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(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 Chicago police officer is hospitalized in serious condition with a fractured skull, a victim of black mob violence.
The as-of-yet unidentified officer was responding to a call early Saturday morning when he found dozens of people in the street, creating mayhem. He immediately called for backup, but instead of waiting for reinforcements, went to the assistance of a woman under attack.
The mob turned on him: He was struck on the head with the bat.
“No one tried to help him or stop the attack,” said one Chicago police officer. “That happens a lot: Mob violence. No assistance. If anything, most of the people are either participating or encouraging the violence. Not trying to help.”
What the stories do not report is more important, say two Chicago police officers: The crowd was black, missing from all the news reports.
“Maybe the paper did not know,” said one of the officers. “Or maybe they did not think it was important to note that fact because it happens all the time. Or maybe, as usual, Chicago media does an awful job of reporting racial violence. Never reporting it because they think that would be racist.”
Get the book that documents what the media won’t tell you: hundreds of episodes in more than 80 American cities since 2010, where groups of blacks are assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, shooting, stabbing and killing victims.
If the police on the beat are restrained from talking about the incident in public, the police blog Second City Cop is not.
The popular website marveled at the naïveté of the Chicago Tribune for reporting: “It’s not clear if the officer was hit on purpose or accidentally while trying to break up the fight.”
Said Second City Cop: “On purpose or accidentally? We’re going to go out on a limb and say if someone is wandering around Englewood with a bat, at one in the morning, they’re not looking for Rahm’s Midnight Softball Leagues. … They’re looking to beat someone, and it doesn’t matter who gets in the way. We charge people who shoot, maim and kill victims, regardless of who the intended target was.”
Also missing from the story is context: “The story does not report that black mob violence against police in black neighborhoods is a regular and intense and dangerous situation,” an officer told WND. “This happens a lot: When we ride through the neighborhood, we are often greeted by black people pointing their index fingers at us as if they were shooting a gun. They shout: CCK. CCK. Chicago Cop Killer. Some have that tattooed on them.”
Some of the violence against police is on video, as were the black mob attacks on police that followed a police shooting last year.
Two officers were chasing a car of five suspected truck hijackers when they crashed. Four got away. One remained and was fighting with one officer, then advancing on another when he was shot and killed.
Soon after, a crowd gathered, with several people saying the black man was shot for no reason and the cops were killers. The mob grew to the hundreds, and soon they were yelling profanities at the police, complaining of police brutality. They also threw “bottles, bricks and rocks,” said the Chicago Tribune.
Jamal Moore, the dead man, had a long history of trouble with the law, including a 2006 arrest and conviction for armed robbery.
“F— the police,” said one protestor on a seven-minute video of the disturbance. “They can’t do s— if we start a riot right now.”
Several days after the riot, Revolution News reported that a flyer urging more violent action against the police was distributed in Chicago neighborhoods.
Moore had “put aside all of his youthful habits and was getting things together so he could take care of his 4-month-old son,” said Revolution News: “When Jamaal’s mother asked the police what was going on, one cop told her, ‘Another n-gger dead.’ This, in a nutshell, is the racist and genocidal program these enforcers carry out for the system. The cops taunted the crowd with this s— and the people erupted with righteous anger right in the cops’ faces.”
People were shouting, “We’re tired of this. We’re tired of them shooting down our kids,” and, “F— the police!” In the face of the guns and clubs, the people defiantly fought back.
Despite the dozens of cell phone cameras capturing the action, not one captured a recording of police using racial epithets.
Nevertheless, Revolution News said Moore was really a victim, not the violent predator police would have us believe he is.
“It is the workings of the capitalist-imperialist system that produces killer cops and the mass incarceration of a whole generation of Black and Latino youth – over 2.4 million in prison,” said the paper. “We need a revolution to end once and for all the brutal, vicious oppression of Black people.”
The officers say people who depend on local TV and newspapers are largely ignorant of the violence and racial slurs directed at white police officers on a regular basis.
“No politician in Chicago will say anything about that, other than to say the people who were fighting with baseball bats need jobs, and that is why they are violent,” said one of the officers. “That is what happened last month at the Urban Violence Summit in Chicago with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.”
The summit, broadcast nationwide on CSPAN, featured little talk about violence and lots of talk about racism and how unemployment are the real problems.
“People have no idea what is happening out there,” both cops agreed. “And how it is going from bad to worse.”
Black mobs routinely terrorize cities across the country, but the media and government are silent. Read the detailed account of rampant racial crime in “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America”