Police: Please Stop Throwing Rocks at Buses

Mark Berman, Washington Post, January 7, 2013

Metro says that Metrobuses traveling in parts of Southeast Washington are being pelted with rocks. As part of a campaign to discourage this, police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at buses or cars.

The Metro Transit Police and Metropolitan Police Department have been distributing the flier, which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime. {snip}

The transit agency took the rock attacks seriously enough to consider cutting nighttime service on the W6 and W8 routes. Metro decided last month not to discontinue the service.

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[Editor’s Note: The population of southeast D.C. is 97 percent black.]

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  • HamletsGhost

    How many of these rock throwing scamps can even read that poster?

  • Michael_C_Scott

    The good news here is that with the abundance of mobile phones, these incidents can be quickly reported. The bad news, of course is that everyone except the rock-throwing brats and their irresponsible parents will be blamed.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      Olympic brick throwing was a sport in my city (St Louis) for several years. It eventually came (mostly) to a halt when a black youth dropped a cinder block from a highway overpass and killed a lady. After that incident, the police started taking those incidents seriously, very high fences were put on all of the overpasses where blacks tended to congregate … The problem still exists, but its nowhere near the level it was in the 90’s.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        A group of Bongonian US military-dependent “yoofs” murdered a beautiful young German woman in precisely the same fashion some years back. High fences along Autobahn overpasses didn’t exist at the time, because the Germans didn’t think they were necessary.

        When my wife moved to the US, she asked me whether the fences over I-25 in Denver were to keep people from committing suicide by jumping into moving traffic. When I told her the real reason (using the dreaded “n-word”) she at first thought I was making some sort of tasteless joke.

  • Herger

    There not nearly that polite when they remind us to were our seat belts.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Please”?

    REALLY?

    • GM (Australia)

      The posters also tell them to THINK, is that even remotely possible?

      We also have this problem here, it is for the most part restricted to the very worst of the worst public housing areas.

    • http://twitter.com/BillEBOBB1 Bill E. BOBB

      “Please refrain from beating elderly women, thank you for your cooperation”

      • dukem1

        “And if you must beat them, please don’t rape them.”

        • Sherman_McCoy

          Because rape is bad. . . and against the LAW!

  • http://twitter.com/BillEBOBB1 Bill E. BOBB

    Who is naive enough to think that an “urban yoot” who throws rocks at buses has the ability to read a flyer???

  • Francis Galton

    If the moolies even can read, here’s how they will interpret it:

    “Don’t Throw Rocks! It’s dangerous and against the law” = “i beez stickin’ it to the man, yo! F— tha pohleez!”

    “…from a $500 fine up to 10 years in prison.” = “i ain’t payin’ none uh dem fines, sheet” OR = “i already dun been to prison 6 times, real sheet, yo. I ain’t give a f— ’bout prison! Sheet!”

    Does the concept of reverse psychology ring a bell? If the same types who throw rocks commit robberies and shootings, why should they care about a $500 fine?

    Here’s a better idea: have DC bus drivers shoot on site anyone who throws rocks at them. The drivers and rock throwers are all black, anyway, so you can’t really say it be rayciss and sheet….

  • guest

    Yeah, there’s an answer to the problems of these “youths” – a flyer. The authorities are too afraid to punish these thugs when they cause so much trouble, so they think posting a message like that will help decrease the crime rate.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Not just any flyer, but a flyer that specifically targets an illiterate group of people. The black font over the gray rocks doesn’t make it easy to read either.

      • concernedcollegekid

        I went to a high school with a significant black population, but they were almost never in my (AP and honors) classes (except for a few exceptional ones). Once, though, I took an “honors” English class that the school was trying as an “experiment” and having focus on “creativity” or something (I took it for the easy A) and there were maybe eight-ish black students in the class.

        When they were picked to read things aloud that were about the level of this sign, they couldn’t do it without having to pause a lot between each word and any word that was somewhat long the teacher would have to say for them. But they could KIND of read – these were “honors” blacks, remember. However, it was painfully obvious that they didn’t read well enough to be in high school. I know that many of the black kids in the “regular” classes couldn’t read at all because a mom who was friends with my mom volunteered to be a homework and reading tutor for these “low socioeconomic status” students and she brought chapter books for them and ended up – this is true – having to use BOB books. For HIGH SCHOOLERS.

        Bottom line: I think it’s highly likely that the people this flyer is targeted at can’t read it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell

          The only good thing that can happen when you are human in a school for the homo erectus, is that getting A’s will be easy as hell.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            Not really.

            I was assigned a black partner for a school assignment in the 6th grade. The guy did virtually nothing, and what he did do was sub standard. I worked on it for 3 weeks, and I think he spent 5 minutes copying something out of a book. We turned in the assignment with both of our names on it, and we should have gotten the same grade, but he got an A, and I got a B. When I asked why we got different grade, I was told that he had a harder time doing the assignment because of his family situation, and I had it too easy. The teacher white an old white woman. I think she rode her broom to school because I never seen her in a car.

          • concernedcollegekid

            My high school was one of those where they put a bunch of AP classes in a school in a black neighborhood and then they bus a bunch of high-achieving white and Asian kids there in the name of integration. So it had National Merit Scholars and kids who couldn’t read. My classes were almost all white and Asian, but I set foot in a black classroom once and that was definitely one of my first steps toward eventually ending up on this site.

  • stewardofthemystery

    The only thing this flyer is missing is a picture of a young, Caucasian male who is posed in the act of hurling an alley apple.

  • PesachPatriot

    Wow, so the capital of the most powerful nation on earth is now on the same level as Hebron in the west bank…there’s a little bit of a rock throwing problem in that town too…but hebron is a dusty middle east backwater filled with religious fanatics….What other ethnic group in this country throws rocks at buses? The way they deal with it over there is to put a flat piece of metal screen over bulletproof glass. At least they aren’t out vandalizing the statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Grant….

    • The__Bobster

      The Seneca Injuns of Western NY prefer to toss flaming tires from overpasses.

      • PesachPatriot

        Really? i think I remember driving by their reservation once or twice when I lived in NY…I thought they would just be happily counting casino and cigarette money…what are they so angry about? The Seminoles down here in Florida almost never cause any trouble at all

    • dukem1

      Yet.

      • PesachPatriot

        You really think the Seminoles are going to go on the warpath? They all get about 10K a month tax free from the casinos…i don’t think they want to derail that gravy train…

    • http://twitter.com/AFreespeechzone A Freespeechzone

      The monuments just might be next—remember these statues represent oppression…

      • PesachPatriot

        Not to me they don’t…They represent brilliant, but still human statesman and military geniuses who created and preserved the greatest nation the world has ever known. One of my last straws with the blacks was a result of reading a story about some black woman in Boston who threw paint on a statue created by early 20th century sculptor Augustus St. Gauden that was a memorial to some Massachusetts Union regiment. What kind of people can not respect a monument to the men who wore itchy blue uniforms and died to free them?

        I visited DC once on a high school field trip and a second time when my sister graduated college. I hope they don’t go messing with the beautiful monuments and statues. If the blacks in Richmond VA haven’t trashed the statue of Robert E. Lee or the white house of the Confederacy hopefully all the Washington DC statues will be ok.

  • Andy

    They withdrew the plan to discontinue service? That’s ridiculous. That’s just showing the rock-throwers that there’s nothing the city can do. They’ll allow their buses to be ruined and employees and passengers put in danger rather than anger the citizens of dangerous neighborhoods. And they couldn’t have a greater mockery of the police than they did with that pamphlet. “Parents: …remind children not to throw rocks or other dangerous objects.” That will definitely solve the problem. I’m sure these kids are being raised by top-notch parents that collect and read community announcements and take civic action based on them.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Here in Colorado Springs, the city massively cut back on both bus routes and service hours. No bus runs after 19:00, no bus runs on Sunday, and there are only limited routes on Saturday. Additionally, the Front Range Express (Colorado Springs to downtown Denver for only $11 and with wireless internet on the bus) was completely cancelled at the end of last August. No rock-throwers; they did this just to save money. What the city should have done instead to cut expenses is terminate every city employee with the word “diversity” in their job title or job description.

  • So CAL Snowman

    The more violent and insane these people become so to will the corresponding measures necessary to “correct” their behavior. This is by design, as massive non white violence will result in calls for more draconian police and military measures which will probably result in Martial Law or some sort of totalitarian police state (at least one more visible than the current regime).

  • vladdy1

    Have rock thowing became a “white sport” like hockey. Any black kid seen even touching a rock it’ll be jeered at for “acting white.” End of problem.

  • JohnEngelman

    The government should ask the unmarried parents of these youths to please stop having illegitimate children.

    • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

      It must be phrased as a “reminder” if it’s to be effective at all.

  • Garrett Brown

    “youths”= black teens.

    • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

      And sometimes black adults.

      • dukem1

        Pretty much the same thing, brain-wise.

  • StillModerated

    Anacostia is an area currently being gentrified — particularly close to the Metro station. But sure enough, it’s a bad area. I once ran out of gas on Suitland Parkway, so I walked to an Exxon station on Stanton Rd, found a Prestone bottle and got a gallon of gas. As I walked back to the car, a cop (black) showed me his badge and told me to get in his Nissan. I assured him it was only 100 yards to the car, he assured me I’d be killed if he didn’t stay with me. To make it a learning experience I said, “not everybody here is a criminal, so what do the honest people do?” He said, “they put sheets of plywood over their windows and never answer the door.”

    My wife grew up there and all the crap began when LBJ built his Great Society garden apartments at Sheridan Terrace, Barry Farm, Condon Terrace, Washington Highlands, etc. Her family left after the second mugging.

  • bigone4u

    Make rock throwing an olympic sport and take all the “athletes” out to the rock throwing range. Then give them an olympic medal for their great contribution to society.

    • Herger

      Like the one on Madison Grant’s book cover at the top of the page?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      If we’re taking them to a range for practice, should we have them bring shovels and dig holes before the practice starts? I have been led to understand that things work more smoothly that way.

  • Luca

    Clearly we need a Rock Control Law (please take note, absolutely NOT a rock-throwing law). It’s the Liberal way, making more laws for people who break laws while insinuating it’s not their fault.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Andrew Cuomo would make an impassioned speech for it. After all, who needs 30 stones to kill a bird? (Unless I don’t want to kill birds). He’ll scream and rant, so badly that you think some judge should commit them thereby making him ineligible to own guns or rocks under the gun or rock control laws he wants. But the media will spin it as his opening speech of his 2016 Presidential campaign.

  • Ulick

    We saw the story of blacks attacking white girls on Washington’s Metro last month, and now we see blacks attacking city buses. Whites disproportionately pay for public transportation which is meant to benefit poor people (mainly blacks). Then blacks go and destroy the very things whites subsidized to make blacks’ lives easier. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

  • Barrack Osama

    If only there were some type of “authority” “figure”. You know, some kind of “being” who “imparts wisdom” to “children”. If only such a thing existed.

    Or, if these morons had common sense enough to realize that “heavy hard thing throw = BAD”

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Which features a reminder that throwing rocks at vehicles is a crime.

    You don’t say. Who knew?

    How is an oppressed black who sees Whitey sitting by the window on a bus supposed to control his urge to throw a rock at him?

    Only one solution: A rock buy-back program, outright ban on rocks and a sign stating “Rock Free Zone!” That would put an immediate end to the problem.

    Bon

  • Jefferson

    I heard that the racial demographics of Southeast Washington D.C are similar to that of Haiti.

  • http://www.dailykenn.com/ Daily Kenn

    Rosa Parks would be proud.

    This is why Jim Crow laws segregated buses — to protect white people from violent black crime.
    .

  • saris1

    No one used to do this? Everyone I knew did this sort of thing in high school. Rebelling against the system and society at large is what young people do.

    • Luca

      Maybe from age 14 to 17 is a normal mischievous age. But the primitive types who are DNA-challenged do it from ages 10 to 45 and it’s only fun when : “Dey be beatin down da whiteman”.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        “Maybe from age 14 to 17 is a normal mischievous age.”

        Exactly, and this is why for petty offenses minors are not punished as strictly as adults. The behavior society is entitled to expect from adults is different, and rightly so.

  • eonic

    There is the old South African solution :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qxwdJoz1v0

    • IstvanIN

      The funny thing is a significant minority of blacks in Rhodesia and South Africa supported white rule because they knew what would happen if whites lost power.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      That was one of the coolest things I have seen on YouTube, right along with a Russian navy ship blasting the daylights out of a Somali pirate dhow with 30mm cannon fire.

  • Dirty Dirk McGirk

    I’m surprised they don’t have a picture of a White teenager holding a rock on that flyer.

    • libertarian 1234

      If blacks were somehow eliminated from this society, crime and violence would be reduced to manageable levels. The entire country is beginning to get fed up with blacks in general. The forums around the web are revealing a growing anti-black rage,.

      The next time somebody says Amren is alone in its condemnation of blacks just give them the following link so they can see what whites on other forums are saying.

      http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/01/09/disturbing-school-bus-stop-brawls-caught-on-camera/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDOJM6AHMS4DVCDP7GEQ2KFIDM Dad

    Great, now there defense will be that they couldn’t read the sign. Don’t laugh, there are lawyers in DC already writing up these briefs.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDOJM6AHMS4DVCDP7GEQ2KFIDM Dad

      Sorry “their”. Also, they will claim the sign is racist, because we should know that they can’t read.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Ah yes diversity; more rocks of various shapes, colors and sizes get thrown constantly at public transportation. First world country, ya right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell

    It doesn’t matter that it is illegal. The police aren’t going to do a thing since fighting crime is ‘racist’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell

    It doesn’t matter if it is illegal when the police won’t do a thing lest they be called ‘racist’.

  • The__Bobster
  • Zapp Branigan

    No matter how many times this is said, it bears repeating:
    EVERY PLACE AFRICANS INHABIT BECOMES JUST LIKE AFRICA…..SAVAGE UNSAFE DISORGANIZED AND UNFIT TO LIVE IN, NO MATTER HOW MANY GENERATIONS THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM AFRICA.
    God help us, I believe the white race is it’s worst enemy.

  • pablo

    I can attest to the negro race’s compulsion to throw things.

    I worked roofing for years. In Detroit, It would amaze me how much debris in the form of rocks, bottles, sticks,bricks, etc. were on the flat roofs of commercial buildings there. I mean sometimes we would have to remove hundreds of projectiles from the roofs before working on them
    Then we would work on buildings in the suburbs and the roofs would be totally free of any debris.
    Kind of makes you think HHMMMM.

  • baltasar almudárriz

    The Post is a piece of white-denying garbage —- just about every story and pic features a non-white whatever combination. EuroMales are de facto banned for all practical purposes.

  • Morris Thecat

    monkeys usually throw their poop

  • Angry White Woman

    Africans are the only people who still consider members of their tribe “youths” at the age of 36…

  • Zimmerman Victory

    Suppose you’re hailing a cab? If you want the driver to stop, you throw a rock thru the windshield. Don’t you?