(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.
Driving a bus is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. The danger doesn’t come from accidents, but from the violence directed at bus drivers who say it is an everyday part of their lives when they are behind the wheel.
And an overwhelming amount of that lawlessness is black mob violence, black-on-white crime or comes from black people.
One of the latest – and most vicious – attacks came Tuesday in Olympia, Wash. And it is caught on video: All 28 punches to the driver’s face when he was largely defenseless.
The video begins with the driver telling Kiel Duggins to leave the bus because he is harassing passengers and using abusive language. Duggins refuses: “I have the right to hit you in the face,” he said. “And fight to the death.”
The fighting started soon after. That is what happens when you “hang around these Negro men,” Duggins tells the bus driver as he strikes his bloody face over and over. “Your kingdom will fall. In pain.”
At one point, the attack turned macabre: “Are you bleeding?,” he asked, taunting the bus driver as he tried to protect himself from the blows. “Is that real blood? Let me taste it.”
Soon after, Duggins left and was arrested two hours later. He sits in jail with a $20,000 bond. The driver sits at home with two black eyes and a broken nose. And a curious number of people in Olympia said the driver had it coming.
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.”
The bus driver “basically assaulted the black man,” said Frank Goz at a local news site. “That bus driver got what he deserved, and I hope the black man gets off his assault charges.”
The following day in New York City, one police officer was shot two times in the lower body after removing from a bus a passenger who had refused to pay the fare.
“The bus line is one of several that the police had begun monitoring at the request of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because of an increase in assaults on bus drivers and other crimes,” reported the New York Times.
Earlier this month, a New York woman punched a bus driver several times – on video – because she was upset the driver missed her stop. “She started attacking her, it was kind of crazy,” a witness said.
State legislators proposed in 2012 requiring bus companies to build partitions to protect the drivers. “Bus drivers are regularly punched, spat upon or otherwise abused by riders,” said the Daily News. “A crazed Brooklyn rider stabbed a bus driver with a syringe.”
See a video from Olympia (Warning: This video includes unedited offensive language and violence):
There were more than 70 felony attacks on bus drivers that year.
In New Jersey in February, a black man attacked a bus driver. Police intervened and removed him from the bus. The man returned and started attacking the driver again. And, oh yeah, the man was naked the entire time, much to the entertainment of the other passengers.
In Flint, Mich., in January, police say a Mass Transportation Authority bus driver was punched in the face as part of the so-called "Knockout Game" that's gained national attention, says MLive.com. Two black suspects were arrested and a third is being sought. The attack was captured on video.
In Dayton, Ohio, earlier this week, three black people attacked, shot and stabbed a bus driver. The bus driver said he heard them talking about playing a version of the Knockout Game called "polar bear hunting."
This refers to beating up white people.
Only a Bible over the bus driver’s heart saved the two bullets from penetrating his chest. Even so, the bus driver was shot in the leg and stabbed in the arm.
In Kenosha, Wis., a black person attacked a bus driver in February because he didn't like the way the bus driver talked to him. The bus driver fought back, but while the fight ensued, the bus rolled into a car – all on video.
The bus driver was fired. The black person was charged with assault. His mother wanted the driver arrested for beating up her son. That didn't happen.
At the end of January in Arizona, Maquel Morris attacked a Greyhound bus driver and caused a crash that injured dozens of passengers. He was charged with assault after breaking through the barrier that separates passengers from the driver and punching the driver several times. Police say he was trying to cause the bus to roll.
From Louisville to Boston, Philadelphia to Orlando, Seattle to St. Louis, dozens of headlines and the videos tell the story: Bus drivers are under almost relentless attack. And overwhelmingly the people doing the attacking are black.
Even Trayvon Martin did it: Don Linehan at the website Wagist discovered a trove of tweets to and from Travyon, including this one from his cousin five days before his fatal encounter with George Zimmerman: "Yu ain't tell me yu swung on a bus driver."
But bus drivers are fighting back. That is also on video. The most famous example came in Cleveland in 2012. When the video picks up, a young black woman – with the encouragement of her fellow passengers – is verbally abusing the driver, then assaults him.
"You goin' to jail, now," he said, stopping the bus and getting out of his seat. As he does, the passenger continues to berate him and drop "N bombs" on him.
That is when the driver clenched his fist, dropped it below his waist and delivered a shot heard 'round the bus-driver world: An uppercut that lifted her off her feet and dropped her on the floor.
The Cleveland bus driver lost his job. But gained a reputation for being a hero for drawing attention to the verbal and physical abuse drivers suffer every day.
"That happens to every bus driver," said one employee of a public transit company. "I'm surprised we don't see fight [them] back more often."
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":