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Philly Knockout Game. Still a Lie? Aww, hell no.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

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New Knockout Game from D.C. Surprised?
The same people who denied it ever happened, now say it went away.

Wrong. and Wrong.

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out tons of other videos on black mob violence, black on white crime, and black on cop hostility at my YouTube Page.

 

About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

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Letter from the bus.

It was the strangest thing today. I ride public transit due to vision issues and medical conditions, and a former neighbor got on the bus because he quit diving three years ago. Well, he told me a story about being approached by two black muggers that sounded like a chapter out of White Girl Bleed A Lot.

He was waiting for the bus outside the supermarket where I used to buy my groceries in the old neighborhood when he was approached by the two men and was moving his bags off of the bench so that they could sit down when he then saw the gun.

At this point one of them used this really demanding tone “Give me the money!” as if Ted had something of his and actually owed it to him. Well, on this particular day Ted was tired and in a foul mood because he works in a call center which is poorly paid and stressful.

So Ted got pissed off and started yelling at the two young men that if they are going to rob someone to pick someone in a car and not someone who had to wait for the bus who had to buy his groceries with a food stamp card. Ted said that he was just too pissed to care. So the young men just laughed at him but didn’t bother trying to get cash from someone they decided was just an old, fat, white guy with no money.

Well, here is the clincher: Ted said that one of the guys had his cell phone out and was recording the attempted robbery the whole time because he wanted to put it up on You Tube. i told him that that sounded like a story straight out of White Girl Bleed A Lot,. He had never heard of the book and kept saying “White Girl Breathe A Lot?” to take down the information about the book. Yeah, he was saying “BREATHE A Lot” so I knew that he was not likely to be making up the story that he had just told me.

This was not his last bad experience with a black person in connection with public transit so I told him about the chapter dedicated to gay men (which Ted is one of) and the black people who prey on them in “White Girl Bleed A Lot” and about the chapter on public transit. I can tell you the other story that Ted told me because it is incredible, but I would prefer to do it in the morning because it is coming up on midnight now,

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New review of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.

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 ‘Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry’: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it. (Paperback)

I am just about finished Colin’s newest work and it is packed with information, statistics and real life victim’s (the ones who survived) own words.
What is even more of a shock (but not too much more) is the way the media has outright used “The Lie of Omission” in not covering these many incidents or purposely leave out the clear fact that “Black Mob Violence” is just that ….BLACK.

The lame stream news media has repeatedly shown it’s true colors in being silent to this horrible tragedy that has driven the so-called ‘black community’ – backwards and how they are the laughing stock of the rest of the world not to mention the government that EABLES this freak show to continue.

A highly recommended book for ALL races and one that simply says it like it is. 5 stars and both thumbs way up!!!

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Atlanta Knockout Game Random? Aww hell no!

The knockout game is back. this time in Atlanta. That means two things: 1) The denial is back; 2) So are the trolls.

 

 

About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

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WHAT??

“Sugule has been arrested more than 40 times in the last decade for assault, disorderly conduct, and terroristic threats. At the Starbucks in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood last year, he threatened to kill people with a drill bit. He has a habit of sucker punching people at random, and once used a piece of broken glass to slash someone across the face.”

THE DUDE HAS BEEN PLAYING THE KNOCKOUT GAME!

About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book,  Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it, is available all the usual locations, including Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. Or just click here to get it at Amazon.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

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A new podcast: The Washington Post hoax and other racial fairy tales. Along with some links:

The Big Hoax of Black Victimization: Washington Post edition.

Oh man, these clowns don’t stop. Not even on Super Bowl Sunday.

Today, the clowns are the editors of the Washington Post, who run an article that say that black and white rates of crime are just about the same. And the only reason that more black people are arrested, convicted and sent to prison is because of the big, bad racist system.

This is part of the Big Hoax that is the topic of my next book: Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.

Oh you want to see the book cover? Funny you should ask:

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The article about this piece of nonsense is coming out soon. Until then, here are the links:

Washington Post: Police picking on black kids for No Reason What So Ever.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/30/black-teens-who-commit-a-few-crimes-go-to-jail-as-often-as-white-teens-who-commit-dozens/

The Study from the Bureau of labor Statistics.

 

And here is a story, a video and podcast on bogus crime stats.

 

Bogus crime stats in Baltimore, a case study.

From American Thinker:  It is hard to get arrested.

 

Racial fairy tales at NPR from Jeff Chang.

Every great hoax requires at least one great lie. But the trick is making sure no one ever asks a question about it. Not even a “really?”

The greatest hoax of this generation is the lie that black people are relentless victims of relentless white racism and violence, often at the end of a badge.  From President Obama talking about a non-existent “justice gap” to freshman editorial writers to ‘baby in the bubble’ college professors, enablers of this hoax have a clear field because reporters just do not challenge even the most preposterous claims of white racism.

Enter Jeff Chang, a regular on the ‘white people are evil’  college lecture circuit.

A preview of an article with some links.

 

 

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Black on Asian violence in Rochester.

Chinese girl in the ghetto.

The dirty secret of Black on Asian violence in San Francisco.

Black on Asian violence at Yale.

Asian bleed a lot in Rochester.

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

========================

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Order Knockout Game a Lie? here:

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A new podcast: American No Go Zones: White people and black neighborhoods.

Lots of talk lately about the No Go Zones of Paris.  How non-Moslems are not welcome in Moslem neighborhoods in Paris.

The mayor of Paris was upset and tried to deny the obvious. There are No Go Zones there.

We have No Go Zones in America. And lots and lots of people know.

This podcast starts with talking about Joe Biden’s experience in No Go Zones.

 

About the Author

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.

Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.

His  work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine.  His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.

Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot  “has gone viral.”

Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.

Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”

Daily Caller:  “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”

Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”

Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”

From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”

Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”

David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”

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Order White Girl Bleed a Lot from Amazon here.

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========================

Subscribe to the White Girl A Lot podcast.

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Letter from Detroit

January 23, 2015 — Leave a comment
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Hey Colin,

 

I am happy to share my experiences with you.  If no one talks about it, nothing gets done.

 

I was born in St John Hospital in Detroit in 1961.  I was my parents third kid of an eventual 6 in total.  Both parents white.  We lived in Harper Woods, MI for a couple of years and eventually moved to a home in Detroit when my brother was born a year later.  The Harper Woods home was getting too small for a growing family.  My parents eventually had 2 twin girls a few years later.

The neighborhood we moved to was on the East side of Detroit and called Indian Village.  This was three streets of large homes surrounded by much smaller homes.  Two doors down from our house was Nichols Elementary School.  The school was primarily black, but it had a few whites (just about all with the last name Kirby J).  I was and still am amazed at the attitude of some of the kids at the school.  Any one of us Kirbys has been subjected to race related taunts, fights and animosity by black kids at the school.  These are YOUNG KIDS!  I wonder how they could have so much hate at such a young age.  Standing outside waiting for the bell to ring, it was common to have a kid run by and shout out a racial slur.

 

One story I love is my class went on a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Lots of schools came there then for day trips, including suburban schools.  My friend Larry was upset seeing all the white kids getting off busses.  “Look at all these damn WHITE PEOPLE!”.  Then realizing that I was standing right with him, he turned to me and said, “you are OK, though”.  Probably just because he knew me.  Maybe some of the other damn white kids were ok too, but…..

 

School life was mostly just name calling and not too much violence.  I was gone from there by the age of 9.  I remember a few white kids enrolling when the parents moved into the neighborhood and they would be quickly GONE once the parents realized the racial makeup of the school.

 

The bigger issue was outside of school.  There, we Kirbys were harassed by black kids all the time.  I was skinny and felt I was a particular target.

 

We had to take the bus often for my later school (Cass Tech) and to get to my paper route.  The bus service was unreliable at best, so often you had to wait for long stretches of time.  I would try to hide in bushes sometimes until the bus came to not be so visible.  One time, a black kid jumps in front of me and says give me your money.  He had ridden up on a bike with other kids.  They surrounded me and started punching me.  I covered up the best I could.  Someone yelled at them and they scattered.  The police caught one and I had to go to court to nab him.  By the time the court case was called, I had grown about 5 inches, so I had to testify against one kid that was pretty small still.  Don’t know what happened to is four buddies.

 

My paper route was about 4 miles away in a mixed race neighborhood.  Back then, young kids had routes and collected the bills in cash from customers.  Anytime someone saw your distinctive “route book”, they knew you were collecting cash.  One time, I was waiting to be picked up by my parents.  I had called them from a pay phone at a grocery store near my route.  A guy walks in and sees my route book and starts his work day of robbing me.  As he is beginning his robbery, Ms. Johnson (the mother of another carrier) says “leave that paperboy alone!”.  The guy then turns to her and starts with his “you so fine….” Rap.  Then (and this happened so fast, I did not see it) Mr. Johnson (a bald, thick black man who works as a prison guard) walks in and sees this idiot hitting on his wife.  BAMMMM! Down goes Tyson!  Mr. Johnson laid his butt out!  Just for talking to his wife.  Then my father drove up, I thanked them and ran out.

 

You learn the signs of trouble.  One day, I was walking home from Downtown where I worked to my apartment in the area I used to have the paper route (this was still a half way decent area for Detroit).  On the street two guys asked if I knew the time (aka: do you have a watch to steal?).  I was wearing a coat that hid my watch, so I said no.  I kept walking and got almost home, when   the larger of the two hit me in the head from behind.  I was dazed, but spun around to see him.  He grabbed my coat and I thought this was bad; he could move me around.  I needed to break his grip on me.  I brought my arm down and then swung at him (missing completely; I am no fighter).  Then I was AMAZED!  He ran away!  Almost a one on one fight (finally, first one ever) and since I put of some resistance he was gone.

 

Detroit has one of the few outdoor bicycle tracks in the country.  I found out about it and invited my best friend Travis (he’s black) to go out to ride.  I had built an actual track bike and was very excited to ride.  Travis rode for a while and then it was my turn.  I started out slowly and then built up speed to ride the banked turns.  Just when I was starting to really love track riding, some black kids started throwing rocks at me.  One hit me in the elbow.  I was disgusted.  I thought: goddamn it!  I can’t just ride my bike.  I pulled up and told Travis we were leaving.  On the way to the car, I told him what had happened.  In the car, I then saw the kids that did this.  I drove right at them.  Travis jumped out of the car.  He was SO MAD!  I have never seen a more angry person (except many years later, OJ Simpson was about 100 yards from me and I can tell you about this later).  He screamed that the guys, “You wanna get some?! While pounding his fist into his hand.  Apparently they did not want to get some.  They ran away.  Travis said he was so mad because “his people” would do something like this.  I said that those idiots are not your people.  A few years later, Travis, my friend Jeff (who’s white) and I were riding at a mostly white area.  One white dude took a swing at Travis.  He was not “my people”, but I was probably pissed as much as Travis was the other time.

 

I used to have to ride a bike 3 miles or so in any direction to get to a safe neighborhood.  It was like going through a war zone.  I don’t think I ever rode without getting something yelled at me, usually: “give me that goddamn bike” or the other classic: “Honky Motherfucker”.  On one ride, the thugs raised the stakes.  Three dudes saw me and I tried to spring away from them.  They caught up to me and pushed me off my bike while I was going full speed.  I tumbled and nearly hit my head (no helmets in those days) on a lamp post.  I must have fallen pretty far, since I was in the middle of the street when they pushed me.  I was laying dazed on the ground and saw all three of them hop on the bike (one on the handlebars and the other on the back axle).  One black kid helped me up and walked me to the ladies at a beauty shop across the street.  On the way, he showed me some brass knuckles and said normally he would “fuck me up”, but I guess this was my special day.  The ladies called the cops; they took me home.  Later, the cops brought my bike back!!!!!  They found it abandoned in field.  When they pushed me over, it be bent the derailleur and caused the bike to ride poorly.  Maybe that is why they didn’t try to keep it.

 

I witnessed a scene once that I will never forget.  Two black men accidentally brushed each other on the street.  A situation where normally one says “excuse me” and the other replies “sorry, my fault” or “no problem”.  Not in Detroit!  It went something like this:

 

Man 1:  Watch where you goin’, muthafucka!

Man 2:  I’ll kick your ass, bitch!

Man 1: Who you callin’ a bitch?!

Man 2: Fuck you!

 

With me so far? They weren’t being polite.  They had animosity towards each other.  What to do???  Draw out your guns!!  Both brought out pistols and had a tense moment.  I wanted to rush in and say, “guys, is this the way to solve anything?”.  They both screamed at each other a little more before both backing down.

 

Back to Travis.  We were driving one night and saw an altercation on Woodward Ave.  One guy was beating another guy up very violently.  Nothing we could do, but just a little down the road, we saw two cops walking a beat.  We said get in!  We can take you to this fight.  The cops got in and we drove back.  By now, only the victim (or maybe I only thought of him as the victim when I saw the other guy grab his head and swing it down on his rising knee).  The cops hopped out and asked, “are you alright?” to which he replied: “Fuck no, I am not alright!”.

 

During the 1967 riots, us kids were watching TV the night before.  A news bulletin warned to not leave your home.  We got scared and went to talk to my parents.  They said some bad people were doing bad things.  The next morning, we went to stay with friends in the suburbs for a week.  This was not before we saw a tank going down our street.

 

Devil’s Night is a well-known Detroit tradition.  Fires are started all over the city on the night before Halloween.  The whole city has evidence of this to one degree or another.  The smaller houses around Indian Village have been burned through the years.  We would trick or treat early and then get home!

 

One day, my grandmother was making us breakfast when a bullet broke through the kitchen window, barely missing her and ending up in the cupboard behind her.  We called the cops.  They came and lined up the shot.  One of the neighbors shot at our house.  I never learned the motivation or the outcome of his plight.

 

Back to Nichols elementary.  We had a teacher of the school shot once.  I don’t remember too much of the specifics, but during the regular school day, someone shot the white teacher.  It was a big deal then (late 60s, early 70s).  We were sent home.

 

I was a knock out game victim (probably long before it was a thing) in High School.  Just walking to the bus stop, I got hit from behind by some random dude.  I ran to the principal’s office.  Nothing came of this; no catching the bad guy.  Just went home.

 

There was a Dairy Queen a few blocks from our house on a bad street named Mack Ave.  My sisters, brother and a few friends went one Summer night.  I was robbed.  I very tall guy grabbed my hands and held them above my head.  The littler guy grabbed my wallet.  They took the money and tossed the wallet in the street.  Lots of people around, but other than one guy retrieving my wallet from the street and giving it back to me, no one did anything.

 

You said a few hundred words, so I will stop here.  Lots more, of course!  Detroit is a hell hole, but has some good people too.  Glad I am not there anymore.