Mob of youths attack Chicago man

There is no indication from the Trinbune story regarding the race of the attackers. That is the paper's policy, for good or ill. So is it wrong to assume that the 15-20 "youths" who attacked a man in the mostly white Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago were black and were racially motivated? Without any reporting from the newspaper, or knowing if the victim was white, such a charge would be perilous to make. Perhaps it was a mix of black and white or black and Hispanic kids. But since the police arrested 8 other teenagers for "mugging" another man in the downtown area the previous night - and at least one of the suspects is black as can be seen from his mug shot -- the chances that this was a black on white crime grows. A man walking home from work was attacked and beaten by a large group of people on the Gold Coast late Sunday, police said. The 36-year-old man suffered a laceration above his right eye and bruising to his head and body during the attack at 10 p.m. in the 800 block...(Read Full Post)