Though there is no mention of the victim’s race, her boyfriend is white (as seen with his face obscured in the above video). The race of the assailants is also undisclosed. I am assuming the thugs are black. Of course you all are welcome to come to your own conclusions. Alas, if the media would have released detailed descriptions of the perps we would not be left second guessing.
(NBC Philadelphia) –A 19-year-old Temple University student suffered serious facial injuries after an attacker hit her with a brick only a block from campus Friday.
The student was walking with her 20-year-old boyfriend, who also attends Temple, near 16th and Norris streets around 6 p.m. when a group of about 10 teens and young children began taunting them, according to sources.
The group of attackers consisted of boys and girls ranging in age from about 8 to 14-years-old, according to the victim’s boyfriend.
“A couple of them started to grab at her earrings and her hair,” he said. “My instinct was to stop them from hurting us and leave and get away.”
He says he asked the group to back off, but his request went unheard as a female member of the group took a brick and smashed his 19-year-old girlfriend in the face.
“Her teeth were out of place,” he said. “It was terrible, it was terrifying.”
The victim’s teeth were dislocated and she suffered multiple other facial injuries.
Investigators are still searching for the attackers. [...]
Race notwithstanding ANYONE who engages in such savage inhumane behavior are subhuman mongrels.
If the couple was armed and had fired off a few rounds in self defense which resulted in the death of the 8 year old —Trayvon x 100. A media firestorm and death threats would soon follow.
BUT as they say; it is better to be judged by 12 than be carried by 6.
Aggravated Assault 1700 Norris St DC# 14 22 020109
(PhiladelphiaPolice – YouTube) –The Philadelphia Police Department’s Central Detectives Division is looking to identify the suspects who assaulted a 19 year-old female.
On March 21, 2014, at 6:00pm, the complainant her boyfriend were walking on the 1600 block of Norris Street. When they came to the intersection of 17th and Norris Streets, they were approached by a large group of unknown females. One of the female suspects then struck the complainant in the face with a brick causing extensive damage while the other females attempted to rob the complainant’s boyfriend. After the assault the suspects fled the area and were last seen boarding a SEPTA bus traveling south on 17th Street. The complainant was transported to Hahnemann Hospital where she was treated for dislocated teeth and other facial injuries.
Suspect #1: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, braids, and wearing a red t-shirt.
Suspect #2: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tattoos on her arms and chest, and wearing a denim jacket.
Suspect #3: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, hair tied in a bun, 5’0″, and acted hyper.
Suspect #4: Black female, 16-17 years-of-age, straight hair, tall, and was dressed all in white.
If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact:
Central Detectives Division
Det. Andracchio #886
TIPS ARE ANONYMOUS
*Post title edited* (March 25, 2014)
UPDATE 2: One of the victims alleges Temple University attempted to sweep the attacks under the rug.
(NBC Philadelphia) –Philadelphia Police have made an arrest in the brutal brick attack of a Temple University student by a group of kids.
Investigators with Philadelphia Police’s Central Detective Division announced the arrest during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Detectives tell NBC10.com four other kids are in custody and that charges may be filed soon against them.
Police also believe the same group was involved in two other attacks in the same area.
The arrest came four days after the brick attack took place near 17th and Norris Streets, just off of Temple University’s main campus in North Philadelphia.
Police say there were two other attacks that took place within minutes of the brick attack.
NBC10.com talked to another Temple student, a 20-year-old junior, who said she was walking down her street when she was punched by a several girls. That alleged attack took place along the 1700 block of Willington Street, which runs behind Philadelphia Police’s 22nd District headquarters, around 5:45 p.m. on Friday — just 15 minutes before the brick attack.
Detectives said there was also a third attack. We are working on getting details about that alleged assault.