Brawl Erupts at East St. Louis Food Stamp Office

CBS Chicago, January 24, 2013

A dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl.

The fight on Tuesday was captured on video and shows at least four women wrestling and punching each other.

At one point, the video shows two women grabbing each other while a third punches one of them on the back of the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face.

Security officers struggled to end the chaos. It took them several minutes to separate the group and restore order. {snip}

The incident happened at the Illinois Department of Human Services office in East St. Louis, reportedly only a few blocks from the police station there.


East St. Louis Mayor, Alvin Parks, called for metal detectors at the office at 9th and Missouri, KTVI reported.

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  • “A few blocks from a police station”

    As if the ESL PD is full of Joe Fridays and Marshal Dillons and Wyatt Earps.

  • Puggg

    Thank goodness for Belleville that ESL still has its own state welfare office. It’s not as if Belleville hasn’t been deluged with former ESL blacks for years coming on decades now.

    • HenryHolliday

      Belleville is ESL 30 years ago.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Let me guess: they fought over a spot in the line because they were all in a hurry to get back to their aerospace engineering jobs.

    • Mike

      They were in a hurry to get back to an ESL seminar titled: “How to get even more free sh*t from Whitey while spitting in his face, and biting his hand at the same time.”

    • Robert Binion

      It is part of the “Real American Dilemma.” (Jared Taylor) They are sated, yet hunger. Though full of self esteem, they despair.
      “Unfriend” diversity. (Is that too harsh?)

  • The__Bobster

    The one with the high testosterone level doesn’t exactly look “hongry” to me.

  • StillModerated

    I thought they were fighting to get a job. Wrong! Those people line up for free $#!+ gnome sane?

    I gotta get my $#!+ ! Stupid bitch. What thoroughly vile democrats!

  • Ulick

    Liberals scream that the terms “welfare mom” or “food stamps” are racist dog whistles because they conjure up images of low class black women gaming the system. Liberals need to understand that stereotypes are based in truth.

    • Dan Reardon

      In southern Illinois there were two

      • Granite City. It was actually two black men, one older able bodied, the other in a wheelchair. The able bodied one attacked the one in a wheelchair. Why they were living together, and the nature of their relationship that they would live together, I have no clue.

  • Don

    Yo beech I gots to gets mines firsts! I tryins to gets my drank on be-fo I hits da club 2nites gnome sane! I finna finds a man to have anova kid wit so I cans gets mo money from da states yo. U betta get yo a$$ n da back of da lines be-fo I punch yo face gnome sane!

  • brengunn

    I thought the cold weather was supposed to calm them down.

    • StillModerated

      They’d have to turn off the heat. I recommend they play Abba in gimmesummadat offices. It’s a very effective repellant. Mozart works pretty well, too.

  • MAJ

    The incident happened at the Illinois Department of HUMAN SERVICES. Must be a typo.

  • MekongDelta69

    I don’t see anything out of the ordinary here.

    DO YOU?

    Nahmeen? Nahmsayin?

    • Non Humans

      I see plenty out of the ordinary for this scenario; No one was shot, stabbed, raped, robbed, murdered, or called rayciss. (For Starts)

      • whitepony87

        Maybe this incident occurred before 3PM, the time when most African Americans generally haul themselves out of bed. If this would have went down at 4:30….. bloodbath.

    • jane johnson

      Dang…took the video down..imagine that. Plenty more just like it on Youtube, I’ll bet.

  • APaige

    I bet there was a couple of weaves left on the floor.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      And fake nails with equally fake “diamonds” glued to them, along with at least three 8-karat “gold” earrings.

  • capnmorgan5150

    So they’re healthy enough to fight at the welfare office, but not healthy enough to look for a job I guess.

    • whitepony87

      Sure, you tend to stay relatively fit when you are constantly running from the police.

  • pcmustgo

    These offices are full of incompetence, chaos and super long lines that could drive anyone crazy- but not violent like the ghetto blacks who fill these places. The courthouses here are full of these types too.

  • OlderWoman

    video censored.

  • StillModerated
  • StillModerated

    A chimpout over gibsmedats. TNB

    Will you censor me again Mr Moderator?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Please cut the moderators some slack. They do have a sense of humor. As another tiresome personal anecdote, I really pushed my limits here, once upon a time. I may have been forgiven. The occasional faux pas often can.

      My take on this forum is that it is for the free exchange of ideas among people who share most of the same concerns. We’re not in lockstep, but then this isn’t a religion. For someone who wants political religion or religious politics, I would suggest Islam, but there is no room for argument, discussion or debate – often from the background of personal experience – within Islam. It means “submission”.

      There; I’ve done it again. I’ve written from experience. In my own defense, my education and experiences are all I have in any discussion.

      • StillModerated

        I’ll make the point again. East St. Louis is 98% bantu, and was recently declared the most dangerous city in the United States, despite its meager population of 28,000. This video is proof.

  • StillModerated

    Furthermore, East St. Lousi is 98% bantu and was recently rated the most dangerous city in AmeriKwa. Nope, there’s no possible correlation. Keep walking, YT.

    • Ed_NY

      Definately a city that each and every White should avoid.

      • Avoid? What’s there? You zip by on the interstates and see pretty much nothing. And hope that no Bellcurvius zooms past you in a hooptee and just opens fire on you for “no reason at all” (except that you’re white) — And yes, that has happened.

        • HenryHolliday

          It happens a bunch, and has been happening for decades.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Looks like a repeat of the 1 day delay of food stamps in Clayton County, GA. Just curious to see what it will look like when 50 million EBT cards suddenly shut off.

    • StillModerated

      That was a test run. Then they send the White guy out to tell them there’s no money in the budget to subsidize their sloth/benefits.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    You say we should cut back on food stamps?

    You are a heartless monster who wants kids to go hungry and you are in favor of people starving in the streets!!

    *Under Obama, we have added more than 16 million Americans to the food stamp rolls. That’s an increase of a stunning 50 percent in just four years.

    *Under Obama, the growth of Americans on food stamps is 75 times greater than job growth.

    *Forty years ago, one out of 50 Americans received food stamps. Today, it is one out of 6.5.

    *It is being projected that about 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.

    *During President Obama’s first term, the number of persons taking federal food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), increased by approximately 11,133 persons per day.

    All is going according to plan, American socialism is working!!


  • bigone4u

    Even in relatively upscale areas in south Texas, a large percent of the customers in the supermarket pay with a lone star card, which I assume is some “free” money from the government. The supermarkets must love welfare queens and other government assisted customers. What would they do without them? And those customers aren’t buying staples, like dried beans, rice, canned spinach and corn. They’re gettin the goodies.

  • OlderWoman
    • SintiriNikos

      No pity for this hotel who decided to open their doors to these troublemakers.

  • LHathaway

    ” I would suggest Islam, but there is no room for argument, discussion or debate – often from the background of personal experience – within Islam. It means “submission”. There; I’ve done it again. I’ve written from experience”.

    You joined the nation of islam while in prison? Sorry, was wondering what yer personal experience with islam was. . . chat can get confusing sometimes. .

  • George

    I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, but how, exactly, would a metal detector have stopped this melee?

    A better option would be to equip security with both tasers and a free hand to use them if one of the leeches so much as raises its voice above a normal (white) conversational tone. Very quickly, EBT cards would be renamed ‘Shock & Shop’ cards.

    All metal detectors achieve in places such as this is another few more make-work jobs for the affirmative action crowd to run the damned thing.

  • LHathaway

    “look at murder rates in black areas like Detroit, East St. Louis and New Orleans. Those murder rates are comparable to those found in African nations. Likewise, the murder rate in white areas in America are comparable to murder rates in European nations”.

    I actually thought blacks in America murder so much because of ‘oppressions’. Even I fell for that one, a little bit, cause that’s certainly how the story is told. I suppose I’ve ‘reacted’ in a defensive way when hearing about the high black murder rate at one time or another. . .

    In a sense, the only one’s who benefit from blacks murdering are white liberals, fore they can then blame it all on behind-the-times whites. Actually, black murder, in a round about way, would benefit black leaders and black liberals, too. Are you Sure their rate of murder is the same in the USA as it is in Africa?.

    • Ed_NY

      They even find a way to blame Whites for black on black crime. Never any personal responsibility, it’s always the fault someone else.

    • Ulick

      First, it’s a pleasure to see my comment left on another site led to someone really thinking about the point being made rather than dismissing it.

      Second, yes I am sure that the murder rates among blacks in US cities I listed are as high and are,, in fact, higher than the murder rates in black nations.

      I’ve linked a page with the intentional homicide rates of each nation below. The rate is based on murders per 100,00 residents. If you sort by “rate” you’ll see that Central American and northern South American nations dominate the top of the leader board for most murders per 100,000 people. Mixed in at the top of that leaderboard and dominating the next tier you’ll see a bevy of African and Caribbean nations all with murder rates between 20 per 100,000 up to Cote D’Ivoire having the world’s third highest national murder rate ate 57 people murdered per 100,000.

      Now here is New Orleans murder rate for 2012 as noted in the linked source below — “The city had 199 murders last year, or 58 for every 100,000 residents, up from 50 for every 100,000 in 2010.” — That’s right, New Orleans has a higher murder rate than the third most murderous nation in the world. Presumably New Orleans murder rate would be far greater if New Orlean’s white residents were removed from the ratio.

      While that may seem shocking, East St. Louis’ murder rate is 101.9. I’m aware that sounds like a radio station, but it is indeed ESL’s murder rate. (see linked),_Illinois

      ** After sorting by rate on the page with global murder rates, please note which nations are at the bottom of the list. All, not nearly all but ALL, of the nations are white and Asian.

      • While that may seem shocking, East St. Louis’ murder rate is 101.9. I’m
        aware that sounds like a radio station, but it is indeed ESL’s murder

        Does not shock me, because ESL only has 27,000 or so people left, so you can have a high murder rate per capita, simply because there aren’t that many “capitas” left. ESL is a good case study in dysgenics. Most ESL blacks have long ago moved on to cause trouble for other towns in the Metro East and in St. Clair County, Belleville namely, and eventually, O’Fallon. So you figure that even compared to the average shiftless black, the ones that stay behind in ESL are even more shiftless and low IQ and unambitious.

        As late as 1960, the year that a magazine named ESL an “All-American city,” it was around 80% white, heavily working class Eastern European. But the 1960s worked quickly on ESL.

  • whitepony87

    Gibbs me dat, or i’ma take it, knamsayin?

  • whitepony87

    If no black people know who their father is, then how do they know they are descended from a slave? At any rate I imagine there aren’t too many young black gentleman who pursue genealogy as a hobby.

  • Some Guy

    A call for metal detectors? and security guards at the foo’ stamp office? Thank you to the Elites in charge for the rapid decend of American society. These people are obviously phsycially ft to hold down a job, so why are they not working for their food stamps?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      In Colorado, all food stamp recipients are required by state law to work unpaid community service jobs at churches, the Humane Society, Goodwill and other non-profit organizations. Illinois simply doesn’t have the population demographic to elect a state legislature that’ll pass a similar law.

    • Because they are not mentally fit to hold down a job. As you can see from this video.

      Quick: If you ran a business, any kind of business, would you hire these people?

      As Ralph Nader might say, unemployable at any wage.

      • Some Guy

        Good Point, I do own a business and my staff is all White, I be rayciss!

  • Joseph

    A fight at a welfare office?! What’s next, a robbery at a convenience store?

    • StillModerated

      A fight whilst waiting on line for a job.

  • Gercarson

    This is the goal of the Clowar – Pivens strategy to “fundamentally transform America” and it is working very well.

  • Gercarson

    That’s Cloward – Pivens.