Source | Colin Flaherty of World Net Daily reports
In Chicago, Ill.
…some were enjoying the celebration until they were set upon by a mob of dozens of black people intent on violence. One man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in good condition. Eleven black people were arrested and charged with assault.
As is often the case, the mainstream media did not report the mob was black. Witnesses and others took to the Internet to set the record straight.
“For all that don’t know, the perpetrators are African-American teens,” said a man self-identified as Jonathan Kizer on the Chicago Tribune website. “I work in the area and I’ve seen firsthand what these teens are doing. It’s really bothersome bcuz they are hurting innocent ppl, but also perpetuating a negative view of the black community. Not all of us are like this, but people would never know from what they see and hear.”
In Albany, Ga.
…85 police officers in the downtown area lost control of the crowd 20 minutes into the show after large groups of black people disrupted the celebration.
They stopped the fireworks. Police blamed the problems on teens without parents. Witnesses were not so forgiving, saying it was a dangerous and chaotic scene that some say included gunfire.
When posters to Albany websites said the rioter were black, some responded it was not an issue of black and white.
“So how many white kids did you see running around [destroying property]?” asked one witness. No one said they saw any white people involved in the violence or destruction.
In the Cleveland, Ohio, suburb of Shaker Heights
…hundreds of black people created a “real dangerous environment” with violence and rushing into a crowd of fireworks watchers.
Eight people were arrested after police in riot gear with dogs quelled the disturbance, or tried to.
In one news story at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a reader was frustrated that the paper did [not] yet report the riot.
In Watts, Calif.
…a crowd of dozens of black people setting off fireworks at the Nickerson Gardens public housing project did not take kindly to police and firemen who showed up to stop it.
During the incident, the suspects allegedly tossed rocks, bottles and live fireworks at Los Angeles police officers, according to City News Service.
One of the residents of Watts thought it was funny: “Niggas in the niccersons had the riot squad out there … throwin fireworks n roccs at police lmfao yall did that fasho,” said @HerFavDrugg.
In Quincy, Fla.
…one black man was arrested and others are being sought after crowds of black people attacked police and others with explosives.
WCTV-TV in Quincy reported: “Upon arrival and to their surprise police officers were ambushed by several suspects who threw explosive fireworks at them and their vehicles. Some of the explosives detonated underneath the vehicles with enough force to shake the vehicle. Police were unable to apprehend anyone initially due to the darkness and the suspects fleeing rapidly on foot to hide.”
In Waco, Texas
…400 black people filled the streets of downtown following a fireworks show, throwing fireworks and destroying property.
When police arrived, they threw explosive devices and rocks at the officers.
“Officers’ attempts to move the crowd were not successful and when they moved into the area, the people became hostile,” reported KCEN-TV.
“The crowd then started throwing rocks at officers and police cars. One officer received a minor injury when he was struck. Large fireworks that explode with a large flame were also thrown at officers by people in the crowd where attempting to use them as hand grenades.
And in Peoria, Ill.
…where last year a crowd of hundreds of black people on video attacked police and fire with rockets and explosives as they responded to a burning trash can, this year was slightly more under control. However, the Peoria Journal Star reported:
Police twice dispersed large crowds fighting in the street with pepperballs early Thursday, hours after most Fourth of July revelers had vacated the riverfront area.
The first call came at about 2:40 a.m. in the 600 block of Northeast Adams Street. When officers arrived, hundreds of people were in the streets with some yelling, shoving and punching each other.