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by Peter Moskos

April 5, 2012

"Only in Baltimore"?

That's not true. But this kind of thing does seem to happen all too often in Mob City.

Justin Fenton writes in the Sun:
At first, the video of a man being beaten and stripped in downtown Baltimore appeared to be just another tantalizing shock clip for the Internet. But in recent days, thanks to social media users as far away as California, it could prove instrumental in solving the case.

Police have made no arrests in last month's attack, but they said tips were flooding in about the identity of the man shown punching a disoriented victim before others ripped off his clothes, took his belongings and humiliated him on the sidewalk outside a city courthouse.
In this case the victim is white and drunk. The attackers are all (best I can tell) African American.


Anonymous said...

In other news, members of Congress will start wearing Mountain Dew T-Shirts. Just because you're wearing a Mountain Dew tee, doesn't make you a victim.

Anonymous said...

I think this is an April Fool's joke.

PCM said...

And yet the joke does not make me laugh.