"… Milligan’s father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white, because he is dating an African-American woman. He wants police to treat the beating as a hate crime. He also has criticized what he calls a deafening silence from the community, police and the national media.
“If this was a black guy who was beaten by a group of white guys for dating a white girl, people would be up in arms,” he said. “There’s a double standard.”
Buffalo police believe a group of about 10 to 15 African-American men attacked Milligan late at night, police spokesman Mike DeGeorge said. Police have made no arrests and are still investigating the motive, he said.
Milligan Sr. says he believes the attackers are the same “neighborhood guys” who threatened his son and his African-American girlfriend because of their interracial relationship.
The younger Milligan and his girlfriend, Nicola Fletcher, who is also 18, had recently complained of an increase in insults and threats in east Buffalo, where Fletcher lives and where Milligan was staying with his grandmother, Fletcher said…"
Where’s Al? Anyone seen Jessie? How 'bout the POTUS who saw fit to besmirch an entire police department when he didn’t know the facts? Where’s MSM? Thank God for righteous men like Rev.Pridgen who said to his congregation, “If it was a black teen, we would have been protesting with flags and everything else.” and good journalists like my unhyphenated brother, Rod Watson, “If blacks in Buffalo in 2009 are acting like whites in Selma in 1959, this society has big problems, despite electing a president who is himself the product of an interracial union.”
Police and politicians who recognize only one side against the other as racism and hate-filled, miss the mark. Evil is evil. Pink on orange, tan on green, purple on blue…