The teens then began shaking the car and it went downhill from there as they verbally assaulted the Russo’s and literally, beat the heck out of them[i].
In the midst of the attack, the thugs yelled racial epithets such as “white mother******” and “get those crackers” in addition to stealing the husband’s Iphone.
… Ronald Russo was dragged to the ground. Then he was punched and kicked in the head. He felt more blows all over his body, investigators said. He suffered a fractured nose, a broken septum, a blood clot and abrasions to his shoulder. He was treated and released from Beth Israel Medical Center….
… Alanna Russo, 30, was calling 911 when the 12-year-old girl pulled the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground. The victim’s head slammed into the concrete. She suffered a black eye, bleeding and difficulty breathing, prosecutors said, but she refused medical attention….Read full article
A 12 year old girl and 14 year old boy were arrested in addition to Kashawn Kirton and Daehrell Finch, who were arrested a block down near Lowe’s moments later.
Finch who has a record of assaults is being held in Rikers Island in lieu of a $75,000 bond.
Kirton, released on a $50,000 bond is a freshman at St. Francis College proclaiming his innocence. He says that at the time of the assault he was in Lowe’s shopping. Moreover, he says that he has white relatives, most of his friends are white and he attends a white school. Thus, he would never entertain doing such a thing or using such language. The teen insists that he was caught up in the sweep because he was wearing apparel similar to that of the perpetrators[ii].
Even though I live 30 minutes away from Kings Plaza by car, I have not shopped at Kings Plaza in fifteen years because of the criminal element.
Note, there are at least ten different bus lines that have stops around the perimeter of the mall and stores in that area that go to and from neighborhoods, some of which one would not be caught walking through at high noon.
Kings Plaza has for more than twenty years been frequented by the criminal element looking for victims and of the many teenagers and young adults who frequent the mall, half are victims and the other half predators.
The circumference of traffic surrounding this area for about a mile is horrendous from early morning until late eveningsand on the weekends later. The intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U, nine blocks from the crime is frightening (screenshot below) on and off rush hour.
Of course, there are those not so isolated instances of road rage as well but one should never throw caution to the wind in that area which by the way is under the purview of highway patrol. The headquarters is located less than a quarter mile from the mall and also for the record, highway patrol is always out in full force with their check points, writing tickets, etc. Ugh!
Where were they last Monday? Were they too busy writing tickets to people not wearing seatbelts and checking inspection stickers to pay attention to the insanity going on around them? What?
Moreover, where is Al Sharpton? (Actually, I'd prefer as most Brooklynites do that he stay out of Brooklyn.) Since it is Brooklyn, New York where is Hakeem Jeffries, the representative for this area?
What about Bill DeBlasio and Joe Lhota who are running for mayor in this year’s election? Also absent is the Council member and why did the media take so long to report this attack?
I have no doubt that this will be the subject of the next Community Council meeting this Wednesday that takes place, where else. Kings Plaza at 8 p.m.
P.S.: Jaime Foxx? Oprah? Jay-Z? Beyonce? MSNBC? CNN? NBC? Barack Obama? Eric Holder? DOJ? Anyone who marched for Trayvon? I CANT’ HEAR YOU!!!
[i] For the record, there are certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn where honking one’s horn elicits similar negative reactions from teens who jaywalk under the guise that they’re immortal. However, in some of those very neighborhoods the results can be injurious if not deadly for the jaywalker.
[ii] Disclosure 2: Not taking sides here as I prefer to let due process prevail, twenty years ago it cost me $17,000 to extricate my then teenage son from a similar circumstance.