This is likely yet another brutal case of black on white violence that the media will ignore. What makes this attack even more heartbreaking is that there were people watching who could have helped, but instead did nothing.
19 year-old Jessica Hughes, a DePaul University student, was riding a CTA Blue Line train in Chicago. At around 10 am the train made a stop and most of the passengers exited the train. One passenger, however, a black male, moved closer to Jessica and looked her right in the eyes. Jessica says she knew at that moment something was wrong,
“He jumps up from his chair, and goes on top of me, and asks me for my phone, but my phone was in my pocket, and I had my headphones on, so he was yanking at my headphones, and then he pushed me to the floor, and then started beating on my head,” she said. “He bit me on my left hand.”
Hughes said she was calling for help, but two other men just watched. Visibly distraught, Jessica sobbed while she told CBC Chicago,
“He kept beating on me. I’m yelling help to the other people and no one came “
“Wouldn’t you be ashamed if you didn’t help and saw someone getting hurt?” she asked.
Jessica remembers a woman being with the man who also participated in the beating. Eventually, the attackers left the train without Jessica’s iPhone.
This beautiful young lady was left with a black eye, bruises and contusions on her skull and bite marks on her arms. These heartless thugs attacked this girl in broad daylight, in public no less, for a phone.
This is an important lesson for parents to teach their children. Unfortunately, you have to be careful when using expensive
phones in public nowadays because people will attack you.
Richard Amador, Jessica’s father, was equally as upset with the men who did nothing as he was with the attackers.
“It’s just shameful, like she said,” he said. “Definitely, I would jump in and help, no matter what the consequences, because it’s another human being.”
Chicago police are still searching for the assailants, but I think we can all agree with Jessica’s father when he says,
“I just pray that they find these animals.”
H/T CBS Chicago