The motorist, Steve Utash, was white. The mob, witnesses say, was made up of a dozen black men. A crowd of onlookers gathered while the mob beat Mr. Utash within an inch of his life. He was saved by Deborah Hughes, a black woman and a retired nurse who carries a .38. After attending to the child, who was not critically injured, Ms. Hughes lay across the body of Mr. Utash and promised herself that she would put a bullet in the next person to strike him.
Monday, April 28, 2014
I Wonder Why This Detail About The Beating Did Not Make It Into National News Accounts?
A powerful column in the April 26, 2014 New York Times about racism that includes this curious detail: