The police say this might be a hate crime. MIGHT BE? Witness said Suspect Vowed To Attack ‘Next White Person Who Walks By’. MIGHT BE, EH?
62 year old Jeffrey Babbitt is in a coma and brain dead following a violent attack in Union Square in New York City on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect, 31 year old Lashawn Marten, attacked a total of three people before finally being arrested by police. One witness told police that the suspect said prior to the attack, “He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive].’” Calling Attorney General Eric Holder, what say you?
Talk about your innocent victims minding their own business.
Hate crime victim – Jeffrey Babbitt
Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.
Friends of Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, were shocked to hear about the random act of violence that left the gentle, retired train conductor in a coma, CBS 2?s Dave Carlin reported on Friday.
“I don’t believe that. I don’t know why that happened. He is very nice,” Igor Sapozhnikov said.
Babbitt was minding his own business as he walked through the crowd near the chess boards in Union Square when a man made a hateful announcement and began his rampage, witnesses said.
“He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” one woman said. “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”
Yes, this was a hate crime, but for some unknown reason President Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the NAACP have yet to make any comment, claim the victim could have been their son or have demanded “no justice, no peace”.
Because of Marten’s alleged comments about targeting white people the incident could result in hate crime charges in addition to felony assault charges, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“Obviously our Hate Crimes Task Force is involved in aspects of that case,” Kelly said.