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Tourist, 24, brutally beaten with tire irons and bats in New York City neighborhood
Daily Mail UK ^ | Michael Zennie

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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The falafel sign in the video is a danger. I hope Bloomie sees that and sets up a policy.
1 posted on 01/16/2013 4:38:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

So bloomie.. Hows that gun ban working for ya? Curbing any violence?


2 posted on 01/16/2013 4:39:55 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

But - but - but, NYC is FREE of violence, and there’s no need to defend yourself!

It’ll be a cold day in hell before I spend another minute in that hellhole.


3 posted on 01/16/2013 4:41:34 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: cableguymn

Those evil Amish, no doubt. Or maybe Morman’s...they are quite the gang.


4 posted on 01/16/2013 4:41:56 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: ConservativeStatement

Too bad the tourists weren’t armed — seriously. Only the nannies get that kind of security.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 4:42:03 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Paging Nanny-Mike.... Nanny-Mike...

Go cut me a long switch...
... That'll learn 'em

6 posted on 01/16/2013 4:42:22 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“A tourist from Massachusetts .....”

Mayor Bloomberg should be so proud “Hey look, no guns.”


7 posted on 01/16/2013 4:43:05 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

QUICK!

BAN THE BATS & TIRE IRONS!!!


8 posted on 01/16/2013 4:46:14 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Pigsley

The look white to me. It’s possible they are Muslim, but they definitely aren’t black.

At least most of them aren’t, judging from the video.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 4:46:50 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Bloomberg’s mission ‘to reduce gun violence’ accomplished.

If the MA man fought back the gang of seven in self defense with a proper firearm, it won’t even make the news.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 4:47:03 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The challenge for legislators is where to draw the line.

Where in all this madness does the sane man draw the law against the insane man.

I say the time is nigh to ban New York City.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 4:47:03 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Walmart and Autozone announced they will not be restocking baseball bats and tire irons pending legislative discussions.


12 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:04 PM PST by JTHomes (28th: Congress shall make no law respecting economics , or prohibiting the free exercise of markets)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Why would somebody from Massachusetts choose to be a tourist in NYC? Why not just pick Detroit?

A Massachusetts tourist in NYC is like being on a latrine tour.

13 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:21 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If the victim is a registered Democrat my concerns for his recovery stop cold...........


14 posted on 01/16/2013 4:49:21 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hello conservatives trapped behind enemy lines.

This is a big hint to get you and your families out of commie red states and to Patriot blue states.

At this point, conservatives do not have the organization to come rescue you if you get in trouble.

The country is dividing and you’re on the wrong side of that divide. Pack your bags, love your families and get out while you can.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 4:50:00 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nanny Bloomers and the mobster in the Governor’s mansion should be proud.

This is concrete proof that gun violence in NY City has been drastically reduced.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 4:50:25 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: JTHomes

WalMart sells guns and ammo, and baseball bats, why use them?


17 posted on 01/16/2013 4:52:44 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: rrrod

My memory of Andover is that it is a well-to-do community. On Wikipedia, “According to a 2008 estimate,[15] the median income for a household in the town was $114,319, and the median income for a family was $138,556.”


18 posted on 01/16/2013 4:53:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well we know A-Rod wasn’t involved; he can’t hit anything after August.


19 posted on 01/16/2013 4:54:39 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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brutally beaten by a gang of seven young men armed with a tire iron and a baseball bat

THIS is why you need a high cap magazine.

20 posted on 01/16/2013 4:55:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: muir_redwoods

You owe me a keyboard.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 4:56:06 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: ConservativeStatement

Time to ban tire irons and ball bats.


22 posted on 01/16/2013 4:56:40 PM PST by lurk
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To: ConservativeStatement

bet my house the attackers were black.


23 posted on 01/16/2013 4:57:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: muir_redwoods

The version I heard was “The only thing he hit in the playoffs was the groupie fan.”


24 posted on 01/16/2013 4:58:12 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Of course not. That’s just crazy talk. You probably hate puppies too...

Better speech and debate skill would clearly diffused the situation.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 4:59:46 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ConservativeStatement

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26 posted on 01/16/2013 5:00:57 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Do you want me to FReepmail my address so you can mail me the keys and title?


27 posted on 01/16/2013 5:03:08 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“bet my house the attackers were black.”

Probably not in The Village; the deviants there wouldn’t allow seven blacks in their neighborhood together. It is a toilet, but a white/Asian toilet more than a black one.


28 posted on 01/16/2013 5:03:23 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: elkfersupper
Despite the fact that all towns and neighborhoods in MA are impeccably clean, and despite the fact that public drunkenness is completely unknown in that lovely state, the numbers sadly tell us that Boston is a much more dangerous city than New York City with significantly higher rates of violent crime.
29 posted on 01/16/2013 5:03:29 PM PST by wideawake
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To: elkfersupper
Despite the fact that all towns and neighborhoods in MA are impeccably clean, and despite the fact that public drunkenness is completely unknown in that lovely state, the numbers sadly tell us that Boston is a much more dangerous city than New York City with significantly higher rates of violent crime.
30 posted on 01/16/2013 5:04:25 PM PST by wideawake
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To: kearnyirish2

FWIW, this is from the article:

“Hatem Farsakh, 24, is charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder. Police also arrested Sherif Rizk, 22, also of Brooklyn, in connection with the case.”


31 posted on 01/16/2013 5:05:19 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: tgusa

I left for PA 25yrs ago, after working (lived in NJ) in Midtown for 17yrs; no way in hell I’d ever go back, either.


32 posted on 01/16/2013 5:08:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: sergeantdave

Behind enemy lines, we know to stay out of the urban welfare reservations. I’m barely 10 miles from NYC, and haven’t been there in over 10 years. An increasing trend (a problem, from the eyes of NYC’s tourism industry) is that an increasing number of young people in northern NJ have never been to NYC (and don’t intend to visit). Part of that is caused by the fact that the area nearest the city has become a Hispanic colony (and whites have fled west); another side is that nobody here believes it when you tell them New York City (or Newark NJ) is safe. Their crimes are reported on our local news; we know better.

I love stories like this; reading between the lines I’m guessing the tourist is a liberal (at least he was; now he’s been mugged, so that makes him a conservative).


33 posted on 01/16/2013 5:08:13 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“5:AM Sunday morning”

Young, restless, out half the night partying and drinking.

Now, you might think I am speaking like someone who blames the rape victim because she had dressed like a hooker.

I’m not really.

And the guy did not deserve what happened to him, and his assailants deserve the book thrown at them.

That said,

I lived in Manhattan in my 20s; we did the late-night Saturday night scene, on occasions. We also knew the things - getting drunk, certain locations, certain kinds of people and certain kinds of situations - to avoid. It was not very long before we recommended to our younger friends and family members that getting together socially with a gang of friends in your own apartments was as rewarding and a whole lot less risky than mingling with the drunkin hordes out for a big night in town. And usually if someone did get drunk at our place, a cab was called to come pick them up, or they had to stay at the hosts apartment until they slept it off; we never sent a friend drunk out into the streets.

I know the location of the event in the article. It’s on 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue - Artichoke Pizza. A niece lives not too far from there.

That pizza place has done a great job at marketing itself, but I’ve had their pizza and I’m no fan.

About two blocks north of there on 1st Avenue is Beth Israel hospital. I hope that young man was taken there and not transported some distance to another hospital.


34 posted on 01/16/2013 5:11:21 PM PST by Wuli (uire)
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In NY violent criminals get shot by onlookers with cellphones and become hits on facebook and youtube. They are emblodened to conduct more violence, which also encourages others to do the same.

In places like Texas, violent criminals get shot by onlookers.

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One method is a vicious cycle, the other is short and effective.

35 posted on 01/16/2013 5:16:08 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I haven’t been to the city in years, but blacks were only allowed there as individuals to sell drugs (to the NYU students); they didn’t have the right to assemble in that part of the city.

The last names indicate they may well be Asians; no shortage of them there.


36 posted on 01/16/2013 5:19:21 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The Warriors did it! The Warriors did it!


37 posted on 01/16/2013 5:21:17 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My questions is, why didn’t the onlooker come to help the tourist? What a pathetic human being.


38 posted on 01/16/2013 5:21:37 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: ConservativeStatement
Clearly the vicious gang was made up of Muslims from Brooklyn. Check out the names:

Hatem Farsakh, 24, is charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder.

Police also arrested Sherif Rizk, 22, also of Brooklyn, in connection with the case.

39 posted on 01/16/2013 5:31:55 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Wuli

Ny Daily News reports the location as Macdougal Street, West Village not East. There is another Artichoke location there.


40 posted on 01/16/2013 5:32:53 PM PST by freefdny
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

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?


41 posted on 01/16/2013 5:33:30 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: unixfox
Specifically: The Warriors Pictures, Images and Photos the Bee Gees: Vegemite, Robin, Melvin, Barry, Maurice, Spamford & `Beavo'.
42 posted on 01/16/2013 5:40:33 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If he was wearing Red Sox clothing it would be ruled justifiable.


43 posted on 01/16/2013 5:44:08 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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..


44 posted on 01/16/2013 5:45:25 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

Heck it would be blamed on drive by gang activity..
The vigilante would have serious cover..


45 posted on 01/16/2013 5:49:12 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: bushbuddy

“My questions is, why didn’t 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).


46 posted on 01/16/2013 5:51:34 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Repeat Offender

Will New York outlaw tire irons?


47 posted on 01/16/2013 5:55:04 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door-daughter&wife screaming -Dems took YOUR gun. Shots fired.)
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To: Wuli

“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.


48 posted on 01/16/2013 5:55:20 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BAN BATS, YOU DIPEY SOCIALISTS

5 kids a day die from abuse , that is more from guns where is the outrage?


49 posted on 01/16/2013 5:56:44 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: sergeantdave

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


50 posted on 01/16/2013 6:01:17 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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