© Miri WTPOTUS 2011
London burns. Thank goodness it can’t happen here. Or can it?
Disturbing riots in London are variously attributed to disaffected “youths”; to anger over the shooting of a gangbanger by a policeman; to “children” engaging in hooliganism because their parents are uninvolved; to hooded political dissenters, stirred up by unions and activist groups in protest of UK anti-austerity actions; or to “flash mobs” organized via social media by thugs who want only to take things they can’t afford to buy.
While leaders in the UK crack down, putting more police on the streets, even talking (disturbingly) about shutting down Blackberry instant messaging systems, similar incidents occur here, throughout our country, mainly ignored by the NATIONAL news media. Why? Because the perps are black and the victims are not?
These racial hate crimes are ignored, not only by our Justice Department but also, studiously, by the lamestream media. Here’s a recent story from Wisconsin:
“It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people.” … “They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever.” …
“It was 100% racial,” claimed Eric, an Iraq war veteran who [said] that young people beat on his car. …
Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night.
Here’s another story, this time from Pennsylvania:
PITTSBURGH — About 100 teenagers swarmed from a McDonald’s to Trader Joe’s to a new Target store during a riot … the trouble started … where Mount Ararat Baptist Church had just wrapped up its community picnic. … “They came in Target, they were throwing chairs, everybody went running,” said witness Shauny Bowe. … “They went to McDonald’s, and they told people to get out, cussing and swearing. They were about to taze people. I was scared for my life.”
Here’s another horrific attack by a mob of African-American “youths”, another hate crime perpetrated by blacks on people because they are of another race, sex, or sexual orientation. Where is Eric Holder and the Justice Department? Where are the federal charges for hate crimes?
Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.
“They just said ‘Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,’ ” said Perry, 22 … Perry was among several who were injured by a mob they said beat and robbed them and threw full beer bottles while making racial taunts. The injured people were white; the attackers were African-American, witnesses said.
Another mob attack took place that same night, in a nearby park. Police originally tried to downplay the story at a press conference,
[Police chief Edward] Flynn attempted to defuse reports that mobs of youth were running through the Riverwest neighborhood attacking citizens. However, he acknowledged that those responsible for the BP store looting and attacks … had mob-like characteristics.
Nobody’s talking about the hate aspect of these crimes. In fact, Chief Flynn seems quite reluctant to talk about it, although he acknowledges that hearing racial epithets while being victimized might be “terrorizing.”
The media would splash this story on front pages across the nation, or feature it as the top story of the day ad nauseum, if the alleged perps were white and the victims non-white, as this blogger agrees.
Instead, they seem to go out of their way to NOT cover the story or, if they do cover it, to downplay the racial aspect and refer to the alleged perps as “kids”, “teens”, “bullies”, “children” or “young boys.” Why is that?
This has happened with increased frequency across the country in recent years. Here’s a story from Columbia, Missouri, 2009:
Adam Taylor, 25, was robbed and assaulted … he was walking through the parking garage when five or six males in their mid- to late teens approached him, kicked and punched him and stole his wallet.
Notice anything missing? An accurate description of the perps? Mind you, they hadn’t yet been identified and the police were hunting for the perps. That story says the victim suffered “minor injuries”, although another story reports that he suffered
bruising of the brain, severe whiplash, scratches on his face and internal bleeding.
Apparently readers of the first story noticed what was missing from the description and asked online why race was omitted from the descriptions. Perhaps they’d seen video of this horrific attack on another news outlet. An employee of the news outlet weighed in:
To describe someone as black and in his mid- to late teens doesn’t narrow down a description sufficiently to help the public identify a suspect. The Missourian publishes full descriptions provided by victims to police when the description contains three, unchangeable characteristics, like height, weight, a specific facial feature, skin color, a tattoo. The description provided by the victim to police in this case was practically useless (no fault of the victim who was certainly terrified and in no state of mind to remember more specific details — and that is one of the reasons eyewitness identifications of suspects often result in wrongful convictions). … We think the description provided contributes nothing useful to one of the goals of such reporting: locating suspects. We don’t hide useful information from our readers. We do, however, practice a certain restraint with regard to including race when it is irrelevant. And by the way, most crime in Columbia is not black on white.
So right away we spot the “editorializing” in her response. Why include the allegation that eyewitness identifications “often” result in “wrongful convictions?” She knows this for FACT? Well, video doesn’t lie.
Lucky for this victim, there were cameras. In this instance, the white victim did report that the perps were black, so the three elements required by her standards were met: race, age, sex. So why not issue an accurate description? Political correctness that is going to get more people killed.
“Just the facts, ma’am” has apparently fallen out of favor. Now the media censor facts, presumably to protect us from our racist selves.
There’s another aspect to this story, however. The perps, upon being caught, admitted that they were playing a game!
Teens arrested on suspicion of robbing and attacking a Columbia man three weeks ago in a downtown parking garage said they did so as part of a game called “Knock Out King.” … Police interviews with the suspects revealed that they had discussed the attack prior to its execution and that it was part of a game, according to the statements.
In this case, some perps were caught and convicted of second-degree robbery. No hate crime charges. No assault charges, even. No conspiracy charges, either. We wouldn’t want to pile on these “young boys.” We wouldn’t want to ruin their lives.
One opinionator decried the harsh sentence one of these “really stupid kids” got. The column provides loads of sympathy for the perps and seems to blame the victim’s mother for inciting anger among the public, which caused “overkill” in sentencing, in his warped opinion.
No, but they do a damned good job of convicting criminals and (with luck) keeping them off the streets.
No feds came in to protect Adam Taylor’s civil rights.
This Knock-Out King Game, also known as the Knock-Out Game, is well known to law enforcement, if not reported by the media. One story, already cited, did attempt to explain the “game”, but notice how the academic glosses over the racial aspect:
University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences Professor Dave Geary doesn’t blame society. Geary said the “Knock Out King” game is a twisted way of showing dominance within a group of teenagers.
“This sort of thing, I’ve seen happen before,” Geary said. “It’s just showing off a display of physical strength and prowess. It’s just a status-oriented thing.”
The game is also “played” in nearby St. Louis.
Retired Sgt. Don Pizzo … recalls “three or four” reports of the “Knock Out Game” or “the Knock Out Kings” going back to 2008.
“Normally it was a group of black males, one of which would strike him as hard as he could in the face, attempting to knock him out with one punch,” Pizzo said. The attacks fit a pattern, Pizzo recalls, black attackers on a white victim — and the victim was often an older person walking alone.
A particularly tragic and gruesome result of this “game” came to pass, when
72-year-old Vietnamese immigrant Hoang Nguyenwas beaten in cold blood by four black “youths” while walking home with his wife from a grocery store. The man died. The perps were NOT charged with a hate crime or with violation of Mr. Nguyen’s civil rights.
Here’s a case from South Carolina, reported in a UK newspaper:
Four members of a teenage gang have been charged under a state’s lynching law after allegedly beating an 18-year-old student so badly he required facial reconstruction surgery.
South Carolina prosecutors have charged the boys with second-degree assault and battery by mob, a crime which until last year was known as lynching.
The eight members of the gang, the youngest of whom is just 13, allegedly set upon Carter Strange in a parking lot as he jogged back to his home in Columbia. … He was left with a broken nose and a broken eye socket, and doctors had to operate to remove a blood clot.
Mrs Strange arrived in court on Friday with her husband, John, to watch as the eldest of the gang, 19-year-old Thyeem Henrey, was charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob, common law robbery, and criminal conspiracy.
A 14-year-old, 15-year-old, and 16-year-old appeared in juvenile court to be charged with strong arm robbery, second-degree assault and battery by a mob, and criminal conspiracy.
A 13-year-old and three other 16-year-olds were charged with criminal conspiracy. They are all too young to be named.
The brutal beating happened last Sunday, when Carter, described as a “sweet and quiet” boy, was jogging back home from a friend’s house.
No federal hate crime charges. No federal civil rights violations charged. In yet another case from St. Louis, the victim was a white gay man:
Youths in St. Louis playing the knock-out game beat a gay man near the Galleria in St. Louis. The victim has a broken nose, a sore jaw and a black eye.
The attackers were screaming “f*cking f*ggot” while they beat the gay man.
A robbery victim attacked near the Galleria says he was targeted for the “knock-out” game in which gangs of teens strike someone until they are knocked unconscious.
22-year old Matthew McLeod of Crestwood had just left the Richmond Heights MetroLink station Thursday at 2:30 PM when a group of five [black] teens approached him on the Galleria Parkway near the I-170 overpass. McLeod said he was struck by two of them once in the eye and nose and once on his jaw. Witnesses saw him fall down and called police.
McLeod said the teens cursed him for his sexual orientation before striking him.
Richmond Heights police were able to round up the 15 to 16-year olds and turn them over to juvenile authorities. The victim’s mother, Sue Lamartina-Virga said police told her the youths confessed to “playing the ‘knock-out king’ game” and targeting Matthew because he looked feminine.
So a double whammy of a hate crime, and yet no federal civil rights violations alleged. No federal hate crime charges, so far. Here’s another “flash mob” incident, this one near Philadelphia:
UPPER DARBY — A mob of about 40 people stormed into the Sears department store on 69th Street Thursday, and in a flash stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, officials said.
Police were able to round up 15 juveniles and one adult, 19, all from West Philadelphia.
“They came in on the El train and hit Sears,” police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “They stole sneakers, socks, watches, whatever they could get their hands on, and left.
“Imagine the guts of this gang of young hoodlums. One was 11 years old. The others arrested ranged from 12 to 16 years old. They planned this out earlier in the day on a social networking site. It was pre-planned. They got on the El, got off at 69th Street Terminal and walked up the hill to Sears.”
Here’s a case from Dallas, Texas:
With 16 surveillance cameras inside and out, [Sam Farah] has the video to prove it. Last week, a mob of people descended on his store all at once after midnight .
“They start trashing the store [and] eating,” Farah said while watching surveillance video of the incident. “It’s like they’re robbing the store.”
While several paid, the rest ate, drink and stole before police could get there, Farah said.
“We had to clean up for two hours,” he said. “Plus, merchandise is gone. A bunch of merchandise is gone.”
Farah estimated he lost up to $500 that night.
There are many more examples out there. One must wonder how this would be covered in the lamestream media if these were mobs of white “youths” organizing via social media in order to rampage through businesses, bent on theft and destruction.
Or if white “youths” played “a game,” the intent of which is to assault vulnerable non-whites, such as the elderly, women, or gay minorities.
If white gangs accosted minorities on the street or in parking garages, striking them in a “game” to see if the person could be knocked out with only one blow, while shouting racial or anti-gay epithets at them, what do you imagine would happen?
Would the lamestream media camp out on Eric Holder’s doorstep, demanding to know why he doesn’t press FEDERAL charges against these “young boys” (and girls)?
Would race-baiters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson call for Holder’s resignation and for his boss to be impeached?
To quote Cosmo Kramer, “You better believe it.”
If you want to know WHY there are no federal charges in these many cases, this website supplies the answer the lamestream won’t:
Attorney General Eric Holder testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 25  and gave startling testimony that means Christian ministers and whites will not be protected under the hate crimes statute proposed by the Department of Justice. Holder says that the proposed statute would only protect “traditional” victims of hate crimes, and then he goes on to name a series of Democratic Party constituencies. …
Holder: “Well the statute would not necessarily cover that. On the other hand, I think the concern that actually has been expressed is if the action was reversed. . . . We are talking about, if in fact the person, we are talking about crimes that have a historic basis. Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of their skin color, sexual orientation, that is what this legislation is designed to cover. The fact that someone might strike somebody as a result of pure speech, again, . . . we don’t have the indication that somebody was motivated to strike at somebody because they were in one of these protected classes. That would not be covered by the statute.” …
Holder explicitly says the proposed law only protects classes “where there is a history” of violence against those groups. “What we are looking for here in terms of expansion of the statute are instances where there is a historic basis. See, groups of people who are singled out for violence perpetrated against them because of who they are. I don’t know if we have the same historical record to say members of our military have been targeted in the same way that people who are African American, people who are Jewish, people who are gay, have been targeted over the many years.”
What a conundrum! What cognitive dissonance Holder must feel when confronted with a case like Matthew McLeod’s. He’s gay, yes, but he’s WHITE. He was attacked by members of a “protected” class. What to do, what to do?
I’m reminded of Ann Coulter’s new book Demonic, which posits that liberals love mobs. Does this despicable attitude by Eric Holder–that HIS people will not be held to the same standard as other racial or ethnic groups–explain the hubris and audacity we see in the actions of these flash mobs and game players? Eric Holder, Attorney General–chosen by the first black president who promised to be colorblind and bring all Americans together in a new “post-racial” age. How’s that hopey/changey thing working out for you?
Like the New Black Panthers who so openly violated the voting rights of white people during the 2008 election, do these thugs KNOW that nothing will happen to them? Are they assured that they won’t be arrested and charged with hate crimes or civil rights violations? Is that why, since Obama’s election, such blatant racially motivated incidents occur with increased frequency? Read all about Holder and the New Black Panthers here, here, and here.
We’ve often discussed what might happen within the next year, before the election. Just this past week, we heard a former vice president of the United States calling for an “American Spring”, inciting people to take to the streets, as did flash mobs in the Middle East, during the violent “Arab Springs”, to which the rioting in London is now compared.
We learned this past week that one of our largest unions, the AFL-CIO, helped to incite these Arab Springs, which OVERTHREW governments and REWROTE Constitutions, based upon the will of MINORITIES who protested. Writer Aaron Klein predicts that the left plans “street chaos” in Chicago this coming spring.
May, just in time for an American Spring. May, the favorite time for communist street theater.
Will Eric Holder’s Justice Department protect the people this spring? All the people, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, or ideology? Don’t bet on it. He already testified that he may not. That’s encouraging, isn’t it?
What will prevent the overthrow of our system of government and the rewriting of our Constitution, if we have no protection from rioters and thugs?
When instead, we have former vice presidents and current politicians CALLING for such uprisings? Why? Because they know We the People are prepared to vote them out, because we didn’t vote for COMMUNISM or SOCIALISM!
It’s time for the patriots in this Congress, in this government, to stand up to protect this country, our Republic, to defend our way of life, and to STOP this impending socialist revolution. Articles of impeachment might suffice. Rand Paul needs to call for Holder’s resignation and Obama’s resignation, while he’s calling for Geithner’s.
We may not have much time left. Will there be an American Spring? Will Soros and the NWO rule? Is America as we know her doomed to be “fundamentally transformed,” by any means necessary?
UPDATE 10/25/2011 “Young people” who happened to be black attacked motorists who happened to be white, in Peoria:
A Meals on Wheels delivery driver was making his way to a home in the 800 block of West Nowland Avenue about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday when he encountered a group of 15 teens – 13 males and two females – walking down the middle of the road.
The group would not yield to the motorist, who followed him until reaching the house where he had to make the meal delivery. As he exited to take the food to the door, he was verbally attacked, according to a report on the incident.
One teen called him “honky,” while another threatened to “kick his white (expletive).”
As the volunteer driver returned to his car to leave, the teens surrounded his car and pounded on it. The vehicle was not damaged, but police noted disturbances to dust on the vehicle, backing up the driver’s story.
A woman driving in the 800 block of West Brons Avenue on Saturday night was the subject of a similar, but much more aggressive confrontation. She encountered a group of more than 40 teens about 10:25 p.m.
The group surrounded the 21-year-old woman’s car and began beating on it with an object that shattered her driver’s side window. One of the boys involved in the attack also pointed a handgun in the direction of a passenger in the car, but didn’t make any threats or attempt to open the door.
When police responded, the group scattered in different directions. No arrests were made.
Both incidents remain under investigation by police. Public information officer Doug Burgess said Monday the incidents do not appear to be organized efforts, but rather the byproduct of unruly circumstances.
Those unruly circumstances will get you every time. Watch out for them.
UPDATE 10/27/2011: “Teens” attack a St. Louis man on the street, unprovoked, knocking him out and then sauntering slowly away, unafraid, as the ST. LOUIS MAYOR and his bodyguard stop to help the victim:
Quain couldn’t comprehend Wednesday why anyone would prey on unsuspecting people.
“I’m just bamboozled because it is so senseless,” Quain, 51, said. “I just don’t know how these kids can go out and do such thoughtless, gutless things.”
Quain and a neighbor, Jon Kelly, said they were walking home Friday night after buying beer at a Schnucks store on South Grand Boulevard a few blocks from their apartment when a group of teens surprised them.
“They came out of the shadows and popped him,” said Kelly, 48, of St. Louis. “One guy hit him once. He dropped like a rock. It was a knockout punch.”
Kelly said only one of the teens from a group of more than a dozen males and females punched Quain in the face. …
[Mayor Francis] Slay, Kelly and Quain speculate the attack was part of “the knockout game” in which attackers target random victims, but police say they have no evidence of that. They don’t know why Quain was attacked. …
Police have no suspects in the case.
The incident appears similar to other unprovoked attacks in St. Louis and across the country frequently spearheaded by teens. In a similar attack in April near Grand Boulevard and Chippewa Street, Hoang Nguyen, 72, and his wife, Yen, were walking from a Vietnamese market near their home when two males and two females approached, police said. Nguyen was punched in the head and kicked in the abdomen. He died at a hospital. His wife suffered an eye socket fracture after she was punched in the face.
In that case, prosecutors charged Elex Levell Murphy, 19, of the 5400 block of Geraldine Avenue, who told authorities the killing was part of the so-called knockout game.
In August, an official with Trailnet, a St. Louis organization that promotes walking and biking, said a man riding a bicycle with his girlfriend reported being punched in the face by a group of six to 10 young men on Tower Grove Avenue near Flad Avenue. Nothing was stolen from him.
As you can see, important facts are missing from the story, AS USUAL. The victim is white. The perps are black. No mention of any potential HATE CRIME charges, should they EVER find any suspects. Are they even looking? Surely there is surveillance footage somewhere. Where is the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT? Where is justice for any of these victims of SENSELESS RACIALLY MOTIVATED ASSAULTS AND MURDERS? If the races were reversed, what would the stories look like? [Update: 10/28/11: The St. Louis police inexplicably say it’s not a racially motivated crime. Community leaders, as usual, say it’s the result of teens being bored, so the community needs to provide more recreation. I love the logic. If you have no recreational facilities, then of course, your only recourse is to go out on the street and prey upon innocent people. They’re sociopaths with no consciences. That’s the problem. Good news: Six arrested. The Mayor thinks they should be charged as adults for attempted murder.] Update 2/20/13: One of those arrested for this crime, and later released because an intimidated witness refused to testify, was shot and killed by a homeowner while he was attempting to break into the person’s house. His accomplice was charged with manslaughter, not the homeowner. The deceased was 15, and only 13 at the time that he allegedly attacked Mr. Quain. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch continues to report that these knock-out “games” are not racially motivated, even though the victims are invariably of another race than the perps, who are are nearly always black or hispanic.
Update MAY DAY 2012: WND reports about an attack on a white couple by a mob of as many as 100 young blacks, which the media, as usual, studiously ignored. But amazingly enough, these weren’t just any white victims, but were employees of the very company that suppressed the news of the attack! Will Eric Holder’s Dept. of inJustice send a team to investigate this HATE CRIME? Or are they too busy trying to invent one in Florida? There have been far too many incidents like this across the country in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case for me to keep reporting them here. But here is our more recent post about the Martin case and another about a second travesty of justice involving a white woman shot and killed by a police officer.
Update March 26, 2013: A WND writer maintains a comprehensive list of these incidents. A new name for the “game” is Polar Bear Hunting, which proves that these crimes are based upon racial animus and are racial hate crimes. A St. Louis activist cites evidence that St. Louis, Missouri, media and its police department are deliberately suppressing multiple incidents of the “knockout game” so that people don’t realize how dangerous the city is becoming for white people.