This is a discussion on Cleveland, OH--Man Beaten to Death in Street within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Moderators, I searched, but please merge if this already has a thread running. Deadly mob beating unnerves Cleveland neighborhood Published: 5/12/08, 8:05 PM EDT By ...
Moderators, I searched, but please merge if this already has a thread running.
Deadly mob beating unnerves Cleveland neighborhood
Published: 5/12/08, 8:05 PM EDT
By THOMAS J. SHEERAN
CLEVELAND (AP) - Even by tough, urban-crime standards it was a grisly attack: Up to 15 people chased a man, then kicked and beat him to death on the street. Before police arrived, one attacker urinated on the victim's head.
When the crime-hardened neighborhood awoke later that morning, two people reported a man lying on the pavement, his clothes being dragged off by his assailants.
"You got a male being assaulted by 15 other guys. He's laying on the street," one 911 caller said.
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From later in the story:
"The attackers sent word that anyone helping police could face retribution, according to City Councilman Kevin Conwell. He described the assailants as gang members."
We're already in big trouble. If we don't get a handle on this type of nonsense, we're going to be in huge trouble.
In the murder "capital" neighborhood of the deadliest city in Ohio, the response to a 911 call placed on the instant of the attack still meant that police couldn't arrive before the death. Shows the value of 911, in this case.
Of course, for a lone person walking along the street watching such a thing go down, the only other option is to attempt to break it up. But you know what they say about breaking up a junkyard dog fight. With 15 attackers, some of whom are very likely armed to the gills, that might well prove a deadly decision.