Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kara Stevens Attacked By Three White Trump Supporters




Beaverton woman says she was attacked by 3 racists

hat tip:  John 

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A woman said she was attacked with a brick by three men who also hurled racial slurs at her in the Safeway parking lot on 185th Avenue in Hillsboro last Wednesday afternoon.

Kara Stevens, 28, who is African-American, said she was at the store to buy a handful of items but never made it into the store.

Statement Analysis recognizes that when an account is fabricated and the subject must choose a number, the most commonly chosen number in deception is "3."  Recall several examples here in the blog particularly "3 attackers" (Charlie Rogers) or "just had 3 boats chasing us" (Death of David Hartley)  For the liar, 2 sounds too small and 4 sounds too great, so "3" is the most frequently chosen number.  

"All of a sudden, I felt this sharp pain. I looked down and saw someone had thrown a concrete brick at me. If you've ever had the wind knocked out of you, it was that type of feeling."

Note the language of "narrative building" rather than report by viewing the order:

1.  "All of a sudden" is an unnecessary element of surprise in a surprise attack.  Its addition shows the necessity of editing to build suspense in a story.  Police often call this "story telling."  

2.  "I felt this sharp pain"  comes before the brick throwing 

3.  "I looked down" is an unnecessary "step" which helps build suspense for the reader/listener in story telling.  

4.  "saw someone had thrown a concrete brick"  is reported 4th.  
Note that "someone" is gender neutral; not expected in a truthful account.  
Note the additional detail of the brick being "concrete" suggests the subject may have handled such a brick prior to making this report.  

An attack by 3 men is very intrusive and personal.  She said

If you've ever had the wind knocked out of you, it was that type of feeling."

Here she uses the universal pronoun "you" which distances herself from the attack.  This is another signal of narrative building, rather than truthful reporting.  She seeks to include the reader/listener into her account, rather than truthfully state what happened without concern of the reader/listener's reaction.  

While doubled over in pain and clutching her side, Stevens said the three men came closer to her.
        
"I legitimately was coming to terms with the fact that I was probably going to die," she said.

The use of the unnecessary word "legitimately" signals that "legitimate" and "illegitimate" is on her mind while describing this attack.  This is not a reliable sentence of emotion.  It takes time to process such a violent, vicious threat.  

Stevens said the men hurled racial slurs at her and several threats.

"Just turn her into our sex slave. 'When we're done with her, we could string her up by a tree or something.'"

Here, she quotes the 3 white racists' plans to first make her into a sex slave, but after sex, they will lynch her.  


Stevens said during the attack, the men also mentioned Donald Trump, saying “this is what would make America great again,” before driving off in a black mid-nineties sedan.

"I just saw a Trump Pence 'Make America Great Again' bumper sticker, that's all I caught," Stevens said.

"that's all I caught" is a linguistic signal that the subject does not want to answer any more questions about what she saw or "caught." 


That afternoon, Stevens said a friend took her to the doctor because she was in pain, her side badly bruised.

On Monday morning, Stevens filed a criminal report with Hillsboro Police. She said it took her a few days to contact police because she was so shaken up. She said she hopes those who know the men who hurt her, will do the right thing.
        
"Turn them in," said Stevens. "Don't let them get away with that. It was me hurt with potentially cracked ribs and contusions this time, but next time it could be someone's life and you don't come back from death."

with pain from an intrusive attack, we do not expect any distancing language.  

A frightening event, outnumbered 3 to 1 with men larger and stronger than women, we expect fear in her language:  

For those who threw the brick and hurtful words, she had this message:
"Nice try. It's going to take more than a brick to break me," said Stevens. "I will not let it break me. I will not let it hold me down. It will not dictate how I live my life. I won't give them that power."

Note that she included "sex slave" and now "hold me down" in her choice of words.  

Investigators should explore her own background of possible sexual trauma, including childhood.  Note the strong use of the pronoun "I" here, rather than the passive narrative use in the "attack" above.  

Note "break" is used twice.   Motive must be explored including any possible "Go Fund Me" follow up.  


Stevens said the three men who attacked her were white and in their mid-30s to early 40s.

Anyone with information about this case was asked to call the Hillsboro Police Department at 503-681-6190.

Analysis Conclusion:

There are signals of deception within her statement, though it is heavily edited by media.  

The subject is not likely to pass a polygraph if asked about this specific event, including the date and time, using her own language.  

22 comments:

Turner said...

Is the motivation of those people racism or the Go Fund Me phenomenon?

Peter Hyatt said...

Turner,

this is a question we generally can answer when we have a full statement. Without it, we can only guess. Media heavily edited this and I wish it wouldn't .

Mostly we find $, but even with attention seeking, money is not far behind.

Our rule is to let the statement reveal it. Mostly, it does.

Peter

Marliese said...

Unfortunately if it turns out to be untrue, which I suspect it is, we won't hear much about it in the press. It amazes me how all these "Trump attacks" are all the same. There are 3 attackers and they always mention Trump. It seems these "victims" hear about an attack and decide to cash in on it without ever hearing about the follow up debunking. These need to prosecuted and publicized.

Anonymous said...

She does not actually tell us she was in fact hit by the brick, only that she realized it was "thrown" at her (by people she doesn't tell us she actually saw)after she felt sharp pain. We're meant to conclude she was actually hit, but if she doesn't tell us, we can't conclude for her that she was actually struck.

elf said...

'String her up by a tree or something '
aren't people who were lynched strung up in or from a tree? Would this be considered more distancing in language? Also, the sentence doesn't make sense or have a flow to it. And why would the attackers be discussing or whatever keeping her as a sex slave while they were attacking her?
Obviously a hoax even without statement analysis. I bet this woman lies all the time.

Nic said...

o/t
'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters'
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/27/cannot-eat-here-hawaii-caf-riles-residents-with-ban-on-trump-voters.html

[...]
Reached for comment Tuesday, Jali downplayed the sign's supposed ban. She told FoxNews.com the restaurant is not actually asking customers whether they voted for President-elect Trump, and said even if they see a customer with a Trump shirt, “we don’t put anything different [in] your food.”

“Robert just wants to express how much he doesn’t like Trump,” Jali said. “If people take it personally or it hurts them, we cannot help. That’s why we say they have [a] choice if they want to come or not come. We don’t force them.”

She said three people called to complain about the sign when it first went up, “that’s it.”

“We don’t want to create trouble,” Jali said. “There is enough trouble in the world.”

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0.o

Anonymous said...

Stevens claimed that her attackers, who were white men in their 30s and 40s, shouted Trump’s “Make America Great Against” slogan. They also drove a vehicle with a Trump bumper sticker, she said.

“I legitimately was coming to terms with the fact that I was probably going to die,” she told KGW news station.

“Just turn her into our sex slave,” she claims one of her attackers said. “‘When we’re done with her, we could string her up by a tree or something.'”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/23/investigations-into-alleged-trump-voter-hate-crimes-stall/#ixzz4U9oqR43Q

John mcgowan said...

“we don’t put anything different [in] your food.”

Who's "we"?

What about on it.

I'm interested to know if this said in the "Free Editing Process"?

Was she responding to a question?
Has she been accused, read, or heard this being said?
It is also in the negative.

happyuk said...

"I will not let it break me. I will not let it hold me down. It will not dictate how I live my life. I won't give them that power."

Are these all examples of negations?

From what I've understood from previous examples, negations can include saying what someone DID not do, DID not say, DID not hear etc.

Can negations also include other combinations of pronouns / verbs in connection with the pronoun, such as I WILL not, THEY COULD not, YOU HAVE not, HE NEED not etc etc.

Peter Hyatt said...

elf,

interesting comment about "this woman lies all the time."

What we look for is a level of sophistication in a lie, to judge its quality.

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Anonymous said...
She does not actually tell us she was in fact hit by the brick, only that she realized it was "thrown" at her (by people she doesn't tell us she actually saw)after she felt sharp pain. We're meant to conclude she was actually hit, but if she doesn't tell us, we can't conclude for her that she was actually struck.
December 28, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Someone is paying attention.

This is a way to avoid a direct lie.

I do believe she had a bruise on her that could be verified, but it was not from this event.

Peter

Anonymous said...

Her words indicate fixation with power. Break me, hold me down, dictate, string up, sex, legitimately, die, make great again. Also, hopefully the lot has cameras. Wondering if someone else put her up to this. I'm wondering extortion or being prostituted.

Nic said...

@ John,

The "we" are the husband and wife team/founders of the restaurant.

I take it she was responding to a question, but the extra wording (what they won't do to the food/put "in" (hide?) the food) is, IMO, free editing per:

Reached for comment Tuesday, Jali downplayed the sign's supposed ban. She told FoxNews.com the restaurant is not actually asking customers whether they voted for President-elect Trump, and said even if they see a customer with a Trump shirt, “we don’t put anything different [in] your food.”


Interesting that they say they don't want "nazis" yet the husband owner is described as the "soup nazi" and apparently embraces this persona:


While Jali is soft-spoken, Warner, some customers note, is known to channel the “soup Nazi” persona of New York City and “Seinfeld” fame -- “throwing pots and pans,” “telling off customers,” and “hanging not-so-friendly reminders on butcher paper for his customers to read.”

They sound like wing nuts to me.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again.........

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4070590/Second-night-mall-chaos-Philadelphia-disturbance-hundreds-juveniles-planned-Snapchat.htm

elf said...

The word 'this' does indicate closeness...maybe I feel close because I'm a Trump supporter and all the fake haters all say the same things?

Michele said...

"caught" is an interesting choice considering a "brick was thrown" at her.

Anonymous said...


This article provides more of her statements to analyze:

http://www.pacindex.com/news/2016/12/05/alumni-speaks-about-racial-attack-she-encountered-in-hillsboro-the-day-after-trumps-election/

Marliese said...

How did three attackers become two. This story smells to high heaven.

Anonymous said...

From the Pacific Index (college newspaper) article:

Kara Stevens, who graduated from Pacific University in 2010, was struck by a brick on her left side, her “strong” side she said. She was going to Safeway in the Tanasbourne Plaza in Hillsboro around 1 p.m. when she felt a sharp pain coming from her left rib. She lost her breath for either 15 or 20 seconds. She could not recall. “Stupid nigger” and “stupid nigger bitch” were some of the racial slurs thrown at her by two White males, possibly in their 30s, sporting a Trump/Pence bumper sticker on the back of their car. Stevens said she has been called these racially derogative terms before, but never has it ever escalated to the point of violence like it did on Nov. 9. “Oh she’s kinda cute, we could rape her, and then when our President, working on overturning Roe v. Wade, she’d have to carry that baby and when she gives birth to it, she would be reminded everyday she looked at it of the day we put her in her nigger place” and “We could just use her and then when we are done, string her up from a tree or something and just move on” and “We now have a President who feels how we feel and it starts with getting rid of niggers like you” were phrases that added to the weight of the bricks strike. Then, as the two men drove off, one formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and said “Bang. You’re lucky all I had was a brick. I’m coming for you,” before they drove off, leaving her hunched over in pain. “To get hit with something and have those things said to you is totally different from someone yelling out a window, driving down the street,” Stevens said. “I
can’t point a finger at [Trump] so much as his statements and ideas is what made these people feel like they’re safe to do it and I think that’s the problem.”

happyuk said...

"To get hit with something and have those things said to you is totally different from someone yelling out a window, driving down the street"

Two different events separated by "totally different", when "different" would have done.

At first it as a "brick" that supposedly hit her, not just a "something". Which is it to be? A little unusual that attackers would carry a brick around with them for the sole purpose of throwing it at a lone female.

I wonder if that second part is what actually happened, someone driving past yelling something. Many of us have experienced this.

I also wonder if someone much closer to home has been doing intimidation and victimisation. Black women are almost three times as likely to experience death as a result of intimate partner violence than white women. Most women that experience bullying experience it from someone they know.

It might be worth checking if this woman is trapped in a bad relationship, possibly with acute financial needs.

H said...

"Oh she’s kinda cute, we could rape her, and then when our President, working on overturning Roe v. Wade, she’d have to carry that baby and when she gives birth to it, she would be reminded everyday she looked at it of the day we put her in her n*gger place"

I'm sure these 3 (or wait, now it's only 2) violent, racist attackers would be concerned enough with potential future legal proceedings re: Roe v Wade to say this in the middle of an ostensibly hateful rage-driven assault.
Also note the opportunity taken to compliment her appearance - again, during the commission of a hate crime.

Even before applying principles of statement analysis, this tale comes across suspiciously (and poorly) scripted.

H said...

"Oh she’s kinda cute, we could rape her, and then when our President, working on overturning Roe v. Wade, she’d have to carry that baby and when she gives birth to it, she would be reminded everyday she looked at it of the day we put her in her n*gger place"

I'm sure these 3 (or wait, now it's only 2) violent, racist attackers would be concerned enough with potential future legal proceedings re: Roe v Wade to say this in the middle of an ostensibly hateful rage-driven assault.
Also note the opportunity taken to compliment her appearance - again, during the commission of a hate crime.

Even before applying principles of statement analysis, this tale comes across suspiciously (and poorly) scripted.