In an apparent racially motivated attack, a white family was assaulted, pummeled, and robbed by a black mob while enjoying Mother’s Day weekend in Savannah, Georgia.
On Saturday, May 10, Rob Gray and his brother-in-law Jim Thomas, both of Atlanta, and their families were in a tourist-oriented part of Savannah when the trouble started. Writes WND.com:
Family members said they had finished eating dinner in a Savannah restaurant and were walking along River Street.
... “All of a sudden,” the police report said, “a black male and a black female forcefully walked through his [Mr. Thomas'] family bumping into him and the small children in his family.”
“Thomas then advised that he then said something to the black male about his actions. He then explained that the black male then stopped and turned around and charged at him and assaulted him. Mr. Thomas then advised that several more unknown black individual[s] came from behind and attacked his family including the children.”
Thomas provides details about the attack’s brutality in a Facebook post:
My 6 yr old daughter was punched in the stomach. Both of my sons [ages 9 and 11] were thrown around. My niece [age 13] was viciously attacked by one of the older women in this crowd, Roberta [Gray’s girlfriend] was scratched up mercilessly as she tried to save the children, and my wife was yanked around by her hair by a man 3 times her size. All EIGHT of us were assaulted!
... Rob had been hit so hard, that it has probably fractured his orbital and damaged his left eye. I have multiple scratches, bruises and a scratched lens in my right eye. We both have severe head & neck trauma.
Video evidence attests to this, with both men visibly injured; Gray’s left eye is apparently swollen shut in one photograph. Family members also suffered bruises and lacerations, and the goods they purchased that evening were stolen.
After the attack, Thomas says they sought refuge in a nearby candy store as the black mob waited outside, prompting the store’s proprietor to complain that the bleeding family’s presence was costing him business. Perhaps due to this uncharitable attitude (this wasn’t specified) the family left their “safe haven” to return to their hotel, only to be stalked by their attackers, who followed not far behind.
Thomas also complained of the lack of police presence and response, writing, “We finally did see 2 patrol officers (almost 25 mins after the incident). They took a statement and called for an ambulance. We explained that the people responsible for this attack were STILL there. We never saw any more police patrol or backup.”
Unfortunately, the attack upon the Atlanta family is just one of the latest in a spate of black-on-white assaults. These often take the form of mob violence or the “knock-out game,” which is virtually always “played” by black teens who ambush a (usually white) victim with the goal of knocking the person out with one blow. This “game” has resulted in numerous injuries and even deaths during the last few years.
Despite this, these stories get knocked out of the news, at least in the national mainstream media. This lies in stark contrast to the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident, which, after being portrayed as a white-on-black shooting, was made front-page news; in fact, Barack Obama even commented on it and NBC doctored an audio to make Zimmerman appear a bigot. Addressing this double standard, Professor Walter Williams, who is black himself, wrote in 2012:
If mobs of white youths were going about severely beating and robbing blacks at random and preying on black businesses, it would be major news. News anchors might open, “Tonight we report on the most recent wave of racist whites organizing unprovoked attacks on innocent black people and their businesses.” If white thugs were actually doing that, politicians would be demanding answers. Such random attacks do happen, but it’s blacks preying on whites.
And how common is this crime? Here’s just a sample of headlines from WND’s “Related Stories” section:
• Knockout Game leaves another victim dead
• Roving black mobs too many to ignore
• Another tough to watch black-on-white beating
• Divine intervention saves man from black mob
• Knockout Game invades Beat Whitey territory
• Black violence strikes from Baton Rouge to Brooklyn
• Combat soldiers no match for black mob
• 1-2 punch: Grandpas no match for Knockout perps
• Black mobs terrorize Victoria's Secret shoppers
• Black attackers leave trail of beatings, vandalism
• Victim hears "get white boy" before attack
• Black mob breaks man's jaw, fractures face
Moreover, many observers say that not only have these incidents become more common since the highly publicized Zimmerman incident, but that Obama — once billed as a “post-racial” president — has only exacerbated the problem. One of these critics is black reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, head of the Brotherhood Organization for a New Destiny (BOND). In a 2013 edition of his radio show he said, “Since the trial of George Zimmerman ... it has escalated the attack upon white Americans to a point of violence” and that when “Obama said that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin, it sent a message out there to angry black people that ... it was okay to go against white folks.”
In fact, Peterson has long maintained that agitation by racial hustlers such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Obama has served to embitter blacks and spark racial unrest. Giving his own testimonial in this regard, Peterson explained in a 2013 Los Angeles Times interview the attitude he held prior to a religious conversion, saying, “I believed the lie that because I was black, I wasn't going to be able to make it because of the white man.... I was listening to people like Jackson and Louis Farrakhan.... He talked about the blue-eyed devil, and I believed him. I started hating white people.” As a result of this, said Peterson, not pulling any punches, “Now, not all but most black people are so racist toward white people."
So while the big new racial theory in today’s education — which some would claim should eliminate prejudice — is “white privilege,” critics might say that increasingly it only means the privilege of being brutalized without recourse.
Image: screen grab from news story of the attack, depicting the white family