‘Not One of Them Cared,’ Steven Utash’s Brother Says at Sentencings

Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, July 7, 2014

Telling one of the men involved in a beating on Detroit’s east side in April that he caused upheaval throughout the city, a Wayne County Circuit Court judge Monday sentenced the first of four men charged in the attack to 6 to 10 years in prison.

“People are afraid to stop their automobiles when they’re involved in collisions . . . to see if someone’s been injured,” Judge James Callahan said Monday, adding Saffold’s actions had “far-reaching implications.”

Callahan was refering to Wonzey Saffold, 30, who he sentenced in the attack on Steven Utash, a 54-year-old tree trimmer from Clinton Township. Utash was knocked off his feet in the attack and pummeled after he hit a 10-year-old boy who stepped off a curb in front of his truck. Relatives said Steven Utash has brain damage resulting from the beating by up to 20 people.

“You disgust me, and you’re a disgrace to America,” Mary Utash, the sister-in-law of Steven Utash, said to Saffold in Wayne County Circuit Court.

.Saffold faced life in prison as a habitual offender, but was given a lesser sentence as part of a plea agreement.

“He was begging, he was pleading, ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry,’ ” said brother Ken Utash. “Not one of them cared about his plea.”

Utash’s daughter Mandi Emerick read a statement from her father. {snip}

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Steven Utash said that when he finally woke up and saw his head, it “looked like a mushroom,” and the brain injuries have made him unable to drive, work “or make financial decisions on my own,” Mandi Emerick read. “I don’t understand what kind of defense they can use to explain their animal-like behavior.”

Saffold apologized, and his lawyer Ray Paige said Saffold’s prison sentence will mean he will miss seeing his pregnant girlfriend give birth.

Another defendant in the case, Bruce Wimbush Jr., 18, who had no prior criminal history, was given three years of probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act and must submit to drug screenings, Callahan said.

A 17-year-old boy, charged in juvenile court because he was 16 at the time of the incident, admitted to a similar assault charge.

As part of the plea agreement, a charge of ethnic intimidation was dismissed. Solomon Radner, the teen’s attorney, said the teen will go into a residential placement program. {snip}

Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey said Wimbush cooperated with investigators and was remorseful for his role. {snip}

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Lindsey said only three people came forward as witnesses after the beating, and that this limited the strength of their case.

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Family members said that if Deborah Hughes, a former nurse who lives near the site of the beating, hadn’t rushed to help Utash that day, he’d be dead.

All defendants admitted guilt to assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. It carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

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  • MekongDelta69

    “Wonzey Saffold faced life in prison as a habitual offender, but was given a lesser sentence as part of a plea agreement.” (6-10)

    How do these animals keep getting off, over and over and over again?
    (That is a rhetorical question.)

    • D.B. Cooper

      If one beating wakes up 1,000 white people, then we got something out of it.

      • benvad

        How can they wake up when all they do is getting hypnotized by idiotic games such as NFL and all that other garbage!

      • Jacobite2

        Yes, wake-up time. No white person should ever, under any circumstances, go south of 8-Mile Road. Ever. For any reason. Let’s make Motown an IQ-free zone.

      • Ron Cheaters

        As if anyone outside Detroit heard it
        My jaw hit the floor when I read this. Its so unbelievable and totally predictible its like a farce. I’m so tired of it.

    • They get off, over and over because our judges and prosecutors live in gated communities. It’s apparently just fine if they do that to us serfs.

      • r j p

        Matthew Hale was sentenced to a 40-year prison term for soliciting an undercover FBI informant to kill Judge Lefkow.

        He was previously screwed over by the Illinois Bar for being head of the Church of the Creator.

        blacks don’t get 40 years for murder.

        She does have armed guards now, I believe.

  • Puggg

    I tell you who else really didn’t care. This prosecutor for the slap on the hand punishments she accepted in the plea bargain.

    Saffold apologized, and his lawyer Ray Paige said Saffold’s prison sentence will mean he will miss seeing his pregnant girlfriend give birth.

    And I bet he really would have cared about that otherwise.

    • willbest

      Most male members of the animal kingdom don’t.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        In welfare speak they are called “trophies”.

    • Ron Cheaters

      That was soo gut-wrenching…
      … As in the I’m about to barf way.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Reverse the races and this would have been CNN’s story of the year – black motorist beaten by white mob.

    • WR_the_realist

      And those “ethnic intimidation” charges would never have been dropped.

      • meanqueen

        It would have been a hate crime. Can anyone name ONE instance of a black criminal being convicted of a hate crime?

    • Dave West

      I’m sure Holder would be have the justice dept. writing up charges in a matter of seconds!

    • correction: Black Good Samaritan Motorist beaten by white mob

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Saffold apologized, and his lawyer Ray Paige said Saffold’s prison sentence will mean he will miss seeing his pregnant girlfriend give birth.”

    Like he even cares about that women or his child. Besides, he’s a black guy from Detroit. He’ll have about fifteen more opportunities with thirteen different women to see his child being born.

    • Oil Can Harry

      At least da brutha will live to see a couple of black female prison guards giving birth to his children.

  • Ed

    Lindsey said only three people came forward as witnesses after the beating, and that this limited the strength of their case.

    This is one reason why chaos reigns in the Black community, there is no community.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Oh, there is a black community, but it only exists when blacks need to come together and gibsmuhdat from whitey. Otherwise, it’s chaos as usual.

      • Kenner

        ‘Black community’ = pack.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “Lindsey said only three people came forward as witnesses after the beating, and that this limited the strength of their case.”

    No snitching. Especially if it’s a whitey getting the beat down.

    There’s no chance that the ethnic intimidation charges would have been dropped if the races were reversed. In that instance, the ethnic intimidation charges would have been considered more serious than the battery charges.

  • For filthy animals like these, death is the only proper sentence. Prison is a vacation and they wear their record as a badge of honor. There is no justice for the white victims of black crime unless we learn to make our own justice. Historically, that involved lynching.

    Exactly what it’s going to take to get white people in “diverse” areas to begin to defend themselves is unclear. We’re just too law abiding for our own good.

    • LHathaway

      I kind of agree with what you are saying. However, those blacks thought the white guy who ran over the kid was the filthy animal.

      Another thing, this is not an isolated incident. During the late 1980-early 1990’s, in my much, much, smaller town there were numerous beatings of white motorists after automobile accidents in black neighborhoods. In one year alone two white motorists in my town were killed, beaten to death, following an auto accident.

  • Pro_Whitey

    I understand Utash had a substantial amount of cash on him (to pay his dentist), and his son speculated that the kid in the street was a set up to get him to stop because they somehow knew he had a lot of cash. I guess they get to keep the cash.

  • benvad

    Man oh man the Southerns were soo right about these primitives. They knew exactly how to handle them. Punish them with extreme prejudice was the true wisdom of the day, exactly how Dr. Schweitzer said they should be treated, not as an equal.

    Tikkun Olam lefty Jews applied the Fervor of their religion to social justice (lefty jewish new religion), to the Bantus.

    So we get to reap the fruits of their labor.

    Pathetic.

    • meanqueen

      Maybe now would be a good time for you to learn that there are politically and religiously conservative Jews who also abhor “lefty Jews.” Or are you too much in love with your white sheets to consider the facts?

      • benvad

        Of course I know that, just like they’re are excellent blacks as Thomas Sowell & Walter Williams but their numbers are bucket compared to the tidal wave from the other side.

        Sure a David Horowitz will come along only after they let go of their religion of social justice & when someone is killed because they think their doing a noble cause.

        Read his bio and how he woke up.

        We whites don’t have the time to wait, we’ve got to defend ourselves now.

        • propagandaoftruth

          I agree totally. I’m OK with the Jews who post/contribute here, have personally known some pretty race realist, moderate to conservative Jews.

          But certainly there are tons of crypto-Marxist trouble making Jews I utterly detest.

          What I see is the potential to convince sane White Jews to wake up and take a look in the mirror.

          But nobody has to wait on anybody. If most Jews want to play some BS game (along with lots of non-Jew White traitors) and work purposefully or duped for White Genocide that’s their choice.
          I’ll leave it to the good White Jews like those who post here to “deal with” theirs and I’ll get busy with mine, come the conclusion of the coming social wars.

          But no need to wait for anybody to defend us and ours.

    • Guest

      All of you who replied, hear this: I try, I try so hard. I have lost so many Jewish “friends” over the past 15 years because I’ve tried to wake them up to their own stupidity. Forget for a moment that libtard Jews are on the wrong side of morality – what about their suicidal drive, particularly where Israel is concerned? Any other group of people who do what they do would be deemed mentally ill. But back to the misguided morality of libtardism, my heart goes out to good black conservatives because now I know what they go through. Every time they hear a heinous crime being reported, they cringe as they wait to find out if the perp was a black thug, and I cringe waiting to hear if the defense attorney or the judge is a libtard Jew. And you have your white Christians/gentiles who are also libtards, though I don’t hear you all calling for the total destruction of the white race. All I ask is for some indication that you do, in fact, make a distinction between members of a group based on their values. I don’t hate any particular race or religion (except Islam, which is not actually a religion but a dangerous ideology that doesn’t deserve our respect or protections). I am wiling to stand with anyone of any race/religion who shares my values, and those values are usually in alignment with conservative values. I come here because I find those values, but obviously I can’t stand shoulder to shoulder with Jew-haters. Thanks for clarifying your position. I appreciate it.

      • meanqueen

        The above is from me. No idea why it didn’t post under my screen name.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I agree with some posters here on the motivations behind “the tribe”. They are minimizing/marginalizing the smartest, most effective group: the European-Americans. They are the nation-makers, the most insightful, articulate, and eloquent critics. The ones best suited to lay bare “the tribe”.

        As one poster said: “There’s nothing the ruling class hates more than intelligent malcontents”. They aren’t Libtards on the wrong side of history. It is deliberate behavior.

  • willbest

    “I don’t understand what kind of defense they can use to explain their animal-like behavior.” – Well the obvious defense is that they are animals and shouldn’t be tried in a court of men.

  • Luca

    Did everyone enjoy the defendant’s heartfelt apology at the end? I’m amazed that he could actually memorize a sentence with about 30 words in it. I thought the gang tattoo on his neck was a nice touch too.

  • Conrad

    He must have left his bag of white privilege at home. I also wonder if the woman with the blue hair is a Democrat.

  • Unlike pheasant or deer, it is always open season on Whites.

  • MBlanc46

    Slaps on the hand. I’d be disappointed if I’d expected justice to be done.

  • Ringo Lennon

    40 people shot in Chicago during weekend. 40!!! Need to carpet bomb these neighborhoods. White people than need to rebuild.

    • r j p

      Shot & Killed: 16
      Shot & Wounded: 66
      Total Homicides*: 16

      • Ringo Lennon

        We have to carpet bomb these roaches.

      • Ringo Lennon

        You know what they say:
        As long as their shooting each other.

  • Michigan Patriot

    Segregation now ! Screw our communist, racist overlords, our politicians& courts !

  • IKUredux

    I have always followed Christian precepts. No longer. The Good Samaritan needs to die as a concept. It used to work for a homogeneous society, we no longer have that. I’m feeling more Old Testament. You know: “An eye for an eye.”

    • Mrfinoni

      The Bible allows legitimate self defense! The good Samaritan simply exhibited compassion for a person of a different religion. The suggestion that people should not be allowed to defend their very being, loved ones and country is not biblical. Extreme pacifists are delusional but they are not Biblical Christians.

  • gemjunior

    They are not human in any way. I would do anything to get away from them. Imagine the bliss and the joy of a world without them?

    • PvtCharlieSlate

      There are still parts of the country like that.
      They are beautiful and worth defending.

  • meanqueen

    So, in other words, they got off scot free.

  • I’m going to weigh in on this blue-haired freak’s tattoos. It looks bad on women. I have no tattoos, but more scars than an autopsied and embalmed corpse that got up and walked away several times. Looking like that, I would never consider this idiot-girl a reasonable witness.

    Just why would anyone show up to a court hearing looking like that?

    • Hallie Eva

      Trashy looking White sister, to be sure, Michael.
      Were I Steve U., her appearance to deliver a family “impact statement,” would have set my teeth on edge.

      • She could have worn a long-sleeved shirt to the hearing. The blue hair would still look weird, but I suspect she was inadvertently making a statement precisely by looking that bad.

        • Hallie Eva

          But, what kind of statement does she make in reality. That she is a whacked out freak?

      • Fathercoughlin

        Attention whore who probably relished the idea of getting all that attention. Probably wouldve oved to hug the youths and forgive them.

        • Hallie Eva

          That is what I think too, Father. She made herself as noticeable as possible, unfortunately in a credibility damaging way.

  • ncpride

    Saffold apologized, and his lawyer Ray Paige said Saffold’s prison sentence will mean he will miss seeing his pregnant girlfriend give birth.

    As if he gives a toot about that….gimme a break here. We’ll just have yet another useless thug to raise on taxpayer money, and Thug SR. will be no where around.

  • Fathercoughlin

    Like he woulda been there anyway??LOL! He be too busy makin the next one!

  • LHathaway

    “Punish one, teach a thousand…”- Chairman Mao

    This is exactly what the blacks must have been thinking. Who says they are completely devoid of intelligence or reasoning?

  • LHathaway

    This is a horrible crime and perhaps it deserves the harshest punishment. We should follow up and see just how this justice is served. But the guy did hit a kid with his car. Him and his family should just shut up.