(Associated Press) A judge greatly influenced by a young man's apology sentenced him to a year in jail Thursday for his part in a mob attack that left a Detroit-area motorist in a coma for days.
The prosecutor's office said it would appeal James Davis' punishment, which was below the guidelines of 19 to 38 months in prison.
Davis, 24, is one of five people to plead guilty to assault in the April 2 beating of Steve Utash in Detroit. The suburban tree trimmer was attacked after getting out of his pickup truck to help a boy who was struck while darting in front of Utash's vehicle.
Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in "White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It."
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Utash, 54, still is recovering from his injuries and wasn't in court