(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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Matthew Chew loved art and music and family and his dog and body piercing and roaming the dark and dangerous streets of downtown as if he did not have a care in the world.
That was before Chew died at the hands of a black mob playing the Knockout Game in New London, Conn.
To this day, Chew’s friends insist New London is safe. And if something bad happens, that is just “random violence” that could happen anywhere to anyone by anyone. Not just one segment, said a black minister.
To others, it is another example of lethal black mob violence, part of an epidemic of racial lawlessness documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
This version of the game began a night in October 2010. The 25-year-old, free-spirited Chew was walking home after work at a downtown pizza restaurant.
While Chew worked to save money for college, six black men nearby played X-Box, watched TV and decided they were bored.
So they set out to play the Knockout Game. Lethal edition.
The rules are simple: Start with a group of black people. Find a defenseless white person. Walk up to that person and hit him as hard as you can. Do not stop until they are knocked out. Or you are too tired to continue. Or they are dead.
Manuel Maccin Ortiz, a friend of the killers, described it this way on his Facebook page: “N****, yu just see someone walking and then you hits him. Its not that hard. If they got money, then you take they money.”
The game has been played hundreds of times all over the country. Some of the victims are Asian. Some “gay.” Some women. All look as if they will not fight back.
Sometimes they call it Polar Bear Hunting.
By the time this mob found Chew, it had already planned how it would surround him so he could not escape – as another had potential victim had earlier in the evening.
The game began. Then Chew was stabbed six times. He died. Game over.
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It did not take police long to catch the mob. The trial was uneventful and the outcome never really in doubt. Witnesses made sure of that.
But the sentencing came as a bit of a surprise to some. One was sentenced to 35 years to life. Others received a fraction of that.
Brian Rabell, 21, was ordered to spend eight years in prison. He participated in the planning and beating of Chew but not the knifing. That made a positive impression on Judge Susan Handy.
“You were so much better than this, Mr. Rabell,” said Handy at sentencing last week.
Rabell’s lawyer said his client deserved a light sentence because he was a graduate of a technical school and was also very, very sorry.
Rabell wore rosary beads around his neck at sentencing and promised to be a good person “once he gets out.”
Handy sentenced another defendant, Rashad Perry, to 15 years. Perry was part of the planning and beating but not the knifing. Perry laughed during the killing, said investigators. They said Perry was the man who dared another defendant to use the knife to kill someone.
On Facebook, Perry’s friends bragged about how he did not snitch.
During the sentencing, Chew’s mother was showing the court some photos of her deceased son when a bailiff had to warn members of the Perry family not to scoff at her.
Even so, the judge told Perry’s family she “sympathized” with how they have lost one son to murder and another to prison. She also told Perry to act responsibly during his sentence, saying he is “young and intelligent enough to turn his life around,” said the New London Patch.
Perry’s life was not a throwaway, said Judge Handy.
The others received similar sentences last week, ranging from five to eight years.
Some of the residents of New London, friends of the defendants, spoke out on behalf of the killers.
“Its Just Sad Too See This Happening Too These Young Beautiful Black Boys, And Its Also Sad For The Chews .. My Heart Goes Out To Both Families God Bless,” wrote Samantha on Facebook.
Many of the killers’ friends pitched in on Facebook, writing, “Free my brothers.”
But all the attention on the predators from Samantha and the Facebook friends did not sit well with other folks in New London.
“Samantha, Young Beautiful Black Boys? Are you completely brain dead?” said Leon Weastie in the Patch. “Foul, cowardly fatherless pack beasts. Why God ever stretched a patch of skin over these soulless animals is beyond me.”
“Samantha, Why do you refer to the low life killers as ‘YOUNG BEAUTIFUL BLACK BOYS,’” asked Sally Eldridge. “And oh by the way, Samantha you need to do some soul searching. Those boys as u call them are disgusting excuses for humanity.”
“‘Young Beautiful Black Boys?’ What about the ‘Young never hurt anyone White Boy who was MURDERED’?” asked Kim McCorkindale.
Readers of the daily paper in New London, The Day, never had a chance to ask or answer any of these questions involving the role race may have played in the murder and other cases of violence in New London.
Or whether the lawlessness was part of an epidemic of black mob violence documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
The Day said Chew’s death and other acts of lawlessness in downtown New London are “inexplicable acts of violence.” And banned comments to the contrary.