Caught on Camera: Police Say Teen Beaten for Shoes, And Web Notoriety

Marty Griffin, CBS Pittsburgh, June 26, 2013

Local recreation centers are supposed to be safe places for kids and teens, but what happened outside the rec center in Brookline is now the subject of a police investigation.


Police say the incident happened in broad daylight along Brookline Boulevard. A 15-year-old boy was at the center to play some hoops.

That’s when a group of African-American teenage boys approached the white victim and began beating him, allegedly to steal his basketball shoes, and for website notoriety.

On the video the group of boys can be heard screaming the name of the website “World Star” (for as they round the corner. That’s when police say they attacked. Another teen captured the attack on his cell phone.

World Star is an urban outlet website that hosts music videos, artist information, and also posts viral videos.


Police tell KDKA’s Marty Griffin that the two suspects who beat the victim are teenagers, one 15-years-old and the other 17-years-old.

Sources tell KDKA they beat the young man in order to steal his basketball shoes, and to get notoriety for the beating on the website.


Police tell KDKA the teens will face aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and possible illegal use of communication device charges.


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  • Gee, recreation centers were supposed to prevent this sort of thing.

    In reality, all they do is breed this sort of thing. Remember, Knockout Martin Luther King (“Knockout Game”) was born and bred at a boxing program held at a St. Louis recreation center.

    Anything which brings young black men together will almost always result in more violent crime than there would have been otherwise. Recreation centers, school, sports programs, even the Police Athletic League — Yes, black crime breeds right under the noses of the cops acting as coaches.

    BTW, in case you don’t want to watch the vid, the 15-year old victim is white.

    • Recreation centers are supposed to prevent this thing – in theory – but as you have pointed out, anything that attracts blacks will act as an enabler of violent black behavior. When some of my neighbors wanted the HOA to put in a basketball half-court near our swimming pool in 1998, I voted against it for precisely that reason (almost everyone saw things pretty much my way). It would have attracted the wrong element and residents here probably still wouldn’t be able to use it.

      I should add, however that responsible parents should promote activities in their children that blacks avoid. For us, that’s hiking and archery in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. We never run into any “yoofs” doing these things. Basketball would not be at the top of my list in this respect.

  • The fabled rec center, the cure to all that ails black youths.

    • sbuffalonative

      Maybe that should be Urban Wreck Center: The center of urban crime.

      Every summer in Buffalo, as black violence increases, we have more calls for more youth centers. I don’t know how many they now have on the black east side, but if their theory held true, the east side should have the lowest numbers of youth violence (which it doesn’t),

    • The__Bobster

      And don’t forget da midnight bassetball.

    • Erasmus

      At least no one called any of them a bunch of n****rs. Which is precisely what they are.

      Hey, black “leaders,” if your people don’t like being called n****rs, tell them to stop acting like n****rs.

      • ViktorNN

        Exactly, suppose the boy referred to his attackers as “n*****rs after the attack. Fast forward 20 years and the boy is now an employee somewhere. Someone remembers him using the n-word and gets him fired from his job. Is that justice? Remember, Deen used the n-word when talking about having a gun held to her head by a “n******.”

  • MekongDelta69

    Notice the black kids (as ALWAYS), are referred to as ‘teens’ (aka ‘youts’ or ‘youfs’).
    However, in the video (towards the end), the (15 y/o) white kid is referred to as a ‘man.’

    Does it amaze anyone else that after the 50 trillionth black on white attack, when they interview the local ‘white guy in charge, that they’re SHOCKED, AMAZED, HORRIFIED, STUNNED, SPEECHLESS, “BEWITCHED, BOTHERED and BEWILDERED”?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I’m willing to accept that your 50,000,000,000,000 figure isn’t too far from the truth. I hope that it won’t take that many to awaken the comatose White population to respond in one way or another.

  • JackKrak

    Hey, CBS Pittsburgh, why won’t you let us comment on the story on your page?

    I’m guessing you place no such restrictions on stories about George Zimmerman or Paula Deen. Please explain.

  • JohnEngelman

    That’s when a group of African-American teenage boys approached the white victim and began beating him, allegedly to steal his basketball shoes, and for website notoriety.

    – Marty Griffin, CBS Pittsburgh, June 26, 2013

    I am glad that the establishment news media are finally becoming explicit about black on white crime.

  • Come ON, Republican Party!! I’m waiting for you to say something.

    I hope that boy’s parents are wise enough to sue the Brookline Recreation Center and make them close their doors for good like the Valley Swim Club in, well what do you know, that incident was in Pennsylvania too!!
    You white people over there need to quit worrying about the Steelers and the Eagles, and get your act together. I know you won’t though.

  • I have never seen a rec center. Did they even exist or were they just places talked about on TV shows and in movies in the late 60s and 70s?

    Or are they the free version of the YMCA / racquet club / health club for blacks in cities?

    • HamletsGhost

      They exist. They’re basically tribute paid to ghetto blacks to keep them entertained when they’re not in the holding pens known as public schools.

  • Truthseeker

    What a surprise. More blacks who feel less inhibited about physically demonstrating their hatred for whites ever since Obama took over. What a “racist” society we live in, that this crap goes on and not only don’t the perpetrators fear repercussions, they think it’s a legitimate way to elevate their social status through the internet.

    Thank goodness there was apparently at least one decent black person who went over to help the victim after the attack (it looked like a girl). Too bad there are so many others of her race who give the good ones a bad name.

    • A Freespeechzone

      If George Zimmerman is convicted–which is supported by Obama/Holder, make NO mistake that blacks will be embolden to ratchet up their violent, unprovoked attacks on Whites, knowing that the defense of self-defense will convict the victim and not the attackers.

      • Spartacus

        Good. The lemmings need to wake up or die.

    • jane johnson

      I saw what looked like a white female attempting to pull one of the attackers off of the victim.

  • Jefferson

    World Star Hip Hop does a better job of exposing Bantu savagery than the mainstream media.

    That site is always posting videos of urban inner city gang beat downs and street fights.

    • WR_the_realist

      Yup, I just looked at it for the first and only time in my life. Black culture at its most realistic.

      • Non Humans

        Try dropping a reference to it the next time you’re trying to “Debate” some sense into a libtard. If they don’t stammer and stutter, they haven’t been there. It is truly a showcase of nonhuman culture (using that term loosely), lifestyles, and attitudes (not to mention a thorough display of their severely deficient IQs and naturally ape-like behaviors).
        The last time I threw that one up in a libtard’s face, And pointed out that those vids are recorded by the nonhumans themselves, he refused to continue the conversation. They’re so childish.

  • exLibtard

    Unsurprisingly, CBS has disabled comments on the story. They know what we would say.

  • Spartacus

    “Kim Ratliff”

    She has “Rat” in her name. How fitting.

  • MartelC

    and for website notoriety
    remember the ‘technology gap’… if only poor blacks had cell phones and laptops and high bandwith detroit and newark would become the next silicon valley… well we see what they do with technology

    • Jefferson

      Giving Bantus 1st world technology will not make them stop acting like 3rd world savages.

    • They have cell phones… and use them to coordinate flash mob robberies.

  • JohnEngelman

    So did they before they attacked him.

  • A few truths:

    1) Black people have absolutely no moral compass as a society to effectively curb violence and corruption. They outpace everyone else in crime statistics—usually by a wide margin—in every single nation, city and community on the planet. They DO NOT fix themselves. When someone says the old neighborhood got worse, everyone with at least a partially working brain knows that it is almost always a euphemistic way for saying more black and brown people moved in.

    2) White traitors in government and media have absolutely no moral compass which would push them to say and do what should be done. Not only will they ignore the truth and reality of black crime, but they will try to make you a pariah for pointing out the reality, and they will put in place policies to make things even worse.

    3) What you see in the media is just the tip of the iceberg. For every video or story you see here and elsewhere on the Internent, there are dozens and dozens that don’t get any spotlight. This isn’t every week or every day. It is literally every minute and even every second in the United States and other countries with larger black populations.

    If an aggressor has no innate ability to stop his violent tendencies(a rabid animal), and if the supposed protectors of law and order have neither the tools or permission/desire to put these animals down, then what does that leave? Do you wait until it’s your son, your daughter, your mother, your father, your wife, your husband, your loved one being beaten, raped and killed before you decide you’ve had enough?

    You are either a Racist or you are a blind idiot and/or a masochist.

    • ms_anthro

      There are Eloi, and there are Morlocks. And then there are people like us, people who can see the problem and refuse to be victimized. What do we call ourselves and what do we do next? It seems that separation is the only answer, but how?

      • The only thing we can really do at this point is organize and network. If we don’t have tightly knit, interwoven communities, then it becomes almost impossible to get large numbers of people to finally drop all pretenses about the politically correct system that we live in. Some people will jump from the frying pan into the perceived fire, because they can see the bigger picture. Unfortunately, most people don’t have this ability. They have to actually see something in motion and working in the real world before they make the jump.

        • Ella

          Sadly, Lib family members still “blame the victim” for not preventing a crime if it’s theft, burglary or assault. They refuse to believe that Blacks can do evil and justify aggression against Whites being the “oppressive ruling class.” This type of thinking is very difficult to change unless they’ve got a direct, negative experience as you said.

  • Baboon

    This young whiteboy just got a very serious warning about the blacks. They aints as “cool” as u sees on tveez.

  • bubo

    Remember now, blacks are over represented in school discipline cases and the criminal justice system because of white institutional racism.

    That is the accepted truth in this absurd nation. If the reset button isn’t pushed in the next few years this country will be done forever.

  • ViktorNN

    That’s what happens when you forget to take your “white privilege” with you when you leave the house. Poor kid must have left his on his dresser.

    • Jefferson

      White privilege goes out the window once you move to a city that has a huge Bantu population.

      White privilege does NOT exist in Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc.

      • Non Humans

        I always keep my “White Privelege” on my Right Hip…with one in the chamber and two extra clips. I’m not ashamed of it either. I get the impression that the nonhumans understand exactly why I wear it so proudly.

  • connorhus

    Off topic but as a group internet posters need to begin to demand or frequent only sites that stop deleting comments. It has gotten bad all over lately with no site, even the ones who proclaim to support White unity, are deleting comments right and left.

    Are there no pro-White internet sites that allow the full truth to be written in the comments?

  • Jefferson

    I only hate Nonwhites who do not know how to behave like civilized Human Beings in White Western countries.

    Hence why I have a more positive opinion of Asians than I do of Muslims, Bantus, and Mestizos.

  • Jefferson

    Blacks feel more embolden when they are around sissy Northeast SWPL betamale liberals. I know the South still has a lot of tough as nails Redneck alphamales who are not scared to fight back against a Bantu.

    • Non Humans

      I don’t know. Nonhumans are going to be rude, violent, vile, deplorable, dangerous, etc no matter where they are located. In my opinion and experience, it comes down who they are around, how many of them there are, and what they perceive may be the possible outcomes of their schemes and actions.

  • Jefferson

    I get bored all of the time, but I don’t go out and commit crimes because of it. If I am bored I will go watch a film, play some video games, or go clubbing for example.

  • Anna Tree

    17 years old Trayvon Martin or Tsarnaev are teenagers but this 15 years old is a man as per the media!!!

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    If whites did this I’m not sure the impetus for the crime would be placed on ‘athletic shoes’.

  • Non Humans

    He still could have fought back. Dude simply turned belly-up. When I was his age I was nearly his same size and never would have went down as easy. That first nonhuman would have caught an elbow right in his bumper-lips, probably had his arm broken, too. Pack of nonhumans or not, don’t stop until you’re KO’d!
    Of course a country rearing where fights are just another sport will do that for you, but country rearing or not, dude shouldn’t have went down as easy.

  • Non Humans

    And they wonder why guns just jump themselves off of shelves and counters and go shoot people.
    On a sidenote.. was that nonhuman witness being interviewed by the newsteam pregnant?

  • Erasmus

    Of course it is.

    I was trying to underscore the absurdity of trying to get rid of the word n****r. When blacks act like street thugs and pimps, people will continue to at least think, “Damn n****rs.”

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    Ooops, looks like one of the two perps is white!

  • When I have enough time to even think about being bored, and for one reason or another am stuck at home, I have a basement full of shop tools and a flux-core arc welder in my garage.

  • Paleoconn

    What savage thugs. They sucker punch the kid, then kick him while he’s down. No balls. Cowards. They should be tried as adults.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Apparently it never occurred to Trayvon before he attacked GZ.

  • Irishgirl

    It never ceases to amaze me when youfs post videos online of themselves committing crimes. Then, when the cops show up, they say, “Officer, I swear it wasn’t me!”

    • Once you understand in your heart of hearts that they REALLY ARE that stupid, it’ll cease to amaze you, and you’ll just shrug your shoulders and think to yourself “TNB”.

      Be happy, though, that these camera-phone recordings are instantly evidence when prosecutors get hold of the footage. Except for the more mentally-deranged child-molesters, what other criminals save footage of their own misdeeds? It doubtless saves the taxpayers a lot of money when it comes to prosecuting these idiots!