Media Ignore the Tsunami of Black Violence against Cops

The shootings in Dallas did not make much of a difference. Not to the reporters explaining the protest and the reason behind the assassination of five police officers.

The reason for the demonstration was simple and beyond pushback:

White cops shoot black people all over the country, all the time, for no reason whatsoever.

Everybody knows that. So sad.

Some took it to the next level: The head of a black group called Dallas Action said the killings were a wake up call to let people know how cops are picking on black people. 

All the time.

For no reason whatsoever.  The local Fox reporter in Dallas took the comments in stride, quickly changing the topic to all the pretty lights on nearby police cars.

Not one reporter at any point even hinted at how black violence is wildly out of proportion.

Not one reporter talked to any cop willing to tell the truth about how police are relentless victims of black hostility and violence and murder — all over the country.

And how black on cop violence and defiance are now the default response.

Not the other way around. A brief magical mystery tour of black on cop violence over the last few weeks.

In Baltimore, one week ago, hundreds of black people took to the streets to celebrate the life of the recently killed rapper Lor Scoota. He was best known for celebrating guns, drugs, money and bitches in his videos and in his life.

Eventually cops showed up: They were greeted with bottles and rocks and threats and taunts when they suggested to the hundreds of black people that destroying property and disobeying the law was not a good idea.

The police chief dutifully defended the rioters, reminding the Baltimore audience that event was largely peaceful.

As was Dallas. 

Top political figures in Baltimore made their way to the scene of the crimes to blame police for antagonizing the black people. As usual, the Baltimore Sun and other local media wagged their tails and went along with the story: the greatest hoax of our lifetimes — the lie of black victimization. All documented in that scintillating best seller Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.

In Syracuse on Father’s Day in the ghetto, 500 black people were blowing some weed and shooting some guns when a female cop showed up.

The videos show the crowds fleeing the gunfire as the officer runs towards it. When her backup arrived, they found the cop on the ground, surrounded by a large group of black people beating and kicking her and trying to steal her gun.

One black man was running around, pleading for a gun to shoot the police.

The next night, the cops returned and received similar scorn, hostility and violence.

The local papers pretended they had never heard of anything like that before, when, truth is: That is a regular part of life in Syracuse.

On July 4, on North Beach in South Haven, Michigan, black people threw rocks and bottles at cops, whose only fault was they did not like black people throwing rocks and bottles at beach goers.         

In Baton Rouge, the night following the death of Alton Sterling, the saint with a long record of crime and violence who was killed resisting arrest for threatening people with a gun, hundreds of black people took to the streets to sing the new black national anthem: Fuck the Police.

police think they have the authority to kill a minority.

Ice Cube will swarm

On any muthafucka in a blue uniform

Just cuz I'm from the CPT, punk police are afraid of me

A young nigga on a warpath

And when I'm finished, it's gonna be a bloodbath

You remember Ice Cube: He’s the smiling old grandpa of TV and movie fame, still preaching violence against the police.

In Oklahoma City, a black high school teacher took to Facebook to declare that all white hillbillies should die in a tornado. The local school discovered the First Amendment, and the local TV news gang said we should forgive him because he said he was sorry.

This kind of generosity is missing, of course, in dozens and dozens of news stories of recent cases around the country where white people make an off hand remark about race and find themselves out of a career.

Like the firefighter in a suburb of Boston in June, who was part of a crew responding to a violent party of 1000 black people who said he wanted to turn the hose on them.


In Milwaukee just a few weeks ago, 100 black people attacked cops with rocks and bottles and threats.  Buses, police cars and convenience stores were also trashed.

In Akron, a black person fresh from robbing a white person ran smack into a cop: The black person pulled his gun and fired. Luckily, it misfired. The police dog made sure that miscreant did not get a chance to reload.

In Jacksonville, Keith Crowder said sheriff’s deputies shot him twice for no reason whatsoever. Crowder’s car had drugs and a gun, similar to what they found on him just a few weeks before that. When they put him in handcuffs, Crowder started banging his head on the car shouting police brutality.

At the recent BET awards show, TV star Jesse Williams condemned cops for doing “drive by” shootings on innocent black people. And he condemned white people for always stealing from black people. National TV shows and newspaper editorial writers around the country lauded the speech as ushering in a new era of civil rights.

In the St. Louis suburb of Normandy, 300 black people turned a pool party into a large scale episode of mob violence. Cops came. They were attacked. No one was surprised.

Near Philadelphia, a few nights before the Jesse Williams BET magnum opus, a young cop saw a group of black people smoking dope. When he asked them “Wassup?” they shot him seven times, once in the face.

Just a few days before that near Baton Rouge, a cop saw a black person stalking a young white couple on a late night stroll. When the cop stopped the black person and asked “Wassup?” he was shot dead.

Two days later, a few miles away, a group of sheriff deputies was serving a warrant on a black man when he shot two of them. They lived.

In Dewey Beach, Delaware, 100 black people were fighting in and out of a popular nightclub, the second time in as many weeks. When police arrived, they turned on the cops, throwing rocks and bottles at them. Several black people were arrested for inciting a riot.

In Chicago, a few days before that, 200 black people at a meeting at police headquarters assaulted cops with threats and harassment and obscenities. The cops nodded their heads and pretended that threatening violence was not against the law.         

Which is pretty much what a Chicago judge did when she released a black man who attacked an off duty policeman, knocking him out and breaking a few bones. Cops know the judge and were not surprised.

Also in Chicago, a black man bit a cop when he was unhappy about being arrested. As they were surrounded by a crowd of black people encouraging the biter, police backup arrived and kicked the biter in the face.

The black crowd did not like that.

In Katy, Texas, a new waterpark hosted a gathering for young Christian people. Soon, large groups of black people were crashing the gate, climbing the fence, and attacking police who suggested they stop.

In Pasadena, a Black Lives Matter activist was found guilty of lynching after she and her crew tried to hide, then wrest control of a prisoner under arrest for running out of a nearby restaurant without paying the bill. Just another case of police brutality, they said.

In Philadelphia, a black man and his lawyer announced a lawsuit against the police for shooting him, an unarmed man. The cops were chasing him because they saw he had a gun. When the black man threw the gun away, it went off, leading police to believe he was shooting at them.

Soon after, local media reported cops shot another unarmed black man. After the press conference announcing the lawsuit, police took the man into custody and charged him with another murder.

In the first few days of June of normally bucolic Stafford, Virginia, police interrupted a black man during a burglary. He shot a cop. The cop lived. So did the black person.

In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a black man ran over one cop and tried to shoot another. After, as he recovered from a gunshot, he claimed he was the victim of police brutality because cops were picking on him for no reason whatsoever.

Even after the cop did the buddy-buddy routine.

In Durham, North Carolina, cops busted a plan by a group of black people to kidnap and murder a prosecuting attorney. They got the wrong guy, trying to kidnap the prosecutor’s father.

Not too far from Durham, about the same time, a black man named Moon decided he did not want to comply with a lawful police order. So he attacked the cop, who picked him up and body slammed Moon with the grace and ease to make a professional wrestler proud.

Moon got straight.    

A few days before that in Miami Gardens, a black man unhappy at a traffic stop pulled up to a cop and shot the cop at point blank range, somehow missing.

In Ireland, a young man disturbed a family gathering by announcing he had been following the shootings in Dallas and said he was happy black people were finally fighting back because cops had been picking on black people in America for a long time for no reason whatsoever.

He learned that from CNN. From a story featuring the President. Of the United States of America.

Colin Flaherty is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling Book: Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.  He also documents black violence at his YouTube channel

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