They fought the law ….
For the aficionado of racial violence, a white riot is the Holy Grail: So often talked about, but so rare, some doubt it even exists.
This is in contrast to the epidemic of more than 500 cases of recent black mob violence in more than 100 cities — documented in the new book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.
On a recent Jesse Lee Peterson radio show, a caller disputed the idea that black mob violence exists out of proportion. White people are just as guilty, she said. It’s just they never get arrested.
That is why so many people were so excited at news of the recent “riot” at the University of Delaware: Finally a white riot. Finally, on video.
The occasion was a beer blast at the home of a few members of the school rugby team. On hand to film the bacchanalia were members of the Schmacked TV production crew. They specialize in capturing drunken hijinks on college campuses then showing it on MTV and later selling the videos.
In September, it was Delaware’s turn. And if acting the fool after drinking a few beers was against the law, there is no doubt this was a civil disturbance of epic proportions.
The New York Daily News gave it the full fire-alarm treatment: “University of Delaware students rampage at riot party.” ABC national news could not decide if it was a riot or a near-riot, but it did report some garbage cans got destroyed and some students were walking on people’s lawns. They called that trespassing. Other network affiliates in Philadelphia breathlessly followed suit.
But the video tapes reveal a milder story. This “riot” had major league numbers, with 3,000 students running, jumping, laughing, and stopping traffic on the main street of this Newark college town.
But the violence was non-existent and and criminality was strictly minor league. Especially when compared with some recent black mob violence.
The “riot” began when the off-campus party ended: Soon after, students filled the internet with videos of party-goers dancing on cars. Yes, that left a few dents.
But unlike a recent episode of black mob violence in a Chicago suburb in February, no drivers were attacked. Nobody threw a looted chair from a nearby vandalized store and broke the window of an SUV trapped in traffic.
Much of the mayhem and violence from the 500 black people in that episode was captured on video.
No one was arrested. Neither did it make ABC evening news.
There were no fights or stabbings at the University of Delaware “riot.” Especially if you exclude tussling for free beer.
Not like a recent episode of mob violence over the weekend at the black Virginia State University. There, hundreds of black students roamed the campus — fighting, destroying property. One person was stabbed.
One student told the CBS affiliate “it was nothing but chaos.” Another told 8 News he saw a “riot, just commotion.” Another said the mob was moving from one area of the campus to another, leaving destruction in its wake. Finally, police locked down the entire campus for 12 hours.
A warrant has been issued for the alleged stabber. As for the others, no one was arrested. Nothing, so far, from ABC news hound Diane Sawyer.
Neither was the University of Delaware mayhem anything like the huge brawl featuring 200 black students at a party at Central State University in Ohio last May. On video.
Several police officers were attacked. Two students went to the hospital. One person was arrested.
Neither did the Delaware mayhem compare to the huge fight at the black Livingston College in North Carolina last Spring. There, local news stations report 300 black people fought and destroyed property at a campus party. Two people were arrested.
Neither did the Delaware party-goers resemble the crowd at a University of Southern California party last spring. There, 400 black students did not like it when a police officer showed up at 2 a.m. to tell them their party had to end. Or least the music did.
They ignored the cop.
Then started throwing bottles and other objects at him. Soon after 80 police were in the streets in riot gear. The party ended after a few people were forcibly detained. Six black people were arrested.
At the University of Delaware, school officials banned the rubgy team for five years — the death penalty for the program. Two members of the team hosted the party, but it was not an official team function.
At USC, no one got banned. Instead, school officials held a community forum to hear students accuse the school of wrong doing: Racial profiling and and other racial abuse at this exclusive college also known as the University of Spoiled Children.
Makiah Green is a USC student who put it all in perspective — the school and the police were to blame:
I had flashbacks to an era I wasn’t even alive to suffer through. I was too scared to go outside, legitimately fearing that an officer would see me and arrest me for being Black and inquisitive.
I can only imagine how my peers felt when they saw over twenty LAPD patrol cars pull up and release 79 officers to end a peaceful, congratulatory party.
It is inexpressibly disheartening to hear fellow students recount horror stories of police brutality two weeks away from being among the first in my family to graduate from a four-year university. To know that my college degree holds no weight in the face of institutional racism and discrimination is sobering.
Today, despite the back-breaking, mind-destroying, soul-sapping institutional racism at USC, Makiah managed to overcome: She is a first year graduate student in a professional writing program. At USC.
The University of Delaware “riot” did not feature any violence directed at the police — unlike the September episode of black mob violence in the Rochester suburb of Irondequoit. There, 500 black people fought in — and outside of — a movie theater.
Several rioters attacked police, requiring use of a baton to subdue them. After the riot ended, police packed the violent mob in city buses for a trip — not to jail — but home to Rochester.
One person was detained and released, said WHAM TV news. But no one was arrested.
It is rare for anyone to be arrested in most of the examples of black mob violence documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot. At one Philadelphia high school, the principal said she did not report large scale black mob violence directed at Asian students over a several year period because she did not want to “criminalize” the students.
And besides, she said, the Asian students antagonized the black students by not knowing anything about black culture.
In Chicago earlier this year, nine black people were arrested for attacking two white people with a “sockful of locks” in a commuter train crowded with witnesses. A staffer for district attorney later dropped all charges.
In New Haven earlier this month, 500 black people attending an “All Black Affair” fought in and out of the party. And when they finished in front of one venue, they moved to another, where police had to stop the violence there. Then another, where police had to stop the violence there.
No one was arrested. Police said they were focusing on crowd control instead.
At a Baltimore skating rink, a mob of as many as 900 black people fought and destroyed property in and out of the facility, including several nearby businesses.
The dozens of examples of black mob violence connected to the rink over the last yaer range from throwing bricks through police car windows to vandalizing the Denny’s restaurant next door. The violence includes beating clerks and stealing merchandise from a nearby convenience store, fighting with police, jumping on cars – breaking windows and ruining paint – and much, much more.
Two people were arrested at the latest violence in August.
Nothing from ABC national news on that one. But ABC did tell the nation that several Blue Hens were accused of urinating in public.
But at least it was not part of an assault and robbery, as was a recent case in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this month.
There a white woman reported a car full of black people stopped and asked her for directions. They grabbed her hair, pushed her down, stole her phone, and before fleeing, they held here down, removed her pants, and one of the men urinated on her.
One man has been arrested.
Even by Delaware standards this Blue Hen mob violence was pale. Last year, for the second year on a row, a black promoter sponsored a party for students at black colleges in the area. By 2 a.m. 800 black people were outside, many fighting. Guns were fired. Cars damaged. 300 state police responded.
When asked, a spokesman for the state police said not one of their officers at the scene noticed if the entire crowd was black. Pictures at Facebook and other social media answered that question.
No one was arrested.
Despite the fact there was no violence, no property damage other than a few dented cars and pushed over fence, officials at the University of Delaware are on a full scale hunt to bring these lawbreakers to justice.
Already several students have been expelled. Ten arrested. And over the weekend, the Wilmington New Journal published the photos of 44 more alleged student rioters, most pictured in full party mode with their mouths open in a party yell. The university wants to bring them to justice as well.
The newspaper never posted any Facebook photos or videos in its short, one-day coverage of the black mob violence involving the black college students.
The 44 students face suspension, expulsion and even arrest.
Included in the Delaware 10 already charged was a co-ed accused of disorderly conduct and jaywalking. In Delaware, they call that “walking along roadway where sidewalks are provided.”
Her hometown paper in New Jersey dutifully reported the conduct and even printed her mug shot.
Very few people were crying “don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” Instead, many were irritated at the newspaper — and the University — for making such a big deal out of such a small thing. Including the girl’s father in the comments section of the local Patch:
My daughter was one of 12 who got their picture taken out of 2400 students that attended this event. She was not charged with anything more than jay walking. She will be found innocent since a picture from a video can not be enough evidence to convict.
She also turned herself in when she found out about it (You failed to mention that in your stellar investigation).
BTW there is an old lady Jaywalking on Central . Go track her down. Great job reporting Nicole . Working for the Westfield Patch. What a great job after $150K of College. You must be so proud
So this search for the Holy Grail of white racial violence must be called a disappointment .
In Albany New York, reporter Carl Seiler insists that it happens all the time, only iwhite violence is often ignored. He gives as an example a white riot called “Kegs ‘n’ Eggs” from two years ago.
The quest continues.
More links to the White Riot:
Westfield Teen Charged in College Riot for Video Series – Police & Fire – Westfield, NJ Patch
University of Delaware students rampage at riot party – NY Daily News
Five more arrested in ‘I’m Shmacked’ near-riot at UD | The News Journal | delawareonline.com
Rugby team blamed for near riot at ‘I’m Shmacked’ event
Three charged after unruly ‘mob’ breaks out in downtown Newark – Newark Post: News
▶ I’m Shmacked at University of Delaware: The Main Street Massacre Riot – YouTube
University of Delaware students rampage at riot party – NY Daily News
Livingstone College party gets out of control over the weekend Lastest News – YouTube
UPDATE: LAPD response angers students, raises questions | Daily Trojan
I’m Shmacked Appearance Triggers Near Riot at U. of Delaware – ABC News
Movie theater fight witness reflects on brawl – 13WHAM – Top Stories
I’m a Scholar, Not a Criminal: The Plight of Black Students at USC | makiah-isms
Man charged in robbery of woman who was dragged, urinated on | Star Tribune
Virginia State University on Lockdown – YouTube
▶ Brawl at Central State University (Historically Black College & University – HBCU) – YouTube
Two people shot near the Club Network following large fight | www.WHEC.com
Homecoming week turns violent at VSU | WTVR.com
5 charged after fights that closed Patrick Henry Mall | WVEC.com Norfolk – Hampton Roads
VSU identifies possible suspect in on-campus stabbing – NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News
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.
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