In what’s become a familiar news story during the long, hot “Trayvon Martin” summer, a group of black men violently attacked another man who is white. This latest attack, in Ferguson, Missouri, involved four black men who stole a hammer from Home Depot and used it to attack a hot dog vendor standing near the front entrance.
The attack occurred because, as the four men left Home Depot with their stolen hammer, they made a quick stop at the front entrance to steal the vendor’s cell phone. When the vendor gave chase, one of the men struck him in the head repeatedly with the hammer. The four men then got into a car and drove away. The vendor, who was lying in a pool of blood, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive.