A San Francisco woman riding the city bus was looking for a little peace and quiet on the public transportation, and when she asked a group of teen hood rats to quiet down, they had the worst possible reaction.
A local CBS News crew was nearby as the incident unfolded, and they happened to capture the terrifying scene on video. While riding the bus Wednesday evening, the 55-year-old woman had asked the three teen girls to quiet down after they were being noisy, which turned out to be a huge mistake.
“My photographer and I were just wrapping up a different story when just one block away we heard the screams,” KPIX 5 reporter Mark Kelly said.
The teen thugs followed the woman off the bus and into the street, where they proceeded to viciously assault her without warning. One of the girls can be seen punching her, while another kicks and a third joins in. Kelly said that there was a man nearby who fought to get the girls to stop, but it was of little use. However, once the ghetto trash teens decided they had enough, they ran away like cowards and used a nearby crowd to blend in.
Fortunately, the woman who was assaulted escaped with a couple bruises, and she told KPIX 5 that she’ll be just fine. It’s unknown whether or not police are involved, or if the woman is going to file a report.
It’s incredibly sad that people think it’s okay to do something like this to another person, and even worse that it seems to be happening more often. While the motivations of the woman’s attackers are unknown, the difference in race is something that can’t be overlooked, since one has to wonder if these teen thugs would have had the same reaction had a black woman done the same. My guess would be no.
I would also guess that if the circumstances were reversed, and a group of white kids beat up a black man, it would be plastered from coast to coast on every media outlet as a hate crime. Instead, a local news crew covered it, and I’m bringing it to your attention because someone has to. I personally hate to even make such an assertion, but it’s hard to avoid the obvious — there’s a double standard when it comes to racially motivated crimes and racism in this country.
It’s time we stop giving certain groups a pass for committing such crimes and hold them to the same standard as everyone else. Otherwise, this type of thing will continue to get worse, and more innocent people will become victims of the bigotry and hatred on display in our nation.