By Hunter Wallace
H/T Stop Hate Crimes
I woke up this morning to a disturbing story out of Charleston, SC that had begun to go viral on Facebook among fellow Confederate Battle Flag supporters:
The story sounds awfully reminiscent of what recently happened to Jessica Byrnes-Laird at that convenience store in Blanchard, LA. I checked the local media to see if there was any coverage of this attack. This is what I found:
“CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston police say a woman suffered injuries to her head and face after a man threw to her the ground and stole her purse on King Street this weekend.
Witnesses told police the 30-year-old woman was being chased by a man just before 6 p.m. Sunday near King and Maple streets when he grabbed her, threw her to the asphalt and then snatched her purse, according to an incident report.
The man was last seen heading north on King Street. Police on Monday charged Michael Eugene Nickens, 25, of Bream Road in North Charleston with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and strong armed robbery. He is being held in the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center on $75,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office website.”
Just another “robbery” gone wrong … nothing to see here, folks. This will be waved away as another case of “senseless violence” and being at the “wrong place at the wrong time.” Then it will be postmarked for the memory hole.
We will keep an eye on this story to see if any further information comes to light about the “obscenities” that were reportedly yelled at this woman during the chase and the attack. Were they racial or sexual or both?
Note: The SPLC has condemned the C of CC for spreading a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.”