Is it the Knockout Game? Everyone wants to know.
In Milwaukee, call it whatever, lots of people know they have a problem with black mob violence.
A preview of an article at WND. Links below.
By itself, four black people in Milwaukee punching Tim Bessette in the face, knocking him out, breaking bones in his face, laughing and running away, does not constitute a national emergency.
Not matter how badly he was hurt. No matter how much he insists he is a victim of the Knockout Game.
It might not even be the Knockout Game — not the way the New York Times, CNN and other media define it.
To most reporters — i.e. most of the people writing about how the Knockout Game is a myth — they imagine the game is played by a set of rules: Racially undefined teenagers get together and plan to punch someone in the face.
If there is no planning, then there is no game. And never, never, never is race involved. That’s the way the suits in the news department see it.
That’s not how the Knockout Game works. Most of the time the game is spontaneous. Sometimes the victim loses a wallet or an iPhone. Sometimes not. They always laugh.
And 99 percent of the perpetrators are black. 99 percent of the victims are not. That is what people in journalism usually call a “trend.” But now call a myth.
“I could hear them as they departed joking and laughing, Bessette told the NBC News affiliate in Milwaukee. The next thing he knew he woke up lying on the ground, in a pool of blood. From his hospital bed, he watched the national news stories describe the Knockout Game as a figment of some over heated imagination.
“I sat there in total amazement.,” Bessette said. “You tell me that this pain I’ve gone through over the past two days is a myth?”
It is not a game — or a myth — to Marlin Newburn, who recently retired after 30 years as a prison psychologist and court appointed counselor. “The violence is real and based on hate,” said Newburn. “And the hate is based on race. Almost all of the black inmates I’ve dealt with over the years are raised on a diet of racial resentment and violence. But for some reason, the press either does not know it, or chooses to ignore it.”
But most people in Milwaukee are not talking to their local prison shrink. And if all they knew about racial violence in Milwaukee was what they read in the local papers, then it is easy to see how they might think black mob violence — including the Knockout Game — is a myth.
Over the last three years, Milwaukee has been a center of racial violence and media denial. It is rarely reported. Seldom acknowledged in the press, but often the topic of conversation.
Opinions are divided over which one was the worst: Was it the spontaneous violence of the state fair of 2011, where hundreds of black people beat and terrorized the crowds in and out of the fair grounds?
Or was it the annual rolling race riot and black celebration known as Juneteenth? If so, what year? Violence is a regular feature of this annual downtown party. A lot of it on video.
Some hold out for the Fourth of July. For at least three years, groups of hundreds of black people have done all sorts of bad things requiring police horses, helicopters and paddy wagons to bring it under control.
Still others say the Mayfair Mall, where hundreds of black people rampaged through the retail area, causing shop owners and shoppers to hide behind locked doors, dial 911, and cower in fear as they begged police to hurry up. That’s on video too.
And let’s not forget the random acts of racial violence in buses, street corners, shopping centers and other public places that are so popular on YouTube.
Many documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
The title of the book comes from Milwaukee, Fourth of July, 2011: 50 to 100 black people rampaged through a local convenience store, looting candy and groceries. On video.
They went to a nearby park where they met a few white kids and beat them up, badly. At one point, a black woman was standing over a white woman. She motioned to her accomplices to look down at the ground. “White girl bleed a lot,” she said, laughing.
“They were having such a good time,” said one of the victims, referring to the laughing and joking during violence. Sound familiar?
“The prison inmates I met over the years took great delight in remembering their violent experiences,” Newburn said. “It was never about the money. It was never some kind of scene from Les Miserables where desperate people are doing desperate things, no matter how many reporters thing differently.”
The day after the White Girl Bleed a Lot attack, a few of the victims went to the police station to ask if their attackers were in jail. Police told them there was no report on their assault. It never happened.
A few days and a few calls to talk radio later, the police chief and the mayor held a press conference, telling everyone how sorry they were for not taking the crime more seriously. They both however, denied race had anything to do with it.
This attack came just a few weeks after the black holiday celebration in Milwaukee known at Juneteenth. News accounts are, at best, sketchy. But one year later, after another massive disturbance where 54 people were arrested as a helicopter kept tabs, witnesses recounted their experiences from 2011.
My girlfriend and I walked up to Juneteenth last year from Riverwest; we got there right at the end. Anyways, on our walk back home, a half a dozen squad cars rushed past us and one squad car stopped. The officers were wearing full riot gear and said something to the likes of ‘What the hell are you (white) people doing in this neighborhood? Get the out **** of here, don’t you know there is a riot going on a block away?
Just a few weeks after that, it happened again. This time at the bucolic Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee.
There, hundreds of black people beat up white people, damaged their cars, hurled racial epithets, and caused chaos inside and outside the gates of the State Fair. Much of the panic and terror captured on 911 calls that were later released to the media.
Groups of black people ran down the midway, pushing and beating people, stealing from vendors. It was complete chaos for two hours. Then it continued outside, where state police directed traffic while a race riot raged yards away.
Here’s some audio: This is what a race riot sounds and feels like, from August 5, 2011:
“They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever. It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran from St. Francis who says young people beat on his car.
“I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn’t do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody’s windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it.”
Eric, a war veteran, said that the scene he saw Thursday outside State Fair compares to what he saw in combat.
“That rated right up there with it. When I saw the amount of kids coming down the road, all I kept thinking was, ‘There’s not enough cops to handle this.’ There’s no way. It would have taken the National Guard to control the number of kids that were coming off the road. They were knocking people off their motorcycles.”
Outside of Milwaukee, people are always surprised when I ask if they knew that Milwaukee was a center of racial violence and media denial. Few know.
But in Milwaukee, more and more people do. And despite a virtual media blackout on most of the cases of black mob violence, some people speak out. One is “Big Mike” Hagler, a video blogger who had just about all he can take from regular and frequent and intense black mob violence.
“Every time there is an event going on, people want to pull out guns and go crazy,” said Hagler said. “Everything is getting cancelled: State fairs. Summerfest.”
“All people want to do is fight. Y’all acting like animals. And it is crazy to say it is our own people acting that way.
It’s crazy when you go to an event and there be a majority white people there. As soon as black people come around that get to moving out of the way. They already know what is going to happen.
It’s like when you want to go to Juneteenth. I ain’t going to go to Juneteenth because people already know what is going to happen. People are going to be shooting and fighting.”
Milwaukee lost one of its more powerful truth tellers last year when talk show host James Harris took his show to Phoenix. Right after the White Girl Bleed a Lot beat down, Harris told a Sunday news television audience the facts of life:
“This was not a color-blind crime. We have this epidemic of black teenage mob violence happening all over the country.”
“It is from a perfect storm of entitlements, political correctness, and white guilt where people are afraid to identify who are doing the crimes and why they are doing it.
“(The Mayor and Police Chief) were more worried about being accused of racial profiling that the fact that black mobs were roaming down the streets hurting people.”
This was a PC response because it was black mob violence. You guys (fellow panelists) are in denial…. We have a real problem. A real sickness in the (black) community, that until we address it, it will continue to explode.
Milwaukee and other major cities in this country are facing a crisis of mob violence this summer. And if the powers that be refuse to identify the problem, how can they expect to combat it?
Two years later, Tim Bessette is asking the same question. And getting the same answer.
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