Attack On Elderly Fisherman "Racially Motivated"

Two teenagers have been arrested in what Baltimore police say was a racially motivated attack on an elderly black fisherman.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 17-year-old Zachary Watson and 16-year-old Emmanuel Miller were arrested early Thursday morning.

He says both will face numerous charges in the beating early Tuesday of 76-year-old James Privott.

A third suspect is already in custody. Twenty-eight-year-old Calvin Lockner has been charged with crimes including attempted murder, assault and armed carjacking.

All three suspects are white. Police say Lockner goes by the nickname "Hitler" and has a tattoo of the Nazi leader. Court documents show Lockner told police the victim was beaten because of his race.


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  • by julie on Aug 26, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    it has nothing to do with race, I am white if that matters. It's wrong for kids to beat up a poor 76 year old man (black, white, green, or yellow)
  • by concerned citizen on Aug 23, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    I think it not a black white issue, if someone has it in there mind to rob you beat you or even kill you, its all in what they want to do. No matter what color the person is they just want to do mean things. Each person has different personalities you never know what a person is capable of. I hope that man has a full recovery!
  • by C on Aug 23, 2009 at 05:10 AM
    To 10-17: You're probably right,but if this had been black guys beating up a white man,Jesse and Al could'nt care less. They claim they're against racism,but the reality is,they're only against it if it's whites against blacks.Besides,everyone knows those two don't really want racial harmony;it would cost them their jobs as professional agitators.
  • by jr Location: bath on Aug 23, 2009 at 04:22 AM
    journalism, since the power of tv was discovered, has driven the news, and reporters are looking for the things that play well on tv. why do you think al and jesse have so much power? they play to tv cameras, and their comments, right or wrong, true or false, are duly played to a (mostly sympathetic) nationwide audience. ESPECIALLY if the alleged perps are southern. there is no doubt that the South is the whipping boy of the rest of the nation.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Aug 22, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    Treat it as a crime. No need to assign some other category for it. Accoring to the FBI there are 5X more crimes committed on whites by blacks than the reverse. Until people acknowledge that there should be no recognition of white on black crime.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    Better be glad they were up north.if it were in Greenville I'D say seek him Rufus.
  • by 10-17 on Aug 22, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    Heard jesse and al on the way.
  • by Dollie Location: Rocky Mount on Aug 22, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    This is sad, I want to know why the faces of these criminals are not shown....... and I agree that these young men and the grown man with them should get whatever the law has to the full extent.
  • by KJ Location: Washington, NC on Aug 22, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    16 years old, 17 years old and 28 years old. All of these clowns are well past their formative years and their minds will never be changed. Put them all dowm.
  • by c Location: chocowinity on Aug 22, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    First off......I am white. Okay. My opinion is..........I hope these guys to go jail and pull some major time. I think it will prove to them just how tough they are. This man was 76 years old. I teach my kids to respect EVERYONE regardless of color. I just hope that when people of African American descent read this, that they realize that all white people aren't bad. It's really sad to me what this world is coming to. Stuff like this has always happened, but it seems to be getting worse. I think it's all in how you raise your children. I am 27 and I think my family did a good job. I feel really sorry for this man, I do not think he deserved to get beat by these people no matter what he did. Where are people's morals today???? To the people who gave the beating......you are a disgrace to the entire human population............I bet your mother and grandmother would be very proud of you right now!!!!
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