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Police seek woman in brutal South Jersey beating [VIDEO]

A woman brutally beat a mother in Salem as several people recorded the incident on their cellphones without intervening, leaving only the victim’s 2-year-old son to try and stop it.

Harvest Point Apartments in Salem where a brutal beating took place
Harvest Point Apartments in Salem where a brutal beating took place (Google Street View)

The South Jersey Times reports the beating took place on Tuesday night on a path at the Harvest Point Apartments that leads to a McDonald’s. As others looked on, some recording the incident on their phones, police say Latia Harris, 25, accused the unidentified 27-year-old woman of spreading rumors about her and then threw her to the ground, kicking and beating her in the face and back at least 20 times.

Wearing what appears to be a McDonald’s uniform, Harris spit on the woman and threatened to punch her son in the face as he kicked Harris in the leg in an attempt to stop the beating. Harris walked away as the woman lay on the ground bleeding and warning those recording the fight not to post it on social media.

Police tell the Times that Harris faces aggravated assault charges and two counts of making terroristic threats.

“Police in this county deal with this type of violence everyday. Yet, this video is physically sickening to watch,” Salem Chief of Police John J. Pelura III told the Times. He said it was “sad” that those who recorded the fight did nothing to stop it, describing it as a “moral and social breakdown in the fabric of our society which is clearly evident when a woman gets pummeled in broad daylight in front of her child while a dozen people pull out their phones to record the incident instead of calling for help,”

The mother is hospitalized at The Memorial Hospital of Salem County according to the newspaper.

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