Denver media again describe black-on-white attackers as black

In the final sentence of a July 19 story, the Denver Channel, 7NEWS, identifies a baseball bat-wielding gang that has twice attacked couples leaving restaurants as “four to five black men, ages 18 to 21 years.” However, this departure from the normal media practice of never mentioning the race of black criminals, particularly when the blacks are singling out whites in unprovoked, racially motivated beatings, is less significant in this case than it would otherwise be. In the past, Denver police and media have been more forthcoming about the racial nature of black gang assaults than police and media elsewhere. See the Denver Post’s article from November 2009 which openly described 32 arrested individuals as blacks who had been singling out whites in a wave of brutal beatings across the city.

Here’s the News7 article:

Police Seek Robbers In Baseball Bat Beatings
Gang Attacking Couples Leaving Downtown Restaurants, Bars, Police Say

DENVER—Police are trying to identify a gang of men who are beating couples with baseball bats and robbing them in downtown Denver.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said there have been two attacks, each involving the robbery of a couple leaving restaurants or bars at closing time.

Just before 2 a.m. on July 16, a couple was walking home from a restaurant-bar near East 10th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street when they were surrounded by a group of men, according to a police report.

Two men wielding baseball bats hit the man and woman in the head, “causing major bruising and swelling,” the report said. Then a robber grabbed the woman’s purse.

The man and woman were transported to Denver Health Medical Center for treatment, police said.

On June 26 near 1000 Broadway, a couple was in an alley near their vehicle when a group of men walked up and “assaulted them with a baseball bat and demanded money,” a police report said. The robbers grabbed the woman’s purse and ran to a waiting car, police said.

The attackers are “not nice people,” Jackson said.

Police describe the attackers as four to five black men, ages 18 to 21 years.

Anyone with information about the identity of the robbers, the crimes or unreported incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. People calling the tip line can choose to remain anonymous.

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John Dempsey writes:

You wrote in your headline:

“Denver media again describe black-on-white attackers as black.”

But the only allusion the story makes to the possibility that the victims were white is in the video attached to the article. Almost toward the end of the clip, they show the lower half of two whites walking along in, what they propose might be, the neighborhood where the attacks occurred. They do not come out and state it.

LA replies:

True. But when blacks attack strangers on the street with baseball bats and without provocation, that is understood to be an attack on non-blacks, usually whites. I have never seen a story about blacks attacking blacks in this manner, except perhaps in one of those mass mayhem incidents on holiday weekends in which the black gang promiscuously attacks everyone in sight, including some blacks. Every story I’ve seen where one person or a group of persons is suddenly singled out, surrounded, attacked, beaten up, knocked to the ground and hit repeatedly in the head, chased down the street, etc. by a gang of blacks, the victims are invariably non-blacks and almost always white.

When blacks attack whites, they attack white strangers. When blacks use violence against other blacks, it is usually people they know. When one of these wildings is sudden and unprovoked, that is a sure indication that it is racial wilding.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 21, 2011 05:32 PM | Send

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