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Pregnant tonight very troubling racially charged crime in Virginia that may have had -- by -- implication -- in Norfolk.
Dave Forster and -- genre -- Reporters for the Virginian pilot newspaper.
Were driving along when they were attacked.
By a mob of African American men and a stop light.
Their vehicle was -- they were assault.
With the pilot newspaper didn't report the crime for two weeks and police have not charged anybody.
Joining us now from Virginia Beach Dave Parker radio talk show host on WR and -- high pass so I -- story right mr.
Basically in and there are two aspects of the story discovered emotional.
One is the act itself a hundred people walking -- a sidewalk about thirty of them broke off.
-- attack this be at this couple both of whom of course worked for the Virginian pilot the woman was pulled by her hair punched in the face.
So there's that aspect of the story and then the other aspect that people are furious about and of course are upset about the other aspect as well but the -- we've heard the most about.
Is why in the world.
Did our community not find out about this for two weeks and bill the way we found out about this.
Was not on the front page was not above the fold where it should -- been because this is a safety issue this is this security issue and our community.
But instead of bat the way we found out about it was two weeks after the event.
In an op Ed piece on a Tuesday.
At least we can't find any explanation for that.
-- of the Paper says the Paper says number one the police.
Filed the is as a simple assault.
-- is there were papers dies this doesn't warrant coverage is simple assault.
Number two the Paper says.
The reported didn't want it reported which shouldn't matter at all I -- your newspaper television organization is his story you report distort.
Here's what it does a -- -- this is what I think happened.
You have this mob that attacked and that's dangerous and that's a story whenever you have a racially charged mob.
That's a big story.
It looks to me like -- pilot is politically correct and didn't want to get in the middle of the racial aspect.
I don't know the pilot but I believe it's a liberal Paper correct.
They do tend to lean that way at times and think they Suzanne give me when I reported on Virginia beach's mayor Sanctuary City -- illegal aliens -- -- was pretty vicious floored me.
Okay so I gotta get a look at.
But anyway here in B 911 call made by the female reported mistress stop.
Harrowing it's a harrowing call and and not only that.
Would people in the neighborhood people in the neighborhood mr.
Parker went on television.
And said this well -- take.
Back yourself boy if you now around here you don't know -- batted around.
Automatically -- being with our entry Lama has some won't -- a lot of -- stuff is happening and people reacting.
-- different races but don't -- you know so you know.
It could be -- -- -- -- could be deep dizzy and excluded.
Now tell me you live there is zero racial problem in the Tidewater area I mean you gotta give big racial problem there.
Well I think that since were part of America there is a racial problem here and -- and that's the big concern that.
That our listeners had today that if these racial roles were reversed.
That this would be a huge national story that all of the individuals that were down in Sanford Florida would have been here in Virginia Beach and Norfolk so.
You know that's certainly a concern in the park the doesn't wash.
With the editor in the newspaper is that at 1130 today he put out a statement saying well the police only said it was simple assault.
That doesn't wash it all as you said because he would've been the very first person I know what the details of the story because there's always -- to take it was his very.
These very don't employ less and they had to take a week off they couldn't -- and because you'll see that's right we asked -- we asked him to coming here.
He's hiding under his desk did you ask them to come on your radio program you explain what happened.
Not yet but I do tomorrow I do have Dave for sure he was the individual.
Do it now at one point you know a rock was -- out of an -- thrown at his car.
He was there and both of them -- -- he gets out he admits that was a huge mistake yes it was at that point the things went downhill very very rapidly but I will have him on the air tomorrow he does want music -- video.
That he didn't hear any racial slurs against him -- and -- Only my outlook will will get him on a factor tomorrow not -- -- come on speaking -- attitude to the national and international audience himself.
But the bottom line in the here -- looks like this was a race deal.
And that's what of the U witnesses say that if -- And number two that you were big newspaper that serve your community know about it right then covered it up this is crazy you can't have this stuff.
And build a key word you just use there was serve part of that service to the community because of the resource is and the trust.
But they have here.
Is about safety now our community should have known about this two weeks ago we just found out yesterday -- we're gonna continue reporting the story mr.
Parker thanks for my -- Tommy for.
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