3 Teens Charged in Beating Death of Homeless Man in N.J.

CBS New York, September 21, 2013

Three teenagers were in custody Saturday morning, on charges of beating a homeless man to his death in Hoboken, N.J.

As CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported, Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano T. Gregory said two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were charged in the Sept. 10 death of Ralph Eric Santiago, 46.

Police believe the teens were playing a sick game.


On Saturday morning, a bouquet of flowers marked the exact spot where Santiago’s head was found lodged between two posts on a wrought iron fence. {snip}

Santiago was followed by the three teens while walking on 3rd Street between Adams and Jefferson Streets in Hoboken on Sept. 10 when one of the juveniles threw a punch at Santiago’s head in what detectives believe was a game of “knockout.” Santiago then collapsed onto the fence, wedging his neck between two iron fence posts, where he died, the prosecutor said.


All three of the teens are from Jersey City. Homicide detectives believe they traveled on the Light Rail from Jersey City to Hoboken. {snip}


Santiago’s family said the father of one was a onetime gymnast and artist, but was disabled after being attacked 27 years ago in the Bronx.

[The victim’s ex-wife Tracy] Squillini told the Jersey Journal Santiago was attacked from behind while walking with friends in a public housing complex in the Bronx. His head was repeatedly pounded into the sidewalk, leaving him in a coma for a month, according to Squillini.

The beating caused him severe brain damage and he was never the same again, family members said.

Santiago had been evicted from his apartment last year.


All three teenage suspects have been charged with murder and have been remanded to the Hudson County Youth Detention Center, the prosecutor said.

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  • Truthseeker

    Looks like another typical day in an America full of empowered blacks.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Embolden by Obama, Holder & the race hucksters like Sharpton & Jackson.

      This reinforces the fact that you’ve got to be prepared to defend yourself…

      No Apologies.

  • Santiago’s family said the father of one was a onetime gymnast and artist, but was disabled after being attacked 27 years ago in the Bronx…Santiago had been evicted from his apartment last year.

    Poor guy can’t catch a break.

    All three of the teens are from Jersey City. Homicide detectives believe they traveled on the Light Rail from Jersey City to Hoboken.

    And you wonder why we’re not so hot for public transit.

    • JohnEngelman

      Liberals like public transit, public libraries, public recreational facilities, and so on. they like downtown areas of cities. Most whites do not like those things because they associate them with blacks, and with black crime.

      Most of what liberals like is jeopardized by blacks and immigrants.

      • Mack0

        They just can’t help themselves from spoiling everything.

        • JohnEngelman

          Orientals are fine. Hispanics are better than blacks and often racially displace them.

      • Public transit, especially like the CTA trains where it takes two hours or more to go from one end to the other = sleeping facilities.

        Public libraries = napping places or computer porn viewing locations.

        Public recreational facilities = places to drink or smoke blunts.

      • John,

        Your liberal utopia cannot survive in the midst of blacks.

        • MBlanc46

          That’s absolutely true. Civilized life cannot survive in the midst of blacks. It’s either them or civilization. I still have hope that it will be the latter.

        • Libs are We Todd Ed

          The sad thing is that even when leftist’s daughters are murdered by the savages, they still do not let reality sink in.
          Amy Biehl is the example.

      • Most public constructions approximate the condition of public restrooms when blacks and browns are permitted to congregate: unsightly, unhygenic and unsafe.

    • If it were not for free public transit passes, this activity would not be going on.

      When I was a kid, weekend night activity was building a bonfire around which to drink beer. Guess since these inner-city “yoofs” can’t build one that people will be telling us that this is only a natural reaction to not being able to build bonfires.

    • joesolargenius

      Public transit is so dangerous because of Blacks that I constantly see multiple Law enforcement at every transit center where groups of them come together.
      I do not ride any public transit system unarmed and advise you to do the same , even a small knife and pepper spray is better than nothing because the transit operators won’t help you.

      • capnmorgan5150

        Nope, because they’re black too. Snitches get stitches!

      • JDInSanD

        I remember about 30 years ago the Port Authority of NY and NJ announced free public transit on New Year’s Eve to help combat drunk driving. After midnight all the thugs got on the trains and busses and subway cars and robbed people and smashed windows and slashed seats and that was the end of that.

  • Hudson County Youth Detention Center?

    Is this an episode of SVU? If so, the perpetrators will need to be made white.

  • bigone4u

    Most Americans have woken up to the fact that homo Negroidus is the most dangerous animal on the planet. Most still have not mentally taken that next step, which is to demand separation from the evil creatures. The only reason I read these stories anymore is so I can mention them to the white ladies I know who are still dozing, but ready to wake up. Converting whites to take a stand on separation of the races is not easy, but necessary. And you will probably be called a “racist” before it’s all over.

    • joesolargenius

      If I had a dollar for every time I was called a racist I could take some nice older lady on a cruise !

    • Oldcorporal

      I’m called a “racist” just about every time I post anything concerning race on the website of a certain newspaper in a Rocky Mountains city. Funny how liberals think they can shame you into silence by doing that. It never did work with me, and I think it’s working less and less with other fed-up White people.

      • Brian

        The sleepwalking whites can’t refute your argument, and think ‘Aha, I’ll just call him a name and he will slink away in shame, or get histrionic and make a fool of himself.’ Best reaction is to let the names roll off your back calmly and cheerfully. They are baffled by this response; it throws them off their game.

        • Libs are We Todd Ed

          I just post the definition of racism and ask them to explain how it is racist to point out that a behavior occurs at a higher rate in a certain demographic, or how it is racist to show black vs White SAT scores.

          Drives em nuts.

          • Brian

            This is a good chart:

            Facts, unfortunately, are racist.

          • Libs are We Todd Ed

            Yes it is. I have used it many times.

          • Erasmus

            Their zeal to hide the truth proves how totalitarian leftists really are.

          • Brian

            Well I know some folks who are leftoid generally (gay marriage, union supporters, feminists, etc) but are race realists too. My direct problem is egalitarians– head in the sand, kumbayah koolaid drinkers. There are some of them on the right too– Jim DeMint, GOP senator comes to mind.

  • Spartacus

    This wouldn’t have happened if he were carrying a gun…

    And no, I don’t care what gun laws in his state say. If you can’t get a gun legally, you get one illegally, or else you’re an idiot.

    • John R

      “Better to be tried by twelve, than carried by six.”

      • Spartacus

        Whoever came up with that one is a genius.

        • joesolargenius

          Evel Knievel liked to use that expression a lot back in the seventies, he once hung out at the bar with some of us locals at the Hilton in Vegas before a show. He was arrested several time for violating gun laws but I don’t remember him ever being attacked by a bunch of yoofs.

    • Oldcorporal

      I agree. Carry legally if possible; illegally if necessary.

    • Libs are We Todd Ed

      New Jersey is pretty strict, carrying hollow point ammunition off your property is a crime.
      Carry permits are not available to the common citizen there either.

      I think disregarding gun laws is a poor substitute for moving to a state that does not prevent law abiding people from carrying.

    • A Freespeechzone

      The criminals are better armed than many police departments–by the way, per the SCOUS in 2005, police are NOT obligated to protect you.

      I agree that regardless of gun laws, remembering that Obama routinely ignores laws he doesn’t agree with….they can’t prosecute 100 million gun owners…we outnumber them by a large margin.

      Finally, there is NO concerted effort to disarm gangs and criminals—look at Chicago.

      No Apologies.

  • Trevor Pilsbury

    The black on white Jihad continues. These toughs should be tried as adult Bantus.

  • Oldcorporal

    It’s too bad we can’t just take the three feral savages out behind the courthouse, shoot them in the head, and throw their carcasses into the river. It would be a huge benefit to the community, and might bring some closure to Mr. Santiago’s family.

    • Whitetrashgang

      You could call it the aspiring rapper river crossing,although first you need to put some alligators in the river just for added effect.

      • capnmorgan5150

        Gotta get rid of the bodies somehow. You don’t want it turning into the Ganges.

    • bigone4u

      I gave you an upvote, but I think a better idea is to put them on trial the next day after their arrest. If found guilty then a quick public hanging is in order, after a chance for an appeal. Some people might want the public hangings televised, which is OK with me. Hangings would have more of a deterrent effect, IMO. In any case, prison is not much of a punishment for blacks, unless it involves hard labor on a chain gang.

      • Johnny99

        Well, you know, millions of blacks were lynched by evil Whites, back before the civil rights movement came about. Oprah said so. I’m pretty sure every black in America believes that, and plenty of Whites, too.

        • Libs are We Todd Ed

          3,446 blax treated to vigilante justice between 1882 and 1968.

          Most were for violent crimes from murder and rape to felonious assault.

          Surprisingly more Whites were murdered by blax between 2005 and 2011, than blax were lynched in the entire “Jim Crow” era.

        • joesolargenius

          They lynched over 5,000 criminals and some innocent people in those day of which the majority were black as they committed the most crime.

    • IstvanIN

      They would pollute the river. Cremation please.

    • Libs are We Todd Ed


    • Erasmus

      If it’s brown, flush it down.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Well, 3 groids doing 20 years in jail cost 2 million. 3 groids in jail priceless .I guess its down low and watching TV for 20 years for those guys. Same as being on the outside except they now don’t have to take a train to work.

    • Erasmus

      They’re going to make some lonely bucks fine prison wives.

      • Whitetrashgang

        Well at least they will learn a skill in prison which they can then use on the outside.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Alot of sociopathic ‘yoofs’ running amuck in Amurkistan. I do not take public transpo anymore because of the yoofs. Pray a virus breaks out that thins the darkened heards within Amurkistan

    • Whitetrashgang

      I hate to say, it but a nice little German run train would solve a lot.

  • MBlanc46

    It used to be that at 13 or 14 it was just minor breakings and enterings. There’d be a number of substance, assault, and armed robbery before they actually killed someone in their late teens or early twenties. The bonus for us, I guess, is that we get them off the streets earlier (and the state of NJ had better get them off the streets permanently).

  • ViktorNN

    It’s so hard to believe that we’re the bad guys for drawing attention to these incidents.

    On what sane, moral planet is it wrong to be outraged about murders like this?

  • Bob

    The way these so called reporters refer to the savage murder repeatedly as a prank is beyond me. Prank? oh those darn little pranksters you know…such rascals.

    • robinbishop34

      It’s always a prank or a game or a mugging gone wrong. Nauseating.

    • capnmorgan5150

      It wouldn’t be called a “prank” if it was three White kids beating a black homeless man to death. It would be national news 24/7.

    • Brian

      Whimsical rapscallions engaging in tomfoolery.

  • OhWow

    I’m in Hoboken all the time, and I’m honestly surprised because there are very few blacks there. It’s usually very safe and mostly whites living there. But of course they are from Jersey City which is notorious. How can you blame the whites back in the day who used to beat the crap out of them coming into their towns and cities? They know this is the result if you allow them to roam around. Blacks need to be put down and quarantined.

    • Derp

      These thugs obviously left their black ghetto and purposely went to a non-black area just to beat on a non-black person. These punks should be stood up before a professional boxer and beaten to death with his bare fists. And the beating should be put on Youtube and tweeted with the hashtag #realknockoutgame

  • Bud Smith

    Were the attackers 27 years ago also black?

    • Derp

      This is a good question, and I’d like to know the answer.

  • Derp

    Oh, look. They’re black.

    • Erasmus

      Whenever you read about a violent crime these days, the odds of the perps being black are better than 1:1.

      When a minority of the population commits over half the violent crime, it is perfectly logical to conclude that there is something fundamentally incompatible between them and civilization.

      • Derp

        Yeah, time to profile these animals!

  • itdoesnotmatter

    “traveled on the light rail.”

    Coming soon to your front door courtesy Agenda 21.

  • Earl Turner




    And the media firmly believes that we are dumb enough to believe them!

    • Erasmus

      Which is precisely why Americans now trust the MSM as much as your average Soviet did Pravda or Izvestia before the fall of the USSR.

  • ncpride

    Any rational person should come to that conclusion, but no….. ALL those blacks, according to loony liberals, were lynched just because they were black.

  • Funruffian

    I am with Engelman on this one. We have talked extensively here the dichotomy of Latino crime rates, culture and IQ and Blacks. There isn’t any question in my mind and experience that Latinos are less malevolent than Blacks. Latinos often have tremendous work ethics that overpower the work ethics of Blacks. I suggest you do some research before spouting your horn. I have lived in California for the majority of my life in both Northern and Southern parts of the state. I know more than you do about this.

  • Ezra Pound

    The States need to start issuing tag-and-bag licenses. When the deer are over-populated and creating havoc there are prudent population control measures enacted.