Six teenage thugs who killed Pat Mahaney in Cincinnati racially motivated hate crime will do no jail time.
In 2012, six black teenagers brutally beat Pat Mahaney in North College Hill, Ohio. He was targetted solely because of his skin color. They were simply looking for any random white person to attack. Cincinnati has long been an epicenter of racially motivated mob attacks on white people.
Pat Mahaney spent four days in the hospital and suffered from chronic dehabilitating injuries. Eleven months after the initial beating he died. However, since it took him so long to die, lawyers argued that his death was unrelated to the beating.
If the races had been reversed, this would have been a major national news story. They would have printed headlines saying the victim had died from a racially motivated beating. Instead the story has been quarantined to local media and the coverage has been insulting. Most media segments censors the race of the perps and downplay the brutal attack. Now the media is claiming Mahaney died of “unrelated natural causes.” It is absolutely insulting for the media to claim that the chronic injuries he sustained during the attack are “unrelated” to his death. Family members say the beating clearly caused Mahoney’s death and that his last eleven month had been hell.
At the very least, the thugs should have been charged with attempted murder for the seriousness of the injuries inflicted. The last of the six thugs has been sentenced. Not a single one got any jail time. Some of the thugs have already been arrested for other stuff since they brutally beat Mahaney.
Essentially the thugs have been given a free pass for a murder because of their young age and the fact that it took the victim so long to succumb to his injuries.
These six thugs will continue to victimize innocent people in the Cincinnati area.
Thursday morning, a judge sentenced the final 16-year-old — convicted in the beating of Pat Mahaney in North College Hill — to probation and mental health treatment.
Judge Sylvia Hendon said the teen was the least culpable in the attack.
Officials said six teenagers beat Mahaney in August 2012 until he lost consciousness and then continued until a neighbor called police.
“This was a horrible, horrible, brutal, hideous incident,” Hendon said.
Mahaney died 11 months later from causes unrelated to the attack.
The teen didn’t respond to Hendon’s questions in court.
“Hello, out there?” Hendon asked as she waved at the teen after he didn’t answer her question.
The teen eventually told the judge he participated in the attack of his own free will, that no one forced him to join in and that he was not afraid of being labeled an outcast or sissy if he refused. He has no prior juvenile record.
The teens involved have been sentenced to a variety of punishments because the case has been handled by two different judges.
The first two teenagers got probation, had to write a book report and serve 10 days on a work detail.
The next teen had to undergo a year of mental health treatment.
Two other teens had to complete a nine-month disciplinary program.
“This court is supposed to rehabilitate children, not break them,” Hendon said.
The teen has been on electronic monitoring for about 18 months as he was home-schooled throughout the case.
The teen apologized to Mahaney’s family, but Mahaney’s brother said he wasn’t buying it.
“No, I didn’t think it was heartfelt. The grandmother, I do. But, him? He wasn’t saying anything to anybody, not even the judge,” Michael Mahaney said. “Pat’s last year was hell on earth.”