A Beating at Church and Brambleton

Michelle Washington, Virginia-Plot, May 1, 2012

Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.

The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.


It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.

Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami—friends to me and many others at the newspaper—were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that’s when the beating began.

Neither suffered grave injuries, but both were out of work for a week. Forster’s torso ached from blows to his ribs, and he retained a thumb-sized bump on his head. Rostami fears to be alone in her home. Forster wishes he’d stayed in the car.

Many stories that begin this way end much worse. {snip}

Forster and Rostami’s story has not, until today, appeared in this paper. The responding officer coded the incident as a simple assault, despite their assertions that at least 30 people had participated in the attack. A reporter making routine checks of police reports would see “simple assault” and, if the names were unfamiliar, would be unlikely to write about it. {snip}


Forster and Rostami wondered if the officer who answered their call treated all crime victims the same way. When Rostami, who admits she was hysterical, tried to describe what had happened, she says the officer told her to shut up and get in the car. Both said the officer did not record any names of witnesses who stopped to help. Rostami said the officer told them the attackers were “probably juveniles anyway. What are we going to do? Find their parents and tell them?”

The officer pointed to public housing in the area and said large groups of teenagers look for trouble on the weekends. “It’s what they do,” he told Forster.

Could that be true? Could violent mobs of teens be so commonplace in Norfolk that police and victims have no recourse?


The next day, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack.

One post 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)”


Forster and Rostami, both white, suffered a beating at the hands of a crowd of black teenagers.

Was either case racially motivated? Were Forster and Rostami beaten in some kind of warped, vigilante retribution for a killing 750 miles away, a person none of them knew? Was it just bombast? Is a beating funny, ever?



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  • How averse are the media to telling the truth about black crime?

    They drag their heels even when media reporters are the victims.

    • Church_of_Jed



      Police say the would-be robber approached the male occupant of the car and told him to “Get out and give it up.” The man had his own gun in the car and shot the teenager. The teen ran a few feet, collapsed and died at the scene, Williams said.

      •  And somewhere in Birmingham, a middle school football team is left without a quarterback. So sad.

        Makes me wonder just how he fell in with the wrong crowd.  Except I don’t have to wonder — He was the wrong crowd.

      • Detroit_WASP

        I love happy endings!

        • I devoutly hope the shooter was White. When you find out the person who stood up for himself was also black, it takes every ounce of the fun out of it.

          • Heinrich24

            At first I laughed at this comment, then I thought…that is so true!!!

  • Another incident of a group of young savages doing what they do best.  God bless you Mr. Forster, and Mrs. Rotsami.  We need to seriously put these animals in cages, and throw away the key!

  • A good news item for posting a link to free “Crime Avoidance and Self-Defense Advice”

    FWIW Virginia is a Shall Issue state, so unless these two were legally disqualified (convicted drug users, felons, or adjudicated mentally incompetent), there was NO REASON for them either of them being unarmed.

    Maybe they’ll learn this lesson from life….

  • I wonder what is the race of the responding officer….

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      You’ll have to check the Daily Mail for more details.  

      This story is already dead in the U.S.Bon

    • I don’t think that would be particularly meaningful (learning the race of the cops). Unless someone is in a coma or there is photographic/video evidence, cops will often push assault cases like this aside. The thinking is that the person wanting to pursue charges is just upset they lost the fight. Moreover, they believe it’s not worth putting in the time on a misdemeanor case or “minor” felony that will be difficult to get a conviction on.  I know I was in a similar situation, though in this case everyone involved was white, including the cops.

      • Sorry, but “at least 30 people” versus a guy and a gal is NOT a “fight”, it is a mob attack.

        Imagine if the races were reversed and a mob of “at least 30 WHITE people” without provocation attacked a black couple — TOP news story, FBI investigation, Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson making speeches, maybe even Obama saying “that couple look like Michelle & me”….

  • Detroit_WASP

    If these white folks were liberals….they ain’t anymore!   Welcome to AmRen and join the NRA whitey!

  • I really want this stuff to continue. Indeed, to get worse. Not that I hate white people but because I am convinced that by being shielded in their gated communities from this wonderful diversity many white folks go on living like both are the greatest thing to ever happen to America. These white people I run into everyday. Their only
    exposure to blacks is largely via work and the tv and they would be the
    first to criticize my opinions as hateful and intolerant. And while I
    may never convince them otherwise there is nothing like a random,
    race-based ass whippin to succeed where I failed.

    • JohnEngelman

      I do not want things to get worse, but I would like the news media to begin reporting the races of criminal suspects. 
      I agree with you, Plentiful Wonder, that the less contact whites have with blacks the more likely they are to have benign opinions of them. 

      • The only way most liberals will believe is if it gets so bad that they cant help but notice. If you read the Rodney King article above you see the child who just had his dad shot in in the head and recieved gunshot wounds himself told his attackers “we are on your side”. Thats how blinded they can be

    • IstvanIN

      It is bad enough.  Unfortunately most white people are unaware.  I am a “racist” who picks out the occassional black on white crime since, most white people believe, “we do the same things”.  If the minority controlled press reported all of the current horror stories white people would be outraged.

    • libertarian1234

      You’re right, but with MOST of them it takes several poundings to shake the politically correct indoctrination from their brainwashed minds.

      Just one incident serves only to get their attention, until they have time to justify it as being an anomaly or the act of a gang, which the press likes to call incidents like these, pretending the perps are but a rogue element of the noble,  peace-loving black community.

      Another two to four attacks are needed in order to put them in a frame of mind where they begin to have doubts about all the propaganda they’ve received from Hollywood, the media in general, their schools and teachers, etc.

      Probably the clincher for all but the most hard-core liberals would be to get one more good ass-whipping for nothing more than being white, then getting arrested afterward for attempting to defend themselves with some kind of weapon…a knife or a pipe…. and getting convicted in court, then reading about the incident the next day described as a white attack on black “children,” along with a photo of all of them when they were 6 years old, holding teddy bears. 

    •  As more chimp outs and attacks occur, more whitey’s wake up.

    • JackKrak

      I know exactly the type you are talking about – the kind who think that all blacks are like Denzel and Oprah.

  • Southern__Hoosier

    Here is another example of the liberals reaping what they sow.

    A production assistant at “The View” was shot in the stomach trying
    to play peacemaker at a Bushwick bodega yesterday as she bravely
    protected her wounded cousin.“Put the gun down. Don’t be that
    person,” Lourdes Guillen, 25, begged the shooter, who had already pumped
    two slugs into her male cousin’s stomach.“I knew that if my
    cousin got shot again, he would die,” she later told The Post from her
    bed at Bellevue. “I couldn’t let that happen. I had to do something.”But the heartless gunman shouted: “Don’t think I won’t shoot you too, b—h!” before hitting her with one bullet.
    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/heroic_gal_takes_bullet_rWor8zkoGYv5LGDcmTlU9L#ixzz1tev7w7Sx

    • dukem1

       planet of the apes.

    • Dont be that black person that Jared talks about

    • MekongDelta69

      I grew up not too far from Bushwick and hung out there occasionally. It was a ****hole then and it’s worse now.
      Notice the story keeps saying, “thugs”. “Thugs” is the 21st Century word for the 19th Century’s “Ruffians”. Bushwick is brown – the “thugs” were brown. Bank on it….

    • Church_of_Jed

      “White folks, unlike everybody else, aren’t supposed to be interested in race.”

      -Steve Sailer, TakiMag, 2012

      “Racism is the faster growing trend in the White community right now, as it should be. We need to do more to encourage this hopeful step in the right direction.”

      -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Racism is not a sin- it’s an instinctive prayer for White survival,” 2008

  • Francis Galton

    This story is especially unnerving to me, considering that the intersection in question is less than 10 miles from my house and I have actually walked around that area before.  Here’s an interesting tidbit: the intersection in question is called (no lie) Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza!  It even comes complete with a nauseating phallic symbol of a memorial commemorating the Greatest American in the History of the Universe; how fitting….

    • sbuffalonative

      Martin Luther King JR Plaza? You don’t say. Why am I not shocked or surprised?

      • Church_of_Jed

        This beat down is the legacy of MLK.

  • No

    White liberals still don’t get it.  The negro doesn’t need a REASON to go feral.  It’s in his nature.  They go off like lit fire crackers because their stone-aged brain triggers attack when it sees weakness. 

    There’s a case in Chicago where a white girl suffering from bipolar or some sort of mental illness was released from a police station into a savage area.  The sadistic cops could have given her a ride to the bus and made sure she got on.  Instead, they turned her lose.  She was taken to the top of a projects slum, raped repeatedly and tossed out the window.
    Why?  Target of opportunity.  There was no thought to it and probably no malice.  Their simple pre-historic minds don’t form MOTIVE.

    • Natassia

      “For the rest, the mental constitution of the negro is very similar to that of a child, normally good-natured and cheerful, but subject to sudden fits of emotion and passion during which he is capable of performing acts of singular atrocity … ” ~ 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1910), Volume 19 page 344

  • ncpride

    According to some of the comments, this publication has done it’s best to flame racial tension with the Martin case. Well, you know what they say… Karma is a B***h.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Eliminating White privielge by joining the Episcopal Church, attending antiracism training, and giving a ride to Diversity:


    Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work: An Unexpected Encounter

    In groups small and large throughout the day we grappled with the issues. I found myself overwhelmed by how much institutional racism — and personal racism — we still need to overcome even in our churches. I became aware of the phenomena of internalized oppression and white privilege, and caught a glimpse of how we can build transformed churches where anyone is welcome and embraced no matter who they might be.

    It was a humbling time. I’m a white male who considers himself a strong proponent of diversity and equality by any measure, but my eyes were opened to see things differently, perhaps in ways others with a different skin color might see them.

  • I, for one, think it’s pretty darn funny. Why did she lock her door?  They should have just rolled down the windows and started singing “We Shall Overcome”. My prediction? In about a month or so, the victims and the perps and their mommas will have a group hug outside the courthouse. Even this won’t sway the mentally ill.

    • It never ceases to amaze me that people like this think they are immune to interracial violence.  
      The guy gets out and thinks he can reason with them, thinking these darn rascals out causing a little ruckus tonight.  I’ll get out and give them a stern talk’n to.   Probably says something like,”hey I voted for Obama” or “I volunteer at a black youth center.  Don’t do that, can I get a fist bump?”Instead they got the lesson in diversity their journalism classes never gave them.

  • Natassia

    Norfolk? Eh, ’nuff said.

  • libertarian1234

    “I know that what those youths did was horrible, but calling them animals in need of being locked up seems needlessly racist.”

    God, that’s the funniest post I’ve read on here in a long time. 

    Surely it’s sarcasm. 

    Nobody really thinks like that do they?

    • The__Bobster

      Libtards do. I hope the animals swarm his car next.

    • boudicca

      Yes, and this is why we’re in so much trouble–refusing to see the  truth  and tell it.

  • Natassia

    ANIMALS behave like those “youths” did. Packs of wild pit bulls behave like that. Groups of baboons act like that. Savages act like that.

    As for civilized human beings, no they don’t behave that way. If that is racist, then racist I shall be.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that’s when the beating began.

    Did anyone else here see all the mistakes this guy made??

    1.  Heed Derbyshire’s Axioms: 

    (10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

    (10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells leave as quickly as possible.

    2.  Make sure Avoid Ghetto is activated on GPS.

    3.  Do not ever exit a car in the midst of a black mob! 

    Stomp on the gas, put the pedal to the metal, engage 4WD, if you have it.  Drive like a bat out of hell to get out of there!!  Run over someone if you have to.  Your life depends on it!!


    • If I see more than two I start looking for more.  If I see a group…I’m looking for the exit.  Never will I attend a public event with majority blacks.  Their behavior can turn violent against each other at the drop of a hat.  But they are willing to show solidarity with each other to give whitey a good beat down.

    • Run over someone if you possibly can. Hey, officer, we thought we were gonna be killed! They had us surrounded! We had to get out of there! I didn’t realize one of them was right in front of me! I didn’t realize he was right behind me when I backed up and ran over him again, either! 

    • Luis

      And yet, Bon, Debyshire got canned by Rich Lowry for espousing self-preservation.

      • Church_of_Jed

        White self-preservation is never a legitimate reason for prejudice and racism.

  • Very stupid of the man to get out of the car and confront a gang of wild “youths.” Not that Romney is a good alternative, but I bet despite this beating and the incessant race baiting by the Democrats, this white couple will STILL vote for Obama in November.

  • MrGJG

     How-bout savages? Sub-humans? Beasts? Primitives? Tell me when I’m warm.

  • How appropriate indeed! 

  • Church_of_Jed

    Atlanta on the hunt for dangerous Diversity sex predator, but NO suggestion that women should get a gun.  


    • Angry White Woman

      It is unlikely that gun ownership, and/or CCW would have helped these women in this article. It says that in each case the woman has awakened in the middle of the night with the perp standing over her bedside. No signs of forced entry, locked doors, gated apartment building, alarms and cameras. 

      • haroldcrews

        Motion detectors in the hallway would provide some warning.  If it were connected to an alarm that sounded like a ferocious dog that would scare him away or at least give you a chance to grab a firearm. 

  • Church_of_Jed

    Dat’s right! No mercy and no shelter for the race traitors. 

    When the Diversity reaches out and grabs those who embrace Diversity, we rejoice and enjoy the show…

  • kerrysmith

    I assume you meant ‘act like animals’. That about sums it up.

  • Their attacks have become more brazen in recent years.  I believe this will continue.  Our hope might be a mass migration.  Concede the rest of the country.  Let them tear it up and kill the remaining whites.  I know it’s been said by many leaders, but whites are getting a small dose of what is going to happen when we’re a minority.  Browns and blacks aren’t going to care who they hurt or who helped them in the past.  They will only be concerned with satisfying their immediate impulses.  

    •  And don’t look for the sub humans to start AA programs, or welfare for whitey, when they are the majority.

  • ageofknowledge

    If things continue to deteriorate, there will be more of this. What’s different about this go around though is that in the 60’s and 70’s the white libs were tolerated because they were desperately needed. The power wasn’t in the hands of the rebels.

    Now it appears the libs might have done there job too well for now they really aren’t needed anymore… an entire generation has been brainwashed from birth in modern liberalism by the public education system, modern liberal media, etc… so they are just TOOs now (e.g. targets of opportunity) for today’s rebels.

    ^ I don’t know if that’s true or not but it might be trending this way.

  •  Michelle Washington? The last White Washington I’ve ever heard of was George. Let me guess: She’s married to a black, named Washington.

    Maybe that’s why it took her so long to mention the races of the people involved. Until far, far down in the story, it was just two people, of unknown race, being attacked by a gang of “youffs,” race also unknown. Except that in today’s America, anyone who read this and wasn’t able to see right through the mainstream media smokescreen, is either down-home stupid, or has been living in a cave for 20 years.

    What do we make of this kind of a column? Michelle Washington certainly appears to be White; where is her outrage, I mean really blistering anger, at two of her fellow Caucasians and fellow newsroom employees, being treated so, just for being White? Can you even imagine what the reaction of the media would be if two black journalists had been beaten by a White mob?

    And the “Ho, hum, happens all the time, shut up and get in the car” attitude of the cop was appalling, too. Funny it didn’t mention HIS race — although we might guess.

    I might make a guess at the political views of the two reporters, having been one myself for many years: Liberal Democrats. Or, they probably were before that horrific incident.

    There’s an old saying: “A moderate is a liberal who has just been mugged.” Be interesting to hear if their views about race have been changed by this experience.

  • If you get out of the car, do so packing heat. And use it if attacked. Better to be convicted by 12, than carried by six.

  • Yeah. There used to be a high school in Indianapolis called Crispus Attucks High School. All black, of course.

    • ed91

       they were beaten by the all white basketball team from Milan Indiana in the state championship game……which the movie “hoosiers” is based on…………
      5  6’5″+ blacks beaten by 5 white guys for the state championship—

  • sbuffalonative

    All over this country, newspaper editors are wondering why their newspapers are losing readers.

    Here is your answer:

    Newspapers that don’t report relevant news in a timely fashion are irrelevant.

  • sbuffalonative

    After a good smack-down, a true die-hard progressive liberal will blame himself.

  • Texan1st

    I don’t feel sorry for these ‘victims’. Working for the paper, how many other black on white crimes did they actively participate in censoring or suppressing? Had Michelle Washington not known these two white people, this black on white crime wouldn’t have even made it into the paper as an opinion piece 2 weeks after the fact. How much white blood has been spilt due to their refusal to accurately report the extent of black on white crimes? The way I see it, they reap what they sow.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     a revolver is good because  it does not eject the casings like a clip loaded pistol. plus if you do defend yourself leave immediatly dont talk to anybody especially police. dont say ANYTHING  without a lawyer. NOTHING! dont hang around to be railroaded like zimmer. and dont be a dumbass and turn yourself in either. anybody near a major us city now who goes ANYWHERE  without a gun is a FOOL. and dont you ever forget it. 

    • Strider73

      A revolver doesn’t eject the casings, but you will if you need to reload after the original 5-6 shots. If you’re worried about fingerprints on the casings, wear rubber gloves when loading the magazines. No CSI will find any prints on the casings from either of my guns, if I ever have to use them.

      • xthred

        I’ve long said that if you need more than 6 shots then you are somewhere you shouldn’t have been. On the other hand, depending on the diversity of your area, better have a back-up.

    • xthred

      I prefer revolvers for reliability.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

     ALWAYS REMEMBER when you state i wish to remain silent by my fifth amendment right and demand a lawyer present for questioning the police MUST  stop questioning you. dont chit chat dont sayANYTHING  to any police if you are in a situation where you used self defense or whatever. the police are more of an enemy to you than the black mob that attacks you. dont think because a cop is white that they will take your side you are WRONG!!

  • Rocky Bass

    TNB learn it, live it, Love it. Or start shooting.

  • blight14

    It would actually be filed under ‘needed reality’……

  • xthred

    I think it’s funny that liberal media dolts got there asses kicked.

  • Church_of_Jed













    “Racism is the fastest growing trend in America in
    the White community right now, and for good reason. We must do all we can to
    encourage this hopeful step in the right direction.”



    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “Racism isn’t a sin- it’s an
    instinctive prayer for survival,” 2008


    “Remembering always, my son, there is nothing in the
    oaths of Christ’s brotherhood that should make a Southern patriot agree to let
    his country sink into mongrelization!”



    -Thomas Dixon, The Flaming Sword, 1938



    “But the grand secret of the separation, or the
    separate existence, of the races is the Love of the Beautiful, that instinctive
    and innate feeling wisely implanted by the Creator in us; it will forever and
    ever keep the higher race distinctive from the inferior races.”



    -John Campbell, Negromania, 1851









    “It seems rather clear that white churches will stay
    white and black churches will stay black until there is a recommitment to the
    task of adhering to God’s will for reconciliation. It will call for some
    sacrifices and they generally need to be made by whites who benefit the most
    from the privilege of the system and who need to express their willingness to
    take the first steps to show that they understand the new agreement and its
    call to reconciliation.”



    -Affirmative Action “Dr.” Diversity Catherine
    Meeks, “The Church, Repentance, and Racial Reconciliation,” 2011   

  • I agree wholeheartedly-please don’t refer to this pack of blacks as “animals.” I actually like animals.

  •  I prefer “groids” or “feral ‘boons”, succinct without being pretentious.

  • haroldcrews

    I would like to point out that a couple of weeks ago I half jokingly made a comment about black flag operations against members of the MSM in order to change the acceptable bounds of political discourse.  It looks like this probably occurred prior to that comment.  Black flag operations do not appear to be necessary.

  • Church_of_Jed


    We received a report that the TV news just did story on last night’s East Atlanta (very Diverse!) abduction attempts.

    The black news girl reported the story, and a black policeman went WAY OFF SCRIPT when he admitted that the victims were two WHITE GIRLS and perp was BLACK MALE, reported to have dreadlocks and wearing a black hoodie (Diversity Son of Obama).

    I’m sure the reporter and policeman will be subjected to Media Sensitivity Training that will prevent further “unfortunate slips that reflect poorly upon the beloved community of color and only foster hurtful and irrational stereotypes and raise unjustified racial anxieties in racism prone Whites”.

    What would the Diversity have done to the girls if he had gotten them into his car? Why didn’t the news or policeman remind the White community that East Atlanta is dangerous for White girls and recommend that White girls arm themselves and be prepared to shoot to save their lives?

    Why is self defense for Whites NEVER recommended by our MSM or negro police?

    • Luis

      Because that would empower us. Police cannot have that. They think some 100 million American gun-owners are too stupid to use a gun and learn how to protect themselves. It’s ironic that the same people who marched and screamed “Power to the people” in the 1960’s are now the ones favoring gun-control, political correctness and “sensitivity training” for those opposing multiculturalism and the Obama regime. 

      •  A majority of street level cops are for CCW.  The only reason why “police” seem to be on the other side is that the political whores that call themselves “police chiefs” are on the other side, and they’re on the other side because they’re sucking up to some black or white liberal politicians.

        • sarah stein

           And you have the ADL running the police departments.

    • Shawn_thefemale

       Jed, it appears we watch the same news from the same area. I noticed the very same thing about that news story and wondered how many write ups the cop will have.

      • Church_of_Jed

        Are you still in Athens? You sound hot. What are you wearing right now?

  • Newspaper “LibralKidz”


  • ViktorNN

    The evidence keeps building and piling up that anti-white hate crimes are happening regularly and aren’t getting prosecuted.

    Reverse the races and no stone would be left unturned to ferret out the hate crime component. When it’s whites…. nothing.

    And there’s that constant refrain “oh, it wasn’t a hate crime.” Someday a white person is going to be so horribly hurt or killed in a hate crime that cannot be denied and ignored that it’s going to shock the country into awakening up to the truth. Racially conscious white people and our media need to be ready to lead when that happens. The left-wing civil rights groups will not speak for us.

  • Periapsis

    A race realist is a conservative whose loved one was savagely raped, maimed or murdered by a non-white gang.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Have Eve Carson’s parents ever apologized to White Humanity for her support of the Diversity Housing Initiative at UNC?

  • The__Bobster

    Crispus Attucks was the town drunk, the only one foolish enough to challenge armed Redcoats. The Bantus have great heroes.

  • The__Bobster

    Make sure you use throwaway FB accounts. Libtards love to report the postings of race realists.

  • The__Bobster


    Now, About That Anti-White Hate Crime Trend Story in the Virginian-Pilot…
    By Anonymous Attorney on May 2, 2012 at 2:15am

    Two weeks after the fact, and buried well into the story, the Virginian-Pilot lets slip that two of its own reporters were beaten by a black mob.

    A beating at Church and Brambleton,  By Michelle Washington, The Virginian-Pilot,  May 1, 2012

    Last year, when this happened to a white journalist at, of all places, The Onion, I had to note that the media wouldn’t face up to racial reality even if racial reality came right up and smacked it.

    This apparently remains the case.

    The editorialist (it’s chuckle-inducing that this had to be handled by an editorial writer) sidesteps the racial issue, though we should credit her for digging up the retaliation-for-Trayvon tweet.

    Does anyone suppose that the victims, Dave Forster  and Marjon Rostami   (not sure how white she is, but to the mob, she probably counted as white — proving John Derbyshire right) will have anything to say?

    Will their minds be changed?

    I’d love to hear from them.  Both appear to be everyday shoe-leather reporters covering local crime and politics, a few years in but not too grizzled.  In other words, not yet in a position with bigger sway in the journalism world.  Will they rise?  Will this experience bring a touch of reality to some of those editorial meetings?  Will they continue in journalism at all?  Start exploring forbidden realms, like the science of racial difference?

    I sometimes want to sit the entire media down in a massive auditorium somewhere and say, “Guys, seriously, your treatment of race is so far removed from what normal people experience every day and what people actually think that it’s kind of bizarre.  Please tell me you get that.  Please tell me you’d break free from that, but aren’t sure how.  Please admit that you at least see that your story goes one way, but the reader comments go a totally different way.”

    And I’d like to think that instances like the Forster/Rostami beating will have that effect, but I’m not betting on it.  Few forces on Earth are as powerfully resistant to change as the media’s political correctness.

    • Church_of_Jed

      It wasn’t a beating.  It was just “relieving them of some of dat burdensome White privilege dat props up dat systemic bias and institutional racism”.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Many blacks beat white couple, media bury attack

    ‘That is sad and disgusting. Someone should be fired or resign’


  • haroldcrews

    Many people talk about ‘white guilt’.  I’ve never suffered from it myself.  What I want to know is what about the guilt from coddling criminals.  Don’t the DWLs feel any guilt about the other victims of these thugs?

  • Church_of_Jed

    These are the same kind of Whites who attend celebrations on the anniversary of the collapse of Massive Resistance in Va.

  • Whiteman

    Is a beating funny, ever? Oh – my, I fear to answer that question. . . perhaps like the young white man in the story, I should just decide to not get out of the car. . .

  • ViktorNN

    The Christian/Newsome murders were portrayed as “merely” heinous crimes. We all know there was a racist aspect to the story, but the cops obviously didn’t feel like there was enough there to pursue that angle.

    I’m talking about an incident that happens in plain site, an out and out hate crime, no way to deny it, or to twist and turn it into something else. It might only take one to get this from being something that white people know in their guts is going on but aren’t willing to talk about openly, to being something that whites will speak up about. And then take action. I do think the “right” incident could be the spark that lights the tinder. We should be ready for it.

  • Mo

    Here is possibly the still very warm smoking gun in the Norfolk Mob attack at Brambleton and Church Street.The Publisher of the Virginian-Pilot confirmed as deputy director of HUD two days after the Norfolk beating of  Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami.The publisher of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is / was Maurice Jones who was recently nominated and confirmed on April 18th by the Senate to be the Deputy Secretary of HUD. I’d presume that Jones began his new job on April 18th. Now it seems to me that on April 14th, 2012, at the time of the incident involving the beating under the shadow of the MLK Monument at Church and Brambleton in Norfolk. Maurice Jones was still the publisher of that paper.It gets curiouser and curiouser!Still i’ve heard of no statement from the “International Black Women’s Congress” which has offices also located in the shadow of the MLK monument.You’d think that someone in the black community  might have had something to say?The publisher of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot is / was Maurice Jones who was recently nominated and confirmed on April 18th by the Senate to be the Deputy Secretary of HUD. I’d presume that Jones began his new job on April 18th. Now it seems to me that on April 14th, 2012, at the time of the incident involving the beating under the shadow of the MLK Monument at Church and Brambleton in Norfolk. Maurice Jones was still the publisher of that paper.It gets curiouser and curiouser!Still i’ve heard of no statement from the “International Black Women’s Congress” which has offices also located in the shadow of the MLK monument.You’d think that someone in the black community  might have had something to say?