On a Bronx street, a black man smashes the head and face of a young Irishwoman

CBS in New York reports on July 19:

Irish Tourist To Undergo Surgery After Vicious Brick Attack In The Bronx

Friend Says Alisha Jordan Was ‘Smashed’ In The Face And ‘Covered In Blood’

NEW YORK—There was no warning, no motive—just a brutal attack along a well-lit street on the Bronx-Yonkers border.

A young woman from Ireland is facing painful reconstructive surgery on her face after being the victim of a brick attack and it isn’t the first time such an incident has happened in the neighborhood.

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Alisha Jordan, before and after
a black swung a brick into her face

The Irish enclave in Woodlawn is reeling from a vicious attack on a 20-year-old, who was visiting the city.

Alisha Jordan came to play Gaelic football in a local woman’s league. Her friend and roommate, Rosie O’Reilly, told CBS 2’s Lou Young her injuries are horrifying.

“The front of her skull is crushed. They’re doing re-constructive surgery where they’re putting a plate in her skull to hold it together,” O’Reilly said. “She has 15 stitches between her eyes. Her teeth are broken.”

Jordan was walking home with another friend before dawn Saturday morning when the incident happened without warning.

Katonah Avenue seemed safe enough, but a man that both women had seen muttering to himself earlier, just attacked.

He grabbed a piece of broken masonry near an old church and began swinging. The friend who was with Jordan was too afraid to be publicly identified, but spoke to CBS 2’s Young.

“I heard her scream and I turned around and she was covered in blood and this guy came up behind her and smashed her in the face with a slate from the old church,” the friend said. “I actually said ‘What did you do to her?’ And went for him and I tried to hold him until someone came.”

But the man ran off, but police have an important clue in the attack—the man’s shirt that was ripped from his back by the victim’s friend.

Now people are remembering the similarity between this attack and another on the street last summer. Another Irish visitor, Paul Caldwell, was beaten so badly in an unprovoked attack he is still recovering.

“I was sort of probably lucky that I was knocked out straight away and then all the damage was done, Caldwell said.

Other attacks, Caldwell suggested, may have gone unreported because injuries were less severe or the victims might’ve had immigration difficulties.

Jordan’s parents meanwhile should be arriving from Ireland on Friday to help her with her recovery.

Though the CBS story gave no race of the assailant, another CBS story (via American Renaissance) did:

Victim of Violent Brick Attack in the Bronx ‘Absolutely Terrified’ to Go Outside

CBS New York, July 20, 2012

A 20-year-old woman from Ireland visiting New York City spoke out Friday about the brutal brick attack she suffered last weekend in the Bronx.

An unidentified assailant walked up and smashed Alisha Jordan in the face without warning. She is so afraid that she didn’t even want her face to be shown on T.V.

“Its completely ruined me. I used to be completely independent,” Jordan told CBS 2′s Lou Young in an exclusive interview.

Jordan nervously folded her hands as she spoke about the attack that changed her life and split the front of her skull. Last week, she was young, strong and self-assured, but now, Jordan is facing reconstructive facial surgery.

She gave Young a first-hand description of her assailant, who struck without warning.

“He was a tall, skinny, black male. Almost skinned hair to no hair and a small bit of facial hair—kinda was muttering to himself. You know, like there was something wrong with him,” Jordan said.

Jordan came to the United States to play Gaelic football in a local woman’s league and to enjoy a summer of sport and fun, but now she is devastated.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 30, 2012 03:08 PM | Send

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