Detroit: Relatives of Black Defendants Who Nearly Beat White Driver To Death Laugh In Court As Prosecution Describes Attack…
I am not surprised that this is not making headlines anywhere else.. the defendants who beat Steven Utash are black.
Revolting to say the least.
Via Detroit News:
Four men will stand trial in the beating of Clinton Township motorist Steven Utash, following a raucous hearing Monday in which some courtroom onlookers blurted objections and laughed at a description of the near-deadly thrashing, and a defendant made an obscene gesture to a photographer.
Latrez Cummings, 19; James Davis, 24; and Wonzey Saffold, 30, were bound over for trial on charges of assault with intent to commit murder. A fourth defendant, 17-year-old Bruce Wimbush, waived his right to a preliminary exam during the hearing in 36th District Court and will face a trial. Max Mohr, Utash’s brother-in-law, said he was disgusted by the courtroom behavior.
“Why would you laugh about someone being in the hospital?” Mohr said. “To make a mockery in the courtroom … what can you do?”
The four allegedly were part of the group that beat Utash on April 2, when he left his truck to check on a boy he hit after the 10-year-old darted into the truck’s path. A weapons charge against Saffold was added after witnesses said he brandished a gun during the incident.
All the defendants are in jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. During Monday’s hearing court deputies admonished onlookers for talking. One man was removed from the courtroom. Saffold made an obscene gesture to a photographer. A group whose members described themselves as relatives of the defendants laughed when Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey read aloud Saffold’s description of how the mob kicked and punched Utash.
If these defendants were black and the driver was white you could be sure Obama would be at a press conference this minute talking about the degrading behavior in the courtroom.
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