(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.
Cory Robinson woke up with a fractured skull. A black mob beat him, shredded his clothes and robbed him in San Antonio late Thursday night.
The last thing Robinson heard was “get the white boy” and “knockout.”
That much we know for sure.
But many people who tried to cobble together the sometimes conflicting stories from several San Antonio news sites came away with the impression: 1) It was not an assault, but a fight, 2) Cory Robinson instigated it and 3) Mexicans were responsible for it.
None of which is true. All of which is another example of how the journalistic gymnastics that often accompany racial violence can also do violence to basic reporting of the facts.
The confusion started when the major daily paper in San Antonio reported that police did not consider this an example of the “Knockout Game.” Says the San Antonio Express-News: “According to a police report, Robinson said he left the bar while a large fight was going on outside. As he walked through the fight to get to his car, a man questioned him. After a brief exchange, the report said, Robinson told officers approximately eight men jumped him.”
Not the Knockout Game, said police.
Robinson said the story about his account of events was kind of fuzzy because “he had just had his brains bashed in.”
But he did tell police he had been admonishing a group of people to settle their disagreements peaceably.
“Stop fighting, there’s no need for that,” Robinson explained to KSAT-TV news. “Boisterous arguing impedes the progress of society,” he explained to the people outside the bar.
This led many people to say that Robinson caused the fighting by saying something to provoke his attackers. Which was not true: He had no contact with his attackers, verbal or otherwise, before the violence.
Missing from the Express-News account is any reference to “get the white boy” or “stop the white boy” or “knockout.” Or the race of the attackers.
Local TV tried to make up for it. They gave more details of the attack: How Robinson was “screaming for help. Screaming for my life,” he told KSAT-TV news. How they yelled “stop the white boy” as they kicked and punched him in the face over and over as he tried to get up.
Still, however, there was no mention of the race of the attackers. Leaving some to think the assailants were Hispanic. Not black.
Finally, Robinson had to go to the comments section of the newspaper and TV stations to set the record straight.
He told the Express website:
“Yes they were all black.”
“It was literally minutes later that I was trying to get in my car after talking to the first group that the attack started. When I tried to get in my car I heard ‘get the white boy’ and when I turned around I got hit and fell.
“That’s when I heard ‘KNOCK OUT.’ That’s when they started trying to go through my clothes to steal everything. When they noticed I wasn’t completely unconscious, that’s when they said ‘stomp him. Stomp that white boy,’ and they tried their hardest to knock me completely unconscious.”
Even so, a lot of people thought he had somehow provoked the violence upon him. He took to the KSAT comments section to set the record straight as well:
“I was leaving the establishment around 1:00 a.m. not at 2:00 a.m. when it was closing. Been there before and never had any issues. After they yelled ‘Get the white boy!’ and hit me and I fell on the ground, I heard them yell ‘KNOCK OUT.’ After I talked to the first group, we didn’t have any problems.
“It seems another group I didn’t talk to saw me going to my car, and targeted me, and followed me. It was a random act of violence that could have happened to anyone. I didn’t instigate it. Usually when someone is attacking you, you know what you did so you can gauge the level of hatred they have.
“But with these guys I had no way of telling how bad they wanted to hurt me at first, because I didn’t do anything to them. Even when they were stomping my head and I was screaming ‘stop, you’re killing me,’ and they continued, even harder. There were at least 5-6 guys hitting me.”
Even so, the vague and contradictory reporting caused some people to see Robinson as the perpetrator, not the victim: Said one reader at the San Antonio Express news site: “If you watch his interview it seems like he stuck his nose where it didn’t belong, made a holier-than-thou comment about impeding society, and got beat for it.”
Another commenter at the KSAT news site did not believe Robinson’s view of how he got his fractured skull. Was it a Knockout Game? “I doubt it. Probably just a victim of the ‘mind your own business’ game.”
And finally: “Get your story straight white boy before you get knocked out again.”
Meanwhile, over in Austin, LiveLeak.com is lighting up the Internet about another Texas attack: A video of a black mob assaulting two white guys in Austin. The video opens with a group of 10 black confronting three white people.
As the confrontation escalates, a black person calls for help, and the assault begins. It ends two minutes later with one of the white people on the ground, surrounded by black people kicking and punching him in the face with the encouragement of other black people whooping and hollering off camera.
As police sirens gets closer, several black people approach the fallen person and kick him in the face, before running away.
Austin has long been a center for black mob violence in Texas. The latest example came the week before Halloween, when 200 black people rampaged through a mall parking lot that was hosting a Halloween haunted house.
Much of the action was captured on video. Still many reporters in Austin denied that race had anything to do with the black mob violence. As they denied similar violence at the same mall over the last several years.
Near College Station in January, 40 black people stormed a convenience store, and created 20 minutes of mayhem, theft and property destruction. Much like the hundreds of other examples of flash rob at convenience stores around the country.
Like the others, this was caught on video – but with a twist: Members of the black mob were “twerking” outside while their friends rushed in and out of the store.
No one has called it a “twerk mob.” Not yet.
Many people in Texas took pride in the fact that their state has largely escaped the pandemic of racial violence documented in “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.”
But no more: “Lots of people in Texas like to say we are immune from the Knockout Game and other forms of racial violence,” said Tom O’Halloran, a Texas talk show host. “I was stunned when we started seeing it happen here. I personally know several Texans that upped their concealed carry in both caliber, and enough capacity to defend against a mob. The times, they are a changing.”
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.”
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