Cops change their minds: White man attacked by black mob not a racially motivated hate crime after all

Police initially declared a hate crime when video of a white man beaten by a mob of black teens on July 4th in Cincinnati surfaced over the weekend, but now they are backing off of that claim.

One video showed 27-year-old Christopher McKnight brutally beaten by this pack of jackals after a hip hop concert and fireworks show, while another video shows a group of teens laughing over McKnight as he lay on the sidewalk bloody and seemingly unconscious.

The videos show one lone, unidentified black teen in a red shirt doing his best against the mob to protect McKnight and stop the assault.

The attack was initially called a hate crime, but Police Captain Mike Neville said that was “incorrect” when he spoke to reporters Monday, CBS News reported.

“Right now, I don’t have reason to label that as a hate crime. It is an ongoing investigation. I would tell you preliminary speaking, that report [calling the attack a hate crime] was incorrect,” he said.

So far no one has been charged with McKinght’s beating despite seven arrests stemming from fighting that followed a fireworks show and concert. One teen was arrested for striking an officer.

If a mob of white teens attacked a black man and then laughed as he was on the ground bleeding, would it be a hate crime? And would the mainstream media cover it and not essentially ignore it as they have this attack?

The Twitterverse thinks so.

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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