A 62-year-old man who was brutally attacked in Union Square last week died Monday.
On Wednesday, a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses said, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.
Lashawn Marten, 31, who is black, “made statements to the effect that I’m going to punch the first white man that I see,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
After punching Babbitt, Marten allegedly attacked two other men who came to Babbitt’s aid, police said. Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
Paramedics took Babbitt to Bellevue Hospital, where he lapsed into a coma and was pronounced brain-dead by doctors.
Again, Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson are not available for comment.
From CBS New York.
A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process.
Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.
Friends of Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, were shocked to hear about the random act of violence that left the gentle, retired train conductor in a coma, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported on Friday.
“I don’t believe that. I don’t know why that happened. He is very nice,” Igor Sapozhnikov said.
Babbitt was minding his own business as he walked through the crowd near the chess boards in Union Square when a man made a hateful announcement and began his rampage, witnesses said.
“He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” one woman said. “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”
The man continued his rampage before demanding to see police officers.
“He stood there and hit two more people and asked for the police to come,” Michael Benson said.
Stunned witnesses counted a total of three people attacked. The suspect, Lashawn Marten, 31, remained at the scene until police arrived.
Babbitt was on the ground with blood flowing from his head. Nearby were two other victims icing their faces.
Because of Marten’s alleged comments about targeting white people the incident could result in hate crime charges in addition to felony assault charges, according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“Obviously our Hate Crimes Task Force is involved in aspects of that case,” Kelly said.
May have been a hate crime? Actually, it’s pretty cut and dry.
The black on white hate crimes are growing:
Not a fucking peep out of the race baiters.
- ” I Hate White People ” Racial Attack in Union Square New York Leaves Man Brain-Dead: (watchracism.com)
- Man left brain-dead following random race-based rampage in NYC park (examiner.com)
- Man Brain-Dead After Vicious Attack By Black Thug: Suspect Vowed To Attack ‘Next White Person Who Walks By’ (patdollard.com)
- Typical Black-On-White Hate Crime As Epidemic Grows: NY White Man Attacked, Left Brain Dead, By Black Man Shouting ‘I Hate White People’ (patdollard.com)