After throwing a bottle at the victim's car while the victim was at a stop sign, Ginger Slepski went to confront her attackers, ages 14, 15 and 16, according to Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times.
Instead, she was brutally attacked and "called a racial slur." She tried to get back into her car but was pulled out by her hair.
The one punched me in the head, and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard. Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair, and they kept telling each other ‘kick her in the head, kick her head in the concrete.’
Slepski lost consciousness during the beating, while "a lot of people were standing around watching..." She was "kicked, punched, robbed and left in the middle of the street," at around 2:00 pm. Witnesses finally came to Slepski's aid and the teens were caught. It is incredible that they could be so brutal at such a young age and so reckless to attack a person in the middle of the street during the day.
Slepski, who suffered a concussion, said
I do feel like it was very racially motivated and I grew up in the neighborhood.
The suspects "face juvenile charges of robbery, conspiracy, propulsion of missiles and ethnic intimidation." What the heck is "ethnic intimidation" and how is it different than a hate crime? The local news report features comments from neighbors but "fear of retaliation kept witnesses from showing their faces." Since when are people afraid of teenage girls? Hopefully, these teens will be able to turn their lives around and the victim will heal.