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From the New York Times news section:

The Striking Racial Divide in How Covid-19 Has Hit Nursing Homes
Homes with a significant number of black and Latino residents have been twice as likely to be hit by the coronavirus as those where the population is overwhelmingly white.

May 21, 2020

This article is a collaboration, with reporting by: Robert Gebeloff, Danielle Ivory, Matt Richtel, Mitch Smith and Karen Yourish of The New York Times; Scott Dance of The Baltimore Sun; Jackie Fortiér and Elly Yu of KPCC/LAist; and Molly Parker of The Southern Illinoisan.

Word counts:

White = 11

Black = 32

Latino = 26

But also from the NYT news section:

Detroit Police Arrest Man in Connection With Nursing Home Assault
Both the 20-year-old man who was arrested and the 75-year-old victim were patients of the facility, the police said.

By Derrick Bryson Taylor
May 22, 2020, 12:59 p.m. ET

The Detroit police on Thursday arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a viral video that showed an assault on a patient at a nursing home, the authorities said.

The 90-second video, which circulated widely on social media this week, shows a young man punching a much older man dozens of times, leaving him battered and bleeding.

The police did not identify either person in the case, but said on Friday that both the younger man and the victim, 75, were patients at a facility on Detroit’s west side.

The incident occurred on May 15, the police said, and the victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated for injuries that were not life threatening.

The person arrested was taken into custody at the nursing home and was transported to the Detroit Detention Center, the police said. It was not immediately clear whether the victim had returned to the nursing home or whether charges would be filed in the case.

Chief James Craig of the Detroit police said in a news conference on Thursday that the nursing home was not aware of the assault until it saw the video. The case remains under investigation, Chief Craig said.

Local news outlets identified the facility as the Westwood Nursing Center. Saif Kasmikha, the managing attorney for Midwest Legal Partners, the firm representing the home, said in a statement on Friday that the man who was arrested was not a long-term resident of the facility.

“He was recently admitted for recovery and rehabilitation purposes on a temporary stay,” Mr. Kasmikha said.

The facility is conducting its own investigation and has been cooperating with the police, he said, adding that the “safety, health, and well-being” of residents remained a top priority for Westwood.

The video also appeared to catch President Trump’s attention as it spread Thursday night. He tweeted, “Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?”

Words not seen in second article:

White = zero

Black and/or African American = zero

A reader points out that the elderly victim in the Detroit nursing home video might be a very light skinned black man. After all, how many whites besides Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino still live in Detroit?

 
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  1. This noticing thing is getting out of hand, Steve. You ain’t black, you know.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
  2. J.Ross says:

    This genius Jaydon Hayden had a “jackass” style channel on youtube posting outrageous content, including one purporting to be the deliberate overdosing of a care home resident (as a “prank”) from before the beating video.
    Based Tucker leading with this.
    ——
    It looks like there are several reasons to expect the McMichaels in Georgia to get off, the latest being a possible conflict of interest.
    https://postimg.cc/hJxhmY0P

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    , @Colin Wright
  3. JimDandy says:

    I’m shocked that they even reported it. Have they written anything about the white couple assassinated by a black ninja in the veterans cemetery yet?

  4. Jackie Fortiér

    Bad French, bad English. Jackie Fortiér = A terrific joke.

    Sorry, joké. “I pronounce it the Continental way, but you are probably too stupid to know that, thus the gravity of the grave accent.”

    Molly Parker of The Southern Illinoisan

    Is the S pronounced? Neighboring states use their Civil War nicknames for all sorts of purposes these days. In the same way, The Southern Sucker is easier to pronounce, and has a catchy ring to it.

    Elly Yu

    Or LEU. Light-emitting underling.

    Scott Dance

    Saif Kasmikha, the managing attorney for Midwest Legal Partners, the firm representing the home…

    Saïf don’t like it
    Rock the rest home,
    Rock the rest home!

    Okay, enough jokes. We really should concentrate on the substance of these articles. I’ll come back when I find some.

  5. Currahee says:

    “This article is a collaboration, with reporting by: Robert Gebeloff, Danielle Ivory, Matt Richtel, Mitch Smith and Karen Yourish of The New York Times; Scott Dance of The Baltimore Sun; Jackie Fortiér and Elly Yu of KPCC/LAist; and Molly Parker of The Southern Illinoisan.”

    Are some staff reductions in order?

  6. Hmm.
    So the NYT headlined the words “striking” and “hit” in an article which implied something racist was going on in nursing homes, but the kicker is:

    they weren’t writing about the barbaric assault!

    (The victim was white-here’s the picture, although one has to wade through the comments – the Detroit News wouldn’t mention race, either:

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/05/21/detroit-police-make-arrest-after-video-elder-abuse-goes-viral/5237271002/

  7. prosa123 says:

    I find it very strange that a 20-year-old would be in a nursing home for “recovery and rehabilitation.” Even leaving aside the fact that he looks pretty fit in the video, if he actually were undergoing rehabilitation for a severe injury or illness there usually are specialized facilities for that sort of thing.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @anonymous
  8. Michelle says:

    You know, Unladen Swallow, this is in no way, “Funny”, right? This is not an occasion for even “Dark humor” . Ditto for those who can’t stop riffing satirically.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Mr McKenna
  9. Anonymous[437] • Disclaimer says:
    @prosa123

    I find it very strange that a 20-year-old would be in a nursing home for “recovery and rehabilitation.”

    I, and most people I would imagine, assumed he was a nursing home caretaker. I didn’t know he was a patient at the nursing home until reading this article.

    In fact, I suspect one of the main reasons this story got so much attention was because most people assumed the black guy was a nursing home worker. Nursing home abuse has been a known “thing” among the public for a long time, and mainstream news programs and news magazine shows like Dateline covered it in the 90s and 2000s. And while these mainstream media programs never emphasized the racial angle, it was unavoidable since the video footage and news stories would usually show the perpetrators being black nursing home workers abusing white patients.

    I think nursing homes being in the news right now with the coronavirus, coupled with the Ahmad Abery case helped make this case go viral.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  10. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    When I went to a screening of Django Unchained, I said to the friend I was with, “this movie is going to get a lot of black people killed, or in jail.” He asked how I could conclude that. I told him all the black people on the left side of the bell curve are going to watch that movie repeatedly, and eventually act out on it. I think I was right.

    Another prime example of a liberal (Tarantino) trying to do good, but instead manifesting an evil outcome, then walking away from it with no accountability. His stupidity and arrogance have killed more black people than any white racist organization in America.

    • Replies: @black sea
  11. newrouter says:

    This “pandemic” has revealed many underlying deceits.

  12. J.Ross says:
    @Michelle

    Hey, you want to hear something funny, an Eritrean “refugee” in Estonia raped a three (3) year old girl, and he’s going to walk, and he’s going to be protected from deportation, and he’s going to receive government money, and any white person who looks at him the wrong way is going to be in trouble like he himself was not in. Funny.
    Also police in England are attacking a rape and slashing victims as a perverter of the course of justice because she took pictures of her scars and publicized them. Funny.

  13. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:

    Its as if the NYT will not admit that exceptions to its narratives exist.

    The earth’s shadow on the 🌙 should have been enough evidence that our planet is round in the nighttime sky centuries ago, and it was authorized dogma that this was so, and Im sure there were those back then who wished they could blot out all non-full moons, but they couldn’t. Those with eyes to see challenged the narrative based on the very obvious evidence. The NYT/WaPo can sort of do this today though. The only moon they print is the full one, not the half-moons, quarter-moons etc.

    Aubrey dead in Georgia. Thats fit to print. Full moon O

    A machete-hacked couple of whites in Tennessee: half moon 🌙

    A shot white police officer in Nashville walking his dog out of uniform: quarter 🌙

    Old white couple in Maryland shot: partial 🌙

    • Replies: @martin_2
    , @moshe
  14. black sea says:
    @Anonymous

    Another prime example of a liberal (Tarantino) trying to do good, but instead manifesting an evil outcome, then walking away from it with no accountability.

    People whose actions lead to evil outcomes, from which they deny any responsibility, typically aren’t trying to do good.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  15. So does the NY Slimes believe governor Cuomo was deliberately sending sick blacks / Latino’s back to nursing homes to infect other blacks / Latino’s or only whites? Inquiring minds want to know!

  16. Black nursing home patients hit hardest by coronavirus.

    White nursing home patients hit hardest by Blacks.

    • LOL: VinnyVette
  17. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @prosa123

    A relative of mine, now retired, was a supervising nurse at the Suffolk County Infirmary (later named after John Foley, a local politician) in Yaphank, Long Island. She was horrified when the Infirmary began admitting junkies, some of them relatively youthful (mid-30’s), people who had no business being housed with the frail and elderly. As you can imagine, these people caused no end of problems, they stole drugs and were sometimes sexually active on the ward. One guy, a biker gang member, was removed from the facility by federal cops (DEA?) in the middle of the night.
    Whether these people were admitted due to some Medicaid requirement, or just a revenue grab by the facility, I don’t know.
    I believe the facility was sold off by the County a few years ago, due to a budget shortfall.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  18. @Michelle

    Steve, I insist that you change this contributor’s name to Karen, at once.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
  19. indocon says:

    If for nothing else, we need to re-elect Trump so he can retweet stories like these, he has close to 60 million followers now, imagine how many millions of them would never hear of the story without him.

  20. BenKenobi says:
    @J.Ross

    Here in the grim, dark future, /pol/ is constantly brigaded at all times now to the point pretty much the entire catalog is slid, yet here you are doing God’s work. I salute you, sir.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  21. J.Ross says:
    @BenKenobi

    I find that, if you scan the catalog view and invest some time rejecting garbage, you can still find about four to six legitimate stories (which are memory holed by the lyingpress) a day, which makes it a still-viable circumvention of censorship, which was one of its original and most important purposes.
    But yeah a lot of it is like the joke about ATF fed narcs talking to each other in costume in the Klan bunker.
    For a couple of years I complained that the shills were pretty easy to spot, that (not from ignorance but per their desire to disrupt) they reliably deliberately broke certain rules, so militant enforcement of rules would completely eliminate them. For example, no one-posts, no zero-effort writing prompts, and OP should have an archived source and a briefly summarized excerpt or claim (good posts often do this). Mods had another idea and now we have obvious leftist zero effort “gotcha” stuff (specifically forbidden in the rules) and “is X white” (also forbidden) and nominally political threads about anglo-desi pop tart Charli XCX.

  22. martin_2 says:
    @Anon

    Are you claiming that up to a few centuries ago people still thought the Earth was flat? How often does this myth have to be busted?

  23. Let me get this straight, the nursing home staff didn’t realize this beating had happened until they saw the viral video?

    What kind of “care” are they giving? Someone suddenly has massive injuries from a beating and they don’t notice it immediately?

    Anyone who has a relative in that facility needs to remove them NOW.

  24. Elli says:

    https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/father-of-20-year-old-patient-who-beat-elderly-man-at-detroit-nursing-home-says-son-shouldnt-have-been-there.amp

    The father says his son’s mental illness worsened at a group home and the son was placed in the nursing home because he had Covid19. The son had attacked a caregiver in another placement.

    The father is apologetic and his English usage is good.

    Mixing young mentally ill people with physically fragile people is stupid and dangerous and proven so over the years. Mixing a “behaviorally challenged” person carrying Covid19 with any population is insane.

    The nursing home reviews are poor and one descriptor is “ghetto.”

  25. Trinity says:

    And this has happened in other nursing homes in the past. And nearly every time it is a Black perpetrator beating up an elderly and helpless White victim. One of my biggest fears of turning older is not being able to defend myself. At a soon to be 59, I sometimes feel creaky, immobile, and stiff, and at least it makes for a good motivator to keep in shape. There are times you might have to defend yourself with your body and no weapons. Clearly these poor helpless people in nursing homes are totally incapable of defending themselves at all. IF we lived in a perfect world, I would put this guy in a cage with an elite MMA White heavyweight fighter, or in a boxing ring with Tyson Fury and put it on FREE NETWORK TELEVISION so everyone could see the beat-down. I would have people pay the White mixed martial artist or Tyson Fury extra money to carry the guy as well, make him suffer as long as possible. A young strong man beating up some helpless man or woman in a nursing home? It doesn’t get much more cowardly than that.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  26. @Mr McKenna

    I wanted to drop you an LOL but couldn’t… Thanks for the laugh!

  27. prosa123 says:
    @anonymous

    I live within five miles of the Foley facility and definitely remember hearing some bad stories about it. A local hospital bought it from the county a few years ago with the idea of moving some services there but nothing’s happened so far and the building is vacant. In early April there was talk about using it for Covid-19 patients, but that proved unnecessary as the hospitals aren’t full.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  28. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @prosa123

    Yip-yip-Yaphank!

    The deal I remember, from reading Newsday (which is generally not as informative as looking at the back wall of a cave) is that the facility itself was not valued so much by buyers as was the lot on which the facility was located…many acres of undeveloped property, which on Long Island is rare.
    There were rumors that then-County Exec. Steve Levy (D) wanted to sell the whole property to some acquaintance who would open a bariatric (fat people) clinic and develop the rest. That idea went by the boards when Levy turned Republican for a brief run at NY governor, he was immediately chased out of office by Newsday and the then-D.A.

    New York politics puts Chicago completely in the shade.

  29. After all, how many whites besides Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino still live in Detroit?

    Counting SJWs doing urban farming, more than you might think.

    https://urbanutopias.net/2019/07/25/detroit-agriculture/

  30. @black sea

    Agree. I don’t get the impression that Tarantino is “trying to do good.” I think he knows exactly what he’s doing.

  31. moshe says:
    @Anon

    Educated people knew the world was round for thousands of years. Washingtin Irving made up the Columbus contra Flat Earth Theory business.

    Also, the common sense that you say people should have exhibited regarding knowing the shape of the Earth by its shadow on the moon is definitely not good common sense – because it is wrong. The waxing and waning moons are not due to the shadow of the Earth.

  32. M_Young says:

    OT. Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope John Paul II.

    • Replies: @Franz
  33. @J.Ross

    ‘…It looks like there are several reasons to expect the McMichaels in Georgia to get off, the latest being a possible conflict of interest.’

    There’s also the detail that they aren’t guilty of a criminal offense. Even if they are white…whoops, I just destroyed my own point.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  34. @Anonymous

    ‘… it was unavoidable since the video footage and news stories would usually show the perpetrators being black nursing home workers abusing white patients…’

    There are actually plenty of Hispanic, white, and — judging by the location of at least one nursing home I’m aware of — even Native American nursing home workers.

    Yet these rarely show up in the videos of egregious abuse — although I imagine they’re guilty of predictable neglect.

    Go figure. Must be racism.

  35. @Trinity

    ‘… A young strong man beating up some helpless man or woman in a nursing home? It doesn’t get much more cowardly than that…’

    It’s all too much the norm for blacks. I don’t speak from just personal experience.

    I taught school in East LA and I got to talking to one girl who’d been transferred in from a predominantly black school (she was Hispanic) for fighting too much.

    She was obviously fairly tough herself, but she commented about blacks that they attack people who are ‘all helpless.’

    And they do. Don’t try the helpless wounded baby bird routine around blacks.

    They’ll just see you as a delicious treat. I’m not kidding.

  36. “might be a very light skinned black man”

    Within the “black community” shades matter a lot more than people imagine.

  37. J.Ross says:
    @Colin Wright

    New SOP is to not worry about witnesses actually being who they say they are, or the whole trial thingey, and just devote all energies to personally destroying the target.

  38. Franz says:
    @M_Young

    OT. Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope John Paul II.

    Or maybe not OT.

    Had he been laying there that fellow would have mopped the floor with him too.

    On point: Plenty of friends/associates of mine been in hospital work for years. One the top ER tech in the state. They’ve been telling me about the abuse of anyone in a medical facility. Kids, people on life support, the whole shot.

    From what they tell me, if the wife’s ever got to go in for gallbladder surgery or whatever, I’ll take off work and guard her with whatever sort of weapon I can sneak in.

    Some hospitals bought out by “medical groups” actually use temps for physician assistants now. Tell me how reckless that might be.

    Forget nursing homes. Get a good self treatment guide and take care of yourself as much as you can. Nowhere is safe. Old army medic handbooks are cheap and damn good to dip into just in case.

  39. whats realy wrong is way too much Buricrats trying to act way too PC about it all

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