(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.
From his perch in the center of the Universe, Matt Driscoll of the Seattle Weekly has never heard of “flash robs.”
That is why Driscoll thinks it is silly that state Sen. Mike Carrell wants to crack down on them.
“Even if you have never heard of the phenomenon,” says Driscoll.
Driscoll knows this because a PR person at the sheriff’s department told him so: She has never heard of them either.
The Fox station reported a few months before that a disabled man was “terrorized” on a bus, then punched in the face and knocked out. All in black and white.
In 2011, an Iraq war veteran in a suburb of Seattle was riding the bus when he confronted several black passengers who were using foul language. Including the dreaded “N” word.
They attacked him. The former Marine fought back and drove them off the bus. All on video.
In 2011, Ondrell Harding beat a guy to death. No need to weasel around with “allegedly.” At least five people saw it: The victim’s wife and preteen son and a few members of Harding’s crew.
The district attorney did not file charges, because he could not figure out who started what.
Four months later, Harding and five of his pals beat up another guy at a bus stop. They told police the single victim attacked them. This time the DA filed charges, convicted him, and Harding got three months.
Before we leave the buses, let’s give a look at the 20 or so black people who participated in – or stood by and did nothing at – at a beat down at the Seattle Metro Bus terminal. All under the gaze of one video camera and three security guards.
Almost as sensational as the black mob beating up a pregnant teenager is the case of the Seattle teenager who was assaulted and tortured for several hours because he was white. And his ancestors were involved in slavery.
Last year, he talked to local KING-TV about the crime. He was walking home from the light rail station (there’s that bus thing again) when:
“I was literally ten steps away from the house. And I felt a hit on my right face and another hit on the back of my neck and on my lower back, and so as I was falling forward I felt hands grabbing my jacket and my bag,” said Thai.
Two months later, not far from where Thai was attacked, another man was grabbed from behind, robbed and beaten. His name was Danny Vega, and he died.
All of the suspects in all of the crimes are groups of black people. Back to KING-TV:
Thai started visiting his neighbors, they had a lot to say, and soon he realized he was doing his own crime survey. Thai knocked on 49 doors. 32 people were home. How many of them had been victims of a crime since moving to the neighborhood? All but three.
Many victims told Thai they’d never reported the crimes to police.
“It happens to them so often that after 2 or 3 times they stopped reporting because they didn’t see any progress,” said Thai.
Denying the existence of racial crime and violence is part of a long Seattle tradition. So it is hardly a surprise to read Matt Driscoll taking such delight in precluding the possibility of flash robs in Seattle. Or anywhere else in the state.
In Milwaukee, on the Fourth of July in 2011, 25 to 50 black people invaded a store, robbed it, then beat up a group of nearby picnickers. One woman stood over one of her victims and proclaimed to her friends: “White Girl Bleed a Lot,” inspiring a book on racial violence by the same name.