Poor Ralph Weems IV. Just minding his own business, him and his concealed weapon, when he's warned not to go into the local Waffle House, because the black folks inside are all worked up over Ferguson. He goes in anyway (probably because after serving as a Marine in Iraq, he sees himself as an ambassador of good will -- or maybe he had an overwhelming craving for the old chopped n' cheddared). Anyway, just as he was warned, the residents inside aren't in a good mood. So he leaves to go to a Huddle House instead, but he and his Air Force buddy are inexplicably followed by more than 20 people who surround him -- just him -- and kick the hell out of him, putting him in the hospital.
I'm sure he's not drunk while any of this happens, and so I'm certain he didn't do or say anything to instigate this (because God knows, the cops won't come to the rescue of white victims, so he was probably on his best behavior). It's just that you know how black people get (savages, can't control themselves, always attacking white people for no dang reason, etc.), and so they did.
Now, Mississippi cops (who are renowned for their racial sensitivity) tried to downplay the racial angle.
Police Chief Tim Brinkley did not immediately return a call Sunday from The AP.
"This does not appear to be a hate crime," he said in the press release. "We are investigating this as an aggravated assault. It's very early in this investigation but thus far the evidence and statements suggest that a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt."
Hah. Obviously, they're just covering up for these black criminals -- or at least, that will be the version we will soon read at Red State, Breitbart, the Daily Caller, Fox News and whatever other voices that are brave enough to speak out against this racial oppression:
WEST POINT, Miss. -- West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant.
Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating.
A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. "They're going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done," Barnes said, describing Weems as a 32-year-old former Marine who had served in Iraq.
David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday. He said a man waved him over outside the restaurant and told him politely that people were upset by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it wasn't a safe place for whites. When he went in, he said, Weems was inside and was arguing with other men.
They left after an argument that brought police, Knighten said. He said he showed those officers his .45-caliber handgun and his concealed carry permit.
That was about 1 a.m., according to police, who did not give either man's name in a press release posted by WCBI-TV.
On the way to Weems' house, Knighten said, they went into a Huddle House restaurant with a nearly vacant parking lot.
However, he said, they apparently had been followed by more than 20 people.
Knighten, who said he had served with the Air Force in Afghanistan, said he came out of the restroom to find Weems surrounded. "I was trying to defuse the situation," he said.
After some shoving, he said, the security guard told everyone to leave.
Knighten said some people blocked him from leaving with Weems. When he got out, he said, Weems was down and people were kicking him. Knighten said others attacked him, adding "I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd."
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