Anti-Violence Activists Charged in Vicious Attack

The News Tribune, October 30, 2014

Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.

Emanuel Velez

Emanuel Velez

The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.


Police believe Ardeno and Velez attacked Magraff on Tuesday because he had gone to the apartment they had shared to collect his belongings. Ardeno and Velez had come to a police station about 20 minutes earlier, accusing Magraff of burglary, but police said he appeared to be taking only items that belonged to him as he moved out, Luppino said.

Magraff was still unconscious and in critical condition Wednesday at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, Luppino said. A hospital spokeswoman declined to provide an update Thursday, citing a policy against releasing information about crime victims.


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  • Sloppo

    Anti-violence protesting usually isn’t lucrative enough to support a family, so most anti-violence protesters must have other jobs to support themselves and their loved ones. Beating up people and taking their belongings just happens to be the way these good people support their charitable anti-violence protesting.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Yeah its like when black people have protests about stopping the violence in their communities, how can they stop it, the people in the community are naturally violent . It would make just as much sense to protest the sun rising every morning.

      • I like making fishing tackle, and they just like violence. We each can’t help it. These are simply natural products of who we are. I can’t stop committing violent acts for blacks any more than they can stop making fishing lures for me. This means that they receive lots of felony convictions and we get lots of fishing flies and lures.

        Today was Sunday, no mail was delivered, so I haven’t even been outside. I have paint drying on some lures. The outer bodies are empty plastic adding machine rolls with 1/2-inch inside diameters. I machined aluminum cores for these out of scrap 1/2-OD rod, drilled them out for through-wires, and machined slots down the length of the aluminum inserts so that bubbles would form between the aluminum and the plastic. I painted the plastic, and made some nice fish-scale patterns on them using window screen scraps, sewing those down tightly and then painting a second color over the resulting mask. They look beautiful now that I have removed the screen masks showing the fine lines that set off the scale pattern.

        I am angry about this; I haven’t had a regular job in almost nine years, and not a good job in 14. Nothing in the way of public assistance, and we don’t want it. Most waking hours here are work, and what do we get: Accusations of “White Privilege”. My only complaint is that we run out of coffee too quickly. They need to take their “White Privilege” nonsense and shove it.

        Pound it in with a mallet.

        • Whitetrashgang

          That’s the thing most Whites are builders and most blacks and natives are warriors, paternal vs maternal , civilization vs constant war.

    • Like drug dealing?

  • Just as there is nothing in this world more permanent than a temporary government program or a temporary tax increase, there is no person more violent than a black anti-violence activist.

    Mainly because the typical black anti-violence activist has a long rap sheet himself. They’re part of a cottage industry of people who did long prison bids so they go around telling little black kids how not to be violent. Which makes about as much sense as the broke homeless giving out investment advice.

    • Luca

      Blacks are organized by “others”. They may get free t-shirts, free lunches, nicely worded signs with proper spelling and told where to march but they are being manipulated.

  • MekongDelta69

    ‘Anti-violence’ radical community activists:
    Kill everyone you hate.”

  • dd121

    “I’ll kill you if you don’t endorse anti-violence”.

    • evilsandmich

      Often for lefties activists their shirt denotes who they want money from (occupy wallstreet=wall street should give us money), in this case since the state maintains a monopoly on legal violence, they’re trying to shake down the government…er…more.

      • bilderbuster

        It’s almost always the government who gives the “Community” organization or group the grant money to buy all of the “free” T shirts for the stupid rallies in the first place. And they’re always having one of their silly rallies about one of their problems or another as if having morons rallying and chanting the slogan of the week will solve anything.

        • Some Guy

          If it’s not a rally for Peace it’s a fund raiser for some family member who was killed by ANOTHER black. They are completely unable to adapt to a 1st World society with their always the victim mentality.

  • guest

    And here we’ve been told that anti-violence activists want to end violence. There goes another myth.

    Anti-violence activists are just like anti-racists: they both act out what they claim to be against.

    • How many times have we read here about shootings at “Stop the Violence” rallies? It seems it is impossible – for certain people – to have a “Stop the Violence” rally without some violence.

  • Larry Klein

    I was off the mark

  • Fed Up

    Don’t be surprised — just some more typical Black [mis]behavior.

    Don’t you just love the lying and posturing about Ferguson. The pitiful whine that Blacks act that way because they can’t get jobs. Of course, NOT ADMITTED is the truth are are no jobs available for unskilled, uneducated Blacks! Seriously, what business owner or manager in his right mind would hire a Black who is virtually a functional illiterate? Can you train an illiterate to do accounting? To work as a law clerk? As a secretary? As a machinist or tool and die maker? As a chemist or pharmacist? Or as a manager? What manual labor work is available — is snapped up by illegal Latinos. Who are glad to get hired and will work hard for peanuts.

    Blacks generally disdain taking manual labor type work. They can’t grasp the concept you really have to have at least a high school education. Thus they’re seen by the business sector as “unemployable”, so the Blacks riot and blame racism for not being able to land high paying jobs. Now try to get a Black or a Liberal to admit the truths I’ve just postulated.

    • Whitetrashgang

      True, but blacks are getting a huge raw deal with all the illegal immigration. just like poor whites.

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        We should deport our Negroes to Central America. I’m not a fan of our open Southern Border, and hordes of Bronzies pouring into our land. I’ll take the Bronzies over Negroes, though, as the Bronze race is not as violent, is a little smarter, and far more hard working. Hispanics are also far more pleasant to be around than Negroes. They are usually not as loud, and they have far better taste in music. I’ll take a Mariachi band over rap, or the gospel/soul crap the older Negroes love with the screamy singing any day of the week. Most Blacks think they can sing, but have no sense of phrasing, or dynamic contrast. They only scream like wild hyenas.

        • Ted

          So you’d rather be hanged with a new rope than an old one, is what you’re saying?

        • Strider73

          Not all Hispanics are the same. Puerto Ricans are essentially Spanish-speaking blacks — the same social pathologies, just not quite as extreme. They are just as loud as blacks, likely because they blast out their music at max volume and have gone partially deaf. For some reason PRs are highly enamored of their cars, and try to protect them by parking diagonally across multiple spaces. One PR in an office building where I used to work was fired after he was ticketed for taking up two handicapped spaces.

          Puerto Rico is an unfortunate relic of the Spanish-American War. Its residents became citizens in 1917 — just in time to be drafted into World War I. It no longer serves any useful purpose, and should be given its independence whether the people want it or not.

          • ElComadreja

            Dominicans are just as bad if not worse. Ironically the PR’s and Dominicans hate each other’s guts, at least around here.

    • Breaker Morant

      One thing that I admire about Booker T. Washington was that he trained blacks at Tuskegee University to perform manual labor. Some of the students who graduated became teachers, but many were actually trained to be maids, woodworkers, etc. They all had to spend time working in the garden that supported the school to earn their keep. They all learned a trade. Booker himself was a bit shifty–he spent more time hunting down donations from rich whites than running the university–but I think he had a good idea. Of course, back then, blacks didn’t disdain manual labor quite so much.

  • Adolf Verloc

    It’s always great when Amren publishers one of these goodies on Friday. Makes the weekend start out on a bright note. It’s a worn-out phrase, but you really can’t make this stuff up.

    • bilderbuster

      It brings a smile to my face every time.
      As sick as I am about all the Stop the Violence rallies, it’s news like this that makes me want them to continue to have them.

  • I posted the pics of both of the perps on my site last night, along with this comment:

    “My ancestors evolved in the cold, dark regions of northern Europe, and thousands of years ago were selected for cooperation rather than conflict. Those who didn’t cooperate were cast out into the cold to die. Ditto northeastern Asians. Thus, Euro and Asian man show low rates of bizarre, nonsensical violence such as these two perpetrated. But our tyrannical government says we must accept them as our equals and allow them to live among us.

    I don’t want either of these fruitloops living next to me. I suspect I’m not alone.”

    Some will dispute this, but I see in the woman’s face an admixture of African genes. She’s definitely not all white and thus, according to the one drop rule is …

    • mikekingjr

      Very High Yellow. Too bad for her.

    • ElComadreja

      Definitely has the tinge on her.

      • bilderbuster

        And the gringe.

  • M&S

    Is Joshua Magraff white? The Ardeno woman looks like she is. I have no pity for whites that associate with blacks by choice. You are just a victim waiting your turn for the dominance move as psychotic break.
    That said, what kind of animal kicks someone in the head when they are already down and unconscious? You can’t prove your disdain for their behavior anymore, they can’t (consciously) feel it.
    You can only turn a fight into attempted murder, exacerbating the charges against you when you go to jail on aggravated as opposed to simple assault (the pair of organizers are actually charged with both).
    If Magraf dies or wakes up a mental cripple, I hope these two wonderful people get a good long prison term to think things over. And I hope they begin their extended stay with the state of Washington at a standing allocution before all their trendy friends in the ‘anti violence community’ who I hope look upon them as the kooks who say but never do, and so see some reflection of their own fad-of-bad condition.
    What I’d like to know is if Magraff had gone to the cops, could he have gotten a warrant to extract his property without having this merry go round of theft vs. reprisal?
    Or was he left with only the option to cut his losses?

    • Olorin

      Actually, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I too stuttered when I saw the piece in the News Trib, which originally made me think this happened in Tacoma. Which wouldn’t be surprising.

      But it didn’t. It happened in the town of Washington, PA…which is near Pittsburgh.

      As for Magraff being white, I haven’t been able to find anything in the European press (which is where I usually go for such things). Only Joshua Magraff I found had an arrest record himself in NC:

      Definitely not white. It shows his birth year as 1988. This piece (a better story than the above, IMO)

      …says Magraff, the assault victim, is 26, so that fits. The Charlotte booking site gives his weight as 116. If you search on photos of the “anti-violence activists” you’ll find some at a site that will remain nameless that were culled from FB. It appears that Ardeno and Velez each weigh close to 300 lbs.

      Ardeno’s FB page appears still to be up, though Velez’s appears to have been scrubbed; it appears he posted as emmanuel.freshboogie. On her page, she notes liking Ellen De Generes.

  • John Barleycorn

    THESE PEOPLE are what were called crowd agitators during the 60-70s . .
    today they’re called anti-violent community organizers . . . . . .

  • RacialRay

    That perp photo – I never noticed before how the orange of prison garb and dark brown skin seem to work so well together. They just seem made for one another. I’d love to see more of it.

    • bilderbuster

      I’m not a fool for fashion but Orange clothing is almost as hard on the eyes Black skin is.

  • Lygeia

    Is Joshua Magraff white?

    • mikekingjr

      Not if the picture shown alongside the two people on google images is any indication.

  • Luca

    Is it just me, or does violence seem more prevalent among the low-IQ crowd?

    When you can’t articulate your thoughts, make your point, speak in an appropriate manner, make a lucid argument or present your case, I guess violence seems like a normal form of expression when you have no other tools in your toolbox.

    • mikekingjr

      Can’t even choose an appropriate shirt to wear when going out to beat somebody’s butt either. Good Grief.

    • Alexandra1973

      My son was kind of like that (but he’s nearly all White, touch of Amerind). He’s always had a problem with expressive language. As he gets better at saying what he’s thinking, his behavior improves. He’s also *just on* the autism spectrum.

      I might add that his teachers really like him.

  • Alexandra1973

    She and others like her should wear shirts saying “Stop the Violence–Send Us Home.”

  • IstvanIN
    • bilderbuster

      Mas tequila!
      You just know he was drunk and loco and they tried to reason with him or he was making unwanted advances when it happened.
      See my “racist bookie” post below.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    They NEVER let you down…

    • bilderbuster

      If there were only racist bookies who would give odds on these kind of things I could clean up!

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You mean “REALIST” bookies…

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You obviously have a graduate degree in Nigrology, the study of “Africanus Criminalis.”

        I have a Ph.D. in Nigrology, and have even done post-Doctoral work on the subject…

  • KyraNelson

    I held up the name “Joshua Magraff” up against the grayscale in my studio and it floated up to the top. Kinda like a ouija board. I guess we’ll know soon enough.

    • I suspect the name “Magraff” is a hideous misspelling of the Scots-Irish name “McGrath”, and thus the victim was black.

      • KyraNelson

        We’ll find out soon enough.

        • bilderbuster

          See my “racist bookie” post above.