While many are worried about the coronavirus, young Black and brown in the County of Kings are more concerned about gang violence and crew wilding that is on an uptick in Brooklyn.
Thursday afternoon, around the time she should have been on her way home from school, a 15-year-old girl was unmercifully stomped out by a massive group of teenagers (mostly boys). The mob, who were captured by surveillance footage recently released by the police on Friday, snatched up her Air Jordan sneakers.
But clearly… that was not the motivation of the attack.
It happened on the corner of Utica Avenue and Sterling Place in Crown Heights. Reports stated she was walking on Utica around 4:10 pm when young people saw her. The video captures them lunging at her, punching her and ultimately stomping the girl out until she was unconscious.
Watching the video is difficult, but one can see one boy knocking her down and kicking her in her face and on her chest. Only a second later, the others race across the street to jump her. One could even be seen jumping on her and kicking her in the head.
Only then after the less than a minute assault, one teen vics her Jordans right off her feet to add insult to injury.
Police report that before they broke out, the gang of teens/pre-teens took her cellphone and her debit card.
According to authorities, the young lady, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Kings County to be treated for bruising and head trauma.
It was unclear what provoked the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Pictures of the perpetrators are below.