Three cities have cancelled their fireworks this year because of the threat of a repeat of black mob violence from year’s past. That story will come out at WND within a few hours.
So I dashed off a few emails to public officials for comment. And here is what I got.
First my letter.Then the response.
From: Colin Flaherty [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 1:36 PM
To: Dan Pocek
Subject: From Colin Flaherty for Mayor Pocek
I am a reporter for World Net Daily ion Washington D.C.
I write about racial violence.
I’m doing a story about how several cities are canceling their July 4 celebrations this year because of trouble last year with black mob violence.
Here’s a chapter on it from my book: White Girl Bleed a Lot.
Fourth of July – Epidemic of black mob violence: White Girl Bleed a Lot.
Any thoughts about black mob violence in Bedford?
Fair to call it black mob violence?
here is what I got back: (Did anyone notice a denial in there?)
Bedford is a charter city with the Chief Executive Officer being the city manager, as such that is my position. In my position, I also serve as the City’s Safety Director.
I am a little perplexed and at a loss to understand your email to our Mayor.
You state that you write about “racial violence,” and go into a diatribe about some alleged incidents here. You further indicate something about “trouble with black mob violence,” assuming somehow that Bedford experienced “black mob violence.” I am appalled with your insinuation. Both white and black residents of Bedford would also be appalled at such an insinuation. Maybe you have our city confused with some other city.
In no way were our fireworks cancelled based on such erroneous innuendos, misstatements and “race-baiting” conjectures. Is there anything in that statement you might not understand?
I find your email contemptuous and without merit or substance. You allege to be a reporter. Assuming you might actually be one, I would be most happy discuss with you how far off base you actually are.
Henry J. Angelo
165 Center Rd.
Bedford, Ohio 44146
Then I asked him one more time about black mob violence in Bedford.
Here is what I got back:
I just received this. After your telephone message, I would have expected no less. Your vocabulary leaves a lot to be desired and your writing skills are more along the lines of fiction. The statement credited to me, “But he did say it was “contemptuous” that anyone would notice,” is pure fabrication. So much for any real dialog……….
If possible in your world, have a good day.
Henry J. Angelo
He, of course, inserted a few extra quotation marks, making it seems as if the entire quote was his. Not just the contemptuous part.
Nice try. Still waiting.
July 4 Fireworks Canceled in Bedford | FOX8.com
Eight Arrested at Shaker Heights 4th of July Fireworks Celebration – Police & Fire – Shaker Heights, OH Patch
Mob of Black Teens Attack Whites in Columbus After Fireworks
Bedford fireworks show may fizzle | cleveland.com
Richfield ends Fourth of July Carnival due to gang presence | Sun CurrentSun Current
Letter: If we close the Fourth of July carnival, the ‘hoodlums’ have won | Sun CurrentSun Current
Carnival still off in Richfield, police still ready for trouble | Sun CurrentSun Current
Shaker Heights residents cheer city’s decision to not hold Fourth of July fireworks show in 2013 | cleveland.com
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.
Get it here:
Hello Mr. Flaherty,
I was wondering if you had the email for our friend in denial Mr. Angelo?
(I could call him but then he’d have my number, and he’s just to “peculiar” of a person for that)
I was stunned to read his “rebuttal”.
Clearly he didn’t do his homework or he’d have known where his dishonest & personal replies would have ended up.
I would like to voice my opinion, of his now public opinion, to him myself.
Thank you for your time, and your work sir.
Here it is. Be nice.
keep me posted, or copy what you write to this blog…
Methinks he doth protest too much.
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