There they go again: Large scale violence, gun fire, property destruction. A preview of a story at WND.com. With links below.
Terry Pulliam was flummoxed. This Jacksonville reporter and card-carrying member of the National Association of Black Journalists was on the scene of a riot: 750 black people were fighting, destroying property, stealing, assaulting, rampaging, jumping on cars, laughing, taunting, creating chaos and attacking police at a Jacksonville movie theater and mall.
All on Christmas Day. On video.
The large scale mayhem began when hundreds of “teenagers” tried to rush — without paying — into local showings of Tyler Perry’s A Medea Christmas and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. When security put an end to that, the mob took their mayhem outside. After lots of pepper spraying, police brought the crowd under control in 90 minutes and arrested five.
If Pulliam thought it was significant that everyone involved in the mayhem was black, he did not say say. Instead, he said he just could not figure out what these “teenagers” were up to. Neither could the anchor of the Channel 4 news: It looked as if there were “dozens of people” there,” she said, missing the real number by 700 or so.
“I am baffled,” Pulliam said. “I have never seen anything like this before.”
Had Pulliam read WND or used Google, he would have found out right away how easy it is to find stories about recent large scale black mob violence at malls and movie theaters all around the country. Including places like Rochester, Kansas City, Norfolk, Austin, Des Moines, Chicago, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Schenectady, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Bradenton, Atlanta and yes, Jacksonville.
And that does not count the large scale black mob violence in the streets, stores, roller rinks, bowling alleys, boardwalks, college campuses, restaurants, buses, trains, schools, beaches, weddings, graduations, funerals, stores, stadiums, arenas, downtowns, uptowns, suburbs, lingerie shops, mobile beer bicycles, Fourth of July parties, Memorial Day ceremonies, frat houses, and nightclubs in hundreds of cities big and small around the country.
Often on video. Many documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.
Last Saturday night, it happened again: Large scale black mob violence at a Jacksonville mall. More than 100 black people were waiting to see a movie in a suburb of Jacksonville when fighting and chaos began. After security disbursed the crowd, 40-50 of them went to a nearby Chick-Fil-A restaurant, where they broke a glass door, overturned furniture and even fired a gun.
A 14-year old boy was arrested.
Once again, Channel 4 did not report the crowd was black. Or that the violence was part of a pattern. But viewers had no problem figuring out on their own that their town was, once again, under siege from unacknowledged racial violence. One viewer made a list:
“Let’s see, July 17 2012 -Northside Walmart,” he said, beginning his list of recent black mob violence in Jacksonville. “Memorial Day 2013 – Jacksonville Beach. Christmas Day 2013 – Northside Towne Center. Now Orange Park Mall. Mobs all, thuggish behavior with no accurate reporting of participants. Media bias OR fear of admitting reality?”
At least two Jacksonville reporters had no trouble putting the violence in context: “Black mob violence is no different in Jacksonville than most other places in America: but that is the point — it happens a lot, the local media refuses to report it, and lots of people try to wish it away,” said Chuck White, who hosts a local talk radio show with his wife Colleen at AM 1600 the Beach. “This is the third time, in recent memory, that black youths have staged short term uprisings and there is barely a word from the local press.”
Three? At least. In 2010, 27 black people were taken to the emergency room after large scale violence at a local high school had to be quelled with copious amounts of tear gas. And this was not the first problem inside Palatka High school that week, said Channel 4.
And of course in the looting seen and heard around the world, 300 black people stormed a Jacksonville Wal-Mart in 2012 — stealing, threatening, destroying property. All on video.
If all Pulliam knew about black mob violence is what he learned at local and national meetings of the National Association of Black Journalists, then it is easy to understand why he so confused: NABJ does not focus on black mob violence or black on white crime.
Instead, the group and its members concentrate on how black people are victims of relentless white racism. And how black people are under the constant threat of white violence against people such as Trayvon Martin. At the last NABJ convention, Trayvon’s parents were featured speakers in front of a standing room only crowd, where they were received as celebrities, if heroes.
The title of NABJ luminary Brittney Cooper’s recent article for Salon says it all: “Open season on black teenagers: The onslaught of white murder.”
But black on white crime? Black mob violence? The Knockout Game? All of which exist exponentially out of proportion? Not so much: Many NABJ members say it is a hoax. Others grudgingly admit what thousands of videos show, but say it is justified. Much like the Philadelphia family court judge who recently wrote in his Field Negro blog: Black violence is easy to understand. White people deserve it.
Or, like in Jacksonville, where they did something to cause it.
A few days after the Christmas riot, another NABJ bigwig Tonyaa Weathersbee — writing in the Florida Times -Union — was happy the judge allowed several of the violent offenders to take an anger management course or enlist in the army in lieu of jail time:
“I didn’t want to see another African-American male thrust into a system that may or may not take into account all of the events that precipitated this,” the Rev. John Guns, told Weathersbee. “My fear was that they needed to be given a voice, because the system may not hear them.”
Weathersbee never really got around to telling us what “precipitated” the violence and the attack on the white female police officer. Or what the rioters wanted to say that, not being heard, sparked the violence.
But other reporters at the Times-Union were not quite as squeamish in their account of what happened that Christmas Day: “One of the young suspects refused orders to leave and began to incite the crowd yelling, “— — you, crackers, I ain’t going nowhere,” according to her arrest report. Most of the crowd was black, while several officers were white.”
For at least one resident, this latest example of black mob violence was the final straw: “It has gotten pretty bad here in the Jacksonville area,” said one resident. “Over the last few years it has gotten to where don’t really want to go anywhere where there will be a large crowd of people at night anymore. The beach incident over last Memorial Day and the riot on Christmas night have just about sealed my decision to leave this area once my kids are finished with school.”
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Mall and theater violence around the country, as mentioned in the article:
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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