When Jews Attack? Black Teen Beaten in Baltimore.
by James Denison - 4/24/12 8:35 PM
The subject line might be accurate but somewhat unfair, but in Baltimore this has been compared to the Zimmerman-Trayvon incident in Florida. Similarity is due to Jewish background of the accused and being part of Neighborhood Watch. The difference, nobody is dead, and they aren't being labeled "white" even though lighter in skin color than Zimmerman. Now isn't that odd?
I guess that's another difference. I'm not suprised they choose to have a judge decide instead of a jury, because race biased juries in Baltimore is almost legend now. It's a Baltimore jury that used nullification to keep from convicting a black man (Davon Neverdon) whom even other black witnesses testified they were there when he openly killed a Korean young man.
If you aren't black, you have a better chance to go only before a judge, since you WON'T see a jury of your "peers".
Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, Jewish brothers accused of beating a black
teen while guarding their Park Heights neighborhood, withdrew a request
to change the court venue Tuesday and elected to move forward with a
Baltimore trial by judge, waiving their right to be heard by a jury of
They had previously complained that media coverage of their case,
coupled with comparisons to the Florida shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon
Martin, who was gunned down by a zealous neighborhood watch captain,
made it impossible to impanel a fair jury in the city.
According to police records, Eliyahu Werdesheim was a member of Shomrim,
an Orthodox Jewish citizens' watch group, on Nov. 19, 2010, when he
allegedly confronted 15-year-old Corey Ausby in the Park Heights area,
telling him, "You don't belong around here." His brother, now 21,
supposedly threw the boy to the ground, the police account claims, and
one of the brothers is said to have hit Ausby with a hand-held radio.
In September 1993 Joel Lee, a 21-year-old Korean-American college
student, got lost and wandered into the Dutch Village housing project.
Within minutes he was dead, shot in the face during a robbery. Police
arrested Davon Neverdon, a 20-year-old unemployed black man, for the
murder. The case against him was powerful: four witnesses—including
three of his friends—swore they saw Neverdon kill Lee after taking his
wallet. Another witness testified to hearing Neverdon brag about the
But in July a nearly all-black jury (one juror was Pakistani) acquitted Neverdon.
Segregation anyone? Seriously though, can we depend anymore on juries to give justice anymore in cases involving charges that cross races?