Skip to comments.Teen Violence: Racial assaults a national problem
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:13:06 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Teen mobs at city events is not a Cincinnati thing, and it's been going on for years.
Evidence of teen violence goes back to the Wisconsin State Fair in 2011, Philly, Chicago and spring 2014 in Louisville. They all have in common the attacks are by black, teenaged boys and girls. And most of the victims are white. The race factor is not something officials like to talk about. One UC criminology professor says that silence could be deadly.
To some who called 911, the race factor was obvious. 11 victims filed reports saying they were kicked, punched or stomped by a group of black teenagers or young adults, boys and girls. Ten of the victims were white, one was Asian. Two reported racial slurs. Noelle Findlay was so certain the assault was racially motivated; the police report says hate crime.
At 12th and Clay, Noelle says about 15 teenagers stepped in front of the car her husband was driving, "Everyone swarmed the car; I was like, 'Go, go, go, get us out of here.'"
Noelle's husband, Chad Findley, told Local 12 News, "I had my window down four or five inches, he punched me in the left side of the face, someone else was on my wife's side." He said, "They were laughing the whole time having a great time"
Noelle Findley used to live in Over-The-Rhine. Her job was about helping mostly young black men find careers. She filed the police report as a hate crime because she believes there was no other motive.
"I feel like it needs to be addressed, people need to speak out say something not sweep it under the rug," Noelle said.
Dr. John Wright, a criminal justice professor at UC, said, "I think it is racist behavior, racist behavior when you target a group based on their race, sexual orientation, it's the very nature of a hate crime."
Dr. Wright has tracked what he considers mob behavior across the country over the last five years. Most recently in Louisville a mob of teenagers terrorized downtown. They looted a store, vandalized cars and assaulted passersby. Most of the victims were white. Louisville officials say there is no evidence crimes were racially motivated.
"We are unwilling to speak about race when it comes to crime because it is a sensitive matter," said Wright. "Allegations of racism ruins careers, ruin lives. The media remains silent or targets the people who bring up the issue."
Cincinnati police and city leaders publicly condemn the violence. Law and public safety committee chairman, Chris Smitherman, said those responsible will be held accountable. In a statement to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization, Mayor John Cranley said nothing justifies, "hate speech or racial prejudice."
Pastor Peterson Mingo of Evanston said, "Not too many ways to explain that behavior, have to condemn it, can't be tolerated."
Pastor Peterson Mingo's community programs help young people become responsible, productive, respectful adults. Programs include "The Bulldogs," Evanston's football team, Boy Scout troop and a summer lawn care business. Sociologists weighing in suggest high unemployment and resentment fueled by segregation are possible causes.
Mingo says there is something else, "There is a thing about loyalty. You with me or you ain't. If you with me I'm getting ready to knock dude up side head lets go. It's not where you can say I'm not going to. You're either with me or you're not."
Everyone agrees prosecuting those responsible will send a powerful message. Dr. Wright says there is more to do; it's simple, talk about it.
uH, Holder will quickly move on this and press hate crimes...uh, no.Wrong color.
You know, just last week, I went to the Grand Canyon and I was greatly saddened to see the lack of black youth there.
Well, there were a lot of tourists visiting from Japan, but they don’t count. They’re all white as far as I’m concerned. I think it’s time that our government has some kind of diversity outreach to improve our national parks.
No it isn't, hammering home the danger to blacks from whites is a staple of movies, TV, literature, fake news and commentary, presidential pronouncements, everything.
Keep the windows up, and your right foot down.
National Park Service Deputy Director Claims Black People Dont Like National Parks Because of Slavery
February 28, 2013 by Daniel Greenfield
Mickey Fearn was named the National Park Service Deputy Director for Communications and Community Assistance because the Park Service decided that it needed to reach out to minorities who werent visiting national parks often enough. Or as the NPS tactfully put it, the revised title for the deputy position emphasizes a new focus on specific outreach and communications to groups currently underrepresented in parks.
How a group can be underrepresented in parks is unclear. Parks are big spaces full of trees, waterfalls and bears. Bears might be underrepresented in parks because they live there. People can be underrepresented in the park service, but not in parks.
Fearn, appointed to get black people to visit national parks, had the background you would expect from a race card user, a bunch of community groups and eventually manager of the City of Seattles Race and Social Justice Initiative. With that resume, Fearn began talking the usual our stories narrative in which the lack of black visitors to national parks emphasizes some deep national flaw of racism.
Mr. Fearn also stated that it is morally wrong to take inner-city kids out and show them the grandeur of nature and then return them to the city without giving them any tools for improving their own neighborhood.
I guess they can plant redwoods in their own neighborhood? I dont know. The NPS is supposed to focus on parks. Not urban renewal. We already have a bunch of organizations that do urban renewal.
Fearns contribution in his new role was to claim that he hated nature because of racial violence in the South. And then he visited Canada and expanded his BLACK PEOPLE HATE YELLOWSTONE BECAUSE OF RACISM theory.
Mickey Fearn says the reasons run deeper than money and geography. Hes worked in American parks for 46 years and is Saturdays keynote speaker.
Here is one unexpected reason: The wilderness evokes some grisly images from American history black slaves being hanged and lynched by their masters.
African American people feel safe in cities and less safe in nature, says Fearn, who is black. Preserving wild places is a white concept, going back to Rome.
So if preserving wild places is a white concept, then clearly national parks are just white privilege and need to be dismantled in a truly multicultural society.
Contending that black people arent visiting national parks because of slavery memories doesnt make much sense at this latter date. And it doesnt appear that other minorities are visiting national parks either. Asians probably dont have memories of lynched in the wilderness. (Was anyone being lynched in the wilderness at all?)
And Canada, where Fearn had visited, didnt have major slave issues, but also has low utilization rates by minorities. So yes, its clearly slavery.
...and your powder dry.
Cue the Twilight Zone theme.
Cue the One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest theme.
Most of these thugs attack single people and beat the hell out of them. Either the law clamps down on these Thugs or all people who might be victims should take courses and apply for a concealed carry Permit Get a weapon and be ready.
The Police seem to be avoiding these Thugs.
anyway, I don't want people in our parks or forests or natural areas who don't appreciate the faun and flora....
I’m sure that the solution will be free admission for life to all blacks......
Indeed. It does seem as if a race war is coming. I never go out unarmed anymore.
Everyone who cares for their own safety should drive a car with sufficient horsepower to perform a 360-degree "donut burn" -- and know how to do it.
Kel-tec .380, made in FL, guaranteed for life. Don’t even know it’s in your pocket.
... and 4WD/AWD may help one avoid that pesky hung-up-on-bodies problem.