An investigation is underway after cell phone video showed a man being beaten while riding the MetroLink Monday night.
According to the 43-year-old victim, a man in his early 20's asked to use his cell phone. When the victim declined to let the suspect use his cell phone, the suspect sat next to him and asked what he thought about the “Mike Brown situation.” When the victim responded that he had not thought much about it, the suspect began punching him in the face, according to the police report.
"I think it was disgusting that no one [helped]," the victim said. "People were sort of laughing and smiling about it. No one offered to help and no one attempted to call 911.""People were sort of laughing and smiling about it. No one offered to help and no one attempted to call 911."
Welcome to the MetroLink, where the Missing Link has made the St. Louis Public Transportation System unsafe for people like Autry... white people.
Of course, roving gangs of black people have been attacking white people on MetroLink for years, a reminder of the true legacy of Rosa Parks.
But the attack on David Autry by three blacks - an attack observed by many other blacks who offered him no assistance, instead finding humor in the assault - owes its origin to Mr. Hands Up, Don't Shoot himself, Michael Brown (Brown wasn't the only black aspiring rapper killed in Ferguson in 2014, but "Black Lives Don't Matter" when DeAndre Joshua is concerned).
Enter Jeff Roorda, a man who proudly wears a "I am Darren Wilson" bracelet. [Police representative says DOJ's 'band of marauders' concealed truth about Ferguson shooting, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3-28-15]:
At a pro-police rally Saturday, a St. Louis police union representative called Department of Justice investigators "a band of marauders" who helped perpetrate a lie in Ferguson.
Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Association, has stirred the pot before and didn't hold back at the rally outside St. Louis Police headquarters.
In a 10-minute speech, Roorda said the Department of Justice report that found systemic racism within Ferguson's police and court operations was intended to distract fromanother report by the agency that found Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was justified in using deadly force against Michael Brown.
"(U.S. Attorney General) Eric Holder, who wanted with every fiber of his being to find some wrongdoing on the part of Darren Wilson, sics his justice department on St. Louis," Roorda said. "They raid St. Louis like a band of marauders..."
"What do they find? They find that this hands up don't shoot myth was just that — a fiction that was perpetrated upon the people of Ferguson, the people of Missouri and the people of the world," he said.
But instead of setting the record straight, Roorda said, Holder and his civil rights team "leak out the most damaging nuggets from this other report about this horrible practice of writing tickets.
"Police departments writing tickets. Can you imagine?!?" Roorda asked mockingly, as a crowd of about 75 police supporters hooted in the background.
"It's a big lie and it was used to bury the truth about Darren Wilson and what happened that day on Aug. 9 in Ferguson and that was ... a young black man made a terrible mistake," he said."... a young black man made a terrible mistake," is a tremendous way to describe Michael Brown.
It's an even better way to describe those black males who attacked David Autry (who, hilariously, is now seeking donations to buy a motorcycle to avoid blacks on the MetroLink).
Because Mr. Autry could have been a very different white man.
One legally carrying a concealed firearm to protect himself from the very scenario Mr. Autry (an unarmed man) found himself in on the MetroLink: attacked by three blacks and surrounded by indifferent blacks who found the assault on him worthy of a few chuckles.
It is inevitable this scenario will play out in America sometime in 2015: a cocky, arrogant, impulse-control challenged black male(s) will attack the wrong white male - while one of their racial confederates films the attack for some World Star Hip Hop cred - and then Roorda's "band of marauders" from the Department of Justice will be unleashed as never before.