Jersey City Boy Allegedly Threw Baseball Bat at Cops During Afterschool Brawl

Terrence T. McDonald, The Jersey Journal, September 13, 2011

A group of about 50 juvenile males who appeared “agitated” and were armed with baseball bats and bricks clashed in front of Ferris High School Monday, an altercation that led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male accused of throwing a baseball bat at a police officer.

The altercation, which occurred at around 3:15 p.m., shortly after the school was dismissed, involved about 30 Hispanic males and 20 black males, according to reports.

They had separated from a larger group of about 100 males who were “swarming” at the intersection of Montgomery and Brunswick streets, on the southeast corner of the Ferris campus, police said.

When police attempted to stop the brawl, they observed the 16-year-old male ready to strike another juvenile with an aluminum baseball bat, reports said. The brawlers ran in different directions, and the 16-year-old, after running about 20 feet, stopped and threw the bat at an officer, according to reports.

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The bat he allegedly threw at the officer was hollowed out and filled with gravel “in an attempt to make it heavier so that it can cause more damage when swung,” police said.

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  • Jeddermann.

    Use of a baseball bat in a fight by an “agitated” person is lethal force. Grave bodily harm of death is the possibility! And when the males “swarm” a melee develops where no one is safe. SWARM! And a bat too modified surely and truly shows and INTENT to use as a weapon to HARM!

  • Epiales

    I am impressed!

    “…involved about 30 Hispanic males and 20 black males, according to reports.”

    Race/ethnicity was actually reported in the newspaper, and the article is open to comments. The fact that the story was reported in this fashion is much more newsworthy than the brawl itself.

  • Anonymous

    What these “underserved” students need are school choice and school vouchers to go to the schools that the kids of fired conservative radio talk show host Steve Malzberg attend. Like Hannity, Gingrich, Dick Morris and other establishment conservatives, he supports this policy. Their families should not be spared the joys of diversity. It’s not fair to them that we have all the fun!

  • the Soviet Republic of New Jersey

    THIS NEWS WAS SUPPRESSED IN NEW JERSEY TV, RADIO AND PAPERS

    None of this was reported in any media including the Philadelphia or New York news. AR should provide a clearing house of these kind of terroristic attacks that I suspect are happening around the nation on a daily basis.

  • Istvan

    3 — Anonymous wrote at 8:32 PM on September 15:

    What these “underserved” students need are school choice and school vouchers to go to the schools that the kids of fired conservative radio talk show host Steve Malzberg attend. Like Hannity, Gingrich, Dick Morris and other establishment conservatives, he supports this policy. Their families should not be spared the joys of diversity. It’s not fair to them that we have all the fun!

    As someone who has had to pay for Catholic School I say leave the animals in the public school!

    OMG, vouchers would make any school that accepts them a “public school” and as such would force that school to follow all sorts of crazy state and federal pro-black/latino rules and regualtions. Remember, New Orleans banned white marti gras crewes because they marched on public streets and were, therefore, subject to public accomodation laws, as absurd as that is. Vouchers would do nothing but destroy private schools.

    By the way, the above mentioned “white conservatives” are anything but. Being anti-gay, anti-abortion, pro-war and pro-laissez faire capitalism does not make you truly conservative, but that is the defintion of a conservative, Bush-style, as defined by the Republican Party. The late Pim Fortuyn may have been gay but was far more conservative, educated and knowledgeable about world cultures than the Hannitys, Limbaughs, Bushs and Cheneys of the world. He wanted to preserve his nation’s character, the Bush-style neo-cons do not. They are not even pro-white.

  • Rhialto

    A thought experiment: Imagine if it had been 30 white males fighting 20 blacks, and the batter had been a white male assaulting a black. What would the news media reaction have been? Particularly if the felon had been released after arrest. There probably would have been some intense political reaction as well. Since “racism” did not rear its ugly head, nobody cares.

  • rockman

    Only one arrest? So 50 thugs fight it out and only one arrest?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we need to send in some liberals to inform these troubled youths that “race is just a construct.”

  • Anonymous

    If you live in or near Philadelphia be sure to stay from the Penn Museum this weekend of the 16th. They are having an African exhibition. Brawls and beat downs will ensue.

  • Anonymous

    The only problem is that the police broke up this fight before they finished each other off.

  • jack in Chicago

    Instead of responding with:

    “We’re shocked that Blacks and Latinos could stoop so low”,

    We need to find ways that Whites can survive in situations like this. Whites Americans do well in military fighting with organized mortar attacks, sniper shootings at 1 mile away, pin point air bombing raids, Navy SEAL team attacks, but we seem to have lost our ability to fight in these street brawls.

    Whites didn’t lose the city of Detroit because we lost some large organized battle against Blacks in army uniforms and hi tech weapons, it’s the irregular, street fighting that we lost.

    We need to find ways to be competitive at this type of warfare.

  • UnTel

    If it had been Whites, it would not have been a brawl, they would not be described as youths or as “agitated”, and the racial motivation would have been made clear. They also would be all up on charges, and the charges would have been as hate crimes.

  • Michael C. Scott

    “We’re shocked that blacks and Latinos could stoop so low.”

    Who exactly is the “we” who are pretending to be “shocked” in this story?