To begin, the "Times" mistates the full scope of the jurisdiction of the Court, making it seem far smaller than it actually is, "Three years ago the Bush administration began prodding countries to shield Americans from the fledgling International Criminal Court in The Hague, which was intended to be the first permanent tribunal for prosecuting crimes like genocide." The reality of the matter is that any issue can be brought before the Court by against anyone, even if their country is not a part of the ICC, by anyone for any reason so long as the accuser claims the act is "a crime against humanity." What "crime against humanity" means is never defined by the ICC and has been claimed by many groups to include Camp Gitmo, and over fishing of the world's oceans, none of which are reported by "The Times."
Due to the particularly violent nature of these crimes, including the bloody beating of a 42 year old "mentally impared" man, a 37 year old woman being shoved violently to the ground to steal her purse, and five criminals punching of a man in the face and then "the attacker and his four friends kick[ing] the victim repeatedly before stealing a cell phone and a wallet," it would seem to be only common sense that the "Daily News" would give a description of the attackers. How else can the people of Chestnut Hill keep alert, aid police in their investigations, or avoid danger?