Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Race in America

By Colin Flaherty

D.C. NPR Family Another Victim of Black Violence and Denial -  If Lori Kaplan depended only on her employers at NPR for news, she was probably surprised at the black mob violence that almost killed her white husband. Kaplan is the Senior Director of Audience Research at NPR in downtown Washington, D.C. That is where she regularly meets her husband at the end of his evening commute on the Metro Red Line. That is what she was recently doing when she received a text message from him: An “idiot gang” was acting belligerently in his train car, so he was going to move. That was the last she heard from him until he got off the train: bloody, beaten, and dazed. With a broken jaw and missing teeth. The Washington Post writer who covers commuting -- not crime -- picked up the story: 
one of the youths approached a man who appeared to be in his 30s and asked for his bag. The man remained calmly in his seat, she said, when one of the youths began throwing punches. Smyth said the punching continued maybe “30 seconds or so” when the victim, who appeared dazed, started to walk away from the youth. That’s when “the second kid jumped in and punched him square in the jaw,” she said. She said the man passed out and hit the floor of the train’s front car.”

…....The attackers of Kaplan’s husband were black -- as are virtually all of the violent predators on the Washington Metro. A fact the Post and NPR keep trying to ignore and wish away, even as they devote more and more space to Black Lives Matter and the omnipresence of white racism.......Even other NPR news people are not exempt. In 2013 while Code Switch was busy assuring the “educated and sophisticated” audience of NPR that black racial violence and hostility was just another concoction of the big bad Colin Flaherty and the suckers who believed his books and videos and news reports, this NPR honcho chimed in.
Folks, as a Program Director at an NPR station, I don't usually get involved in discussions like this, but I have personal experience with this so-called game,” said John Hingsbergen from Kentucky.” “It was this past May (2013), just a block from the Hilton Garden Inn on First St, N.E. While I was taking a brief walk around the area, within sight of the hotel and with plenty of other people on the sidewalk, a teenager walked up to me and smacked me on the side of the head. Thankfully, he was not strong enough to "knock out" this 60+ year old so all I did was spin around, only to see him take off running to the other side of the street to join two companions who were laughing as if it was the most hilarious thing they'd ever seen.” “Is there a racial component? I choose to believe not but sadly this was an African American teenager attacking an older white man.”
Meanwhile Kaplan’s husband will probably live. But he will never be the same.

America's Newest Christmas Tradition: Black Mob Violence at Malls - In the days before, during, and after Christmas, 15 malls reported large-scale episodes of rioting, shooting, looting, rampaging, fighting, throwing rocks at police, damaging cars and more. Two black people died. A survey of the mayhem from around the country.  In Louisville, 2000 black people “rioted” at the Mall St. Matthews. In addition, shoppers report several gunshots. “Riots unfolded at Mall St. Matthews today,” reported WHAS TV news of the day after Christmas mob action. “That violence, beginning around 7, forcing mall officials to close early. It actually spread to multiple locations,” (outside the mall.) “Why was this whole mayhem involving black kids,” asked one viewer of WHAS. “My wife and I were there plus vids show it.”  .......

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