(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.
Raleigh, N.C., citizens are on alert after two cases of black mob violence in two nights in their downtown.
The attacks are the latest in a series of episodes of racial violence in the area.
“The bruises will heal,” said Starkes. “The emotional damage will not. If you look at the news accounts of these kinds of crimes, the police and press tell us this was not a major crime. There was not much money involved. The victim lived. But one of the reasons these crimes happen so much is that we take them so lightly. This kind of violent crime is life-changing and traumatic to the victim. But we rarely treat the predators that way. If they lose a little money or no one gets hurt, it’s no harm, no foul. These predators are domestic terrorists and should be treated as such.”
Despite North Carolina’s bucolic, Andy-of-Mayberry-like roots, black mob violence has become a regular fact of life in places like Greensboro, neighboring Durham, Charlotte and Asheville. But Raleigh often stays under the radar.
One local resident pleaded guilty, with an explanation at the WRAL web site: “This is only because they build a mall right in the middle of two well-known gang areas – the Bloods and Crips. They have always been trying to fight over whose area it is. Why do you think so many of them sit at the front of the mall by the food court? There are so many hard-working blacks that are embarrassed by their youth. Get a job and work for what you get, and stop having us pay our taxes for your 16-year-old baby’s mama. Grow up! And shut up about this racist B.S.! Statistics don’t lie! Y’all are destroying our schools and our city!”