detective also told Jacob that he believed the Trayvon Martin media frenzy is what prompted the attacks. Jacob also believed that the thugs were seeking revenge for Trayvon Martin before the detective confirmed this belief.”
According to the report, seven victims were assaulted within six blocks of the Palasek attack—some in broad daylight.
On March 26 in Seminole County, Fla., a white man named Mark Slavin, 50, reportedly sustained massive injuries to his skull after he received 13 blows to his head with a hammer.
The Jacksonville Daily News reported that the victim, a salesman for a furniture company in Orlando, was so badly beaten that he was unidentifiable.
The victim’s father noted that the attack happened within a few miles of the place where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.
On April 5 in Toledo, Ohio, a 78-year-old white man named Dallas Watts was the victim of a group assault, with the attackers allegedly yelling, “This is for Trayvon.” According to Fox News, the man told police he was confronted by a gang of six youths, both black and white. One said, “Take him down.”
“[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon … Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man],” the boys are quoted as saying in a police report
On April 9 in Gainesville, Fla., between five and eight black men emerged from a car screaming “Trayvon!” as they battered a 27-year-old white man who had been walking home, the Gainesville Sun reported.
The victim told police the beating lasted five minutes—resulting in injuries to his left eye, abrasions to his palms, a cut on his right kneecap and “permanent disfigurement to the left side of his face.”
On April 14 in Mobile, Ala., a white man was beaten by a black mob after he told a group of children to stop playing basketball in the middle of a street, WKRG -TV reported. One witness said she heard an attacker yell, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon!”
On April 14 in Norfolk, Va.,a white couple was attacked by dozens of black teenagers, and the local newspaper did not report on the incident for two weeks, despite the victims being reporters for the paper.
In her column about the assault, [Michelle] Washington said the day after the beatings, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack, and one post in particular chilled him.
“I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” wrote one person.
“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”
On April 17 in Chicago, Ill., two black teenagers beat a white 19-year-old to the ground, threatened him with a tree branch and robbed him because, one attacker explained, they were angry about the Trayvon Martin case.
Alton Hayes III demanded the victim give them his belongings, saying, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”