Journalist Colin Flaherty recognized the trend long before anyone else in America – before the corporate media, before me, before Matt Drudge.
He began tracking a noticeable and undeniable upswing in black-on-non-black racist violence – either in mob form or via what has become known as “the knockout game,” in which perpetrators took at least one unprovoked punch at an unsuspecting and innocent victim.
Two years ago, Flaherty’s work got my attention. He had self-published a remarkable book called “White Girl Bleed A Lot” about this phenomenon. WND enlisted Flaherty to chronicle these attacks for publication and made arrangements to re-publish a vastly updated, bestselling edition of the book – one that would allow readers to see, with their own eyes, hundreds of attacks actually caught on video by perpetrators or bystanders. Both the book and e-book allow readers to see these attacks on video via QR codes that can be swiped by a smart phone or actual e-book hotlinks direct to YouTube clips.
Others began to take notice of Flaherty’s work for WND.
Predictably, in this age of political correctness, many denounced simply reporting racist violence as inherently racist itself.
Other more thoughtful people, like the brilliant academician and pundit Thomas Sowell, commended Flaherty and the effort to expose this ugly trend to the attention of the public, law enforcement and local, state and federal government officials. Sowell has devoted at least three columns to the disturbing movement as well as having provided a cover endorsement for “White Girl Bleed A Lot.”
Despite the recognition of the story by many other media outlets, precious few have credited either Flaherty or WND for the relentless, heavily criticized reporting that broke through the long news blackout that allowed this unprovoked racial violence to go virtually unnoticed for two years.
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.”
So allow me to say what almost no one else has been willing to say: Colin Flaherty is a journalist-hero for defying the conventional wisdom and braving the critics in with his insight and persistence. Behind him now for the last two years – and continuing until this phenomenon ends as a result of a public outcry of zero tolerance – is the WND team.
By WND team, I don’t just mean the staff. I mean millions of WND visitors.
As Colin Flaherty himself has written, he has been getting help from you – from readers of his reports. This is the way to ensure the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” crowd awakens from its convenient state of denial and stops rationalizing inexcusable acts of violence and terror.
We need law-enforcement officials from coast to coast to label what’s happening as a national social crisis.
You might think the first black president would use his bully pulpit to denounce what’s happening, but I, for one, will not hold my breath. It’s unlikely his disgrace of an attorney general, Eric Holder, will ever acknowledge what’s happening on his watch, either.
We also need victims to tell their stories. If you have been victimized by racial mob violence or the so-called “knock-out game,” you have an eager and willing advocate here at WND. Let us know the details of what you have experienced so we can continue to raise awareness of the way racist violence is rearing its ugly head in America, again.
What’s the danger of not pursuing this epidemic of social pathology?
The danger is obvious and even more frightening – the provocation of something resembling a race war.
There’s only one way to prevent such a cycle of violence from getting started – to expose the truth of what’s happening, punish it to the full extent of the law and, thus, make it socially unacceptable to take part in it.