On November 30, four teens jumped a man in south St. Louis, using hammers to beat him to death.
According to the St. Louis Bosnian, the victim was 32-year-old Zemir Begic. He was sitting in his car around 1 a.m. when the teens began banging on it. He stepped out of the car, and the teens attacked him until he was unconscious then left him for dead.
Begic died, and surveillance video led to the capture of two of the suspects. One of them is 15 and the other is 16 years of age.
This senseless beating death–which came on the heels of the November 24 Ferguson looting and the August riots–demands a clear response from Republicans who aspire to run for president in 2016. Those would-be candidates need to study the 1968 GOP campaign and revive calls for “law and order.”
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