November 24, 2009, - 10:06 am
If White people were targeting Black men at a big city mall in America and beating them senseless and filming it for racial snuff films, I guarantee it’d be a national media story. In fact, we’d see Presidential campaign commercials vilifying the Republican Presidential nominee with it. But, sadly, since it’s the other way around here, it remains a news story confined to Denver. The roles of the races and racism in this case simply don’t fit the mainstream media’s preferred narrative of victims and victimhood.
Where Are the Blacks Against Black Violence?
Peter DeQuattro, a 25-year-old cook, exited the Mall Ride at Civic Center Station around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, after his shift at a Lower Downtown bar.
His next recollection was writhing on a gurney in the back of an ambulance, an eye swollen shut and adrenaline pumping as EMTs struggled to restrain him.
DeQuattro, who is white, was one of the most recent men targeted in a downtown-centered spree of attacks where small groups of black men and youths — many with admitted gang ties — tried to knock out white or Latino men with whacks to the head. They sometimes stole from them or taunted them with racial epithets.
DeQuattro never knew what hit him, though police have told him three men blindsided him from behind and then pummeled his face while he struggled from the ground to fight them off. In the process, they broke a bone just above his eye. The maroon bruise is just starting to fade, two weeks later.
“I usually don’t have to worry about these things,” said DeQuattro, hinting that his 6-foot, 4-inch stature normally deters would-be muggers. In this case, it might have been an incentive. “I never thought I would be the victim of a hate crime.”
No way. A hate crime like this–a race-based hate crime–would never happen in this Obama era of post-racialism. Would it?
Denver police announced Friday that they’d been investigating the spree of similar assaults in tourist areas like the 16th Street Mall and LoDo for four months and had arrested 32 suspects.
Police apprehended a 33rd man, Torrence McCall, when he turned himself in Sunday afternoon after first calling a local television station.
A gang-prevention leader, the Rev. Leon Kelly, has suggested the assaults are being videotaped and used to show how quickly the assailants can knock out their victims. According to Kelly, the recordings are traded on the black market and bolster street credibility.
Hmmm . . . there’s a market for beat-the-cracker snuff films. What does that tell you about racism against White people in the Black community in America? It’s far too accepted. That’s what it tells me. As I always note in these stories, I have the pin above in my political button collection. It’s a pin worn by White liberals in the ’60s. So sad that we’ll likely never see a “Blacks Against Black Violence” pin.
The 26 attacks that police know about have followed a similar pattern. A small group of black men approach their white or Latino victim. Sometimes, racial epithets are used to taunt victims before they’re attacked. But often, they’re sucker-punched with “a whack to the head” and sometimes robbed, said Lt. Matt Murray.
Like I said, this one is restricted to Denver media reporting because only White on Black racism merits national attention in America.
Writes reader “DP”:
The MSM is AWOL in the coverage of this story. If 35 Whites were arrested for targeted attacks on Blacks it would be all over the news. Additionally, Sharpton, Jackson, etc. would be there to make sure that the perps received the maximum sentence. This, as well as many other instances, shows that hate-crime laws are meant not to protect, but to elevate one segment of society over the other. . . . Not reporting what is happening in Denver is bad enough. Worse yet, is that they are not the only major city reporting this same type of behavior.
Sadly, right on target.
Tags: Black gangs, Black on White Violence, Civic Center Station, Denver, Lower Downtown, Mall Ride, Peter DeQuattro, racial snuff films, Racism