Thursday, August 11, 2011

Racist flash mobs and hate crimes

Fox News is reporting:
Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes.
Later on, the article says,
The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes.
Really? Only one city is looking into this? Isn't Milwaukee looking into this also? Why is no one talking about "hate crimes?" (Short answer: "Hate crime" is a club used very selectively. It is much more about politics than justice).

Philadelphia's black mayor addressed a black congregation saying,
If you want …anybody else to respect you and not be afraid when they see you walking down the street, then leave the innocent people who are walking down the street minding their own damn business. Leave them alone,"
For decades the evil of racism was pounded into white audiences--and rightly so. The problem is that black audiences were apparently not hearing about the evils of racism. They were apparently just hearing about how evil white people are--which is itself racism! It is long past time that the black community start addressing racism in this own community. In other words, we need more like Philadelphia's mayor.

These racist flash-mob thugs play right into the hands of white supremacist groups. Its not as if such groups needed an excuse to hate black people--hatred doesn't need legitimate reasons or excuses--but theses mob attacks give white supremacists ammo for their hateful agendas. These racist flash mobs also give reason for non-blacks to be afraid of black people.

One of my granddaughters--one of the joy's of my life!--is black. I don't want her to be tainted by the racist violence perpetrated by a bunch of violent thugs.

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