Jogger Says He Was Attacked in Retaliation for Zimmerman Verdict

Todd Starnes, Fox News, July 16, 2013

A man who says he was jogging alongside of a road when three black men abducted and beat him claims the alleged attack was in retaliation for George Zimmerman’s acquittal, police in Senatobia, Miss. told Fox News.

Police Chief Steve Holts told Fox News the alleged victim, who is white, was jogging Sunday night along Highway 51 when, he said, the suspects pulled over and ordered him to get inside their car.

“One of them asked, ‘Do you know who Trayvon Martin was?’” Holts quoted the man as saying.  At that point, the men in the vehicle allegedly attacked him.


Memphis television station WREG reported the assailants allegedly told the victim, “This is for Trayvon.” The television station and The Democrat newspaper reported the jogger was badly beaten and later dropped off on a road between Senatobia and Coldwater, Miss.



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  • Hans Schneider

    pity the white guy did not have a gun…

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Wouldn’t have been beaten, wouldn’t have made the news since the Bantus would likely have fled at the sight.

      • JohnEngelman

        Or they would have shot back and killed him.

    • Jefferson

      I am surprised he wasn’t packing heat. Don’t most White men in Mississippi own at least one gun ?

      • Sick of it

        I don’t know anyone who takes a gun with them just going jogging. They might after this.

        • Jefferson

          He lives in the state with the highest percentage of Blacks in the nation.

          That alone is a good enough reason for him to consider being a gun owner.

        • ms_anthro

          As unstylish as they are, there are fanny packs one can wear while jogging that have built-in holsters. I’m considering getting one myself.

          • Sick of it

            Or maybe you could get a shoulder holster? They’d be less likely to attack you if you carry openly, assuming it’s legal where you live.

          • ms_anthro

            I just did a bit of searching and found well-reviewed holsters made of neoprene that are specifically for exercising. They’re made by Pistol Wear. I’d link you but my comment will be held for moderation, so just do a search for Pistol Wear PT-ONE and PT-2 holsters. The PT-2 is for smaller waists and smaller guns while the PT-ONE has room for a gun and extra magazine. They use a belly band to stay on and are supposedly totally concealable under loose workout clothes. We’ll see.

          • cablegirls

            Ah, hell, just run with it in your hand. Extra mags in the other.

          • ms_anthro

            Too sweaty! The last thing I want is rusty guns when I need them most. The holsters I found above are water resistant.

    • Alexandra1973

      We’d have had three more who could truly claim “We Are Trayvon.”

    • anon

      I can imagine the headlines: “Nationwide hordes of white vigilantes hunting down innocent black teenagers after Zimmerman acquittal”

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Miracle he’s still alive.

  • Spartacus

    Why the hell wasn’t this guy carrying a gun ? In America as it is today, I wouldn’t leave my house without being armed to the teeth.

    • Sick of it

      It could be normalcy bias at work.

  • [Guest]

    From the article: “officers are searching for three black males in a white, four-door vehicle.”

    Ah, progress! Ordinarily news reports would tell us only the color of the vehicle but not the color of the savages.

    That aside, though, I find it interesting how eager this news outlet obviously is to cast doubt on the victim’s story.

    • “A man who says…”

    • The victim “claims…”

    • “the alleged attack”

    • “the allege victim”

    • “the men in the vehicle allegedly attacked him”

    • “the assailants allegedly told the victim…”

  • YourMOMA

    Wake up white people, wake up!!! Blacks are not your friends even if you work with them and some of them seem “ok” to deal with.

    They will justify murdering whites just for fun and use “This is for Treyvon” slogan as an excuse. Muslim terrorists use “Allah” as an excuse to kills innocent women and children in the same fashion.

  • EuroAmerican

    Methinks there is more to this story, something just doesn’t sound right.

  • “Justice for Trayvon” is our race card.

    They will drop the “He sed dat wurd” anytime. Well, welcome to reciprocation.

  • The__Bobster

    Was that guy insane? You never get into a car with feral mudflaps. It’s safer to make a run for it.

    • EuroAmerican

      Agreed, there was no mention of a gun so why get in the car? If they forced him then why not beat him up right there? Something is off…

  • WR_the_realist

    The mass media is fully complicit in this hate crime, and the many others that are being committed in the name of thug Trayvon Martin. NBC, CNN, the LA Times, the NYT, The Daily Kos, The Nation, Slate — all have blood on their hands.

  • Paleoconn