(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.)
EDITOR’S NOTE: The links in the following report may contain offensive language.
City officials in Baltimore knew exactly what to do when a mob of black people beat John Mason almost to death.
They blamed the victim.
The mob assault took place last week at a downtown bus stop, in front of cameras, in the middle of the day, on a crowded street.
“At this point, it’s unclear what the motive was,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore police spokesperson. “We’re looking at a variety of possibilities. One of them is an obvious robbery. We’re also looking at the background of the victim, trying to see if there are any disputes that might have resulted in this.”
Over the last year, Guglielmi has been leading the pack of local officials who deny any of the dozens of cases of black mob violence in the downtown Inner Harbor area is race-related.
Guglielmi, along with the mayor of Baltimore, the governor of Maryland and others, blasted state legislator Pat McDonough earlier this year when said black people were “terrorizing” the downtown Inner Harbor.
“They were not angry because I was wrong,” McDonough said. “They did not like it because I noticed.”
Mason is in critical condition and lies in a medically induced coma in a Baltimore hospital.
While Guglielmi continues his investigation into what Mason did to provoke this treatment, some in Baltimore are wondering what the city is doing to find the predators.
“Looks like Guglielmi got the ‘memo,’” said one a contributor to a local web site. “Always blame the victim if he is white.”
A few blocks away from where Mason almost lost his life, another video tape of a recent Baltimore racial attack is going viral. This one involves students in a downtown high school bullying a teacher while other students recorded it, commented on it, and laughed about it.
The head of the Baltimore’s teachers union said it “happens every day.”
The black mob attack on Mason is an example of more than 400 such attacks in more than 80 cities around the country, documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.” The Guglielmi-style denials are almost as frequent and also featured in the book.
Officials in Detroit have long since stopped pretending they do not have a big problem with racial violence. The latest came two weeks ago, the night before Halloween. Brent Holloway was walking home at 10:30 p.m.
A group of 5-10 black people stopped him, asked for a cigarette, then beat him with fists and a baseball bat – only stopping when one of the attackers yelled “Stop, you’re going to kill him,” his stepmother told local news outlets. No one was arrested.
The following night, Halloween, in Tacoma, Wash., a group of 6-10 black people used a gun to rob several families of cash and candy and cell phones.
Five people were arrested, at least one of whom was under house arrest at the time of the crime. The local paper removed any comments from readers that pointed to the race of the criminals. The liveliest discussion took place on Facebook.
In Rockford, Ill., the local paper is not quite so squeamish in describing a flash rob attack at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
“About eight black men and women entered the store, 6380 E. State St., toting garbage bags, which they filled with an unspecified number of coats. When the employees approached to chase them out of the store, two of them took out vials of Mace but did not spray anyone.”
In Brooklyn, black mobs have attacked two Jewish people in the last two weeks: In the final days of October, a man hurrying home to seek shelter from the hurricane was set upon – on video – by a group of five black people. The knocked him out, robbed him, and stepped on his head before walking away.
A few days later, the Crown Heights news reports: “A young Jewish boy was attacked this evening while on his way home. The victim, a 10 year old was returning home from Yeshivas Erev. At approximately 8:15 p.m. he was accosted by a large group of black youths near the corner of Kingston Ave and Lefferts Ave.”
The young man was injured and his glasses were broken. No one was arrested. Nor did anyone ask the young man what he did to provoke the attack. Yet.