Indianapolis? A hot bed of black mob violence?
Yes, really: With dozens of episodes over the last five years, Indianapolis has to be near the top of any list of cities with sustained, violent, extensive and numerous cases of black mob violence.
This “crisis” of “urban terrorism,” as the new chief of police calls it, is now a regular feature of life in this Midwestern city once thought to be a haven from racial turmoil.
The latest examples are focused downtown at the Circle Centre Mall—a gleaming display of downtown redevelopment when it opened in 1996. This multi-story story retail center, connected by covered walkways to nine hotels and the convention center, was once anchored by Nordstrom.
Today, Nordstrom is gone. As are many of the restaurants and shops. The rest of the mall and the surrounding area is increasingly hazardous—and empty—following a series of black mob riots featuring hundreds of people. Here is the latest from this month:
“Two large groups of youth came storming out of the mall, and we overheard them talking about going to get something to eat. Then the next thing we know, one group followed the other group, got about a block and a half down the street and gunshots went off,” said the Rev. Horatio Luster.
Earlier in the month in the same mall, members of the black mob attacked police officers trying to break up several large fights. Four were arrested and one subdued with a taser.
These are just two of more than a dozen recent episodes of racial violence in Indianapolis. More than 100 police officers are expected to be on duty at the mall this weekend.
Many of the disturbances happen after the mall closes at 9 p.m., reported local news outlet WISH TV, where “every weekend” there are fights.
More and more residents of Indianapolis say black people are almost exclusively the perpetrators of violence downtown. They point to numerous videos online as proof and they wonder when leaders of local black groups are going to talk about that.
Lori, a former official in the Indiana state prison system, said the problem of racial violence is getting worse because no one wants to talk about it:
Same old news story, same out-dated promises, only spoken by different people and a different date. None of the past “action plans” have worked—yet, taxpayers have been cashing Administrative pockets since 1998. Stop pointing at the symptoms but not the cause, while the community pays for that political correctness. We all know which group is committing these crimes, we all know which group is responsible for the violence, and we all know that lipstick on a pig is still a pig.
Several posters to local news sites blamed the racial violence on white racism:
Racists can go around and act like whites have no responsibility for the problem. Let’s just enslave a race for hundreds of years, not give them rights for another 100 years, and assume that all of the social problems that come with that treatment will go away in 50 years. Smart thinking there.
In 2011, organizers of the Black Expo held a rally and forum to protest the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black man shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain now awaiting trial in Florida.
“During the course of the forum, an audience member boldly asked if African-Americans should launch an armed struggle,” wrote panelist Brandon Perry in the Indianapolis Recorder. “I hope I’m wrong about this, but the ‘gasps’ came from a few who seemed to advocate armed conflict against racists or the government.”
The annual Indiana Black Expo in downtown Indianapolis is often the site of racial violence. In 2010, eight people were shot near the Circle Centre Mall following the Expo. This is the worst in a series of episodes of racial violence during the Black Expo stretching over a 10-year period. One local newspaper said the Black Expo was “inescapably linked to violence.”
The event now requires hundreds of police officers on foot, in car and on horseback to keep the streets safe after thousands of people from the Black Expo leave the downtown convention center.
“There is a criminal element in this town that consists primarily of young black men,” said Hakim-Shabazz in his website Indiana Barrister. “The recent attacks on the Monon; the perpetrators were young black men. The ‘Pop It Off Boys’ gang; young black men. The most high ridden crime areas of the city, who are the bad guys? Say it with me, they are usually young black men.
“Indianapolis, you have a problem. Your problem is young, black men who are out of control.”