Norfolk, Virginia: 100 Teens Who Would Look Like Obama’s Sons pummel liberal white couple driving home from work. The couple both work for the liberal newspaper “The Virginia Pilot (see below). The now familiar refrain of “head meet concrete” was deployed, however the poor male victim did a horrible job of allowing his stomach and mid section to be bruised appropriately.
The female passenger would selfishly only provide her hair and face to receive any brutality, so the crowd of mini-vons only got a few good shots in. This will not afford her any reasonable street cred. Indeed, only blood-letting could ever suffice for removing yourself from providing such an opportunity for mini-vons to express their frustrations.
This crowd of 100, are, after all, mere victims of a horribly selfish Virginia societal structure where people of non-exploited majority are refusing to allow themselves to be offered upon the altar of white-guilt punishment.
This selfish consideration must stop.
Why, Mr. Ryan Julison, of Julison communications, has been diligently and exhaustively working with multiple media outlets to stimulate the new definitions of acceptable brutality. If a non-minority refuses to allow themselves to be beaten it just undermines the entire narrative of the mini-von movement.
Even the honorable Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump have been working their poor $7.2 million hearts out trying to support Mr. Julison and the message that all non-minorities must immediately cease and desist any and all efforts at self-defense. As Mr. Crump has so eloquently pointed out, who are you to decide when injuries become “too extensive”? Such a consideration is only for the person delivering the punishment to determine, not the recipient.
This messaging from Julison, and from Team Crump and Skittles, must be more accurately understood, and the selfish behaviors of Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami must be held up as an example of what will NOT be tolerated any longer. They, Forster and Rostami, must immediately apologize for not being worthy victims, and appropriately engage in understanding exactly what the responsibilities of a responsible victim are. A good victim has the responsibility to allow far more than just mere beating, the better victims are actually hospitalized, and the best victims never survive at all. The actions by Forster/Rostami are horribly selfish and self-serving.
CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and all other like-minded affiliates are trying desperately to get the message out too. When reporters such as Dave and Marjom fail in their opportunity to be appropriately brutalized it diminishes the mini-von movement, and the Julison messaging that only a good racial beating can permit you any measure of diminished white guilt.
Here is the horrible story of how not to act when being beaten. Sheeesh, once again, a reminder: Take it like a man you wimps, don’t be a Zimmerman.
Virginian Pilot - Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.
The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.
Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.
It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.
Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami - friends to me and many others at the newspaper – were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that’s when the beating began.
Neither suffered grave injuries, but both were out of work for a week. Forster’s torso ached from blows to his ribs, and he retained a thumb-sized bump on his head. Rostami fears to be alone in her home. Forster wishes he’d stayed in the car.
Many stories that begin this way end much worse. Another colleague recently wrote about the final defendant to be sentenced in the beating death of 19-year-old James Robertson in East Ocean View five years ago. In that case, a swarm of gang members attacked Robertson and two friends. Robertson’s friends got away and called for help; police arrived to find Robertson’s stripped, swollen corpse.
Forster and Rostami’s story has not, until today, appeared in this paper. The responding officer coded the incident as a simple assault, despite their assertions that at least 30 people had participated in the attack. A reporter making routine checks of police reports would see “simple assault” and, if the names were unfamiliar, would be unlikely to write about it. In this case, editors hesitated to assign a story about their own employees. Would it seem like the paper treated its employees differently from other crime victims?
More questions loomed.
Forster and Rostami wondered if the officer who answered their call treated all crime victims the same way. When Rostami, who admits she was hysterical, tried to describe what had happened, she says the officer told her to shut up and get in the car. Both said the officer did not record any names of witnesses who stopped to help. Rostami said the officer told them the attackers were “probably juveniles anyway. What are we going to do? Find their parents and tell them?”
The officer pointed to public housing in the area and said large groups of teenagers look for trouble on the weekends. “It’s what they do,” he told Forster.
Could that be true? Could violent mobs of teens be so commonplace in Norfolk that police and victims have no recourse?
Police spokesman Chris Amos said officers often respond to reports of crowds fighting; sirens are usually enough to disperse the group. On that night, he said, a report of gunfire in a nearby neighborhood prompted the officer to decide getting Forster and Rostami off the street quickly made more sense than remaining at the intersection. The officer gave them his card and told them to call later to file a report.
The next day, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack.
One post chilled him.
“I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” wrote one person.
“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teen, died after being shot by a community watch captain with white and Hispanic parents, George Zimmerman, in Florida.
Forster and Rostami, both white, suffered a beating at the hands of a crowd of black teenagers.
Was either case racially motivated? Were Forster and Rostami beaten in some kind of warped, vigilante retribution for a killing 750 miles away, a person none of them knew? Was it just bombast? Is a beating funny, ever? (read more)