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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.

There they go again: The Knockout Games the New York Times says are not happening, just keep happening.

And local media keeps getting it wrong. This time in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The newspapers and TV news reported that Traveshia Banks was a part of a large group of “suspicious teenagers” who, at “random,” attacked a senior citizen this week while he was weeding his garden.

The NBC affiliate picks up the story:

“All of a sudden I felt a blow to my hip and I was on the ground. I turned around to see what happened and there was a girl standing there laughing.’

The Florida TV station reported concerned citizens “saw a group of suspicious teenagers walking down a nearby street and took several photographs with their cell phone, providing investigators with what would later be a crucial piece of evidence.”

“A second victim soon after reported a similar attack.”

Local news accounts detail how the attack is part of the now-infamous Knockout Game trend being reported in newspapers across the country – if only, in some cases, to dismiss it as a fad. Or even a hoax.

Hundreds of examples of the Knockout Game are documented in “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

The game is pretty simple: Gather a group of black people. Find a white person. An Asian will do. Older is better. Then punch him or her in the face until he or she is knocked out, your arms are tired or the person dies.

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 Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

Local news accounts did not report the “teenagers” were black. Or that more than 99 percent of the people who carry out these attacks are black. And most of the victims are not.

“Newspapers just won’t talk about how the Knockout Game is an example of racial violence,” said Chuck White, a Jacksonville, Fla., talk show host. “The same media that has turned our country into the most race conscious place on earth, tries to pretend race is not an issue when it comes to black mob violence. And even though only one person was arrested, many were present. Many took pictures. So this was a mob attack. But the statistics will never show it. That is why this crime is under-reported and mis-reported across the country.”

The local NBC affiliate did track down several teenagers familiar with the game, who said it was no big deal:

“I’m not gonna say it’s not right and it’s not fun, because it is fun,” said a teen familiar with the game.

In many cases across the country, teens are recording the punches and kicks on their cell phones then posting them online. The attacks are often impossible to predict and prevent.

“What’s not fun about it? Just go up to a random person slap them and run away,” said another teen.

At least one reader agreed that media has no reason to report this as another example of racial violence.

“I don’t think race has anything to do with it. Most teens are mischievous and get in trouble for fun,” said Kevin Green to the Fort Meyers News Press.

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott “pledged to flush out the cowards perpetrating these acts and make examples of them without delay.”

Scott’s daughter was a victim of the Knockout Game when she was “sucker-punched” on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University during a haunted house promotion.

Meanwhile, in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Seattle and other cities around the country, the racial violence known as the Knockout Game keeps happening.

Earlier this month, a group of black people knocked Phoebe Connolly off of her bike in the nation’s capitol.

“One of them reached out and punched me in the face and said Wapow! The whole group of kids laughed,” Connolly told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

Another woman was attacked in the same area, probably by the same group of “teenagers.”

Bike trails in Washington are the site of frequent and intense black mob violence.

But it will never show up in the statistics that track mob violence.

Says White, who has done several show on the trend in the last year: “Lots of people were there. They participated. But will never be charged. Thus it never happened.”

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 Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”

See a trailer for “White Girl Bleed a Lot”:

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