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I am in the process of moving Unamusement Park to a self-hosted blog. The process will be complete by next weekend (unless, of course, I accidentally blow up the main Hate Laboratory during the transfer, as I have been known to do). We’re staying here until then. Everything here — including comments — will go over to the new blog when it’s ready.

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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?

The complaint

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,

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.” [NBC, June 28.]

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.

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. [NBC, June 28.]

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 reaction

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 [false], bad schools [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, false]. More than 90 percent of the victims of black crime are black people [false; 54–55 percent of the victims of violent Black crime, not including murder, are White (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.

Oh no! A race denialist rears its hideous head! Unamusement Park leaps into the fray to smite the — hey, wait a minute. Somebody already smote the shit out of that guy. Several somebodies, in fact.

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?

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At cleveland.com (via Stuff Black People Don’t Like), we find a curiously undescriptive story: “Reports mixed on extent of unrest Sunday at Cleveland Heights street fair.”

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — About 40 Cleveland Heights police officers had to control a crowd of unruly teenagers in the last hour of the Coventry Street Arts Fair Sunday [June 26, 2011], an event [that] closes Coventry Road every summer from Mayfield Road to Euclid Heights Boulevard.

The teens, who other kids said were from “all over the place — Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights — were starting fights, screaming and throwing punches in the crowded streets, according to witnesses and shop owners.

Sarah Corcoran, 21, of Cleveland Heights, said she saw about 75 people run through the street, some yelling, just before the fair was scheduled to end at 6 p.m. Police showed up shortly after to clear the streets.

There is no mention of race anywhere in the article. Later, the story was updated to include “[s]ocial network reactions.”

The comments below, mostly from Twitter.com, are only a portion of the chatter over about 7 hours Sunday evening — many others were left off the list because of offensive language.

The tweets start at 7:44 pm on Sunday with WFNYCraig asking:

What happened at the Coventry street fair? I was there earlier in the day, but I see it trending. What did I miss?

Someone give this man a job with the Chicago Tribune! He is on the ball. Anyway, the tweets continued until 9:09 am today (Monday June 27), when Its_ChrisSteez got the last word:

Coventry Shook Too Hard Yesterday.

None of these tweets mention race.

Join me, won’t you, for a fascinating exercise in media studies: log in to Twitter (I used TweetDeck) and search for “coventry, black.” Let us see what, exactly, was “left off the list because of offensive language.”

I know, I know: it’s racist. Indulge me.

(I’m not suggesting any of these people were actually involved in the mob.)

Saturday: Preparations

As early as 4:09 pm on Saturday (June 25) — the day before the “unrest” — Thick_ASS_Jass (who happens to be African-American) complained:

I wanna go to coventry but NIGGAS black ass NIGGAS on that embarassing ghetto dont know how to act ,dont got no home training type shit.

“NIGGAS,” she says, “black ass NIGGAS.” Could be a coincidence. Interestingly enough, her message was promptly re-tweeted by three other people: _SammiJay, Bj_Mariee, and apryl_alone, who all happen to be African-American, as well.

At 7:51 pm, Look_ItsTreMilz promised the following, which was re-tweeted by uniquebre17:

Everybody is gonna be at Coventry tomorrow huh?…. You wont see my black ass up there.

“Everybody” is going to be there — except their “black [asses].” Yes, once again, both happen to be African-American. Actually, from now on, everyone mentioned is African-American unless I specifically state otherwise.

At 10:09 pm, My_FreshAss issued the following stern directive, re-tweeted by IAm_Dnell and CheeksONTresure (all of whom, if you’ve been paying attention, are implicitly African-American):

Coventry gone [going to] be full of FIGHTS, RIOTS, BLACK PEOPLE, DRUGS, ND ——>POLICE SOOOOOO YALL BETTA ACT CIVILIZED!!!

Fascinating: “Coventry,” he noted, is going to be “full of FIGHTS, RIOTS, BLACK PEOPLE, DRUGS,” and that implies a “POLICE” presence, so “YALL BETTA ACT CIVILIZED!!!” But did they heed his warning?

At 11:01 pm, JaeCudi joked with JovTheGreat:

I thought they stopped black people from hanging on Coventry. Lol. JK

At 11:37 pm, masonry fan SaleBrixSckTits speculated:

Coventry gone [going to] pull out them pattywagons [paddy wagons] again on you black fuckers lol

At 11:42 pm, the hypothermic DaniDhaColdest wondered (as did re-tweeter JustFollowHere):

Man why tf [the fuck] y’all gotta always wanna fight &nd start problems on coventry , that’s why BLACK PPL not wanted in a lot of places now GROWUP .

At 12:31 am, which I’m going to go ahead and call Saturday night, LilRedHead_Jada pleaded, along with DeonteeWasThere, _BlowTrees, and Bobby_SickKicks:

Dear Black , Please Don’t Fight On Coventry Like Some Dumbasses ^_^ Love, Jada . . . .

Sunday: Flash Mob

At 8:32 am on Sunday (the day of the “unrest”), MauriceAmir vowed:

Im Not Going To The Coventry Feat. Black People Always Make Some Shit Ghetto Af. Plus I Gotta Work :)

At 9:18 am, the possibly self-hating quezzy_quell discriminated:

If I go to coventry I’m goin early so I dnt have to put up wit black ppl

At 10:55 am, the celestial PaintTheCosmos (real name “Dionna Sherice,” race technically unknown) cursed:

Did want to go to Coventry, but black people like to fuck shit up.

At 11:24 am, the educated HoesTaughtMe (reinforced by the equally learned ToneJetTaughtMe) ordered:

NO SHOOTING, Coventry The Last Place Black People Got!

At 11:27 am, the similarly erudite _TONYtaughtme (supported by Drea_CreatedYou) equated:

coventry = fighting . yu cant put a bunch of black people in one area cuz they dk [don’t know] how to act .

At 11:41 am, Pauly_Frm_Phs predicted:

Today gone [going to] be black tennagers last time on Coventry

Weedy_TheOG and PeeGee_17 concurred.

At 12:06 pm, iStriptor_Nike prayed:

Dear lord, don’t let these black rambunctious kids ruin the Coventry fest this time … Sincerely, Kasey Moreland

At 12:22 pm, Lanky_Ralf begged:

Dear black people, please dont embarass us today on coventry. Sincerely, Ralf .

At 1:04 pm, SincerelyKELLEY asserted:

All these black people at coventry today . i just KNOW its gonee [going to] be some drama .. smhh [shaking her head] !

At 2:57 pm, leahbonnielove lamented:

I enjoyed coventry this afternoon. Had to go before it got “all black” lmao.

At 4:55 pm, McTeddy13_, too, lamented (followed by I_amFatdaddy):

I really wanted to go to the Coventry Festival but it’s just too many black people going so I don’t wanna go anymore -___-

At 5:14 pm, shortly before the flash mob, Yesjessicaa, who is White (and kinda cute), noted:

Nora and I are at the Coventry fair and we walked past a group of black girls and one of them goes ” EWWW, I hate white girls”

Just before 6 pm, the Blacks rioted. At 6:26 pm, 81smallz suggested:

Young black kids of cleveland… Smarten up.. Ur looking goofy out here.. #coventry

This was re-tweeted by fourteen people, nearly all of them clearly African-American.

Alright, I think you get the point. From now on, I’m only going to show you a few interesting tweets. There are plenty more out there, all saying pretty much the same thing.

At 7:45 pm, Murda_Moosh wrote:

coventry fest….never again! a damn mess! black kids dunno how to act !

At 12:04 am, which I’m going to go ahead and call Sunday night, BoY_SaNiTy (race ambiguous) wrote:

Coventry was just a bunch of over dressed black people looking for trouble i swear on it

Monday: Aftermath

At 6:44 am, teeelash wrote:

Some shooting in Coventry sha, black boys as usual RT@yourmbour: AH!!! Wetin happen … RT @teeelash: The black race is cursed.

At 12:09 pm, BadAssNmd_Ticia wrote:

Coventry was nothing but a bunch of black highschool kids running wild. Waste of time #yessssss

At 2:04 pm, KraftyWurker, who is apparently a donkey, wrote:

Newspapers persist in calling black bastards who rioted at Coventry Art Fair “teens” or “kids”. Let’s see how many adults were arrested?

Finally, at 10:08 pm, IndiaAlanna inverted Doctor Strangelove with this tweet:

black ppl fucking up the coventry fest…fighting at the peace park. smh [shaking her head]

Conclusion

Phew. Reporting is hard work.

Well, there you have it: what cleveland.com couldn’t be bothered to report. The “unrest” at the Coventry Street Arts Fair on Sunday was yet another Black flash mob. Once again, Blacks are running wild in the streets, and the mainstream media simply refuse to report it. Don’t believe me? Watch Fox8’s video and ask yourself: is there any adjective that could be used to describe these “unruly teenagers”?

Wondering how the mainstream media will manage to justify this bit of censorship? Well, they won’t have to, unless you — the readers and viewers and listeners — complain about it.

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Chicago is under attack by “packs” (source) of “wild” (source) Blacks, and the Chicago Tribune thinks you’re racist for noticing. This will be my sixth and final post on the subject. Previously:

  1. Chicago Under Attack by Packs of Wild Blacks; Tribune: You’re Racist for Noticing (introduction)
  2. Black Mobs Attack White People; Tribune Editor: Race Is Not a Factor (race denialist article 1)
  3. Mobs Are All-Black; Tribune: We Won’t Report Race Until All Blacks Are in Mobs (race denialist article 2)
  4. Tribune: “Black” Is to “Criminal” As “Muslim” Is to “Terrorist” (race denialist article 3)
  5. One Week in Chicago (all the crimes, in detail)

I’ve saved the best — by which I mean worst — race denialist article for last. Steve Chapman’s “Race and the ‘flash mob’ attacks” (rating: 1.5 stars) is fully dedicated to shaming White readers for noticing Black criminality. It is almost beyond parody.

Almost.

Here’s my question about the teenagers who have been attacking and robbing people on North Michigan Avenue in recent days: Were they Christians? And if so, what denomination? Baptist? Catholic? Seventh Day Adventist?

Those may sound like ridiculous questions. But so is the question raised by many Tribune readers about our coverage: Why aren’t we mentioning that the culprits are black?

Mm. Let us delve into the thought process at work here.

  • Proposition 1: Black people, and only Black people, are responsible for the assaults and robberies.
  • Proposition 2: They target White people.
  • Proposition 3: The attacks are characterized by extreme, senseless violence.
  • Proposition 4: None of Propositions 1–3 are true if you replace “Black” by “Christian” — let alone “Baptist,” “Catholic,” or “Seventh Day Adventist” — or replace “White” by anything but “White.” They are evidently not targeting the old or the young, men or women, the rich or the poor; they’re not attacking whoever happens to be close by (no “crimes of opportunity” here); and they’re sure as hell not coming after some other racial or ethnic group.
  • Proposition 5: Propositions 1–4 are further strong evidence for an ongoing epidemic of racially motivated Black-on-White violence.
  • Proposition 6: Tribune readers want to be safe from violence, racially motivated or otherwise.
  • Proposition 7: Being aware of Propositions 1–4 would help White readers avoid racially motivated violence (by Proposition 5).
  • Proposition 8: The Tribune refuses to report Propositions 1–4.

Given Propositions 6 and 7, Mr. Chapman is astonished to discover that White readers are complaining about Proposition 8. Why aren’t they complaining about Seventh Day Adventist mobs, a problem which clearly doesn’t exist (by Proposition 4), rather than a problem which clearly does exist (by Propositions 1–3)? “Ridiculous,” he says.

Chapman is full of it: you can’t be a reporter and be stupid enough to believe the parable of the Seventh Day Adventist mobs. (Not unless you’re an affirmative action hire.) The real reason the news media refuse to report Propositions 1–4 is that they inevitably lead to Proposition 5: the recognition of an epidemic of racially motivated Black-on-White violence. Now why would that recognition that be a bad thing? Well, here for comparison is the Tribune’s argument:

  • Proposition 1: Black people, and only Black people, are responsible for the assaults and robberies.
  • Proposition 2: They target White people.
  • Proposition 3: The attacks are characterized by extreme, senseless violence.
  • Proposition 4: None of Propositions 1–3 are true if you replace “Black” by “Christian” or replace “White” by anything but “White.”
  • Proposition 5: Propositions 1–4 are further strong evidence for an ongoing epidemic of racially motivated Black-on-White violence.
  • Assumption X: Black people couldn’t possibly be more criminal/more racist/less intelligent/etc. than White people.
  • Assumption Y: Racism against Black people is the worst thing in the whole world.
  • Proposition 6b: If the Tribune reports Propositions 1–4, readers will believe there is an ongoing epidemic of racially motivated Black-on-White violence (by Proposition 5).
  • Proposition 7b: Believing negative things about Black people is racism, because it can’t possible be true (by Assumption X).
  • Proposition 8b: The Tribune must not report Propositions 1–4 (by Propositions 6b and 7b, and Assumption Y).

The rest of Chapman’s article may now be efficiently rebutted.

There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.

My rebuttal: Propositions 6 and 7.

If a reporter goes out and interviews people about the weather, would it make sense for the story to say, “Joe Smith, who is black, is hoping for a cool front”? If a pedestrian gets run over by a bicyclist, should the story mention that the rider was white?

My rebuttal: Proposition 5.

In the attack coverage, what difference does race make, unless police are putting out descriptions or sketches in hopes of getting tips from witnesses? Getting beat up for your iPad, I suspect, feels about the same regardless of the color of the thieves. Police don’t seem to think victims were targeted because of their race.

My rebuttal: Propositions 5, 6, and 7, plus the following maps, showing how far some of these “thieves” — these senselessly violent packs of up to 20 “thieves” — had to travel to find their victims: map 1 (five mob attacks, by 15–20, around Streeterville; felony robbery and mob action), map 2 (two mob attacks, by 15–20, downtown; felony aggravated battery in a public place and mob action), map 3 (same).

Also, how surprising that in a city where asking why the newspapers won’t report the race of Black criminals is considered racist, the police aren’t saying that Blacks might be targeting Whites because of their race. Who could have predicted such a thing.

And what good would it do to trumpet the skin color of the thugs? So pedestrians on Michigan Avenue can run away when they see two or more African-Americans? Lots of black adolescents and young adults can be found on the Magnificent Mile on any given day. I’d guess at least 95 percent of them are harmless.

My response: Propositions 6 and 7. Also, mentioning race is not the same as trumpeting it.

My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.

My response: go fuck yourself, Steve Chapman (by Propositions 7 and 8).

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Here I go again.

Aside from correcting typos, this will be the last update of my flyer “Black People Are More Criminal Than White People.” You may notice that some figures have changed. This time, I used the NCVS demographic data, not the Census demographic data, when calculating crime rates from the NCVS crime data. This is the appropriate choice, and it reveals that I underestimated Black criminality in versions 1–3. Also, the crimes covered by the flyer are more specific; for example, simple assault is now separate from aggravated assault. (Aggravated assault shows a bigger Black-White crime gap; usually the gap increases with the violence of the crime, robbery being one notable exception.) In short, wherever version 4 disagrees with the other versions, version 4 should be considered accurate.

Version 4 is available in PDF format here and as a JPEG image here.

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If anyone knows any additional information about these attacks, or has a correction to my report, please leave a comment or email me.

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.

Sources: CBS Chicago (June 3, June 5).

Saturday: Four mob attacks around Streeterville

A mob of 15 to 20 “young men” traveled up to 13 miles at least to attack and rob five people 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.

Sources: CBS Chicago (June 5, June 6), NBC Chicago (June 6), and the Chicago Tribune (June 6, June 6, June 6).

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. 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.

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 8, June 8).

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.”

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. Both “face charges of felony aggravated battery in a public place and mob action.”

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 7, June 10).

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.

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.

Sources: NBC Chicago (June 8, June 8).

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.

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 raciss of them to report this fact. This obvious fact. This fact that demands an explanation — and no, speculating about “White racism” doesn’t count. This fact that could save lives if more people knew it and — oh, sorry. That would be racial profiling.

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Chicago is under attack by packs of wild Blacks (that’s “groups of people who are (a) wild and (b) Black”), and Dawn Turner Trice of the Tribune is worried about racism. No, not Black criminals targeting White people. In “Mob attacks: Fear, too, is often skin deep” (rating: 1.5 stars) she disregards that inconvenient fact, just like she disregards the victims — the actual victims of actual crimes — so she can devote 450 words to condemning future potential racial profiling (which is justified) and Chicago residents’ fear of Black thugs (which is also justified).

I am the mother of a 16-year-old daughter. But if I had a 16-year-old son instead, I wouldn’t want him to hang out downtown with his buds this summer. I’d be afraid the group would be racially profiled.

Yes, Ms. Trice is Black, and she’s terribly frightened her hypothetical son would be subject to greater police scrutiny — that’s suspicious looks — and maybe even questioning (the horror!), just because he (hypothetically) happens to be a member of a visually distinguishable population with an outrageously high crime rate compared to non-members (even after controlling for poverty, unemployment, and lack of education — you know, all those bullshit liberal excuses for Black thugs). Sort of like how men have a high crime rate compared to women, which of course is exactly why Ms. Trice isn’t concerned about her (actual) daughter suffering racial profiling.

Logic, Ms. Trice: try it sometime.

Last weekend, a mob of youths attacked people in Streeterville and along the Gold Coast and the lakefront. The group’s activities have sparked an array of emotions and a whole lot of conversation, at the core of which is: How does a person become part of a marauding band that attacks a 68-year-old?

Speak for yourself. The core of my conversation is: When are the Chicago police going to realize that they’ll get accused of “racism” no matter what they do, so they might as well be proactive and treat Blacks the way they claim they’re being treated now, for instance by questioning every young Black man found wandering around a White part of town at night. Now that might actually prevent crime.

Whatever the explanation, we won’t find the answer in their race. And yet, that’s exactly where some people have been searching. And though the phrase “flash mob” has been used for attacks like this — creating an aura of something that happened quickly — the ramifications are complex and anything but cut and dried.

We won’t find the answer in their race? Well, that settles that. By the way, according to the 2000 census, Chicago is 36.77 percent Black, 4.35 percent Asian, and 41.97 percent White (including some Hispanics). Northwestern University estimates there were 15–20 attackers (CBS Chicago), and at least 5 attacks occurred over the weekend in question (Chicago Tribune). If a randomly-selected mob of 15 people attacked 5 random victims every day in Chicago, then by chance the attackers would all be Black and their victims White or Asian* an average of once every 423,000 years.

* As far as I can tell, four of the victims were White (one confirmed) and one of them was Japanese — he was one of the two visiting oncologists (Chicago Tribune). The media will not report the victims’ races, but I’m positive they would if they could show that Black thugs were attacking other Blacks. (Can there really be any doubt about this?)

There’s nothing about being black that makes a person inherently predatory. The same is true of being a young black male. It’s too bad that young black men have become the poster children for so many of society’s ills.

Really? There’s nothing about being Black that makes a person inherently** predatory? On what evidence do you base that conclusion, Ms. Trice? You’re obviously wrong about young Black males (testosterone, anyone?). As for Black people in general, please note the following.

  1. race is genetic (sources here)
  2. all human behavioral traits are heritable (source)
  3. criminality is a human behavioral trait (duh)
  4. Blacks are more criminal than Whites — more likely to commit crime, especially violent crime, multiple-offender crime, and inter-racial crime (data and sources here)
  5. race differences in criminality persist after controlling for socioeconomic status (source, p. 66)
  6. there is an 81 percent correlation between the level of violent crime in an area and the proportion of Blacks and Hispanics; this correlation only drops to 78 percent after controlling for poverty, unemployment, and lack of education (source)

** Remember: we at Unamusement Park always speak in probabilities (as in “Blacks are inherently — meaning genetically — more likely to commit crime”), not absolutes (as in “all Blacks are criminals, grrrr I hate them SO MUCH”), because — well, because we’re not idiots, and we understand means and correlations and other such things.

What happened over the weekend appears to have been vicious crimes of opportunity — totally senseless acts carried out by totally senseless people.

Let’s review some of the details of these “crimes of opportunity,” which occurred in Streeterville, about 6 to 13 miles from the homes of the three Blacks charged as adults with felony robbery and mob action. From the Tribune:

The first victim, insurance salesman Krzysztof Wilkowski, 34, said he was sitting on his motor scooter checking his cellphone around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit in the head with a baseball, which knocked his helmet off.

“The next thing I know is I’m being hit by the helmet, then being dragged into the street,” Wilkowski said. “I couldn’t believe it. It was broad daylight outside, there were people around, and this happened.”

Moments later, Singer, who was sitting on a park bench smoking a cigar and typing an email, was attacked by members of the same group. The teens then ran east to Lake Shore Drive, where they allegedly attacked the doctor from Japan and two other people along the bike path just south of Chicago Avenue.

Well, those sure sound like “crimes of opportunity” to me! You were saying, Ms. Trice?

Still, race has been and will be front and center. Going forward this summer, some gatherings of black kids will almost certainly be singled out. We’ve heard of “driving while black.” Well, we can prepare for “walking while black” or “sitting on a bench while black.”

Thank God!

I don’t envy the police who have to balance keeping downtown safe for the city’s residents and tourists while remaining racially sensitive. It’s as difficult a task as trying to predict who’s going to slip a bomb into his or her shoe and get on an airplane.

No comment necessary.

It’s too bad that the young black guys who are strivers and law-abiding continue to be rendered invisible by the bad guys.

“Black thugs are attacking White people? Oh, won’t someone please think of the poor striving Black men, and how those awful White people keep rendering them invisible by forcing the bad — I’m sorry, morally disadvantaged Black men to roam around their neighborhoods, beating and robbing them. I mean, what were they thinking? Flaunting their Blackberries and iPads and oncology conventions, and just a twenty-minute drive from the ghetto!”

Obvious racial bias: Black thugs target White people. Less obvious racial bias: Black reporter cares more about “young black guys who are strivers” being “rendered invisible” by (White) racists than she does about actual victims of actual crimes.

And yet, I know fear is real. And mobs in general, and mobs of young black men in particular, spark fear. I have felt it.

We all are hardwired for survival mode. We want to categorize and try to figure out who the bad guys are. We look for cues and clues, and race just happens to be an easy one. But our answer to why a terrible crime was committed can’t be distilled down to race alone.

Ms. Trice? I’m Doctor Unamused. I’m afraid you have a bad case of the SLAWBs — that’s Stupid, Liberal, Anti-White Bigotry. It’s common among African-Americans. Symptoms include:

  • inability to think clearly when it comes to Blacks
  • repetitive chanting (“racism… racism… racism…”)
  • writing for the Tribune

What’s that? A cure? Well… it’s risky, very risky, but many patients respond positively to prolonged exposure to inner-city youths.

The ones that survive the treatment, that is.

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