One week in Chicago
Jun 25th, 2011 by Unamused
Chicago is under attack by “packs” (source) of “wild” blacks (source), and the Chicago Tribune thinks you’re racist for noticing. Before I get to my final critique of the Tribune’s strict policy of not reporting facts when they make black people look bad, I think it would be wise to review those facts. I don’t want you to think I’m exaggerating the problem, or over-reacting to the violence.
According to the available evidence (which is scarce, because the mainstream media suppress it), the following attacks were all committed by young blacks (mostly male) in Chicago between the mornings of Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 9 (I know, it’s eight days, not one week — psh) and every victim was white or (rarely) Asian.
Wednesday–Sunday: five pepper spray attacks in Lakeview
According to CBS, a “group of robbers” (operating mostly in pairs) in the “trendy Lakeview neighborhood” are using pepper spray to disable their victims (mostly young women) before robbing them. Four such robberies occurred in just two days — 27-year-old woman, a 21-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman, and a 25-year-old man — followed shortly by a fifth attack, on a 61-year-old woman. They were all “knocked to the ground and personal property was forcibly removed.”
Newspapers will not report the races of the victims, but interestingly enough, the Lakeview neighborhood is 79.5 percent white and 4.4 percent black. On June 3, CBS Chicago reported that
[t]he robbers are described as African-American men between the ages of 18 and 30, standing 5 feet 5 to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing between 150 to 200 pounds. They all have black hair and a dark complexion, and were seen wearing T-shirts and blue jeans.
Strangely enough, by June 5, the newspaper had forgotten their race:
[t]he suspects were described as being males between the ages of 18 and 30, about 175 pounds, and are 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-3 in height. They have dark complexions, black hair and were wearing t-shirts and blue jeans, according to the alert.
Saturday: four mob attacks around Streeterville
A mob of 15 to 20 “young men” traveled up to 13 miles at least (according to where the police say they live) to attack and rob four people (that we know of) in an area of town once considered completely safe. Note that a gang of fifteen teenagers, or for that matter five teenagers, does not need to beat up a 68-year-old oncologist to convince him to hand over his wallet and phone. Nor did they need to beat up a 42-year-old oncologist moments later. This truly is senseless violence. As the Tribune puts it:
Saturday night’s attacks were senseless and over the top. How many young men does it take to relieve a single unsuspecting citizen of his iPod? The victims all were punched and beaten repeatedly; one was hit in the face with a baseball. The take: a handful of electronic toys, a bicycle, a wallet.
Newspapers will not report the races of the victims. One was definitely white, one was Japanese, and I have a hunch that if any of them were black, we’d be hearing all about it, and how these mobs couldn’t possibly be targeting white people.
According to CBS Chicago, Northwestern University’s alert described the perpetrators as “a group of 15 to 20 men, all approximately 16 to 20 years old and black.” And here are three of the six “young men” charged in connection with the attacks; in their case, charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action.
Sunday: two mob attacks on city buses
“In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices,” according to NBC.
In the first attack… a victim was struck multiple times before the thieves ran off with his cell phone. About 25 minutes later, near South Racine Avenue and West 13th Street, a student said he was sitting on a No. 12 bus when as many as 15 black boys and young men boarded the bus without paying. The student was hit in the back of his head with a glass bottle and was robbed of his iPod, said UIC [University of Illinois at Chicago] police.
Again, 15 teens do not need to strike their victim multiple times to obtain his cell phone. They don’t need to hit a student in the back of the head with a glass bottle to get a hold of his iPod. This is senseless violence.
Newspapers will not report the races of the victims.
Here are two of the three “teens” charged in connection with the second attack. The “teen” on the left is charged with aggravated battery in a public place, armed robbery, felony unlawful use of a weapon, and two misdemeanors; the “teen” on the right is charged with aggravated battery in a public place and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Tuesday: two mob attacks downtown
“A mob of about 15 to 20 youths reportedly beat and robbed two people downtown,” according to NBC. According to a witness: “We get there, [the victim was] coughing up blood, his face is like really bloody and he’s all, ‘Oh, they just stole $350 from me.'”
Newspapers will not report the races of the victims, but one commenter thinks he has identified the real problem: “People need to put their cell phones and ipods/ipads away while walking down the street. This will continue to happen until people pay attention.” Pay attention to what? The fact that every single one of these senselessly violent thugs is black? That’s a fact that needs to be explained.
Here are two of the three “youths” charged in connection with the attacks: Marcus Clark (left) lives 7 miles away from the scene of the crime, and Keith Alexander (right) lives 11 miles away. Does that sound like a “crime of opportunity”? Because that’s what the Chicago Tribune would like you to believe. Both “face charges of felony aggravated battery in a public place and mob action.”
Wednesday: five-on-three attack on train
“A man was assaulted and robbed of his iPhone and wallet aboard a CTA train on the Near North Side Wednesday afternoon,” according to NBC.
“People were screaming for help,” said witness Andrew Webb. “One of the guys was bleeding, another looked like he had a black eye.”
Webb said he was on the Brown Line train when he noticed the five males approached three victims.
In an (un)amusing coincidence, this attack came hours after Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy “addressed the media about a crime wave affecting downtown Chicago”:
He said the wild teens that have been running rampant through the Streeterville and Gold Coast neighborhoods are more complex than originally reported.
“There’s a number of different categories that we’re talking about,” McCarthy said. “We’re talking about shoplifting, we’re talking about robbery incidents … but they’re getting lumped in to one category.”
… McCarthy said the department made more than 29 arrests since last weekend. …
Newspapers will not report the races of the victims or suspects.
Thursday: five people attack… Billy Corgan’s brother?
“The brother of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was attacked and robbed of his iPod on his way to work early Thursday morning,” according to NBC.
Jesse Anderson, 35, of Evanston, was leaving the Chicago Red Line station on his way to work when five people punched him and took his iPod and cash, Chicago police said.
A woman in the group grabbed his iPod, he told police, and when he tried to get it back, a man punched him in the face. Members of the group are estimated to be between 15 and 25 years old.
Jesse Anderson is, of course, white. Newspapers will not report the races of the perpetrators. Why? Because they don’t know their races? Because knowing their races wouldn’t help readers avoid the same gang assaulting and robbing people in downtown Chicago? Or because you’re not allowed to notice black crime?
Source: NBC Chicago (June 8).
Appendix: Hey, look — another mob of “teens”
The violence hasn’t stopped, and it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the “race angle.” Reporting on a mob of 50 “teens” attacking a Michigan Avenue Walgreen’s Tuesday (June 21), the Chicago News Report tells us what no major newspaper will — in the headline, even: “Black mob attacks Michigan Avenue Walgreens” (June 23).
Another black mob attack recently hit Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, an estimated 50 teens, described by one source as an African-American mob, robbed the Walgreens at 757 North Michigan Avenue.
How awful, how racist of them to report this fact. This obvious fact. This fact that demands an explanation — and no, speculating/complaining about alleged “white racism” doesn’t count. This fact that could save lives if more people knew it and — oh, sorry. That would be racial profiling.