19 April 2012

Sanford Blacks Beat White Man With Hammer - Not a Hate Crime

Perhaps George Zimmerman needed to carry a gun in his Sanford, Florida neighborhood. Two men from Sanford, beat an unnamed 50-year-old White man in the head with a hammer. The beating put the man on life support.  Julius Bender and Yahaziel Israel have been charged, but Hate Crime charges are absent. The story has barely been mentioned in the press. In original reports, The Orlando Sentinel purposefully did not identify the men as Black, and the fact that were from Sanford seemed to interest no one. 

Israel (L) Bender (R)

Investigators believe Bender and Israel beat a 50-year-old man with a hammer inside his vehicle and then took him into the woods in the area of Beardall Avenue and Lincoln Street where they continued to attack him.
A witness that heard the victim’s cries for help and saw the beating called 911, but Bender and Israel fled the area before deputies arrived. The two men left in the victim’s vehicle, abandoning it a short distance away. Deputies found the victim in the woods, barely conscious and with severe head injuries.
Even though the police put the race of the victim in the incident report, the media censored this information. A reporter for the Orlando Sentinel confirmed that the race of the victim was omitted on purpose. The Orlando Sentinel removed the suspects’ mug shots shortly after CofCC.org wrote about the attack. 
Then when CofCC.org readers began posting angry comments on the Orlando Sentinel website, the mug shots went back up a few hours later.
The “White” man was beaten in Midway, Florida, 6 miles from Sanford, Florida but both Bender and Israel are allegedly Sanford residents. Both men could be Barack Obama’s son. They are charged with attempted homicide, burglary with assault or battery, and armed burglary – but not a hate crime.  Curiously I find no updates on the condition of the victim.