Portland parkgoers attacked by 150 Black teens

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Last Wednesday and Thursday (June 13 and 14, 2012) evening, gangs of drunken teens numbering as many as 150, attacked park goers in Portland, Oregon’s Laurelhurst Park.
I found two reports about this incident: The first by Portland’s liberal newspaper, The Oregonian; the second by the Portland police. After you’ve read both, ask yourself which report is the objective one!

From The Oregonian, June 15, 2012:

Portland’s bureaus of Police and Parks will join forces this weekend to increase security in Laurelhurst Park after reports of two large-scale fights there Wednesday and Thursday nights.

According to those who reported the incidents to police, both assaults involved a large group of teenage boys who attacked either an individual or a small group.

Police say they learned of the first incident Wednesday evening when called to the Southeast Portland park about 10:36 p.m. to investigate a report of 150 drunken teens. When they arrived, they told the teens they found to leave. But they were then flagged down by a young woman who told them that a 14-year-old boy had been beaten up and was lying on a picnic table at the west end of the park.

Officers found the boy, who said he’d been with a friend when he was attacked by 5 to 10 other boys who seemed to be randomly attacking others, including at least one transient. The boy said the group also stole his cell phone, his iPod, his headphones and a hat.

No other victims came forward, however, and police didn’t find other victims. The boy was treated by firefighters and taken to an area hospital for further treatment of minor injuries.

The next night, police were called at 10:26 on a report of another fight, this one involving more than 20 young men. When they arrived, officers didn’t see a fight but found three adult men who said they had been attacked by 20 to 30 teenage boys.

The victims said they had been playing “soccer tennis” at the tennis courts in the southeast corner of the park when some of the teens began throwing bottles onto the court and calling out to them. They said the teens then began fighting with them. They suffered facial injuries but declined medical attention.

In an effort to stem the problem, police and parks workers plan to close the park at 10 p.m. Friday and through the weekend instead of the usual midnight closure. Also, officers will have extra patrols in the park and the surrounding area.

Sgt. Pete Simpson, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said the incidents do not appear to be gang-related and there is nothing so far indicating bias crimes.  He also noted that the incidents took place in two different parts of the park.

“But two incidents warrant extra patrols and extra attention,” he said, which is why the park is being closed earlier than usual and the patrols added. “We just want to make sure this is not repeated.”

Notice how The Oregonian article didn’t mention the race or ethnicity of the attackers, other than that they were “drunken teens” and “teenage boys.” Nor did the unnamed reporter who wrote the article mention the race or ethnicity of the victims, although s/he is certain the incidents are not hate crimes.

Now read the press release issued by the Portland Police Bureau.

“Portland Police Investigating Two Assaults in Laurelhurst Park
Portland Police Bureau– 06/15/12


On June 13 and June 14, 2012, two large-scale fights occurred in Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst Park.

On June 13, 2012, at 10:36 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of 150 drunken teenagers in Laurelhurst Park. Officers arrived in the area and contacted several groups of teens leaving the park. Officers explained that the park was closed and that they would need to leave.

As officers drove deeper into the park, they were flagged down by a young woman who directed officers to a 14-year-old male who had been beaten up in the park and was lying on a picnic table at the West end of the pond. The victim suffered facial injuries and Portland Fire & Rescue responded to treat his injuries.

The victim told officers that he was with a friend in the park when he was punched from behind and that several African American teens beat him up and stole his cell phone, iPod, headphones, and hat. Witnesses described to police that a group of 5-10 African American teens were randomly attacking white teens in the park and also attacked a male transient. No other victims came forward to speak to the police and officers did not locate additional victims.

The 14-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment to minor facial injuries.

On June 14 at 10:26 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a fight of more than twenty males in Laurelhurst Park. Officers arrived didn’t see anyone fighting but spoke with three men who said they were attacked by a group of 20-30 African American males in their teens.

The victims, 26-year-old Wesley Vanderbrink of Lake Oswego, 23-year-old Parker Hutchins of Southeast Portland and 22-year-old Gregar Chapin of Southeast Portland, told police they were playing “soccer tennis” at the tennis courts when the lights went out and they began to leave. The lights came back on and the three started to go back to the courts and described to police that they saw a group of 20-30 African American hanging around just East of the courts. Some of the young men began throwing bottles onto the tennis courts and Chapin called out to them, “Hey!” The group of African American males then began to fight with Chapin, Vanderbrink and Hutchins.

Chapin and Vanderbrink suffered facial injuries but declined medical attention.

The Portland Police Bureau and Portland Parks and Recreation have agreed to work together this weekend to enhance park security. The park will be closed at 10:00 p.m. through the weekend instead of it’s normal midnight closure. Additionally, officers will be doing extra patrol in the park and surrounding area and Parks Bureau Park Rangers will walk through the parks as an added measure of protection.

Anyone with information about these assaults is urged to provide information to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov.


Isn’t it neat how The Oregonian deracinated those 150 “drunken teens”, but when the victim(s) are black and the perpetrator(s) white or half-white, the same The Oregonian does not hesitate to identify the race? See, for example, this article.
This site has an incomplete list of black “flash mobs” incidents.

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0 responses to “Portland parkgoers attacked by 150 Black teens

  1. So, where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Obama and Holder? Why do they ignore these stories that have black people beating up white people?

    • Besides, Holder’s busy…he’s diligently combing through DOJ emails and overlooked files; anything that might be helpful to Mr. Issa in concluding that pesky Fast and Furious case [delete…delete…delete]

  2. Shoot I live in the Northwest and didn’t hear one word about this!! The Oregonian sucks.
    Wonder how many of the thugs looked like Skippy’s son?

  3. A.C. Bostwick

    Another example of the mainstream medias liberal bias and it’s bowing to political correctness. Hate crime, no way, for Holder’s people!

    • You know those white people, always getting attacked. Must be something they’re doing to bring it on themselves, of course. (Breathing.)

  4. Low-life scum-sucking PC media should be ashamed of themselves but they’ve proven repeatedly they have no conscience nor spine to report the truth. I have an elderly aunt in McMinnville; I should call her and tell her not to leave the house without a bodyguard. She sure as heck isn’t getting the facts in her local paper.

  5. This tells me that the news media has caused this problem and they are fueling the fire so thay can sell more air time and bullshit papers! They can’t wait to see someone get killed so thay can blow that up so more can die to make the media rich! These media PUNKS need to be run out of business, the more people get hurt and killed the more air time and BULLSHIT they can sell to the STUPID PUBLIC, when “WE” should hold these punks accountable! I bet if it was one of their children that was hurt from this, they would be upset just like the rest of us!

  6. God bless you, GF! ♥

  7. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this incredible post. How tragic for the victims and how terrified they must have been! The differences in the way the articles were posted is like night and day – phenomenal! I can’t help but wonder that the “chickens will come home to roost” for the leftist liberals. They are walking on thin ice now, – people know their modus operandi!

  8. Randy Rollins

    Yes, it is a shame that different racial groups have to go through this type of abuse! I went through a similar situation where a group of teens began spitting, cursing, throwing gravel and beating on the car I was in and even started to try and turn us over until, the driver who was a German grad student gunned the engine and got us out of there! I was afraid for a moment that I was about to get my Black-ass beaten by a mob of White youth who didn’t know anything about me except, that I was Black ! Now as for the Fans of Chickens coming home to roost… Think about how many Millions People of Color here in the U.S.A. and Worldwide are systematically Murdered by U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Toxins from the Rape of their homelands for minerals, Dumping and other blatantly Racist agendas !!!!

    • Don’t forget the racist agenda of Margaret Sanger!

    • It is such a shame that, having presumably read this post, you succeeded in missing the point entirely — which is that a liberal newspaper refuses to inform its readers about the racial identity of criminals when the latter are black, but not when the victim(s) are black and the perpetrator(s) white.

      • No Doc, I don’t miss your point at all ! That does seem to be happening a lot lately and there are some folk who make sure we don’t miss it ! The menstruating-media Sucks… and is a very manipulative Psycholgical Goverment-controlled Leash on the minds of the mAsses! However, it also very noticeable how whites get so upset when they get that same short-end of the stick handed to them ! Mindless and Spineless youth black or white or whatever, are a product of what this country has become… and that’s a D*mn shame !

        • Thanks, Randy, for your clarification. All groups are and should be upset if they are attacked simply because of their race. Whites are no exception.

  9. this sounds like more of the frauds work. the key word “youths”

  10. If this kind of thing is allowed to keep happening, I am talking about large groups of African Americans both robbing and beating people. These kids are going to be shot and killed? Where are the parents? I go to Laurelhurst all the time with my children and if I saw this happening and coming to me, I would pull my firearm. I highly suggest people start protecting themselves against these teenagers and send a clear message.

  11. Why was my comment deleted!?

    • Because it’s racist and off-topic. This post is about the media’s liberal bias, concealing the racial identity of criminals when they are black. This post isn’t about segregating the races into separate homelands and countries. Not that your idea is even remotely feasible.

  12. This sort of cowardly black-on-white mob attack is becoming more and more common. Where are all the Trayvon Martin protestors now? No NAACP leaders indignantly denouncing racist violence? I’m not surprised. I’m waiting for the day when one of these gangs attacks some white person who is carrying a concealed handgun. But then, of course, he will be a horrible bigot for killing a bunch of them.


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