(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.
Chicago media are running out of ways to avoid talking about black mob violence.
Over the weekend, 500 black people rampaged through several Chicago neighborhoods: beating, pushing and attacking police and tourists and residents. Even a police horse.
This is just the latest of more than 50 cases of black mob violence in Chicago alone over the last three years, documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
Many not too much different than this.
“This was a planned attack,” said Andrew Holmes, a community activist who witnessed the mayhem and described it to ABC news. “Because you had this many people down here running down the street. Jumping on people on the East Side, then coming back on the West Side. You had a lot of mob action going on.”
Holmes told CBS: “They assaulted a Chicago police officer who was on a mounted horse. And all of a sudden, they assaulted the citizens walking the streets – just normal citizens shopping, enjoying the weather,”
Much of the violence and chaos was centered on the Magnificent Mile, the upscale downtown shopping area. But on the Chicago train, 11 black people were arrested for beating a restaurant worker and her mother, kicking and assaulting her with a sock filled with locks, she said.
A police horse was attacked downtown as well. And at least one person was taken to the hospital.
Twenty-eight black people were arrested, charged with everything from battery and reckless conduct to strong armed robbery. That does not include the 11 black people arrested for the assault on the Chicago Transit Authority train.
All the charges were misdemeanors, and the suspects were released almost right away.
Some blamed the black mob violence on the weather, pointing out it was the first warm weekend of the year.
These people were probably not aware of a similar incident at Ford City Mall in Chicago in February that featured black mob violence in the snow with as many as 3,000 people fighting, looting, vandalizing, assaulting, jumping on cars, destroying property, hurling racial epithets and more. All on video.
But few were willing to connect the dots.
Despite the video that showed violence and rioting from large groups of black people over the weekend, local media described it in curious ways. The ABC affiliate described the action as scuffling. CBS Chicago said the crowd was made up of “mischievous teens.”
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that “police officials emphasized on Sunday that there were no reported robberies, assaults or property damage as a result of what happened on Michigan Avenue.”
WGN said it was a “large group of roving teens causing disturbances.”
Local TV and print reporters ignored the race of the mob. But not the people who read and commented on their stories.
By far, the two chief topics of conversation on the local media message boards were: 1) Why do black people keep doing this? And 2) Why does the media keep ignoring and downplaying the race of the mob?
The CBS Chicago site had the most comments.
“Mischievous teens? Don’t you mean black gangsters?” asked Hoppyto.
“Why do all the comments have to talk about race and politics?” asked Douglas James Burke.
To which many readers replied: Why is the media so loathe to discuss it?
“I see that the three top voted comments here, each with more than one thousand, are under review because 3-5 people were ‘offended.’ Offended by the truth,” wrote Marbran. “CBS, here is your opportunity to stand on the side of justice and upright civility, and not to kowtow to the PC brigade.”
Over at the NBC site, Jerry Limone summed the massive discontent with the media refusing to report an important part of the story: “Teens did this? Teens? The media is dead.”
See the reporting:
“Teen Mob Action Takes Over Chicago’s Gold Coast”
“Hundreds of Teens Mob Pedestrians in Mag Mile Mayhem”
“Several arrested after Michigan Ave. mob disturbance”