Oct. 16, 2013
Newspapers may be loathe to report the black mob violence that struck New Haven, Hoboken, Minneapolis and other cities over the weekend. But those involved don’t hide it. They celebrate it.
The occasion was a Sunday night “All Black Affair” at a downtown restaurant — just one of many parties that went by this name at that location. Most are targeted to New Haven black professionals. This one was for black teenagers.
It was not about a dress code.
By 9 p.m. the manager of the Kudeta (pronounced coup d’etat) knew she had more trouble than she could handle: The promoters advertised the party and charged admission. That was not supposed to happen.
Neither were the large fights that started inside and “spilled out into the streets” involving as many as 500 people in what a local TV station called a “massive brawl.”
News8 picks up the story:
Police say at some point, kids in ski masks arrived on bikes and an all out brawl broke out,” said reporter Kent Pierce. “Every available officer in the city was sent in to try and stop the fight. Even the chief of police was there.”
Eventually the fighting stopped. The crowd scattered to two other nearby teen night clubs. Police were called to stop fights there as well.
Eyewitness News in New Haven called the party a “near riot” and a “near catastrophic event.”
The New Haven Register dutifully reported “There were no reported assaults or injuries at the scene.” And that “a police investigation is looking into the possibility that laws were broken.”
For others in the downtown, lawbreaking and chaos were not a “possibility,” but a dangerous reality.
The local NBC affiliate reported “neighboring restaurants and businesses told police they feared for the safety of their customers and were locking their doors to keep out members of the crowd.”
No arrests were made because police were concentrating on crowd control, officials said.
Several party goers blamed police for causing the violence. Others at the Register web site wondered about the racial nature of the festivities: “One can only imagine the outrage expressed in this newspaper had there been a party held downtown on Sunday night for 500 people with flyers handed out calling the event “The All White Affair Party”
Miggity Mike promoted the All Black Affair. What local news called a riot, he called just having a good time. On his Instagram pages, he posted several pictures of the violence: “My Party Made the News,” be bragged. “If that doesn’t explain how big it was idk (I don’t know) what else could.”
He also encouraged party-goers to pick themselves out of videos of the news coverage because his party: “Keeps Showing Up on the News — Who Sees them self up here?”
The question received 100 likes in reply. “bro u the sickest,” said one of his admirers.
None of the New Haven media reported how the All Black Affair was not about clothing. How it was promoted by black people for black people. How this was just latest in a series of black mob violent episodes there.
In August, a downtown motorcycle mechanic was almost killed when a mob of black people pushed him off a motorcycle, then stole it.
“Our problem is that people have been reporting that this is a race-related issue, nothing in our investigation supports that whatsoever,” said David Hartman of the New Haven police department.
Editors are fond of saying that because no one carried a sign, or uttered racial slurs, or issued a press release, that means there is no evidence the violence is race-related.
But a lot of people in New Haven are starting to wonder why there have been so many recent episodes of black mob violence. And why the newspapers are loathe to cover it in any way – other than to deny it is happening.
Many examples of this kind of black mob violence are documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.
One week after the attack on the mechanic, a black mob beat a white jogger. They broke his arm, but did not steal anything from him. That came one month after a similar attack on a female security guard near the same place.
In June, four black men attacked a man with hammer, inflicting serious brain injuries on him.
In January, a white man had to be put into a witness protection program after he was the target of repeated black mob violence.
In October, two doctors in a Yale residency program were attacked by a black mob of “20 teens.” One of the doctors had his ear sliced off. A few minutes later, they found another doctor and beat him too.
In December, the local paper reported that two more Yale students were the victims of mob violence; though the paper never identified the assailants by race, witnesses and readers did — then wondered why the paper did not.
The Register also reports that illegal aliens several times have been the victims of this mob violence. But the fact that blacks are beating Hispanics often goes unreported because the illegal aliens fear contact with police.
At least one resident noticed: The reporter “has jumped through a lot of hoops to write this story,” said Steve Scott, at the Register web site. “How many black teens targeted the two white Yale students? He doesn’t tell us, but he reminds us that illegal immigrants have it so much worse…and…it was warmer than usual…and beware of the chopper-style bike…and robbery was not a motive. Whoa, covering your pc tracks while trying to write a story that was directly related to race is hard.”
New Haven was the largest occasion of racial violence over the weekend, but lots of others created varying degrees of havoc across the country.
A few hours before the All Black Affair, 82 miles down the turnpike, New York and New Jersey media responded to a similar story in a similar way: Report the crime. Ignore the racial violence.
A group of at least six black people “rampaged” through a PATH commuter train early Sunday morning. Four people were hospitalized after they were assaulted and robbed on the train near Hoboken.
Racial violence in that Northern New Jersey town barely breaks the news any more. And when it does, editors and reporters are careful never to point out the perpetrators are black.
At least one reader noticed: “black against white violent crime is the true silent epidemic.”
For frequent and regular and vicious racial violence, backed up with relentless media denial, few cities can match Minneapolis. Over the weekend, a mob of black people at the University of Minnesota assaulted and robbed at least four people in four separate attacks.
Or as the local paper calls them: “A roving pack of robbers.”
Police told the Star-Tribune “that at least one victim was inebriated at the time, and “historically, that is a factor” in people making themselves vulnerable to attack. “But weather is probably the biggest factor,” said campus police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner.
Race of the victims? Racial anger and resentment from the predators? That had nothing to do with anything. Everyone in Minneapolis knows that, so reporters did not even ask — about these assaults, or “six other similar crimes in the last two months.”
Chief Miner may think that drunken students enjoying nice weather is to blame, but federal law requires college police to list all the details of the crime. Including race. For that we turn to an obscure police report at the University of Minnesota web site to tell us what the local media would not:
“In each case, two or more victims were assaulted and robbed by a group of five or six black males. No weapons were used in the robberies, but in all four cases victims sustained minor injuries after being punched or kicked by the suspects.”
In the first few months of last year, downtown Minneapolis was the site of more than a dozen cases of black mob violence. Some leaving the victim with permanent brain damage. Some not even reported. Or investigated.
The Star-Tribune’s crime reporter was having a hard time piecing it all together: The recent increase in what he called “flash mob” violence and mayhem is “random” and “no other real pattern emerges” and the “motivation for the attack remains unclear.”
Police and reporters may have a hard time figuring it out. But more and more people in Minneapolis are realizing their downtown is caught up in a wave of racial violence, featuring groups of black people — big and small, men and women, young and not so young — marauding through the downtown; beating, hurting, destroying and stealing. Sometimes right in front of police.
A lot of it on YouTube. With lots of witnesses 15 to 20 times in 2011.
With several recent attacks in September of this year as well.
In Minneapolis, a headline from the Star Tribune tells part of the story, but conceals the rest: “Flash mob actions worry Minnesota police.” McKinney fills in some of the details about one of the incidents from March 2012:
“We were just biking, the three of us, having some laughs and enjoying the night,” said the cyclist, who didn’t want his name used out of fear for his safety. It was 7:45 p.m. and the street was crowded with people enjoying the unusually warm evening, he said.
“Suddenly “some kid” ran up to the man’s friend and punched him in the face, breaking his jaw. Another eight to 10 youths surrounded the cyclists, yelling and trying to provoke a fight.
“Two police officers had been watching seven youths at a bus stop when they saw them “suddenly surge” toward the cyclists.
“As the officers gave chase, the group fled with one victim’s bike. They ran through the seating area at Oceanaire’s patio, picking objects off the tables to throw at one of the bicyclists running after them.
Eventually four people were arrested, all black.
The bikers got off easy compared to the St. Patrick’s Day mauling 20 black people inflicted on a Minneapolis graphic artist named Pieter. He suffered serious brain injuries and now has no short-term memory. A local bank has turned videos of the crime over to the police. He is afraid to use his last name
An hour before he was beat and kicked into the Intensive Care Unit, 20 black people assaulted an out-of-town couple at the exact same intersection. The Star Tribune may be squeamish about reporting the race of the criminals, but City Pages is not:
“Melissa screamed as three separate youths came at Kirk, throwing punches. Kirk says he was able to dodge the blows. He remembers one of the assailants smiling while he threw punches, “like it was fun.” As people on the street started to take notice of the attack, the mob dispersed, leaving Kirk one-on-one with a man he says was over 6 feet tall.
“I dodged several of his punches before he ran off,” Kirk said, adding that he himself didn’t punch anyone. “I believe that if it wasn’t for my wife’s screaming I would have been seriously injured.” Thankfully, he ended up with nothing more than a swollen neck. Melissa, a 33-year-old school teacher, was pushed, and one of the assailants burned her hand with a cigarette, she says.
“After the mob dispersed, Kirk and Melissa made their way back to the Marquette. There, they talked to a police officer about the incident.
“Wrote Melissa in an email: The “cop wasn’t that interested in taking a report, since we didn’t have descriptions — just African-American…[I] wonder how many people have been attacked, since our story isn’t even part of the stats.”
Minneapolis has lots more.
In Grand Rapids over the weekend, black mob violence outside of a downtown night club left one dead. The violence is just the latest in a series of fatal episodes there.
In Fayetteville over the weekend, three black people tried to rob a Chinese restaurant. A restaurant employee shot one of the robbers in the head, fatally. But one restaurant worker remains hospitalized in critical condition after a robber shot him.
In Bellefontaine over the weekend, 50 miles northwest of Columbus, police found 50 black people fighting outside of a bar. They arrested one person, who, said the Examiner, “later apologized to the officer.”
In Indianapolis over the weekend, police put the public on alert after an armed black mob robbed two people. The mob threatened to do the same at a downtown event sponsored by the Indiana Black Expo — an event that even the local paper has to admit has become “inescapably tied” to epic levels of violence.
In the Detroit suburb of Hamtrack over the weekend, two black people beat a 59-year old white person known as the “cat man” for taking care of stray animals. “”He’s a wonderful kid, he’s very respectable to the elderly people in the community, and I think he was just brought into something, not being in my care,” said Mark Real, one of the perpetrator’s father to the NBC affiliate.
The man is in critical condition and family wonders if he will survive. The alleged attackers were 13 and 14-years old.
Neither of these attacks was listed in the reports police issue to media and neighborhood groups.
Macquarrie himself has chosen not to speak with the media; he doesn’t want to enflame controversy, said the Register.