Posted on May 2, 2013

‘Beach Week’ Draws Black Crowd–and Violence

Colin Flaherty, WND, April 28, 2013

Reporters with all the local media had trouble describing what happened over the weekend when 40,000 black people descended on Virginia Beach for a party.

Their audiences, however, did not.

Daniel Johnson was one of dozens of people who had no trouble talking about the lawbreakers and the widespread chaos, danger, thefts, violence and lawlessness they brought to Virginia Beach as part of College Beach Week 2013; a time when black students could “blow off some steam” before final exams.

“Because it was a group of young black college people everyone is scared to say anything for fear of being called a racist,” he said in a post to a Virginian-Pilot news story. “It is what it is–these people come to the Beach and do everything in there [sic] power to intimidate the local and visiting White people at the Beach–rude–disrespectful–dirty and violent–They come here and treat our beach like a toilet. On Saturday afternoon I went to the Harris Teeter and a large group of young black visitors were in the parking lot drinking and playing loud music–intimidating locals–I called the police and even though 2 cop cars drove by nothing was done!”

Police reported 900 emergency calls to 9-1-1 Saturday night involving at least three shootings, three stabbings and three robberies. That they know of. All during a four-hour period. People in Virginia Beach are furious and are taking to Facebook and the local news sites to have their say.


The “College Beach Weekend 2013″ party was organized by several black promoters for black fraternity members at several area colleges. Their invitations can be seen at Their tweets cam be followed at #beachweekend.

The family of Anas Harmache owns a restaurant in Virginia Beach. He posted a video on his Facebook page that captured some of black mob violence.

“These guys destroyed my family’s store, beat a kid senseless and put my dad’s life in danger,” said Harmache. “When I called the cops not one person showed up.”

The video showed dozens of black people fighting, taunting and harrassing people outside the restaurant.


On Fox43 news, a black woman said fighting and lawlessness at Beach Week is nothing to worry about.

“I think it’s still fun,” said Kharizma Jackson. “It happens when you get a lot of people together this stuff happens everywhere you go. It’s like that.”

“It was just so crazy,” said business owner Billy Baldwin to the local ABC affiliate. “We actually had a fight break out in front of my business at Sandbar that the crowd busted in and broke my front window. So that’s a thousand dollars per window.”


Kenneth Darden told the Virginian-Pilot that anyone who notices that all the lawbreakers were black is a racist.

“Being a black male, I am insulted reading your comments because they are very degrading and assumes that white kids are not capable of doing such things. Well let me tell you, all you have to do is come to Ocean View any day of the week and see for yourself how wrong you are!”

Denise Gordon also owns a business in Virginia Beach. The Virginian-Pilot reported:

“I was scared to death,” said Denise Gordon, a manager for 18th Street Seafood Bar and Grill.

Though all those incidents happened late at night, Gordon said she’d noticed “rude, obnoxious” behavior around her restaurant much of the day. Fearful, she closed the restaurant at 8 p.m., two hours earlier than usual for a Saturday.

Gordon then said she called for security to help employees get to their cars after closing.

“It was so crazy, I don’t even know how to describe it,” she said.