Baltimore beating video sparks outrage on Twitter
A video circulating around the Internet shows a crowd laughing as a white man is beat up, robbed and stripped naked outside of a Baltimore courthouse.
Many believe the beating would have received more attention if the crowd had been white and the victim had been black:
— COGoddess ™ (@coloradorebecca) April 9, 2012
— Chase Lindley (@chaselindley) April 9, 2012
If this guy were black, Jesse and Al and all the other race baiters would be up in arms. Instead? SILENCE! Hypocrites! http://t.co/LqEDwv74
— Dane Basch (@dlbasch) April 8, 2012
Several Twitter users argued that the incident vindicates John Derbyshire’s controversial article warning his children to be suspicious of black people:
The tourist that got beat up in Baltimore would agree "The Talk: The Nonblack Version." http://t.co/SLeIxl5F (The writer got fired.)"
— Chris (@FeedtheWeird) April 8, 2012
@RichLowry I comprehend the PC decision to fire Derbyshire, but do you have a reaction to what he practically predicted in Baltimore?
— Phil Schoen (@PhilSchoen) April 8, 2012
— Carl Brandt (@CarlBrandt) April 7, 2012
At least one Twitter user replied that the events in Baltimore lend no support to Derbyshire’s views:
If you think what happened in Baltimore somehow makes Derbyshire right, you need serious help. And don't follow me or talk to me.
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 8, 2012