A couple’s early-morning walk in the world famous French Quarter of New Orleans turned into a nightmare when they were beaten savagely by three black attackers in a horrifying scene that was caught on camera.
Then it got worse: The responding police officer decided it wasn’t worth filing a report.
According to the local CBS affiliate, the three perpetrators surrounded, verbally abused and then attacked the two victims as they walked through the French Quarter around 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The woman was punched in the mouth, while the man was tackled and had his face stomped as he lay helpless on the ground. The male victim suffered a concussion and a severely broken jaw that required surgery.
The video, despite breaks, caught most of the action leading up to the violence. It shows the two victims, both white, crossing the street as they are stalked by three young, African-American males who then surround and strike them.
After a break in the footage, the two victims are shown, clearly hurt. The surveillance camera also picked up their friend, who flagged down the obstinate officer for help and talked with him for about six minutes.
The officer is never seen getting out of his vehicle in the footage, but police officials stated to local media that he got out of his car sometime during his response.
Despite the evidence shown in the video and the report of the victims’ friend to the responding officer, the policeman ruled the call “unfounded” and didn’t write a report of the incident.
The officer, who was about to go off his shift at 7 a.m., even told the friend who detailed the crime to him that there was “zero” chance of the assailants being caught.
Police have since changed their tone and are now investigating the incident, but the victims’ families still believe the police are not doing enough.
The suspects are still on the loose and police have released the surveillance footage in the hope that members of the public will come forward to identify the suspects.
To Colin Flaherty, the award-winning journalist and author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It,” the incident is an all-too-familiar sight in the country today.
“Black mob violence is severely underreported in this country,” Flaherty told WND. “This is just the latest example. The cop did not investigate. Did not file a report. This also happened recently in Green Bay, where a mob attacked two off-duty policemen. And it happened this summer in Minneapolis, where a black mob robbed and beat a local radio personality. Police did not take a report and even asked him what he expected being in that part of town. One witness said the police even called the man a ‘pussy.’
“This happens a lot. And I hear about it in emails. And read about it on new sites throughout the country,” Flaherty added.