After a story at WND, or a talk show appearance, or newspaper interview, someone always asks:
why.. in 2013.. does it matter if a mob of thugs busts in a house to rob it does it matter if they are black ?
Racial violence is back.
Along with widespread racial crime — even riots. In hundreds of episodes in more than 80 cities since 2010, groups of black people are roaming the streets of America — assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing.
Cities big and small. Expected and unexpected.
But local media and public officials are silent. Crime is color blind, says a Milwaukee police chief. Race is not important, a Chicago newspaper editor assures us.
That denies the obvious: America is the most race conscious society in the world.
We learn that every day from black caucuses, black teachers, black unions, black ministers, black colleges, black high schools, black music, black moguls, black hair business owners, black public employees, black art, black names, black poets, black inventors, black soldiers, black police officers.
We learn it in stories written by members of the National Association of Black Journalists.
We talk about everything except black mob violence and lawlessness. That is Taboo.
Result: Few know about it. Fewer still are talking about it. Today it is at epidemic levels at almost every city in the country.
The list of cities under attack is long and getting longer — with some cities suffering dozens of attacks in the last two years alone:
And more, more, more.
Des Moines, Iowa? Yes, at the Iowa State Fair no less — during what one cop called Beat Whitey Night.
Peoria, Illinois? Absolutely: As many as 9 race riots in 2011 alone — right in the middle of Middle America.
Milwaukee? Yes, on the Fourth of July, after looting a nearby convenience store, a crowd of nearly 100 blacks set upon a some white teens on a picnic. After beating one white woman, a black woman noted “Oh white girl bleed a lot.”
And the Milwaukee state fair is probably the most explicit and public hate crime anyone has seen in years. Hundreds of black people roamed the fairgrounds, targeting white people for violence. You didn’t hear about that?
Then you probably did not hear about the biggest race riot in America: Black Beach Week every Memorial Day in Miami Beach.
Along with the violence that often features laughing and mocking that would never make it into a move script because it is too pathological to believe.
Truth is stranger than fiction because truth does not have to make sense.
As I wrote Chapter 8 of this book on a porch in Wilmington, Delaware, 10 black men beat a delivery man unconscious.4 Laughing. Two hundred yards away. Had I not been sitting next to a fan, I would have heard it. Two months before, a dozen black people attacked joggers with tear gas at nearby Brandywine River Park. A few weeks later, a mob of 20 black people surrounded a bicyclist, knocked him down and stole his bike.
But only four people actually put their hands on the cyclist. So the newspaper said only four people were involved. This kind of math happens a lot.
A few weeks after that, ten black people attacked a minister. Leaving him dazed and confused not just about the attack, but also about all the work his church had done to preach racial harmony.
That is just a small part of the racial violence in one small town.
Almost as astonishing as the widespread racial violence is the willingness of people in authority and the media to deny it. Ignore it. Explain it away. Condone it.
Even lie about it. Those are big words. I’ll back them up.
In Chicago, after weeks of racial violence where the newspapers refused to mention the crime was almost exclusively black gangs on individual whites, the Superintendent of the Police said he knew what was causing the violence: Sarah Palin.
Yes, that is what he said. Check it out.
A year later, Chicago Superintendent McCarthy was back at it. This time in front of the microphones at WVAZ radio in Chicago.
Guess he forgot about Palin, because on this night in June, 2012, he said the problem of black violence and crime goes back to the “pilgrims.”
A member of Congress from Chicago, Bobby Rush, said black violence in Chicago was routine and the only reason anyone was paying attention to the race riots in downtown Chicago was because it was black on white violence.7This is a theme heard in Rochester, Washington, D.C., and dozens of other places: ‘What’s the big deal? This has been happening a long time in black neighborhoods.’
Congressman Rush is probably right. Which means this problem is hundreds of times worse than we think.
In the Milwaukee incident above, the police refused to even take reports or make arrests. For all intents and purposes, it would never have existed if not for the victims coming forward and demanding action.
Many do not.
In London, in the summer of 2011, rioters torched businesses and hurt people. Most of them were black. The Associated Press blamed the American Tea Party.
In Philadelphia, after years of racial abuse at the hands of black students, the school superintendent gave Asian students a pamphlet on how not to antagonize black students.
The riots on the streets of South Philly had “no racial component” and were “nothing much,” said the Mayor at first. Then events forced him to acknowledge the obvious: Groups of black people were taking racial violence to a new level.
A dangerous level. A far more frequent level.
Even many victims do not like to talk about the race of their attackers. Some are flat out afraid. Violent crime will do that to you.
In Philadelphia, one victim said talking about the race of her attackers was “creepy.” (We’ll meet her in a minute.) Her friends say pointing it out is a “racist fact.” In
Milwaukee, another victim said it would be too divisive.
In Springfield, Illinois, football fans accused a mom of being racist after she demanded justice for her son after he was almost killed at a party thrown by a black fraternity and attended by members of the football team.
The denial is deep. So is the intimidation from those who do not wish anyone to talk about this topic. Gawker.com blamed the Drudge Report for bringing the epidemic of racial violence to our attention; saying the stories were “run-of-the-mill summer crime stories that happen to involve black people.”
Deniers always say the same thing. Always at the same time: Black racial violence does not exist. But here is why it exists — and it is happening for a good reason.
The shrinks tells us we are only as sick as our secrets. Race is our biggest secret. We can end that.
Police, media and even victims may be unwilling to talk about racial violence. But YouTube and Twitter tell the truth.
I first started hearing about the recent racial crime and violence on Drudge, while researching the topic for a talk radio show my brother and I do on WDEL in Wilmington, Delaware.
One story led to five, which led to 25, which led to 125 and on and on.
I thought it would make a good magazine piece. My work and by-line has won more than 50 awards and has appeared in more than 1000 media outlets around the globe, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Miami Herald and many, many more.
I used to be a ghost-writer for the first black chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights.
I wrote a story that got a black person out of prison after he was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend. I wrote several stories about fake hate crimes.
And how they suckered the daily papers into writing them.
Today I write about racial violence and denial for World Net Daily.
Writing about race and crime was not new territory for me. But it can be treacherous. So here are my rules: No stereotypes. No generalizations. No explanations. No apologies. Just the facts, ma’am.
As I started to unravel the threads of these attacks, it became clear right away that this was happening all over the country for a at least a year or two. And that newspapers were underreporting it — when they reported it at all.
And it was a lot more than just a magazine article.
From Rochester to Charlotte to Atlanta to Los Angeles to just about everywhere, a common reaction is similar to Congressman Bobbie Rush: Nothing new. But here’s what is not being reported: These mobs pick on the weak and defenseless. Lots of gay people. Lots of women.
And lots of Asian people too. In Brooklyn, Orthodox Jews are targets.
This book has lots of links to lots of still pictures and videos. If you are reading the e-book, just click. If you are reading the hard copy, you can see the links at WND.com or in the extensive footnotes.
Most newspapers will not report what the criminals look like. But the pictures tell the story. So do the eyewitness accounts on the internet.
We will rely on local news for facts about the attacks. But for the racial identity of the attackers, we will rely on pictures from the paper, YouTube and the internet.
And of course, interviews.
A reporter for major daily paper in St. Louis defended his paper’s refusal to make any connection between race and violent crime by saying “everyone already knows who did it, anyway.”
Here we verify. Not guess.
In talking about racial crime and violence on a talk radio show my brother and I host, we learned the many people want to deny it, then explain it.
In between the denials and explanation are the crimes. And that is what this book is about.
We are going to look at how widespread and violent and detached these rioters are, then you can add your own explanations.
If that is important to you.
But the facts of the racial violence riots must come first.