Thursday, April 30, 2015

Baltimore-area cops arrest 2 for beating 61-year-old white man

Okay, this is just despicable ...

Baltimore-area police have arrested two – and more will likely follow – in the case of a rash of black high school youths rushing a 61-year-old white man outside his home and beating him so badly he was placed in a medically induced coma.

One police spokesman for the Dundalk, Maryland, force called the attack vicious.

"This is not a simple fist fight," he said, to WBAL TV. "This is a brutal assault."

The incident began when the man, whose name was being protected, noticed two girls fighting near his truck and went outside to intervene.  That's when a mass of youths, mostly from the nearby Baltimore Community High School, attacked him.

A neighbor described the extent of the man's injuries, telling WBAL TV he had to get a blood transfusion, stiches [on his] face, suffered bleeding on the brain, a broken nose and broken ribs. Police officials say the man was placed in a medically induced coma for several days.

Police say they've arrested two – both juveniles – and one will be tried as an adult.

Residents of the neighborhood said the youths have been terrorizing the area for some time, committing acts that range from petty theft to major property damages.

Concerned citizens have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical bills, which they estimate could hit $400,000.

Baltimore, meanwhile, has been in a high state of tension for nearly a week, due to the death of Freddie Gray, a police suspect who was taken into custody and later transported to the hospital for treatment of a spinal injury. He died several days later. Friday, law enforcement officials are expected to release the results of his medical report.

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