To the four clean-cut college freshman out on a double date, it had seemed like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station — a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy.”
Shortly after 2 A.M. that Sunday, they pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.
Other local residents — the more cynical and world-weary, both whites and most blacks — would have taken one look at the crowd and driven off, dismissing many of the young and posturing black males as thugs. But not them: innocent white kids from the suburbs. They presumed this was post-racial America — and that they were in an easy-going college town.
Twenty minutes later, two of them were dead.
Incredibly, the race of the assailants was scrubbed from local news coverage; and utterly missing from tersely written wire-service stories about a Brazos County jury’s whopping $27 million negligence verdict on July 30 against “University McDonald’s” — an outlet owned by the Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast-food giant. What the media considered unmentionable nevertheless loomed over a riveting seven-day trial, which came amid the growing phenomenon of black-on-white violence — unprovoked attacks on whites and black mob violence like the so-called “knock-out game.”
Chris Hamilton, lead lawyer of the small Dallas firm that humbled the corporate giant, was asked, during a phone interview, how many reporters had even bothered to inquire about the race of the assailants during the many interviews he gave.
“You’re the only one,” he replied.
Race, of course, was irrelevant to the high-stakes negligence trial that revolved around McDonald’s lack of on-site security and corporate responsibility. Yet shortly before the trial, Hamilton hinted at the issue of race — suggesting that two very different worlds were colliding at University McDonald’s during its after-midnight hours — a mix that was potentially volatile. The upcoming trial, he told a local television reporter, was not only about seeking justice for his clients but about the public’s need “to know what’s really going on at McDonald’s: what the risks are; what the dangers are of sending your kids there, particularly after midnight.”
His extensive pretrial investigation — numerous depositions, pathology reports, and an in-depth analysis of police records — told a story that was heartbreaking and infuriating, and that until the trial had remained largely out of pubic view as the case was handled by College Station Police, Brazos County District Attorney Jarvis Parsons, and an asleep-at-the-wheel news media.
Apart from legal arguments over alleged corporate negligence, the high-profile trial offered a shocking view of how a thuggish black subculture flourished at University McDonald’s. The blame could be laid squarely upon McDonald’s black managers, and on the failure of higher-ups in McDonald’s to ensure patrons, both black and white, were safe during late-night hours — an increasingly lucrative market for the fast-food giant.
Beaten to Death
For the two young couples, the evening had started at a country-western concert at “Hurricane Harry’s” in College Station’s entertainment district; and afterward, just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2012 — a quick trip to nearby “University McDonald’s” as it’s widely known.
Parking his Toyota 4Runner, Denton James Ward, age 18, stepped down from the big SUV with Tanner Giesen, then 19 years old. The two friends from Flower Mound, an affluent Dallas suburb, headed to the McDonald’s bathroom; Ward wore his cowboy hat. The girls, Lauren Bailey Crisp and Samantha Bean, both 19, took the SUV to the drive-through.
Both inside and out, University McDonald’s was bustling. But it definitely wasn’t the usual daytime crowd –– clean-cut and mostly white “Aggies” as A&M’s students are known. Instead, up to 400 black males were loitering about the parking lot, a police officer later estimated. Inside, it was mostly a black crowd too: a large number of black males were loitering about, many without food. Some were shirtless.
This was the usual after-midnight crowd on Saturdays and Sundays at the 24-hour McDonald’s. And unbeknownst to the two couples — and many in College Station — this McDonald’s was a major late-night trouble spot.
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Many Democrats continue to hold that it’s not racial discrimination or a “hate crime” when whites are the victims, while at the same time they continue to push the narrative that when a black is the victim (especially when the victim dies) that the white opponent “must be a racist” or “it is likely a hate crime” . As usual, the Democrats are wrong. Bigotry and racial hatred exists within certain individuals amongst ALL races. When a mob comprised of one race attacks a person of another race, the odds are that the attackers are guilty of a race-based hate crime. Racist blacks must no longer be given a free pass.
No greater example of what you said is the case of the murders of Channon Christian and Christoper Newsome. Those two young people went through unspeakable horrors only to die in the most heinous of ways. Both in their early 20’s and both white, they were slaughtered by five blacks. But even the prosecuting attorney refused to charge them with a hate crime because, he said, that he had no proof any racial slurs were uttered.
And where was the national media in the death of Denton James Ward? No where to be found. How much print space was allotted for the murder of Christopher Lane? Black on white murder is not on the top of the list for journalists.
Watch any local newscast, it is rife with political correctness and sanitized news. Partly, it’s the culture they see from their network affiliations in the MSM. It can also be seen, to a lesser degree, on local Fox affiliates.
They’re white. Period.
.45 acp (multiple magazines)
Black on black is not a crime. Black on white is not a crime. White on black is a crime. The biggest race baiters ever have not only condoned but encouraged this behavior.
@Marine72: I saw a good bumper sticker yesterday in Alaska: .45 ACP because any thing else is just silly! .45 ACP Why shoot more than one?