Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thrown bottle baits woman into an attack

Via WPXI in Pittsburgh:
A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in Pittsburgh’s North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs.  
Ginger Slepski said she suffered multiple injuries, including torn shoulder ligaments. She said she thought the girls were going to kill her...  
Police said Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them. 
“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.  
All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent. 
In the current climate, it's crazy to stop and confront a group (any group) over something like a thrown bottle. Even if your car gets dinged, get to a safe place and phone in a police report.

While incidents are widely scattered and often anecdotal, reports of racially motivated attacks or just plain mob violence seem to be on the rise. Still, many people remain unaware or in denial, and as a result, many haven't adopted a more evasive or defensive posture. Many have been trained in political correctness not to think along those lines.

I have a question for PC crowd: At what point does it stop being "racial profiling" and become politically correct to begin avoidance or defensive measures?

Is one supposed to wait until a bottle is thrown or fists fly before assuming at least a potential for danger?

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