Steve Utash, 54, was driving his pickup on Detroit’s east side Thursday afternoon when suddenly a 10-year-old boy stepped in front of his truck. Utash could not avoid hitting the boy. He stopped his truck and got out to check on the injured boy. He was immediately set upon by up to 20 men. They beat him severely. He tried to fight back, but there were too many of them. When he fell to the ground, they kicked him several times. His wallet and other personal belongings were stolen during the melee.
Utash is in a hospital fighting for his life in very critical condition with severe head injuries. The boy was released from the same hospital after being treated for a broken leg.
The police report that Utash was not speeding and that he could not avoid hitting the boy. They said it was simply an accident and that Utash did the right thing by stopping to render aid. Unfortunately the right thing may cost him his life.
We haven’t heard a peep out of poverty pimps Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Their conspicuous silence is matched only by the media’s refusal to mention that Utash is white while the thugs who beat him nearly to death are black. Can you imagine the uproar from Sharpton, Jackson and the media if Utash had been black and set upon by a white mob. Sharpton would have caught the first plane to Detroit and led a “No Justice, No Peace” protest. And the media would have declared the black man’s beating a hate crime while following up on the story for days on end.