Posted on December 17, 2013

Black Mob Violence Blamed on Collective ‘Mental Illness’

Colin Flaherty, WND, December 16, 2013

Wilmington, Del., has a big problem: Large groups of black people are going crazy.

And this collective “mental illness” is causing record levels of crime and gun violence in this mostly black town of 70,000.

That is the official diagnosis of the city council, which, by unanimous agreement earlier this month, asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a wave of psychological mayhem that has turned this historic and once-charming city into an unrecognizable husk of its former self.

Chief diagnostician of this crisis in public health is city council member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz:

“There is a well known fact that the African-American community here in the United States of America is still suffering from the traumatic syndrome of slavery,” Shabazz said. “That is compounded with the many effects that are happening in today’s society with our young people and the things they are seeing, and there is definitely a shift of mental capacity of their ability to make good decisions. That results in gun violence.”

Shabazz went on to talk about the “mental illness that our young people are suffering in order for our young people to be able to take life so aimlessly.”

She pointed to the recent movie “12 Years a Slave” to illustrate her diagnosis. In one scene, a slave is hung from a tree with a rope around his neck and must stand on his tip-toes for a long period of time to survive. Many people saw the slave in distress but did not help him.

Shabazz says that is the situation with black people today.

“That mentality is still going on,” she told her council colleagues. And it is “not a natural phenomena. It is not in the nature of the African-American to act in self-destruction.”


Shabazz did not explain who is playing the role of slave master. Or what they are doing to endanger so many black people in Wilmington. Or if the black men and women who serve as mayor, city council president and city council members are also afflicted by this disease.


The city has seen a record 150 shootings this year, with 22 fatalities. Most of the shooters are black, as are the victims.

Other council members lined up to support the Shabazz diagnosis and co-sponsor her resolution. Some offered their own visions in council chambers–or on Facebook.

City Councilwoman Maria Cabrera posted an article on her Facebook page with a complementary point of view that is also very popular in Wilmington political circles: Sometimes known as the “Freeway Did It” analysis: The article points to the destruction of several hundred homes in Wilmington 50 years ago to make way for Interstate 95 as the tipping point that led to the epic levels of crime and violence in the city.

City councilman Trippi Congo, one of two funeral directors on the council, blamed police. Congo says they are not friendly enough. Congo also blasted the local newspaper and the WDEL radio station for not reporting enough good stories about the city–that several national news organizations have reported it as one of the most dangerous in the country.

Congo said the stories about violence somehow encourage and create more violence. He claimed other council members agree with him that local media should report fewer crime stories.

“I wish the newspaper headlines would read: A majority of the kids in this town are good people not trying to break the law,” said council member Loretta Walsh, the same council member who says people who do not support Barack Obama are racist.

Earlier in December, a suburban diner was robbed and attacked while visiting one of the city’s older Italian restaurants, Mrs. Robino’s. Several commenters to the story at the News Journal web site were upset. The paper wrote a story about it:

“I do not find an article about the incident in the News Journal is warranted,” said Jackie Chrimbes. “She gets to [go] back to [a] lovely home in Hockessin, when, the people who live in Wilmington put up with this everyday.”

Others were unhappy that the local newspaper appears to be complicit in covering up this vast wave of mentally ill induced racial criminality. Said John Engleman: “The News Journal thinks it is contributing to racial harmony by not reporting the truth that the vast majority of violent crimes committed in our violent city are committed by young black men. It is not fooling anyone. I woke up from Martin Luther King’s dream when two black teenagers robbed me at gunpoint. Since then I would like to wake up from the nightmare of black crime. Unfortunately, it is not a dream. It is a reality.”

When Mrs. Robino’s doors opened in 1940, the demographics of the city were different: The city’s population had just peaked at 112,000: 89 percent white. 11 percent black.

Today, the city has 40 percent fewer residents: 27 percent of them are white, 60 percent black. {snip}


{snip} The message of racist oppression is also heard from the pulpits of the city’s black churches.

The pastor of one of the largest black congregations in the state said: “This violence in our community–you don’t think it has something to do with the last 400 years?” Rev. Lawrence M. Livingston told the News Journal, “We didn’t create this stuff–all this mess.”

The comments came just a few days after a crowd of black people beat a white clergyman near Livingston’s church in Wilmington.