A brief report at the neighborhood web site DNAinfo in New York City, which describes itself as “New York’s leading neighborhood news source” with “award-winning journalists” on staff, exemplifies how weak and negligent reporting on urban crime can be.

A video capture of an assault in the City’s West Greewich Village area shows a young black man first punching and knocking to the pavement a man who it turns out is in his 70s, and then running away. That video and most of how it was written up by reporter Natalie Musumeci follow the jump.

First, the video:

Now, most of the report (HT to a longtime emailer; bold is mine):

72-Year-Old Man Knocked to Ground in West Village Attack

A 72-year-old man was punched in the face in an apparently random attack in the West Village Monday afternoon, police said.

The victim was knocked to the ground with a single hit as he walked past a man waiting in front of 99 Jane St., a doorman building in a residential part of the village between Washington Street and West Street.

The male attacker immediately ran off as his victim, who was carrying a shopping bag, fell into a doorway at 5:29 p.m., surveillance video of the attack shows.

Police said another man, who was waiting across the street at the time of the incident, ran off with him.

. . . Police describe the suspects as in their early 20s.


If you’re actually interested in seeing them apprehended, Ms. Musumeci, exactly how is telling the public that “the suspects . . . (are) in their early 20s” at all helpful?

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  • MekongDelta69

    Do you see the word black in the article?

    Nope – me neither…

    • Magician

      But if the perp is white, it will be the first, foremost and most frequently used description by the authorities.

      • Paleoconn

        The perp is never White. Of course that doesn’t stop the MSM from making him White (see Zimmerman, George, White hispanic).

        • Magician

          I agree

          And the three Duke boys

          They were treated as if they killed a couple hundreds of children

    • proud white

      Mekong we cant blame them there are no white women around for them to sexually assault

    • Ringo Lennon

      I’d like to see word “jig” in there.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The West Village is a wealthy white gay neighborhood that’s recently become afflicted with diversity.

      Many of the older white gays complain that the recent influx of black male prostitutes and drag queens are acting like violent savages.

      • model1911

        “….acting like violent savages.” It is not an act.

      • benvad

        Well aren’t they all eluding to the problem with Strong Straight White Male Power as being the whole problem with America?

        Diversity is the salvation they seek, isn’t it? Well here’s a taste of it for you, enjoy now because it’s only going to get better.

      • Magician

        I read today that it is very easy for gay Asian men and gay black men to find a lover but gay white men are often shunned in the gay community and white gays mostly end up dating among themselves only

        But then again that could be what white gays specifically want? They make sure they do not do anything that can possibly infect them with HIV or get involved in a relationship that can cause them to suffer physical or sexual violence?

  • Guest

    How dare you NYC Mainstream media forget to mention a very important description of the perp!

    The man was wearing shorts when the attack happened!

    But anyways I am getting sick of the authorities giving us pathetically useless descriptions….

    The perp is described as

    ” A man in his 20s ”
    ” He was wearing shorts when it happened ”
    ” He was wearing a hat when it happened ”
    ” He was short ( or tall ) and appeared to be 250 lbs ”

    Whenever a young black male commits a knockout game crime, the perp is always

    – White women
    – Senior white men in his 60s or older

    They rarely, if ever, play knockout game on healthy young white men.

    • tlk244182

      You mean, “the victim is always etc,” not the perp.

    • Many of the victims of Knockout Martin Luther King in St. Louis in the first year of its existence were younger whites (under 40). The first fatal victim of KMLK in St. Louis was an elderly Vietnamese man. And just a few weeks ago, for only the second time in the era of KMLK nationally, in St. Louis, there was a black on black KMLK incident.

      • LHathaway

        Actually, an acquaintance of mine claimed he was victim of the knockout-game 30 years ago.

        • dd121

          I wish more of those black idiots would do the “fire challenge” on themselves. If you want to see some monumental human stupidity, go to Liveleak and watch people set themselves on fire.

          • bilderbuster

            A supersoaker filled with gasoline would be hard to beat.

          • Periapsis

            A pity it’s not possible to carry a super soaker filled with concentrated nitric acid, but one filled with oleoresin capsicum would do. It can knock the sails out from under a thug as effectively as striking them in the kneecaps or the face with a baton.

          • bilderbuster

            That is a “challenge” I would encourage all Blacks to take up.
            As a matter of fact I would gladly fund and watch this competition on pay per view.

          • dd121

            Dozens have done it and filmed themselves in their moment of brain freeze. The usual result is 2nd and 3rd degree burns with loss of eyes, ears and noses. I can’t imagine how stupid you have to be to get talked into doing that.

          • bilderbuster

            I’ve seen it on You Tube and I can only hope that it increases in popularity in the “Black Community”.

  • anony

    When are the media going to stop lying about these things? Not until we force them to!

    Overwhelm them with the real information.

    • bilderbuster

      That has always worked so well in the past.

    • Borachio

      You seem to be assuming that they don’t already have the real information.

      • anony

        I know they have it; my point is that all of us (race realists) should overwhelm the media with FACTS whenever they ignore those same facts.

        I am convinced that Drudge, and to some extent, a few pundits elsewhere, are slowly speaking out about racial issues precisely because we make cogent comments whenever we can.

        I always comment, when possible, on articles that appear, and I make calls and email when I can. I am saying that I think this is making a difference however incremental it is.

        I sure beats doing nothing! And it makes me feel good.

    • Pat Kittle

      Those who own the media have an agenda, and it’s NOT justice for Gentiles, if you get my drift.

      Until we expose THAT, nothing will change.

  • [Guest]

    The complaint against Ms. Musumeci and DNAinfo is legitimate, but why does Tom Blumer of NewsBusters use the euphemism “urban crime”? Call it what it is: black savagery.

  • Evette Coutier

    Execution by horse whipping is the correct sentence.

  • Luca

    Okay, I get it, the Liberal press doesn’t want to use the word “black” when describing the suspect.

    Let’s compromise then, just say “the usual suspects”. Works for me.

  • D.B. Cooper

    72 years old, and he STILL doesn’t get it??
    I want to hear YOU, Mr. Victim from Greenwich Village? Whenever I hear of that neighborhood, I get images of dope smoking hippies and Gay Pride parades. Is that you, by chance? Go on TV and tell us about the suspect. Warn your fellow cosmopolitan neighbors who are quick to call me a racist bigot. I learned The Lesson a long time ago…

    • IstvanIN

      Maybe he assumed the black was a stoned, gay hippie, no one runs from them.

    • Kenner

      My god, I just read his reaction in the Daily Mail, and he says he’s ‘not even mad’ at his attackers, because they ‘didn’t attack me, to them it was just some guy walking down the street’.
      In the annals of ethno-masochism, this is a new low.
      He is also a cancer patient. Maybe the chemo burned out a few brain cells.

      • Magician

        “because they ‘didn’t attack me, to them it was just some guy walking down the street’.”

        I am not sure what the person meant by that. He was attacked and knocked down to the ground. That is like, a white girl keeping on insisting, “I am an Asian guy”

  • Ograf

    When that happens we as White people should go there to protest. Loot a couple stores, maybe shoot a couple of folks. Burn down something and act like they do for no good reason. Trouble is Whites are civilized and we have risen above that. If a civil war comes , and it is long overdue maybe some of this stuff will stop.

    • UncleSham

      Blacks generally burn down their own neighborhoods. As with anything else, we should not follow their lead.

      • evilsandmich

        As I insinuated previously, the smarter thing would be to burn the haters neighborhood to the ground, but unfortunately that would be more “urban renewal” than actual punishment;not even worth the effort alas.

  • dd121

    I wonder when the law will start to protect my people?

    • benvad

      They won’t so protect yourself and carry a stolen piece to plant “when necessary”. Honesty will get you no where, your priority is to protect yourself and permanently damage the aggressor.

      Think Bernie Goetz.

  • ncpride

    Yet another example of what low life, pathetic cowards these thugs are. Attack in packs, sucker punch, or attack the most vulnerable and weak. These people are beneath contempt.

    • kjh64

      Yeah, it’s pathetic that this “suspect in his 20’s” knocks out an elderly man.

  • Jack Burton

    I love to read about when a white man has a CCW and takes these subhumans out, just makes you feel good.

  • Borachio

    If a news story about a vicious, mindless attack doesn’t mention the attacker’s race, you know what race it is.

  • Caucasoid88

    Perp was described as a human, though no conclusive evidence suggests that.

  • Easyrhino1

    Doesn’t NYC have a long track record of ‘knockout game” victims? This guy should have more situational awareness.

    No doubt Holder will bring the full weight of the DOJ to bear on the case.

    • Jacobite2

      Greenwich Village? Most of those ding-dongs don’t know what year it is (ah…..still 1968!). 99% would vote to outlaw those ‘no-go zone’ apps.

    • 1G25


  • Chuckie Pelto’s goat master

    Anyone expect the FBI to investigate this as a hate crime?

    • Magician

      No, but if a ten year old white boy refuses to give his hamburger to a black boy then FBI will spend all their available resources to investigate that as a hate crime

  • A Freespeechzone

    Just imagine if the victim had practiced self-defense and not taken his beating as is expected by the violent negroes, media and city hall.

    I’d more than bet that race would be mentioned……

    • Magician

      he is in his 70s… I’ve never heard of a man in his 70s successfully utilizing his self defence skills against a man in his early 20s

      • 70 year old man’s self defense technique = 9mm, .45, .40s&w, .380… older gentlemen have a great variety of self defence options available to them, all highly effective against 20 year old worthless Trayvons.

        Oh … wait… NYC? Nevermind, that’s one of magical cities where guns don’t exist, yep, old guy is screwed.

  • Jacobite2

    That works great for well-to-do wh*tes, but what about working-class and lower-middle class wh*tes? With affirmative action providing no-talent blacks with good jobs, there’s no way these wh*tes can out-bid them for decent housing (which instantly ceases to be decent when the blacks move in).

    • benvad

      Then they have to move away to far away white communities like Minnesota or North & South Dakota. Get jobs in trucking or whatever work you can find.

      • Jacobite2

        Well, you’re right. But this hardly seems fair or just. There was a Sup Ct decision sometime after WW II that ruled restrictive covenants in real property deeds un-Constitutional. Previous to this, such covenants were used to protect blue-collar and middle-class wh*ite neighborhoods. Once the Court pronounced restrictive covenants anathema, price alone was available to protect decent residential areas and public schools. As I said, this left less-affluent wh*tes on their own. These people became second-class citizens, which, as a wh*te person, I object to.

        • 1G25

          Restrictive covenants mentioning race are proscribed. Those dealing with floorspace, construction methods, lot setback and other ramifications of quality constriction are not.

          • Jacobite2

            Restrictive covenants between private parties. Perfectly Constitutional, and considered to be so for 80 years. The Sup Ct has taken the Commerce Clause and the State Action concepts and un-Constitutionally stretched them into meaninglessness. The majority in the case ruling that a farmer growing wheat on his own farm to feed to his own livestock was involved in interstate commerce should have been dragged out of the courtroom and hanged. Much more instructional than impeachment would’ve been. It’s still not too late to dig them up, like the English did with the Satanic slug, Cromwell.

  • Mrfinoni

    what’s the problem? he didn’t use a gun!!. everybody knows you cannot hurt someone with your fists. That’s why the stand your ground law is so evil! Guns are EVIL! Self defense is EVIL! Racists Whites have moral duty to be victims.

  • NotTooSwift

    What is the race of the perpetrator in the Knock-Out Attack, er ah, I mean, Game? Rhetorical question.

  • Sloppo

    If it were not such a sad thing, it would be ironic that the freed African slaves did to the northern cities what the southern armies could not. The north, the south, and the tenth amendment lost that war.

  • SoCal88

    Pit Bulls are a big problem in my neighborhood. When ever I go walk for I know I have to be prepared, or I could wind up with one attached to my leg, or worse. I always carry a fiberglass hockey stick with the end cut off and pepper spray. When I ride my bike, I carry two pepper sprays.Two days ago, I was out walking, and a young woman approached with a pit bull on a leash. I stopped, and held my pepper spray at the ready. The owner could see that I meant business, She took the dog out in the street. It stared at me intently while pulling on the leash. It was all the woman could do to hold him. No words were spoken. My plan was to spray the dog in the face, and then break its left front leg with my stick if it continued toward me. If it managed to stay upright, I would use a backhand swing and break its right leg. This may work with one dog, but not two or three, especially if they are running loose. It is essential to use a fiberglass stick for this. Wood will break and steel pipe is too heavy and they will be able to react and avoid the blow. If I were to see more than one dog approaching, I would immediately seek some sort of protection – inside a building, or climbing up on a car as a last resort. Bottom line: I HAVE to be prepared if I go where I might encounter a pit bull or similar breed. Many blacks are law abiding citizens and would never dream of doing anything as violent, cowardly, and potentially lethal as this monster. They have also been “victimized” by these young thugs, simply because they belong to the same race. Until there is more awareness of this danger among whites and other non-blacks, I fear that these attacks will increase in number and lethality. If you have to walk or drive where you might encounter one or more young blacks, be prepared or you may suffer the consequences. Young black females are also getting into the act now, but they are much easier to disable. It is best to aim a blow at the side of the knee. Also, read John Derbyshire’s “The Talk” on takimag. Avoid lethal force if possible. You may wind up in prison if you are tried by a jury with a combination of blacks and cultural Marxist whites. It’s a jungle out there, and it will get a lot worse before it gets any better.

  • scutum

    He was in his early twenties. We can assume from this description that the perpetrator was either a white or Asian male.

  • none of your business

    All media use the Associated Press style book which clearly states that the race of black and hispanic criminals not be stated ever, ever, ever. The race of White criminals however must be stated. That is their rule.

  • John R

    To end this violence in our cities we need to get rid of these guns….Uhhh, wait. There was no gun involved in the attack? Oh, well, uhhh, let me think if something else, then.

    • SoCal88

      A lot of the time, these things happen on sidewalks. Sidewalks must be the problem.

  • 1G25

    Situational awareness. The jungle bunny backed up to place himself directly in the man’s path, while the victim was close enough to have seen the move… then the guy walked close by the jig, almost touching him.

    What the hell was the victim thinking ? Anything ? When a coon places himself in your path, either divert well away, or quietly loosen your concealed Colt Commander loaded with 185-grain hollowpoints, one in the chamber with the hammer down.

  • SoCal88

    ..or “random violence”, blah blah blah, etc.

  • SoCal88

    Question: Are these attacks planned to be in clear view of nearby surveillance cameras??

  • debby

    i have learned that if race is not noted the criminal is black.