Posted by | August 31, 2014 10:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics Top Stories


A 36-year-old California man allegedly yelled “white power” at bystanders, then tried to stab an African American man he did not know in front of a billiards hall.

Police received a call about 5:00 p.m. on Thursday  reporting that a man was wielding a knife and threatening to stab people in front of the business, according to Costa Mesa Police Lt. Greg Scott.

The suspect was identified as Claude D. Wyman, a parolee.

“Officers learned that minutes earlier, Wyman had forced a near violent confrontation with several bystanders whom Wyman did not personally know,” Scott said. “According to witnesses, without provocation, Wyman had purposely shoved his chest against the chest of an African American male adult who happened to be standing in front of the billiards hall. Wyman next reportedly called the male a racial slur and threatened to kill him.”

According to OC Weekly, Wyman allegedly turned his attention to two other men in the parking lot, neither of whom knew the first African American male. Those two were black men and a Hispanic man was reportedly targeted as well.

Wyman allegedly brandished the knife toward the two “in a threatening manner, before abruptly turning his attention back toward the first male,” Scott said, adding the knifeman “made several stabbing motions” at the African American fellow, who had to pick up a small cocktail table to use as a shield from the attack.

Wyman then got on a bicycle and rode off westbound where he was confronted by police officers.

The suspect is accused of refusing to comply with commands and had to be held at gunpoint before cops could safely handcuff him, Scott said.

While searching Wyman, a large folding knife in the locked open position was discovered inside a front pants pocket, according to Scott. Wyman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making a terrorist threat, hate crimes, violating parole and a gang enhancement.

He’s held without bail. According to witnesses, the attack was unprovoked.

According to the Orange County Register, in November 2013, Wyman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. About a month later, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.
In 1995, he was sentenced to seven years in state prison after being convicted of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and two criminal gang enhancements.

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  • Jake

    Send donations for the Claude D Wyman defense fund to Sean Hannitty, Racist of the Week fund, 123 Zimmermann Avenue, Naziville, FX00666

    • labman57

      Yep. Had the guy not been arrested, Hannity would have invited him for a televised interview so that Wyman could rationalize his racist ideology and justify his assault with a deadly weapon.

  • labman57

    Yep. Had the guy not been arrested, Hannity would have invited him for a televised interview so that Wyman could rationalize his racist ideology and justify his assault with a deadly weapon.

  • M D Reese

    Sounds like the guy just really really likes jail.

  • M D Reese

    Sounds like the guy just really really likes jail.

  • tiredoftea

    Some people just shouldn’t watch Dave Chappelle!

    • DoobiusGamer

      Clayton Bigbsy! Man I miss Chappelle!

  • tiredoftea

    Some people just shouldn’t watch Dave Chappelle!

    • DoobiusGamer

      Clayton Bigbsy! Man I miss Chappelle!

  • RustyCannon

    Had Wyman been black and refused to obey voice commands, he’d have been shot to death by the police.

    • whatthe46

      …while unarmed.

  • RustyCannon

    Had Wyman been black and refused to obey voice commands, he’d have been shot to death by the police.

    • whatthe46

      …while unarmed.

  • atunionbob

    So what are the whites to do when the blacks call them crackers etc??? They do it too you know.

    • majii

      Do you know that every black person calls whites ‘crackers’?

      FYI, I’m black and I do not use derogatory terms to refer to others. I also do not use the “n” word to refer to anyone, either. My parents taught their kids that it wasn’t a good idea to use a word others use in a disparaging manner toward us to refer to ourselves. Contrary to what some like yourself might believe, not every black person uses the words you think they do. The rule in my parents’ home was: You treat others like the individuals they are, like you want to be treated. Name-calling of any kind was strictly prohibited.

      I don’t know when the last time occurred that I heard someone use the word ‘cracker(s’.)

      Who do you hang out with?

    • Paul Shene

      Cry me a river you false equivalence strawman

      Whites are in the position of dominance, and have had unfair advantage, since thecreation of the slave trade. Crying over some powerless person calling you a naughty name shows how weak you really are as a oerson, and that you should do us the favor of self immolation forthwith without any further delay.

    • jasperjava

      “Cracker” isn’t even an insult. I’ve never met a single person who would be offended by that word. It is in no way equivalent to the demeaning, degrading “N” word.

      The word :”cracker” comes from the sadistic, poorly-educated overseers who used to crack the whip at the toiling slaves. It’s a term that accurately describes ignorant racist right-wing bigots.

      the only people who are offended by the term “cracker” are crackers.

    • DoobiusGamer

      Ha! I’d say “Thanks Bro!” When I was 17 (in 1976!) me and my girlfriend lived in the heart of a black neighborhood in downtown St. Petersburg FL. At first we heard “cracker” and “hoojie” and even the dreaded “HONKY”! We laughed about it and offered to smoke weed with a bunch of our neighbors after that. And after that, we were never harassed again. They kind of adopted us as their white hippie token friends and we all had a great summer while we lived there. We had an open fire pit where we would boil shrimp and crab legs and everybody came over with their hot sauce and we sat around and smoked and we ALL got along. Our downstairs neighbors even made sure nobody went upstairs if we were away for a day or two. So glad my mama and daddy raised me color blind! And I’m from Kentucky! #Peace!

      • From your handle, DoobiusGamer, I surmise that to a certain degree, you’re STILL a hippie after all these years. I know I am. I first encountered those long-haired, bell-bottom-wearing, love-beaded “freaks” in the summer of 1972 in Washington Square Park in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. They were the first white people I encountered who fully accepted me as a human being. Ultimately, I fell in love with the hippies and became one myself. Forty-plus years later, their “peace, love and happiness” ethos is still my guiding life principle.

        • DoobiusGamer

          Hey man awesome to meet you! The summer of 1972 I was 13 years old. It was THE defining summer of my life. I celebrated my birthday on May 24th, and the next day we moved from a little town of 13,000 people to Lexington, KY, which was about 150,000 at that time IIRC. But, the next day, I was put on a jet for the first time in my life, and went to San Jose California to spend the summer with my father, for the first time ever. I had long hair already by then, but I didn’t know how much more there was to being a hippie! My dad took a raw country boy who had heard every racial epitaph known to man spewed from a step-father’s mouth and in the course of 3 months, made me into the man I am today. My dad accepted EVERY person as an equal, as he used to say, “until they show me otherwise”. He hated prejudice to his core. I could go on and on about that summer, but I don’t want to write a trove on this post! But he took me to Haight-Asbury and all over San Francisco showing me the good and the bad, since by 1972 there was a different mix of people. He made me a life-long Raiders and A’s fan, too. Man I remember that summer just like it was yesterday. I am back in that small town now, as an older man I have a new appreciation of what I have learned and how I can influence people around here now. I have a lot of friends from all walks of life and spend a lot of time sitting at a table with a mix of old black men, redneck farmers who have watched all their family’s work go to seed, and the young and old from the housing project that the convenience store I work for sits next to. Every person I know has a story to tell if you listen. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to share a little more about my life. Peace!

  • Oldfoxbob

    So what are the whites to do when the blacks call them crackers etc??? They do it too you know.

    • majii

      Do you know that every black person calls whites ‘crackers’?

      FYI, I’m black and I do not use derogatory terms to refer to others. I also do not use the “n” word to refer to anyone, either. My parents taught their kids that it wasn’t a good idea to use a word others use in a disparaging manner toward us to refer to ourselves. Contrary to what some like yourself might believe, not every black person uses the words you think they do. The rule in my parents’ home was: You treat others like the individuals they are, like you want to be treated. Name-calling of any kind was strictly prohibited.

      I don’t know when the last time occurred that I heard someone use the word ‘cracker(s’.)

      Who do you hang out with?

    • Cry me a river you false equivalence strawman

      Whites are in the position of dominance, and have had unfair advantage, since the creation of the slave trade. Crying over some powerless person calling you a naughty name shows how weak you really are as a person, and that you should do us the favor of self immolation forthwith without any further delay.

    • jasperjava

      “Cracker” isn’t even an insult. I’ve never met a single person who would be offended by that word. It is in no way equivalent to the demeaning, degrading “N” word.

      The word :”cracker” comes from the sadistic, poorly-educated overseers who used to crack the whip at the toiling slaves. It’s a term that accurately describes ignorant racist right-wing bigots.

      the only people who are offended by the term “cracker” are crackers.

    • DoobiusGamer

      Ha! I’d say “Thanks Bro!” When I was 17 (in 1976!) me and my girlfriend lived in the heart of a black neighborhood in downtown St. Petersburg FL. At first we heard “cracker” and “hoojie” and even the dreaded “HONKY”! We laughed about it and offered to smoke weed with a bunch of our neighbors after that. And after that, we were never harassed again. They kind of adopted us as their white hippie token friends and we all had a great summer while we lived there. We had an open fire pit where we would boil shrimp and crab legs and everybody came over with their hot sauce and we sat around and smoked and we ALL got along. Our downstairs neighbors even made sure nobody went upstairs if we were away for a day or two. So glad my mama and daddy raised me color blind! And I’m from Kentucky! #Peace!

      • From your handle, DoobiusGamer, I surmise that to a certain degree, you’re STILL a hippie after all these years. I know I am. I first encountered those long-haired, bell-bottom-wearing, love-beaded “freaks” in the summer of 1972 in Washington Square Park in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village. They were the first white people I encountered who fully accepted me as a human being. Ultimately, I fell in love with the hippies and became one myself. Forty-plus years later, their “peace, love and happiness” ethos is still my guiding life principle.

        • DoobiusGamer

          Hey man awesome to meet you! The summer of 1972 I was 13 years old. It was THE defining summer of my life. I celebrated my birthday on May 24th, and the next day we moved from a little town of 13,000 people to Lexington, KY, which was about 150,000 at that time IIRC. But, the next day, I was put on a jet for the first time in my life, and went to San Jose California to spend the summer with my father, for the first time ever. I had long hair already by then, but I didn’t know how much more there was to being a hippie! My dad took a raw country boy who had heard every racial epitaph known to man spewed from a step-father’s mouth and in the course of 3 months, made me into the man I am today. My dad accepted EVERY person as an equal, as he used to say, “until they show me otherwise”. He hated prejudice to his core. I could go on and on about that summer, but I don’t want to write a trove on this post! But he took me to Haight-Asbury and all over San Francisco showing me the good and the bad, since by 1972 there was a different mix of people. He made me a life-long Raiders and A’s fan, too. Man I remember that summer just like it was yesterday. I am back in that small town now, as an older man I have a new appreciation of what I have learned and how I can influence people around here now. I have a lot of friends from all walks of life and spend a lot of time sitting at a table with a mix of old black men, redneck farmers who have watched all their family’s work go to seed, and the young and old from the housing project that the convenience store I work for sits next to. Every person I know has a story to tell if you listen. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to share a little more about my life. Peace!

  • carol

    I think he wanted to go back to prison!

  • carol

    I think he wanted to go back to prison!

  • whatthe46

    “The suspect is accused of refusing to comply with commands and had to be held at gunpoint before cops could safely handcuff him, Scott said.”
    how professional of the police to be of such a service and allow this violent armed citizen the opportunity to go through the legal system and have his day in court without judging him right on he spot and carrying out a death penalty sentence. oh wait, he’s white.

    • bobby1122

      “refusing to comply with commands”

  • whatthe46

    “The suspect is accused of refusing to comply with commands and had to be held at gunpoint before cops could safely handcuff him, Scott said.”
    how professional of the police to be of such a service and allow this violent armed citizen the opportunity to go through the legal system and have his day in court without judging him right on the spot and carrying out a death penalty sentence. oh wait, he’s white.

    • bobby1122

      “refusing to comply with commands”

  • Denise

    pssst, police, let me put a buzz in your ear: when a white man has a knife and is trying to harm others, this is a good time to pump him full of lead. ok?

  • Denise

    pssst, police, let me put a buzz in your ear: when a white man has a knife and is trying to harm others, this is a good time to pump him full of lead. ok?

  • bobby1122

    And in downtown Sacramento, CA. a black man armed with a knife has been snaking up behind elderly Asian men and stabbing them in the neck.. Is this a new version of the old black thug favorite KNOCKOUT KING ??

  • bobby1122

    And in downtown Sacramento, CA. a black man armed with a knife has been snaking up behind elderly Asian men and stabbing them in the neck.. Is this a new version of the old black thug favorite KNOCKOUT KING ??