Group Attacks 2 Men in St. Paul Skyway, Break Wrist of Man with Cane

Mara H. Gottfried, Twin Cities, January 28, 2015

A group of young men assaulted two men in a downtown St. Paul skyway last week, bloodying the face of a 23-year-old and breaking the wrist of a 59-year-old who walks with a cane.

Both victims said Tuesday that they hadn’t known the suspects and they believed the attack was gang-related. St. Paul police are investigating why it happened and who the suspects are, said Steve Linders, a department spokesman.


About the time of the skyway beatings last week, another man reported an assault at a nearby light-rail station downtown, though a Metro Transit spokesman didn’t have information about whether they were connected.


Thomas Klein, 23, was walking through the skyway and ran into a co-worker, who he said jumped on his back jokingly. A group of seven to eight young men ran up and asked Klein if he wanted them to beat up the man, according to Klein. He told them “no,” explaining that the man was his friend.

People in the group appeared to be recording the men with their cellphones, and Klein said he politely asked them to stop.

“Next thing I know, I got hit in the face,” Klein said. He fell to the ground. He said his tooth cut through his cheek, leaving his face bloodied and swollen.

He didn’t seek medical attention.

Thomas Klein

Klein noticed that the people who attacked him all wore red, which led him to believe they were in a gang. He estimated they ranged in age from 17 to their mid-20s; one had facial tattoos with lettering under and above his eyes.

“I think they were just looking for people to jump and start a fight,” Klein said.

Klein was walking with David, a 59-year-old friend who said he didn’t want to give his full name because he works with homeless youths on his own, not through an organization, and “the only way they’ll keep trusting me is if I stay invisible.”

David estimated six people were involved in the assault and said the young men “jumped me from behind,” hitting him in the head and face. He said he fell down and got up three times before they stomped on his wrist while he was on the ground.

The suspects were wearing red coats with black stripes and were 16 to 20 years old, David estimated. A friend of his who tries to get young people out of gangs in Minneapolis called him after the assault, saying he’d heard what happened and had been told it was a gang initiation, David said.

Klein and David are white and said the suspects were African-American. Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated. “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” David said.



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  • dd121

    Most whites up that far north are lullaby liberals. I wonder if this guy still is?

    • “Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated”


      • Who Me?

        It wouldn’t matter if they DID think the attack was racially motivated, it wouldn’t get listed that way, and saying that they think it was would give them a lot of grief, so just let it lay…. Saying “Oh no, it wasn’t racist” will get them the help from law enforcement that they wouldn’t have otherwise.

        • Frank_DeScushin

          I respectfully disagree. It’s important for whites to say, “Yes, I think the attack was racially motivated” if that’s what they honestly believe. That simple admission can potentially embolden other whites to make similar admissions over similar incidents. The cumulative effect would allow more people to draw the connection between these anti-white attacks, and that, in turn, could get more people discussing the problem of black-on-white violence.

          As for the argument that the police may be more reluctant to assist on your case if you say that you were attacked by blacks because you’re white — I highly doubt that would dissuade cops from assisting you or pursuing the attackers. Most cops on the beat know what’s up.

      • dd121

        Then I don’t either. Not.

      • Christorchaos

        Klein … and a guy first-named David, maybe?

        • Kenner

          From the photo, I’d peg Klein’s ethnicity as Beta-Vegan.

          • LexiconD1

            Oh my, that made me laugh!

        • propagandaoftruth

          I was wondering. If these guys are Jewish, just goes to prove…

          If you are Jewish and don’t think you are White, just “take a walk on the dark side” to test your theory out.

          • That kid doesn’t look Jewish to me. I have been around Jews; I know what they look like. And Jews seldom get attacked like Majority Whites do.

          • rebelcelt

            Jews have the damn good sense to stay out of enemy held territory. Even though they can be liberal idiots…they stay in safe zones more than feel good gentile whites. Deep down they understand far better than liberal gentiles.

          • Exactly. Now, unlike many who post here, I grew up and live around Philly. So I have had more contact with Jews my whole life than most here, I suspect. First, Jews are an urban people. Most have “street smarts” unlike many of the Majority group liberals (especially Germanics from Minnesota!), also, frankly, they are used to being the objects of hatred. I see every Saturday, along City Ave. (You wouldn’t know; it is a road that separates Philadelphia from some beautiful Main Line suburbs), groups of Orthodox Jewish people (You can tell them by their yarmulkes.) walking together to the synagogues. This is right near the black area of West Philadelphia (Think Will Smith and the “Fresh Prince of Bel Aire” intro). These people don’t get mugged. They stay together; keep to their own kind; and stay in groups. We regular White people can learn from them. We don’t realize how much the blacks hate us. That is the problem. Most Jews assume they are hated. That keeps their defenses up.

          • benvad

            They want whites to live in those areas to mix with blacks inter racially. That’s their world vision one people and forget about what others want.

            We should encourage all 3rd worlders to live in their country and broadcast the racism when they exclude the non whites.

        • No. He definitely ain’t Jewish. Jews are too smart for this. Oh, they may be liberal, but they only preach to the WASP kids and let them go out and take the beatings. Even Tim Wise is way too smart to ever have this happen to him. For all their faults, Jews are street smart.

    • Let’s hope is ‘diversity’ encounter will lead to a ‘diversity’ awakening.

    • Kenner

      ‘Lullaby Liberals’! Good one! Onward to Catatonia!

      • dd121

        That just popped in my head. You like?

  • Dave4088

    Young men = black savages

    #white lives matter

  • . . .the group appeared to be recording the men with their sailfoams . . .

    Go time.

    • Oil Can Harry

      It should be up on World Star Hip Hop by now.

  • MekongDelta69

    Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated.

    Oh No – Of COURSE NOT! It’s NEVER ‘racially motivated’ to brain-dead leftist Whites.

    • phorning

      The guy is working with homeless youth on his own. I’m sure after they are done bleeding him dry financially something worse than this will happen to him. What a sad story.

  • Dave West

    Yeah you’re right libtards, i’m sure this had nothing to do with race.

    This isn’t a real hate crime like all those hoaxes that occur on college campuses or the non-existent “islamo-phobic” attacks against those “peace loving, moderate” Muslims.

    • Whites spray painting racial slurs=vicious hate crime
      Blacks attacking Whites and knocking them out, or even putting them in the hospital=Youths acting out.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Both victims said Tuesday that they hadn’t known the suspects and they believed the attack was gang-related.”

    No…the attacks were race related. There, fixed it.

  • Luca

    “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,”

    Well good for you Mr. Liberal Excuse-Maker, now we know what will inevitably be carved on your tombstone.

    • Christorchaos

      Blacks in the South were in the wrong place at the wrong time, too?

    • Germanic Depressive

      For whites it is now:

      Wrong Place = our own nations
      Wrong Time = from here on out, into the future until the day we either die off or grow a pair

      • Luca

        Anytime you are around blacks, you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • Wrong place at the wrong time. Or, near blacks. Same thing.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    The only way to stop this is for these thugs to run into an “old guy” with a gun and permit who knows how to shoot. Put a few bullets into these punks and assaults will slow down. As it is now, in most communities criminals live secure in the knowledge their victims are not armed. This needs to change.

    • They did. Bernie Goetz. He went to jail. (But he is still alive, so maybe he did do right after all.)

      • benvad

        No he went to jail for illegal possession of a firearm (nutty NY laws) 6 months. He wasn’t put away for the shooting at all.

        Watch it on YouTube.

  • A group of “young men”. No doubt on their way to an accounting class. Rule #1 – Never venture unarmed into any area with any possibility of negro presence.

    • Jacobite2

      Didn’t John Derbyshire lose a nice gig at NRO just for admitting that he told his kid this? Logic: Statement A is ‘racist’. Statement A is true. Racism is true.

  • Easyrhino

    “Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated. “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” David said.”


    Also, the Indians really had nothing against General Custer and his troops, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • “Please Mister Holder…I don’t wanna go…there’s an awful lot of negroes here, all looking for knockout games…(yells and shouts….)…”
      Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  • Jacobite2

    Too bad they don’t have footnotes in newspaper reports, or they could stick the racial IDs there.

    • Fat chance of that friend.

  • Beat up an older dude who walks with a cane? How macho! Note that there is no real physical description of the attackers except for some tattoos. Once again, the press criminally conspires to conceal the genuine identities of vicious goons. Thanks, guys! I’ll be sure to remember this when someone wants me to subscribe to another bird-cage-liner “news”paper again.

    We don’t have a bird, and since I use weekly advertising circulars to block overspray when I am painting, I don’t reckon I need their “news”papers.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    David, let us correct you on something….

    You weren’t in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Your African attackers were the wrong people in the wrong place, at the wrong time attacking the wrong people.

    But go ahead, live in your little “La-La” Land of denial since you are still a visible part of a white majority. but rest assured, brother, it ain’t gonna last, so enjoy it while you can.

    • Kenner

      The attackers were in the wrong continent at the wrong time, prior to another million years of evolution.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    It’s amusing that these fools don’t think the attack was race related, but was instead gang initiation related. Hey, nimrods, it can be both. It appears their gang inititiation is to attack white people.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Exactly, it was both racial and gang initiated. The ritual requires a form of blood sacrifice of whites, any white who is vulnerable. They carried out the racial attack by the book and what their street cult required.

      • LHathaway

        Yes, this was done at the behest of some street cult and is obviously gang related . . . The excuse-type-o-meter obviously had used ‘drug related’ once too much recently.

  • Bill Moore

    Hello Rob,

    “don’t forget to use your legs and feet” is an interesting quote.

    I was alone and attacked by a group. I turned and ran, then at the first opportunity, I turned a corner and stopped. As the first pursuer came around the corner on a dead run, I hit the first pursuer in the head with my fist, and his head stopped and his body swung up to to a horizontal position before dropping to the ground. I hit the second, and then ran again. I found a 2×4 about three feet long, and whacked a couple of them. Then I started running again.

    The running thing strings the pursuers out, and if quick enough, I was able to whack the fastest runner, and then start running again.

    I came out of it without injury, and inflicted much pain to some of them.

    There were about thirty of them, and one of me.

    Just My Thoughts,
    Bill Moore

  • Earl Turner

    I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

    I. Me. It was my fault. Your honor, please let these young men go free as I extend my apology for provoking this unfortunate yet still very isolated incident by my presence. I apologize to you and to the court and most of all to these gentlemen for all the inconvenience and problems I’ve caused for them.

    I see in my mind’s eye the puppet masters, the powers that be, reading this and high-fiving each other. Plenty of triumphant laughter as they say “it’s working! Look at how they can be conditioned so easily to automatically blame themselves! We’ve won already!”

  • Maybe off topic, but do I get this right: A 23 year old man had a 59 year old friend who jumped on his back, jokingly? Hmmm…”in my day” people typically hung out with their own age group, and even if they did have older acquaintances, they didn’t horse play with each other. Something funny about this whole situation.

    • LHathaway

      ageism. another form of racism.

    • throttler

      It may be a bit unusual, but I can still believe it.

  • Good points. Generally speaking, most of your White Catholic ethnic groups are not that deluded-with exceptions. Even Jews may be liberal-but in a street smart way.

  • Cid Campeador

    “Klein and David are white and said the suspects were African-American.
    Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated. “I
    was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” David said.
    Who suggested that you two leave out the ‘race” component. It was a gang initiation? DId it ever occur to you that even if it WAS a gang initiation, generally the rite includes attacking a WHITE person.
    You were in the wrong place at the wrong time? Pathetic. Any place where there are Mau Mau is the “wrong place” and at any TIME. Do you really think that they would have attacked a Black person over you?.
    They can walk in YOUR neighborhood with total safety.because so many of us have been reduced to guilt ridden, civilized pariahs.
    Stop calling them African-Americans. They don’t give a rat’s ass about America. They’re Africans who speak a sub-tongue that vaguely resembles English. It’s certain that they’re nor fluent in Swahili. NOWHAAM SANE?

  • Ringo Lennon

    I wonder if these Negroes have fathers in the homes? Very troubling that a lot of White women are now raising kids Negro style. Actor Hugh Grant has three love children BTW. He must be a fine example for the white race.

  • Itooktheredpill

    “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” David said.

    In a nutshell, this is everything thats wrong with this generation of white sheeple.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Klein and David are white and said the suspects were African-American. Both men said they didn’t regard the assaults as racially motivated. “I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” David said.
    Well you cannot fix stupid, when the reason is very obvious.

    • LHathaway

      Perhaps they have reporters already trained in this. They know how to ask a question in order to receive a preferred reply?

    • LHathaway

      Since African Americans are bigger and stronger than us, no amount of ‘guts’ will save us, if that is what you are implying.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        I hope you are joking, but you should read the comment properly and understand what I am saying.

  • Jacobite2

    The people running the USA right now aren’t interested in the truth of any statement, only in whether it conforms to approved thought. It is openly stated today that a statement can be declared ‘racist’ even if it’s completely true. This is basic Leftism, i.e., totalitarian. It’s Rightists who declared that truth is a defense in public speech cases.

  • caughy

    The Twin cities have a substantial ‘colored’ population, from 13 to 17 percent between the two. What we have learned from experience is that diversity kills.