Teen in ICU After Fight over Shoes at Detroit Charter School

CBS Detroit, November 1, 2014

Detroit police say a 16 year old is clinging to life after getting attacked by a classmate at his charter school, apparently over a pair of shoes.

The incident happened Wednesday at Allen Academy on Quincy Street, in a northwest neighborhood off I-96 near Joy Road.

Police say the student, identified in reports as 16-year-old Willie Wallace, was violently attacked by at least one other student. Investigators believe it all stemmed from a previous altercation over a pair of expensive Nike Air Force shoes Wallace was wearing.

Wallace reportedly suffered a seizure, fractured skull, bleeding in his brain, and damage to his chin, cheek and neck in the attack, which went on for about five minutes. He was last reported in critical condition.

The attack apparently started as Wallace was walking down the hallway on his way to class. His mother told reporters that he was sucker-punched before entering the classroom, where other students allegedly joined in the attack.

A teacher was in the classroom and tried to break up the assault, police said, but was unable to intervene until the major damage was done. {snip}


At least one student who attacked Wallace, believed to be the main perpetrator, has been taken into police custody. It’s unclear what charges he may be facing.


[Editor’s Note: Allen Academy is 100 percent black.]


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  • AmericanCitizen

    I read about this elsewhere and it turns out the school is a “violence-free” zone. How could this have happened if violence is not tolerated? Don’t signs and wishful thinking always overcome human nature?

    • Whitetrashgang

      The signs need to be printed in ebonics, Spanglish ,and grunts. I hope the shoes are okay though.

      • Given the level of injuries sustained by the victim, the shoes probably have blood all over them.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Tis a shame.

        • archer

          I still haven’t reached the “heartless” level yet, hate to think of what the parent or parents are going through right now, maybe that’s our problem, us Europeans descendants can’t seem to divorce ourselves from our compassion.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Hardening the heart is an inescapable struggle we warriors, indoctrinated by eloi conditioning and selective breeding, must ever engage in.

            I struggle successfully to turn off the empathy switch. If I knew the boy, the family personally, and liked them/respected them personally, I’d feel for them. Otherwise I feel for them the way I feel for the mother of the gazelle calf being eaten by lions – sympathy within the greater context of acceptance of ugly reality.

            I try to save my empathy for my own and others of like mind victimized by mine enemies. If the victim were a member of ATLAH ministries I’d definitely feel for him, for instance.

            Empathy for existential enemies is suicide.

          • ElComadreja

            I lost any compassion for these beasts long long ago.

      • Sam

        Maybe one of the Detroilet black cops got the shoes–ya know, that “asset forfeiture” thang……….

    • RacialRay

      Its all in the interpretation. What they mean by ‘violence-free’ is that peace comes at a price, but violence is provided gratis.

    • Nonhumans

      My handle says it all.

    • I have every confidence that a “Stop the Violence” rally, complete with a candle-light vigil will cure this problem. That always works, doesn’t it?

      • Oil Can Harry

        At least until the Stop The Violence rally degenerates into a stabbing/ shooting/ riot.

      • Alexandra1973

        Only if they all kill each other off, I’m afraid.

      • Some Guy

        The are currently seeking donations so they can print t-shirts and signs.

  • In another version of this story, it said that the victim’s parents said that the charter schools in Detroit are actually more violent than its regular public schools.

    Why wouldn’t they be? You’re just shoveling the same violent blacks into different buildings.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Here’s my version…

      This here ghetto rat offed that there ghetto rat over a pair of sneakers.

      Go figger…

      • Oil Can Harry

        Black high school students have been killing each other over designer clothes since at least the early 80s.

        • As I dimly recall, that phenomenon started over shoes, even then.

          • Rick O’Shea

            It’s interesting that a people who were never meant to wear shoes at all would be so obsessed with them now.

          • freethought1950

            Back in my day we had at least 5 murders a week in my school over Bass Weejuns. It was an all white school as I remember.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Ha ha! And 4 over whose baby daddy been wit which baby mamma.

            Then as per the late George Carlin, incorporate such into the math lessons for a real life tie in to the subject.

            Because kids just can’t learn if every concept cannot be immediately tied into some specific way to profit therefrom in the nebulous future. Hey, just because the average adolescent’s frontal brain lobes – the seat of delayed gratification and apprehension of consequences – has yet to fully develop does not matter.

            Today’s liblefty “educator”, the true ivory towered mandarins and all their admiring protégés, is a tried and true liblefty ideologue – more left than lib in fact, who could not make it outside of ideologically isolated bubble worlds and is a solipsist, assuming all others are versions of, or potential versions of – him or herself. The purpose of modern education is indoctrination with the purpose of replicating mandarins incapable of critical thought or even the conception that all people are not like them.

            When presented with irrefutable proof that such is not the case, there must be burnt a witch or witches.

            “Education” is the enemy folks, as defined by the genocidal solipsist mandarins that dominate it. This is one reason we must institute a national, Magna Europan home school curriculum that teaches Truth through intimate knowledge and critical analysis of the lies put forth by the Academy.

            Magna Europa and the Free Folk Falange. Preparing for the approaching storm through strength, laying the groundwork for a rebirth, a New America led by New Man.

          • ElComadreja

            I’ve never heard of whites murdering each other over shoes. If this is true then these were some exceptionally degenerate morons. Sure they weren’t high yellers?

          • freethought1950


          • ElComadreja

            I think it started in the late 70’s too. That’s when the media started glorifying black gang “culcha”.

  • JackKrak

    Oh, the unintentional hilarity of attaching “Academy” to anything that’s 100% black…..

    • Perhaps they should re-brand it as a “Success Academy and Career Exploration Center.” Didn’t we read here about one of those recently?

      One of the color pictures that flashes on their web page says “The Time To Build Your Future Starts Now,” an irony that I can only consider “weaponized hilarity”. I am very happy I did not have a mouthful of coffee when I saw that one.

  • MekongDelta69

    Johnson said students will be reminded of the ‘zero tolerance’ policy against violence as administrators discuss new methods to ensure student safety.

    I can’t stop laughing. You’re actually going to give a lecture to ghetto blacks about a ‘zero tolerance’ policy against violence?!!

    Leftists are so delusional, they don’t even realize how mentally insane they are…

    • none of your business

      How about a guard actually in groups of 3 in every classroom and bathroom and every 10 feet in the halls? They could get a federal grant to cover the costs and employ a lot of ghetto trash. Unfortunately the guards would follow the girls after school and rape them.

    • Nonhumans

      I read somewhere that as the insane descend into madness, they perceive that they are ascending into divine clarity.
      Sums up the libtards very succinctly, IMO.

  • [Guest]

    >>>…Willie Wallace, was violently attacked by at least one other student. Investigators believe it all stemmed from a previous altercation over a pair of expensive Nike Air Force shoes….

    Let’s make this a learning moment, shall we? Before we condemn cracking someone’s skull, we should each stop and consider what we might do for a pair of shoes, especially an expensive pair.

  • From the source article:

    “Because of this particular incident, we are heightening some measures of security at the school to try to circumvent any future activity of this nature,” he said. “We enforce zero tolerance for this type of activity and altercations and violence. We really promote the safety of our students in trying to create an atmosphere and environment for learning for all of our students to become successful adults and citizens.”

    You can tell that PR people wrote this. But you can also tell that it was not good PR people that wrote this, because they forgot to include the phrase, “reach/realize their full potential.”

  • Muh Fugger

    Somehow white people are responsible.

    • Uncle Bob

      Absolutely! If we’d left them in Africa (to live the life they were meant to live), they wouldn’t be fighting over shoes.

  • On my site, I’ve had a rash of comments by trolls to the effect of “How dare you bring up race? Race isn’t important here. Whites beat each other up too. We must teach all youngsters that violence never solves anything.”

    When I encounter the demand that I stop talking about race, I respond this way: “No one said whites are incapable of violence. What is important is that blacks are far more violence prone than whites. And the evidence is that it’s genetic. Race is more than just a “social construct” like your liberal sociology profs tell you. It’s real. And racial differences must be confronted.” I generally don’t hear back from them after this type response.

    I mean, after all, when’s the last time you read about a white boy beating up another white boy over a pair of shoes? Come on liberals. Admit it. You don’t want an honest conversation about race no matter how much you say you want it.

    • RacialRay

      Equating black violence with that of whites is like equating the effect of firing a bullet…with throwing it.

      Quantum difference.

    • PesachPatriot

      When white high school kids fight its usually over girls or bullying situations and no one goes to the hospital….its usually resolved with a trip to the principals office, a week or two of detention and a parental phone call….i’m truly shocked and appalled over sneaker related violence in detroit(really big sarcasm)…..I was thinking they would be fighting over biographies of the founders or economics textbooks this time….hope you had a good halloween

    • Tarczan

      When I used that argument on a lib, I was told the statistics were hoaxed. I don’t know how to get through to that, other than at least planting a seed of doubt in their minds.

      • The same FBI that complies the Uniform Crime Reports – who’s statistics you are free to quote to libtard critics – and which accepts “advice” from such notables as the $PLC – is a bureau of the US Department of Justice, currently headed by that paragon of “white racism” Eric Holder. The stats are certainly hoaxed, but equally certainly hoaxed in the direction diametrically opposed to the way libs would like to pretend.

    • ElComadreja

      I’ve never heard of whites beating each other up or committing murder over shoes. Fried chicken either for that matter.

  • Easyrhino

    While I don’t wish violence upon anyone, especially a 16 year old kid, the fact of the matter is as long as Willie Wallace isn’t a White child, this really doesn’t concern me.

    • Johnny

      Exactly. I’ll add to that by saying that whatever misfortune, misadventure or mishap may befall any african, anywhere, for any reason, up to and including death, doesn’t affect my day whatsoever. Stories like this one are merely anecdotes to be used to confront apologists for african behavior.

      • none of your business

        I’m sure the writers on law and order have already typed out a script. It is an all White school in a very expensive suburb, perhaps Grosse Pointe Farms
        Greenwich conn or Lake Forest Il. The victim is one of the few black students in the school His mom is a live in maid, that is why he lives in the town and attends the school. He bought those shoes by doing yard work for the evil White neighbors at $1.00 per hour all summer long. The evil Whites who beat him up don’t really want his shoes as they have dozens of pairs of their own. They are upset that the son of the help dares to wear expensive shoes. The teacher who tried to intervene is a tiny black woman who was beaten by several evil White Lacrosse players.

        • NoMosqueHere

          “Dick” Wolf would love it. You should move to H’wood.

          Dick loves to distort racial angles in crime stories. Years ago, the wife of a Brooklyn rabbi was raped by blacks. But the story was just too real or commonplace for Law & Order So Dick changed the story to a Brooklyn rabbi who rapes a “lovely” black woman. So absurd; as if some nebish rabbi from Brooklyn would actually accomplish the rape of a brooklyn ghetto black woman. . Hopefully, future generations will marvel at the insanity of our age.

          • PesachPatriot

            Here’s how that story would have happened in the real world….if a rabbi even thought about it the black woman would scald him with boiling water or hot grease, then the homies in the hood would stomp him, steal his wallet and leave him knocked out on the sidewalk of MLK boulevard….

          • ElComadreja

            He’s a real piece of work. I can’t even watch his shows anymore.

        • Xerxes22

          He also has an attractive White girlfriend who is sensitive and understands him and a Jewish guidance counselor who tries to help him.

      • [Guest]

        I only wish that African behavior didn’t do so much damage to white society.

    • I certainly don’t have a horse in that race, either.

    • [Guest]

      I pretty much agree except that it concerns me because white people founded and built this country, and African behavior doesn’t belong here.

      African behavior is for the African continent.

    • Rurik

      It gets him before he gets someone else. As the age of 16 he’s old enough to be dangerous to anybody except maybe a “Gentle Giant” ™

  • David Ashton

    White children never misbehave, steal or kill, do they? These news items are not so impressive as general statistics or reports of comparative group behaviors.

    • [Guest]

      It’s good, though, when we can put a face on the statistics.

      Here’s something from the article “For Whom the Cat Calls” at the Taki’s Magazine website:

      … A white woman is 64 times as likely to be raped or sexually assaulted by a black man than a black woman is by a white man.

      Mind you, that’s not 64 percent. That’s 6,400%.

      Combine those facts with the names and pictures of the key figures in the Knoxville Horror, for instance, and some folks won’t be able to put the truth out of their minds no matter how hard they try.

      • Whitetrashgang

        I think its more like 10,000 times.

      • ElComadreja

        Blacks only rape or even have consensual sex with their own as a last resort.

  • anony

    Savages within the walls, savages outside the walls, surrounded by savages, fight for your lives.

  • Luca

    The knock-out game has evolved. For the better.

  • Jaggers

    Oh no, this story must not be right. This is a charter school– they’re the answer to education.

  • none of your business

    Hope the teacher is black. if not, he or she could be charged with all sorts of assault and civil rights violations.

  • dd121

    Dems nike be valuable.

    • I just looked up the Nike “Air Force” shoe line on Amazon. It seems they run from between $70 to about $300 a pair, depending on the exact version. It also seems that wandering around a ghetto “skoo” in $300 “afawete” shoes is not such a great idea. In fact, it seems akin to tying steaks to one’s naked body and then climbing down into the tiger enclosure at one’s local.zoo.

      The stats on the Allen Academy in the link provided above by the editor says that not only is the “skoo” 100% black, but also that 96% are on a reduced- or free-lunch program. I find it a little curious that a “fambly” would plead poverty and then pay $300 for shoddy Chinese-made shoes for their kid. Quite an odd set of household budget priorities, that. Who wants to bet whether the hospital and ambulance service (American Medical Response or whatever) will be stiffed for the bill incurred trying to patch this kid up? As a side-bet, how many books do you think the parents of the total Allen Academy’s student body possess at home? Maybe that one should take the form of a betting pool.

      The only time I ever spent $300 on any article of clothing was on a North Face Gortex winter coat back in 2008, after my 26 year-old Holubar parka was completely worn out, and wasn’t on any sort of public assistance when I did that.

      • dd121

        The company probably pays $2 to the Chinese to make the shoe. The other $298 is marketing. If you need proof how stupid they are….

      • MBlanc46

        It’s possible that the shoes were acquired by means other than purchase.

      • Some Guy

        Flashy expensive clothes
        A Cadillac Escalade in the drive way
        A expensive cell phone, like a i-Phone
        Gold jewelry
        55′ Plazma TV
        X-Box game system
        and Enough weed to smoke out a small village.
        But they be poo’ and need help…How am I doing?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      They’re warming up for Black Friday, which is three weeks away.

      • Some Guy

        Bon, how right you are. This years shopping season is going to get very ugly.

  • Adolf Verloc

    “Don’t panic! Don’t remove your shoes!” (Firesign Theatre) More evidence that rightists are just as fascinated with useless charter schools as leftists are with Head Start. We already have a suitable institution for young black men. It’s called the House of Correction.

    • Deiter Botha

      Correction Academy

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    I went to a very mixed (around 50/50) high school and this kind of stuff was not uncommon. One kid who always tried to start fights with me got his Nikes jacked senior year walking home, lol.

  • I intitally found it interesting that an epic beat-down which left a 16 year-old on life-support with a fractured skull and bleeding into his brain has been described by CBS as a “fight” (see headline above), until some online checking showed that the ultimate parent company of CBS News is National Amusements, which is not a publicly-traded company at all and is 80% owned by Sumner Redstone, who was originally Sumner Rothstein until he changed his name. According to Forbes as of this last March, he is worth $6.2 billion.

    In this case at least, the usual conspiracy theories about who comprise the media moguls is absolutely true.

    “National Amusements”, huh? I wish these sorts of private-sector propaganda shenanigans “amused” me.

  • RacialRay

    Charter school.

    Is that what we’re calling juvenile detention halls these days? Catchy.

    • Michigan is one of the top three US states in numbers of “students” enrolled in these charter “schools”.

      • RacialRay

        Do they all wear those fetching orange jumpsuits?

        • I wasn’t able to find good pictures, but those in the Michigan Department of Corrections seem to be grey denim work pants and grey chambray work shirts.

          • RacialRay

            Yes, but what about the sneakers? A brotha’s got to make a statement, nomesayin’?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Well, at least it was over something important,

    ….$90 shoes made by $1.36/hour workers in China using $3.00 worth of cheap materials.

    “Johnson said students will be reminded of the “zero tolerance” policy against violence as administrators discuss new methods to ensure student safety.”

    Yeah, that’ll work.

    • MBlanc46

      I can tell them how to eliminate the violence. Replace the black students with white students.

    • Max

      Well, look at the success of the zero-tolerance weapons and drug policies in schools. I don’t think you can argue with that.

    • [Guest]

      At first I thought this crime was just another example of senseless black savagery. But now that I see a picture of the shoes I understand. It wasn’t the shoes themselves that were the cause of the conflict but the fact that the shoes were white.

  • Max

    How many young rocket-surgeons must die before Nike stops making these deadly shoes? Federal wardrobe control laws are in order immediately since blacks are disparately affected by these types of shoes.

    • Perhaps the federal government could start a program in which free high-end “Obama shoes” could be handed out.

      • Max

        Good collectivist thinking but I think they fight over free cheese anyway as it is so I’m not sure the free shoes would solve the problem.

        • IstvanIN

          Or sell their Obama-shoes on the corner for cash to buy drugs.

          • Max

            Around here, some of the enterprising street folk go down to the mission and get their free box-breakfasts then try to sell them to people waiting at the bus-stops. I’m sure you are correct.

        • The Allen Academy’s site already says that the students must wear uniforms. Perhaps some navy-type “low-quarter” shoes should be issued by the school. That’s what they issued us in federal prison, and nobody quarreled over those.

          They hold up really well, too. I connived at being issued a new pair shortly before my release, and over 11 years later I still have them.

      • [Guest]

        What color are “Obama shoes”—left one black and right one white? or are they both red?

        Either way, they have no souls.

  • Max

    This school isn’t diverse enough; that may be the root of the problem. They should bus in the Central American “refugee children” and let nature take its course.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      This would actually be a great way to encourage self-deportation. Poor Central American nations are violent and dangerous, but not as violent and dangerous as all-black schools. Illegal parents would have a large incentive to take their kids back home, where they won’t have to worry about blacks beating them nearly to death for their shoes.

      Of course, if we actually sent the illegal alien kids to these schools, you’d quickly hear wailing from the usual suspects that evil whites are so “racist” for sending these “poor refugee children” to “dangerous” schools (with no mention of why the schools are dangerous or what race the kids who already attend them are).

      • Max

        They already bitch endlessly about the schools which THEY have wrecked so: Who cares?

    • The Allen Academy website has its school lunch menu repeated in Spanish.

  • KenelmDigby

    Whenever you read a story about a human life being destroyed over the dollar value of a pair of shoes, a pair of sneakers or a jacket or coat, you can absolutely 100% guarantee that the murderer was an American black. Each and every time. Count on it. Absolutely no other race, ethnicity or people on this planet, no matter how materially poor they are, or how savage and low their reputation may be, do this. I you can find me an exception – outside of stories from extreme warfare, starvation, famine, revolution etc, I would be very interested to hear about it. Certain other ethnicities might well ‘steal the laces off your shoes’ whilst you are sleeping, but even they cannot bring themselves to murder a man for his shoes.
    Another surprising fact is that American blacks are likely financially better off than 90% of the people on this planet.

  • ElComadreja

    He’s lucky he didn’t have a bucket of KFC with him. He’d be dead.

    • [Guest]

      They’d have been lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ friends till they finished eating the chicken but then fought to the death over the bucket.

  • Fed Up

    Just typical Black behavior. I mean what else would you expect from Blacks?

  • SockTucker

    My personal life experience has taught me that black males have a propensity for violence.

  • shmo123

    There were, no doubt, places and times in history where circumstances were so horrible and survival so precarious that some human beings sank to barbaric levels and would savagely beat someone for their shoes– Stalin’s gulags, Hitler’s concentration camps, Pol Pots Cambodia, and charter schools in Detroit in 2014 come to mind.

  • Blackhawk

    Nike is evil. Do they ever comment on these events?