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NYPD: Man Brain-Dead Following Random Rampage In Union Square
CBS New York ^

Posted on 09/07/2013 3:25:23 PM PDT by bryan999

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It came out of nowhere.

A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process.

Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.

Friends of Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, were shocked to hear about the random act of violence that left the gentle, retired train conductor in a coma, CBS 2′s Dave Carlin reported on Friday.

“I don’t believe that. I don’t know why that happened. He is very nice,” Igor Sapozhnikov said.

Babbitt was minding his own business as he walked through the crowd near the chess boards in Union Square when a man made a hateful announcement and began his rampage, witnesses said.

“He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” one woman said. “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”

The man continued his rampage before demanding to see police officers.

“He stood there and hit two more people and asked for the police to come,” Michael Benson said.

Stunned witnesses counted a total of three people attacked. The suspect, Lashawn Marten, 31, remained at the scene until police arrived.

Babbitt was on the ground with blood flowing from his head. Nearby were two other victims icing their faces.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blackonwhite; florida; georgezimmerman; igorsapozhnikov; jeffreybabbitt; lashawnmarten; newyork; newyorkcity; obamaschildren; racial; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 09/07/2013 3:25:23 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Those ornery Amish are at it again.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 3:27:05 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: bryan999

3 posted on 09/07/2013 3:32:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bryan999

Has Bloomberg banned fists yet?


4 posted on 09/07/2013 3:36:57 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: bryan999

Has the Racist in Chief made a statement yet?


5 posted on 09/07/2013 3:38:23 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: bryan999

White man brain dead after black racist who was born brain dead attacks him. Department of Justice silent.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: bryan999
Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.

"May" which means it's not a hate crime because a son of Obama did it even though he said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’

7 posted on 09/07/2013 3:39:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: bryan999

8 posted on 09/07/2013 3:40:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bryan999
I understand NY'ers have been disarmed of handguns, but they'd be wise to have this Smith & Wesson at the ready for just such occasion:

Don't be a victim.

9 posted on 09/07/2013 3:46:23 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: bryan999

“Lashawn”

Don’t tell me: His momma Nyshawn who was born in New York gave birth to him in LA so therefore he is Lashawn.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 3:48:42 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Dysart

That is my carry knife when I cannot CC my Taurus....


11 posted on 09/07/2013 3:51:03 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Popman

And mine as well. Love it!


12 posted on 09/07/2013 3:51:38 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Popman

Hell, I feel naked without it.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 3:52:03 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

I think those are illegal as well now in the fascist city of New York. They use to have a law that you could have a knife as long as it wasn’t over 6” then they changed it to 4” so break out those rulers.

Yeah having a knife of over 4” is illegal. You see, despot Bloomberg wants the advantage given to the crooks. If you have a knife over 4” you might hurt the crook who has a 2 foot long machete.

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$ADC10-133$$@TXADC010-133


14 posted on 09/07/2013 3:57:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: bryan999

>>The suspect, Lashawn Marten, 31, remained at the scene until police arrived.

“You can’t arrest me! That would be racist!”


15 posted on 09/07/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Dysart
Don't be a victim.

There is no defense against a crazy person who spontaneously attacks and kills you with one strike:

“His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”

Nothing can protect against that... except maintaining safe distance. Hard to do that in a large city. Avoid them.

16 posted on 09/07/2013 4:02:26 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Ridiculous. I read the law referenced. Once again the statists focus on an inanimate object, ignoring the criminal mind. As if an object has motive or intent. Bunch of fools. I wouldn’t live there and wish they’d stop fleeing to Texas. No offense intended to Yankees, of course.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: bryan999

Headline “Random Rampage” is wrong.

“He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” makes it anything BUT random.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 4:05:22 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Greysard

Sure no guarantee of a defense in this instance, I’m sure it was a speedy brutal attack but, that thug would have been on my radar, especially these days.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 4:05:59 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: bryan999
‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive]'

Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.

Naw, really? I can't possible see why.

/s

20 posted on 09/07/2013 4:07:27 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Dysart

You don’t understand NY. They flip out about knives too. Hell, if you have a SCREWDRIVER, it better be because you need it at work, AND you are in transit to or from your job. I am not kidding.


21 posted on 09/07/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bryan999

This could have been avoided with careful placement of a 50 cent .45 ACP in Lashawn’s brain housing group.

Except this is NY City.

The Sheeple aren’t permitted to own the tools of self defense.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 4:17:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: Greysard

Exactly. Sometimes having a gun just won’t make a difference once way or the other.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 4:23:22 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Dysart

Same here. I have a 360 radar as i travel even in the Philippines, HK, Asia etc, even here in the downtown core. Come sundown, it ain’t good if you’re not a homey. That’s why a lot of white girls who live in the dt lofts have big dogs as pets.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: bryan999

Now we have black thugs saying that they are going to attack whites, then attacking whites, then telling the police that they attacked them because they hate whites, and the NY Commissioner trying to determine if it was a hate crime.

Unbelievable.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 4:34:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bryan999

Efing coward.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 4:43:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: bryan999

Yet another white man dies to provide amusement for a Negro. Oh well, such things often happen between a conquering people and the conquered. As the Gaul said to the Roman; “Woe to the conquered!”


27 posted on 09/07/2013 4:48:16 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

When you scream out “I hate white people” and try to kill someone.... it MIGHT be a hate crime?


28 posted on 09/07/2013 4:49:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Greysard
There is no defense against a crazy person who spontaneously attacks and kills you with one strike:

It is called “situational awareness”. I practice it all the time. Keep your head moving to detect anything out of place or people acting or sounding abnormal. Body language screams when you are looking for it.

29 posted on 09/07/2013 4:51:41 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: bryan999

“My baby ain’t done never hurt nobody.”


30 posted on 09/07/2013 4:56:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: bryan999

31 posted on 09/07/2013 5:15:41 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: GeronL

You might want to run that statement by Eric the Corrupt ... I think he has different criteria for “his people”.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 5:21:59 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: Dysart

what is the model number. I can’t find on the S&W website


33 posted on 09/07/2013 6:36:13 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: kvanbrunt2
Mine is model#SWMP1B. Also consider #SWMP5L and #SWMP5LS.

Amazon.com has these and more. Protip: If you acquire one or more and keep in your front pocket, mind the safety lock as it is spring assisted. Very important.

34 posted on 09/07/2013 6:49:18 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: bryan999
He said ‘the next white person who walks by I’m going to [expletive],’” one woman said. “His fist went in and the man’s head bobbed and he hit the ground and you could hear his skull hitting the ground.”

Totally RANDOM to me....

35 posted on 09/07/2013 6:52:50 PM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: bryan999

More blacks killing white people.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 7:01:27 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Greysard

Yes, he was sucker punched. One thing you must always be in NYC is completely alive to the tips of your toes for wild animals. You cannot let your guard down. Even then, you might still be set up for prey. I was never mugged in the 27 years I lived there. Luck combined with great awareness. I always kept an eye out one block ahead of me.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bryan999

Soon as I see “RANDOM’ I need read no further.


38 posted on 09/07/2013 7:10:33 PM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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To: Dysart

Problem with a lot of these crimes is they are “ambush”
type events. The “Obama’s boy” that commits the crime
does virtually nothing to indicate they are a threat to
you until your back is turned and they hit you.....and they
hit you as hard as possible with the express intent of
knocking you out instantly. Even if you are armed with
a gun there is no way to respond to this type of attack if
it is initiated successfully. The only option a rational
white person has is to maintain FULL awareness and not allow
a black person to come within 15-20 feet. Ambush attacks such as these are impossible to predict, difficult to prepare for and defending against them requires both situational awareness and to an extent luck. The best bet is NEVER travel alone and unarmed.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 7:52:05 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Dysart
I understand NY'ers have been disarmed of handguns, but they'd be wise to have this Smith & Wesson at the ready for just such occasion:

These events are making a case for widespread civil disobedience in support of the Constitutional right to defend oneself in the 2nd Amendment.

40 posted on 09/08/2013 4:01:34 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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