10 Teens, 1 Adult Charged in Brutal Kroger Parking Lot Attack

Ashli Blow and Michael Clark, WMC 5 (Memphis), September 9, 2014

Officers arrested and charged 10 teenagers and one adult as of Monday evening in the attack that happened in a Kroger parking lot.

Police arrested and charged Raheem Richardson,19, with aggravated assault and aggravated riot.

Additionally, a 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated riot, and acting in concert to wit aggravated assault.

Eight teenagers, from 14 to 17 years old, are charged with aggravated riot. A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday and charged with similar crimes.

Three people were injured Saturday night by a large group of teenagers who came from a nearby CiCi’s Pizza restaurant. Two Kroger employees, ages 17 and 18, were jumped while trying to stop the initial attack on a 25-year-old customer.

Both were “struck several times in the head and face while being knocked to the ground,” according to reports. The victims say large pumpkins were thrown at their heads. They both were eventually knocked unconscious.

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“We have evidence, information, some of them are [in a gang]. Can we say this was a gang sanction incident? We don’t have any information to substantiate that,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference. “From what we have, is a flash mob that got out of control.”

Armstrong called the attack an isolated incident Monday. He also said MPD does not have enough evidence to call the case a hate crime as the victims were both white and African-American.

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“It’s [the attack] just reprehensible . . . It damages our community, not to mention the harm that was done to the victim. It cast our city in a horribly bad light. We want to make it clear we’re not going to tolerate it,” Mayor A C Wharton also said during the conference.

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One Poplar Plaza employee, who wants to remain unidentified, says the large group was kicked out of CiCi’s Pizza just before the incident. He 100 young people caused so much of a ruckus inside CiCi’s that the manager closed more than an hour early.

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The 15-year-old charged Sunday has not been enrolled in school this year, and his mother could also face charges.

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[Editor’s Note: For more on the attack, including the raw video, see our original posting here.]

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  • Jim Kental

    This is such an outrage. This video, and many like it, need to be posted all over the net to wake up white America from its decades-long coma. I know that blacks/muslims have been getting away with murder forever, but I really feel that a tipping point (or spark) is coming very soon. Just look at England with the Rotherham tragedy sparking extreme outrage all over the country. This is shining a bright moral light on how dirty, deceitful, and dangerous the left is, and how they have ruined the lives of so many innocent white females.
    But overall, we need to put a human face on our cause. We need to show innocent victims to the masses, forget about plain logical reasoning. People only respond to emotional arguments.

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      Rotherham does have the feel of a tipping point. Footnote: There is a fine article at Occidental Observer on the feminist enablers of the Rotherham monstrosity (1400 white girls raped in just one UK town). Title: “Friends of Rape: How Feminist Liberals Help Sex-Crime to Flourish”

      • Periapsis

        What Rotherham should lead to are large numbers of dead Pakistani rapists, slain by mail relatives of white underage girls they’ve been violating in every way imaginable.

        • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

          But for the sacredness of the cause of diversity in western countries, something like that would happen. That sacredness is the reason it happened. Rotherham could not have happen if we, as western peoples, did not worship “The Other,” the non-white, the foreign.

          • captainc

            How about Jesus the Jew? The Ultimate Jew Worship.

        • Cid Campeador

          Exterminate the guilty and deport all the rest. You rape our women and girls, you f—ing DIE!!!
          To Britain,

          You and We fought a terrible war against tyranny and lost so many of our youth only to bend over the barrel to these savage, monsters.
          IT’s time for us to recover our “bullocks” and start to strike back at these devils!!!
          If we just sit back and wait they’re going to kill us all. Perhaps it’s time to strike back now and rid the West of these unproductive evil. satanic vermin.
          We have several thousand students from these areas who have visas and have suddenly vanished. We’ll be hearing from them soon.
          Jesus Ahu Akbar!!!!!!

          • none of your business

            The British fought a terrible war to enable a terrible tyranny, soviet communism to take over E and C Europe and China after that terrible war.

          • Cid Campeador

            Perhaps you’re right. Maybe we should have left the Japanese alone.

    • [Guest]

      >>>Just look at England with the Rotherham tragedy sparking extreme outrage all over the country.

      I learned something about how perverse political correctness and racial blindness are when I began posting on this subject after I first became aware of it in 2010. As an example, I posted, on some popular forums devoted to news and current events, an article called “‘Sexual predators’: Gang of Asian men weep as they are jailed for total of 32 years for abusing white girls as young as 12.”

      If you look up that article, you’ll find that the “Asians” were named Umar Razaq, Razwan Razaq, Zafran Ramzan, Adil Hussain, Mohsin Khan, and so on. They’re all first- and second-generation Muhammadans.

      There was no interest in the issue, and certainly no outrage, even after I’d posted several articles over a few weeks on this topic. (I did, though, get called a racist.)

      No event, no matter how destructive of white people, can spark outrage once racial awareness and the sense of self-preservation have been killed. I fear that white people have reached that point already.

    • B.A_2014

      What was the white kid doing curled up in a ball. I’ve been in this situation ( giving and recieving ). You have to get to your feet or at least your knees no matter what. If you have to take a knee or a kick to the face then so be it . The most important thing to do is to nullify his legs. Latch onto one if possible. I have no sympathy for males ( especially well able males ) that curl up into a ball and hopes his opponent stops jumping on his head.

      • Periapsis

        A hard kick to the side of an attacker’s knees can leave him crippled, for life or at the very least needing a knee replacement. Grabbing the genitals than twisting while clamping down as hard as you can will also yield results.

      • Neue Sachlichkeit

        Um, meanwhile, you grab one leg and a hundred more fine upstanding youths are throwing pumpkins at your head.

        I agree with your general point, but in this situation I’m pretty sure this gentleman was unable to do anything other than what he did.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Is it me or are these attacks becoming more commonplace? Either that or the media is slowly starting to cover these types of stories too.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      I think it is the spread of information over the internet and to a large extent video cameras.
      Blacks have been assaulting whites for entertainment since the races first met.

      It’s just 30 years ago, the news report would have been a man was “mugged” outside a grocery store. With video it’s hard to categorize these attacks as muggings.

      • OS-Q

        They report it as a “fight” or “scuffle” if the victim covers his face from hits

        • LHathaway

          Racial tensions. Wait, in this case it was called an ‘incident’. Similar to an accident.

          • awb

            Flashmob gone bad? WTF, Flash mob’s ARE bad!

    • [Guest]

      I believe the attacks are becoming more common. I also believe that the reports are becoming somewhat more frequent because big media know they can’t keep the lid on forever because of the internet. But they’ll not remove the lid; they’re only allowing a little steam to escape to ensure that it doesn’t totally blow off.

      Anyway, if the media report these items, they always report them dishonestly.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong called the attack an isolated incident.”

    Yeah – ‘isolated‘ to that exact place and time.

    • [Guest]

      All we really need to know is whether Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is a black.

      And he is.

  • Armstrong called the attack an isolated incident Monday. He also said MPD does not have enough evidence to call the case a hate crime as the victims were both white and African-American.

    Well then get warrants and start looking for evidence. The Feds certainly did when it came to George Zimmerman, though they found none.

    • [Guest]

      Armstrong “does not have enough evidence to call the case a hate crime” because Armstrong is black.

  • Easyrhino

    Apparently the media has made the word “teens” the new synonym for “black kids”.

    • Who Me?

      “Teens” and “yoots” are synonyms for any black person under the age of 35, with some exceptions going higher.

  • Giovanni704

    Day of the Rope.

    • Dale McNamee

      Maybe the business owners should put up nooses… And Confederate flags…

  • dd121

    Have you ever been to a party where some of the revelers got so passed out drunk they couldn’t be awakened no matter how hard you tried? That’s the way I feel about most whites who don’t react to these wide spread racial attacks against them.

  • Dave West

    Libtards are always tirelessly pumping out articles about why Southern whites are so “racist” towards blacks; they always come up with the most intricate explanations that blame “systemic racism,” and the cherished “legacy of slavery.” This video is the actual answer.

  • Nothing is going to stop these savage chimpouts by blacks because it’s in their DNA.

    The law must be changed to allow the inflicting of pain on blacks as punishment. I’m talking the whip, as in Singapore and other countries. A nice whipping that leaves permanent scars on the back.

    When the nice white lady in the video talks about taking back her neighborhood, the only way to do that is to bar blacks from it. If blacks are around, they’ll be stirring up something.

    And then there’s also vigilante action, but hey, that’s illegal.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      I know how to stop it, but it involves eugenics.

      • [Guest]

        It doesn’t have to. Separation by continent would also solve the problem.

        • Ike Eichenberg

          With intensive border enforcement that is a possible solution.

      • captainc

        It is not Eugenics, it is Sharia Law.

      • silviosilver

        Let me rephrase that: “I know how to stop it, and it involves eugenics.”

        The use of “but” suggests there is something to apologize for or be wary of, something unwholesome. There is not. That is merely anti-eugenics equalitarian hysteria.

    • silviosilver

      I like the idea of public floggings for violent anti-white black criminals.

    • Cid Campeador

      If every law abiding White who is trained in the responsible use of firearms decides to carry permit or not, for his/her own protection, the authorities can’t arrest several million people. Let’s be real. Cops can be reactive only. They have had one hand tied behind their backs. Stop and Frisk is gone.
      God knows how many Mau Mau are walking the streets armed as we sit here reading and typing. How long do we tolerate “Polar Bear Hunting”?
      Atlantic City NJ is now considering eliminating ACPD and having County Police take over the patrolling of the city.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    From what I saw on that video, at least a few of them should have been charged with attempted murder.

    These black beasts do not care if they kill you. They will kick the life out of you and run, jump up as high as they can and land with both feet squarely on your head – repeatedly.

    Many who have been subjected to this (what the media call “a game”) have not survived.

    What will it take to put a stop to these increasingly common, vicious and murderous racially-motivated attacks against us?

    I can think of only one thing:

    On September 3 a gang of (BLACK) teens attempted to rob a group of (WHITE) people in Milwaukee. According to police spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer, the gang had been involved in dozens of robberies in prior days,

    The Milwaukee victims were not helpless: one of them was armed with a pistol, and used it to thwart the attack.

    The result was the death of one of the teen attackers, who was just 15 years old. He was a ‘known gang-member,’ and already had serious criminal charges for robbery and auto theft filed against him before participating in his final, fatally flawed gang robbery attempt.

    Five other members of the attacking gang have been arrested, ranging in age from 14–14!– to 18 years of age.

    Sure, you might be charged. But what is your alternative when attacked by a gang of brutal beasts who won’t stop until you’re dead?

    • [Guest]

      >>>What will it take to put a stop to these increasingly common, vicious and murderous racially-motivated attacks against us?

      Here’s what it’d take: separation of the races by continent.

      What you suggest—individuals arming themselves—makes perfect sense, of course, and I practice that myself. But individual white people should not be put in the position of having to force civilized behavior on savages. That should be done on a much larger scale by white people as a whole.

      Sadly, I don’t see either one—racial separation or white people reestablishing civilization—happening in the U.S. I think it’s too late.

    • model1911

      I love stories with happy endings. Many more like this to come.

  • I am a bit curious as to how 100 “yoofs” actually fit inside a pizza restaurant. Restaurant seating is limited based on building size – and presumably the number of exits – by municipal fire departments for the sake of safety.

    • IstvanIN

      They just crowded in and overwhelmed the staff.

      • Of course, but I once managed a restaurant, and I would never have hesitated to call the police in such an eventuality.

    • [Guest]

      Maybe it was a Chuck E. Cheese. Those are generally large establishments that blacks use as their feed troughs and playgrounds.

      • Mary

        I actually worked for awhile at one of these while in college. I’m lucky I ever recovered from the trauma. It’s the perfect establishment for one to hone one’s race realism.

        • [Guest]

          I wasn’t aware of that place’s reputation until after I’d seen several videos of groups of blacks misbehaving in public places and noticed that quite a few of them were recorded at Chuck E. Cheese.

          I’m glad that you survived the experience.

      • Earl Turner

        Chimp E. Cheese

  • jayvbellis

    Stop whining and start writing, calling. We will put together a very good contact list of locals in the area, let the know how you feel in an intelligent, straight forward way.

    How would Jewish people react if they were the victims of such a terrible attack?

    A: let people know, work to see that those who aided and abetted this terrible event, their professional and political careers will suffer severely.

    Jewish people have been the victim of exactly one such terrible mob violence attack in the last 25 years – Crown Heights Brooklyn riot/pogrom early 1990s. NYC Black mayor David. Dinkins his inaction during the Crown Heoghts Riot, Pogrom, well that resulted in him losing his job.

    Ok, so that’s our model. Don’t whine, act.

    Forget gun revolutionary fantasies. Make the calls, write the letters.

    Act.

    • captainc

      Write letters? Which Blacks are you going to scare to lose his career?

      • silviosilver

        Can you please, please, please, please just shut the hell up and allow your betters to do your thinking for you, you insolent nitwit?

        • captainc

          so you think you have better idea?

  • Who Me?

    Since 100 “yoofs” were involved in this attack, why in God’s name are there not 100 “yoofs” sitting in the local jail? It’s not like they have to be loose to attend school. Some of them are not enrolled in school and the ones who are probably attend at best 3 days out of 5 and learn absolutely nothing, so let them sit in jail till mammy can scratch up some serious bail money. This could be a revenue enhancing business for the county, too. Set bail for each at $10,000 cash only. Since over half of them never show up for their hearings or trials, the system gets to keep the $ and the community gets a few days relief from 100 or so of the miscreants. Win-win the way I see it.

  • [Guest]

    Mayor A C Wharton: “We want to make it clear we’re not going to tolerate it.”

    The problem, Mayor Wharton, is blacks. And you are black, therefore you are part of the problem.

  • JohnEngelman

    Why am I not surprised that this article did not mention the race of the criminals?

  • TruthBeTold

    Raheem Richardson

    You can’t make this stuff up. It writes itself.

    • StillModerated

      Check out the August 2014 grand jury indictments for my home county — which is 70% White:
      www freelancestar com/2014-08-09/articles/42579/stafford-grand-jury-indictments/

      have a good chuckle at the freakish names!

  • IKUredux

    I love you guys on this website. I talk about race realism with the people I know. A few of them agree. Some of them are so brainwashed, they have have castigated me. How do the rest of you deal with the disapprobation that is endemic with a race realist position?

    • Diana Moon Glampers

      What else is there but to shrug, shake your head, and feel a mix of sympathy and disgust at their nescience. They may learn the hard way, they may live the rest of their life in denial of reality, all smugness and indignation. I always equate it to trying to reason with people who insist the earth is flat.

  • Leon NJ

    Pizza iz raccis.

  • curmudgeon VN Veteran

    Sigh, another “Not hate crime” as defined by America’s number two top racist, Eric Holder.

  • Jim Henry

    I really like the picture of her posing next to a toilet. Very tasteful.

  • Earl Turner

    “Isolated incident”.

    Right.

    How about go ahead and throw in “shopping trip gone wrong” and just say that the victims were “in the wrong place at the wrong time” so as to transfer at least some of the blame for their beatings onto them?

    One day a mob of poor oppressed Trayvons is going to try this…um…in the wrong place at the wrong time. They’ll be met with a much smaller but far more determined mob of angry white men with guns and with bats and batons and with fists. The fight won’t last long and it will be incredibly one-sided. A few of the “youths” will quickly hit the ground, bloody and unconscious, and the rest will flee in terror.

    • Who Me?

      And the news will announce that a “crazed mob of 15 white men attacked 3 unarmed children of color,” (since the other 58 ran away) “and viciously beat and killed them for no reason except RAYCISM.” The Whites will then be put on trial for first degree murder with hate enhancements and executed to the great glee of their poor oppressed mammies and assorted other relatives, and the whole black community at large. It will be pointed out as proof of white racism for the next 60 years, (just like the death of lil Emmet Till) and stoke the flames of black hatred even higher.

  • Dale McNamee

    Aren’t ALL CRIMES “Hate Crimes” ? I can’t imagine robbery,theft, rape,murder,etc. being committed as “acts of love”…

  • Dale McNamee

    Gag…Retch…Huwappp !

  • LACountyRedneck

    Whites need to start defending themselves by beating the crap out of scum like these. Whites need to develop a reputation where thugs will know what will happen if they pick on Whites.
    Whites need to do whatever it takes to develop that reputation where if some thug decides he’s going to pick on some old blue haired White lady, he will get pay back, plus.

  • Christorchaos

    “they wont let thugs take over their neighborhood” … exactly what are you going to do M’am? Youve been losing your neighborhood for 65 years.

  • none of your business

    SPLC denounces actor James Woods

    Actor James Woods calls for attorney general to investigate Memphis Kroger mob attack as hate crime Naples Daily News ^ | 9/10/2014

    To some who watched a grainy cellphone video of Saturday’s brutal mob attack outside an East Memphis grocery store, the math is simple: Black assailants plus white victim equals hate crime. As further proof, these critics point to the inelegant remark made by a black woman who watched and videotaped the crowd of black teens pouring across a Kroger parking lot. As several teens kicked a white Kroger worker who curled into a fetal position to protect himself, the woman can be heard on the video laughing and saying, “They got a white dude.”

    But the insistence that the federal government investigate the attack as a hate crime — as actor James Woods demanded on Twitter this week — illustrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what a hate crime is, say legal observers. Woods used the woman’s words as the social media equivalent of a gavel in his demand for an investigation by the U.S. Attorney General.

    “Mr Holder,” @realjameswoods tweeted Wednesday to his 158,000-plus followers, “stand above politics and address the cancer of ALL racism in America. Go to Memphis. #holderchallenge #TheyGotaWhiteDude.”

    The 11 alleged assailants arrested to date are black. Two other Kroger employees intervened — one white and one black — and were both slightly injured for their efforts.
    But no amount of retweets or clamor — some of which came in the form of profanity-laced, slur-laden emailed threats to Memphis police director Toney Armstrong — can make the facts match the elements required to prosecute this as a racially motivated attack.

    “The current civil rights intimidation statute of the state of Tennessee does not cover the facts as we know them right now that happened on the Kroger parking lot,” Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said this week.

    Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes, said Woods’ logic was often employed by white nationalists who “call for crimes like this to be charged as hate crimes when there is no evidence to support this.”
    “Many people feel that any kind of interracial violent crime is a hate crime and that’s not true,” Potok said.

    “These are people who feel that whites are somehow under attack by black people and that the government is not on white people’s side.”To prove that the assailants wanted to beat up a white person requires evidence of intent, said Steve Mulroy, a law professor at the University of Memphis who teaches both criminal and civil rights law.

    That proof could come in many forms, he said, starting with an admission by the defendant that the victim was targeted because of his or her race.A prosecutor might also look for a pattern of similar crimes or comments made to others that indicated a bias toward a particular protected class.

    And while the words of the woman who took the video, with at least 500,000 views on YouTube, may be jarring to the ears, Potok said, “she’s an observer who’s simply commenting on what she sees.”
    Said Mulroy: “There’s no evidence to suggest that the woman who was taking the video was in any way allied with the attacker.”

    “If the woman said, ‘Aha, they got themselves a redhead!’ would we say this is an anti-ginger hate crime?”

    According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, black people made up 47 percent and white people 37 percent of the 348 victims of reported hate crimes in Tennessee last year. White perpetrators accounted for a slightly larger share of hate crime offenders than black ones, at 46 percent to 45 percent.

    In 2013, anti-black bias was linked to nine cases of aggravated assault reported by Memphis Police; four cases of simple assault and one case of intimidation reported by Millington Police; and six cases of simple assault and one case of aggravated assault reported by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    That same year anti-white bias was tied to one case of simple assault and another of intimidation reported by Memphis Police.

    What the federal government labels hate crimes, state law calls civil rights intimidation.

    Weirich and Armstrong acknowledged the feedback they’ve gotten from people who, like Woods, are insistent that the case has the elements of a hate crime.

    “I have read the administration’s release saying there is no justification to view this racist beating as a hate crime,” wrote a critic in an email to Armstrong. “My planned visit is now canceled. I will not support a racist city or its bigoted, racist administration. Shame on you.”

    This is a direct challenge to Eric Holder: Are you, Sir, going to Memphis, TN to address the Kroger racial hate crime? #holderchallenge

  • none of your business

    The only answer is individual direct action.

  • MoMo

    There are undoubtedly “good” African-Americans. The problem is that the majority of African – Americans are not! Compounding the problem is, like terrorists, the “bad” African – Americans play on the white liberal sensitivities with the false sophistic premise that since there is a “good” segment of the African – American race therefore the “bad” segment is due to racism and furthermore, it is the white person’s fault. The result of all of this “double think” is that whites are expected to be enablers of African-American’s irrational dysfunctional tendencies and behaviors. Most Southern whites understand the concept that one can have an African – American friend without, ipso facto, acknowledging that, as a whole, the race will somehow not act like the race has always acted. As any rational thinking white person well knows the more African – Americans you put together in one place the more you can expect the group to act like the “bad” African – Americans which is inside of each one. In my view, racial diversity is not a strength to the race that supports another race (which can’t support itself).

    MoMo

  • Pat Kittle

    Meanwhile the Israel lobby forces open borders on Western countries while Israel itself has anti-black race riots & the world’s largest prison to hold what Israel considers its illegal aliens, before they are unceremoniously deported.

  • The White Wolf

    The reason many whites don’t fight back is because they don’t even know they can. These young people do not have to tools to cope with this onslaught, this war on their very souls. Their identity, their pride and thier heritage are stripped from them. They are ashamed of what they are and they are afraid. From their infancy they are taught to believe the vile, perverse lies of the progressives that they are worthless and they are truly lost because if it.

    We must help them. We must teach them. We must fight for them. And above all we must lead them, because at this point, they simply do not know there is a way out. To see them rise up and stand tall again will be their triumph (and our eternal joy).