Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Black College Student Attacked, Almost Drowned

Black College Student Attacked, Almost Drowned
Via Pam, this story is nothing short of infuriating:
''Get off the boat, N-----,'' the teens said to Barrett, according to police reports.
Words were exchanged, but the FIU students got off the boat, said Christopher Eden, who had attended the party with Barrett and friend Daniel Cabevas.
The three friends, all 18, decided to wait on the island for the boat's next trip.
But when they arrived back at the marina, the teens, now armed with baseball bats, were waiting for them.
The three college students were overwhelmed by their attackers.
Barrett was knocked into the Intracoastal, and several teens tried holding his head under water, according to police reports.
Yeah, that's what attempted murder looks like.
''Upon my arrival, I observed approximately 10-15 subjects trying to leave the area in a hurry,'' Goldberg wrote in his report. ``There were three victims who were hit with bats and one victim was almost drowned . . . while also being beaten.''
Miami-Dade, Surfside, Sunny Isles Beach and Bay Harbor Islands officers also went to the scene.
A bloody baseball bat was taken as evidence. The arrests were made by detectives from Miami-Dade's Intracoastal station.
Charged with a hate crime, battery and attempted felony murder: Miguel Aranda, 18, and Gilberto Maakaroun, 17, a North Miami Beach High student.
Charged with a hate crime and battery: Nicholas Checa, 15, and Marino Biondini, 17.
A fifth person, Jose Osorio, 21, was charged with aggravated battery and attempted felony murder, but not a hate crime.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Kutztown University Student Beaten to Death; 3 Men Arrested

The Berks County District Attorney says three men have been arrested in the beating death of a Kutztown University student on a downtown sidewalk early this morning.Berks County District Attorney Mark Baldwin says the three were charged with assaulting 19-year-old Kyle Quinn. Baldwin says he anticipates filing homicide charges, pending an autopsy schedled for Saturday.

Baldwin said a police officer in the small college town saw Quinn beaten and lying in a pool of blood around 2:00 a.m. and arrested the three.According to the school, Quinn was a sophomore history major from Warminster. He had taken classes at Penn State and a summer course at Bucks County Community College before transferring to Kutztown.The three suspects' names weren't immediately released. They were each charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Conspiracy.