Violence, Fire And Robbery as Crooks Attack Reporters

Casey Harper and Connor Wolf, Daily Caller, April 28, 2015

On April 27, Daily Caller News Foundation reporters Connor D. Wolf and Casey Harper went to Baltimore with The TheDC’s Grae Stafford to find the truth behind the Freddie Gray protests. What we found instead were violent thugs willing to go after anyone–even us.

While we interviewed looters, gang-bangers and activists, criminals violently set upon us. Here is the story of that chaotic night, and the events that led us to that frantic melee.


I was interviewing a group of rioters who were busy stealing an ATM machine at the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and West North Avenue. They initially agreed to speak with me, if I wouldn’t take any more pictures.


But some other folks had a different idea, and while I was scribbling frantic notes, I was sucker-punched in the face. {snip}

My nose was broken, and I was bleeding uncontrollably as the crowd surrounded me. Disorientated, I tried to get away, but it wasn’t until I was able to push through the crowd that my crew of fellow reporters saw me and realized I needed help.

Connor Wolf

Connor Wolf

Grae Stafford, our crew leader and TheDC’s photographer, grabbed me when he saw what happened and led me across a street covered in fires, debris, crowds of looters and the twisted metal hulks of burnt-out cars. Harper, my fellow DCNF reporter, and Trey Yingst, a reporter from News 2 Share, were on hand to help.

As Harper used his phone to shine a light on my injuries, a young girl apologized: She and her crew were there only for the ATM–which they tore apart, but couldn’t get a dollar out of–and what they could find from shattered storefronts. But as she approached, violent thugs followed, including the crook who had broken my nose.

They seized Casey’s phone, loudly demanded our cameras and gear. We were being robbed, and the crowd around us was growing and becoming more violent.


I crouched and shined my iPhone’s flashlight onto Wolf’s bloody face as Stafford prepared bandages. Suddenly, a criminal snatched the phone from my hand. My heart sank as I turned to see him disappearing into a crowd of a dozen masked, frenzied teenage rioters, who were shouting as they closed in on us.

“Come on, man!” I pleaded with my assailant. I noticed a white man about five yards away, menacingly pounding a hammer in the palm of his hand. He looked high on something violent. A young girl next to me called to him to give it back, when my robber stopped, turned, and started to move toward me again, telling me I had to delete all of my pictures, videos and notes–evidence of the violence he and his friends were visiting on their own neighbors. When he veered off again, seeming unsure of what to do, I turned back to check on Wolf.

Then I was hit: One of the thugs clubbed me across the right side of the head with a full bottle of liquor, fracturing my cheekbone and giving me a concussion. I fell to the ground, stunned and blacking out as my attackers pounced on me. A girl screamed.

Stafford moved quickly, pushing through the mob, grabbing my sleeve. “Get up!” he barked.

I stumbled to my knees, and he pulled me ahead, guiding me as I staggered through the riot.

Casey Harper

Casey Harper


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  • Lewis33

    I’ve seen several of these “reporters attacked” stories from Baltimore and I notice they are all white and all refuse to mention being called racial slurs while being attacked.

    • First, they are deluded liberals or they wouldn’t have got jobs there. Second, they know the “corporate culture” of the news room and that some ideas are verboten.

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    • Anna Tree

      Also the journalist mentioned in the article a white with a hammer but “forgot” to tell us the race of all the others, those who stole, looted and knocked out. Let me guess…

  • JackKrak

    I’m guessing that what happened will give at least one of them a basis for a follow up story about how the incident really brought home the issue of inequality and white privilege blah, blah, blah…..

  • IstvanIN

    How could anyone over the age of 16 be this stupid??

    • Constant brainwashing. But I don’t think they will be that stupid for long. Notice that they are younger White guys. Older ones know better. Idealistic young people fresh from college. Now they are getting the lessons in the “college of hard knocks.”

      • Realist

        Nah….stupid is forever.

    • Travis Lee

      It’s easier than you think.
      They grow up in a liberal-white bubble, indoctrinated with white guilt and a mythology that “we are all the same under the skin”.
      The only cure is meeting “the diversity”, up close and personal.

    • Realist

      “How could anyone over the age of 16 be this stupid??”

      It appears to come naturally

      • ElComadreja

        I knew what blacks were about long before the age of 16.

    • Dale McNamee

      Being smart, educated, intelligent is “acting white”…

      Can’t have that ! /sarc

      • IstvanIN

        But those nit-wits are white!

        • Dale McNamee

          I thought that the posting referred to the rioters, not the reporters

          But, my “smart, educated, and intelligent ” can apply to these benighted reporters in this case as well…

          And, you can’t teach common sense… Either you have it or you don’t…

          They didn’t…

  • MekongDelta69

    “I was interviewing a group of rioters who were busy stealing an ATM machine at the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and West North Avenue.”

    Another Rhodes scholar…

  • Truthful headline: Two Stupid White Liberals Get Mugged by Reality

    But, but, but … they were thinking as they were attacked… we’re on your side.

    • Xerxes22

      The Dailey Caller is supposed to be a conservative web news site. One of its co-founders is Tucker Carlson of Fox news. So these reporters may not have been liberals but they sure as hell were stupid. I wonder how much these idiots were paid to go into the middle of a war zone like this with no protection.

      • Conservatives would not have been that dumb.

        • John Smith

          Have gun, will report.

        • PissedOffScientist

          Conservatives raised in lilly white suburbs and educated in very white public schools do not learn about nor are they exposed to typical African behavior.
          In fact they are spoon fed the race is a social construct nonsense.

          It’s not a matter of stupidity it is a matter of ignorance, and everyone is ignorant prior to their education.

          • Yes, but then they are not “conservatives” by my definition.

          • Travis Lee

            There is nothing like meeting “the diversity”, to shatter one’s naïveté.

      • John Smith

        Tucker is a RINO opportunist.

        • Chip Carver

          This is all good – because of the internet and other alternative media. These stories do get around. And enough of them getting around will have an effect. The MSM has had their incidents like this, but they play them down, rationalize the behavior. But the “urban unrest” is going to increase simply because blacks are being encouraged, and the folks in charge are desperately looking for an inciting incident to get hispanics rolling – although you can bet that just like the L.A. riots in ’92, in certain parts of the country hispanics will jump right in so they can steal and destroy if for no other reason.

          Yes, Tucker is a fraud, like most other “conservative” personalities on television and radio.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Did they say: But but but … I voted for Obama!?

  • Cheri Rodriguez

    White reporters need to go in like five-man fire teams:
    Camera Operator (10mm Glock G20)
    Interviewer / Team Leader (Mossberg 590A1 Shotgun)
    Automatic Rifleman (M249 SAW)
    Assistant Automatic Rifleman (M4)
    Grenadier (M4 w/M203 40mm grenade launcher)

    • Jason Lewis

      Now that’s funny!

    • Damn, someone else though that up before I did. Oh, I forgot, this isn’t Facebook, or YouTube. People here will actually give me an intellectual run for my money!

  • Hilis Hatki

    As Marlin Perkins would say “keep a healthy distance from the animals or you may need Mutual of Omaha.”

  • Jim Kental

    I’ll bet some members of the MSM will be regular contributors to Amren in the near future. The tide is turning.

  • TomIron361

    Does my heart good to see those commies get a bit of a mauling.

    • how about this

      The Daily Caller is hardly communist and you are not doing the movement any good by celebrating violence by Blacks against your fellow Whites.

      • TomIron361

        I don’t give a rat’s behind about these over educated arrogant sc*m. When the sh*t hit’s the fan, I want these bums dealt with just like the blacks.

        • Luke Samuelson

          Over-educated? It seems to me that they were clearly lacking such.

          I’m sure they learned a lot that night. The one thing negroes can teach you is to stay away from them.

      • They weren’t killed. They just got “educated.” Sometimes in life we have to learn by our mistakes. If they were killed, or permanently disabled, I would not laugh at this. No one deserves that. But these are two young people who, if I meant either the day before this and gave my views on blacks, I am sure I would have been meant with a lecture on how I shouldn’t be racist and we are all human, and we must be understanding, etc. So, they got a little beat down. Good. The rioters unwittingly helped our cause.

  • how about this

    This was all just a misunderstanding due to bias. The racist white men perceived a playful rearrangement of their facial features as an insult, not understanding that in black culture, this is a sign of social approval. The “robber” (another racist term) who explained that the white man “had to delete all of [his] pictures, videos and notes” was simply expressing the noble black tradition of privacy regarding unlicensed surgery.

    • Lexonaut

      It’s called tough love.

  • Jason Lewis

    Dollar to doughnuts those men in the pictures think the people on this site are worse than the people that assaulted them.

    • Well, I don’t know if they still think that now, but before….yeah.

      • ElComadreja

        It’s almost impossible to turn a well indoctrinated liberal around.

  • “I was interviewing a group of rioters who were busy stealing an ATM…”
    Huh? Stop there. You approach blacks. First mistake. You approach blacks in their neighborhood. Second mistake. You approach blacks in their neighborhood, who are engaging in criminal activity…..(I couldn’t finish; I just got knocked out!)

  • John Smith

    I love it when white reporters get theirs.

  • Luke Samuelson

    It’s comical that the one time race was mentioned in the entire article was the unnecessary description of the white man with a hammer. The vast majority of assailants and rioters were negroes.

    I guess designating them as “thugs” imputes a pretty clear implication of the race of the individuals. That token “white man” comment was done to save face and mitigate any accusation of “racism.”

    • pcmustgo

      Was the “white man with the hammer” real or a total lie?

    • Lexonaut

      I guess “thugs” is the new “teens’.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      It seemed to me that the white man with the hammer was simply sending a message to the thugs to not bother him. There was no mention of his doing anything but brandishing the hammer as a weapon. Nowhere did the article say he was rioting, attacking, stealing, or anything else illegal or immoral. Who knows how he came to be in that mob. Maybe he was another Reginald Denny, but armed with a hammer.

  • philbert66

    This guy should have explained how liberal he was and how much he understood their oppression pain!

  • HamletsGhost

    POW!!! Right in the kisser!

  • John Q. Whiteman

    How much longer before everyone stops pretending that “diversity” is a good thing?

  • A Freespeechzone

    If reporters are stupid enough to put themselves at risk of violence from a group of animals who have NO soul or care about life or death—-not MY problem.

    Most of these ‘reporters’ are rabid liberals anyway…..

  • pcmustgo

    One guy indicates here a white man with a hammer did this to him… what do you think? What kind of white guy would be out rioting with the looters? I would imagine even white protester supporters/anarchists would be targets

  • WR_the_realist

    Well, there’s some hope here. If a reporter gets punched in the face by black thugs often enough he might eventually tire of being a voice for the Democratic Party.

  • Lexonaut

    A news broadcast gone bad.

  • So who’s dumber, the violent criminals stealing the ATM or the guys interviewing the violent criminals stealing the ATM? If there’s such a thing as Common Sense IQ, then these reporters would be lucky to even register as room temperature on their best days.

  • Realist

    Violence, Fire And Robbery as Crooks Attack Reporters”

    Good most reporters think blacks are wonderful.

  • pennawhytmn

    They got what they deserved for having the nerve to there with their white privilege and interrupting this young men, who were just trying to have a fair chance in life. They are to be commended for doing what they must to pay for college since white people have all the money and refuse to give them their fair share. This protesting isn’t about one Black death at the hands of racist Police. This is about what it means to be Black in white run America. Aside from money, white people stole most of their collective IQ, impulse control, future time orientation, paternal instincts, morality, and sunscreen. These reporters represented white privilege, and were told by the mayor that Whites needed to give them the space they deserved. As usual, their white sense of superiority, led them there, and they were kindly told to leave, by Black means of communication, this nation has a long way to go in understanding the shining Black culture we are blessed with.

    • how about this

      “Aside from money, white people stole most of their collective IQ, impulse control, future time orientation, paternal instincts, morality, and sunscreen.”

      Future time orientation is just a social construct, man!

  • Light from the East

    “I was interviewing a group of rioters who were busy stealing an ATM
    machine at the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and West North
    Avenue. They initially agreed to speak with me, if I wouldn’t take any
    more pictures.”

    No!No!No! when you are dealing with blacks, human languages don’t work apparently, animal instinct does. Especially they are in this condition, there is no way to expect them to act like other kinds of humans. You should always know you are in a bunch of talking chimpanzees.

  • Dale McNamee

    Hopefully liberal reporters are getting a “taste” of the behavior of those they “lionize”, giving them free air time, etc.

    I feel sorry for all conservative reporters though…

  • ElComadreja

    Soon one of these idiots will be killed by black savages.