In recent years, individual acts of violence have become more prevalent. Americans have been battling suppressed fury since the economic crisis under President Trump during the COVID-19 epidemic, when they’ve been dealing with declining employment and income. As a result, more individuals are turning to a life of crime in order to keep food on the table, but it does not fully answer why so many people are using violence as a means of releasing their internal aggravation.
Young people in Baltimore, Maryland, targeted a 64-year-old man in a random assault. The attackers recorded the abuse on their devices and streamed it live on Facebook to share with friends and followers how they beat up someone who was inferior to them.
Three males and one female approached the elderly man while he sat reading on a park bench near the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art, according to The Baltimore Sun. The group of youngsters approached the guy and began discussing where they might be able to trade cash. Suddenly, one individual held up a gun to his head and demanded he give up all of his money and possessions.
As the crime went on, another person drew a knife and stabbed the victim in the lower back. Another thug used mace to harm the retiree. The assault moved swiftly, and it was broadcast live on Facebook using its live-stream service.
The thieves made off with $60 in cash from the elderly man, as well as his iPhone. They also took his North Face rucksack, which had value because it was a name brand.
Through the Facebook live video, law enforcement was able to track down the assailants. When cops spoke with 18-year-old Zannay Laws, she revealed that she had been involved in the assault. She recorded a video of herself live streaming on Facebook from her cell phone while causing the attack on an elderly man reading a book in a Baltimore park. nWhen cops arrested Laws, they were able to locate additional suspects and provide justice for the old guy who was assaulted while reading a book on a park bench in Baltimore.
“Here’s a man sitting on a bench, reading a book in the park,” said the City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke. “To think that it was actually planned and recorded to be publicized is just beyond understanding. It’s outrageous.”
The councilwoman continued, “What in the world would inspire a person to take part in such an assault and want other people to share it? It’s sick.”
According to WBAL TV, both Dakei Perry, 18, and the suspected gunman were charged with attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery, theft, reckless endangerment, and dangerous weapon with the intent to harm. If the allegations are proven true and they are convicted, they will almost certainly face a lengthy prison sentence.
In addition to their assault on the old man in the park, the gang is also alleged to have committed additional robberies in Baltimore.