Authorities say a 62-year-old New York City man has died less than a week after he was assaulted by a man who threatened to “punch the first white man” he saw.
Jeffrey Babbitt died Monday. Police say the attack happened Wednesday in Union Square Park in Manhattan. After Babbitt was struck, he fell backward and hit his head.
Officials say 31-year-old Lashawn Marten punched the man and then attacked two other men who tried to help Babbitt.
Babbitt is white. Marten is black.
The New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating. Marten is being held on an assault charge, but upgraded charges are possible.
A call to the law office representing Marten was not returned.
A Possible “Bias” attack? What?
Is that a less harsh way of suggesting racial motivation?
According to google’s quick definition of bias:
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
Apparently killing someone because of their race is considered unfair.
The AP, famous for their bastardization of the English language, with respect to the meanings of words ( terrorist -> extremist, murdering thugs -> insurgents, conservatives -> right wing extremists, etc ) ought to stop perverting and subverting the words they use to describe the news.
A better headline would have been, Black Man Kills White Man Because He Was There.
One has to wonder if, when Mr. Marten comes to trial, our dear leader will suggest that if he had a son, he’d look like Marten.