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Updated: 5/29/2013 7:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The mother of the man beaten by a crowd at Jacksonville Beach says she's frustrated and angry.

Stephanie West is frustrated because she wants to see an arrest.

"I'm very angry because with thousands of people at the beach like that, Jacksonville Beach police was nowhere around," said West in an interview with Action News.

Anthony Jones is recovering from the Memorial Day fight.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder and showed signs of soreness and slow movement.

There are also scars from the brawl captured on video, which has now gone viral.

"The little part I did see, when the guy came from behind my son and pushed him on the ground. When the guy was stomping and kicking, I just bust out crying. I couldn't even look at it."

And in other developments, a new video clip has surfaced. It shows one of the other fights that led up to the fight where West's son got decked. The video shows a large crowd of people fighting in the dunes. One person near the camera shouts, "That looks like little Chris, that looks like little Chris!"

So far, police have not made any arrests but have pledged a stronger police presence at the next big event at the beach, fireworks on July 4.
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nativejax - 5/30/2013 3:32 PM
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TOMMY, that happens when ALL these thugs start being held accountable and KNOW what can happen if they break the law. Right now these 'prison butt-crack showing' thugs' are NOT afraid of jail, it's a 'lifestyle'. Why any woman of any 'class' would be with, live with, be friends with, or harbor this type of man or boy is beyond all reason to me. "Classless, with no 'moral upbringing". The proof is that the PARENTS will let this bunch of heathens in their door for Sunday brunch this Sunday KNOWING they were involved but not say or do a thing to them. NOT ME...if I seen my son or daughter acting that way with their FACES ON THE NEWS, all H3LLS gonna break loose at my house and they will KNOW IT, until they turned themselves in.

TOMMY - 5/30/2013 6:37 AM
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He must have been hanging around the wrong people, the cops should have opened fire on this crowd. When are we going to teach these thugs a lesson?

Gunny48 - 5/29/2013 6:20 PM
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Jax Beach Police were arguing over who got to load the bullet...

tlynn - 5/29/2013 5:18 PM
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These"people" are animals that have no regard, no respect, for anything! All they see is themselves. Their arrogance is overwhelming! And as much as I hate to say this…It (the arrogance) seems to have gotten worse since Obama became President...

therev - 5/29/2013 5:18 PM
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if I would have done something like this, my father would have blistered my butt, and taken away my privileges. The problem today is all you here is "I am calling hrs and reporting you". They need to put the Bible reading and prayer back in the schools and let the teachers have authority to punish those that act up. The courts need to give harsher penalties to those that do this type of thing. If it was my kid he would have a sore butt, even if I had to go to court for punishing him or her. I am thankful that the boy was not seriously injured.

LadyBozarth - 5/29/2013 4:34 PM
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dunes are protected;; see #8; what is punishment for all these people walking/tramping on dunes???
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