Two weeks in September
A smattering of black mob violence from around the country.
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By Colin Flaherty
By Colin Flaherty
Large scale black mob violence is now a regular feature of life in many American cities.
Not just places like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Boston and Washington, D.C.
But smaller cities as well. Place like Irondequoit, New York. Grandview, Missouri. Peoria. Springfield.
Big or small, they share this: Local media is loathe to report it.
A smattering from the first two weeks of September:
In Kansas City, hundreds of black people created mayhem and violence last Saturday night at the Country Club Plaza, part of an upscale shopping district. Mounted police and members of the SWAT team used pepper spray to subdue and disburse the crowd.
Tweeting from the scene, local NBC reporter Garrett Haake said “Police and teens tell me after a movie got out, a large group came here to avoid the curfew and a fight broke out. Police arrived and sprayed.”
Assaults, robberies, vandalism, broken jaws, property destruction and other mayhem are a “perennial problem” at the Plaza, says one Kansas City TV station.
For three years, city officials have talked and talked and talked about how to stop these periodic outbursts of black mob violence. Some want a curfew. Earlier this summer, black city council members said curfews are racist because they target black people — though most news accounts refer to the lawbreakers as “teens.”
Former Kansas city mayor — and current congressman — Emanuel Cleaver said curfews don’t work: “All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry and they are going to take out their anger somewhere else.”
No one was arrested.
The night before in Irondequoit, New York, a suburb of Rochester, police had to close down a movie theater after 400 to 500 black people started fighting inside and outside a showing of the movie Insidious, Chapter 2.
“I saw police officers chasing kids, as we were pulling out of the parking lot to leave we saw police officer knock kids to the ground and one police officer was batoning kids,” said Alton Johnson to Rochester YNN.
Lt. Jonna Izzo explained it all to News 8: “They have pent up energy from being scared in the movie theater and they come out and they don’t know what to do with that energy.”
Some residents said it was strange that anyone could blame a large scale act of violence and mayhem on a movie. Other said it had nothing to with the movie: That mall and others in Irondequoit have been plagued by black mob violence for years:
“So it’s not the first time and won’t be the last !!,” said David Sevor at the web site for WHAM TV news. “It’s sad these young teenagers don’t know how to behave out in public.”
Mike Alpaha was more explicit:
It’s been a problem that has been escalating for a long time. White people are the real problem! Your all too scared to speak up and talk about the real problem!
These young black kids are out of control and have no discipline in the home. They have no respect for anyone (especially white people). But everyone is scared of being called a racist for telling it how it is.
I’m not a racist, but I can say that the inner city black youth are out of control and only getting worse!
Four police departments from neighboring jurisdictions assisted. City officials called the bus company, which returned the rioters to Rochester.
No one was arrested.
That same night in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a large crowd of black people were fighting. When it was over, one man was lying in the street, stabbed. He is in critical condition. No one was arrested.
That same night in Flint, Michigan, a local police scanner news service reported: “Officer on location with a large crowd and requesting assistance for a fight that has broken out.”
A Facebook entry picked up the story, even if this event was too common pace in Flint for the paper to report it: “I picked my daughter up with her friends,” said Marlena Henson Haubenstricker “First time…never again! These kids now days don’t know how to act. I watched yes 200 kids run out of the building into the parking lot acting wild and crazy because there was a fight!”
Everyone involved was black. Earlier this year, the FBI named Flint the most violent large city in America.
Two nights before in Indianapolis, Wednesday, police arrived at a black neighborhood to find 80 people fighting in the street, “some of whom wielded baseball bats.” The Indianapolis Star puts on its best antiseptic face:
The brawl is among a number of Indianapolis incidents in which a verbal spat among adolescents or young adults has escalated into violence among older adults.
Over the last three years, downtown Indianapolis has been the scene of dozens of cases of large scale black mob violence. Some connected to the Indiana Black Expo.
The Indy Star refuses to identify criminals by race. Which is frustrating for reader Rusty Johnson and others who wonder why the paper works so hard to refuse to identify a pattern of racial violence in that Midwestern city:
Ever come across a story and you just skip the reading and go straight to the comments? Paranoid by the fear that reading it might make you dumber? Where the comments make more sense? First one to post a link to the videos wins!
That same night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the headline reads: “Police respond to another ‘riot-like’ fight among teens.” The Sentinel said 20 – 30 people carrying bats and tasers descended on a house to continue an earlier fight that day. “This comes two days after a large brawl was caught on camera along Rudy Road,” said the paper. The principal of the school insisted race had nothing to do with violence. And there were no gunshots. Neighbors — and video — report everyone was black. And several people insist guns were fired.
That same night in downtown New Haven, two people were shot and “multiple fights broke out” after a hip-hop night club closed.
“Violence to this degree is not typical,” said the NBC affiliate in New Haven.“But when it occurs in New Haven, it almost always stems from a venue that had promoted a hip-hop event.”
Despite the “non-typical” nature of the violence, police say they are increasing patrols there. And some residents are letting their actions do the talking.
Says the NBC affiliate: “Some who live in the area say they no longer feel safe walking the streets at night. “For the last year we’ve been looking to get out. We’ve been looking to move,” said Ashley, a New Haven resident.”
Everyone involved in the fights is black. New Haven has been the site of at least a dozen cases of black mob violence over the last year. Some high profile, as was the case when a mob of black people almost killed a downtown motorcycle mechanic when they stole his vehicle as he was riding it.
That same night near the campus of the University of California Berkeley, the Patch reports police responded to a large fight, where a “22-year-old man was assaulted by eight to 10 black males.”
One night before that, police found a large disorderly crowd 50 to 100 black people in Wilmington, Delaware after responding to a 911 call for gun shots near the downtown area. One person was arrested on guy charges after a witness identified him by his distinctive pink shirt.
Wilmington has been the scene of at least a dozen case of large scale black mob this summer. Many involving gun fire. Many involving large groups of black women. The News Journal reports everything except the race:
“Pastor Rev. Derrick Johnson said the incident is part of a disturbing trend that finds groups of teens, led by girls, traveling through Wilmington looking to assault their peers, sometimes boldly supported by their parents.
“So we have girls fighting girls, sanctioned by the parents,” said Johnson, pastor at Joshua Harvest Church. “I don’t know if it’s a psychopathic gene or what, but it’s totally unacceptable.”
The night before that in Chester, Pennsylvania, 100 black people were fighting with each other and police. Police arrested 10 people between the ages of 15 and 39 for charges disorderly conduct to aggravated assault on police.
“No one in the crowd was armed, but several officers were struck, kicked and punched while trying to break up the fight,” reported the Philly.com.
Columnist Stephanie Farr tried to get to the bottom of it: “When I called Chester Police Commissioner Joseph Bail Jr. today to ask about a fight in Chester last night that reportedly involved 100 people, his first response was “We’ve had bigger.”
On Sunday, September 8, a video shows nine black people invading the home of an 85-year old disabled Vietnam vet in Grandview Missouri. They threatened him with a gun. Then stole his antique gun collection, ammo, a cell phone and other valuables.
Two days later, they returned: Different people. Same result: They threatened the veteran. Stormed into his house. Stole. And left. All on video.
One person is in custody in connection with the robbery.
Late Saturday night, September 7, a large crowd of black people were fighting at a roller skating rink in Antioch, California when shots rang out. One person died. Two were wounded.
At another roller rink on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, police had to use mace to break up a large fight among black people.
A few days before that, September 4, a mob of black teens stormed a Jacksonville Taco Bell. On video.
“Some experts says this is a trend we can expect to see more of,” said the anchor for Action News in Jacksonville, as she talked over a video of 300 black people storming and looting a local Wal-Mart last summer. They had just come from a similar large scale violent event at a local party. Then the parking lot. Then the store.
In August, the same station reported that large groups of teenagers with bats and pipes and other weapons had been involved in at least three other attacks. All the suspects are black.
Jacksonville was also the site of large scale black mob violence over the Memorial Day weekend. Much of it on video.
“During the three-day holiday weekends, residents and business owners know that racial violence is a regular and unwelcome occurrence,” said Chuck White, of AM1600 WZNZ. “Business owners are asking for help from police before their businesses are ruined.”
On September 4, “officers responded to a large fight at Sheridan Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.” Fifteen to 20 black people were involved. Police shut down the park.
In the first week of the month, Cleveland experienced two attacks on gay people at the hands of black mobs. Both took place at the same bar. One crowd was about ten people. The other twenty. One attack was caught on video. The two attacks are part of a series of at least five attacks over the summer connected to Cocktails Cleveland.
The Cleveland area has been the site of at least a dozen other episodes of large scale black mob violence — some requiring dogs to bring under control.
The local paper describes the alleged rioters as “people behaving badly.” Much of the violence is also centered around Cleveland Heights. The headlines from earlier this year tell the story: “Large disorderly gatherings in Cleveland Heights require police intervention.”
The gatherings are black.
On September 1 in Saginaw, Michigan, “two people were shot outside a Saginaw nightclub after a large fight erupted early Sunday, Sept. 1, according to police,” said MLive.com. The shooters and the fighters are black. The club is located across the street from the police station.
Kansas City video of violence:
KCPD responds to incident on Plaza, uses pepper spray on crowd – KSHB.com
Video: Don’t make the black kids angry:
Congressman: Don’t make the “black kids angry.”
Irondequoit movie theater closes because of pent up energy.
Jacksonville Taco Bell.
Jacksonville school fight.
Jacksonville Memorial Day.