[Daily Mail] A German teenager who can’t help making Nazi salutes because he suffers from Tourette’s syndrome was beaten unconscious by a black man who thought he was insulting him. Gerrit Oeller, 16, was with two friends who tried to explain to the enraged man that the salute was not meant as an insult, and that he could not control his arm. But when the Tourette’s led the teenager to grin insanely at the man as well, he went mad, hitting Gerrit so hard that he ended up unconscious. The attack happened on an underground line in the Dulsberg district of Hamburg in northern Germany. Gerrit said: ‘He asked me if I thought it was funny and it made me nervous, which made me clench my teeth and he thought I was grinning at him. That was when he hit me. I went out like a light.’ His friends told him that another passenger had raised the alarm with station staff who had asked what was going on, but the pair had been too scared to say anything with the furious man there, only when he went off did they call the emergency services and police. By the time police arrived the man had gone but they are studying CCTV footage in the hope of tracking him down. The boy’s mother Nicola Oeller said: ‘We don’t really want to see him caught to have him punished, but we would like him to know that our son really is sick and it is a genuine condition, and maybe to apologise. He can’t help himself. But there should be more awareness of the condition.’
Was this Amar’e Stoudemire? If not, I don’t follow why some black guy became so infuriated about antisemitic taunts in his grill that he punched a retarded minor’s lights out. Reminds me of a time out at the Foggy Goggle where some dude came up to me and my buddies asking to buy drugs. For some reason, he wasn’t believing the fact that we were actually not in the slinging biz & started to get angry. After I told him his act was getting old, he came back with something like, “Shut up…where’d you go to college, Jew, Duke?” as he started walking toward me. To this day that’s easily the insult that blindsided me the most, and I regret not sitting down with him to understand such a thought process. Instead, I tossed him across the bar before he got carried out by a bouncer. Is going to Duke and being a part of the privileged white upper-class an insult? Does a 6’5″ Irish/Puerto Rican/Cuban look Jewish?
Regardless, although the end results were similar, it wasn’t because I was the victim of a misguided Mel Gibson. It was because he was a small, annoying asshole and I’m a meathead. If he came up to me and said, “Hey, what’s up Jew from Duke – I need to find some drugs…” I’d have probably helped him on his quest. No biggie. You’d think a black guy has got enough on his minority plate to bear arms against the entire realm of prejudice. And quite frankly, angry black man, I don’t think a fair amount of that Jewish community you’re defending care too much for your kind anyway. Pick a better battle, homie.