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Chicago Hate Crime: Whites Attack Black Schoolmate

Fri., Jan. 27, 2012 8:05 AM EST
by Zondra Hughes

A budding interracial relationship set the stage for one of the most harrowing hate crimes among Chicago teens in recent memory.

What’s  bizarre is that it took more than a month for the details of the vicious, racially charged attack to emerge.

On Dec. 23, 2011, three white Brother Rice High School students, ages 16 to 18, invited a black schoolmate over to one of the teens’ homes. The black teen was engaged in a developing relationship with the cousin of one of the white teens. When the black teen arrived, he was verbally assaulted and threatened by knifepoint.

The black teen told reporters that one of his attackers said:  “Stop talking to my cousin. You are annoying her. If you don’t stop, I’m going to kill you.”

Worse, the teens held him at knife point and slipped a noose around his neck, Chicago police reported.

The attackers refused to let their victim leave, but he escaped and told his family of the attack. The family reported the crime to school officials at the all-boys Catholic school.

The teens were arrested on January 10th; the details of the crime have now been made public.

Mark Herrmann, 18, was charged as an adult with the hate crime, battery and unlawful restraint. The 16 and 17-year-old teens were charged as juveniles and their names were not released.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Wheres your story about ‘Beat whitey night’ at the state fairs, events, etc? Cant seem to find those. And the ‘blacks pull white guy from taxi, scream racist stuff while beating him-no hate crime charges’ story from a few days ago. Dont see it anywhere. Oh yeah…THIS story is so much worse than those actual beatings and killings…

    • USMCvet

      What about the white man Zimmerman killing an unarmed young teenager?  Or Rush Limbaugh calling Obama a nigger? Or Rick Santorum about to call Obama a nigger? Or judge Cebull forwarding a racist email, he said, “I knew was racist, but I expected to not get caught”?  He sent the email on a government owned computer too. What about all of these things?  Don’t see it anywhere. Oh yeah…THIS story is so much worse than those actual beatings….they held a knife on him and strung him up with a noose…they violated his civil rights and threatened his life.  Do you not get it Michael?  Geezus.   What a racist you are. Just trash!

      • Anonymous

         Theres no way you could be USMC and be that dense. Zimmerman is proof of racism? Now I know Im dealing with a moron. Wheres your ‘proof’? What does the black kids he and his wife tutor FOR FREE say about him? Idiotic indeed. All your ‘examples’ are pathetic. I can link stories all day about black mobs attacking people for real, not ‘words’. I mean…you expressed outrage about the white kid set on fire the week before this Trayvon tragedy was blown out of proportion (why a month AFTER the shooting was it news?), right? Thats REAL racism. The black mob that JUST attacked the ‘white-hispanic’ teen on drudge right now? REAL racism. You sir are a fool and easily misled. I pray someone as easily manipulated as you are not actually UCMC. If you are, it must be part of that dumbed-down recruitment drive where gangbangers, illegal-aliens, etc., get it instead of prison or deportation?

  • Anonymous

    Wheres your story about ‘Beat whitey night’ at the state fairs, events, etc? Cant seem to find those. And the ‘blacks pull white guy from taxi, scream racist stuff while beating him-no hate crime charges’ story from a few days ago. Dont see it anywhere. Oh yeah…THIS story is so much worse than those actual beatings and killings…

  • Anonymous

    Wheres your story about ‘Beat whitey night’ at the state fairs, events, etc? Cant seem to find those. And the ‘blacks pull white guy from taxi, scream racist stuff while beating him-no hate crime charges’ story from a few days ago. Dont see it anywhere. Oh yeah…THIS story is so much worse than those actual beatings and killings…

  • hoboroadie

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    Hard to say what’s more horrifying, this story or the peanut gallery’s reaction. MichaelLahr, pfffft.