Passenger beat down on NYC Train, Caught on Camera

Watch the video (The Smoking Gun)

NY Daily News Article

A videotape of a subway rider getting attacked on the NYC A train by a pack of unruly teenagers has been spreading through the Internet.

The 4 minute, 18 second film (on The Smoking Gun web site) shows some foul-mouthed girls taunting the man, who can be heard telling them, "Why are you arguing? Stop. Stop."

As the train pulled into Broadway Junction, a girl off-camera could be heard predicting, "They gonna hit him, I know it."

Within moments, the man, who had stood up, was shoved down and pummeled by members of the gang.

As the tape ends, the victim--who was also struck in the face with a plastic soda bottle during the assault--is continuing to be struck by two of the girls.

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The video was initially uploaded by a high school student named Kadejra Holmes. She has denied being part of the girl gang that attacked the male rider. Of course, her credibility cannot be judged to be truthful when after being interviewed by The Smoking Gun, she deleted the footage and her entire page from YouTube.

According to TSG, she initially labeled the video as "jump up to get beat down."

Fortunately, TSG managed to snag a copy of the video and has posted it on their web site.

It is not known if the police were aware of the attack or whether the victim was badly hurt. The attack allegedly occurred last month.

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I would guess Kadejra, who wants to be a filmmaker, and found a niche... taping violent attacks and practicing her camera angles and balancing shots.

It is not known if she called the police after the attack was over. Isn't there anything we can charge this person with? Being an accomplice to this brazen attack? Being a coward and staying behind the camera?

Shame on these rabid teenagers who have nothing better to do. Shame on those that want to create some sort of mini-fame and post them to YouTube. Shame!

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Posted by: lefty
Posted on: December 5, 2007 04:00 PM

well, the filmaker's name is well known. and one of the other girls in the video very clearly states her name as well. who knows what happened before the tape started rolling, but this seems to be a very clear case of a hate crime.

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Posted by: Mark
Posted on: December 5, 2007 04:43 PM

It is only a hate crime if a white person does something to a black. If that was me on that train I would have beaten everyone of those maggots. Ignorant fools is what they are.

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Posted by: Eddie
Posted on: December 5, 2007 08:02 PM

Reminded me of a pac a monkeys fighting for a banana.

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Posted by: Dude
Posted on: December 5, 2007 11:12 PM

Man I wish it had been Bernard Getz on that train!

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Posted by: Ashley
Posted on: December 7, 2007 10:50 PM

This makes me SO mad!!! I don\'t know why the white guy didn\'t stand up for himself...maye because he didn\'t want it to get violent? He was bigger than every person there, but did you see him trying to start crap w/ any of them? It\'s not that \'they were black & he was scared\'-these people look like freakin high schoolers! He would get in so much trouble if he touched any of them. Every person on that subway should rot in hell, they did nothing to help this guy. It\'s ridiculous that people cannot even feel safe on public transportation, let alone anywhere else. Why are these pieces of absolute crap not in jail right now? Oh, that\'s right, they\'re black. Guess that\'s just the way it goes now-a white person does something to a black person & the whole world falls apart. A GROUP of black people harass & get physical w/ a white person (ON TAPE, NONETHELESS) and nothing happens! Double standards, anyone?

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Posted by: sir785
Posted on: December 8, 2007 09:26 AM

That guy has much more restraint than me.It's clear that something bad is going to happen,if that was me on that train i would have gone ape shit on those girls.like the saying goes "if you can hit like a man you can be hit like a man"

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Posted by: bob
Posted on: December 8, 2007 09:52 AM

From today's news:

http://www.baltimoresun.com

"Maryland Transit Administration Police said last night that they have found no evidence that the severe beating of a 26-year-old woman on a city bus this week was provoked and that they are investigating the attack as a possible racially motivated hate crime.

Nine middle school students have been charged as juveniles with aggravated assault and destruction of property in the Tuesday afternoon attack on a woman and her male companion on the No. 27 bus."

so, they know her name, so they know that she uploaded it, will anything happen with it? i seriously doubt it.

It's truly the time to start thinking of capital punishment as a mean of education.

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Posted by: Vigilante
Posted on: December 9, 2007 03:36 PM

U have people like Reverend Al sharpton, always bitching when white folks commit crimes against African Americans. You don't hear him talking about this issue do you? Man, those kids deserved to get shot. If i were him, i'd track those kids down one by one, and shoot them. Justice served...

Every one of those girls, including the "film maker" should be in jail. I hope this guy wasn't seriously hurt. These predators are sad testimony that there are a significant number of black parents who DON'T parent.

A Train Beatdown. The videotape of black teens beating a white A train passenger has caused a city wide manhunt for the culprits and the alleged victim.
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