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W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime

Published: May 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM PDT Last Updated: May 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM PDT

SEATTLE - A 16-year-old boy from West Seattle says he was held hostage and beaten for hours, all because of the color of his skin.

Shane McClellan says two men kicked and whipped him at gunpoint - and told him they singled him out because he is white.

Tim McClellan, Shane's father, says he barely recognized his son after the brutal assault.

"I didn't know if he was alive or dead," Tim McClellan said.

The incident happened as Shane McClellan was walking home from a birthday party at a friend's house Tuesday around 2 a.m.

Shane says two men called to him from the top of a staircase near the intersection of 14th Avenue SW and SW Holden Street. The men asked for a light, and when Shane walked over to oblige, they knocked him to the ground and started kicking him.

The two men knocked the frightened teen around on the staircase, making racially charged remarks.

"They started bringing up the past - like slavery - being like, white people did this," Shane said in an exclusive interview with KOMO News reporter Shomari Stone.

The attackers stripped off McClellan's belt and started whipping his back.

"They said, 'This is for what your people did to our people.' They were like whipping me with my belt, my studded belt," Shane recounts.

One of the men held a gun against the back of his head and burned his neck with cigarettes.

At one point they shoved McClellan's face into a hole with the gun against his head. They also urinated on him and poured beer over him.

"What he told me, when they were beating him with the belt, they were saying, 'I don't like white people,'" says Shane's father, Tim McClellan.

Shane recalls, "They're like, 'Aw, white boy, what are you doing? You can't hang out this late. What are you doing around here?' They're like, 'White boy has no belonging - being out here at 2 a.m.'"

"They targeted me for being white, and they made it very clear thats why they were assaulting me," Shane says.

The boy told police that one of his attackers appeared to be black and the other Asian or Pacific Islander.

The victim's father says this was nothing short of hours of torture.

"Put a gun to the back of his head and told him if he said anything they were going to blow his head off while they sat there and burned him with cigarettes on the back of the neck," he says.

The two assailants held the victim on the ground for some time, and Shane eventually passed out.

When he regained consciousness, the attackers were gone. They had taken his money, a coat and an MP3 player.

Shane waved down a passing car for help and met his family at the hospital.

Seattle police have referred the case to their Bias Crimes Unit for review as a possible hate crime.

Detectives told the family they are working on a photo montage of possible suspects - and will see if the victim is able to identify his attackers from the line-up.

Shane is now out of the hospital and recovering at home.

But he gets chills when he looks at the photos that were taken of him right after the attack.

"Gets me shaken up every time I see it," he says. "I don't know, I just get vibes overall from seeing those pictures."

He says he has learned not to wander through the neighborhood at 2 in the morning - and he hopes his attackers are caught and charged with a hate crime.

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Comment by Nikki on April 5, 2012 at 8:00pm

Got it, thanks.

Comment by Burbia on April 5, 2012 at 7:48pm

I think it indicates the volatile climate in Seattle. I feel it is another excuse to exert violence and have something to blame, even if in this case it is geographically from the other end of the US.  The Seattle Police Department have been under close scrutiny by the public and FBI for their perpetual mistreatment to the public at large,that might be another factor at play here.  Would it make the matters any better if all the players in this ordeal were directly related somehow and was a continuation of the tragedy that spawned this?  I would like to think no.

Comment by Nikki on April 5, 2012 at 2:30pm

@Burbia, I'm not familiar with Seattle. What does that indicate?

Comment by Burbia on April 5, 2012 at 1:06pm

I thought it was cover for another story, but the race riots sounds like the story in itself.  When I posted the story, I was less than a mile from where the beatings took place.  Oddly enough, it happened in White Center, part of South Seattle.

Comment by Nikki on April 1, 2012 at 4:04pm

That's right, Thomas. The moment I heard about Trayvon case in Florida, I knew something was up. The media runs with it endlessly and shamelessly.

Comment by Thomas Gambill on April 1, 2012 at 12:17pm

The Hoodie movement, is just another beta test by the Illuminati/Jesuits to see if America could now be incited to revolt, or riot over racial issues.    These cases are being set up on purpose as they were in the 1960's to start riots.    The social engineers of the Illuminati are hard at work to set up the US Dictatorship for the fourth time in our history since 1933.      The Beta test set up last spring or fall, was the OWS movement against the bankers, as organized and funded by Soros, Rockefeller and Lucis Trust unknown to most Americans.    Americans don't realize that the very movements against the so called Bankers conspiracy was funded by the so called globalist also.    Now this racial agenda will increase to see how Americans can be galvanized to riot in order to justify martial law and activation of the foreign troops inside the US today to enforce the martial law.  Chinese, Russian and UN forces are already fully deployed in D.U.M.B's throughout the US, Mexico, Canada, and Cuba and Panama and South America.    Its all connected. 


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