Your videos on attacks along bike trails helped me the other day. I live in a Wisconsin town of about 15,000 that is around an hour and a half-hour from the Twin Cities. I was on a bike ride on our bike trail last week, came around a bend and there were three black teenagers standing in the middle of the trail looking up and down the trail. I ride faster than most and did not have time to turn around so I accelerated even faster as I approached them. The more muscular kid looked me up and down, a look I’ve seen before when criminals are looking for someone to jack. He moved aside and I flew by.
I had just passed by two joggers a mile back and I knew at least one of them would be running in to these kids. You’ll probably say this was dumb, but instead of bypassing the kids when I got to the end of the trail and had to turn around to get back home, I slowed to a pace so that when I turned around and got back to these kids, that jogger would be there. I was worried he was going to get attacked.
After I turned around and rode back, there were the kids in the same place, looking side-to-side up and down the trail. I was flying even faster this time and as I passed by the kids, the muscular one said something to me. Just ahead, around the bend, I came up on the jogger. He must’ve turned around when he came around the bend and saw the kids standing there. I pulled off the trail a mile ahead and called the cops and told them there were some kids up to no good on the bike trail. They said they’d send out a deputy. I never heard back from them.
We’re a college town that is “down with the cause.” The university removed a very old painting in one of the buildings that depicted a French fur trader from the 1600s because it’s an example of white male colonialism, of course.
BTW, check out some of the Madison School Board meetings from up here in Wisconsin. We’re seeing a lot of the same stuff you document in schools elsewhere happening in the capital city.
This happens a lot to old people. The older the better. Listen to what the sheriff said.
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.
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“Every time there is an event going on, people want to pull out guns and go crazy,” said Big Mike, a Milwaukee video blogger. “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.”
All over the country are surprised when they hear about the intensity and frequency of racial violence in Wisconsin.
In New York, the locals talk about the best place to get a bagel. In San Francisco, it’s the Italian restaurants.
In Milwaukee, the discussion often turns to race riots: Which was the worst? The spontaneous violence of the 2011 State Fair, where hundreds of black people beat and terrorized crowds of fairgoers? Or was it the annual rolling race riot known as Juneteenth?
If so, what year?
Others say Fourth of July. For at least three years since 2010, groups of hundreds of black people have done all sorts of bad things, requiring mounted police, helicopters, and paddy wagons to bring it under control.
And let’s not forget the random acts of racial violence in buses, on street corners, at shopping centers, and in other public places that are so popular on YouTube. Or River Splash? Or Greek Fest? Or the other festivals with fighting and gunfire where things got a ‘little out of hand?’
Let’s start with the July 4, 2011.
It started out like a flash rob that could have been in Philadelphia or Chicago or any of the dozens other cities around the country where black people meet at, rush in, and rob a store.
The next day, more and more victims of this racial violence came forward, describing the attacks, the laughing, the beating, the weapons. “They were just having a good time,” said one of the victims of the attackers, referring to the laughing and joking during the violence.
At first, the police brass ignored the mob attack. But after the victims went to local talk radio, things changed. The chief of police started singing a different tune. Crime is color-blind, he said.
But by then it was too late: The people of Wisconsin and Milwaukee knew two things: One, they had a full-scale race riot; and two, the police were not capable of calling it by name, let alone do anything about it.
Contemporary news accounts are sketchy at best. But one year later, after another massive disturbance where fifty-four people were arrested as a helicopter kept tabs, witnesses recounted their experiences from 2011.
“On our Juneteenth 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?”
At least one local media personality had no trouble calling this violence for what it is. Talk show host James Harris, formerly of 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee, told a television audience the facts about the “White Girl Bleed a Lot” beat down:
It wasn’t a color-blind crime. And it’s something that’s happening all over the nation. We have this epidemic of black young teenagers that are having mob violence, mob activity from Washington DC out to Denver over in the South as well.
(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 reason why this was a PC response was because it was black mob violence.
That’s a whole lot of truth-telling in one place. So now we know that even truth-telling cannot stop racial violence—at least in that dose—because just a few weeks later it all began again.
August 5, 2011, 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. It was complete chaos for two hours. Then it continued outside, where state police directed traffic while a race riot raged yards away.
“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. They were knocking people off their motorcycles.”
“As we got closer to the street, we looked up the road, and we saw a quite a bit of commotion going on and there was a guy laying in the road. He wasn’t even moving.
Finally a car pulled up. They stopped right next to the guy, and it looked like someone was going to help him. We were kind of stuck, because we couldn’t cross.
Traffic was going through. Young black men running around, beating on people, and we were like ‘Let’s get the heck out of here.’ The light turned, and I got attacked from behind. I just got hit in the back of the head real hard.”
The local TV had a report about the extreme violence and chaos. The attacks were “racially motivated” said witnesses. Seven police officers were injured. Thirty-one black people were arrested. “The violence left workers and patrons of the fair in West Allis shaken and reminded many of the mob-like disturbances that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend in Milwaukee.”
“There’s kids running all over the place. They’re just screaming, running. I’ve got a customer on the floor over here. They’ve busted out a glass table. Get people over here,” a Boston Store employee told 911 dispatchers.
“We need police right away. At Boston Store. They’re taking over the store. Hurry. The kids are all over the place. All over. The top level. They’re just everywhere. Running, screaming, breaking things,” another frantic employee told 911.9
After they were done trashing several shops inside, they took the carnage outside.
One of the “teens” arrested for rioting at the state fair is keeping it real: “Police say the teen told investigators whites were chosen because he considered them ‘easy targets.’ ”
One year later, Milwaukee experienced another race riot. Again on the Fourth of July. Again the paper missed it: The Journal-Sentinel admitted the first they heard of the July 4th riot was when one of its readers called and told them. Here’s the late account of a big riot:
One bystander, who was attending the fireworks, called the Journal Sentinel Wednesday to say he saw a crowd of possibly 100 youth screaming and running in the area.
The police said everyone was safe. But if the newspaper went down there and figured out what was really going on, there is no record of that. For the second year in a row, I guess we’ll just have to take their word for it
Then doing it again to a different car and a different driver.
Other video showed hundreds of black people milling about, with one hitting a policeman, and others ignoring directives to disburse. The reporter said that was from a “few troublemakers.” The video of the violence was rolling as the reporter was describing the wonderful atmosphere. And oh yeah, he said this was the second year in a row they had trouble at Juneteenth.
If you are keeping count, by the summer of 2012 it was three years in a row.
Kane and the Journal-Sentinel were also probably too busy to cover the race riot just a few weeks before over Memorial Day—at the same lakefront park where all the trouble takes place on the Fourth of July holiday season. Police closed the beach after violent disturbances involving hundreds of black people.
The closure was reported in a very matter of fact tone as if it was a given. Afterward, hundreds of black people leaving the beach descended on a nearby shopping district where they wrecked and looted a Whole Foods grocery store and a McDonald’s. FOX6 News obtained amateur cell phone video showing the chaos:
“There were cars stopping, yelling at the kids, telling them to stop; one man said ‘stop fighting stop fighting’ they kept on fighting,” said eyewitness Allen Miller. “Other kids were trying to pull them apart. They just would not stop.”
“I seen like, eight motorcycle cops, two horse cops, about five cop cars, seven cops across the street. They were right here on the sidewalk right in front of McDonald’s, and they were climbing over the rail bottoms, standing here yelling to go, stop, or keep fighting,” Alan Miller, who witnessed the ordeal, said.
The incident is similar to one last Fourth of July when a black mob ransacked a gas station just a few blocks away.
Police made four arrests—all day. If you look at the crime statistics—this riot never happened. So for everyone keeping track, we covered the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and the State Fair.
“Colin, what about St. Patrick’s Day, 2012?” you might be asking.
The Journal-Sentinel might be sleeping their way through many of these disturbances, but every once in a while the self-proclaimed “watchdogs” wake up long enough to report something useful. In 2012 they did confess that Milwaukee police were underreporting violent crime to make the city look safer than it really was.
When Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn touted the city’s fourth-straight year of falling crime in February, hundreds of beatings, stabbings and child abuse cases were missing from the count, a Journal-Sentinel investigation found.
More than 500 incidents since 2009 were misreported to the FBI as minor assaults and not included in the city’s violent crime rate, the investigation found. That tally is based on a review of cases that resulted in charges – only about one-fifth of all reported crimes.
They do report that the department mishandled cases involving people who were arrested. But there’s not a word about cases of mob violence where police were present and no one was arrested.
OK, watchdogs, you can go back to that shady tree behind the barn now.
It is not just Milwaukee. Earlier this summer, a black mob in Green Bay attacked two off duty Minneapolis police officers. There may have been some harsh language exchanged.
Last summer, the Wisconsin Badgers football team planned on riding Montee Ball all the way to a national championship — right after Ball received the Heisman trophy. That ended when a mob of black people attacked Ball and his girlfriend. And Ball was never the same.
And don’t forget Sheboygan. It happens there too.
If Wisconsin is the (surprising) site of some of the most frequent and intense racial violence in America, it is also home to some of its most fervent deniers.
Belton is a sympathetic victim most can relate to in terms of having elderly relatives or friends we would never want to see fall prey to merciless young thugs. But just like with Martin, initial reports of the crime have been muddied by further revelations.
One suspect in Belton’s murder claimed the old man was selling them crack cocaine before the murder.
Belton’s family vehemently denied the allegation, but, just as with all criminal cases, things may not be as cut and dried as they first seemed.
Which in Wisconsin, is no surprise at all.
In 2010, the State of Wisconsin made Juneteenth a state holiday.
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.
”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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