This is pretty horrifying. In Baton Rouge the other night, a white family stopped in a black part of town for gas. This is what happened next:
[BRPD Cpl. Tommy] Stubbs said a man wearing a pink shirt was in line trying to pay for gas when Donald Dickerson, 41, started making fun of him, leading to an argument.
“The defendant (Dickerson) approached the white male victim,” the police report stated.
It went on to read, “the defendant told him he was in the wrong neighborhood and he was not going to make it out.” The victim said that’s when he “was punched and knocked to the ground.”
At this time, his wife got out of the car and ran to help her husband. The victim said, “he continued to struggle with the defendant and was eventually knocked unconscious, which later he awoke in the hospital.”
His wife told police, “after running to help her husband, she remembers falling to the ground and (being) knocked unconscious.”
According to a close family friend, that’s when the couple’s teenage daughter got out of the car to check on her parents and, “observed a female punch her mother in the face, when her mother then fell to the concrete, hitting her head on the surface.”
The daughter was also punched in the face.
“There were only three suspects but there were multiple people in the parking lot,” said Stubbs.
Of those three, Dickerson was arrested and charged with second-degree battery. The other two suspects, Devin Bessye, 24, and Ashley Simmons, 22, were released on site after police wrote them each a summons for simple battery.
When police were questioned about why all three defendants were not charged with felony second degree battery, Stubbs responded, “Because you have to have disfigurement for a second-degree battery charge, and only one victim had disfigurement and he was attacked by the one suspect that we booked.”
However, Louisiana law defines second-degree battery as “bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement.”
The victim suffered “a broken eye socket, broken nose, and several lacerations to the face,” and his wife was knocked unconscious.
“I feel that’s racist,” said [witness Keisha] Henderson.
Here’s what happens in a case like this. There will be no marches against racist thuggery, hate crimes, or anything like that. This will not become an issue locally. The white people assumption will be that there is nothing effective to be done about things like this, except to do the best one can to reduce the chances one has to interact at all with the black underclass.
UPDATE: I’ve just learned that the family beaten for being white is from my town. The mom has breast cancer. The dad is still in the hospital, having his broken eye socket repaired.
UPDATE.2: Turns out my wife knows the mom in this family. “My God, she’s got cancer!” said my wife. “She’s bald! They beat up a bald cancer patient!”
Yes, because of her race.