While the Trayvon Martin case in Florida has sparked a series of debates about race relations in America, a video of a violent attack that took place in Baltimore over St.
Patrick’s Day weekend has now made its way to the national conversation. On March 30, an unknown person uploaded a camphone video taping of a group of Black Baltimore youth savagely beating and robbing a White Virginia man while onlookers laughed.
The video was uploaded to the popular website Worldstar Hip Hop; the site’s main draw is its propensity for fans to upload violent clips and sexually suggestive content. In the case of the Baltimore beating, the group of youth is seen in downtown Baltimore surrounding the man. While several women dance suggestively with him, someone in the crowd takes notice of his expensive watch.