Worse yet, the police took no action against the attackers, telling the Christians they were the problem, instead of the mob who engaged in numerous acts of assault and battery.
The 22-minute video shows a number of attacks made against the Christians by adults and children repeatedly hurling profanities in addition to rocks, garbage, water bottles and crates.
According to the United West, Wayne County Deputy Chief Mike Jaafar "summed up his situational awareness of the 2012 Dearborn Arab Festival in the Dearborn Patch by stating, 'No official arrests were made, and Jaafar said his team was pleased with the overall outcome.'”
But United West says the video exposes "what really happened" at 6:10 p.m.
Alan Kornman wrote:
Wayne County Sheriff Department (WCSD) Deputy Chief Jaafar, in the video, appears to be part of the top leadership controlling ground operations at the festival along with Ms. Ursula K. Henry, Director of Legal Affairs for the WCSD. Deputy Chief Jaafar is shown in the video consulting Ms. Henry on what to do with Mr. Ruben Israel. That is until Chief Jaafar lost his professionalism, got in Mr. Israel’s face and unloaded an emotional rhetorical barrage for the whole world to see.
Later, Deputy Chief Jaafar informed the group they were at fault even though they were the target of the lawless mob.
“It’s not your call. We’ve been very gentle and very, very respectful to you and you are jeopardizing public safety. And you need to understand it’s gone overboard. We don’t have the coverage to protect you and if we have two officers who can protect you it would work great but it’s impossible to do so. You're attracting a crowd and you're affecting public safety, you need to understand that,” he said.
Later, as the group was being escorted out of the area, the video shows twelve extra police officers that could have been assigned to protect the Christians.
"The bottom line is Mr. Ruben Israel and his friends were viciously attacked by an angry mob and the WCSD watched it happen," Kornman wrote.
Despite the vicious attacks against them, the Christians did not strike back.
Warning: The video, included in this article, is quite disturbing and includes a great deal of profanity and violence.
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