(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.) Videos linked or embedded may contain foul language and violence.
A startling new trend is sweeping newsrooms across the country: Reporters are telling the truth about black mob violence.
OK, it was just two reporters and two stories in one week.
But it happens so rarely that it seems like a torrent.
Let’s start in Baltimore: Second only to Chicago in the frequency and intensity of black mob violence in their downtown. Second only to Chicago in the unwillingness of the media and police administrators to confront it.
From the Fox affiliate in Baltimore we learned two things in the last week: Black mob violence in the upscale downtown area is now so bad that even the local press cannot ignore it.
And that because of this violence, a major company headquartered there is talking about moving out.
The story begins with a report carried here last week of a black mob attacking people in the Little Italy section near downtown. All on video.
First reference: The predators were those troublesome “teens,” as usual.
But then this popped out of seemingly nowhere:
These “mob” crimes are a sensitive subject in the political world. Last year, when Delegate Pat McDonough referred to “Black youth mobs terrorizing Baltimore,” he took heat from critics who felt his remarks were racist.
In this case, the mob of teens in Little Italy were African-American, though there is no indication that race was a motive in this most recent assault.
To be accurate, city officials and most media managers are the ones who are the most “sensitive:” They don’t report it. Or even admit it. They get touchy when readers confront them about it.
To be fair, victims of the black mob violence are not sensitive, they are angry. And want something done about it. Curiously, they are turning for solutions to the same city officials who deny there is a problem in the first place.
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The local Fox affiliate repeated the standard mantra that there is no evidence of a racial motive. This much is true: Members of the violent black mob carried no signs. Issued no press releases. Did not chant: “Burn, baby, burn.”
But this is also true: The mob violence in downtown Baltimore is a black thing. All the mobs are black. Most of the victims are white, or immigrant shop owners. Surely that means something. Even if the national reporter for race for the Associated Press says it does not.
As he recently told your humble correspondent in a phone interview.
The Fox affiliate report breaks more news:
Large groups of teens causing trouble is one of the reasons corporate investment firm T. Rowe Price told The Baltimore Sun they are considering moving out of their Pratt Street headquarters. Employees have reportedly been harassed by groups of teens.
How many groups? They don’t say.
How many in the groups? They don’t say.
Harrassed by teens? Is that the new term for theft and assault on an epic scale? They don’t say that either.
Can’t have everything.
Some Baltimore readers said this was just the tip of the iceberg. Said Keith Scott Williams in the readers’ comment section.
Same thing happened when Trayvon was killed. There were 4 large groups of over 100 young people during St Patty’s Day trolling Federal Hill and the Point for retribution. One police officer requested over the mic that the National Guard be called out to control the groups but then was told to shut up by the Chief.
“It is not racially motivated? Seriously?” asked Bill Fisher.
Baltimore is just one of the more than 100 cities where black mob violence and official denials are documented in “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
Readers of WND and “White Girl Bleed a Lot” are familiar with the frequent and intense racial violence and denial of it in Baltimore.
But what about Bloomington, Ill.?
Let’s go to the local paper called The Pantagraph: The headline sets the stage, but does not really prepare us for the rare journalistic event to come:
BPD warns against walking alone at night after attacks.
The story starts out slowly, with the usual reference to racially ambiguous crowds wreaking havoc:
Several recent reports of people being attacked by groups of young men have prompted the Bloomington Police Department to issue a warning about walking alone late at night and in the early morning hours.
In the news business, they call this the “nut graph:”
The suspects, police said, are traveling in groups of three or more and have been described as black men in their late teens or early 20s.
In Bloomington, like Baltimore, we don’t learn how many attacks there have been. Or how many people are in the mob. Other than lots and lots.
One resident whom the Pantagraph chose not to identify said she’s had family members and neighbors hurt in the attacks.
“There have been several and I don’t think all of them are being reported,” she said. “People need to be aware there is danger out there, and these groups are doing some crazy stuff. It’s an important issue and people are getting hurt.”
The paper reported several strategies to avoid black mob violence. Most involve staying inside and locking your doors. Not on the paper’s list is the one tactic people use that some say works the best:
“If you are in an area where you life is threatened when you walk out the door, you should acquire a Concealed Carry Weapons permit,” said Steve Kates, an Arizona expert in self defense and the host of the Phoenix talk show “A Call to Rights.” “Then you should learn how to use a weapon to defend yourself if your are confronted with a life-threatening situation. As many of these mobs are. Everything else is just begging for mercy. And that is the worst tactic of all.”
Kates urges his Phoenix listeners – and now people in Bloomington as well – to “refuse to be a victim.”
Meanwhile, this week in Omaha, a group of “rowdy” and “violent” and “dangerous teens” have taken over a local park. The local newspaper and TV and news stations did not report if race had anything to do with the presence of the teen mob.
Nor did they tell us how they knew so much about the ages of the people who are terrorizing this neighborhood park.
The reader comments are not much help: They are either absent or completely scrubbed of any reference to the race of the predators or the victims.
But we do know it has been happening for years. And the police say it is the neighbors’ fault for allowing it to happen because they now stay away from the park.
Another case of long term and intense black mob violence and lawlessness in a place we would not expect it?
Maybe they were part of the “gangs” of “20-30 black kids (who) had been harassing shopkeepers and customers, stealing etc., in local malls over the Christmas season,” WND reported in January, quoting a resident of Omaha. Her friend “quit not long after as she said it has become scary and no one from the property owners, police will do anything about it.”
In Omaha? Yes, Omaha.
From Louisville, a WND reader sends this along from WDRB News:
Black mob arrested in Kentucky attack:
Police say 18-year-old Brejon L. Ford and three accomplices approached a man and attacked him. According to the arrest warrant, Ford punched the victim in the face.
As the victim was walking away, police say one of the suspects hit him with a tree log.
Police say Ford and his accomplices then began hitting the victim several times in the head with their fists, all the while calling him names including “honky,” “cracker,” and “white trash.”
Guess that makes three.
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