Bunch of Latinos Assault Black Woman on OCTA Bus; Sheriff's Investigators Won't Call it Hate Crime

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Tarkington
Cal State Fullerton student Amaryah Tarkington headed home on an earlier December evening to finish up her part of a group project. The finals week task, due the very next day, was one she never got the chance to complete.

The 29-year-old took an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus from campus en route to Anaheim. Everyone who boarded was packed like sardines, according to her, and the ride started off innocuously enough.

"I was sitting...listening to my music," Tarkington tells the Weekly. A seat next to her opened up and was taken by her eventual assailant, one of many more to join in the fray before the whole ordeal's end.

A young child seated on her mother's lap began kicking the college student with the tip of her shoes. "Can you please watch your daughter's feet?" Tarkington recalls asking her after tolerating it for awhile. The passenger apparently didn't take too kindly to the request. The little girl then rested her foot on her until Tarkington took it off.
 
"Don't hit my daughter," she remembers hearing loudly from the child's mother. Then came the first punch. Others jumped in the fray. "People who didn't have anything to do with it starting hitting me," Tarkington says, feeling she was judged much too quickly without being even given the chance to refute the charge to the other passengers.

The bus stopped on Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim near the headquarters of the city's police department. Officers arrived on scene but since the assault took place on an OCTA bus, jurisdiction falls to the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD).

OCSD spokesperson Gail Krause informs the Weekly that the investigation into the December 7, 2012 assault is ongoing, adding that bus riders were "detained immediately following the incident" but that "the alleged victim could not identify the assailant." Tarkington acknowledges being overwhelmed by the numerous individuals she says struck her that evening, but contends that the bus doors had opened out and that those responsible had fled.

After the ordeal, she was sent to the West Anaheim Medical Center for sustained injuries. She photographed them herself since no one else did. The pictures show numerous scratches, bruises, cuts, and lacerations to Tarkington's face, head, lower back and knees. She reports that she suffered the most pain, not from facial injuries, but from those to her back and neck, which caused her to file an emergency withdrawal from classes.

There's film footage of the incident, but as the investigation remains open, the Weekly has not been able to obtain it. When we asked the OCSD to release even a still frame in the hopes that the public could identify some of Tarkington's assailants, they refused. At the time of this writing, Tarkington herself is still in the process of trying to obtain the report, a lag she laments.

As an African-American woman, Tarkington definitely believes that her skin color played a role in the reactionary response of others to join in after the first punch. She describes her assailants as Latinos to her best judgement. When asked if anyone hurled a racist epithet her way, the student says she thought she heard someone call her a "nigger" when other passengers complained about a man who had hit her.

Tarkington moved out of a bad situation in Long Beach and into Anaheim to be closer to school. She has only lived in the city since August but with this experience and others, it definitely feels like no welcoming mat has been rolled out. The student has also taken notice in the media of other experiences black folk in OC have endured lately.

"All of this," she says, "is making me wish more and more that I didn't even have to stay here at all."

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childfree83
childfree83

The Childed Majority (anyone & everyone who has or wants children) holds a delusion that everyone must tolerate their children no matter how obnoxious or inconsiderate they may be. Most people try to take the responsibility out of parenting. As hard as I try sometimes to tolerate the Childed Majority, incidents like these make me wanna write them off completely. I can only relate to families whose children are well-taught, well-behaved, and at all times able and willing to completely refrain from making shrill noises of any sort within my earshot.

FYI everybody...I've already been living here in the OC for THREE YEARS and STILL have NOT met anyone I really like because I, an innocent white boy, have to fear being assaulted for complaining about someone's child(ren). So, if I just can't find anyone who refuses to bear children, I hope I can meet some families who are trying to please the elderly with their amount of consideration and politeness. Despite my young age, my demands for consideration are only slightly less than those of elderly people.

apcnews
apcnews

We love Gustavo, first, for hijacking this story with his sneaky ghost-written headline to provoke discussion on racial-stereotyping;  then, for his posing as "moderator," only to lurk in the shadows here like some deranged Mexican phantom-of-the-comments, hurling his Mexican insults at all who dare to disagree with him.  What a sad waste of his talents!  We all know he should be out on the streets, counseling our troubled Latino gang-youth with whom he has such rare insight and hands-on experience. 

robert_kavanaugh
robert_kavanaugh

Poor girl.  But hey, they weren't RACIST assh0les, just regular assh0les.  Feel better.  Then move.

FFO1939
FFO1939

Pinches Paisas pendejos!! There, you have it the hoe has no class on educating her own daughter. They rather raise their child as a savage from the slums.

FFO1939
FFO1939

The attack of the Mexican'ts were no other race is safe.

Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee

Yeah...cause you're definitely not a racist Gustavo..... The OC register wants you back too.... ass...wait let me type in a language you'll understand.... PENDEJO!!

trimmer1040
trimmer1040

I know from experience that Mexican women can get real testy over their kids.  Years ago I was in a restaurant where there were several latino mom's seated at a table who had all there kids with them.  The kids were really out of control, yelling and running between the tables.  A gentleman sitting nearby spoke to one of the children asking if they could please quiet down.  The mother went ballistic and her friends joined her in verbally assaulting the poor guy.  It got so bad that the manager called the police.  It didn't quite get physical but it came very close!

ronaldo60
ronaldo60

This headline's the first non-politically-correct one to ever grace the Weekly- congrats!  Someone evidently didn't get the memo, "thou shalt not use the words HISPANIC or LATINO as suspect-descriptions anymore (see Matt's report on the San Juan Cap-mayor assault), and NEVER speak ill of illegal-immigration."  Gustavo must be foaming at the mouth over this!  Can he perhaps share again with us his brilliant description of Latino-gang-members (that appeared in the Times}?  Hmm, I remember it like it was yesterday . . ."what you have is all these young men who graduated from high school, and there are no job opportunities, and they're drawn into the criminal life. . ."  Ah, now that's some good PC!

Mark Duarte
Mark Duarte

@yeldarb send them back is right! back to Africa. lol.

Holly Clark
Holly Clark

Why is the OC Register racist? I've never seen them with a KKK guy and a bag of Oranges on their front cover..........Just sayin'. LOL

Josh Foote
Josh Foote

It was probably a crime of passion, everyone knows that those brown pride tattoos aren't racist

Gustavo Arellano
Gustavo Arellano

Jöhn: So you like black women getting assaulted? NICE...

tlambert642
tlambert642

Lajimmy shut the fuck up!!!

Come on OC this is not what we need. Us as minorities need to stick together.

Peyton Farquhar
Peyton Farquhar

Dont'cha know that it's not a "hate" crime unless a caucasian does it? That's called terminal political correctness and it is absolutely ::STRANGLING:: the U.S. in every facet. If this had been a mexican/hispanic assaulting a caucasian, then it *still* wouldn't be called a hate crime.

rtf916
rtf916

Lajimmy is a troll and I shouldn't give him recognition, but there is one tid-bit of his tired, stinky bait that rings true.  You don't ever put you hands on someone else's kid.  Not today.  It's an absolute no-no.  There was once a time when an adult could yell at a kid that wasn't theirs, and maybe even grab that kid if they were really out of line.  For instance, to save that kid from getting himself hurt.  Parents are overprotective of their kids today because they're immature, and this makes them more primitive in their decision making process ( or lack thereof).  Anyone "disrespects their kid", and it's war.   You know..a really good way to protect your kid is to make them read for a couple of hours per day.  I sincerely hope this mother who took to throwing punches at a woman for merely moving her toddler's foot at least does this as well.  Why not be as aggressive about disciplining your kids and forcing them to be good students as you are defending them from any slight or form of disrespect?   It's something parents like her can at least try.  If she ever does grow up, one day she might find that this person on the bus taking matters into their own hands to discipline her kid was the best thing that ever happened to the kid.

EA Prieto
EA Prieto

Lack of education breeds hate.

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Sounds like she assaulted a baby!  If thats the case she deserved the beat down.  Sorry to say Negro's always get loud when threatened...wonder what she was saying to escalate the beating....Rule #1: never ever hit  another persons child, it can get you killed!  Rule #2: Negros should never ever play the crazy Negro...to get out of a threatening situation.....it only works on whites and asians...Latinos usually will give you a beat down for that......

Gustavo Arellano
Gustavo Arellano

Racists on this thread: The OC Register called—they want you back!

Piaggio On Wheels
Piaggio On Wheels

Los hermanos Latinos ejercen con Los mas debiles lo que sufren y repudian.

Don Mexico
Don Mexico

Stay classy, pinche raza. Fuckin pendejos.

Holly Clark
Holly Clark

Whitey didn't do this...Browny did....

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

" The student has also taken notice in the media of other experiences black folk in OC have endured lately. "

The difference between the *alleged* incidents in Yorba Linda (which I imagine is what she is talking about) and this attack is that we have some actual evidence here. 

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Hey, maybe Klavito (aka el redactor) should have be the one running around in the Kluxer gear. In the all-time 'beat up black people in OC' sweepstakes, its Mexicans (at least) 1: old timey Klan dudes, 0. 

The irony here is that if it were classified as a 'hate crime', it would go into the 'white' perp column. The FBI still doesn't break down the stats perpetrator stats into a 'Latino' category, even though there is an 'anti-Latino' hate crime category. 


childfree83
childfree83

@trimmer1040 I had a similar experience living with roommates in Cincinnati, Ohio. The girl and her mother were both white like me.

Me: It is NOT funny when your daughter's noises piss me off to the core!

Mother: If she makes you mad because she's a kid, then deal with it!

BULL! The girl was not shrieking "because she's a kid". She was shrieking cuz she had not been taught that such noise irritates some people. Her statement above implies that ALL children are obnoxious. They CAN be taught better, but most parents refuse to teach their children well because they try to take the responsibility out of parenting.


GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@ronaldo60 Um, I wrote this headline, pendejo. We only stick to truths, unlike delusional morons such as yourself.

n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle topcommenter

I wish you would vote NOT let the 12 million illegals become citizens.  Whitey tried to warn the black that illegals are not good for the US.  Now you have two groups of people who don't like blacks.  Mexicans are more racist then whitey as Mexico wanted to issue a postage stamp that had a black faced characters (wtf?).  At least whitey has some guilt, poeple south of the boarder, they kill what is not theirs.

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Ahhhhh.........sometimes the truth hurts........

childfree83
childfree83

@Lajimmy The Afro lady never hit the girl. She just defended her personal space from the girl's invasion. You have threatened to kill someone. You deserve to be arrested for violating CPC 422.

tiby
tiby

latinos are COWARDS.....they are just like white folks will only talk shit or try to get tough when they out number you...bitches

ps3.kls
ps3.kls

@Lajimmy: Yes Latinos with an IQ south of 6 will give you a beatdown for any reason - doesn't matter. Your race, where you live, (Azusa, CA. should ring a bell). And it ALWAYS has to be 9 or ten of them to one.

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

You don't even have the hole story pendejo....were you on the bus...No! so shut up CoCO....

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

@Mitch...evidence??? You mean the black girls statement that has not been supported by anyone.  Keep taking the halucinating drugs you take, it gives me comedy relief....Ya dumb-shit!

GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@Mitchell_YoungSince you're a little wimp, you're getting what I gave 909Jeff forever: "You really want to play this census? How about if I show you more gabachos were molesters than Mexicans, you publicly proclaim your inherent inferiority to a piece of Mexcrement?"

gabrielsanroman
gabrielsanroman topcommenter

@Lajimmy Actually, she has supportive witnesses from the incident, including a Latino.

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@GustavoArellano @Mitchell_YoungYes. let's do. You've yet to produce any actual violence done by the OC 'Klansmen' you are 'outing'. A few of them may have intimidated some folks -- other white folks -- at a mostly German Catholic church. Salsa floja , salsa sosa, salsa blanda, However you people say it.

Meanwhile we have this case. We have the 'Latino' that killed the black hooker... that's just off the top of my head. 

And you 'anonymous users' who 'liked' Klavito's remark -- what a bunch of wusses. 

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Wow real evidence, I guess thats why OC Sheriffs didnt pursue a criminal case....douche! 

Lajimmy
Lajimmy

Ahhhh....Mitch hates mexy's more than blacks.......

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