According to 31-year-old Anthony Kuber's long-abandoned Twitter account, he is an Obama supporter and a Kanye West fan... but, despite Kuber's open-mindedness, his affinity for black culture wasn't enough to protect him from Chicago's rampant black-violence.
On November 5, 2012, around 7:45 p.m., Kuber exited the CTA Red Line station at 220 West 47th Street, on his way to his father's house to pick up his voter's registration card. He was planning to cast his vote to reelect America's first half-black president: Barack Obama.
But before he could reach his destination, two black men ambushed him, pulled him into an alley, robbed him, shot him several times, and left him for dead... all this, over an iPhone.
During the savage attack, Kuber's right hand was destroyed when one of the many bullets that tore through his flesh entered his pinky and exited his index finger. Because of the severity of his injuries, Kuber may never be able to use his right hand again.
Despite the glaring fact that the majority of violent crimes committed in Chicago are perpetrated by black offenders, Kuber said what happened to him has nothing to with race.
Here's a quote taken from a website that was set up to help raise money to cover Kuber's medical expenses:
Tony would like to say, this is not a gang, drug, race or political act. He states it is a random act of violence by very sick and disturbed people. Tony would also like to say, on Monday night he saw the ugliness of what people can do, but by Tuesday morning will all the kind words he also sees the beauty in people.
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