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I know our way thanks for watching us and I know racial attack in Virginia and possible obstruction of justice that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Last night we reported -- two journalists working for the Virginian pilot newspaper were salted in Norfolk by a group of black men.
Crime took place on April 14 shortly after 11 PM.
26 year old -- John -- -- and 31 year old David Forster were riding and should be cavalier when they stopped at a light apparently someone -- a rocket their car.
Forster got out of the car to confront the -- He was set upon and beat -- responding called 911 and then she was beaten by the man.
The factor has obtained a police report of the incident where a hate crime box is checked off.
But police now say that was a clerical error.
We asked the police to the 911 tape late today they told us they would decide tomorrow whether to release it to walk us we certainly hope they do.
The folks have a right to know what happened.
Today Norfolk police arrested sixteen you'll only case but we don't know much about him we do know that the couple had to get medical attention and missed a full week of work at the newspaper.
But incredibly the Virginian pilot didn't cover the story until two weeks later.
Editor get his feet he's saying the -- thought it was a simple assault and they don't cover that come across the factor does not believe mr.
He had to know that two of his employees were attacked by a -- we believe Finley avoiding covering the story because of its racial component.
The Paper simply try to covered up now consider what would have happened if the mob of white men descended on a car and beat up a black man in the black woman.
I have to say anymore you know what would happen.
So why is this case any different why isn't it getting national coverage why isn't the Justice Department on the scene with a federal presence.
Those questions remain unanswered tonight.
In America was supposed to have equal justice brawl and there are many laws that protect minorities as there should be.
Put a bias crime is a bias crime no matter what skin color as well.
These two reporters -- just sitting at a light on the way back from the theater when all hell broke looks.
The first punch was like square right in the -- just absorbing the blows and being like a camera and I can get back inside.
But yet there was definitely a moment where you know what I'm surrounded and getting punched that I'm thinking this is getting really bad.
In the neighborhood with the attack took place some folks weren't surprised.
Back yourself boy if you now around the you don't know -- -- it's.
-- meeting with our entry Lama has some won't a lot of -- a lot of don't -- attacking people reacting.
All different races but don't stuffy -- so you know.
It could be really today what could be deep dizzy and exceed.
So let's recap looks like a cover up by the Virginian pilot newspaper looks like to Norfolk police are confused.
Was it a hate crime or not.
The Justice Department so far ignored our requests for comments but attorney general holder has a responsibility.
To look into the situation and we will hold holder.
This is a major story we cannot have Americans of any color being set upon by violent mobs that cannot stand in this country.
The factor will continue to demand justice.
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