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Unholy Punk Attack in Brooklyn
Posted 6/13/08
This news I heard today give me chilled and also real tick me off. A teen attack a Catholic school teacher in Brooklyn, and this attack took place a couple blocks from my Uncle's house.


ARREST IN UNHOLY PUNK ATTACK
VIDEO CATCHES TEACHER-ROB AT B'KLYN CATHOLIC SCHOOL



By JAMIE SCHRAM, ALEX SUNDBY and LUKAS I. ALPERT from New York Post
June 13, 2008 --

The heartless thug who allegedly knocked a Catholic school teacher to the ground, swiped her purse, and took off in her car was arrested early this morning in Brooklyn just blocks from the scene of the crime, police said.

Cops say Eric Ferguson, 18, is the punk caught on a surveillance camera yesterday in front of the Good Shepherd School in Sheepshead Bay viciously attacking beloved computer science teacher Patricia McGowan, 62.

The creep pounced on the hapless McGowan at the school's gate at 6:40 a.m., knocked her down and made off with her purse, the shocking video footage shows.

Adding insult to the already heinous crime, the perp then used the keys he found in her purse to steal McGowan's car as she was filing a police report.

Ferguson, who police say has a record, was picked up in his Avenue Z home and police said McGowan's 2000 Toyota Corolla was nearby.

He is being questioned now at the 61st Precinct, police said.

Investigators are also looking at other recent purse snatchings in the area to see if they are the work of Ferguson.

McGowan was dazed and bruised in the incident.

"She told me, 'my face is a mess,'" said school custodian Tom Smyth, who spoke with her by phone after the attack. "She is bruised up. Her face is black and blue. She was upset over it."

"She is a wonderful person and a wonderful teacher. I wish I could have taken the blow for her," said Armand Solerno, 61, who lives near McGowan in the New Dorp section of Staten Island.

"It's a rough time for her right now," he said.

The goon first knocked her through the gate - which is capped with a cross - and threw punches as she fell to the ground.
The plucky McGowan put up a fight, struggling with the man for a few seconds as he tried to rip the purse from her hands.
He finally got the bag from her and fled, leaving her dazed on the ground.

McGowan, who teaches computer science, was not badly hurt, but suffered facial bruises.
The crime shocked the popular teacher's legions of students.

"She's always there to help us. She's a very special teacher to us," said Gregory Cafiero, 12.
"We hope she'll come back to be our teacher."

Monsignor Thomas Brady - who oversees Good Shepherd Church and School - said McGowan has been teaching there for 43 years.

"She's a very quiet, peaceful person who doesn't deserve to be hit the way she was hit."

Investigators were looking at other purse snatchings in the area recently to see if the same man might have been involved, a police source said.

The incident brought up memories of the savage videotaped assault of 101-year-old grandmother Rose Morat in the lobby of her Queens building last year.

In the video, a thug is seen landing a vicious roundhouse punch to Morat's face.

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black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.
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lol I live in New York....
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I don't see what's so unholy about it.
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shit happens
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black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!
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people these days....
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namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


Why are just singling blacks out like that.
Its not only one race that comities crimes. It’s all races, so race has nothing to do with it


Because it's the racial stereotype. Nothing we can do about it. So deal with it and move on.
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Moccawaii wrote:


namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!


That's American Media for you. Just out of curiousity, how often do you see a white guy get arrested on the news? Compared to blacks.
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Moccawaii wrote:


namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!


thug (noun) -1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.

Would you prefer it to say "3 black guys rob corner store" instead of "3 thugs rob corner store"?

I think you should be the one hiding under a rock... =D
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Nothing New .... !
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Moccawaii wrote:


namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!


thug (noun) -1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.

Would you prefer it to say "3 black guys rob corner store" instead of "3 thugs rob corner store"?

I think you should be the one hiding under a rock... =D


nahh i'd rather it say 3 men!
usually if a white guy robs a store he's called a man. at least that's what i hear when i listen to the news. when it's a black person they call him a thug. -_-; it's from experience dude... murderers of other races don't get called thugs on the radio stations or in articles, at least not from what i've seen recently.

believe me, i wouldn't type it if i hadn't experienced it OVER AND OVER again
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Moccawaii wrote:


namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!


That's American Media for you. Just out of curiousity, how often do you see a white guy get arrested on the news? Compared to blacks.


they don't report that stuff as much. it's all a way to make us think we should be afraid of certain people and not others. it just leads to stereotyping and racism. i hate it.
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Moccawaii wrote:


wurzmychiken wrote:


Moccawaii wrote:


namezox wrote:

black teens committing such monstrous act in new york? it is a daily thing.


idiot, go hide under a rock :D

i knew immediately something like that would be said. im glad they caught him. what an idiot :D

i love how they always use thug when it's a black person. isn't the media AWESOME?!


thug (noun) -1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.

Would you prefer it to say "3 black guys rob corner store" instead of "3 thugs rob corner store"?

I think you should be the one hiding under a rock... =D


nahh i'd rather it say 3 men!
usually if a white guy robs a store he's called a man. at least that's what i hear when i listen to the news. when it's a black person they call him a thug. -_-; it's from experience dude... murderers of other races don't get called thugs on the radio stations or in articles, at least not from what i've seen recently.

believe me, i wouldn't type it if i hadn't experienced it OVER AND OVER again


Well, from what I've seen, in my part of the world (Florida), all races get called thugs depending on what crime they do. Besides, it's just wording put there to catch the reader's/watcher's attention. More people might be interested in knowing about a "thug" doing bad things in their neighborhood than a "man" doing bad things. Just a label, for example, lets say a drug addict gets caught with a car full of cocaine, instead of saying "man caught with car full of cocaine" it'd probably say something like "drug addict busted with ___ pounds of cocaine".

Believe me, I wouldn't type it if I hadn't experienced it over and over again.
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Too much stereotyping in this world--- you can't change anything about it. I deal with it every day.
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