Anti-racism event moved up after Brainerd assault

Feb 21, 2011 Read more: TwinCities.com 115
An anti-racism event that was scheduled for May has been moved up to this weekend in Baxter after a black man was beaten in an alleged racial attack two weeks ago. Read more
dum dums

Cook, MN

#28 Feb 21, 2011
OH YES ITS TRUE ITS TRUE wrote:
And no I am not african american, just a fed up American who is sick of all the hate and ignorance that is growing at a rapid rate in our great country.
well look what the black man obummer is doing to this country, what reaction do you expect from us rednecks?
dum dums

Cook, MN

#29 Feb 21, 2011
GLOCK wrote:
When people call me a "racist" I say thank you. Being a white male I am the only spicies that can be called "racist", all the rest are "protected classes".
damn them white men for coming over here and creating the automobile, electricity, sewage control systems, running water, etc. etc. etc in what was once the most powerful country where everyone was proud to be an American.
Jesus The Body

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Feb 21, 2011
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>
You want to know what I am fed up with? I am fed up with all the crimes that are being committed by the baggy pants crowd in all inner city areas! I am fed up with all the entitlements, I am fed up with all the tax payer funded programs that EXCLUDE whites! I am sick and tired of people of color flipping the race card EVERYTIME they don't get their way. I am sick and tired of the Hypocrisy from people, and I use that word loosly, like jesse jackson and the loser sharpton. Want me to keep going??
No, I think it's safe to say that you've about covered it. Thank your for your balanced and thoughtful insights. You've done an incredible job of representing the best of White America. I don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to be the voice of all 200 million plus of us in this country.
sven

Eau Claire, WI

#31 Feb 21, 2011
this is really funny, cause this kinda crap has been going on with the indians forever, one black ex convict get beat up and there going to have anti racist event, you people in brainard are all hypocits, you make me sick. what a bunch of morons.
Dingus Magee

Maple Plain, MN

#32 Feb 21, 2011
sven wrote:
this is really funny, cause this kinda crap has been going on with the indians forever, one black ex convict get beat up and there going to have anti racist event, you people in brainard are all hypocits, you make me sick. what a bunch of morons.
Exactly!
Dingus Magee

Maple Plain, MN

#33 Feb 21, 2011
johnnybread wrote:
What happened was truly deplorable, but, once again, we have to go way overboard to be politically correct and label Brainerd as a racist community due to the ignorant and violent actions of two idiots. I would like to ask Ms. Celley if she has gone to the jail and prayed with the perpetrators and forgiven them for their behavior while asking them to change. Or is she simply grandstanding like many UCC pastors in their attempt to be publicly politically correct. UCC churches brag about being the "open and affirming" church, so I'm sure they would welcome these racists with open arms because there has to be a politically correct reason for their behavior!
Another astute statement. The local paper has made Willy the new hero for something that's not there.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#34 Feb 21, 2011
He was, according to the Brainerd paper, jumped by these two low lifes as he was leaving the bar. They told a bar tender they wanted to beat up a n-word. No, it doesn't make Brainerd a racist town, but it sure shows how many racist's there are on this thread.
Mark

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Feb 21, 2011
Think about it - if you were really going to beat up a (member of a race you don't like), you aren't going to do it right in the middle of a barroom in front of dozens of witnesses. If they were going to do that, they'd have followed him outside and into a parking lot or alley or something.

I'm guessing it was just an alcohol fueled barroom brawl. Once tempers flare and fists start to fly, an ignorant redneck might well let loose with an "n-bomb", but that doesn't mean the disagreement was racially motivated.

Unfortunately, there is little common sense in the race industry these days.
Freedom

Minnetonka, MN

#36 Feb 21, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
"White male" is not your "species." Gender and ethnicity are not the same as species.
Similarly, when people call you an "idiot," they are describing your career choice.

I see you have a very high opinion of your wit. Congratulations, you're so proud of you. ;)
GLOCK

Buffalo, MN

#37 Feb 21, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
I've gathered that you are trying to make some kind of insult, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.
Too dumb to make a coherent bit of snark. Truly, a new low.
That some how doesn't surprise me. In plain english, you are either a N***** or some other minority that lives off of the bleeding heart liberals and my tax dollars. No one has ever explained why we have "protected classes" if everyone is supposedly created equal???? Now go collect your food stamps, welfare check and free meds and lay down by your dish.
Freedom

Minnetonka, MN

#38 Feb 21, 2011
Jesus The Body wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I think it's safe to say that you've about covered it. Thank your for your balanced and thoughtful insights. You've done an incredible job of representing the best of White America. I don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to be the voice of all 200 million plus of us in this country.

This thread is attracting more pompous passive-agressives than a french waiter's convention. The common thread is playing the race card while not discussing anything of substance.

It is an alleged racial attack, and maybe the allegations are real, but whatever the case, its certainly a great opportunity to do some race-baiting at media events and assure blacks that a couple of guys in a bar represent the mainstream of white racism.
Freedom

Minnetonka, MN

#39 Feb 21, 2011
GLOCK wrote:
<quoted text>...In plain english, you are either a N *****...

It pains me to see you making a self-important forum race troll look like he might be on to something. Your white racism is not the way to combat anti-white racism.
Freedom

Minnetonka, MN

#40 Feb 21, 2011
Mark wrote:
Think about it - if you were really going to beat up a (member of a race you don't like), you aren't going to do it right in the middle of a barroom in front of dozens of witnesses....

The most asinine behavior on earth, outside of goverment, is committed by drunks in bars. Your argument fails to take this into account.
GLOCK

Buffalo, MN

#41 Feb 21, 2011
Jesus The Body wrote:
<quoted text>
"Spicies"??? Is that akin to cayenne or garam masala? Thank god for these articles. They have a certain ability to bring out the very best in our online community. Nothing like a supremacy agenda being put forward by those who are deficient in spelling and grammar, but not ignorance.
Ah yes , another idiot heard from. So which minority or "protected" class are you from???? If you already don't know it, the race card isn't worth what it used to be. People are getting sick of all the "entitlement" B.S. It won't be long and all these "protected" classes will have to compete with normal intellegent people. Could be a long time in between meals (:(:!!!!
Dingus Magee

Maple Plain, MN

#42 Feb 21, 2011
Oh, they jumped him down the street not in the bar,but.... Look at the time and the fact the two idi ots were all over town that night looking for anyone of any race to fight with. They probably got booted out of every other bar and this was the last one still open. But..... you can't get any info except that it was racist in that town because it fits their lefty agenda. They're carrying on like it's 1965 Mississippi.
Jesus The Body

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Feb 21, 2011
GLOCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah yes , another idiot heard from. So which minority or "protected" class are you from???? If you already don't know it, the race card isn't worth what it used to be. People are getting sick of all the "entitlement" B.S. It won't be long and all these "protected" classes will have to compete with normal intellegent people. Could be a long time in between meals (:(:!!!!
White male. Middle class income earner. Capable of spelling "intelligent" rather than "intellegent". Frankly, it's not even a competition.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#44 Feb 21, 2011
Mark wrote:
Think about it - if you were really going to beat up a (member of a race you don't like), you aren't going to do it right in the middle of a barroom in front of dozens of witnesses. If they were going to do that, they'd have followed him outside and into a parking lot or alley or something.
I'm guessing it was just an alcohol fueled barroom brawl. Once tempers flare and fists start to fly, an ignorant redneck might well let loose with an "n-bomb", but that doesn't mean the disagreement was racially motivated.
Unfortunately, there is little common sense in the race industry these days.
What planet are you on, that's what they did? They waited for him to leave the bar, and attacked him.
Asian

Saint Paul, MN

#45 Feb 21, 2011
You white and black people are crazy. Us Asians are the cool people.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#46 Feb 21, 2011
The color of a man’s skin was apparently the motivation behind a brutal attack early Sunday in downtown Brainerd.
Criminal complaints filed Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court said the victim, Willie Navy, 53, Brainerd, and the two suspects in the assault, Lucas Eastwood and Travis Campbell, were at Yesterday’s Gone late Saturday when an employee at the bar heard Eastwood say he wanted to assault Navy because Navy was black and Eastwood wanted to fight that night.
Outside of the bar after it closed, Navy was struck and kicked repeatedly in the head by the suspects, witnesses told police. Navy is in the Intensive Care Unit at Essentia Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where Tuesday he was reported in stable condition.
Speaking with doctors at the hospital, officers learned Navy is in jeopardy of losing his vision because of multiple orbital fractures around his eye socket. Navy’s eye is protruded and the facial injuries will require multiple surgeries to repair.
Eastwood, 27, Backus, was charged Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court with felony first-degree assault, felony kidnapping to facilitate a felony or flight, felony third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault motivated by bias.
Travis Arnold Campbell, 29, Pequot Lakes, was charged Tuesday with felony first-degree assault, felony third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor fourth-degree assault motivated by bias.
Eastwood and Campbell are being held in the Crow Wing County Jail on $100,000 bond or bail without conditions or $50,000 bond or bail with conditions. Their next court appearances are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 15.
Brainerd Police Deputy Chief Mike Bestul said though criminal complaints have been filed the investigation into Navy’s assault continues because they haven’t been able to conduct a formal interview with Navy.
“We’re allowing time for the victim to recover and hopefully he’ll be able to answer more questions and clear some things up,” Bestul said.“Right now we’re going off what witnesses are saying and what we learned through the investigation.”
Alcohol was involved, Bestul said.
According to the criminal complaints filed against Eastwood and Campbell:
• At 1:24 a.m. Sunday officers responded to the sidewalk in front of Thrifty White Pharmacy, 800 Laurel St., for a report of a man that had been assaulted. Officers arrived and found two women attending to a black man with obvious severe head and facial injuries. An ambulance was requested and officers started first aid.
• The man, Willie Navy, was mostly incoherent and in a lot of pain. The woman said Navy had been assaulted by two white men and when the women approached and yelled at the suspects to stop they went west on Laurel Street. Witnesses identified Eastwood as one of the men that assaulted Navy.
• While officers and an ambulance crew were attending to Navy, an employee from Yesterday’s Gone arrived and told officers that a man later identified as Eastwood had wanted to assault Navy in the bar right before the bar closed because Navy was black and Navy wanted to fight. The employee told Eastwood not to start anything in the bar. The employee told investigators that Eastwood wanted to fight with that “(expletive) black guy” because he was in Yesterday’s Gone. The employee told Eastwood not to assault anyone. The employee said he then got busy with last call and closing the bar.
• The bar employee said Navy was the last one to leave at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. He identified Eastwood and Campbell by what they were wearing and witnesses identified the two men as having assaulted Navy. It was learned Eastwood and Campbell were with another man who lives on the 200 block of South Seventh Street
Well

Minneapolis, MN

#47 Feb 21, 2011
The Negotiator wrote:
He was, according to the Brainerd paper, jumped by these two low lifes as he was leaving the bar. They told a bar tender they wanted to beat up a n-word. No, it doesn't make Brainerd a racist town, but it sure shows how many racist's there are on this thread.
Wherre is the recorded proof

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