(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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People who say racial violence is “random” either do not know what the word means, or they are not telling the truth.
The latest “random” attack – that wasn’t random – happened earlier this month in downtown Wilmington, N.C.
Four black people decided they needed some money for marijuana and travel, so they decided to look for a “white person in a good neighborhood (because) they’re bound to have money lying around,” said one of the suspected killers to the Wilmington Star News.
They tried to break into a home but ran away after they discovered someone was there. So they moved to the downtown area, where three of the group followed a woman for several blocks while the fourth trailed in their getaway car.
Such attacks are part of an epidemic of hundreds of cases of black mob violence in more than 80 cities over the last three years, as documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.”
The woman escaped. And almost, but not quite, dialed 911.
Joshua Proutey was next, sitting nearby in his truck eating a sandwich when this mob found the 20-year-old white college student. They demanded money. He gave them all he had, $10. They took his cell phone.
Then they shot him in the head.
One of the accused, Chris Cromartie, said he wanted money to visit his 3-year old son in New York. Police arrested Cromartie at the Wilmington Coastal Boxing gym.
Cromartie was a “member of the Portia M. Hines Park Project, part of the New Hanover County Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence, and he claimed to be the manager of the gym, a nonprofit club for at-risk youth,” said the Star News.
Another suspect, 17-year old Daniel Henry, admitted to a local TV station that he was part of the crime. But he did not pull the trigger, so he did not deserve a life sentence, he said, dabbing away tears behind the protective glass.
“I’m not the tough guy I look like,” he said. “I get stereotyped so much. I don’t want sympathy. I just want justice.”
The local police chief said the attack was random and could have happened to anybody.
That misstates the nature of the attackers and the victims.
“As a black person it’s always racial,”” said actor Jamie Foxx in a recent interview with the London Daily Mail. “Every single thing in my life is built around race.”
If race had no role in this crime, the chances of four black people randomly gathering and randomly selecting a white person are estimated at 1.7 out of 10,000.
Umar Lee, a St. Louis writer, activist and boxing coach, says police often ignore the racial element of a crime, because it makes their city look bad. But the criminals pay close attention: They seek the defenseless.
“Most of the people who get beat up are vegans, gays, artists, non-violent types,” Lee said. “Many are kids from the suburbs or recent immigrants. People who are not prepared to defend themselves. There are white neighborhoods – blue collar, middle class neighborhoods – where these folks will not go because they know that people there are willing to defend themselves.”
And then there are places like downtown Wilmington.