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    Victim: Baker 'not the innocent, sweet girl' seen on TV
    by Luke Duecy & KOMO Staff
    Originally printed at http://www.komonews.com/news/local/84745547.html

    SEATTLE - Another victim of Aiesha Baker has come forward, claiming she wants to set the record straight.

    Tamie Cox said Baker, 15, and another girl attacked her on a sidewalk in Edmonds in May 2009.

    She said Baker was "hitting me" while the other girl "grabbed my hair and she's pulling me down in submission while she was punching me in the face and the arm."

    A passerby saw the attack and called 911. Minutes later, police arrived and arrested Baker and her friend.

    "And we went over and I identified the girls. And my purse was sitting on the hood of the car, and all my belongings were strewn down the street," said Cox.

    The attack left deep bruises on Cox's chest and face.



    "And my neck and shoulders hurt and the inside of my mouth was cut," she said.

    Cox said at first, she was going to let justice take its course. But she changed her mind after seeing Baker on TV, claiming to have been an innocent victim in a beating at a downtown Seattle bus tunnel.

    Cox said seeing Baker portray herself as faultless "makes me sick to watch."

    "Because it's an act; it's all a play," she said. "She's not the innocent, sweet girl that she's trying to portray that she is."

    The attack has traumatized Cox, who now refuses to walk anywhere alone.

    "I'm really apprehensive now, and I never used to be. So that's kind of sad, I think. My trust was really broken by her," she said.

    Baker was charged with second-degree robbery in the case, which is still pending in Snohomish County court. However, court documents indicate Baker has already pleaded guilty to a separate second-degree robbery charge in a September 2009 incident that took place at a store in South Seattle.

    Mother of alleged attacker breaks silence

    The mother of the girl arrested for delivering that now-infamous tunnel beating is breaking her silence, saying that the victim of the beating is anything but defenseless.

    In an exclusive interview with KOMO News, the suspect's mother says her daughter was in fear of Aiesha Baker, scared to take the bus - and that the surveillance video of the attack doesn't tell the whole story.

    The suspect's mother, who asked not to be identified, said she was shocked to see her daughter allegedly beating a girl in the downtown Seattle bus tunnel.

    But she's now equally surprised to hear that Baker has been charged in two other separate attacks - the one on Tamie Cox and another on a security guard.

    "I knew she wasn't the angel that she was thought to be, but I didn't know she had other cases going," said the mother.

    The suspect's mother also said Baker bullied her daughter over the past two years and she had to help her daughter recover from her injuries.

    "It's been sad. It's been hurtful, the black eyes," she said.

    But a Friday night news conference really made her blood boil - when Baker broke down in tears. The girl who allegedly bullied the suspect was now claiming to be a victim.

    "I thought she was being a little deceitful," says the suspect's mother.

    She also is upset that Baker and her mother are threatening to sue after the tunnel attack.

    "She (Baker) wants to get paid from this situation, and she's not really looking at what her daughter's actions and how her daughter's actions brought this on herself."

    Police: Baker beat guard during shoplifting attempt

    Investigators said Baker and another teenage girl visited Saar's Market in the 9000 block of Rainier Ave. S. around 10:30 p.m. The store's security guard saw Baker's friend putting a bottle of Rock Star Energy Drink and a bag of Funyuns into her bag, the police report said.

    When the two girls bypassed the cash register and began walking toward the front door, the guard stopped the girls and detained Baker's friend, detectives said. Baker was free to go.

    As the guard began escorting the girl back to the store's office, she fought back and tried to flee, the document said. The guard caught up to her within a short distance, but the teen, who was fighting back, yelled at Baker to help her.

    Baker ran toward the pair, detectives said, and the two girls began punching the guard in the head and face with closed fists.

    Both of the girls were arrested. The guard sustained minor injuries.

    Baker was given four months of supervision and 36 hours of community service. She was also ordered not to have any further contact with either her friend or the store's guard.

    'I'm angry at what they did to me'

    On Jan. 28, surveillance cameras captured Baker being kicked and punched at the Westlake Station. A group of people also stole her purse, phone and iPod before fleeing the scene.

    Four have since been arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, and a fifth suspect - 17-year-old Quashawn Monroe - was arrested late Wednesday night. Sgt. John Urquhart said more arrests could come.


    In the days after the attack, Baker publicly admonished police officers and security guards who failed to come to her aid during the beating.

    "I'm angry at what they did to me. And the police could have prevented it. The security guards could have prevented it. It could have been a situation that didn't have to happen," she said during a news conference.

    Baker said she tried to convince two uniformed Seattle police officers to help her before the attack, but they just told her to "clear the area."

    She said the same officers showed little interest in investigating or helping her after the attack, either, and the tunnel guards didn't even call anyone on their walkie-talkies.

    The girl's mother, Letta Baker, who rushed downtown to help her daughter after the attack, called the whole incident an "outrage."

    She said her daughter has a potentially fatal heart condition and could easily have died in the attack.

    "Then we would be looking at murder charges," she said.

    An attorney for the family, James Bible, said there is a "substantial likelihood" that a lawsuit will be filed over the incident.

    "If this young lady had had blond hair and blue eyes and told police, 'These black kids are following me,' the response would have been different," Bible said.

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    So Tamie Cox was White and the other girl was "Acting White".

    Anyone notice a pattern here?

    Speaking of venting hatred and Attacking Whites..

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...21/detail.html

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    swatspyder wrote:
    "If this young lady had had blond hair and blue eyes and told police, 'These black kids are following me,' the response would have been different," Bible said.
    Not likely. Everybody is still guilty. Especially the scumbag guards that didn't lift a damn finger. Doesn't matter what the girl looked like.

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    It seems like it is pretty much just youth gang violence. Still does not excuse just allowing it to happen.
    There's the common sense I was looking for!

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    You know this still doesn't change the fact that you said you wouldn't help a person in her situation right?

    It's what you know at the scene, and at that point of the head stomping you wouldn't know. Same with other encounters.

    I wouldn't say "karma", there's a name for this on the street, it's called,

    she got caught "slippin".


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    NavyLT wrote:
    Poosharker wrote:
    blah blah blah
    rawr
    So that's who you were talking to. I almost went nuts looking for where I said I wouldn't help a little girl and it took me long enough to realize you were talking to Navy.

    Here's the bottom line if you're a man:

    You're a man. You have a manly brain that tells your body to do manly things. You meet a girl. This girl is like all other girls in the respect that her brain is not manly. In fact, it has taken me all of my years of schooling and then some to pull up some statistics and realize the painfully obvious: Women are brain-damaged.

    Since this is true, as a man you are obligated to help a little girl no matter what the cost. That's just how it is. I want to continue with this but I've been OT too much already.

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    DaemonForce wrote:
    NavyLT wrote:
    Poosharker wrote:
    I am too young to know anything
    I need to go to urbandictionary.com and get caught up on youth vocabulary!
    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
    Tell that to swatty boy.


    Edited to change your words into blahness and change quotes.


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    Poosharker wrote:
    Tell that to swatty boy.
    You gotta be @#$%tin me. That's what this is about? :shock:

    Swat thingy proves he has an awesome bull@#$% detection system for deciding who he should and should not help and I respect him for it. Reason being that it's his system and that has a few shortcuts and advantages over my current one. I can't do the shortcut thing because growing up taught me that it only leads to @#$%ups. If it's broken, he probably needs to revise it until it's not. The real problem I see is called Sloth and God said no. That doesn't lead to a loss of manliness, it just leads straight to death. You don't want that. :?

    Ican trytoteach my own system to others but it's extremely difficult to cram so much awesome into texts and would require a lot of self-editing to keep it workable. I believe you have just given me a new purpose for using my vastly superior server power. Now I need to get back to coding before I forget how.

    Also thanks for accuracy.

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    NavyLT wrote:
    Now wait just a minute. I said I would help the girl in a heartbeat! I don't care who started what, someone is getting the snot kicked out of them, I am going to try to stop it.
    I know, I just can't tell who Poo is talking about without an educated guess or a quote. I need to stop thinking so much when I hit reply and ignore these topics. :X

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    Not saying I wouldn't have helped her, but she had it coming.
    Too bad it had to happen in the tunnel. Now they have to spend OUR money(taxes) on armed guards to make FIVE bus stops appear "safer".

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    Regardless of the criminal history of the young girl, that kind of beating is completely wrong. IMO, we all get what's coming to us.

    As much as I would love to know the 'actual' story about what happen, the media IMO doesn't know its head from its butt 99% of the time. What we all do have is actual video footage of one girl stomping on another girls head while three adult security guards standing there doing nothing.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Sylvia Plath wrote:
    Regardless of the criminal history of the young girl, that kind of beating is completely wrong. IMO, we all get what's coming to us.

    As much as I would love to know the 'actual' story about what happen, the media IMO doesn't know its head from its butt 99% of the time. What we all do have is actual video footage of one girl stomping on another girls head while three adult security guards standing there doing nothing.
    +1 on all points.

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    There is no excuse for standing there and doing nothing while people are suffering, period. That's what politicians get paid for. Seriously though, we have an obligation as decent Americans to do what's right. Yes, i'd like to think people get what they deserve, but how many people have to be hurt while you're waiting for "karma" to catch up?

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    Aryk45XD wrote:
    There is no excuse for standing there and doing nothing while people are suffering, period. That's what politicians get paid for. Seriously though, we have an obligation as decent Americans to do what's right. Yes, i'd like to think people get what they deserve, but how many people have to be hurt while you're waiting for "karma" to catch up?
    Thank you! +1
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Anyone hear what she was OCing?
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    She was OC'ing something?
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    She was openly carrying a big useless lump on her shoulders.
    If you voted for Obama to prove you are not a racist...
    what will you do now to prove you are not stupid?

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    Apparently I am missing a point. It must be unimportant to the discussion at hand.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Sylvia Plath wrote:
    Apparently I am missing a point. It must be unimportant to the discussion at hand.
    That was my point, very unimortant to OC discussion.
    Im proudly straight. I'm free to not support Legalization, GLBT, Illegal Aliens, or the Islamization of America.

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    She pleads guilty....

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...guilty_in.html



    A 15-year-old Seattle girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree assault in connection with the infamous bus-tunnel beating of another 15-year-old girl which was captured on surveillance video.

    The girl, who is not being named by The Times because she was prosecuted as a juvenile, was initially charged with first-degree robbery. But the prosecutor's office said additional investigation did not provide enough evidence to prove robbery was the motive. She faces up to 36 weeks in juvenile detention when she is sentenced on June 21, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

    Friends and relatives of the six suspects arrested in connection with the attack say that the 15-year-old defendant and the girl she beat up, Aiesha Steward-Baker, had a longstanding dispute.

    According to a surveillance video of the attack, the 15-year-old girl followed Steward-Baker into the tunnel on the evening of Jan. 28, court charging papers said. The girl pushed Steward-Baker, who responded by fighting back. Steward-Baker landed on the pavement during the brawl and the other girl stomped Steward- Baker's head several times and followed up by stomping her chest and neck then kicked Steward-Baker in the head, charging paperwork said.

    The 15-year-old defendant turned to walk away, but instead kicked the other girl once more in the face as three security guards watched, prosecutors said.

    Several males with the 15-year-old defendant grab Steward-Baker's phone, purse and iPod. When video of the attack surfaced, the security company, as well as King County Metro, the King County Sheriff's Office and Seattle police received harsh criticism for not preventing the attack.

    The six defendants range in age from 15 to 20. This is the third of the six cases to be resolved in court. Two other juvenile defendants -- another 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy -- pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. The male defendant also pleaded guilty to harassment, prosecutors said. The Times is also not naming these two defendants because they were prosecuted in King County Juvenile Court.

    Three adult defendants, Latroy D. Hayman, 20, Domanique L. Whitaker, 18, and Tyrone J. Watson, 18, are each charged with first-degree robbery. They are awaiting trial, the prosecutor's office said.

    The beating of Steward-Baker, now 16, prompted a review of bus tunnel security. It was later revealed that Steward-Baker had been accused of two assaults herself, including one that resulted in a conviction.
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    I find it interesting how these kind of attacks are never 1 v 1, they are always mob vs person.

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