(Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.)
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Black mob violence has claimed another victim: This time, the Heisman Trophy. And maybe even a national college football championship.
Montee Ball, a Heisman finalist from 2011, has not been the same since five black men attacked him in August, sending him to the emergency room with head injuries.
The attack is the most visible in a wave of racial violence sweeping college campuses this year.
Ball, a first-team All-American running back for the University of Wisconsin, was a preseason favorite for the Heisman. The Badgers were ranked 12th in the AP poll. Wisconsin was a team to watch and Ball was going to make it all happen.
That was before Ball was knocked to the ground and surrounded by men who were kicking him in the head. Ball had just left a campus hangout and if his girlfriend had not thrown herself over him to protect his head, it could have been worse, said Ball’s mother.
The once-mighty Ball started the season as, at best, an ordinary running back. “I wasn’t doing too well earlier on in the season,” he told reporters after a recent victory over Purdue. “And things weren’t really going my way.”
After an early season loss to “lowly” Oregon State it was clear that prospects for Ball – and his 12th ranked team – would have to be lowered. The Top 25 is now a distant memory for Badger fans.
Two months after the attack, sportswriters wonder if Ball is ever going to get his groove back. At least one reporter figured it out. In part anyway: “Could Ball still be feeling some lingering effects from an off-the-field physical altercation that occurred in early August?”
It was not an altercation. It was an assault. Either way, CBS Sports observed: “Montee Ball’s Heisman campaign on life support.”
Head injuries will do that to you. Badgers fans are hopeful that Ball’s big game against Purdue last week is a sign he has fully recovered. Even if he has, no one is talking Heisman or national championship anymore.
Ball’s Heisman chances may have died, but he lived. Another college football player, far from Heisman glory, was not so lucky.
This mob assault took place near Pittsburgh where, just a few hours before, six black people became famous for walking down an alley and punching a high school teacher in the face. All caught on video.
But 30 miles away, there was no video when a mob of black people attacked Washington & Jefferson College running back Timothy McNerney. He died. From the
“We don’t have a very detailed description other than that there were several males, and that the majority of them if not all of them are black males,” according to Detective Dan Staneck of the Washington police.
Black mob violence is a new feature of life at college campuses around the country. Racial violence and lawlessness against students is so popular at the University of Illinois, they even gave it a name: Polar Bear Hunting.
Other colleges still use old school terminology: Assault, robbery, mayhem. Even murder.
Next stop on the college black mob violence tour is Richmond: Virginia Commonwealth University has been the site of several assaults and a murder over the last three months. Some caught on tape.
In August, 15 to 20 black people are seen cruising through the streets of Richmond near the VCU campus. Within five minutes, the mob attacked and robbed at least two people in two separate episodes.
In September, “black males of an unknown age” were responsible for what the CBS affiliate called a “Sunday assault near VCU campus, the latest of several.” Several days later, a group of black men, one carrying a pistol, beat a VCU student outside of a frat party.
In October, VCU campus officials issued an alert after six armed robberies were reported in or near the campus within one hour. All the suspects are black. Local print and electronic media identified them as such.
On October 6, four black men robbed and killed a man a few blocks off campus in a student neighborhood.
On October 8, three black men robbed a person on campus.
On October 9, two black women with knives assaulted and stabbed a woman near the campus hospital.
University officials even issued a warning: It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community.
At least one person who lives near the campus knows why: “That’s where VCU decided to expand into – the historically hardcore black areas,” said a poster to a local news site. “I don’t why planners didn’t foresee any of this. Either clean up the area once & for all or VCU should shift its expansion to another part of town.”
As forthcoming as Richmond media may be, print and electronic media at the University of Illinois in Champaign took the opposite tact when confronted with a wave of racial violence over the last three years.
But truth can come at strange times and in strange places. In a recent review of the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it,” a liberal columnist claimed conservatives were imagining the epidemic of hundreds of episodes of black mob violence and lawlessness in more than 75 cities documented in the book. Many on video.
However reluctantly, Esteban Moberley, a Salon reader, set the record straight:
I live in Champaign, Illinois-home of the University of Illinois. For the past several years, we have had an onslaught of groups of young black men assaulting white men at random. They ambushed and beat students on the campus and people in their own yards. These victims were not typically robbed, just ambushed and beaten senseless.
By then, even the local media could not keep it out of the press. The News Gazette told the students what the Chicago Tribune never will: The weatherman was the latest in a growing list of white men in town being slugged for sport by young black men .. that has been dubbed “Polar Bear hunting.”
The latest polar bear attack took place over the summer. William Stockdale III was beaten, robbed and almost killed after leaving a campus bar.
Two black men were eventually convicted of the crime, including one who had a previous conviction and was still on probation from a Polar Bear Hunting attack two years ago.
Even Salon’s loyal liberal reader Esteban Moberley had to admit:
Perhaps this sort of thing doesn’t happen everywhere, all the time, but it does actually happen, and I can’t believe my liberal college town of 100,000 is the only place this sort of thing is happening.
Out in Ohio, college racial violence took a different form: Students from two black colleges had a brawl and at least one of them took a video. Some violence against police as well. Here’s another video of the same event.
Some university violence does not make it to the press, but schools must report it nevertheless under a federal law known as the Clery Act. At the University of Missouri, a Clery Act report details racial violence of at least four black people against a white person in August of 2012.
Down the road in St. Louis, student videos capture another large brawl on campus.
At Buffalo State University in September, two mobs of black people assaulted two groups of students. Earlier this month, the local papers reported four more attacks and robberies in the last three weeks. The attacks all featured groups from three to 20 people, all black.
Some injuries from these attacks required surgery.
The chief of police in Buffalo has a solution to the epidemic of racial violence: The victims have to learn how to behave in the big city “The city of Buffalo is an urban environment, and if you come from a rural section of the state, this is a different setting,” Buffalo State College Police Chief Peter Carey said.
Earlier this month, WND reported on dozens of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in and around the campus of the University of South Carolina. Police officials say race had nothing to do with the violence and they would continue to crack down on underage drinking.
In October, near Boston University, seven black people attacked two students who had been walking down the street. The witnesses said the suspects started kicking and punching the victims and the victims told the police that they did not know the suspects or know why they were attacked.
No one asked if they ever heard of Polar Bear Hunting.
On September 15, a block away from the campus of Michigan State University, a mob of black people beat two students, forcing one to drop out of school. The headline of the student newspaper tells the story: “Another brutal assault alleged near Michigan State campus in East Lansing.”
At cross-state rival University of Michigan, racial violence is also a regular feature of life in and around campus. In September, one such episode sent one student to the hospital after he was attacked by seven black people.
In September, near St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, , a student was returning from classes when a car full of black people stopped and one of the passengers got out and punched him in the face. He died.
A few days later, police arrested Jesse Smithers, who was awaiting sentencing on another assault case. The judge placed a no-contact order around several witnesses after they told the judge friends of Smithers had been threatening them.
Local officials say race had nothing to do with it.