Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Boys who sucker punched disabled man arrested

The teens fall about laughing as the man named Mark is taken aback by the shocking attack The teens fall about laughing as the man named Mark is taken aback by the shocking attack
Steve Phelps | 08 June, 2017, 01:12

The moment four boys in Philadelphia sucker-punched an intellectually disabled man without any reason was caught on video.

Philadelphia police said Tuesday that the four juveniles in the video have been identified and brought into custody, according to the Inquirer.

In a 30-second video which was recorded in slow-motion, a man is seen smiling before being distracted by a teenage boy who punches him hard in the face for now apparent reason and without warning.

The 30-second clip, which now boasts more than 2 million views and almost 60,000 shares, was posted to Facebook by Gerald Andrews Sr., who said the victim is a friend "who happens to be mentally challenged".

Police are reportedly looking into a possible connection between some of the youths in the video and an assault that occurred last week against a Germantown principal. It appears this male, who is 38 years old, was targeted because he is mentally challenged.

Once neighbors helped the law enforcement officers identify the boys, the teenagers, ages 12 to 15 years, were arrested.

"Obviously, what is depicted in the video is very disturbing", Philadelphia police Capt. Malachi Jones told ABC. "Because you shouldn't be out there messing with people", Jones said.

Two students identified in the video of the fights were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, and reckless endangering another person. Authorities say two of them are likely involved in another assault in which a school principal was hit in the face with a brick.

Recommended

Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Thus, the feature saves you from receiving multiple yet same notifications that I find irritating at times. The iPhone screen will also be locked to prevent drivers from using many of their apps while driving.

Riaz ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy Riaz ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy A scan confirmed a "deltoid ligament complex", and Wahab will need two weeks to recover. However, in 42 first-class matches, he has picked up 123 wickets.

China's Li: fighting climate change is 'global consensus' The Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 parties in Paris in 2015 and it went into effect in November previous year . So far, 147 parties representing more than 82 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the agreement.

Veterans Affairs shifting records to new system Veterans Affairs shifting records to new system Trump tweeted Monday that it would be a "big day", offering thanks to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. It's an effort touted by President Donald Trump to hold the VA accountable after years of problems.