More Obama-inspired violence (UPDATED: POSSIBLE HOAX?)

This time in Pittsburgh. More details as they become available.

Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Carves Letter Into Her Face
PITTSBURGH — A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, police said.
Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.
Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.
Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank’s surveillance cameras.
The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 200 pounds with a medium build, short black hair and brown eyes. The man was wearing dark colored jeans, a black undershirt and black shoes.
Watch Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m. for updates on this story

Michelle Malkin suspects this may be a hoax. Here’s her take:

Throughout my career, I’ve covered dozens of fake hate crimes — campus hate crime hoaxes, Muslim hate crime hoaxes, fake noose hangings, etc., etc., etc. Most were perpetrated by liberals, but there have been some shameful ones on our side of the aisle as well.
I’ve reported on the great lengths that warped attention-seekers have gone to in perpetrating fake hate crimes, including beating themselves up, carving swastikas on their dorm room doors and walls, locking themselves in bathroom stalls, and burning down their own houses.
Which is why I’m not jumping up and down with outrage over Drudge-promoted story of a McCain volunteer claiming to have been attacked by a black man whom she accused of carving a “B” in her face after spotting her McCain bumper sticker.
She refused medical treatment after reporting the incident to police. Why on earth would she do that?

I hope she’s wrong that is is a hoax. But when someone like Michelle Malkin starts getting a twitchy nose, I start listening to what she has to say…

18 thoughts on “More Obama-inspired violence (UPDATED: POSSIBLE HOAX?)”

  1. All this proves that there are nuts in the world that are looking for ANY reason to harm someone. Plain and simple. We need to carve the words “asshole” into the criminals face and then rub a little salt in.
    And I resent the whole “riots the next day if McCain wins”. So we blacks are a bunch of “rioters in waiting” now over Obama? Spare me.

  2. T-Steel, with all due respect, the Dems started making this an issue, not us, with James Carville on CNN, being the most prominent. If some folks feel this way it’s because there is plenty of precedent for them to think it might happen. Do you honestly believe there will be no violence if McCain wins? Can you tell me with a straight face no one will incite violence?

  3. This is standard stuff for the Left in this world, and Obama is their standard bearer. Read Malkin’s book “Unhinged” and you’ll see that DEM supporters behaved like animals after they lost in 2004. They are the self-anointed ‘saviors of the world’, so they take it as an affront when they are not allowed to rule us. You certainly don’t see that behavior from conservatives. Now, as for the fact the assailant was black, I believe many blacks in this country will unfortunately hide behind the ‘racism’ issue if Obama is not elected, or in this case, if you even dare to consider his opponent. It is a sad fact in our society and we shouldn’t cover it up or try to deflect blame when it occurs. I wonder how this would be treated if it had been a white assailant attacking a black and mutilating the person by carving a JM on his face? I’m tired of the hypocrisy, the double standards, the distorting, and the lying that comes from the Left in this country. And just in case – I’d vote for Obama if he was a conservative running against a Democrat – race is not the issue.

  4. First and foremost this story is looking more like a hoax. But to address your points George:
    No I can’t guarantee that there won’t be any violence at all. Why? Because there are enough screwballs in America to use any issue as an excuse for violence. ESPECIALLY in more crime-addled areas. But what I keep hearing is “black folks will riot”. This implies that the majority of the 30+ million black folks are going to lose it and tear America up if Obama loses. That is a bunch of crap and I’m sick of it. It’s like we’re some sort of sleeper cell just waiting for the “Negro spark” and then BAM…. Black people running amok. Whatever. There’s no nuance in this charge. Just a damn blanket charge.
    BUT I do agree that there are stupid Dems like Carville saying things that they should be slapped silly over. By the way, this black guy voted for Bob Barr already. 🙂

  5. I have many Afro-American conservative friends that are voting for McCain/Palin.
    I don’t doubt that there might be disturbances, but I’m more concerned about the Pink Ladies, the international left, and anarchits being the perpetrators.

  6. Ooops!
    I don’t doubt that there might be disturbances, but I’m more concerned about the Pink Ladies, the international left, and Anarchists being the perpetrators.

  7. T-Steel, there is an enormous amount of tension in the air these days. With the mainstream media and the Dems hyping the possibility of “rioting in the streets,” anything is possible, my friend. I am not making a blanket charge; these vile liberals are deliberately (and with malice) using the possibility of an Obama election loss as a way to possibly stir up trouble where it can be stirred up. Do you understand why this concerns us?
    BTW, why did you vote for Barr when every vote is needed to defeat the real enemy, Obama? I’m curious because I did the same in 1996 when I was a Libertarian and I regret throwing away my vote. My vote helped ensconce The Slickmeister in for four more years and I regret it to this day.

  8. If I was in Pittsburgh, I’d message people to let them know where I was, too. Cities are sewers.
    If it does turn out to be a hoax, it’s McCain’s own fault for not TRUMPETING the very real outrages committed by the Democrat Nazis.
    Obama kidnaps a mentally-challenged man and forces him to vote for him. Crickets.
    Obama beats up an old woman for the “crime” of carrying a McCain sign. Nada.
    Obama offers free pizza for stolen McCain signs. Not a word on network TV.
    Obama commits voter fraud on a massive scale. Nothing.
    Cue the whiny, spoiled, little left-wing fascists. “You can’t say Obama did that!”
    You don’t hold your people accountable, and you don’t make a distinction when it comes to ours, so why should we, you slimy HYPOCRITICAL FILTH!?
    With seven years of yours LIES and VENOMOUS HATRED, you have put both sides us in a place where the Right is justified in ANYTHING it does to stop Nazis like you.

  9. Well George, I’ve never voted for a Democrat or Republican in any election (local, state, and national). I have very big problems with our two-party system. Always have. So while I take heat for my “protest” vote, it’s consistent with my views that real change in America is outside of the two-party system.
    George, I respect your and this blog’s serious reservations about Obama. But I don’t look at him as an enemy nor do I feel that way about McCain. From my vantage point, that represent failed parties that need to be seriously shaken up.

  10. DemocratsAreFascists,
    I don’t know who you are addressing (McCain, Obama, etc) but I don’t think we are under threat from Nazis in the grand ol’ USA. This blogs excellent coverage of the struggle of Cubans and the triumph of Cuban-Americans (or just Americans) shows that Nazism in the States is a pipe dream. Do get Nazism to fly here, it would take a complete breakdown of our entire infrastructure and laws.

  11. T-Steel, I respect your principles. I was a member of the Libertarian Party for almost eight years and I understand where you’re coming from. You are right about our two-party system being FUBAR. However, and this comes from a distinctly Cuban-American perspective, considering what Obama and left have in store for us if he wins, “enemy” is just the right word for me to use. Thanks for your patronage.

  12. As usual, I’m with George.
    Except much as I like certain ideas of the libertarians, I cannot support them because they always find excuses to avoid any military involvement anywhere.
    Why seek a third party in libertarianism? If there is to be a shake up of our parties, use conservatism.

  13. Honey, that is precisely why I left the LP after September 11 and, despite being right on fiscal issues, why I would not support Ron Paul.

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