You know that race relations are getting worse in this country when a white man just sitting quietly on a metrolink is brutally attacked simply for the color of his skin.
The unidentified man can be seen shielding his head from the punches and not defending himself as other passengers sit idly by.
From St Louis Post Dispatch:
The assault took place about 8:54 p.m. as the eastbound train was nearing the Forest Park Metrolink platform, police said. The victim told police he was seated when the three men approached him from behind.
One of the men, who was 20 to 25 years old and wearing a red T-shirt, asked the victim if he could use his cellphone, and the victim said no.
The man then asked the victim â€œwhat he thought about the Mike Brown situation.â€ The victim responded that he hadnâ€™t thought much about it, according to the police report.
The man in the red shirt then punched the victim in the face and struck him multiple times, police said.
The victim was unsure if the other two men had joined in, but video surveillance of the incident confirmed that they had, police said. They are both described as black men between 18 and 22 years old age. Police did not give a further description.
A security officer working on his post at the Forest Park Metrolink platform observed the assault as the eastbound train pulled to the platform and stopped. As the security officer boarded the train, the attackers ran off the train and out of sight.
The security officer notified the Metro dispatcher of the incident. Police were contacted by the Metro dispatcher and met the victim at the next station.
The victim complained of pain to his face. The man had a cut on his nose and bruising on his face and forehead, but he declined medical attention on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.
These acts of unspeakable violence perpetrated by black offenders on white victims rarely get much media attention, for fear of subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion. But the fact is, if you account for population differences, whites are simply far more likely to be victims of interracial crime than blacks. FBI data statistics show us that is true. But until the media gets honest and starts reporting cases like this, race relations will continue to get worse in this country.
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