Via Orlando Sentinel:
A tip to Crimeline has led to the arrests of two men in a brutal beating that occurred a week ago in the Midway community east of Sanford.As Weasel Zippers points out, the Orlando Sentinel article does not make any reference to the race of either the assailants or the victim but does include mugshots of the two arrested men, who are clearly black.
Julius Ricardo Bender, 18, and Yahaziel Isaac Israel, 19, face charges of attempted first-degree murder, burglary with assault or battery and armed burglary.
The victim, a 50-year-old Winter Springs man whose name has not been released, is on life-support at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Deputies were called to the area of Lincoln Street and Beardall Avenue about 6:30 p.m. March 26 to investigate a report of a man being beaten, Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Smith said.
A local news report on WFTV 9 does mention the race of the victim; he's white.
Ok, so at about the same time that the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) was putting a bounty on George Zimmerman's head; the same time that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were throwing gas on an enflaming racially tense situation in Sanford, FL; these two black men - in the same community - allegedly beat an innocent white man within an inch of his life.
Flashback to the days after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. Within hours, the New York Times' Paul Krugman alleged that Giffords' shooting was likely a right-wing attack:
We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was.He also blamed talk radio:
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.As it turned out, the shooter - Jared Loughner - if he was political at all, leaned left (the Communist manifesto was listed as one of his favorite books); he also didn't listen to talk radio.
Applying Paul Krugman's standard, Sharpton and Jackson should be in handcuffs right now.
Paging Paul Krugman...