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The black press have moved on. So have the daily newspapers. So we don’t hear that much about the Knockout Game today. Members of the National Association of Black Journalists do not want to talk about it — other than to say it is a myth.
But the Knockout Game continues. As does black mob violence and black on white crime — including several examples in the last several days, the first few days of Black History Month.
The latest comes from Cleveland, where we learned for the first time that recent black mob violence directed against a disabled army veteran is just the latest of many examples of “more violent teens running around the heart of downtown Cleveland.”
This time Matt Robinson was the victim. Robinson was riding a bus through Cleveland when a group of eight black people surrounded him, taunted him, threatened him.
When he left the bus, they followed. The Fox affiliate picks up the story with an account from Robinson: “What they were saying was, ‘Knock that boy out!’ ‘White boy.’ ‘Cracker.’ They were saying, ‘Knock that white boy out.'”
Robinson said they also videotaped the attack.
Robinson is alive. Three suspects are in custody. And search as you might, you are not going to find stories in the major news outlets in Cleveland that refer to prior black mob violence downtown — or anywhere else. Though many are documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.
Even if most reporters are seemingly not aware of the racial violence, their readers are: “This has been going on at the Square for decades,” said Bob McKenney and others in reaction to the story of the disable veteran who was a victim of racial violence. “Young blacks doing their thang.”
In the New York area, enthusiasm for the Knockout Game is waning in the newsrooms. But on the streets, it is as popular as ever.
In Hoboken, the Hudson Reporter carried a story about a white man on Sinatra drive: “As he was walking, he was struck once on the left side of his face by a man he could only describe as African-American and 5 feet 10 inches tall, said the police report. Another man was with the alleged perpetrator. The victim fell to the ground, and apparently asked his attacker why he had assaulted him, to which the assailant only said, “What are you going to do about it?”
He did the only thing he could: Stayed down until his attackers left. Then he went to a doctor who he told him he had “several facial fractures that would require surgery.”
In September, local media reported another example of the Knockout Game in the same town. That one was fatal when three black people beat up a homeless person. The media said it was a “prank.”
In Brooklyn, the site of widespread attention for the dozens of examples of black mob violence directed against Orthodox Jews — many documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It — the latest case of the Knockout Game received scant notice outside of the Jewish press. But the Israel National News covered it:
“A young yeshiva student was attacked as he was on his way home. He was attacked just a few feet from the entrance to his home. He struck the Jewish man several times on his head, without saying a word, the student said later. Eventually the student lost consciousness and fell down on the sidewalk. He regained consciousness to find himself lying face down on the cold sidewalk. Amazingly, his attacker was still there.”
He left when a neighbor came to the stricken man’s aid, running into a nearby building. Police said they could not go into the building and look for the alleged assailant because the victim was not able to identify him.
Local religious leaders said they were not going to put up with this any more and they wanted more police protection from the relentless violence.
Which is pretty much what they said after the other dozens of racial attacks in their neighborhood over the last two years.
Tampa had a two-fer over the weekend. While hundreds rallied in Miami to remember the death of Trayvon Martin and to vow to work together to prevent more white on black violence, the Tampa area was the scene of several cases of black mob violence and black on white crime.
One big one: That was at the Florida State Fair. Hundreds of black people fought, destroyed property, attacked police, robbed an old lady in a wheelchair, attacked other fair goers, and overwhelmed the best efforts of dozens of police to stop the riot and the violence.
Eventually 99 people were kicked out of the fair for violence, 97 of them were black — including one who was hit and killed by a car when he tried to walk across a nearby interstate freeway.
It took days for the local media to identify the extent and severity of the violence, who was responsible, and how the violence had become a regular feature of life at the fair over the past several years.
Across the bay in St. Petersburg, black mob violence erupted again on the Pinellas hiking and biking trail. A resident of the area breaks it down. “I live in Clearwater close to Tampa and ALL the local news outlets were falling all over themselves to point out it was just some rambunctious teens,” he said of the black mob violence at the State Fair. “Meanwhile 4 more people were mugged on the Pinellas Trail and had their phones, bikes, and wallets stolen by – you guessed it – some more “youths.””
The Clearwater resident was referring to the proclivity of local media to identify suspects in black mob attacks and black on white crime as “youths.”
In less than a week, there were at least three examples of racial violence on the trial. Part of a pattern of more than a dozen over the last two years in St. Petersburg. Black mob violence on hiking and biking trails throughout the country is a regular feature for some trail users in Durham, North Carolina; Washington, D.C., Seattle, Washington, and now St. Petersburg.
In Rochester, New York this week, 100 black students rioted and fought with police at Frederick Douglass high school and junior high until a few dozen police were able to break it up with pepper spray. Then a fire alarm went it off and they went outside and did it again. Seven were arrested. Two students were tasered. And many students were treated for exposure to pepper spray.
Outside the school, Rochester is the site of regular and frequent and intense black mob violence, documented in FrontPageMag in a recent article called: Black Mob Violence in Rochester: Get Used To It | FrontPage Magazine.
Johnson City, Tennessee is the kind of place where people try to get away from what they think are big city problems. But black mob violence happens in small towns too. Places like Peoria, Illinois. Springfield, Missouri. Greensboro, North Carolina — known for it proximity to the mythical home of Andy of Mayberry.
Now Matthew Brookshire and Johnson City are on the list as well. Over the weekend, a pedestrian found Brookshire unconscious on the street. Bleeding. The Johnson City Press reported the details, as spare as they were:
“There were witnesses to the attack that reportedly involved several black men who assaulted Brookshire then ran off.“He was waiting to cross the road and the black males, one of them hit him in the head,” said Katelyn Breeding, the woman who found Brookshire. Then a witness saw Brookshire go down and hit his head on the ground. There he was surrounded by the mob who punched him and kicked him in the face, said WJHL TV News.
Breeding saw the black mob leaving the scene. They were laughing and joking and “They were jumping up and down saying phrases like ‘we got him. We beat him.’”
And oh yeah, Brookshire is in critical condition.
However much he has left of it, Brookshire’s left will be forever changed as a result of his encounter with black mob violence.
Toya Winder had her life changing experience in 2010. Last week, the Ledger-Enquirer in Chattahoochee Valley, Georgia — there’s that small town thing again — published her story in a recap of black crime in the area.
Winder was beaten and robbed and almost died:
“Winder’s nose was fractured in two places, and her left eye socket broken. The whole left side of her face was smashed in, and she needed stitches in her forehead and elbow. Winder, 49, says it breaks her heart that the attackers were two young black men who appeared to be between 18 and 20 years old.”
That meant no more magical thinking for Winder:
“Before this incident, I was one of those black women saying, ‘These young black men shouldn’t go to prison. These 16-, 15- and 14-year-olds who do these crimes, they should get out, go to juvenile detention and be rehabilitated,'” she said to Ledger, while telling her story at a Muscogee County Victims Witness Assistance meeting at the Government Center. “But when you’ve got two guns in your face, and these boys standing over you saying, ‘You b—-,’ and they don’t give a damn about you … I immediately changed.”
Not everyone in Winder’s town changed. The paper talked to J. Aleem Hud, executive director of Project Rebound Inc., an organization that aims to empower black youth. Hud says he know who is responsible for the epidemic of black crime in America: White people.
Hud said black people survived slavery by sticking to African village traditions. But that ended with school integration: “Many black children went to white schools where they were placed in special education classes, away from the nurturing of black teachers,” he said. “Desegregation disrupted the values and folkways of our community, disrupted our lifestyle, made us vulnerable to drugs,” Hud said. “And once drugs came in, it changed the entire order of the African-American community.”
He did not say it, but any Critical Race Theorist will tell you that black people may be using drugs, they may be selling drugs, but white people are the ones bringing drugs into black nieghborhoods.
Hud said the community will have to return to its roots to regain a sense of identity. That’s why he promotes the principles of Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday that’s observed in December.
In Chicago, Deonta Mackey won’t be celebrating any more Kwanzaa holidays. When he and two of his friends say a middle aged white guy, all bundled up against the cold, pumping gas in a lower middle class neighborhood this week, they thought they had an easy mark.
“As the sergeant handed over his wallet and other valuables, he reached for his gun and shot the gunman in his head, police said. The other two men fled the scene,” reported DNAinfo web site.
And all this happened a few days before and after hundreds of people gathered in Miami to remember Trayvon Martin, and how, says Ebony Magazine and Daily Beast, white fear caused his death. And the “death of countless others.”
These are just some of the hundreds of examples of racial violence and lawlessness in more than 80 cities around the country as documented in my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America.
Thomas Sowell said : ”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.
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