Monday, June 3, 2013

"Polar Bear Hunting" Locally

Turns out that "the game a group of teenagers in Syracuse allegedly played that resulted in the violent, random death of a 51-year-old man-- has been a national phenomenon for at least a decade," according to local reporter Sara Patterson — 'Knockout Game' killing in Syracuse similar to other cases of random violence across country.

"Don’t you just love the mainstream media, how effortlessly they omit and contort stories that don’t fit their prefab worldview?" writes local blogger Matt Forney, filling some of the important details — Murdering Black Mobs Come to Syracuse, Local Media and City Officials Run Interference for Them. "Whenever a news story fails to mention the race of the perp, it’s because they’re either black or Latino" (unless, of course, the victim is black and the alleged perp is a "White Hispanic").

Some reports on this trend, starting with this latest incident, from Colin Flaherty, who "has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse" — Knockout Game victim's eye kicked out of socket, 'Knockout Games' a hit with black mobs, Black Mobs' Knockout Game Raising Alarms. (Colin Flaherty's work has won the admiration of Thomas Sowell, as this blogger noted here, with a post quoting the title of the former's book — "White Girl Bleed A Lot".)

Time for the "Imagine if the Races Were Reversed" thought experiment. Time also, I suppose, for John Derbyshire's The Talk: Nonblack Version. The victim in Syracuse seems to have ignored the Derb's sage advice to his children: "Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods."

The last time I ignored this advice, I was 19 and liberal, and decided it would be a good idea to ride my bike to Doctor Bird's, then a record shop, in the East Side neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. The Rastafarian owner, a wise businessman, saved his customer, me, from gang of shiftless "youths" who git within six inches of my face. Riding home, I was sent off with a hail of thrown rocks. Needless to say, no one ever had "The Talk" with me. I have had it with my non-American wife, and will with my kids when their old enough to venture forth on their own.

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