DeAndre Felton and his crew had a problem: The mall was closed. The curfew in effect. But they were still high on drugs and wanted to have more fun. So they decided to beat someone up.
Turns out they chose The Wrong Guy.
They had just come from a local park where DeAndre and 15 others beat up two girls, sending one to the hospital with a broken arm….
…So when DeAndre and his gang of eight to 10 left the parking lot in a Meriden mall just a few weeks ago – soon after the park beat-down – he was confident little could go wrong when he told his friends he wanted to ‘beat someone up.’
They found their victim a few minutes later. Soon DeAndre and his confederate, Deshaun Jones, were peeling off from the group, heading for a guy walking home from work. Alone….
As reported in the above article, such violent assaults are referred to in St. Louis as the “Knockout Game” and in Illinois, “Polar Bear Hunting” by the racist thugs who prey the streets of America searching for someone to victimize.
As in the George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin case the parents, family members of DeAndre Felton and Deshaun Jones and their community are blindly seeking retribution rather than accept that these young men in the process of committing a violent, racist assault which ended with the death DeAndre Felton and put Deshaun Jones in the hospital.
While I do not celebrate the loss of a young life, DeAndre Felton and Deshaun Jones should have known better.
The short of it is that these thugs met their match or as some might say, got their comeuppance.
Unfortunately, while many would deny it, the mentality does exist in the hood by those out to do wrong that non-Blacks and Blacks who appear “easy” can be victimized thus declaring it open season on non-Blacks.
- Mess with the wrong person, get your ass kicked or maybe even lose your life.
- Live like a thug, act like a thug, then you die like a thug.
My mother had a saying, “No matter how bad you think you are, there is always someone out there badder than you.”