From Eric Dondero:
The spin is on. All the local media in the metro-Philly/Wilmington area are downgrading the assault by a black gang of 10 to 12 youth in Kosciuszko Park, to a simple crime involving 2 of the men. And now no mention of the race of the suspects, nor of the victims in any of the reports.
Even worse, Wilmington Police Chief Christine Dunning (flanked by Wilmington's mayor), made shockling statements in a press conference yesterday, suggesting that the rapes were really not brutal, because the victims only received minor cuts and bruises. She was flanked by
Here are her quotes, reported by Delawareonline.com early this morning, "Police: One or two teens raped women in park":
“This was not a gang rape,” Wilmington Police Chief Christine Dunning said in an interview after the meeting. The incident widely “was mischaracterized” by the media as a “gang rape,” she said.
“People think it was some really brutal attack and it was not,” Dunning said, adding that the victims had only cuts, scratches and bruises, but were not beaten. (Emphasis added.)One commenter responded:
Lee Fox Is Chief Dunning serious? A rape is not a brutal attack?The media is also to spin it as a "community involvement" issue, deflecting from the clear racial angle of the attacks.
Several residents and elected officials called for community cooperation to solve not only Thursday’s rapes, but also problems from drug dealers loitering in city parks to persistent trash in several areas.
They also discussed some programs that are engaging city youth, but Walker said that, if Hedgeville cannot get its own community center or at least a gym, existing efforts need to be coordinated.