I’ll let you click over for the video–it’s tough to watch–but, in the meantime, here’s the synopsis from LiveLeak:
Here is another fine example of the trend of violence in fast food restaurants. Two black females beating the hell out of a white patron, while several black employees stand by and watch. One black male manages to provide the facade of assistance to the white victim in this brutal attack.
The two black females exit, then re-enter the store to continue the beating, until a an older white woman attempts to stop them from dragging the white victim outside into the parking lot. note: the black male employees have disappeared from camera view, even though they are plenty well capable of stopping the attack.
At the end, the white victim is beaten until she has a seizure, at which point the camera operator warns the black female attackers to flee, because the police are on the way. Note: he makes sure to repeatedly tell the criminal attackers to flee, instead of keeping them there for the police to apprehend.
Watching the video, a few things come to mind.
- If this were two white people beating the snot out of a black person, how long would it take for it to be considered a ‘hate crime,’ and would Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department get involved? Personally, I don’t think the ‘hate crime’ characterization warrants extra prosecution–there are already provisions taking intent into account in crimes like assault and battery–but if such a characterization is going to be applied in white-on-black violence, it sure should be applied in black-on-white violence as well.
- This is why I had my concealed carry permit in Pennsylvania, and why I will have one shortly here in South Carolina. The law states that reasonable force may be used in the defense of others, and that even deadly force may be used if there is reason to believe that another is in mortal danger. That girl, the one left having a seizure on the floor of the McDonald’s restaurant at the end of the video, that’s somebody’s daughter — I can PROMISE you that, if armed, I would not have let that altercation reach the level where the victim was facing death.
- If you listen to the video, you can clearly hear a manager and other people telling the perpetrators to leave before police arrive. What the heck are we coming to? What happened to the rule of law?