Skip to comments.Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood
Posted on 01/16/2013 4:38:00 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
A tourist from Massachusetts was recovering at a New York City hospital after being brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat, police today revealed.
Kevin McCarron, 24, from Andover, was battered and stomped unconscious by the men after an argument in the trendy Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan early Sunday.
An onlooker captured horrific cell phone video of the attack, showing several young men kicking the victim on the ground.
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Gonna be a lot of flat tires around NYC ;) Not sure how the Yankee’s will be able to play home games.. (hey wait.. maybe we should look in to this!)
Law of unintended consequences.. Just like banning the guns.
Did I also hear that NY (state?) just limited cops to 7 rounds by a poorly written law?
If he was wearing Red Sox clothing it would be ruled justifiable.
Hmmmm.. a vigilante that was a good shot could have killed all seven of them..
The news from that event could encourage a whole city..
NYC needs to be Charles Bronsonized... and Detriot, Chicago, San Fransicko and L.A. not to speak of Berkley, Ca, Madison, Wis, and Dallas.. O.K. and Boston as well..
Heck it would be blamed on drive by gang activity..
The vigilante would have serious cover..
“My questions is, why didnt the onlooker come to help the tourist? What a pathetic human being.”
Things have only gotten worse since the famous Kitty Genovese slaying 5 decades ago (when NYers listened to a woman screaming for help and did nothing); now if they intervened and the perps were the wrong color or a protected class the Good Samaritan could be prosecuted (I’m not kidding).
Will New York outlaw tire irons?
“And the guy did not deserve what happened to him, and his assailants deserve the book thrown at them.”
A crime is a crime, and the victim didn’t deserve it, but it never ceases to shock me how naive people can be. These young people who’ve had it drilled into their heads that their parents were wrong on everything are rapidly finding out how right their parents often were.
In my younger days, if we went to the village, there were at least eight of us (all male); we treated the place with the caution it merited. Many of us had parents who’d fled NYC 10 -15 years before, and we knew why.
BAN BATS, YOU DIPEY SOCIALISTS
5 kids a day die from abuse , that is more from guns where is the outrage?
agree, all conservatives now need to think about getting the hell out of these socialist states.
got my wife out of there years ago and she said it was the best thing she ever did, though any gun owner ,who voted Dem can stay up there as we don;t want them and their dumb voting ways
Egyptian, per the video. They also claimed that one guy they beat was 20 guys who attacked them.
Thank God they were not using guns!
More like The Baseball Furies
“Behind enemy lines, we know to stay out of the urban welfare reservations.”
I got to admire your moxy, FRiend. Personally, I think you conservatives in NY are pushing your luck. Cuomo just declared that you are the enemy, he will disarm you and throw you to the wolves. I hope you have a battle plan to fight your out and escape.
I think your situation is more critical than you realize, but I don’t live there and you may have a better view than me.
Good luck, buddy.
How’s it feel to be homeless. Get off the color boat and grow up.
Of course it would have made the news: he'd have been arrested for violating New York or NYC's gun laws, portrayed in the same way George Zimmerman was in Florida, and held up as an example of why we need more anti-gun legislation.
As it is, note that this didn't make "the news": we're having to read about it via the British press, as is the case with every event that doesn't fit into the left's latest propaganda campaign. Assault with tire irons and baseball bats? Bury it. It doesn't support a gun ban, and might make folks want firearms with which to defend themselves.
Luckily the victim didn’t have a gun, or he would have learned what REAL PUNISHMENT is.
Thanks; I live in northern NJ (about 10 miles west of NYC), which isn’t far behind NY in decay but the voters reflected that in electing Christie to stem it. For the longest time good jobs made it worthwhile living here, but many of those are leaving.
Like upstate NY, NJ is still a majority “Anglo” state, with the welfare populations penned on their urban reservations and increasingly ringed by Hispanic enclaves (a sort of buffer). I wouldn’t have to pass through many Obama voters to reach upstate NY or eastern PA; we just had a dry run with Sandy-related power outages, and it was smooth. We have many rivers which serve as effective moats in channeling/restricting traffic.
I appreciate your concern; raising a family here, it is always in the back of my mind.
What I meant was the tourist with his firearm scare away the gang of seven, hence no incident, no news.
I doubt even with bystander cell phone, NYPD would be too busy to track down one no-incident.
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