(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 and video in the following report may contain offensive language.
First of all, everyone should know this: Lil Mouse is OK.
His mommy got him out of the nightclub before the black mob violence and gun play broke out, leaving seven wounded.
Lil Mouse is a 13-year-old gangster rapper from Chicago. His lyrics are all about killing people. Dealing drugs. Using drugs. Making money. More murder. Snitching. Robbery. Gang signs.
And that was just in the first minute of his new video, “I’m 4Real.”
So it is easy to understand how some of his fans were concerned for his safety when a party for his new video got out of hand earlier this week.
“Police said three people pulled out handguns and started firing shots both inside and outside Mr. G’s Supper Club and Entertainment Center at 87th and Ashland about 1:13 a.m.”
So says the Chicago Sun Times.
Then it was panic, with lots of chair throwing and fighting.
But Lil Mouse was probably home in bed by then, his mommy told friends.
Figuring out the number of shooters and shootees during the riot may be difficult because of Chicago’s no-snitch code.
A code Lil Mouse raps about. The characters in his videos wear shirts reminding people: “No Talking.” – “an apparent reference to the no-snitch code that governs much of the city’s gang violence,” says the Sun Times.
But so far the number is seven wounded.
The owner of the supper club where the violence took place promised full cooperation with the authorities. But no one has been arrested yet.
Lil Mouse acquired notoriety last year with rap video Get Smoked; which is alternately about killing people, selling drugs, having sex, how cops lie, cocaine, psychedelic mushrooms, and robbery.
Second City Cop, the popular police blog in Chicago, weighed in: “Might as well stage the ambulances just up the block since this happens all the time.”
Other police officers who work in the area agreed:
“Lots of people do not know that the stuff in this video is something we see every day,” said one Chicago police officer. “It’s like another country with different language, different customs, and totally alien to anyone who does not go there.”
He suggested that videos like this be required viewing for people who promote more anti-poverty programs and more affirmative action as a way to solve problems on Chicago’s South Side and in other high crime areas.
“The people who watch these videos are not looking for a job,” he says. “They are looking for crime and violence. We see it all the time.”
Hip hop megastar Lil Wayne signed Lil Mouse to a deal last year. He cut his own version of Get Smoked, featuring Lil Mouse.
The manager for one of the rappers on the bill with Lil Mouse rejected any suggestion that these videos glorify violence. Just the opposite. According to hiphopwired.com, they do “not promote violence, we fight against violence.
“We are working so Chicago comes together.”
See the rapper: