White man beaten unconscious by mob in Detroit after hitting boy with truck; Police rule NOT HATE CRIME

The short story here is that a boy in Detroit jumped out in front of moving traffic, per surveillance footage, and was hit by a pickup truck. The man who hit him, Steve Utash, happened to be white and when he got out of his truck to attend to the boy, he was attacked by a mob of 10-12 people, both teens and adults, and beaten unconscious. If it weren’t for a nurse who was on scene, he could have been killed.

According to CBS Detroit, witness accounts said the attackers were black and the son of the man beaten unconscious said his father could have been attacked because he was white:

One woman stepped in to help Steven Utash. Nurse Debra Hughes intervened and stopped the attack: “He was already down, bleeding from the mouth and the nose – so there wasn’t nothing else they could do to him but kill him,” she said.

“Then EMS came and I kept him calm, I kept his hands down and everything so he could be comfortable,” said Hughes. “He had the biggest gash on his head I ever seen – he was bleeding from the mouth and he was unconscious when I first got there … being a registered nurse, I thought I could go out and help him.”

Joseph Utash said he believes his father was intentionally targeted or even worse, that skin color might have played a role. Based on witness accounts, the attackers were African American.

“As far as a hate crime, it might be,” he said. “You know, it’s like you go in Detroit and you’re white, you don’t belong. Seriously. I’ve been pulled over by police before and they’re like ‘Get back across 8 Mile,’ like I’m not supposed to be over there, like I’m not allowed to go in Detroit.”

Daily Mail reports that the police dismissed the idea that it was a hate crime:

Police immediately dismissed the notion.

‘We have no evidence to suggest it’s a hate crime,’ Moreno told MailOnline.

They also report that Utash is in a coma and may not survive:

Utash is in extremely critical condition with severe head wounds, Detroit Police spokesperson Jennifer Moreno told MailOnline. It is not known if he will survive.

Read more at the DAILY MAIL.

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  • imatellau

    if your white in that city please move for the safety and security of you and your loved ones. The african “americans” of that city do not want you there. Please accommodate them and move. the city is already a beta testing site for leftist ideology. So, far the results are not good.

    • Oh, I agree, but forgive me for putting on my Reynolds Wrap hat but that is the exact reason the president and those who agree with him are resentful of white people. When we left the cities, we took our jobs and our tax money with us which caused the destruction of the cities. Their opinion, not mine. And they want us to get back to the cities to support their agenda, and they intend to do it via UN agenda 21.

      • Dr. Strangelove

        I’ve heard that 0 wants to tax the suburbs for all the folks that moved out and are not supporting the cities any more.

    • Crassus

      Detroit has become like Khartoum in the Sudan. The whites are long gone. The only ones remaining are blacks and Arabs.

  • Patriot077

    This is just so sickening. This article states beaten man’s son feels it was a setup as all the victims “stuff” (including his wallet & cellphone) was stolen from his pickup as he was being beaten. He apparently took money out of the bank that morning to pay his dentist.
    You damn right this is a hate crime. Every act like this is a hate crime, be it black on black, white on white, or any and every color/race combination. It’s all hate.

    • I don’t know that this was a plan to get a child hit by a car–apparently kids are running across all the time and you can tell it’s a busy road, not a neighborhood street. But certainly of opportunity, cause it’s ‘whitey’ and he owes them.

      • Patriot077

        I also would have a hard time believing that the kid did it on purpose, but from what I read, the beating stopped but then they came back and beat on him some more, probably to take lift his valuables. Amazing that the kid’s leg didn’t even break so he couldn’t have been hit too hard.

  • tinlizzieowner

    It would only have been a ‘hate crime’ if the driver of the truck had been Black and the punks were White.

    • Crassus

      The barnyard pimps will spin it that the driver committed a hate crime when he hit the youth who jumped in front of him and that the Trayvons who beat him were only administering a form of street justice since they know they can get none from whitey’s justice system.


    Where is my COMMENT .

    • HCTUB

      Let me try again , and make it shorter . Was it a hate crime YES YES AND YES .

      • White_and_Proud

        the average black in Detroit is poor and a racist The average black Detroiter has been preached at to hate whites and anytime they see an opportunity to steal-especially from whitely- they steal . As they did in this incident.

        • HCTUB

          Ignorance is a bliss , but not an EXCUSE .

          • White_and_Proud

            If you have not spent any time in side the black culture as I have , you can not perceive the real problem , which is they are not allowed to hear any opinion other then the opinion or espouse an opinion other then those opinions “approved ” by a select group black and white leaders.

      • stage9

        Did Disqus mysteriously delete your comment? That has happened to me several times. Always “copy” your post before submitting it. That way if it disappears you have it in cache. Every time I don’t do that, something like this happens to me.

        • Pfff. I think you’re overre

          • Swamp Fox


    • Dr. Strangelove

      Did you check the ether?

  • White_and_Proud

    I live in Michigan. Detroit is a corrupt African city state. The cities protective outer walls were forget by hate-racial hate- If you are white stay away form the city. It has become a highly contagious virulent spiritual disease you do not want touching your soul.

    • B-Funk

      There’s a black family from my church that is going on a mission there, and they’re being told to be very cautious there even though they’re black. That city is the end result of all this liberalism.

      • White_and_Proud

        God Bless them I will lift them up in prayer. But, if I were you I would encourage them to arm themselves.

        Luke 22:35-38 says:
        35 [Jesus] asked them [the eleven apostles], “When I sent you out
        without a purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”
        They said, “No, not a thing.”
        36 He
        said to them, “But now the one who has a purse must take it, and
        likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and
        buy one. 37 For I tell you, this scripture must be fulfilled in
        me: ‘And he was numbered among the lawless’; and indeed what is
        written about me is being fulfilled.”
        38 They [the disciples] said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”
        “It is enough,” he replied.

  • B-Funk

    Vigilantism. This is why those Jurors from the Zimmerman case should move and change their names. Time to put some boot to @$$ in Detroit, it looks like.

  • stage9

    I’ve been pulled over by police before and they’re like ‘Get back across 8 Mile,’ like I’m not supposed to be over there, like I’m not allowed to go in Detroit.”

    WHY would ANYONE WANT to go to Detroit? It’s such a liberal success.

  • timerunnersc

    I could not imagine living in area where the only people welcomed are the people of your same race, that has to be a very sad and dreadful way to survive because clearly those people are not living as a free spirit who is really expecting hope and change to come that will better their lives or communities. Hard to believe we’re talking about one of our American cities.
    At some point the dam will have to be mended, then what and at what cost.

    • Laurel

      I wonder why we bothered to desegregate only to be racist and self segregate. A country within a country does not work.

      • And that’s how the left wants it, lest we come together and go after them.

        • Laurel

          Yep! divide and conquer hence all fo the ‘special interest’ groups.

    • Saw a story the other day where the KKK is starting to recruit again. Pretty soon this country will be like a prison where you join a gang according to your race for protection.

      • timerunnersc

        That is something we Americans can not allow to happen. We all are Americans and we all must defend America from those who fight us on the inside all in order to separate us and conquer us by dividing us. The race of an American is not the issue, it’s about countrymen standing together to save their nation from would be tyrants.
        respectfully my friend.

  • jonez63

    This is the utopian society that Liberalism creates…..remember when detriot was the Automobile Capitol of the world. How long did it take unions, social engineering, and liberals to kill it? Not long. Now they are working on the rest of the country.

  • jonez63

    I will not go to a state that does not recognize my CCW…..

    • Dr. Strangelove

      They need to get rid of the hodge-podge of CCW laws. My Iowa permit is no good on MN, but my non-resident Utah permit I got while an IL resident is. Go figure.

  • John Queue

    May those in Detroit rot in their own misery. SLIME! The LOT OF THEM! That city is run by criminals and protected by criminals. COWARDS! One and all.

  • Laurel


    • Even feral animals don’t act like this.

      • Laurel

        Depends. Wild packs of dogs do.

        • Not to each other.

          • Laurel

            Yes they will but here is the thing…in the eyes of those Blacks that did this to that man they weren’t doing anything to ‘each other’…they were doing it to a ‘white’ man which is far different.

            Blacks have become what they fear.

  • GaryZiz

    It is hard to overstate what an awful place Detroit is. I have been through the actual city dozens of times. There is always broken glass on the roads. People walk around in the middle of the day in middle of the streets with their shirts off. Half the houses in a lot of subdivisions been set on fire at some point. You see wild dogs running around. There are so many empty businesses. It is just awful. It is purely the result of socialism and left wing ideology.

  • For a good read on modern Detroit, read Charlie Le Duff’s book.

  • The kid walked out into the street. Come on. It’s right in front of your eyes.

  • dabbobean

    This keeps up much longer and somebody is gonna snap and go on a serious killing spree….their gonna mess with the wrong guy or one of his family members and 30, 40, or 50, people are going to pay the price.

    • So be it. Ignorance starts at home. It’ll also finish there, too, if folks don’t wise up.

    • MisterRon

      Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Obummer wants to happen. The riots that would follow would give him an excuse to declare martial law.

  • Again — only for clarity’s sake, people — the accepted legal definition of a “hate crime” doesn’t apply here. Again, not trying to rile anyone up or perk up your dander. I’m just saying that until we can change the accepted legal definition of what a hate crime is, we’re always gonna lose this argument.

  • The next time a child is hit, they’re going to keep on going…at least until they get somewhere safe. Or maybe not at all. They’ll figure it’s better to risk arrest than do the right thing and stop.

    • trytothink

      Unfortunately, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t in that situation.

  • ODA315

    “unfortunate events”?????? Are you sh*tting me?

    These urban savages need to be dealt with.

    • Time4Offense

      I wonder if one of the “unfortunate events” was the fact that police ARRESTED the father of the ten year-old child hit by the pickup truck because he had “an outstanding warrant” against him.

  • sDee
  • Time4Offense

    This is what a breakdown of the civil society looks like. Once it’s gone, it’s difficult to restore and it CEASES to be civil. If these people want to live like swine, they should be left on their own! Last one out, turn off the lights.

  • edsmanedup

    This is about Racism and nothing else…anyone can hate white people and that is NOT Racism…but if you have white skin you are fair game??? what’s that all about?…Denial…be very afraid…

  • stage9

    “We have no evidence to suggest it’s a hate crime…”

    So what the hell would you call it when a guy gets out to assist a child and he’s beaten within an inch of his life? Is that how they show luv in Detroit?

    • Time4Offense

      This is why the “hate crime” laws are so unjust. After all, EVERY crime committed by one person against another is a hate crime, is it not?
      But No! It’s only classified as a hate crime if it’s white-against-black. Toss out the rule-of-law and “blind justice.” Now punishment can be subjective and manipulated in order to mold society. Ugh.

  • LuscombeFlyer

    The problem isn’t the race of the people involved, it’s the culture in the black community that is increasingly viciously violent and criminal in nature – but we’re simply not allowed to talk about it without being labeled as racist.

    If you want to call me racist, then have at it. I’m past caring. The truth is that the violent criminal nature of the black culture is becoming a millstone around the neck of America.

  • LuscombeFlyer

    You can bet your hairy arse that if a black driver accidentally injured a white child in a predominately white neighborhood and was beaten nearly to death by a mob of white men, it would most certainly be labeled a hate crime.

    • wmingpt .

      And would be all over the news.

  • kateorjane

    You have to wonder what evidence would convince them that it was a hate crime. Perhaps a reversal of the color of the parties? Injured white child, black driver attacked by rabid white mob?

  • Haywoodjbl

    Jungle savages…..The left created this mess with their “entitlement” type programs……they are nothing but animals.

  • JacksonPearson

    Memo to the sane people of Detroit:
    It appears, the local police, and government are spinning falsehoods, and are not going to protect you, or your family. I suggest you invoke your 2nd Amendment Right, and protect yourself, ASAP.

  • olddog

    LESSON..Shoot until empty then run over as many as possible..YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. all you White/Hispanic Folks…be assured.

  • spin43

    Don’t expect the robot Brian Williams to report this hate crime. Pravda is alive here in the Welfare States of Obama.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    Poor guy got punished for doing the right thing. I hope he makes a full recovery.

    • HCTUB

      Things like this change people . What they were before could change how they feel today , and I would not blame them .

      • qwerty_4321

        being witness to the hate filled actions of black people and reverse racism has changed me.

        • HCTUB

          It’s not all brown people . It’s some of they leaders that’s the problem . Like the ones that LIE for they own agenda . It’s about a VOTE or MONEY in most cases , and it’s not about helping they people it’s about helping themselves .

  • wodiej

    Prayers for this man and the nurse. Hate crime? No brainer.

  • Dee Dunbar

    guess they’ll be alot more hit and runs after this treatment

  • John Huffman

    The man driving the truck, should he survive, will be charged with a hate crime. That is how it works today. If whitey is in the vicinity, he is surely guilty. No such thing as “black racist”. they were all just recently freed from slavery, like Sheila Jacass Lee from Texas. Whitey will still owe them something 200 years from now.

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  • qwerty_4321

    I feel so privileged to be forced to live among these people. With all their positive contributions to society such as rap music, flash robs, twerking and The Knock Out Game (a.k.a. Polar Bearing). What a great time to be alive and share in government enforced cultural diversity. (please note the extreme sarcasm)