This past long weekend was also a very bloody one. We reported today about the shootings in Chicago over the weekend, including a seven-year-old boy. But all of that was black-on-black, so one seems to care.
No one seems to care much about the brutal beating of 27-year-old Christopher McKnight at the hands of a black mob either. While police first filed a report of the incident calling it racially motivated, but Cincinnati Police Captain Mike Neville has since walked that back, saying it was not a hate crime.
Very hard to watch this video and not think his conclusion is incorrect. Very hard to watch this video, period.
As you can see, the initial report did mention the incident as anti-white.
According to ABC 5, Saturday night’s incident came as the city and its police department grapple with a 10-year spike in shootings, the fatal ambush of a beloved 27-year police veteran and a 90-day crime reduction plan that initially included new juvenile curfew centers and increased police presence in high-crime areas.
Police said the bystander in Saturday’s incident, later identified as 27-year-old Christopher McKnight, suffered serious injuries, some internal, and was released from the hospital late Sunday.
Authorities have not said how many people were on the square at the time the fights erupted nor how many officers responded.
In his book, Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, author Colin Flaherty says police routinely cover up the frequency and number of participants in black mob violence and in fact, restrain from arrests in an attempt to make the crime statistics look better and avoid charges of racism.
It’s very difficult to look at this particular incident and not come to the same conclusion. Ignoring it does not mean it’s not happening.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]