Judge Tells Detroit Teen He Needed a Beating

Ed White, MSN, July 17, 2014

A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such a crime, a judge said Thursday.

The stunning remarks by Wayne County Judge James Callahan came as he sentenced Latrez Cummings to six months in jail.

In response to the judge’s question, Cummings, 19, said his father wasn’t around when he was growing up.

Callahan said Cummings needed a dad, “someone to discipline you. Someone to beat the hell out of you when you made a mistake, as opposed to allowing you or encouraging you to do it to somebody else.”

Cummings and four others have pleaded guilty to assaulting Steve Utash, who was in a coma for days after the April attack. The mob pounced on him in Detroit after he got out of his pickup truck to help a 10-year-old who had stepped in front of his vehicle.

The judge’s comments preceded a loud, spirited exchange with assistant prosecutor Lisa Lindsay, who said the six-month sentence was too light. She said there are many young black men who were raised without a father but haven’t commited crimes. Cummings is black.

“Did I ever use the term ‘black’?” replied Callahan, who is white. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black, white, yellow or red.”


Latrez Cummings

Latrez Cummings


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  • MekongDelta69

    “The stunning remarks…”

    Oh the horror, the horror.

    Oh wait…

    This is from MSN.

    Never mind…

  • dd121

    As they say, there’s a lot of law at the end of a nightstick.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Judge: You needed a father to beat you.

      And your honor, we needed a judge to throw the book at this goon. And you dropped the ball.

      • The only reason we might have not to be angry at ole Judgey Wudgey here is that his hands might have been tied if the prosecution and defendants came to a plea deal, and I think they did; In order for the matter to be adjudicated so soon after the crime, they would have had to. Depending on Michigan law, the judge may have had the option to reject the deal and go to trial, but then that’s risky because “trial” in that jurisdiction means a lot of Detroit blacks on the jury, which means…nullification.

        • Jesse_from_Sweden

          I think you missed this part….

          The judge’s comments preceded a loud, spirited exchange with assistant prosecutor Lisa Lindsay, who said the six-month sentence was too light.

  • ZB01

    You can’t win: if the father had “beaten the hell out of him”, then he would have had “anger issues”, the net result of which would have been the precise same thing that lead to his crime and sentencing.

    The judge should have said: Detroit (or wherever you go) would be better off had you never been born at all. Your existence is a waste and a cancer on both civilization and nature. There’s no hope for you, realistically. You are a living parasite, a degenerate, and you’re worse than nothing. And, comparing you to a parasite is an insult to them, since they can at least serve a function.

  • He did need the hell beaten out of him.

    But what he got was a six month negro vacation.

    • While in jail, he’ll further improve his robbing and beating skills. When he graduates – uh, I mean released, he’ll get another chance to execute his perfected skills on the rest of society, especially whites.

      • model1911

        Let us hope that the next white man he attacks will be prepared for an appropriate response.

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  • Ike Eichenberg

    If by “father” the judge meant “master” and by “beat the hell” he meant a literal whipping, well that still won’t deter the genetic propensity of the sub Saharan primate.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The judge may have talked tough but he doled out a sentence of 6 months for what clearly is a case of attempted murder and hate crime.

    This punk and the others deserve far more than a beating, IMO.

    The judge will be Sean Bergin-ed

  • Puggg

    I look at that picture of Latrez Cummings wearing the coat and tie, and I ask myself: What’s wrong with this picture?

    • Luca

      They have one suit which they only wear to court appearances or a funeral, (usually their own).

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        I worked for the public defender, and we had a section on the second floor for suits, ties, and dresses. We rarely used them though, since most defendants took a plea deal and never went to trial.

    • Xerxes22

      His defense lawyer forgot to give him a pair of glasses to make him appear intelligent and harmless.

    • HE2

      Pugggy-Wugggy, I noticed the same thing.
      Cognitive dissonance to the maximum, as in lipstick on a pig, silk purse, sow’s ear, all of those threadbare old saws.
      Latrez? What the ??? Where do blacks find these names? Ah so, at least we never have to wonder color when a race anonymous crime is published.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Latrez, Jane Austen called. She wants her hair back.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    If this was the Jim Crow South, this “teen” would have gotten a beating… and then some. There would have been no six month vacation for this negro.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Beatings and then some. We told y’all…

  • Epiminondas

    The media class flexing their muscle. They are the modern equivalent of Hitler’s SS or Stalin’s NKVD. We need a president with the cajones to snatch away big media’s licenses to operate. And that’s for starters.

    • bilderbuster

      Neither the SS nor the NKVD ever had to deal with Africans while doing their jobs but I’m sure they would have made very short work of them if they had.
      The SS had sworn to defend the German nation with their lives against the likes of AmeriKa’s present day media masters.

  • LHathaway

    There you go. Another white person is attacked by a group of blacks, this time physically. And the take away. . the main statement by whites involve is this

    “(I’m not a racist) It doesn’t matter if a person is black, white, yellow or red.”

    Maybe someone should beat the hell out of that judge right now. It’s what the judge himself recommends.

  • De’Marquise Elkins

    That “teen” looks a lot like Chief Keef.

  • gemjunior

    Missing fathers are not the only problem that blacks have. Everyone acts like if these black boys had a father living in the home, all their problems would be over. I’m not so sure myself.

    • bilderbuster

      Can you imagine anyone trying to use that excuse to explain any failure by a White?

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    The judge is on the right path, but he’s not quite there. Latrez wouldn’t have acted very differently if his father had spent more time with him, or if he had beat him. He acts the way he acts because of the genetics he inherited from his father (and mother).

    Once he was conceived, there wasn’t much anyone could have done to prevent him from committing violent acts, short of locking him up from childhood (which would have been unethical, even I would agree).

    The truth hurts, but society really needs to begin taking a good hard look at the realities of genetics. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we began truly selecting alleles predisposing people to violence out of the gene pool.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    A suit and tie on that clown is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen!

    • IstvanIN

      I am surprised it isn’t powder blue or salmon colored. They loves they bright clothes.

  • JohnEngelman

    In response to the judge’s question, Cummings, 19, said his father wasn’t around when he was growing up.

    – Ed White, MSN, July 17, 2014

    I wonder if Cummings knows who his father is. I wonder if his mother knows.

  • bilderbuster

    Q.What do you call a Latrez in a courtroom?

  • jayvbellis

    6 months sentence for beating a decent a White man in to a coma!

    Can we get some personal contact info on this hideous judge?

    • HE2

      Mr. Bellis, as someone mentioned up thread, the judge was probably hemmed in by a plea deal.
      Had this gone to trial in Detroit, every juror would have been black. They are the kings and queens of jury “he din do nuffins” nullifiers when one of their own is in the hot seat.

  • meanqueen

    Why is it wearing a suit?

  • John R

    Didn’t have his dad around? Haven’t we been here before? That had nothing to do with it. His daddy and mommy would just be trying to get him off, that’s all. And, btw, you see how UGLY this 19 yr. old is? Damn! Seriously, are they REALLY our same species? Could have fooled me.

    • Cid Campeador

      He obviously “gets off” on beating White people when they’re outnumbered.

  • John R

    At least Latrez Cummings was happy at his light sentence.

  • ThreePercenter

    Looks like he should be saying “Welcome to Good Burger,home of the Good Burger!”

  • Cid Campeador

    Don’t you love the suit and tie? It goes to show the disdain for the intelligence of the jury on the part of the legal system and especially Defense Liars (pardon my Irish accent).
    I’m surprised that they didn’t put a little American Flag pin on his lapel.
    THe judge is obviously a nauseating liberal KA. At least he didn’t include pink and purple.

  • Paleoconn

    This theory by the Freakonomics author is largely discredited. Steve Sailer is among the discrediters.

  • Brad

    we need separation whites have no business disciplining blacks. Blacks have no business in our areas and vise versa

  • MBlanc46

    It sure made a difference that Steve Utash was white.

  • Magician

    This person has a rather awkward last name

    And six months is not surprising

    Another black guy got 10 years after killing a white man

  • dean53

    OMG! Look at that humanoid monster!! Forcing white people to come in contact with such creatures is criminal.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    There is a difference between people who are capable of being emotionless and violent when necessary (like if the nation is in peril) and people who are full of uncontrollable, pointless urges to murder random individuals for no reason at all.

    We need to get rid of the latter. They destroy societies and rip apart the fabric that keeps communities and nations together. I don’t mind a few psychopaths existing if they’re using their psychopathy in the service of the greater good (such as the neurosurgeon in the article you linked).

    I do have a problem with people like the “youth” in the article above who attack random motorists who have done absolutely nothing to them. These people should be strongly selected against.

    Also, there are likely genetic differences between “useful violent people” (soldiers, police officers, etc) and “detrimental violent people” (those who simply have an uncontrollable urge to attack and murder random people). If we can locate these genetic differences, we can select against the latter while keeping the former around.

    (Sorry I didn’t reply to this for a long time; I needed to wait until I had time to read your article.)

    • HE2

      Very insightful, Genetics, and I agree. Productively channeled aggression we need.
      One of our family’s Special Forces I cited was a rambunctious, aggressive little boy. Not sadistic or mean, just all over the place fearless, hyperkinetic, like a sheep dog without sheep to tend.
      The type of kid who jumped into the deep end of a pool not knowing how to swim. No problem. He sank, bobbed up and breathed, submerged, bobbed up again, over and over, having a grand time.
      No one thought he would settle down, succeed at anything. Wrong. This boy aced military basic and S.F. training, was sent to the Academy, ultimately becoming a highly principled and disciplined S.F. officer, leading and surviving several risky TDYs in the M.E.
      In his personal life, E. is the sweetest father and husband, sentimental, loving. Cannot talk about his four kids without tearing.