Hope for Chicago: furious white people
Jun 29th, 2011 by Unamused
This is an unusual post, in that I’m going to let readers do most of the talking. To be precise: readers of NBC Chicago’s local news.
Recently, I covered Chicago’s wave of black mob violence in early June, and how the media tried to justify censoring race. Mainly by shaming whites for daring to notice black people behaving badly, as it turns out. Yesterday, I thought it was safe to move on to black mob violence in another city.
Apparently I was wrong.
Today (Tuesday, June 28), NBC Chicago ran a story with the intriguing title “Woman Believes Beach Violence Covered Up” (with video). It’s awfully popular for local news. The day’s second most-read local story, “Lura Lynn Died With Ryan By Her Side,” currently boasts 16 comments and 111 Facebook recommendations, but 0 Tweets. “Woman Believes Beach Violence Covered Up,” on the other hand, has 80 comments, 350 recommendations, and 103 Tweets, and those numbers are steadily rising. According to NBC’s clever little emotional response meter, 92 percent of readers are “furious.”
Gee guys, what’s all the fuss about?
On Memorial Day Weekend (May 28–29), Chicago resident Amy Schwartz called 911 with this complaint:
There’s a fight breaking out on the beach because there’s nothing but animals covering this beach today. What the hell is going on?
So what the hell was going on? According to NBC Chicago (June 28),
Schwartz said she was walking from Oak Street Beach toward North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day when she witnessed a woman being beaten by a gang of people on the beach.
“They were being rude and abusive and throwing trash around and defecating,” Schwartz said. “The crowd became very animated. They were cheering on the beating and more people joined in, so I kept walking forward. I was afraid I could be next.”
Confirmed cases of attacking packs of blacks were reported just a few days later. It raises an interesting question: did police close the beach because of yet another black mob?
No. They did it because it was sooooooo hot (NBC, June 28).
Both [Police Superintendent] Garry McCarthy and [Mayor] Rahm Emanuel have said the people suffering from heat exhaustion was the only reason for closing the beach. A city spokesman says the violence calls were handled promptly, and deny there’s any attempt to spin the facts.
“There were other calls that I heard on the tapes reporting the same incident I saw,” Schwartz said. …
Police presence has been boosted significantly at the beach since Memorial Day.
Here’s a map of the walk Ms. Schwarz was taking when she witnessed the alleged violence. Not far from her starting point, to the south and southeast, you’ll find the 300 block of East Chicago Avenue, the 700 block of North Lake Shore Drive, and the bike path just south of Chicago Avenue. Why are these locations of interest? Because that’s where a mob of 15–20 black teenagers beat up and robbed a 33-year-old white insurance salesman; a 68-year-old oncologist, Dr. Jack Singer (race censored); a 42-year-old Japanese oncologist; 20-year-old bicyclist Ryan Dacumos (race censored); and one more victim about whom little has been reported (CBS, June 5; Chicago Tribune, June 6).
The comments section is interesting, to say the least. Am I crazy, or are these real people logged in to their real Facebook accounts, saying things like this, from Joe Flynn:
The City of Chicago has a long standing policy of covering up hate crimes commited on whites. The City is terrified that if the whites ever knew how much they were being attacked due to there race that they would flee the City leaving Chicago Like Detroit, Michigan or Gary, Indianna. Lets all not forget all the white kids getting attacked at Kennedy high school & during one of the mini riots that the black kids tried to take a police officers fire arm when he was wrestling a kid down. Why has the media been so gun shy over the last twenty years and will not say the color of a criminal that is being sought after. Wake up. …
Monroe Anderson (who is black) objects:
Where are you coming uo with this idiotic dribble? As a result of high unemployment [provably false], bad schools [provably false] and the War on Drugs [???], crime is rappant in far too many parts of the black community. When it spills over into areas where whites are, or should whites happen to wander into the middle of it, it’s not a hate crime, it’s a crime of opportunity [false and falser]. More than 90 percent of the victims of black crime are black people [provably false; 54–55 percent of the victims of violent Black crime, not including murder, are white, though no one seems to know this]. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you’re writing out of ignorance [lol] and not racism.
Joe Morris, for instance, seems to think the word “racism” is meaningless:
Here we go again, if a white guy calls out a black man re violence — it’s Racism! Heard it before…
Maurice Moshe Eisenstein, Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University Calumet, has clearly been following the news with a critical eye:
Whites are not going over to beat whites; but blacks are out to beat up and kill whites. It is the new summer entertainment.
Peter York of California State University latches on to one detail in particular:
Defecating? Blacks are defecating in their neighborhoods? It’s obviously a ‘Lord of the Flies’ kind of tribal psychosis…see, every child is a barbaric savage who must be civilized. They scream, they grab food off others’ plates, they won’t bathe, etc. Thanks to fatherless parenting, we’re up to our armpits in savages who were never civilized. That goes for all people, of course, but do you really want to defend the flash mobs in Philly, Chi, etc, the sideshows in Oakland?
Joe Ferra of Tampa, Florida doesn’t buy the “crimes of opportunity” narrative:
Sorry, as much as I wish it were true that this was a crime of opportunity rather than black on white racism the facts just don’t reflect that opinion. When racial epithets are thrown at the victims and the mob of one race attack individuals of another race you have to be either very naive or an apologist for the racism of your preference. …
Carla Rogers Williams, account manager at “Mindshare Group,” won’t stand for victim blaming:
i love how Monroe blames everything but the people actually committing the crimes even blaming those ‘whites who happen to wander into the middle of it’, yeah because a public lakefront is no place for whites to be hanging out on a sunny weekend o.O
Jeffrey Shultz, a “Top Commenter” (whatever that means), has an interesting question I myself may have posed once or twice before:
Hey, Monroe… Why is it that “as a result of high unemployment, bad schools and the War on Drugs, crime is rampant in far too many parts of the black community” and not the “white community” or the “Asian community” or the “Jewish community”? Now THAT’S the question you should be asking yourself and those trolls who run Chicago/Detroit/Philadelphia?FlashMobCityofChoice — assuming you really want the answer.
Jeff Stanch, a realtor, has a parsimonious explanation for black failure:
@Monroe, why are the schools bad? Crime rate high? High drug use? High unemployment? Because the residents are lazy and ignorant.
Harry Bertram, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Union Local 370, is treading dangerously close to white racial consciousness territory:
@Monroe Anderson: I agree with Joe Flynn. These are not crimes of “opportunity”… These are crimes that target White folks. You just can’t admit racism. You are the one in denial. Millions of Whites suffer high unemployment, bad education and schools, and the drug epidemic. You don’t see Blacks becoming victims of crimes of “opportunity.” And where are these thug’s parents? They probably think like you do.
That is why I agree with the American Third Position political party.
James Benoit, another “Top Commenter,” blames society, but with a new twist:
Ya sure. Black “urban yute” gangs are roaming the streets of Chicago beating and stealing from innocent citizens and you serve up the usual foolish pap – “War on Drugs,” poverty, poor education – blah, blah, blah…
Yo buddy – B.S. – these animals act like ANIMALS – no, worse than animals – because they are socialized to act like savages. Poverty? Other people’s tax money FLOWS into the Hood – Sec.8, free food, free money – and the results are MORE “poverty” and depravity – albeit wearing $150 basketball shoes, sporting gold teeth and driving cars with $2000 24″ rims.
There are little or no consequenses when these fools are teens – unless they shoot each other DEAD – the ultimate consequense. Crawl back into your Ivory Tower echo chamber.
Cynthia Campbell is also sick of the “ignorance” and “racism” accusation:
GIve me a BREAK with the ‘ignorance, not racism’ crap! Admit it! Blacks are a violent, barbaric race and that is a FACT . . . it is not racism when it can be proven over and over again to be accurate. Many many people are hurting economically but unlike the BLACKS they don’t use it as an excuse to attack ‘whitey’ who gets the blame for their own laziness, incompetence, ungodliness and lack of class and civility. Don’t you DARE call us racists when it is your own RACE that has caused all of the problems!
Christopher McCabe, like me, dislikes censorship:
This sounds like a gross distortion and convenient white wash (no pun intended)… What do bad schools and the war on drugs have to do with a woman getting beaten up on a beach? give us all a break.
Daniel Eppolito identifies the most racist race in America:
there are a select few white people that are racist, and they usually are the boisterous ones about it. The real reason racism is still prevalent is because Black people keep pulling the race card. Are they jobless because theyre black? No, they lack ambition and education. Take the OJ Simpson trial for instance. 98% of the blacks thought he was innocent and even if he wasn’t they were still on his side. Who’s racist?! The black people are the most racist people I have ever seen. They feel like they are entitled to something. Wake up and realise that you have to earn your way in life. Not steal and sell drugs. Here, back in the 60’s/70’s they were GIVEN multi-million dollar highrises in Cabrini Green, the Taylor Homes etc. These building were once in pristine condition. Look what happened. People couldnt and wouldnt take care of them. The blacks ruined those buildings and subsequently they had to be demolished. The point I’m trying to make is please, can’t we all get along without crying racism?! Can’t we all earn our ways through life through dedication and hard work? C’mon people!!
Donald Joy, a third “Top Commenter,” doesn’t buy the radical left’s fairy tale stories:
There were NUMEROUS 911 calls about the violence by blacks on the beach that day, but Rahm [Emanuel] and the rest of the PC “authorities” insist it was closed because of heat-related illness. We all know why the establishment left covers up black crime, it’s because to tell the truth would undermine the diversity myth, and would undermine political correctness, and would hamper their anti-white agenda.
The New Black Panther Party are the ones who are helping to incite all of this, on a nationwide scale. Have people not paid attention to the sequential “Days of Rage” that the NBPP [New Black Panther Party] have organized and promulgated lately?
This is all part of a systematic campaign of terror being waged by blacks against whites and asians across the U.S., and the NBPP has announced it all openly in propaganda campaigns back in April and this month of June. The p…ack wildings and violent assaults by blacks have increased in frequency and severity as the weeks go by.
Obama, Holder, Napolitano, the media, et. al. are silent, because it is the Left’s agenda to create and perpetuate fear in the minds of whites; fear of attacks, fear of being called “racists” if we object or call attention to it all, fear of riots and burning entire cities if Obama is declared ineligible for office and removed, etc., fear of endless pogroms against the responsible, civilized producers of society by the rampaging welfare mobs as part of the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis. It’s all what Obama has taught and organized his African “communty” to do ever since he fell in with ACORN, Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, the NBPP, [Louis] Farrakhan [leader of the Nation of Islam, which is based in Chicago], and so on.
Michael Connerth has noticed something about race in the media:
AGAIN, race is not mentioned so now we know that a white female was beaten by a group of blacks.
These are not anonymous neo-Nazis posting on Stormfront or the Vanguard News Network (no offense to the anonymous neo-Nazis). These appear to be ordinary people who have simply had enough of Black-Run America.
Is this one of those “good news” things I’ve heard so much about?