(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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Racial violence around the country is spreading into schools and growing in intensity. And thanks to YouTube, school district superintendents and the media are having a harder time denying it.
The latest episode took place this week in Woodland Hills High School in Swissvale, a suburb of Pittsburgh. For two days, 70 black students – and some parents – were punching, kicking, and terrorizing themselves and neighbors.
A “riot,” said Swissvale police chief Greg Geppert.
“At least three of the people we see in this video are all pending juvenile cases coming up, that we’ve taken to (Juvenile Detention Center) and they’re right back out,” Geppert told WTAE. “We can’t keep them in there. We arrest them, they put them right back on the street.”
Several students were arrested, and more are expected. Police would not say how many. But the number is expected to be more than two dozen.
These attacks are part of a pattern of hundreds of examples of black mob violence documented in more than 80 cities revealed in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
Neighbors say racial violence at the school is a long-standing problem.
According to the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh: “Those who witnessed the fights in the neighborhood along south Braddock Avenue in Swissvale say they are afraid to walk to the store. ‘I’m afraid for my life. I won’t go for a walk anymore. It is very disturbing. I watched a man being kicked in the head,’ says a woman who didn’t want to be identified.”
Superintendent Alan Johnson reminded the media of some basic arithmetic: Of the 1,300 students at the school, most were not rioting.
Then again, this is hardly the first occasion of recent racial violence in the Pittsburgh area – or in that school district.
In October, American witnessed six black Pittsburgh students attack a school teacher, knocking him out and sending him to the hospital. The video went viral.
In November, three members of University of Pittsburgh football team were charged with assault for their role in a mob attack.
In March 2010, 11 black students were arrested after another riot at the Woodlands Hill Junior High. Two police officers were injured. Several students from blamed the riots on police and security guards.
Pittsburgh is hardly alone for repeated and serious episodes of racial violence in schools.
In Milwaukee, 30 black students were arrested after wide spread violence broke out at Bay View High School in October 2012.
One of the students arrested, Alize Triplett, told WISN TV in Milwaukee that she was an innocent bystander who was attacked by the security guard for no reason whatsoever.
The arrests were the latest in a series of high profile episodes of racial violence in Milwaukee over the last three years. Said one poster to a Milwaukee web site:
this problem is not something new and is not isolated to Bay View, yesterday it just happened to be. Last month, Pulaski? State Fair? 4th of July?
In January 2012, dozens of black students at Chattanooga Central High fought during school and seven were arrested. “It was like a riot,” Central High sophomore Karon Williams told the Times Free Press.
Outside of school, WND.com reported in October on more than a dozen episodes of large scale racial violence at high school football games over the last year.
These incidents were in places including Detroit, Chicago, Georgia, New Staten Island, Long Island, North Carolina, Jacksonville and Broward County.