UPDATE: We have confirmed that the victim is white. A CofCC.org reader received an e-mail reply from the Orlando Sentinel admitting that the race of the victim was censored on purpose, and that it is the policy of the newspaper to censor race in crime stories.
Also, shortly after CofCC.org wrote about this crime, the Orlando Sentinel removed the suspects’ mug shots from their online article. They eventual re-posted the mug shots probably because so many CofCC.org readers posted angry comments on their website. The Orlando Sentinel censored the race of the perpetrators in a previous article, even though they were still at large when it was published.
A fifty year old white old man is on life support after a near fatal beating. Police have arrested two black teens. The attack occurred near the community where the Trayvon Martin self-defense shooting took place.
Police say the man was initially attacked while sitting in his car. He was then drug into a wooded area and beaten in the head with a hammer. The suspects fled in the man’s car, which they abandoned a short distance from the crime scene.
The two suspects face charges of attempted first-degree murder, burglary with assault or battery and armed burglary. They are accused of beating the man in the head with a hammer. The suspects are 18 and 19.
The attack took place in Midway, FL, about six miles from where George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense
Think this story will receive 1/1,000th of 1% of the news coverage that Trayvon Martin received?
Even though the police put the race of the victim in the incident report, the media censored this information. A reporter for the Orlando Sentinel confirmed that the race of the victim was omitted on purpose. The Orlando Sentinel removed the suspects’ mug shots shortly after CofCC.org wrote about the attack. Then when CofCC.org readers began posting angry comments on the Orlando Sentinel website, the mug shots went back up a few hours later.Read More from the Orlando Sentinel