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    Three Are Charged in Attacks on Election Night

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/ny...08hate.html?em


    Like countless other Americans that night, a group of young Staten Island men gathered on Nov. 4 to watch election results, and then took to the streets when it became clear that the country had elected its first black president.

    But, the authorities say, they were not out to celebrate. Armed with a police-style baton and a metal pipe, they attacked a black teenager, pushed another black man, harassed a Hispanic man and, in a finishing flourish, ran over a white man who they thought was black, leaving him in a coma, the authorities said.
    According to prosecutors, the men gathered at a “makeshift outdoor clubhouse” to watch the election results on the Internet. Shortly after learning that Mr. Obama had won, they and a fourth man “decided to find African-Americans to assault in retaliation for an African-American man becoming president,” the prosecution papers said.

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    Prosecutors said that Mr. Nicoletti drove the group to the Park Hill neighborhood, which has a large black population, and that the four men got out of the car to assault Mr. Kamara, using a metal pipe and a collapsible police baton. Mr. Kamara said that his attackers shouted “Obama!”

    The group then carried out a series of other assaults, the statement said: They pushed a black man in Port Richmond to the ground; accosted a Latino man and demanded to know for whom he had voted; and yelled profanities about Mr. Obama as they drove past black people at a hair salon.

    They then spotted a man, Ronald Forte, in a hooded sweatshirt, on Blackford Avenue. Believing that the man was black, the group decided that one of them would hit him with the baton, prosecutors said. Instead, Mr. Nicoletti “decided to hit him with the car,” and Mr. Forte, 38, was thrown onto the hood and into the windshield, shattering it.
    ****ed up all around. Perhaps the strangest part? Here's the three kids:





    and.....





    wtf?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Three Are Charged in Attacks on Election Night

    Wow, wtf is right. I can't imagine what his rationale could be. Perhaps he felt he was transcending what he believed to be an inferior ethnicity by...running around and beating people up? Yeah, I don't know.

    On the bright side: I think that night could have been much worse, nation-wide. All it takes is a few nutjobs pumping each other up. I was proud of my country for not getting retarded.

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    Re: Three Are Charged in Attacks on Election Night

    With lighting that guy could easily just be a dark Italian.

    Given that it's Staten Island that seems quite likely.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Three Are Charged in Attacks on Election Night

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    With lighting that guy could easily just be a dark Italian.

    Given that it's Staten Island that seems quite likely.
    According to another article he's Hispanic, which is why I don't understand the decision to attack a random Hispanic guy.

    edit: And whether or not he's part black, there's something vaguely tragic about them running over a white guy because they mistakenly thought he was black, given that I'd bet Contreras is mistaken for black every day of his life.
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    Re: Three Are Charged in Attacks on Election Night

    Minority on minority racism has always baffled me. I'll never get it!!!!!!!

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