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reply to post by jdub297
The thing that strikes me (no pun intended) but does not surprise me is that this is almost entirely black on non-black violence and the MSM has until recently refused to identify the attackers as who they really are. I'm sick of hearing the term "boisterous / troubled youths."
my wife is part black and I have many black friends from over the years. None are the ghetto, hoodrat type like all these thugs doing this and mob stealing.
WHat is it with the inner cuty young black male.
reply to post by seeker1963
Been waiting for a thread on this.
I agree -- race should never be a factor when it comes to sentencing. Assault is assault, murder is murder, rape is rape. I can think of scenarios where racism would be a relevant issue in a trial, such as if a jury is deliberating intent in a crime (ex. manslaughter vs. second degree murder). Sentencing, though, should be colorblind.
By ignoring the racial aspect of crimes like the knock-out game/'polar bear hunting,' law enforcement is failing to fulfill their duty to protect the community. If citizens are aware of a pattern in victims/perpetrators, they can take precautions and use heightened awareness in vulnerable situations.
Political-correctness is at the heart of this issue. The idea that we should rely solely on law enforcement for protection is also a part of it. Clearly, an army-sized police force is not enough to prevent this type of behavior in New York. Sadly, the first person to use a firearm to defend against this kind of thuggery will probably end up as the next George Zimmerman.
no actually, in one case anyway.. it was fairly recently i read a story where one of these goofs snuck up on a dude at the bus stop and it turned out he was legaly packing and shot the guy in his ass..no charges laid..i will try and find the story
ok here is the story..they tried to use a tazer to knock out their victim
www.wnd.com...edit on 20-11-2013 by vonclod because: (no reason given)
What is it with the inner city ...?
The truth is, it's a hard place to climb out of. One misstep and the only time you're on the outside, is when you're on a violent hunt for victims living a better lifestyle than you are. Hardly anyone of means willingly goes down there to see how bad it is for themselves (lest they too become a victim). The unfortunate are left to fend for themselves and we sit on the outside wondering why their kids act like feral animals.
The Knockout Game is what's left over when there's no better entertainment to be found.
I remember my dad beating the Hell out of a hood rat back in the '60s. The guy knew what manners were, but it was the '60s and rebellion was a norm. I remember when gang violence was principally perpetrated by poorly educated white kids. But, back then, violence was met with overwhelming counter-violence ... And that might be the reason we see such overreaction by the cops in the news everyday.
Who can define every cause for this? You can't ... It is what it is. The MSM don't have a clue how to address the issue. The problem right now is they're leaving it to the conservative media to report ... And they're all too happy to associate the blame with blacks being the problem instead of just the perps. As others have opined in this thread, that's not the 'cause' of the issues ... but in the absence of a better target, I can guess where the finger of blame is going to point too.
Excellent post, brother.
This is totally getting no coverage in the evil liberal MSM. None at all.
GIVE ME A BREAK. This is all over the news. Why pretend that there is some grand plot to suppress news of these incidents when there obviously isn't one?edit on 20-11-2013 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)
reply to post by jdub297
Get over yourself! You know blacks can't be racist! Just white people can be!
I wonder what they are going to do about this? What CAN they do about this? My fear is, nothing. Then we will see gangs of other races setting up traps until we have a "Westside Story" scenario and people are dancing and killing eachother in the streets...okay sorry, trying to inject a little humour.
I'm curious how the OP found out about it if it's being covered up?
Seems a bit odd.
How can you link to something that isn't being reported?
reply to post by theantediluvian
Wow, you are right on top of this.
Please do your best to step out and stroll about the referenced neighborhoods.
Please take your family with you.
While these have been portrayed in the MSM as sporadic, spontaneous, and limited, the reality is that the "knockout game" phenomenon is widespread and 100% racist; although none of the MSM or involved authorities will come out and says so.
Poor inner city, deprived, uneducated and cowardly youth. Perhaps it should be mandated that all law abiding citizens wear helmets so as not to upset the delicate balance of racism in our cities.
There maybe some good logic behind a media blackout of this trend. They may not want too much news coverage out of fear it will inspire copycats and encourage those who got away with it to do it again because they get some sort of sick satisfaction out of the media coverage.
Carrying concealed does little to prevent an ambush attack.
Best advice ... be aware of what's going on around you and trust your instincts. You can't do this if you're on your cell phone.
Actually this stuff is pretty common in coastal urban areas. Washington DC, New Orleans, Detriot, Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago its almost to be expected you will eventually get robbed and beat to hell. Even NJ which was sandwiched between philiadelphia and nyc had lots of violence.
Blacks, hispanics, irish, italians are known to be rough.
On the west coast there are plenty of asian gangs too.
I am suprised that so many people are suprised.