Bus Driver Organizes Black Mob Violence Against White Family

Some stories you have to read 10 times before deciding: ’Yes: What I thought was too crazy is really true.’

This is one of those stories. Here goes, believe it or not:

A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted and hollered in encouragement.

All while the bus driver waited for the beating to finish so the attackers could get back on the bus. With her thanks.

The bus company didn’t give a darnn. And it took Baltimore police two months before they even investigated it.

If you want to reread that another ten times, go ahead. I’ll wait.

More details from WBAL TV that somehow escaped the attention of the Baltimore Sun. (Which means either this happens all the time and is not newsworthy. Or the paper has an embargo on news about large scale black mob violence. Or both.)

It happened in June: A Baltimore couple was escorting their 9-year old son home from school on the city bus. The bus was crowded, so the driver asked the family to move to the back. They said they could not. There was no room. That is when the driver started yelling at them. From WBAL TV news:

“If you would have gotten your (expletive) off you wouldn't be having these problems,” the bus driver told the family.  “You better watch the way you're talking to me.… Come up here and I'll show you what I'll do. You better get your ass way back there in the back.”

Eventually, the driver confronted her white passengers, said the mother of the family:

"She got out of her seat belt, stood up screaming in both of our faces, 'Don't tell me how to do my job. If you have a problem, come across this line and I'll knock you the F out.’”    

At that point, other black passengers started yelling for the bus driver to remove the white family from the bus. One of passengers urged the bus driver to use her phone and “call them up.” The family would soon find out who “them” was:

“Two bus stops later, (the victim) said a large number of Mergenthaler Vo-Tech and Academy for College and Career Exploration students boarded the bus.”

The victims were standing next to the bus driver and they heard her tell the newly-boarded students: “I don’t care where they get off. You handle that (Bleep) and I’ll take care of you. I’ll wait for you.”

Soon after, the family of three left the bus, along with the 20 black students who had just boarded it.

They beat and pepper-sprayed all three members of the family, choking and banging their heads on the ground -- all while the bus driver waited and watched. All while some of the students got on and off the bus.

"I was really scared," the 9-year-old victim told 11 News. “He said he tried to defend his mother but couldn't. "I tried to get the girl that was beating her up off of her, and she turned around and pepper-sprayed me."

Charging documents show the bus driver watched the assault and yelled several times, "Yeah, that's what you get." After the teens were finished with the beating, they got back on the bus, and the bus drove away, offering the victims no assistance, police said.

Murphy is awaiting a November trial. Eight students were also arrested.

The Baltimore Sun said this is the second recent example of a bus driver assisting people who assault riders.

Now you can go back to your real life, where bus drivers do not organize black mob violence against white families. Except for when they do.

Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and the author of  a new e–book and video on racial violence called Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, hell no!