The election night embarrassment/saga continues…
Alie Kamara, the Staten Island teen-ager beaten up in a racially motivated Election Night attack in Stapleton, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a car.
The 17-year-old, who was beaten with a baseball bat on his way home after President Obama was elected Nov. 4, was busted near his home after reportedly pilfering a Nissan Altima, according to a law enforcement source. Kamara was spotted by police as the driver.
Police noticed the stolen car Monday night after it ran a red light at the intersection of Van Duzer and Beach Streets in Stapleton but when they tried pulling it over, it collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe and caused it to flip over.
Both vehicles then slammed into a Subaru Legacy traveling west on Beach. The car’s occupants, which allegedly included Kamara, took off.
What I think is so depressing about this whole incident- election night beating included- is that to the outside world, Staten Island is the place where the racist white kids found a black president to be so enraging that they went on an assault spree. Now, because of the victim’s misfeasance, Staten Island’s racists now have a convenient- if somewhat meaningless- justification for their tacit support for the assault artists. Nobody wins. What could have been a small lesson to Staten Island that perhaps we really are somewhat behind in the realm of tolerance and maturity has turned into a total wash. Our victim is, at least allegedly, a grand larcenist. No reason to worry about those people anymore. Or so the story goes.