‘Knock that white boy out’: Disabled vet attacked by mob in Cleveland

‘Knock that white boy out’: Disabled vet attacked by mob in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – Cleveland authorities have made several arrests following the mob beating of a disabled Army veteran by a group of teenagers.

Last Friday, the victim, Matthew Robinson, was surrounded by between six and eight teenagers while riding the RTA Healthline. Robinson told WOIO that he was attacked by the teens, then robbed of his possessions.

During the attack, the teens made several derogatory remarks about Robinson.

“What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker,’” he was quoted as saying about the incident. “They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.’”

This week, three suspects – Kenneth Matthews, Ronald Reid Williams and an unnamed 16-year-old girl – were arrested by Cleveland and RTA police.  The latter filmed the attack with her cell phone, and was said to still have the video at the time of her apprehension.

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