Five drunken White males leaving a country music concert in May, accost a Black man on the subway because they wanted the beer in his cooler, then one throws him onto the subway tracks and when he gets back up, beats him unconscious. All of it caught on Port Authority security video—and all five arrested at the scene. How many go to jail?
So far, none.
Upon leaving the courtroom after four of the five were given probation, the victim Kevin Lockett said if it were five Blacks beating a White guy, they’d all be going to jail.
“It wouldn’t happen like that the other way around,” he said. “Nobody would be going home. Nobody would be getting 100 hours of community service.”
Even Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Manning was aghast the leniency of the plea bargain, but he accepted it nonetheless. The deal: