It has been a busy month for black mob violence, starting in the nation’s capital. Just one day before journalists and celebrities from around the world gathered for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on April 27th, police prepared for mob violence. Not from Georges Will or Clooney. But from a black mob that created violence the day before at Union Station just a few blocks from the White House. And was rumored to be preparing an encore performance.
On a Friday conference call, police convinced each other they were ready. Turns out they were not. This episode of black mob violence, as are many others on the Washington Metro, was caught on tape: Anywhere from 70 to 150 black people fighting, destroying property and taking over the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station. “Despite the added police presence, the brawl grew too large and the officers were forced to call for backup,” reported WTOP in Washington, D.C. A few people were arrested but many more were grateful they were not in the middle of it.
In December, WND reported a black mob attacked two white women on the Metro, taking their phones. Caught on video. And in the summer of 2011, dozens of black people were caught on tape fighting, destroying property and creating mayhem at the same Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop. Black mob violence is a regular feature of life on the Metro. Police know it. Riders know it. Up the freeway in New York, a group of black Muslims allegedly was taunting a Jewish man on the subway.
“Assalamu Alaikum,” Steven Stowe said in April to the man, using a common greeting among Muslims that means, “Peace be with you,” court documents allege. When the man ignored the greeting, Stowe allegedly became combative,” said the New York Daily News. “I’m going to kill you right now,” Stowe said, according to cops and court records. He then swore at the man, according to cops and court records, and in an apparent reference to the Holocaust added, “They should have killed all of you,” said the Daily News. When they arrived at the next station, police were waiting. So was a large crowd of black people who tried to stop the police from arresting Stowe. The crowd surrounded police and disregarded orders to disperse. All on video.
“Why y’all doing this,” shouted Sheniqua Joseph, over and over, protesting the arrest. They arrested her too after she was “yelling and standing too close to officers, put her hands on officers while they were trying to arrest Stowe, and punched and kicked at an officer,” said the Gothamist. The crowd did not like that either. But by that time 50 more of New York’s finest were on the scene, and the crowd decided to go on their way. Let’s head down to Chester, near Philadelphia, for a two-fer: A mob of black people attacked a fellow student at Chester High. The punching, kicking and chair-throwing at an unsuspecting student in the library was captured on video as one student promised to keep it “real.” The victim was taken to the hospital with bruises and he required stitches for a cut to the head.
School officials did not notify police of the attack. And police only found out when one of the alleged assailants, Edward Stanley, posted it on his Facebook page. Right next to the videos from him and his friends about how they constantly like to smoke marijuana. Another video from his Facebook is equally as interesting: It shows Stanley lighting and throwing a Molotov cocktail. Back in New York in the middle of April, two high school students were attacked by a black mob of more than a dozen men and women. They beat the honor students with fists, umbrellas, belts and kicked them in the face. All on video. The two students told police it had also happened the day before and the mob promised to do it again. One of the women had two black eyes and a broken nose. No arrests have been made.
These incidents are part of more than 500 examples of black mob violence from around the country documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media is ignoring it.” If you are in a New York State of Mind, let’s head over to the Bronx, where last week six black men attacked a man, robbed him, beat him and kicked him in the face. All on video. All while brandishing a gun. No one has been arrested. We cannot forget Augusta, Georgia – home of the Masters. Late last month, a few dozen black people fought and fired guns outside of the Soul Club in downtown Augusta. All on video. No one was arrested, but lots of people were plenty scared when that gun went off. The last video shows the least amount of violence, but it could be the most revealing. Last weekend, police responded to a noise complaint at 2 a.m. at an off-campus party at the University of Southern California.
The party was attended from somewhere between 150 and 400 black people, depending whom you believe. When police told them to wrap it up and turn off the amplifiers, they refused. But maybe the music was not loud and maybe they did not refuse, depending whom you believe. Soon after, people started throwing rocks and bottles at the two cops on the call. Or maybe that never happened, depending whom you believe. Soon 80 members of the LAPD were in the streets, in riot gear. Six people got arrested. There were no bloody heads or hospital visits or scraped knees. Everyone agrees on that. But there were a lot of hurt feelings from black students at USC who said the police were targeting black parties for no reason whatsoever. Other than racial animosity, that is.
One student called the police action – or inaction, depending whom you believe – “an atrocity.” Said Makiah Green, a film student: “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.” That is probably called Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There was a lot of that, all over the Los Angeles local news: People were mad the cops showed up. At all. “I’M A SCHOLAR, NOT A CRIMINAL,” said Makiah. Several lawyers contacted for this article said they were not aware of any scholarly exemption from noise ordinances in the penal code. One of her friends gave her some props at Makiah’s blog: “Bravo, as a minority student at SC too, I feel you. White students are treated differently than minority ones and the Row has crimes on it every single week. But, these are rich white kids so their crimes get hushed up … smh.”
In some discussions of black mob violence, a common response is that other racial groups also have a pattern of wild and violent goings-on. But Makiah and her friends keep forgetting to attach the videos. The University of Southern California abuts South Central Los Angeles, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Campus security is tight, and students are constantly warned about the sometimes-fatal dangers waiting for them just a few feet off campus. To Makiah, that’s just another expression of racism. And instead of locking the neighborhood criminals out, USC should invite them in: “To me, protection means opening our gates even wider for at-risk youth who are in desperate need of positive role models, not locking them out after 9 p.m.,” she said. “I will feel welcomed when I see a public statement from President Nikias acknowledging the discrimination and blatant racism that my people have had to endure since we were first admitted into this school.”
For the next incidents, the members of the black mob responsible for the violence were not thoughtful enough to post any video of their lawless behavior. Even so, let’s head down to Fort Meyers, Fla., to the Pulse Night Club, downtown. Earlier this week, police responded to a large mob of black people fighting at 1:50 a.m. Police tried to break up the crowd, but Henry James Jenkins decided he still had some partying he wanted to do. So he stayed where he was, shouting at people and challenging them to fights. Police eventually took Jenkins into custody, but only after shooting him with a Taser. Then it got real: “After Jenkins was detained, a large crowd started to gather around the arresting officers, and an unidentified person fired shots from a gray sedan traveling south on Hendry Street,” according to the Fort Meyers News-Press. According to the Fort Meyers’ CBS affiiate, “We’re learning this is not the only time in the last week violence like that has broken out in city streets. We found a YouTube video posted last week, titled ‘Fight on Hendry Street Fort Myers’ under the name of Nik Bahrami, Pulse Nightclub owner. You can hear yells and car horns honking as the brawl blocks the street.” No one else was arrested.
In Salisbury, N.C., one day after the Washington Metro riot, police had to pepper spray 200-300 students at a black college to stop what police call a riot. It started with a fight at a graduation party in the school gym, and it ended with students blaming police for causing the black mob violence all over the campus. Outside police departments were called in for assistance. “The students said there were people in the crowd who were shouting racial slurs, cursing at the officers and did not comply with the officers’ commands to disperse,” said the Salisbury Post. Two student were arrested, and Bobleto Latta was shot with a Taser for resisting. “Latta said the barbs struck him in the stomach,” reports the Salisbury Post. “He said it was painful and brought him to tears. He admits to ‘trash talking,’ but said he didn’t deserve to be shot with the Taser and to have officers place their knees in his back as he was on the ground.” At least one student commented she knew the real reason behind the violence. “If you don’t attend Livingstone College, then your opinion doesn’t really matter,” Resie Marie, a student at Livingstone College, said in comments to the Salisbury Post. “I attend Livingstone, and the way we are portrayed to the community is ridiculous. We aren’t as ‘ghetto’ as people think we are. We are simply young African-American men and women trying to get an education and make it out in the world. … Being a black man or woman in Salisbury is already hard enough, we don’t need any more troubles from the police.”
Back up the road in Aberdeen, Md., a black mob attacked an ambulance at the end of April. The paramedics were in the neighborhood responding to a call for help, but when they arrived, they had to dial 911 to get help for themselves: The black mob was fighting in the street around their ambulance, with several objects hitting their vehicle. They were either attacking the ambulance, or not, depending whom you believe. No one was arrested. No one got hurt. And the woman they had come to treat refused to talk to police. But police say that more and more often, police have to accompany emergency vehicles because some places are too dangerous to go.
See all the video evidence that has accumulated: HERE