I exchanged emails with Steven. He credits all my readers with helping put pressure on the Sheriff to take action. (7/23)
We MUST keep up pressure on law enforcement and local governments to prosecute ALL crime. Not just the crime that fits their political narrative.
I have heard from the Marines father. Multiple arrests have been made. Those arrested ARE being charged with attempted murder.
The police refuse to classify it as a hate crime, however the attackers have been identified as members of a nationwide gang.
If you have military members in your family please remind them that it can be as dangerous in 29 Palms as it was in Afghanistan.
Keep them safe
ONE ARRESTED, ONE INJURED, DURING BRAWL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY MORNING
One man was arrested, and one was seriously injured, during a brawl in Twentynine Palms early Sunday morning. Shortly before 2 a.m., Sheriff deputies responded to a fight in the 6000 block of Ocotillo Avenue involving 20 to 30 people. An unidentified Marine was seriously injured when he was hit with a tire iron and then possibly stabbed. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. During the course of the investigation, Melvin Peters, 23, of Twentynine Palms was arrested on multiple warrants out of Orange County and for resisting arrest and being drunk and disorderly. According to Sheriff Sergeant James Porter, the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.
We here at TAKD don’t get political or personally involved often. However we wanted to put this out there. A friend of ours son and another Marine was brutally beaten and robbed. Steven is a Lance Corporal in the USMC and this is his story as told by his father. Please share this and show your support.” On the morning of the 14th (sunday) my step son, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps , was out with two other friends off base in 29 Palms CA. One was a Marine the other a Civillian. Steven and the other Marine are both white, and they’re mutual friend is black. The three men observed a large group (15-20) African American males walking down the street making a lot of noise, shouting, causing a scene. Many were carryintg weapons, ie…batons, and at least one tire iron.
The mob notices the three men sitting on the porch smoking and talking and proceeded to make they’re way up the drive. At this point Steven, the other Marine and they’re civilian friend told them to leave. The mob attacked the other Marine first. Steven, seeing his friend being assaulted attempted to intervene. Stevens black friend also stepped in demanding they stop. The mob ignored Stevens black friend and attacked Steven instead. They struck him in the head with a tire iron, punched him repeatedly, kicked him repeatedly and then stabbed him in the right side of his chest. Once they had him on the ground and unconscious they continued to beat him. The other Marine was able to get away while Steven was eventually robbed while he lay helpless and unable to defend himself.The police did arrive along with an ambulance to transport Steven to the Desert Palms hospital where he received multiple stitches, and staples to his chest and head. It should be noted that the mob that attacked Steven was composed entirely of black men, 15 to 20 of them. At no time did they attack Stevens black friend. All this took place Sunday the 14th following the George Zimmerman verdict.I have talked to the Sheriffs Dept. and have promised on multiple occasions to have a detective call me back. It has not happened. My wife was able to speak to a detective Silva who stated he didn’t see this as a hate crime. Merely gang activity. I gave the authorities information on where my sons stolen credit cards were being used and the only response we have gotten was. “well, it probably is not the person or persons who committed the assault.” I am more then a little outraged. How is this not a hate crime? Why are they trying to sweep this under the rug? Have we fallen so far that our Service men and women must now fear for they’re own lives on native soil and not be given the treatment and respect deserved? I wont even go into details on the treatment he received from the hospital or how they treated my wife when she called to ask about the condition of her son.
The “Law Enforcement” is this instance is the San Bernardino Sheriffs Dept. ”