16-Year-Old Accused in Mob Beating Motivated in Part by Race, Source Says

George Hunter, Detroit News, April 10, 2014

When investigators interrogated a 16-year-old about his alleged participation in last week’s mob beating of a Clinton Township motorist, he said he did it in part because the man was white, according to a police source familiar with the case.

The teenager was the only suspect questioned in connection with the April 2 beating of Steven Utash who mentioned race as a motivator, the source said, which is why he was charged Thursday with ethnic intimidation, along with assault to do great bodily harm. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged the youth as a juvenile.

The police source said the four other men arrested in the case told investigators they beat Utash because they were angry he hit 10-year-old David Harris with his truck after the youth darted into traffic near Morang and Balfour on the city’s east side.

Following the accident, for which police said Utash was not at fault, a mob began kicking and beating the 54-year-old until retired nurse Deborah Hughes intervened. Utash remains in a medically induced coma in St. John Hospital.


“As in all cases with multiple defendants we must evaluate each person’s actions individually to assess their alleged criminal conduct,” Worthy said. “In the case of the 16-year-old charged as a juvenile, we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the crimes of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and ethnic intimidation.

“In the case of the four adult defendants that have been charged, the facts and the evidence does not support a charge of ethnic intimidation,” Worthy said. {snip}

Utash’s daughter, Mandi Emerick, wrote Wednesday on a website set up to raise funds for his medical costs: “Our dad is the same. We are sill waiting to hear his voice.”

Thursday night, nearly $157,000 had been raised by about 3,900 people to defray medical costs for Utash, who doesn’t have health care coverage.


Others charged in the beating are: Latrez Cummings, 19, who is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in 36th District Court; Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., a 17-year-old East English Preparatory Academy student; Wozney Saffold, 30, and James Deontae Davis, 24, who were arraigned earlier this week.

Each defendant was charged with assault to commit murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Bond was set at $500,000 each. The men are scheduled to return to court April 21 for preliminary examinations to determine whether they will stand trial.

Assault with intent to commit murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while assault to do great bodily harm is a 10-year felony. Ethnic intimidation carries a two-year prison penalty.


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  • Alexandra1973

    I for one am glad they’re being charged, but beware of the “ethnic intimidation.” If it sticks in this case, then there could be a slippery slope…Whites automatically charged with the same if a victim is Hispanic. Remember what’s good for the goose is good for the gander–and vice-versa. Don’t try to have it both ways.

    Keep the “hate crime” and “ethnic intimidation” things out. Just put these thugs away for a long time, that’s good enough.

    • Jesse James

      On one hand it does seem like a good thing that they are starting to acknowledge the problem of black racial hatred towards whites, however, I think you are right that the government’s investigation into what people are thinking – thought crime – is not an avenue that we want to keep going down. The crimes of assault, rape and murder are defined clearly, those laws should serve to try and punish criminals.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        The Government is already trying to control our thoughts, and this has mainly prevented us Whites from openly speaking the truth about non-Whites, particularly Negroes. Negroes have literally become a protected class in America. In recent years, I have heard ignorant comments made openly about different White Nationalities without shame, as well as Asians, but never Negroes. Everyone is paralyzed with fear to tell the truth about Negro behavior. What do we have to lose?? We Whites are already being treated as a minority group and being stepped on, so why not use whatever means we can muster to fight back against the Negrocentric powers that be?? If we can pull a race card on our own behalf, why not do so?? Negroes bully us daily for no reason other than our being White, so we might as well use whatever legal means we can get our hands on to fight back.

      • Too late. Our open-borders overlords started going down that road at 90 miles an hour many years ago.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      I strongly disagree Alexandra. Negroes have been the cause, the aggressors, and the bullies in most racial violence in America, especially in recent decades, but have not been made to pay for their deeds due to the media falsely portraying them as victims. Most Negroes are predatorial bullies who love to bully Whites. If they do not actually assault us physically, they take every opportunity to harass us verbally. They are a despicable race. Any sort of legal action to hold them accountable for their despicable bullying is excellent. This is why, in the old days Down South, Negroes were taught to know their place. Southerners had known them for generations, and knew what their temperament is like. Southerners knew that Negroids are a reptilian, predatorial, sociopathic race of humans that had to be controlled, or they would make the lives of Whites a living he*l.

    • Ograf

      Unfortunately Alexandra we will never have it both ways. If it is white on black (or anyone else) it will be a hate crime. If it is black on white it won’t be a hate crime. That seems to be the truth in this PC messed up world we live in today.

  • Okay, I’ll eat the humble pie.

    I’m just amazed that they’re actually looking for racial animus in this matter.

    I wish they would look for evidence that this mob or at least some of the people in it egged the kid on and had him run into the street.

    • John R

      Don’t eat too much of that pie, my friend! The defendant that was charged with a hate crime had to actually ADMIT that was why he did it! Of course the law does not require White defendants to do the same. I said that already on my post above.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      The attention this story got probably compelled them to make the race charge, but notice that it was against a minor being charged as a juvenile. He might serve an extra 10 minutes in juvie, but that’s about it.

    • M&S

      Dashcams in Russia…

    • Nathanwartooth

      The teenager was the only suspect questioned in connection with the
      April 2 beating of Steven Utash who mentioned race as a motivator, the
      source said, which is why he was charged Thursday with ethnic

      I actually called this when the story broke. They wouldn’t charge anyone with a hate crime unless they admitted it. One admitted it, very stupidly, and now he is getting charged.

      I have a feeling his lawyer wasn’t present when he made that statement. His lawyer will probably try to get him out of it by saying the police intimidated him into saying it or some such nonsense. On the very least, his lawyer will tell him to take back that statement and say that he didn’t really mean what he said.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Thank God that they are finally admitting racial hatred by Negroes against us Whites!! This happened in Detroit, a city where Whites have been victims of Negro aggressors at least since the late 1960’s, and Negroes have not been properly punished and held responsible. Some kind of honesty about the racial hatred Negroes harbor towards us is something I have been waiting my entire life to witness. It is gratifying to finally see some honesty on this issue from the powers that be.

  • Luca

    The older suspects were a little more creative when asked if they beat the victim because of race. They probably said something like: “No, I ain’t got nothin’ against that creepy-a** cracka, inbred hillbilly, honky, white-devil.”

    So, of course that was enough for the DA to not charge them with a hate crime.

  • The money raised is great! It’s white people sticking together. We need more of that. Right now, we are typically divided by class lines, with wealthier white elites looking down on working-class and poor whites. Look too at the negative stereotypes of southerners that yankee whites love so much. The heck with all that. Let’s stick together.

    BTW, the retired nurse who stopped mob with a gun is a black woman. I saw her story in the Daily Mail. Since I am a race realist and not someone who hates blacks (although they do test my goodwill constantly), I say kudos to her for helping a white man. Regardless, as proven by this savagery, the best thing to do when involved in a traffic accident in MLK territory is to keep moving and report the accident ASAP, after reaching safety.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Yep, you thump a darkie in Indian Country you put the hammer down till well clear of shitsville, and don’t even look back on the way out!

    • wildfirexx

      I gave you a thumbs up for the compassionate nature of the black nurse, but I have to wonder…had she been a white nurse, would she also have been beaten along with the driver ?

      • Who Me?

        Of course a white nurse would have been beaten and possibly raped too. It’s just a wonder this black nurse wasn’t beaten or at least getting threats and intimidation now, after the fact. I do hope they didn’t show her face or publish her name or she’s a marked woman for “turning on the bruthas” or “snitches get stitches” though what she did wasn’t technically snitching…

        • She had a gun. Her pic and name were in the Daily Mail article I saw. But I wouldn’t worry about her because she has that gun!

      • Fathercoughlin

        Well,she wouldve been beaten first,and then…

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Let us not be naïve. There is no such thing as a “good Black”. That nurse saw a chance to be portrayed as a hero in the White media, so that naïve White Liberals will fixate on her good deeds, and forget about the pack of Negroids trying to beat this poor man to death. Blacks love to be the center of attention when cameras are rolling. I could care less about this single, possibly somewhat decent Negroid. The reality remains that 99% of them are about as safe to be around as Feral Chimpanzees.

        • wildfirexx

          Nobody’s being naïve! To say all blacks are ‘BAD” is like they used to say the only good Injun is a dead Injun! (even though to some people at the time, this may have been the truth).
          I judge everybody as an individual first…it’s when they group together that they become more of a serious threat… Like, follow the leader, and let’s get Whitey!
          I don’t know all the details, but she may have saved his life, from the black racist Mob!
          Anyways, everyone’s entitled to their opinion!

    • saxonsun

      And vice versa–the negative stereotypes of New Englanders by many Southerners.

      • Katherine McChesney

        I’m a Southerner and I’ve NEVER heard of negative stereotypes of New England. Quite simply we have more to do with our time than to concentrate on anyone north of the Mason Dickson line unless it’s a black attacking a White person.

        • Alexandra1973

          The only thing I’ve heard about them (especially in Boston) is the way they pronounce things. “R-less,” I’ve heard it. LOL

        • I’m from Colorado. I wasn’t born here, but I can not imagine living anywhere else. I grew up here. Some of our counties are bigger than north-eastern states.

        • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

          That is quite surprising. Far too many White Southerners are too loyal to the South to admit the truth about Southern Negroids, and have a bad attitude against us Northerners because our accent sounds odd to them, and we seem to be lacking in manners and/or hurried to them. We Northerners may be a little brusque by Southern standards, sure, but no harm is intended with this. We, as European Americans, need to stop allowing such petty issued to divide us. The real enemy is the rising tide of color!!

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Indeed!! Some Southerners think that all New Englanders are wealthy business people, and that all New Englanders are snobs. This stereotype needs to go. Plenty of good working class White folks all through New England. The bulk of the population in New England is still White, and the Northern New England states are the Whitest portion of America. Quite a bit of Appalachian poverty in Northern Vermont and Maine, White rural folk who are proud and resourceful, and forgotten by our Government. I wish that Southern Appalachian folk could realize how much they have in common with rural sections of New England, and, that New Englanders could realize that, behind that Southern drawl, their Southern brethren are surely not stupid!! White American solidarity is what we need.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Absolutely correct!! I’ve said this for years. We Whites need to think racially first, and realize that race is far more important than class divisions. I’ve always been bothered by Whites who look down on their lower income brethren, while claiming and seeking kinship with higher income Negroids and other non-Whites.
      The Northern/Southern divide, where certain Whites hate their brethren in the North or South as if the Civil War is still raging, is the most disturbing example of this. This is why I do not support these Southern Nationalists who sit making hateful statements about “Yankees”, and insist that Southern Nationalism is only for “Southrons”. In an America where we European Americans are soon going to be a minority, there is no time for this. There is only time to form a White homeland for racial realist Whites. Rome is literally burning while these Southern Nationalists fret over which Whites are truly “Southrons”!! A house divided is the reason we are being swamped by the Browns, and failing to form a Whites only enclave where we can preserve our genetic and cultural identity.

      • “Southern Nationalism is only for Southrons”

        Isn’t that sort of the point?

        There’s nothing inherent in Southern Nationalism or any sort of white ethnonationalism that requires those who adhere to it or live under it to hate any other group of white people. There might be some reasons why it happens, but it is unnecessary and should not happen.

  • Simonetta

    Sho’ is good to know that the next time some doofus calls me a “white motherf****r” that they will be doing two years in jail for ethnic intimidation. That is sure to add some well-needed civility to our raw and angry streets.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      A White homeland to which you can escape from the die-versity hell of living with Negroids is what we Whites need to build. Let the Libtards stay in Die-Versity hell with the Groids, while us White racial realists build a racially pure White homeland for ourselves.

  • r j p

    black on White = ethnic intimidation
    White on black = hate crime
    Got it?

    • Ron Cheaters

      Great minds think alike.
      Just saw your post. Lol

    • gemjunior

      Yes, they only intimidated him with their ethnicity, making HIM the racist. So, of course they had to beat his white ass. Gnome sane? Datz whut dat Ethnic Intimidation means.

    • Magician

      Black on White = ignored by mainstream media & it is somehow whites’ fault

  • John R

    So he was the only one who mentioned race as a motivating factor? Sounds more like he was the only one naïve enough to admit to a hate crime. The others-being older and more experienced-knew enough not to admit to that. In other words, in order for a black defendant to be charged with a hate crime against a White victim, he must actually ADMIT that that is why he committed his crime. Yeah, I wonder if White defendants are given the same benefit of the doubt?

  • Jack Green

    The great media brainwashers will try to debunk this claim. They will fight tooth and nail to defend these monkey thugs. Only whitey be’s da raciss.

  • MekongDelta69

    “16-Year-Old Accused in Mob Beating Motivated in Part by Race, Source Says”

    “In Part“?!?

    How about, “Completely“?

  • wildfirexx

    All crimes of this nature are hate crimes…I don’t know why anyone should get off easy simply because he says it wasn’t racially motivated!
    I wouldn’t be surprised if this hate crime law…was promoted by Jewish interests after WW2.

  • Ron Cheaters

    Whites beat black = hate crime
    Blacks beat white = ethnic intimidation
    Got the message?

  • 4321realist

    “…..he said he did it in part because the man was white, according to a police source familiar with the case.”

    Any black on white beating is always perpetrated, because the victim is white. With all the immense amount of anti-white hate-rhetoric charged throughout the country which is a part of every black community, it is pure nonsense to expect that blacks do not attack whites mostly because they’re white and they’ve been programmed to hate them.

    The white weenies are so fearful of being called racists themselves they pretend as if they don’t know that. They have been conditioned into an intimidation mode they sometimes don’t even know themselves why they’re in denial.

    But not to worry. I read all the time on this site about what we have to do in order to get more converts to our cause and to gain legitimacy as a credible group, but it isn’t really necessary. Everything has been deteriorating nicely and getting worse all on its own so we won’t have to do anything really but wait and watch until the mobs hit the streets.

    And they will. Nothing about this rainbow utopia will lead to anywhere but destruction.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      The Negroids haven’t been programmed to hate us. They have just been permitted to act on their hatreds by Liberalism. In the good old days, Negroids hated us, but also feared us, and knew their place. Knowing their place including a knowledge that attacking us would not be tolerated, and any attacks on us being met with brute force. Nig*ers only understand brute force, and this is why things were done this way in the old South. Keeping Negroids forcibly in place is the only thing that will keep them from attacking us.

  • Fathercoughlin

    THe YKW and the Bantu have a common enemy,so they try and handle these things discretely. Keep your eye on the Big Picture boys!

  • TXCriollo

    Well obama was good and bad for this, prior to a black prez whites still had this sense of guilt, now only the super liberals have that and they are getting smaller and smaller. Since obummer has been el jeffe we have seen a speed up in the downfall of america, blacks getting way outta control, which opened the eyes of the american public, think about it. Obama is black became president now whites look and are like what racism is holding you back. We are fighting illegal immigration, no agreement yet. Lastly the left knows as much of a champ obama was(for them) he took a lot of steam off there train, socialism and black race hustlers are gonna have a harder time

  • r j p

    I am tentatively scheduled to leave town on the 27th to attend a technology program.
    It will be a day I will always remember after that Kenyan destroyed my career and life.

  • IstvanIN

    Bonobos have a reputation for being very sexually obsessed, rather like blacks.

  • IstvanIN

    Yes we will: White six year old bites pizza into the shape of a noose, Shaniqua terrified, peace march scheduled.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      The typical scenario for a White lad stuck in a school overrun with Negroids is that Shaniqua will not stop bullying him, but he will not hit her back, as he has been taught not to hit a woman. One day, Shaniqua punches him in the back as he is eating/minding his business. He has had it. He clocks the flat-footed Negress in her huge lips, as he should have months ago. In the good old days, our lad was a hero to the other White kids for having the chutzpah to stand up to a bully.

      • Shaniqua probably has more testosterone and has a more manly physique than some white high school boys.

        • Shaniqua probably also has a butt that looks like two pumpkins and thighs that rub together down as far as her knees.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Finally!! Some form of charges against a Negro for a racial hate crime. This is long overdue, but better late than never. Negroes have been attacking us for being White for decades now. Negroes, as a race, are the most bigoted people walking this earth. They hate not only Whites, but anyone who is not a Negroid. Southerners in the good old days understood this, and this is why zero tolerance was afforded to Negroes when they aggressed against Whites. This beating is just another example of how much blind hatred lies in the heart of the typical Negro. They cannot stand the fact that we are their superiors. I’ve always found it ironic that these Libtards who are always trying to sniff out “racists”, and are so opposed to any form of racism, have always been so blind to the fact that Negroes, by and large, best fit their definition of despicable racism which entails hating another purely due to their race, with none of that hatred being grounded in objecting to one’s behavior. Incidents such as the one described in this article, where Negroes attack a White victim for absolutely no reason, have been a daily occurrence for far too many years. It is due time that Negroes who attack Whites for no other reason than their hatred of our race be made to pay for their hateful violence. Negroes have been the instigators and aggressors in most racial hate crimes for years now, but have gotten away with their savagery due to the media portraying them falsely as victims. It is due time for them to begin to pay for their savagery.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    I remember that well. Just another example of how Blacks have been given a free pass as far as being racist while everyone else is supposed to act like they are royalty. This happened 30 years ago. Jackson got away with making an anti-Semitic comment because he is Black, but, not too long ago, comedian Jackie Mason got lambasted when he made truthful comments about Schvartse. Blacks have been a protected group receiving preferential treatment for far too long. Such priviledge should be earned, not given, and Negroes have crapped all over this priviledge for several decades now, so it is due time we revoke their priviledge.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    I hope you are right. Some of us have known that Nig*ers are sociopathic sub-human scum all along, and didn’t need to see a Negroid sociopath occupy the highest office in the land for 8 years to become racial realists. It is nice that Uncle Teddy is speaking like a racial realist now, but he has the money and guns to say whatever he wants. He still likes to glorify Chuck Berry. If he was a true Racial Realist, he would have learned to play classical style guitar a long time ago, and would try to play like Yngwie Malmsteen, not Chuck Berry. Any idiot can play retarded blues chords like a stupid Nig*er. I like Uncle Teddy’s statements on Obama, but where is his White pride as a musician?? When Uncle Teddy comes out with an acoustic album where he at least tries to play like Malmsteen or Blackmore, I will be able to hear his White pride being conveyed through his music, not just his political statements.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    The numbers don’t compare. In nearly 80 years lynchings of blacks didn’t add up to a year or two of today’s black on white attacks. And most of the lynchings were whites. White solidarity has been countered by years of propaganda and legal maneuvering that artificially forces integration (since school integration was such a failure, the assumption is now to do it to people’s neighborhoods). Surely that will “fix” everything.

  • If a mob of blacks obviously intending to beat and kick and punch and batter a White man to death is committing ‘ethnic intimidation,’ then a routine ethnically motivated street assault on a White man must be something like tying each of his limbs to four separate stallions and letting them gallop off in four opposite directions. (But only if a black man is clueless enough to ‘mention’ the racial angle.)

  • Texan1st

    Being charged is one thing. The question is whether they will be convicted. And if so, how severe will the punishment be? The defense will argue that they temporarily lost their minds after seeing that child hit and lashed out as a result. And the jury, being sympathetic towards the child, will give them the benefit of the doubt. I predict either jury nullification or no more than 2 yrs with time served if convicted.

  • Ograf

    “In the case of the four adult defendants that have been charged, the facts and the evidence does not support a charge of ethnic intimidation,” Worthy said. {snip} That is the biggest lie they are trying to sell us. First of all how can one be angry at someone that wasn’t at fault, and secondly the severity of the beating was in fact because the man was white. Doubletalk and covering up black on white crime is what it is about.

  • Ograf

    You, of course, are 100% correct, without even mentioning the POTUS and family went to a racist church for 20 years or so. If the tables were turned the white politician would never had been allowed to run.