Sarah Kreager Beaten by mob of blacks.

The wounds are visible on Sarah Kreager's face in this photo taken shortly after she was beaten by a group of middle school students on a Baltimore City bus.
The wounds are visible on Sarah Kreager’s face in this photo taken shortly after she was beaten by a group of middle school students on a Baltimore City bus.

BALTIMORE (Map, News) – Before a fight broke out over a seat on a city bus in Baltimore, Sarah Kreager tried to reason with the middleschoolers starting to punch her and pull her hair, her boyfriend testified Thursday.

“It’s not worth this all over a seat,” Kreager told two middle school girls, Troy Ennis, 30, testified in Baltimore City juvenile court during the third day of trial in the assault case against five Robert Poole Middle School students.

The teens are charged with first-degree assault in the beatings of Kreager, 26, Ennis and the No. 27 bus driver as more than 40 students rode home from school Dec. 4.

As Kreager was trying to get the girls off her, Ennis said students from the front and back of the bus closed in on the couple.

“They tried to bum-rush us,” Ennis testified.

Ennis shouted for the bus driver to stop, and once off the bus, he tried to hold the vehicle’s doors closed while students attempted to come after them.

Four or five boys who got off the bus knocked Ennis to the ground and punched him, he said. While down, Ennis said he could see seven or eight students attacking Kreager as she lay in a gutter.

The couple were only saved after a woman came out of a nearby house and called the police, Ennis testified.

“Some lady came out of her house yelling,” Ennis testified. “She said, ‘Get off that girl! That’s a woman you’re beating!’ ”

The students ran off, and Ennis said he looked up to see his girlfriend’s face badly bruised and bleeding.

“I started crying almost,” he testified. “I got butterflies in my stomach looking at her like that. … She was beat up pretty bad.”

After the attack, Ennis said he and the bus driver began identifying students at the scene who were involved in the altercation.

Under cross-examination, Ennis denied being an aggressor at any point — or using racial slurs — during the brawl. He did admit to using the “N” word in the past when citing lyrics from rap songs, though he denied using the racial slur that day, as students allege.

“It’s common sense not to say that on a bus with a majority of African-Americans,” Ennis testified.

Defense attorney Donald Wright said he believed Ennis was “challenging” the students to fight and said, “I’ll take you on one at a time!”

Ennis denied those allegations.

Of the nine students initially charged in the beating, prosecutors have dropped three of their cases, but secured one conviction.

One 14-year-old girl pleaded “involved” — the juvenile equivalent to guilty — to misdemeanor assault after admitting to striking Kreager one time.

The trial resumes today.

lbroadwater@baltimoreexaminer.com

Kreager recalls bus attack on the stand

ALTIMORE (Map, News) – As she sat on the witness stand in Baltimore City’s juvenile courthouse, Sarah Kreager’s face showed no signs of the bruising and broken bones that sent the city into an uproar three months ago.Her injuries have since healed, but the horror of Dec. 4 — when police say she was brutally beaten by middle schoolers aboard an MTA bus — lives on, the 26-year-old said.

“I was yelling, ‘My eye! Stop! My eye! Please stop!’ ” Kreager testified Monday, the first day of trial in the assault case against five Robert Poole Middle School students charged in the beating of Kreager, her boyfriend, Troy Ennis, 30, and the No. 27 bus driver, as more than 40 students rode home from school.

Kreager said the brawl began when she boarded a Maryland Transit Administration bus and attempted to sit down.

“I was yelling, ‘My eye! Stop! My eye! Please stop!’ ” Kreager testified Monday, the first day of trial in the assault case against five Robert Poole Middle School students charged in the beating of Kreager, her boyfriend, Troy Ennis, 30, and the No. 27 bus driver, as more than 40 students rode home from school.

Kreager said the brawl began when she boarded a Maryland Transit Administration bus and attempted to sit down.

A voice behind her — whom Kreager identified as defendant Nakita M., a 15-year-old girl — told her she “needed to move.”

When she didn’t, the threats began.

“If she don’t move, we’ll move this [expletive],” Kreager said the 15-year-old girl said.

Now alarmed, Kreager stood up and walked to where Ennis was standing, but the girl followed her.

“You white [expletive] think you own [expletive]. This is our bus,” the girl said, Kreager testified.

That’s when all hell broke loose, Kreager said, with Nakita M. grabbing her hair and punching her in the face — and Ennis jumping in front of her to block the attack from the students.

“The whole bus began to charge at Mr. Ennis,” she said.

The couple forced their way off the bus, but students quickly surrounded Kreager, while other students engaged Ennis.

She said Nakita M. pulled out a nail file and challenged Kreager to fight, saying “What’s good? What’s good?” Then a male student punched Kreager in the back of the head and several students repeatedly kicked and punched her as she fell to the ground.

Kreager testified she also felt a sharp object stab her in the head four or five times.

“I ended up in the gutter,” she said.

Then she felt hands pulling her head up off the ground by her hair and heard Nakita say: “Kick the [expletive].”

A male student wearing butter-color boots then kicked Kreager in the eye.

“I felt excruciating pain,” she said. “Everything went black.”

In addition to Kreager’s testimony, prosecutors played calls to 911 during the attack.

“There’s a riot on the bus!” one unidentified voice said, according to recordings played in court Monday. “They jumped out and beat the crap out of some girl in the street!”

Kreager’s testimony will continue today at 10 a.m.

lbroadwater@baltimoreexaminer.com

 Baltimore bus beating witness: ‘You’re going to kill that girl!’

http://www.examiner.com/a-1266429~Baltimore_bus_beating_witness___You_re_going_to_kill_that_girl__.html BALTIMORE (Map, News) – The scene was so bad Hampden resident Joyce King thought she was witnessing a murder in progress.

“Stop! Get off of her! You’re going to kill that girl!” King shouted at middle schoolers she saw beating a 26-year-old woman in a gutter near a Baltimore City bus.

King’s testimony came Friday during the fourth day of trial in the assault case against five Robert Poole Middle School students charged with beating Sarah Kreager, 26, Troy Ennis, 30, and the No. 27 bus driver as more than 40 students rode home from school Dec. 4.

Around 3 p.m. that day, King testified she was at her home in the 3200 block Chestnut Avenue when she heard “a loud noise” as a Maryland Transit Administration bus “slammed into the curb.”

  1. >X
    March 8, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Hang those niglets.

  2. mburks
    March 9, 2008 at 8:06 am

    If whites did this to a negro, we’d be hearing “hate crime”.

  3. Jackie
    March 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    You know, we have this exact same behaviour in England, this could have happened on ANY london bus; nigger gets involved in an arguement deliberatly over nothing, then the whole bus load join in, even if they don’t know each other; it’s the familiar jungle call to all early hominids to grab their chance to beat down whitey.

    They could be easily dealt with if our societies did not artificially tie our hands behind our back with foriegner friendly legislation, they would have been dealt with yesterday.

    Nobody wants them in England, we were NEVER consulted before they started bringing them over en masse in the early fifties, and those people responsible for those decisions don’t even have to live near them for the most part; if EVER there was a revolution in this country, they would be the first to be placed alive in public gibbets for the English to take their revenge upon.

  4. Thommy
    March 11, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    This is how animals act and we are to pretend this aint happening we would have had coverage like you cannot imagine if this was a white group kickin some black ass..why doesnt this bother anyone what a bunch of wimps we are and we deserve this!!!If Sharpton really wants good relations why isnt his joke “reverand” ass out talkin about this? Get it right Blacks are not interested in getting along or have relationships they want you out of there way so they can turn the world into their inner city surroundings based on no respect and a disdain for anything or anyone in charge I laugh at how we will be the first to reach out to a black neighbor and they wouldnt help a white if they were begging on the side of the road we deserve what we get

  5. Alwayscurious
    March 12, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Will someone call Jesse Jackson, I’m sure this is an oversight on his part!?

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