DETROIT (WWJ) – The caption says simply: “This happened in Downtown Detroit last night.”

And then starts a video that shows about 25-40 men punching, kicking and brutally beating people on the streets of Greektown, one of Detroit’s most popular hotspots. In the video, one man is lying with his head over the curb appearing unconscious and very badly injured. He gets punched and kicked as the cell-phone filming crowd of young men shouts and laughs.

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Quickly becoming known as the Greektown brawl — the Saturday night fight was caught on video that was posted to Facebook.

By the time the police in Detroit were alerted to what was happening it was already over, they said. Police Chief James Craig said the department is vigorously working to uncover who was involved in the “troubling” incident.

Eight perpetrators have been identified, he said. They had all parked at Greektown casino, one in a rental car.

“Our message is ‘We know who you are, we are going to get you and arrest you so do yourself a favor and turn yourself in,” Craig said during a Monday morning presser. “In a matter of hours, we will have your identification.”

The family of the man seen with his head on the curb told he was at the casino celebrating his birthday when he was attacked. He is recovering from a skull fracture and other injuries, they said.

It’s unknown what caused the melee or if the young men knew each other or if one group was randomly attacking strangers. “They left that young man for dead, this is a serious situation and we’re not taking it lightly,” Craig said, adding the incident might be gang-related.

This follows a stabbing incident in Detroit’s Rouge Park, where people posted video on Facebook but no one called police. Both incidents disturbed Craig especially for the fact people watched — and celebrated — without calling police.

“At a minimum, you call the police … If you can’t do that because you’re too busy doing Facebook live, maybe going forward we should look into charging people who spectate,” Craig said.

He later added: “As a society, what have we become?”

If anyone recognizes anyone in the video or has any information pertaining to this crime please call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1616, 313-596-1855, 313-596-2260 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Citizens can remain anonymous, as always by leaving a tip on our app, DPD Connect.

Comments (176)
  1. Don’t blame the perps. This is the fruit of dedades of liberal, progressive, socialist democrat rule.

    1. It occurs to me that not everyone of the millions who also benefited from those “decades of liberal, progressive, socialist democrat rule” didn’t participate in the savagery … maybe the only ones to “blame” are the those roaches dressed as humans?

      1. It occurs to me that not everyone of the millions who also benefited … It seems to me the millions who’s lives and futures are ruined by liberalism/progressive/whatevertermtheyusethisweektomakethemselvessoundnice FAR outnumber those who ‘benefited’ from it. Love to know what you determine is a benefit of liberalism. Not the civil rights movement. not the stop of slavery. not the fact that capitalism has takes billions out of poverty. Most of those who ‘benefited’ from liberalism are wealthy liberals (hollywood and algore types) and self-selected pseudo-intellects who have no tolerance for other views. Welfare AIN’T benefiting .. is is financial slavery.

    2. Looks like Obamic terrorism.

    3. No, it’s not “liberalism”. Portland is more liberal than Detroit, and you don’t have mobs beating strangers half to death.

    4. Robert J Dow says:

      Looks like a Mau- Mau- tribal attack. put down rabid dogs.

  2. Identify and arrest these criminals for hate crimes. The victims should lawyer up and sue the families of all the savages involved. If the criminals’ families have to sell their homes and vehicles and live on the streets then so be it. Make these animals pay and all non-black races should keep arming up and prepare.Identify and arrest these criminals for hate crimes. The victims should lawyer up and sue the families of all the savages involved. If the criminals’ families have to sell their homes and vehicles and live on the streets then so be it. Make these animals pay and all non-black races should keep arming up and prepare.

  3. Eric Liscom says:

    Exactly!…..Detroit is a hole, made that way by Liberal, Socialist Democrats….Drain the swamp, elect new conservative, non corrupted leaders if they want change for the better…

  4. You can have civilization or you can have negroids, you cannot have both.

    1. Paul Lyons says:

      Exactly right…and you can add muslims to your anti-civilization list!

  5. Correction: That was not a “brawl,” that was a hate crime.

  6. Here’s the video of the feral pavement apes in action:

    1. deguello13 says:

      Facebook has apparently deleted the video posted there to protect the guilty and we know why. Pictures are worth a thousand words and video a million.

      1. Facebook censors reality because the people that run it hate us more than anything.

  7. looks like the north Africans in Sweden.

  8. Yip Yap says:

    Until blacks start owning up to their own self-inflicted failures, they will never step away from the plantation and achieve their potential.

    1. Morey Ladini says:

      “Blamelessness” is the hallmark ‘Hooditude – and of Sociopaths in general.

  9. Jim Olson says:

    Oh look…there’s something you never see. Blacks in groups beating people up. Wonder why they don’t do that chit one on one? <– rhetorical

  10. Bruce Allen says:

    Yep.. hate crime.. where is Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton or Maxine Waters?

    1. Maxine is working up her statement that this was a CIA plot. Jesse Jackson is rehearsing the Slave Card and Al Sharpton is figuring how to make money out of this.

  11. Pete Dosado says:

    Those thugs do not look like Greeks as in the 300 Spartans! They look more like sons of Obama if he had sons! Hopefully this doesn’t sound racist! Take this place off my bucket list for Greek cuisine!

  12. Rich Baier says:

    Label this headline for what it was…”Black Men Riot in Detroit”. Why would any white person want to go there or live there?

    1. craniumlogos says:

      You may be on to something there – just sentence people to Detroit, rather than to prison – much cheaper and a better deterrent!

  13. craniumlogos says:

    If there was a day when this DIDN’T happen in Detroit, now THAT would be news!

  14. Paul Trott says:

    A BLM culture of violence problem that community agitating organizers never want to talk about. Because they see no race money or cop bashing profit in it.

  15. Josh Michael says:

    And, the Government pays them to not work and cause trouble! DUHHHHH!!!

  16. Strange, there are no photos here.

  17. Look at this jungle behavior, this the Base of the Democrat Party doing this. It would be better to keep the illegal aliens and repatriate the blacks to the jungle.

  18. Move away from Detroit.

  19. steamboatwz says:

    And some blacks wonder why people think they’re sub-human !

  20. all they need are bones in their nose.

  21. Where are the police? Start using water canons on these sub-human creatures. Animals have more brains than the perpetrators. How discusting It appears to be a racial hate crime, brought on by the last administration.

  22. … and people wonder, how come real estate in Detroit is so cheap?

  23. Carl Edward says:

    It’s time for snipers to be placed in US cities. One shot, one hit, and that crowd will RUN!

  24. nigganigganigganigganigga!

  25. Jimmy Chonga says:

    How did we come to this . . . but, through the denigration and destruction of two fundamental realities: Fatherhood and Abortion. Without the first, you have chaos, with the second you have disregard for human life. The outcome is obvious and spreading like cancer.

  26. Paul Lyons says:

    It’s okay folks…just some Democrats out having a little fun.
    FACT: Nothing says “I hate white America!” like voting Democrat…NOTHING!!

  27. Who left the cage unlocked

  28. Negroes , that’s all you need to know !

  29. Gus Mueller says:

    I don’t understand the fuss. All I see is some high-spirited young Negroes having some good clean fun. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

  30. Bang Stick says:

    So, vibrant! So, cultural!!

  31. The new America, filled with thugs. Good luck to the decent working people of Detroit.

  32. “What do you mean you’re re-thinking that job offer from Detroit? It looks pretty good on paper.”

  33. Black Lives D. M. S.! Anyway, as long as they keep it all “in-house” with their own kind, I’m rooting for them to keep on keepin’ on! Self-eradicating scourges should be celebrated, don’t you think?

  34. Robert Ta says:

    Ah…the black thug “culture”….ain’t it wonderful? And they wonder why we voted Trump. Arm yourselves against these wild animals. I’m sorry, but they are not human.

  35. David Barham says:

    Wife and I were talking about a trip to Detroit to see the Tigers play and planning on staying at the MGM for a few days …… took me a month to talk her into it. No way we go now after seeing that.

  36. That’s a lot of baracks chimping out.

  37. Any of those MOABs left?

  38. Anti-racists say there is a RACE problem that can only be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and “assimilates.”

    What if I said there was a RACE problem that could only be solved if hundreds of millions of non-Blacks were brought into EVERY Black country? How long before people realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem, but the conclusion to the BLACK problem?

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  39. Brad Miller says:

    CBS is so dishonest, no mention that all of the thugs are black and the victims are white. This was a crowd of black racists committing hate crimes against whites. The Police must ID as many as possible and charge them with hate crimes and attempted murder. Whites you see with your own eyes what is going on. Move away from black areas. If you can legally ccw, do so and shoot if attacked. If you can’t ccw, vote Republican and push for ccw laws. Also, work out, lift weights and train in some sort of self defense such as Karate. Blacks are openly attacking whites, this is not me making racist statements, this is fact, on video for all to see, in many cities across America it is happening. And the Police will not protect you or your family. Whites are on their own. Whites are the prey.

    1. Robert Ta says:

      Exactly right! It is a war on white people, which was promoted by Barack Obama and his racist wife, who is now being floated as a presidential candidate for 2020. This can never be allowed to happen. These people sat in the most racist church in America for over 20 years, listening to the anti-white rantings of Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s mentor and guru, a man who’s church gave an award to the racist hate monger of the Black Panthers/nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. Of course, Obama was given a pass by the media after he “distanced” himself from Wright. Make no mistake: The Obama’s are anti-white, as are a large segment of their followers. It’s why they voted for him. Why are we not talking about this on a national level? This should be at the top of the news! The war on white people! The parasites are warring on those who built the modern world.

  40. Mike Tor says:

    Congratulations African-American Welfare State (DNC) Ghetto masters.
    Your inner-city spawn is truly loathsome.

  41. LOL triba1 d1nkaz be running around like them zombies on World War Z… or “the skinnies” in B1ack Hawk Down…

  42. Barry Hirsh says:

    Where were the CCW holders bustin’ caps in these a-holes? There should’a been a LOT of dead criminal negroes.

  43. John Smith says:

    Love the reporter. “a gang of youths”. Nah, it’s a groidle, cat 5 chimpout. Let’s call a spade a spade.

  44. Morey Ladini says:

    The Spontaneous Hunting Party is often the highest form of social organization within certain groups.

  45. One site said it was ‘gang related’. It just happened that one gang was about 30 negroes and the other ‘victim gang’ was 2 or 3 white guys.

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