Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flash Mobs, under reported news.

Most of us were surprised last Friday morning to hear about the violence at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Media report after media report talked about hundreds of youths starting fights, attacking and beating people for nor apparent  reason.  Largely overlooked in the media reports was that the attackers, estimated in number between 100 and 300 people, were black, there victims were not...... Some reporters didn't even mention the fact, but didn't edit it out of eyewitness accounts  One report I read, in the very last sentence of a long article mentioned in passing that some witnesses have suggested the attackers were black..

Now a few days later, reporters seem bewildered this might have been a racial incident and are asking what could have motivated such a thing

This morning's twitter brought news that Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter had condemned something he called flash mobs..  The only flash mobs I was aware of are the groups that create spontaneous appearing musical events in unlikely places and leave crowds happy and smiling,,  I couldn't see Mayor Nutter or any Mayor getting upset over that.. I clicked the link.

Philadelphia mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter, telling marauding black youths “you have damaged your own race,” imposed a tougher curfew Monday in response to the latest “flash mob” — spontaneous groups of teens who attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.
** FILE ** In this March 20, 2010, photo, young people run down South Street during a flash mob incident that involved thousands and closed the street to traffic from Front Street to Broad in Philadelphia. Thanks to websites like Twitter and Facebook, more and more so-called flash mobs are materializing across the globe, leaving police scrambling to keep tabs on the spontaneous assemblies. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Laurence Kesterson)

“Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer,” Mr. Nutter, the city’s second black mayor, said in an angry lecture aimed at black teens. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race

It turns out that Phili has had a number of these incidents, according to the  Washington Times 

"In the latest event July 29, about 20 to 30 youths descended on Center City after dark, then punched, beat and robbed bystanders. One man was kicked so savagely that he was hospitalized with a fractured skull. Police arrested four people, including an 11-year-old."

Wisconsin had a problem, Philadelphia seems to have an ongoing issue, and it seems to be getting overlooked by the national media...It only took a couple seconds to find out this becoming a National Problem....

In Upper Darby Pa. police are concerned because citizens are arming themselves for protection against the mobs... They afraid of a shoot out between citizens and children.. Note to upper Darby police.. if a half grown adult picks up a gun with the intention of hurting someone, they're playing an adult game with adult consequences....

In Chicago on a Saturday night in mid June a gang of 15-20 "Children" beat and robbed at least 5 people including a 68 year old.. Police there acknowledge it's a growing problem and have implemented  several new countermeasures.. Police made several arrests including a couple 17 year olds that will be tried as adults.

Roughly 100 youths who had attended a church picnic in Pittsburgh July 31, 2011 decided to have some fun on the way home, they trashed a Targets Store a Trader Joe's and ran all the customers out of a McDonalds.

On July 26, in Winfield NJ alert police noticed a group of roughly 150 young people marching towards a carnival..  Winfield is a small town but they were able to get back-up from several nearby communities.. Several fights broke out and a number of arrests made.  Police say the entire thing may have been organized on twitter and facebook.

According to a list put together by violentflasmobs.com there have been at least seventy of the incidents so far the year..Race seems to be a factor in many, possibly most of them, although in many of the media reports race isn't mentioned.. As always there is someone around to justify things, in this case it's Phillip Jackson who wrote in Young Black Men, and The Power of Flash Mobs!!

The best way to deter a violent flash mob is to stop it from forming.  The best time to stop it from forming is when the potential congregants are 2 and 3 years old, not when they are 16, 20 and 30 years old.  The best weapons against flash mobs are jobs, not police with guns; education, not incarceration; and positive guidance and direction, not threats or curses.  Can flash mobs be stopped? Absolutely.  Is America working properly to stop them? Absolutely not.

Starting with LBJ's war on poverty hundreds of billions of dollors have been spent trying to do exactly what  Jackson is complaining about. What exactly does he want..  The programs have been there,for almost fifty years.  Those programs have helped countless people break from tpoverty and become successful.  Others have decided that involves work. we'll stay were we're at and cry about how mistreated and abused we are.....And the Government will give us more money... 

I have a little warning for some of them.. not everyone is willing to become a victim of flashmob violence



  1. There is an ongoing conversation on the politics forum about this. Some are condoning it because of poverty and hunger. I call BS. These aren't poor hungry black people. These are thugs. If folks start arming themselves it won't end pretty.

  2. Fishy, on his blog Jackson likened these people to the ones who are bringing down the Arab dictatorships..

    Liberals can always find an excuse, if the rioters were white, the same people would be screaming about the KKK

  3. I got jumped near everyday in Detroit because I am white. I started to fight back when I was about 14. Talking doesn't work. You have to hit first and hit hard. The more violent you are, the better your chances of survival.

  4. Grumpy, Jackson is an idiot. These aren't rebels, and the dudes trying to bring down Quaddafi are the Taliban and Al Quaida. I can't believe our government would consider siding with them. Momar is not our friend but at least we know how he operates.

    If these guys were white they would have called out the National Guard.

    btw I know there are some misspellings but its late and spell checker can't figure out wth I'm talking about.

  5. Thomas Sowell: “The welfare state shields people from the consequences of their own mistakes, allowing irresponsibility to continue…”

    Tweet by Jamie Johnson

  6. I guess since their savior screwed the pooch, they felt betrayed. They have had to find other ways to be destructive and foolish.

  7. apparently reverse racism is just fine with them!..great post!!!

  8. Thank You Woman.. both for stopping by and the comment.

    Those "Thems" you mentioned seem to contradict themselves regularly...Wife beating, civility, homosexuality, racism, religion you name it, their position can change in a heartbeat, depending on the point they want to make.

    Everyone, this is the first time I've net Woman Honor Thyself.. Currently her website Woman Honor Thyself, has a tribute to the Seals we lost in Afghanistan last week...

    I listed her in the Other Blogs in the right sidebar, or you can click on her name above..go to the bottom of her profile and link her website that way.

    Swan, Fishy when tou guys visit here site you'll find a bunch of those little animated images you both like.

  9. Wish there was a "like" option for these comments, so true.It is so disgusting that the media has ignored these stories, journalism is not practiced by most of them. Haven't checked the news yet on the Wisconsin recalls yesterday...could be interesting.
    Who won - Kathy

  10. Republicans take 4 of 6 in recall elections, hold Senate...who will cover it...
    Who won - Kathy


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