|Yawning at Black-on-White Violence
"Cincinnati is burning. Does anyone care?"
by Michelle Malkin (04/16/01)
from the Townhall.Com Commentary
"CNN, which downplayed the violent rampage as a "disturbance," failed to mention the rampant outbreak of black-on-white hate crimes. Members of the radical New Black Panther Party swarmed the streets; rioters donned masks or gangster-type bandanas. Sympathizers laughed and cheered, waving signs with racial pride slogans like "Honk if you're black" while white citizens feared for their lives.
"A black rioter shot a cop, who escaped harm when his belt buckle blocked the bullet. A white female motorist in one of the city's neighborhoods was not so fortunate. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a mob of black youths stopped the woman's car and dragged her into the street, beating her until other neighborhood residents rescued her. She was "busted up," a witness said.
"In multiple scenes reminiscent of the brutal attack on white truck driver Reginald Denny during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, black Cincinnati rioters beat and bloodied white motorists. The assailants hurled cement bricks at their victims as they drove by, and used baseball bats and bottles to damage their cars.
"As is typical of cowering politicians more worried about public relations than public safety, Cincinnati's public officials failed to quell the race-based violence immediately. Instead, a city spokeswoman went on national TV to tout the fact that they were "showing restraint" and "allowing citizens to vent their frustration."
Author Michelle Malkin goes on to compare the Cincinnati race riots to the black-on-white violence visited upon the Jewish residents of New York City's Crown Heights neighborhood in 1991. "Mobs of white-hating rioters, venting their frustration over a car accident that killed a young black child, terrorized that neighborhood ... while city leaders sat on their hands. ... rioters screaming "Heil Hitler" as they smashed cars, stoned homes, and looted Jewish-owned stores that police were ordered not to protect. Yankel Rosenbaum, a Hasidic Jewish student and innocent bystander, was stabbed to death by a gang of black youths.
Ms. Malkin also recalls that recently a Mardi Gras street party in Seattle became a black insurrection against whites. Statements by the black thugs in Seattle included "Hey, there's another whitey; let's kick his a--." One black terrorist with brass knuckles scurried about brutalizing whites. Malking writes "[Seattle] City leaders ordered cops to stand down. Kristopher Kimes, a young Good Samaritan, was beaten to death by a gang of black youths while trying to rescue a woman from the violence."
Malkin concludes "The racial chaos in Cincinnati shows that public officials have learned nothing from [the deaths of previous white victims of black violence]. I cannot decide which is worse: the government's cowardice in dealing with black-on-white race riots, or the rest of the country's apathy toward these vengeful, racist mobs."
©2001 Creators Syndicate, Inc.
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