Monday, December 26, 2005

St. Paul bus stop beating - racially motivated?

Hat Tip to Peter Swanson of Swanblog, who managed to dig up the story referred to in this previous Rambix post: "St. Paul bus stop beating - haven't we been here before?". Peter answered a solicitation to find a link for the story on the St. Paul bus stop beating in which a (reverse) hate crime was inferred.

Here is the story on the KARE 11 News website from 12/21/05, "Police investigating brutal beating of teen".

Here's the opening quote, which has been scrubbed from subsequent reports:

Saint Paul Police say they are investigating a beating Tuesday night that might have been racially motivated.

Barely a block away from the State Capitol, near the bus stop at the intersection of Rice and University, police say an 18-year-old man was severely beaten.

Around 10:20 p.m. a witness called 911 and said the man had been attacked by four or five teenagers.

Police say the 18-year-old [victim] is white and his attackers are black.
Very interesting, no? You didn't see that angle in the Red Star.