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  • When are the black community going to accept responsibility for their part in Trayvon’s death?!

    07/23/2013 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 25 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 7/22/13 | Chad Miller
    In one of many examples immediately following Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict, (being naturally cynical) I seriously doubt a mob of angry black “justice seekers” gave as much thought to “justice for Trayvon”, as they did to snagging 52 inch flat screens for themselves during their looting spree of a Los Angeles area Wal-Mart.
  • The President's Take on Race

    07/23/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House press room to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given his private schooling and the way he was fast-tracked to success. The president said the history of African-Americans partially explains the way many black people view the case. He spoke of blacks hearing car doors lock as they cross the street and of white women who clutch their purses tightly when a black person enters an elevator. Then he...
  • To avoid trouble stay away from these Al Sharpton Unrest areas.

    07/20/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 109 replies
    Save Americal Foundation ^ | Jul 19, 2013 | Fred Brownbill
    To avoid trouble stay away from these Al Sharpton Unrest areas. By Fred Brownbill on July 19, 2013 in Constitution Legal Watch, News This is the latest list of locations for the Trayvon Martin protests against white gun owners, American courts, jury verdicts, and the Rule of Law. All Americans please avoid these areas on Saturday July 20 as the likelihood of violence and property destruction are very high based on events like these seen in several states!..
  • Sanford Police Prepare for Zimmerman Riots

    07/10/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida released a public service announcement attempting to convince young people not to riot in case George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of second-degree murder. That likelihood remains high, thanks to the fact that the prosecution itself was weak and pushed forward by a breathless media desperate for a racial hot point to drive ratings. The sheriff's office announced that it was "working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies" on a "response plan in anticipation of the verdict." Sheriff Scott...
  • Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman Trial

    07/10/2013 5:29:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Hate and Fear at the Zimmerman TrialPosted By Daniel Greenfield On July 10, 2013 @ 12:16 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 11 Comments To order David Horowitz and John Perrazo’s pamphlet, Black Skin Privilege, click here.As the Zimmerman prosecution continues to implode, Sanford, a Florida city with less than twenty thousand black people, is preparing for race riots.The racial exploitation of the Trayvon Martin case, as documented in David Horowitz and John Perazzo’s Black Skin Privilege, was built on lies, and the threat of race riots is the final race card out of the...
  • 60's Race Riots?

    07/05/2013 9:20:56 PM PDT · by MNDude · 161 replies
    I've heard of race riots that took place back in the 1960's. I was wondering if anyone here is old enough to remember them, why they took place, and how bad they were?
  • Are Race Riots News? (Thomas Sowell)

    07/16/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Creatots Syndicate ^ | July 17, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When I first saw a book with the title, "White Girl Bleed A Lot" by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had not seen the book reviewed anywhere, and knew nothing about the author. That is because I had encountered that phrase before, while doing research for the four new chapters on intellectuals and race that I added to the revised edition of my own book, "Intellectuals and Society," published this year. That phrase was spoken by a member of a mob of young blacks who attacked whites at random at a Fourth of...
  • Cher Cites 'Revolution' As Solution Against Racist GOP (audio)

    06/25/2012 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 25, 2012
    Cher last week on the Randi Rhodes radio show
  • Trayvon Martin case's Judge Lester makes misstep about Zimmerman bond

    06/04/2012 11:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 4, 2012 | Radell Smith
    The Trayvon Martin case's Judge Lester has made a judicial misstep about the George Zimmerman bond revocation. And it's a misstep which only serves to increase the racial tensions in the country, unnecessarily. Judge Lester contends that the Trayvon Martin shooter’s bond had to be revoked because the suspect lied during his first bond hearing about the state of his finances, and that his wife, Shellie, did too, telling the court that the two were practically broke, which led to a $150,000 bail instead of the $1 million sought by the prosecution. But the judge isn’t giving the public all...
  • Young Americans are not buying the black race hustle

    05/03/2012 2:26:12 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 23 replies
    Fellowship of Minds ^ | May 3, 2012 | Dr. Eowyn
    Despite the constant, incessant, pervasive portrayal by the media, schools, and cultural and political elites, that blacks are the eternal victims and white people are unregenerate racist oppressors, there is evidence that the indoctrination and brainwashing have failed. More and more Americans, including young Americans, are just not buying the victimology fairy-tale — not any more.
  • Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)

    04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca
    (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH BOB TUR AT THE LINK) Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More by Matthew DeLuca Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bob Tur invented the news helicopter—and used it to film the beating of Reginald Denny on live TV. He tells Matt DeLuca about his strange souvenir, his wife's warning, and more. Well before the Los Angeles riots broke out on April 29, 1992, Bob Tur knew what was missing from television news: images. Footage of what was happening as it was happening. Not shot from a news van or...
  • 20 years after riots, LA residents say race relations feel better, economy still hurts

    04/25/2012 6:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    LOS ANGELES — Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won’t allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation’s history, and one in which Watson’s spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence....
  • Black writer warns of probable aftermath if Zimmerman acquitted

    04/21/2012 5:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 21, 2012 | Keith Wimer
    Statistics show a deep divide in opinions along racial lines regarding the killing of a black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, who is of mixed ethnicity, white and Hispanic. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, invoking the Sunshine State’s “Stand Your Ground” law which has also come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the incident. Reuters news service reported last week, 91% of blacks believe Martin was unjustly killed, while only 35% of whites concurred. Hispanics were in between at 59% according to polling numbers Reuters gathered by querying nearly 2,000 Americans. The disparity of views over Martin’s death...
  • Trial of George Zimmerman Could Trigger Another Rodney King

    04/17/2012 11:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 18, 2012 | Mansfield Frazier
    Trayvon Martin’s shooter has a new lawyer. Mansfield Frazier hopes he’s advising his client to take a plea, since a protracted murder trial is the last thing we need. As George Zimmerman faces murder charges for shooting Trayvon Martin, it’s worth asking if America is in danger of facing Rodney King, Part II? That’s what I see down the tracks: If this case goes all the way to trial, it’s a train wreck waiting to happen. The time is now for strong hands to take the helm and steady the ship of state—not to mention our national racial, political and...
  • 'Wanted Dead or Alive' poster issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/27/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 50 replies
    All Voices ^ | 23 March 2012 | Harold Michael Harvey
    new black panther party (nbpp) offers $10,000 for the murder of Zimmerman.
  • No Race Riots Here

    10/26/2011 2:55:48 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 10 replies
    Albany Journal ^ | October 25, 2011 | Colin P. Flaherty
    Not to worry: The recent beating of a white football coach by 30 black people in Georgia was not a race riot. The Associated Press called it an “ambush.” A local TV station said a “fight broke out:” Maybe the coach attacked the mob, instead of the other way around. Whatever. The attack left the coach with several broken bones in his face. We know it was not a race riot because we would have read about that in the newspapers.
  • Racial Violence in America

    10/20/2011 10:54:17 AM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 14 replies
    Amerika.org ^ | October 19, 2011 | Brett Stevens
    We trust our newspapers, who have a profit interest in reporting things we like to read, to interpret that interest as a mandate for telling the truth as they see it. However, as we find out with each generation, newspapers often filter “truth” through two sieves to withdraw upsetting information: first, what is politically de rigeur at the time, and second, what their advertisers and vocal interest groups want to hear.
  • Race Riots in Tennessee

    10/16/2011 8:24:22 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 25 replies
    East Tennessee Business Journal ^ | 11/16/11 | Colin Flaherty
    When I told my friends I was working on a magazine article, then a book, about a tsunami of racial violence in America over the last two years, they said, “I haven’t heard about that.” When my Tennessee friend told me about a horrific racial crime in Knoxville, Tennessee, I told him: “I haven’t heard about that.” Outside of Tennessee, most did not.
  • THE RETURN OF RACE RIOTS TO AMERICA

    10/14/2011 6:10:43 AM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 13, 2011 | Colin Flaherty
    Thank God for YouTube. Or else we never would have know that hundreds of times in more than 50 cities since 2010, groups of black people have been roaming the streets of America – assaulting, intimidating, stalking, threatening, vandalizing, stealing, shooting, stabbing, even raping and killing. But today the denials are crumbling. The curtains are lifting. We now can see what so many public officials and media have been curiously desperate to deny: Race riots are back. And not just in Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. Places like Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado and Indiana have their very own race riots, too.
  • Flash Mobs? No. Race Riots.

    10/06/2011 8:16:46 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 23 replies
    Phillyburbs.com ^ | October 4, 2011 | Colin Flaherty
    Another week in Philadelphia, another violent episode where people dare not speak its name: Race Riot. The latest is Port Richmond, where a mob of black people stormed a house, broke in, and beat up the occupants — all because of something that may or may not have happened to a black teenager on a bike. One of the attackers pulled a gun. Luckily the victim disarmed him. Later that day, another mob returned, this time armed with racial taunts and threats of violence against the white family if they testify in court. This is just one of dozens of...
  • Pat Buchanan: The Fire This Time

    08/17/2011 12:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 12, 2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "You've damaged your own race," said Mayor Michael Nutter to the black youths of Philadelphia whose flash mobs have been beating and robbing shoppers in the fashionable district of downtown. "Take those God-darn hoodies down," the mayor went on in his blistering lecture. "Pull your pants up and buy a belt, 'cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt." And the mayor had some advice for teenagers looking for work. "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,...
  • London riots: residents fight back

    08/09/2011 11:00:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Aug 2011 | Martin Beckford, James Hall, Christopher Williams, David Millward
    Shops and homes in an upmarket area of south London were protected from rioters by a human barricade as residents and workers across the capital were forced to defend themselves. Locals in Clapham Junction, Dalston and Whitechapel took to the streets and faced down the mob on Monday night after realising that police were too over-stretched to help. In south London, officers were nowhere to be seen as shopfronts were smashed in St John’s Road, Clapham Junction. But the gangs of youths were prevented from carrying on their rampage south into Northcote Road, site of restaurants - specialist food stores...
  • UK Minority Riots Compared to US Tea Partiers

    08/09/2011 7:08:17 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 28 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/9/11 | Various (at link)
    <p>"This is the uprising of the working class. We're redistributing the wealth," said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist, as young people emerged from the store with chocolate bars and ice cream cones.</p> <p>Phillips claimed rioters were motivated by distrust of the police, and drew a link between the rage on London's street and insurgent right-wing politics in the United States. "In America you have the tea party, in England you've got this," he said.</p>
  • Anger over return of 'Sus' laws that will let police target minorities

    10/15/2010 3:24:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th October 2010 | By James Slack
    Police will soon be allowed to return to the days when they could stop and search people on the basis of their ethnic background. Last night the news threatened to ignite a huge row between the Government and civil liberties groups. So-called ‘Sus laws’ were scrapped in the 1980s after the alleged targeting of black people by police led to race riots in London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
  • Schultz Guest: Beck & Koch Brothers Plotting To Provoke Race Riots

    08/24/2010 6:10:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I was going to say that we have now officially hit rock bottom. But it's still a long way to Election Day for the desperate Dems . . . On this evening's Ed Show, trial-lawyer guest Mike Papantonio accused Glenn Beck and the Koch brothers, whom he portrayed as sponsors of the "tea-baggers," of consciously trying, via Beck's planned DC rally, to provoke race riots. In Papantonio's fevered mind, the Beck-Koch axis is attempting to recreate the race riots of 1968 . . View video here.
  • Greg Gutfeld: Expecting Election Day Riots Is Racist

    10/24/2008 9:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 1,873+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2008 | Greg Gutfeld
    <p>So last night, we talked about how police in urban centers of the country are bracing for violent unrest, just in case a) Obama loses and riots break out in cities like Detroit and Oakland, or b) Obama wins and riots break out in cities like Detroit and Oakland.</p>
  • Rejection of Obama at the polls this fall could bring lefty riots—or worse.

    07/17/2008 12:39:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies · 161+ views
    The New York Press ^ | July 17, 2008 | Russ Smith
    Earlier this year I had the daft notion that no matter who won November’s presidential election, Barack Obama or John McCain, the political rancor that’s divided the country since Bill Clinton’s administration—and exacerbated greatly by the immediate, pre-Iraq, pre-Katrina loathing of George W. Bush—would dissipate and people would no longer risk rupturing friendships by debating current events in Washington, D.C. After all, even economic conservatives like myself couldn’t deny the extraordinary charm of Obama, his ability to attract immense crowds populated by rhapsodic citizens of all ages and, perhaps most significantly, the first-term senator’s writing and rhetorical skills. On the...
  • Sharpton vows to 'close this city' after officer acquittals

    04/26/2008 4:28:39 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 144 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | 26 Apr 08 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to "close this city down" to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends. "We strategically know how to stop the city so people stand still and realize that you do not have the right to shoot down unarmed, innocent civilians," Sharpton told an overflow crowd of several hundred people at his National Action Network office in the historically black Manhattan neighborhood. "This city is going...
  • "The Second Sacking of Washington": Martin Luther King Riots (April 5, 1968)

    04/05/2008 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies · 139+ views
    4/5/08 | Self
    "go home and get your guns"-Stokely Carmichael April 4,1968 in Washington D.C. I had a habit of sitting in the kitchen and eating my breakfast while the radio was turned on to the morning news. The morning of Friday April 5th, 1968 I heard the account of a radio reporter (from UPI) who hid under a car while mobs rioted in the street around him. He sounded scared and he had reason to as rioting broke out in the nation's captial following the assassination of Martin Luther King late on the evening or April 4th and early on the morning...
  • It's over. Obama is the nominee.

    03/18/2008 11:48:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 170 replies · 6,443+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | March 18, 2008 | Chris Reed
    It was extremely unlikely that Hillary Clinton was going to overcome Barack Obama's lead in delegates, states and total votes and take the Democratic nomination, but Obama's speech this morning -- graceful, thoughtful, nuanced, sweeping, challenging, unprecedented -- pretty much wiped out any chance at all. It was a speech Hillary could never have given -- really, few U.S. politicians ever could have given. I write this not just because I think this will dampen the Rev. Wright controversy. I write this because Obama did an extraordinary job of presenting himself as the candidate of "the better angels of our...
  • BREAKING NEWS: FOX News Projects: Clinton Wins Texas Primary

    03/04/2008 10:02:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 212 replies · 2,031+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2008
    Read all about it at the link, details to follow....
  • Open Letter: Star Jones Checks Bill O'Reilly's Racist Remark

    02/27/2008 9:49:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies · 1,561+ views
    AOL Black Voices ^ | February 26, 2008 | Jawn Murray/Star Jones Reynolds
    Star Jones Reynolds has never been one to mince words. It's no wonder that when Bill O'Reilly's most recent controversial (see also: racist) comments about Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama, were discovered by Media Matters, the TruTV legal analyst was infuriated! O'Reilly, the curmudgeon host of Fox News Channel's 'The O'Reilly Factor,' was talking to a caller that was angry that Obama had said on C-Span that "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country." The 58-year-old television commentator, who privately settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against him in 2004, responded...
  • France's national suicide

    12/06/2007 2:20:11 PM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 32 replies · 291+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/6/07 | Dan Roodt
    Last week, saw another battle in the near-civil war that is going on between French police and so-called immigrant "youths" who burned everything in sight, including schools, libraries and, of course, automobiles. These rioters must be aiming for a new record in 2007 after having set fire to 45,588 cars in 2005 and 44,157 in 2006. Low-intensity conflict in the streets, with rioters shooting at policemen and members of the fire brigade as in France, is probably one definition of multicultural utopia. Ever since the Berlin Wall came down, most of those on the left have forsaken communism in favor...
  • Angry migrant underclass might erupt in U.S.

    11/10/2007 5:21:51 AM PST · by stratous · 152 replies · 1,363+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/04/07 | Andres Oppenheimer
    <p>The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future.</p>
  • Their Legacy: The Race Riots Doomed Detroit Forever (Debbie Schlussel: Death Of Motown Alert)

    07/23/2007 4:21:37 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 141 replies · 4,252+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 07/23/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    Forty years ago today, several days of race riots began in Detroit. On July 23, 1967, Black Panthers and assorted other Black extremists (with White hippies and far-leftists backing and encouraging them) eventually wrote their political epitaphs with it (though their movement unfortunately died a long, slow death--far past its time, if there ever was a time). But they robbed and killed Detroit--and a significant portion of Black America with it. Black Panthers and their radical allies, supported by a thousands of Black Detroiters, rioted for days, starting fires and destroying the city. They wanted more power in the city....
  • 500 riot at Fontana High

    10/14/2006 5:08:18 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 126 replies · 7,628+ views
    San Bernadino Sun ^ | 10/14/2006 | Leonor Vivanco, Lori Consalvo and Wes Woods II,
    Bottles, rocks and fists flew during lunchtime Friday at Fontana High School. Students poured out of classrooms when they said a fire alarm rang around noon. They then saw what they described as a racial or gang-related riot erupting among about 500 students on the quad of the campus near Citrus Avenue. Some flocked to the chaotic melee with their cell phones taking pictures and recording video while others fled to get out of the way. Helicopters circled over the school. "There were fights everywhere - girls and guys," said Dalila Lizarraga, 16. Campus police officers sprinted across four lanes...
  • PM warned of more riots (Moozie threatens race violence DownUnder!!!)

    08/31/2006 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 1,118+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 September 2006
    THE chairman of the government's Islamic advisory committee has warned of more Cronulla-style riots unless the Prime Minister tones down his comments on Muslim migrants. Prime Minister John Howard sparked a backlash in some sections of Australia's Muslim community by saying Muslim migrants needed to conform to Australian values by learning English and treating women with respect. But the head of the government's new Muslim advisory committee, Dr Ameer Ali, warned of trouble unless the Mr Howard backed down. "We have already witnessed one incident in Sydney recently in Cronulla, I don't want these scenes to be repeated because when...
  • City state of emergency to continue

    07/04/2006 7:14:27 AM PDT · by XR7 · 35 replies · 1,010+ views
    7/4/06 | Kelli Esters
    The Clarion Ledger/Gannett Rules. URL Link: http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060703/NEWS/607030352
  • Muslim riot criticism 'unfair'

    03/08/2006 5:25:25 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 709+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 9 March 2006
    POLICE are unfairly criticising the Muslim community for not doing enough to track down those responsible for retaliatory attacks following the Cronulla riot, community leader Keysar Trad said. Detective Superintendent Ken McKay yesterday released photos and footage of those involved in the riot at Sydney's Cronulla and the revenge attacks that followed, in the hope offenders will be caught. But he told ABC radio today there had been little response to a video showing a number of Middle Eastern men throwing projectiles at passing cars. "The members of the Middle Eastern community need to understand if they want live in...
  • Race riot force chief stood down

    01/19/2006 2:24:27 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 408+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 20 January 2006
    THE head of Strike Force Enoggera, set up to investigate the Cronulla race riot, has been stood aside following claims police failed to arrest those responsible for revenge attacks. The sidelining of acting Detective Superintendent Dennis Bray, announced today by NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney, comes after public anger at the failure by police to release video footage of a man being bashed by a gang of Middle-Eastern youths. Mr Moroney said he was unhappy Supt Bray had not released the footage earlier, and a replacement commander would take the helm of Enoggera. "Clearly, there was material there that he...
  • US 'not scared' by Sydney violence

    12/20/2005 7:30:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 887+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 21 December 2005
    SYDNEY's racial violence has not scared off American tourists from visiting Australia over the Christmas holiday period, the head of a major US tourism company said today. Britain, Canada and Indonesia have cautioned their residents to be alert if in Sydney, particularly around some beach areas where the recent violence erupted. Ian Swain, the founder of Philadelphia-based Swain Tours, has about 800 Americans booked to travel to Australia over the next few weeks and not one has cancelled citing fears about the problems that have erupted on Sydney's southern beaches. "Not one," the Australian-born opertor who has specialised in offering...
  • Australia: Chilling call to arms via SMS (MORE calls for Arabs to unite in a war against "rednecks")

    12/18/2005 2:35:48 PM PST · by Stoat · 215 replies · 4,138+ views
    Chilling call to arms via SMS December 19, 2005TEXT messages on seized mobile phones have revealed calls for Arabs to unite in a war against "rednecks" and to "take Sydney from Cronulla to The Rocks".Police yesterday used new powers to confiscate mobile phones, to check for SMS messages calling for violence. Police Commissioner Ken Moroney said his officers were yesterday specially instructed to target mobile phones, after text messages were used to urge race violence at Cronulla. One officer was photographed scrolling through the contents of at least six phones. Five men of Middle Eastern descent were yesterday arrested in...
  • Ethnic Violence Spreads in Australia

    12/13/2005 5:13:52 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 1,504+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | 14 December 2005
    SYDNEY, Australia — The racial unrest that broke out in Sydney's beachside suburbs over the weekend has spread to two other large Australian cities, where people of Middle Eastern descent were assaulted by whites, police said Tuesday. In New South Wales, where Sydney is located, lawmakers scheduled an emergency session of the state Parliament to consider legislation cracking down on the rioters who rampaged through the city's suburbs for two straight nights, the region's premier said. Seven people were injured and 11 arrested after youths rioted in the suburbs Monday night, smashing the windows of stores, homes and parked cars....
  • Racial tensions explode again (Australia)

    12/12/2005 2:37:18 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 11,545+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 December 2005 | Ellen Whinnett, Luke McIlveen and Gemma Jones
    SIMMERING racial tensions exploded in Sydney again last night as police traced chilling new text messages inciting further violence. Groups of Middle-Eastern men descended on Cronulla seeking revenge for Sunday's attacks, smashing cars with baseball bats. There were reports of shots being fired and of police being driven at as running battles were fought. The area had been peaceful early, but by 6pm many Australian flags were hanging in windows and on cars. About 10.30pm, six carloads of young men of Middle Eastern appearance drove through the beachside strip. They began kicking parked vehicles and hurling bottles and screaming for...
  • Nationalists boast of their role on the beach

    12/12/2005 8:07:56 AM PST · by Jack Black · 31 replies · 1,248+ views
    The Age.com AU ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Richard Baker
    Nationalists boast of their role on the beach The Patriotic Youth League's Luke Connors predicts more riots. WHITE nationalist groups involved in the Cronulla riots have predicted further racial violence, naming the Melbourne suburbs of Heidelberg, Preston, Reservoir and Springvale as potential "hot spots". The Patriotic Youth League, whose members handed out "Aussies Fighting Back" pamphlets at Cronulla, said it had been inundated with callers wanting to riot in Melbourne. "If it wasn't for the massive police presence there already, and the fact that it's mainly confined to a peninsula, we really could have had a Paris situation on our...
  • Race violence flares again

    12/12/2005 5:38:36 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 19 replies · 858+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 December 2005
    MOBS of men have damaged a number of vehicles in an outbreak of fresh violence in the southern Sydney suburb of Cronulla tonight. A reporter from radio station 2GB said "chaos" had broken out in the beach shopping centre with vehicles damaged and police making arrests as mobs of men roam the streets. "People are standing around in shock, just watching," the reporter said. "Every window in some cars has been smashed. Roads have been blocked (by police)." He witnessed police arrest a group of five people. Some motorists were ignoring the road blocks, simply driving around the obstacles, he...
  • 25 hurt in Cronulla violence (Aussie race riots)

    12/11/2005 2:53:22 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 929+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 12 December 2005
    MORE than 20 people have been injured and 16 arrested as race-fuelled violence spread through Sydney's beachside suburbs overnight. But NSW Premier Morris Iemma said police are in control of the situation, after violence that began at Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south flowed over to other communities. A series of apparent revenge attacks - including two stabbings - occurred overnight following the unrest at Cronulla, where more than 5000 people gathered yesterday. Drunken mobs within the crowd yelled racist chants and chased down and bashed people of Middle Eastern appearance at the beach in an extended show of violence. Police...
  • Violence spreads in Sydney (Australia)

    12/11/2005 7:07:22 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 11 replies · 890+ views
    www.dailytelegraph.news ^ | December 11, 2005
    Violence spreads in Sydney December 11, 2005 RACE-fuelled violence spilled into other Sydney beaches tonight. A police media spokesman confirmed there had been problems at Maroubra beach, following the near-riot at Cronulla beach earlier today. "There have been a number of incidents of property damage in the past hour-and-a-half that included broken windows and damage to motor vehicles," he said. Reports on radio station 2GB indicated up to 50 vehicles with passengers armed with "baseball bats" had been causing trouble in Maroubra, in Sydney's east. Police have set up a command post in the area, 2GB reported. Sky News reported...
  • Violence spreads in Sydney

    12/11/2005 4:37:50 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 92 replies · 3,421+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 December 2005
    A police media spokesman confirmed there had been problems at Maroubra beach, following the near-riot at Cronulla beach earlier today. "There have been a number of incidents of property damage in the past hour-and-a-half that included broken windows and damage to motor vehicles," he said. Reports on radio station 2GB indicated up to 50 vehicles with passengers armed with "baseball bats" had been causing trouble in Maroubra, in Sydney's east. Police have set up a command post in the area, 2GB reported. Sky News reported that a group of people in cars and with baseball bats, bits of wood and...
  • Beach erupts into violence

    12/11/2005 4:26:19 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 224 replies · 4,769+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 December 2005
    ANGRY crowds have singled out and bashed people of Middle Eastern appearance at Sydney's Cronulla beach as racial tension erupted into violence. And an ambulance called to the scene to treat five people injured in today's violence has been attacked by a mob who shattered its windows. Meanwhile, police have been pelted with beer bottles, and their patrol cars stomped on, as the outnumbered officers struggled to maintain control. Witnesses saw officers using capsicum spray in a bid to quell those perpetrating the violence. NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Goodwin said police were forcing their way through the crowd, trying...