(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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Indianapolis? A hot bed of black mob violence?
Yes, really: With dozens of episodes over the last five years, Indianapolis has to be near the top of any list of cities with sustained, violent, extensive and numerous cases of black mob violence.
This “crisis” of “urban terrorism,” as the new chief of police calls it, is now a regular feature of life in this Midwestern city once thought to be a haven from racial turmoil.
The latest examples are focused downtown at the Circle Centre Mall – a gleaming display of downtown redevelopment when it opened in 1996. This multi-story story retail center, connected by covered walkways to nine hotels and the convention center, was once anchored by Nordstrom.
It also features a complex of movie theaters currently playing Broken City and Django Unchained.
Today, Nordstrom is gone. As are many of the restaurants and shops. The rest of the mall and the surrounding area is increasingly hazardous – and empty – following a series of black mob riots featuring hundreds of people. Here is the latest from this month:
“Two large groups of youth came storming out of the mall, and we overheard them talking about going to get something to eat. Then the next thing we know, one group followed the other group, got about a block and a half down the street and gunshots went off,” said the Rev. Horatio Luster.
Earlier in the month in the same mall, members of the black mob attacked police officers trying to break up several large fights. Four were arrested and one subdued with a taser.
These are just two of more than a dozen recent episodes of racial violence in Indianapolis. More than 100 police officers are expected to be on duty at the mall this weekend.
“You have large numbers of kids coming downtown, which makes it difficult for us to babysit them,” said Rev. Charles Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based anti-violence group. “Now they are coming down with guns.”
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says he does not like arresting people, but if this violence persists, the city might have to do just that.
Many of the disturbances happen after the mall closes at 9 p.m., reported local news outlet WISH TV, where “every weekend” there are fights.
Police and local media attribute the problem to “unruly teens” – which local residents say is politically correct coded speech for black people.
The police chief says he wants to close down the food court earlier at the mall. Then he says he wants to solve the root cause of the black mob violence, but he does not say what that root cause might be.
These episodes of racial violence in Indianapolis are just some of the hundreds of examples of black mob violence and lawlessness documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
More and more residents of Indianapolis say black people are almost exclusively the perpetrators of violence downtown. They point to numerous videos online as proof and they wonder when leaders of local black groups are going to talk about that.
Lori, a former official in the Indiana state prison system, said the problem of racial violence is getting worse because no one wants to talk about it:
Same old news story, same out-dated promises, only spoken by different people and a different date. None of the past “action plans” have worked – yet, taxpayers have been cashing Administrative pockets since 1998. Stop pointing at the symptoms but not the cause, while the community pays for that political correctness. We all know which group is committing these crimes, we all know which group is responsible for the violence, and we all know that lipstick on a pig is still a pig.
Several posters to local news sites blamed the racial violence on white racism:
Racists can go around and act like whites have no responsibility for the problem. Let’s just enslave a race for hundreds of years, not give them rights for another 100 years, and assume that all of the social problems that come with that treatment will go away in 50 years. Smart thinking there
In 2010, Al Sharpton visited Indianapolis to protest the police beating of a black person.
In 2011, organizers of the Black Expo held a rally and forum to protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black man shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain now awaiting trial in Florida.
“During the course of the forum, an audience member boldly asked if African-Americans should launch an armed struggle,” wrote panelist Brandon Perry in the Indianapolis Recorder. “I hope I’m wrong about this, but the ‘gasps’ came from a few who seemed to advocate armed conflict against racists or the government.”
The annual Indiana Black Expo in downtown Indianapolis is often the site of racial violence. In 2010, eight people were shot near the Circle Centre Mall following the Expo. This is the worst in a series of episodes of racial violence during the Black Expo stretching over a 10-year period. One local newspaper said the Black Expo was “inescapably linked to violence.”
The event now requires hundreds of police officers on foot, in car and on horseback to keep the streets safe after thousands of people from the Black Expo leave the downtown convention center.
Last March, large groups of black people on the streets of downtown fought and five people were shot.
City officials, local media and Expo organizers may downplay the lawlessness of downtown Indianapolis. But YouTube is full of rap videos featuring black people from Indianapolis reveling in murder, violence, theft and drug dealing. They even brag about it in videos that cannot be embedded because of the language.
“There is a criminal element in this town that consists primarily of young black men,” said Hakim-Shabazz in his website Indiana Barrister. “The recent attacks on the Monon; the perpetrators were young black men. The ‘Pop It Off Boys’ gang; young black men. The most high ridden crime areas of the city, who are the bad guys? Say it with me, they are usually young black men.
“Indianapolis, you have a problem. Your problem is young, black men who are out of control.”
Rev. Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition would like to see more police downtown – just like they do during Black Expo where “we don’t have these kinds of problems because we have the things in place that will prevent this.”
Harrison is in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with Vice President Biden to discuss gun control.