(Boca Raton, FL) – A city famously known for its palm tree lined streets and affluence is now being characterized by a brutal hate crime. Authorities don’t want to use that terminology but let’s call a spade a spade. More over the top bullying by a group of girls that thought jumping the 14-year old would be the ‘bad ass’ thing to do. I can think of a few other names to describe her attackers, but we’ll keep it journalistic.
According to police, Manaal Munshi went to a park in Boca Raton, Fla., earlier this week to try to work out her differences with another girl. When she arrived, she found a crowd of students and more than one girl waiting for her.
A video posted on Facebook shows the attack and has been viewed by over 2 million people.
Her father says she went to discuss the problem with a young lady after being constantly bullied. As the video begins, one girl already has Munshi by the hair and as she throws her to the ground she’s joined by more girls who begin pounding her with their fists. Shouts of “Beat her ass!” and “Pull her hair!” can be heard.
It’s unclear what caused the dispute. Her dad believes it was motivated by her Muslim status. Police are denying the attack was a hate crime, saying instead that it was over a boyfriend.
Were all three of the girls dating the same guy? Come on Boca! These cowards should face charges and anyone who had their cellphone out recording it, she face punishment too. What’s it going to take to put an end to the internet culture that encourages kids to record for likes instead of calling for help.