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 myfoxdetroit.com 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. Mike Smith says:

    The knockout game on steroids. I wonder how the MSM will spin this.

    1. Just some youths exploring life outside the Democrat Paradise on earth.

    2. Spin it. they will ignore it and then check this page in about a month and it will have been deleted. The video has all ready been memory holed so fast Big Brother would be proud.

  2. More democrats in action. Lawless liberal fascists.

  3. Whats disturbing is the lack of police on patrol. Most cops stay at HQ doing reports.

  4. Dan Meyers says:

    Stay.
    Out.
    Of.
    Detroit.
    At.
    All.
    Costs.

    Period.

    1. I’ll give you three, but you’re only gonna need one.

  5. Lu M Zia says:

    Nothing says “I hate white America!” like voting Democrat….NOTHING!!

  6. Dan Meyers says:

    Where Jesee, Where Al? Don’t they have something to say about this black related violence? Amazing how they only have a voice when it’s white on black violence and good material to fill their coffers.

  7. Jeff Montana says:

    It’s alright. No humans were involved.

  8. Mike Arvand says:

    “Men”…. try again cbs they’re not men. they’re black thugs. Obamas kids. products of liberal democrat agendas. Trash. Not in any way men.

  9. If you are stupid enough to live in Detroit without carrying a gun with at least nine bullets in the clip, you deserve to be beaten like this. Like South Chicago and Baltimore, Detroit is a lawless zoo with animals running wild throughout. The police are useless, the respective governing agencies are more the cause than the cure for the problems. Law-abiding citizens in these places need to realize that the only way for them to be safe is to become hunters in the wild, ready to put down any savage beasts that threaten their safety. There are no alternatives, only massive displays of force that either eliminate or domesticate the threat of the evil vermin that roam the streets seeking to prey on good people.

  10. “Young men,” Haven’t seen the video yet, but I’m going to bet…on white amish youth. They’re the worst.

    1. Grizz Mann says:

      How about the Quakers and Shakers?

  11. Mike Arvand says:

    More “dark white skin” individuals on the rampage again?

    1. The liberals hate when you gender identify…next will be race/ethnicity identification that they want to stop.

  12. hmmmm, there seems to be a common denominator on ALL videos of this type…what can it be??

  13. Tommy Lewis says:

    Was this a band of cowardly Negros beating up on an old white guy by chance? This won’t stop until a whole crowd of them are shot dead. And maybe then the word will spread and they will wake up and stop. Pathetic.

  14. Jon Doe says:

    I see the video has already been pulled. Because video doesn’t work to cover up the race of the attackers. It clearly shows them all as black. A description can work to cover this fact up however. Just call them all”men” or “youths”. Or that old media favorite “teens”. More out of control black violent behavior that certain people just refuse to talk about. Doesn’t fit their agenda to discuss the truth.

  15. Obama voters having fun.

  16. It wasnt “a fight”..it wasnt a “brawl” it was a federal hate crime worthy of decades in prison..

  17. Greg Straw says:

    Just another reason I don’t even go to the mailbox unarmed…

  18. Sam Jones says:

    Maybe if we’d given them some bananas . . .

  19. Interesting — the video has been removed, no longer available. That should help build a false narrative.

  20. Been spending most their lives living in a Democrat paradise.

  21. “It’s unknown what caused the melee or if the young men knew each other or if one group was randomly attacking strangers.”

    It was feral North American Talking Porch Monkeys running amok.

  22. Tomas Cruz says:

    Young men? Without watching the video, because the media refused to describe them, I’ll wager they’re black.

  23. These primitive creatures demonstrate that they are incompatible with white civilization on a daily basis.

  24. Grizz Mann says:

    Sounds like ISIS is community organizing? Thanks Obama.

  25. Thos Hagen says:

    Unexpected violent ambushes are always committed by “groupthink” idiots – particularly racist minded uneducated imbeciles. There wasn’t one attacker there that would have done this alone for fear of the immediate consequences. They aren’t thugs when they’re alone, but when they’re together they’re genuine cowards acting as “one”.

  26. No description of these “men”? I wonder why.

  27. The breed is just way too primitive… They ALL live in white man-built homes… They all get fed by the white man or the white tax base. This breed cannot live among civilized people. They built no cities, no towns, no political systems, noo urban housing…and they don’t like to feed their own kids. ONE people (white people)…literally gave everything to this breed. They are incapable of appreciating NOTHING. They MUST be distantly separated from civilized people. Where or when this breed will attack…Where or when… Their primitiveness is inside of them… No amount of time, education or money will change them. ENOUGH! SEPARATION!

    1. Myyne Gaime says:

      And, I just decided to never work in, visit or do anythink in Detroit except change planes.

  28. It’s not a “brawl” if it’s one sided and no one is fighting back. Freakin’ animals!

  29. Myyne Gaime says:

    Nothing new. Just google search Greektown Brawl and at least a dozen videos over the last 2-3 years pop up. They are all very violent. A statement on the culture I would say.

  30. Liberal thinking is so dangerous. Look at what it produces and allows to happen. How ANYONE who cares about civilized life can vote democrat is beyond belief.

  31. James Cygnus says:

    Welcome to B̶e̶i̶r̶u̶t̶ ̶M̶o̶g̶a̶d̶i̶s̶h̶u̶ ̶ Detroit!

  32. 2 words : Concealed Carry

  33. Dear President Trump, if you have any wall supplies left over, we have a bit of a containment problem here.

  34. Doug Day says:

    Obama voters. Clinton voters. Yaawwwnnn.

  35. Greektown was one of the “safer” neighborhoods in the downtown-after this, who is going to eat out there? I was there years ago-good food and nice people. But now? You have to be suicidal to go there. One thing I did notice..as soon as it got dark, the streets were deserted (except for Greektown).

  36. It’s some kind of primitive tribal attempt at control. Their lives are meaningless, and this is their way trying to make an imprint on their environment. No event in their home environment has ever suggested there is an enjoyable life quite beyond this primitive reactive behavior.

  37. Since I live 40 minutes north, and this was one of the only things I would go to Detroit for, looks like I can take this off my list like so many other things I used to like. I’ll bet the Chamber of Commerce has something to say. This will kill those businesses!

  38. sounds like par for the course for detroit. and to think this place is a part of the united states.

  39. When you go to Detroit, any time since the mid 70’s and you’re beaten or killed, it’s ruled a suicide. Stay in areas with humans.

  40. If you’re white and you go Downtown in Detroit after 5:00p.m. your nuts. This is a hate crime, but it won’t even be covered by the MSM. If you’re white and go to Detroit, then suck it up and deal with the hatred and crime.

  41. What can police do? If they arrest them a leftist Judge will drop charges. God forbid the police use force they will sue and make millions off the taxpayers.

  42. Higgs Boson says:

    This is what liberalism gets you suckers.

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