Police in Boston, Massachusetts found a 58-year-old homeless Hispanic man shivering on the ground on August 18th. The man’s nose had been broken and bloodied, and his body battered. He was also covered in urine. According to eyewitnesses, the man was the victim of a vicious attack and the perpetrators were two white males who beat the man and then walked away laughing.
Police later arrested two brothers with very long rap sheets in connection to this crime — Scott and Steve Leader, two Boston locals.
According to the police, the two brothers came across the homeless man near the John F. Kennedy/UMass stop on the Red Line in the early morning hours of August 18, 2015 after a Red Sox baseball game.
Witnesses say the brothers began to urinate on the man’s face while he slept, tore away his blanket and sleeping bag, then began to go through his possessions. Shortly thereafter, they began to assault the victim.
At one point at least one of the brothers began to hit the man on the arms and head with a metal pipe that the victim had tried to use to defend himself from their attack.
After the Leader brothers were arrested, Scott Leader make a shocking statement while in custody:
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police.
This statement seems to give credence to a recent MSNBC story on how Donald Trump’s campaign focuses primarily on “alienated” white voters.
The Leader brothers continued their barbaric behavior while in police custody. Steve Leader urinated on his cell door and both men made threats against jail staff.
Scott Leader was convicted of a hate crime and imprisoned for one year after attacking a Moroccan man just days after the 9/11 attacks. Leader had thrown a cup at the man, who was working at a Dunkin Donuts restaurant, calling him a terrorist as well as several ethnic slurs.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh made a statement saying the brothers “should be ashamed of themselves.”
Daniel F. Conley, Boston’s top prosecutor, described the case as “sickening.”
Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the brothers gave his neighborhood “a bad name.” He called it “a disgrace.”
And what was GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s initial reply? Trump said this:
“It would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
Trump quickly changed his tone shortly after making that statement. Here’s his “clarified” statement:
“Boston incident is terrible. We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect,” Trump tweeted after coming under criticism for failing to condemn the attack more strongly. “I would never condone violence.”
Steve Leader is also being charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 after he allegedly punched, kicked, and urinated on his cell door.
Judge Lisa A. Grant ordered that the brothers be held without bail.
Here are some videos on this story.
A video of Trump Zombies still in denial:
A video detailing the crime:
A video discussing the incident: