Friday, March 13, 2015

Quotes: McDonald's Beating in New York



From NYDailynews.com
Please note that the video is savage.  "Savage!" was the headline   The NY Daily News also linked to a statement by a psychologist about why others did not intervene on behalf of the victim, as well as a link to the victim's Facebook posting.

I will be posting an article for Human Resource professionals (as well as social service and medical professionals) on the correlation between language and violence.

Brute arrested for stomping victim in McDonald's beatdown video has prior arrests for stabbing her brother, punching grandmother (GRAPHIC VIDEO)


The 16-year-old girl caught on camera stomping the victim in a gang beating in a Brooklyn McDonald’s has been taken into custody. She was charged with gang assault and robbery, police said.Courtesy Tony Herbert

The 16-year-old girl caught on camera stomping the victim in a gang beating in a Brooklyn McDonald’s has been taken into custody. She was charged with gang assault and robbery, police said.

One down. Five to go.
The female brute who led a mob of teens inbeating a 15-year-old girl in a Brooklyn McDonald’s — a savage attack caught on video and shared across the globe — was arrested Thursday, police said.
Aniah Ferguson, 16, was identified as the hoodie-wearing assailant seen throwing haymakers at the outnumbered victim — and then stomping on her head after the teen went limp, police said.

Aniah Ferguson, charged in the attack, is taken Thursday from the 70th Precinct by detectives.Sam Costanza for New York Daily News

Aniah Ferguson, charged in the attack, is taken Thursday from the 70th Precinct by detectives.

Ferguson — whose shirt was pulled off in the fight and kept up her attack wearing only a purple bra — was charged with gang assault and robbery.
In addition to pounding on the victim, Ferguson stole her purse and cell phone, cops said.
The teen hell-raiser has a troubled past and a long rap sheet that includes arrests for stabbing her brother and beating up her grandmother, who took out an order of protection against her.
Her Internet infamy has enraged her mother.

“I’m her mother and I’m not defending her,” the Brooklyn woman told the Daily News, declining to give her name.

note the negative.  

“I didn’t raise her like this. I don’t know why she did it.

note "this"

The troubled teen emerged from the 70th Precinct stationhouse just after 8 p.m. sporting a blue Rolling Stones T-shirt and a colorful silk scarf wrapped on her head. Ferguson didn’t speak to reporters as she entered Brooklyn Criminal Court, where she’ll be arraigned Friday.
Ferguson has been arrested six times since she turned 16 last July.


The latest was for the stabbing attack on her brother. It came on Feb. 3 and happened inside their Prospect-Lefferts Gardens home, records show. She knifed him in the arm.
Six days later, Ferguson pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sprung from jail.

In October of last year she was arrested for assault for punching her grandmother in the face, according to law enforcement records. Her grandmother then took out an order of protection against her. Later that month and again in December she was charged with violating that order, and in the first of those collars she tried to bite one of the arresting officers, police said.

Neighbors said she has a 1-year-old daughter and severe behavioral problems.

The other five attackers seen in the video have not been arrested or publicly identified.

One former neighbor said she witnessed the teen’s grandmother running out of the house two months ago screaming, “She’s going to burn the house down!”

“This is a sick child — and she really, really needs help,” said the neighbor, who has known the family for years. “She’s been in jail, they release her. She’s been in jail, they release her. She’s been in jail, they release her. Why are you releasing her?”

A day after The News featured the vicious beatdown on its cover, a parade of city pols and police officials stepped forward to denounce the attack and the bystanders who did nothing to stop it.

“The young ladies should be prosecuted and I believe the video evidence may be sufficient for that,” Mayor de Blasio said. “It’s horrendous that a young girl would be attacked in such a fashion.”

The Monday mob-style attack inside the packed Flatbush Ave. joint also drew the ire of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

“That type of behavior is not acceptable in any society and certainly is not going to be acceptable here in New York,” Bratton said.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña called the violence “unconscionable and sickening.”
Former schools boss Dennis Walcott said: “The challenge is not just the school system, it’s the larger climate the allowed this to exist. The adults who allowed that fight to happen should hang their heads in shame. We all have a responsibility to nurture and guide our young, and that did not take place at McDonald’s that day.”
A high-ranking police source said cops have identified the other attackers — mostly through their own Facebook posts.

New York Daily News

“Most of these kids identify themselves,” the source said. “They either post the video, tag themselves in pictures or boast about being there.”
Some of the attackers are believed to have links to a violent gang called the Young Savages, sources said.
Victim Ariana Taylor, who was rushed back to the hospital after collapsing in her home Wednesday, was released Thursday morning, her grandmother said.
A police source said the Erasmus High School freshman appeared as if she had been beaten up by a pro boxer.
“Her face looked like a punching bag,” the source said. “Her nose was broken and she didn’t even know it.”
The wounded girl, despite her injuries, had initially refused to talk to cops. But she was slightly more cooperative Thursday, a source said.
“She’s more cooperative, but she’s not the stellar star witness,” the source added.
Hours before Ferguson was charged, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the other attackers. Adams is personally putting up the cash, his office said.
three-minute video captured the mob of girls punching, kicking, pulling and stomping on the pint-sized victim in front of dozens of onlookers. Not a single person tried to break up the fight.
It wasn’t until Taylor was lying motionless on the floor, with Ferguson, the teen in the purple bra, repeatedly stomping her head, that a couple of customers moved in.
“What struck me here is that nobody did anything. Nobody stepped in,” said City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn).

NYPD cops stand outside the McDonald's on Flatbush Ave. Wendesday after a gang viciously beat a 15-year-old girl there a few days earlier.Jeff Bachner for New York Daily News

NYPD cops stand outside the McDonald's on Flatbush Ave. Wendesday after a gang viciously beat a 15-year-old girl there a few days earlier.

“It’s horrific to sit there and watch that and see people do nothing."
Cops said the McDonald’s is a hive of youth violence. Since January 2013, cops have been called to the fast-food joint 10 times.
True to form, just minutes after the Monday pummeling, a second fight broke out outside between two female teens.
Zaira Ingran, 16, threw a barrage of punches at an 18-year-old woman, authorities said.
She was charged with assault and menacing — and released on her own recognizance after her Tuesday arraignment.
On Thursday afternoon, four cops were stationed outside the front door of the McDonald’s.
Cops said they were still trying to determine what sparked the brawl. One possible motive might be linked to a shooting in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, two sources said.
The victim might have helped set the shooting up, and that could have caused the bad blood with her attackers, the sources said.
Students at Erasmus High said the feud between the victim and her chief foe was well known.
“They had a beef. They had some stuff between them from before,” said Geraldine Williams, 17, a senior at the school.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Herd mentality is a nice, formal way of saying the people enjoy watching the cruelty as much as the "brute" enjoys administering it.

The victim doesn't initially talk because they know there are more of them. The onlookers do nothing as they will be next.

These "kids" will soon be grown. Scary!

The onlookers? Someone could have announced over the microphone that police were in the parking lot. Even a small lie would have dispersed the fight team.

The 16 year old repeat offender should be tried as an adult. Her child should be in foster care or with someone that can provide professional help.

My personal beleif is if a youth can go after an elderly person, they are crazy enough to murder almost anyone. The baby will be dead soon. Her mother will be, too if she stands in the way.

They operate in a similar fashion where I live, though not nearly so overt. Their parents typically think their children are good. This young "brute's" mother ackowledges she has no idea what happened. It is possible it happened in the public school system and not in the home.

Prison time is needed now. Sorry. Hate to say that, but it is true. Her family and friends are not safe!

Anonymous said...

The "brute" would be the one on the floor had her "homies" not stepped in and attacked from behind. It is clear the girl who was beaten was holding her own and backing the bully into the corner and the bully's cronies would have no part of that. It is for this reason they have to assemble in crowds.


Here's an example of such behavior:
...RELATED: RUDY GIULIANI BLAMES BROOKLN MCDONALD'S FIGHT ON OBAMA '


Anonymous said...

There's a lot wrong with this scenerio. Quotes is in the title, and these are the qoutes that stand out to me:

..seen throwing haymakers" (big lie)
.. a long rap sheet" (police intervention)
.. Her Internet infamy has enraged her mother. (The author hopes others will beleive that lie and will therefore be able to insert him/herself into the family and do a much better job).
...sporting a blue Rolling Stones T-shirt.." (now a red carpet model to be admired)
...was sprung from jail" (as if some mobster posted bail).
...in the first of those collars.."(cops are doing a good job of undercover work though the family members are the ones that called the police).
...A day after The News featured the vicious beatdown on its cover (THIS NEWS ORGANISATION CARES ABOUT SOCIAL REFORM)
... Former schools boss Dennis Walcott"...(Walcott runs the public sector mafia)
...A high-ranking police (he/she made this stuff up)
... cops have been called to the fast-food joint (joint used instead of fast food restaurant)
...One possible motive might be linked to a shooting in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, two sources said. (making friends at the beatdown and solving attempted murder on the side).
... The victim might have helped set the shooting up, and that could have caused the bad blood with her attackers (might have and could have...sources are non-existant)

The reporter wants to script a mobster styled movie from a juvenile tradgedy and escalate the violence by spreading rumors.

Anonymous said...

I didn't watch the video, so I can't see for sure what happened, BUT, who is expected to step-in on something like this, as awful as it is, with the possibility of getting beat, stabbed, shot, or who knows what else? I would call the police and be a witness, but I'm not so sure I would step in. Like someone else pointed out, about the "homies" stepping in - that's usually how these thugs do things. With a whole gang of them. Who knows what any of them are capable of.

And, did I read the article correctly? The thug girl, who just turned 16, has a one year old?

This thug girl seems yo be falling through the cracks. She continues to do illegal, brutal things, and continues to be barely slapped on the wrist. Not in this case in particular, but another problem with the youth is, the parents aren't allowed to discipline their own kids. It's basically become illegal. Obviously the "system", all around, isn't working.

Anonymous said...

"Some of the attackers are believed to have links to a violent gang called the Young Savages, sources said."

Hence, the name of the article: Savage.

The victim, in another article, stated she had no black eyes and the newspaper writers were LIERS!

Well, okay. We beleive you!

Instead of getting an education, perhaps they should focus on solving crime and snitching on gang members.

Anonymous said...

And, here's the result of their research on why people fight:

It is believed the fight was started over “someone telling lies” a source said, and a fight was arranged to sort out the teens’ differences.

“(The victim) was there to fight,” a police source told New York Daily News.

“It looks like they went there to straighten out their differences and she wound up getting the worst of it.”

McDonald’s staff called emergency services twice in six minutes during the attack, but there were no reports of any witnesses making the distress call.

Sara said...

Anon at 8:57
Violent youth are not created by parents not "being allowed to discipline" their children. Parents ARE allowed to discipline, but they are not allowed to BEAT their children. I would bet all I have that the aggressors in the video were regularly subjected to brutal, beating style discipline. It is well documented via YouTube and World Star HipHop videos that extreme physical "discipline" is the norm and the expected for generations raised in poverty and on government assistance. There is also a major cultural gap between black and white acceptable discipline methods, with it being more acceptable to black parents generally to smack down, snatch up, lay out a misbehaving child. They post videos that would make you cry for the child. And it's done with pride, like look a what a good parent I am. The disturbing part is that they DO love their children and actually believe that beating them is necessary for the child to turn out right. They do wrong but for all the right reasons. They think they are ensuring their child doesn't end up in prison rather than paving the path to the jailhouse gate.
I urge you to spend some time on the Internet and look up these type of videos and read the comments. Things are changing as many parents refuse to do to their children as was done to them, but it's a slow shift.

Anonymous said...

IMO, it was the responsibility of the employees of McDonalds to call the police the minute they became aware than a fight had broken out.

This thug girl is prison gang material. Long term. The sooner the better.

Sus said...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/12/megyn-kelly-absolutely-unloads-over-medias-ferguson-coverage-enough-is-enough/

I'm beginning to scare myself. I agree with Megyn Kelly.

Skeptical said...

City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) said no one stepped in. After watching the video, that sounds like an idiotic comment. If someone had tried to intervene, he or she would have been the next victim. That group was attacking like a pack of visious dogs.

Jen Ow said...

Agreed! Who's going to step into that?!

(Of course, I'm speaking as a woman who stands 5'3", and I've never been in a physical fight before. Maybe if I were a man, or a Rhonda Rousey level bad*ss, I would consider intervening...otherwise, no thank you!)

All of these girls created a danger to the public, and they should all face serious charges.

Anonymous said...

Horrifying!
I won't be going to McDonalds in Brooklyn. Most of the people there look like they are at a sporting event. How can that many people think alike? Many girls nee to be prosecuted in this attack. Many girls were throwing punches. I can't say I would have intervened either, but I would have wanted to.

I hope that the one who kicks the girl in the head is removed from society, as she is dangerous and doesn't care about anything, except maybe her weave. Please remove her poor child and lock her up!

Apple said...

"“What struck me here is that nobody did anything. Nobody stepped in,” said City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn)."
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Add me to that list, Councilman. I would call 911 and get out of there. I plan on being here for my kids.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon @ 11:39. Never seen anything so heartless and vicious since WWF~

Most the girls hit the victim in the back. A couple got in a few good punches to the back of the head.

Fox news reported she'd been charged. Must have ridden the frenzy from the New York paper that sensationlises these conflicts.

They will be the same way when they are adults. Whenever I hear someone say, "Oh, don't you think they are just kids?" I have to wonder what they expect from the future generation.

Just the gathering of non-purchasing customers appears to be obstruction of business. Couple that with an attack!

Furthermore, this is New York! Why a young mom with a baby? It's one of the weathiest states in the nation.

Obviously their social reform selling news isn't cutting the mustard so to speak.

Anonymous said...

New York is a huge state, and just because it's wealthy on a whole doesn't mean jack. This is Brooklyn. And not the gentrified part.

The "brutes" mom and grandmother obviously can't control her and I hope the do a better job of raising her baby.

Anonymous said...

Ferguson said she was stalking Taylor since January to avenge something done by the girl “to a very close friend,” sources said.

Stalking is usually a precurser to murder. This is why she kept stomping her head. I doubt the little girl even realizes how dangerous this scenerio was and can still be.

The main "brute" towered over her guards. It's amazing the little gal withstood all the cowardly gang-bangers that long.

They've rounded them up. She's safe for now. But what about when they are "sprung"-what then? They will blame her for their demise.

Dave Lucas said...

This is about MORE than bullying!

http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2015/03/ferguson-family-needs-help.html

Peter Hyatt said...

http://nypost.com/2015/03/14/politicians-are-making-schools-less-safe-and-ruining-education-for-everyone/

Peter in response to Dave