Four facts about Kroger attack

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MEMPHIS, Tenn — Three people are recovering after being attacked by a mob of teenagers outside the Kroger at Poplar and Highland Saturday at 9:15 p.m.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the attack:

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88 comments

  • GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT

    ONE FACT!!!!!! I am done with WREG as my news source. You are clearly trying to steer people away from the GLARING FACT that this was racially motivated.
    ONE MORE FACT…a “witness” statement is not fact.

    • GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT

      …and how many time did you report that a white police officer shot a black unarmed teenager???

    • LeQuint

      Nothing more than bad teen behavior. If you believe skin color has ANYTHING AT ALL to do with this, then you clearly have racial biases that you need to deal with.

      • thanksmemphisformakingmearacist

        I’m sure you’re a cousin of Quartarius. Time for some reciprocal justice by the real minority in this town. The rational folks in Memphis need to assume the offensive before the “misunderstood children” turn the entire city into a war zone. I’ve been in a combat zone and don’t wish to own property here if we don’t act now.

      • reverse discrimination?

        If it wasn’t a racially motivated hate crime then explain why the black security guard that was in the middle of it. never got touched. only the white people in the vicinity were attacked. That does not take a psychiatrist to figure out. If two white teenagers had attacked a black person without provocation it would be prosecuted as a hate crime, period!

      • Jason Harrison

        I have a fact too….only 11 have been arrested out of the dozens that were involved. So just because the only ones caught so far are the black ones (who many of them their parents turned them in), that just means they haven’t caught the white ones yet.

  • Jeff

    Bring them boys up to the midwest, we would be more than happy to teach them some social skills. I bet Sharpton is on his way as we speak.

  • Two chicks at the same time

    I thought these may have been wild, out of control, typical black thugs, but never mind, a witness said they saw a white person with them. It’s cool news channel 3, thanks for making this sound like a normal activity for all races. This is why some people hate some people. Get ya gun!

  • James Muhammad

    WREG news 3 are you using the “Hegelian Principle,” which the power seekers have been using with amazing success for a long time to create support for their power grabs. It’s a simple principle. It has only three steps:

    * Step one: CREATE A “PROBLEM”: Create it or take one that does exist and build it up out of all proportion to its real importance;

    * Step Two: PUBLICIZE THE “PROBLEM”: Make sure a story about this problem appears in the news media each and every day, in newspapers, news magazines, radio, and television. Hit it again and again in a “steady drumbeat” that soon has people who don’t pay real attention to politics (which is the majority of them) clamoring for a “solution” to the problem;

    * Step Three: OFFER A “SOLUTION”: A solution that takes away one or more of our rights and further undermines the constitutional protections we all are supposed to enjoy. One that involves higher taxes (to pay for this “solution,” of course), and one we would not have allowed them to do without this previous conditioning of the public.

  • TheTruth

    The fact that whites never put up a fight is why the blacks attack them. Fight back and they’ll run away like wimps. Stand up to them for once. Stop letting their thugness manipulate you.

    • Aileen

      Are you serious right now? There were 100+ of them. That young man was clearly trying to defend himself. Even a big strong guy would be no match against ONE HUNDRED people.

    • jeff

      You clearly think this is some game and joke. You MUST be a typical thug and low life who is for this type of behavior! If you think for one second that they(blacks) were acting that way for them (whites) to stand up for themselves, you are an imbecile. Look at all the attention trey von Martin got… maybe if he wasn’t acting like a thug, he would still be around to stand up for himself.

  • James Edwards

    Some may make excuses for their violent ways, saying, ‘I am this way because I grew up in a violent family,’ or ‘People from my area or culture are just more excitable, more explosive.’ Sadly some may say race has something to do with it. Noah lived when the earth was “filled with violence,” and his sons grew up surrounded by it. Did they adopt violent ways? Hardly! “Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah,” and his sons followed him and were preserved through the Flood. This is violence plain and simple. Those kids made a bad choice and now they have to pay for it. Psalms 11:5 says, “Jehovah examines the righteous one as well as the wicked one; He hates anyone who loves violence.”

  • glen

    Bunch of dawn nigg*** starting trouble and not classified as a hate crime. If this was whites beating blacks every news station around would cover it and Al and Jesse would be there stirring things up. Too bad no armed white people that were attacked were armed. That’s what it’s come to. Mow en down show them there not on the jungle anymore

    • bambam06

      Are you fn kidding me! We aren’t the racist here! Fn black thugs are the racists! Cut off their fn welfare checks and they will have to get jobs and that means no more fn time to be racist thugs! You make me want to vomit! Are you one of the punks who pull this shit?

    • The Singular Focus (@thsingularfocus)

      I see all you Marxist sheep dogs are playing the liberal Jew line with you outdated and overplayed card. Do you know that the Jew Karl Marx who just might be the devil incarnate created the mentality that would have a slave like you go around and call people in the middle class that are being attacked by a bunch of unpredictable radical liberal autonomist blacks, racist? Max your a slave, destined for destitution, a pawn of the liberal Jewish elite.

  • sick of it all

    Personal responsibility!! It’s a new word for people.. You don’t want people to look at you like a thug stop acting like one.. It’s time to grow up.. I’m so sick of black people saying they are targets for racisum you are the ones cause the shit!! Stop robbing people, stop beating up white people and then wonder why people call you hate mongers!! Time to start loading up!!

      • thanksmemphisformakingmearacist

        Gosh I don’t know, maybe because the black folks think its perfectly reasonable to attack white folks and they get cover from the Africans and their slaves (district attorney) that run this city.

  • renegade600

    This was a hate crime plain and simple. The other two got beat because they were trying to help the white dude.

    However there was a lesson learned here, if you are in a mob and beating up people because of their race, make sure you beat at least one of your own too so it won’t be called a hate crime.

  • Keith

    I remember a article the other day about kroger being chastised for allowing open carry in its store. I also remember the many many many post from people saying ” why do you need a gun to grocery shop”.

    Need i explain why still?

  • Herbert

    these riots happen all over the country are barely reported and they are always black teens attacking whites. God help us if the opposite should happen only once

  • Herbert

    hey you silly PC news site NOBODY is fooled by you trying to make this a non racial incident. WE KNOW THIS WAS MORE BLACK ON WHITE VIOLENCE

  • Citizen Dissident # 1

    Yet another BLATANT attempt to explain away BLACK violence against innocent WHITE.

    The way that you frame the “facts” at the top of this article is amusing in its kindergarten simplicity. You people call yourselves journalists? You people are F’ing jokes is what you really are. You empower savage blacks by not presenting the truth about black on white criminality. You people are provoking a race war and you don’t even know it. Pathetic excuses for journalism!

  • DefineOK

    I have a question for this reporter – how do you define ‘ok’? If you or your wife or child were one of the victims, would you be saying they are ‘ok’?

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