Days After Waco, South Carolina Braces for Bikers

Bruce Smith, Associated Press, May 21, 2015

Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend–and when they do, they’ll be met with heavy security.

Locals say there are rarely problems during the Bikefest in Atlantic Beach, a predominantly black enclave of just 350 year-round residents outside the popular resort town of Myrtle Beach. {snip}

As a result of last year’s violence, this weekend’s visitors to the area–an estimated 400,000 are expected for the rally or to hit the beach for the first weekend of the summer season–will be greeted by dozens of additional law officers, sidewalk barricades and a 23-mile, one-way loop to control traffic.

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Following last year’s South Carolina violence, Gov. Nikki Haley asked Atlantic Beach officials to end Bikefest, pledging that the state would help the economically depressed community reinvent itself.

She said the town could showcase the history of Atlantic Beach, known as the Black Pearl. During the days of segregation, it was the only place on the Grand Strand–the 60 miles of South Carolina beaches between Georgetown and the North Carolina state line–where blacks could go to the beach.

But Atlantic Beach leaders would not end the Bikefest tradition, which has attracted black bikers to the area since 1980 and provides the town $60,000 or so in revenue on Bikefest fees–a big chunk of its $500,000 annual budget.

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The state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says it will, for a ninth year, monitor to make sure blacks are not discriminated against by security measures.

“The NAACP supports reasonable law enforcement tactics designed to promote public safety and peace,” state NAACP President Dr. Lonnie Randolph said in a statement. “The Association will vehemently oppose any tactics that unfairly target African Americans.”

Myrtle Beach, working with other local governments, has spent months developing a $1.6 million safety plan that required a property tax increase to pay for.

Last year, a crowd gathered outside an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach and shots were fired wounding a man. Police say a shooter then went to the second floor of the motel and shot and killed three people. The case has never been solved.

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  • Xanthippe2

    “NAACP will make sure $1.6 million “safety plan” doesn’t discriminate against blacks.”

    Thank’s great, but it seems like what is really needed is La Raza stepping up to the plate.

  • Oil Can Harry

    “The NAACP will make sure $1.6 million safety plan doesn’t protect crime victims from blacks.”

    FIXED

    • Dr. Rieux

      Yup. The expenses just keep rolling in, and we simply can’ t afford to keep them any more.

  • Property tax increases to pay for extra security? The locals are doubtless thrilled.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I stay as far away from the “Redneck Riviera” as I can regardless, but Black Biker Week is just one more reason to avoid.

      That area has the highest local option sales taxes in the state as it is, which in SC applies to internet sales if the business is located in state.

      If one starts an internet drop shipping business in the Palmetto State, then one must pay the use tax for in state purchases, and such purchases are counted as being made where the customer clicks the mouse. That sets up a set in intra-state tolls and tariffs in effect, as the drop shipper must on a monthly basis take into account the 50-70 different local option sales tax BS when giving the gubbamint its cut.

      If, however, one sub-incorporates in a neighboring state the division that sells only to SC, then use tax responsibility reverts 100% to the purchaser.

      I might be moving to NC mountains. How you been doing?

      • LHathaway

        It’s only a matter of time before every state cashes in on this windfall?

        • propagandaoftruth

          It would be hard for the tax man to get his cut on all the little stuff, but if you buy big ticket stuff on the internet they will get ya eventually.

          Internet law is still evolving.

        • John Smith

          You must not be aware that GOP Sen. Mike Enzi tried to push through a bill last year where all retailers with sales of $1M or more had to collect sales tax for ~10,000 different jurisdictions. Another way the GOP proves it’s no friend of ordinary Americans or small businesses. i believe it was Boehner who killed it in the house, so he isn’t totally useless, unlike his daughter, the Jamaican smokejumper.

          • LHathaway

            I was unaware.

          • That would shut down internet sales completely, giving the lie to the notion that the GOP likes “mom & pop” small businesses. Is Enzi criminally insane, or just an idiot?

          • John Smith

            I’m sure it was because he’s in the pocket of the big box retailers, which often have captive audiences in rural areas and already have brick-and-mortar locations that force them to be liable for sales tax. Amazon also collects tax in most, if not all, states.

            These companies have nothing to lose and much to gain by shutting out mom-and-pops (which Wal-Mart has always done) who can’t afford to deal with the cost or hassle. They also will hurt the larger competition who are only a few locations or are internet-only, by saddling them with collecting tax in addition to charging shipping, thereby losing their possible price advantage.

          • Amazon completely shut down its relationship with mom & pop affiliates in Colorado, just because that oozing sore called Denver demanded they collect sales tax on out-of-state purchases. Since it has been over a month since I last ranted about how Denver (a sanctuary city) completely sucks, I guess this was due.

      • I’ve been doing just great. My worst enemy just got denied parole again, and has been returned to annual eligibility hearings instead of twice a year. He also got shipped to a much worse facility, 50 miles east of Pueblo, which means his unfortunate parents won’t be able to visit him so easily.

        We have a “use tax” like that here, on some items. This means I pay sales tax on tools I order from Harbor Freight, even though those are shipped from Californiastan. With other things, I don’t get hit, so when I made up a bunch of movie reproduction uniform caps this winter from stuff I ordered from Amazon, there wasn’t any tax. I got a nice hardback edition of Watership Down from Amazon a few weeks ago to read to my daughter, and there was no tax.

        • propagandaoftruth

          Use tax is MASSIVELY evaded except for big ticket items. It would be a nightmare to enforce. Everyone who purchases junk on the internet is a Use Tax evader.

          I’m glad your worst enemy is suffering and incarcerated fairly far away. Good thing. No gators in Colorado, lol…

          • I have been making some harpoon tips for my fishing spears, just because I want to go alligator hunting in Florida or Louisiana. These are typically Mike Scott, which means massively over-engineered.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Oh we got ’em down here though you got to be careful because they’re like the state freakin’ lizard or something. One ate a friend’s dog and it was illegal to shoot the thing.

            It did disappear mysteriously one day, though. Maybe got ate by another gator, thereby utterly destroying the evidence.

          • They’re good eating. I eastern-Java-style “sambal” sauce on rattlesnakes here.

          • kikz2

            just don’t dangle your feet over the side…;)

          • dd121

            Yes, there is a gator farm in Colorado but it’s not much of a threat to anybody.

          • propagandaoftruth

            That’s cool. The one in my story was living in an artificial lake surrounded by neighborhoods just outside the city.

            They don’t seem very endangered, you know?

          • I’ve read about them ambushing players on golf courses down south. I guess this brings the term “water hazard” to a whole nubber lebel.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Yeah they’re big and scary and since hunting them is a pain many have less fear of humans.

            They completely consume the bodies of the critters they eat. Bones and all. Poor Fido. Gator poo.

          • John Smith

            My uncle told me the Cajuns he served with in Vietnam took troublesome negroes gator fishing – as bait. Never to be found again.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Best if you feed them some semi-rancid meat or animal guts and blow a whistle or bang a pan every time – get them conditioned to the stimulus and promise of reward.

          • kikz2

            all the stories i heard about as a kid also involved nails and a stump.

          • John Smith

            My Dad told me about those stories from when he was a kid in Depression/WWII-era Indiana and the Klan kept the established social order. “Stump Hanging” was what they called it and it involved nailing the “family jewels” to a stump and a push backwards.

          • kikz2

            never heard of the ‘push’….. they were just left there as gator bait.

          • John Smith

            No gators in Indiana.

          • John Smith

            I believe there’s an Aussie golf course with bull sharks in its water hazard.

          • kikz2

            they can definitely run you down on land if so inclined.

      • Michael Whalen

        Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that the Redneck Riviera was the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

        • propagandaoftruth

          We call the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach) the same. Huge tourist attraction – just needs gambling to get actually interesting.

          But the one you mentioned is likely what most non-South Carolinians think of that term. We’re rather provincial here.

          Great place for race realist Whites to move to. Right on the front lines, sure, but…

          1. That’s where the action is, and

          2. SC White folk be crazy.

          It’s also cheap and warm-but-still-seasonal. Near the mountains too, where a secondary base and set of contacts can be cultivated.

          • ghettovalley

            I walked into a restaurant in SC one day. It was completely full, but none of the employees or patrons were white. Everyone was black as coal. We exchanged puzzled glances and then I turned around and left, in search of a white establishment. Strangely enough, I don’t think I’ll be moving to SC anytime soon. It appears to be absolutely brimming with vibrant persons of color.

          • propagandaoftruth

            You did the right thing. Back when I was a libtard, just moved to Georgetown on the coast, I once walked into a barber shop – all black. Actually sat down and waited. Very quiet.

            Then I got up and left. No hostility, just wierdness.

          • Reynardine

            Segregation is the natural state of affairs. It was better when the segregation was explicit (you’d make sure you wouldn’t walk into a ‘Colored only’ spot), rather than uncomfortable, confusing and implicit.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Yeah, I mean…I didn’t feel hostility, but…

            Black barbershops are where black guys go to complain about white people among other things and lord knows I respect the right.

            I have places I go where I can speak my mind and I don’t care to have any of them around when I do so either.

            Mutual respect, boundaries.

          • Reynardine

            “Good fences make good neighbors” is, I swear, one of the fundamental laws of the universe.

          • John Smith

            I used to go to a redneck barber shop when I lived in Kansas City and we told each other negro jokes, along with the other customers. No love was lost on the black race there.

          • kikz2

            exactly… bet they had a big ol’ hootin’ giggle after you left 🙂

          • In 1998 I walked out of an Arby’s in Louisville, Kentucky for the same reason. Je$$e Jack$on once bragged about spitting in whites’ food, and I didn’t want the staff spitting in my sandwich.

          • ghettovalley

            Of course they do. If they’ll rape an eighty year old white woman or burn a child to death, I imagine that they would do just about anything to our food that they could possibly get away with.

          • Alexandra1973

            One time my husband, son, and I were in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, visiting my mother. We went to a Taco Bell down the street from my old high school and saw nothing but blacks behind the counter. We decided to go somewhere else.

            Funny thing is…I was going through all my class pictures from elementary school the other day, and in every single one, there were no more than two black kids in each one. Everyone else was White.

            I might add that blacks hop the bus from Detroit to work (or pretend to do so) in the inner-ring suburbs, which Ferndale is.

          • I checked. jessejackson org/spitinwhiteysfood.html

            It even has copies of the Life Magazine pages where the spitting was cited.

          • John Smith

            I was down there in the early ’90s and you should’ve seen all the old nasty looking houses that had large American luxury cars parked in front.

          • Michael Whalen

            I’ve been to both places several times. The title fits either location.

          • kikz2

            i prefer Destin. it’s quiet.

          • InAFreeCountry

            South Carolina had legalized video gambling in the nineties. I suppose it was temporary? They finally got rid of the airplane bottles of liquor at bars too.

          • kikz2

            noooooo, that’s terrible no more mini-bottles?!
            we have a few brands here in TX, and yeah, 25yrs later, my county is nolonger dry, and i don’t have to drive 20+miles for hard liquor!

            NC ABC/SC Red Dot state stores… they were culture shock movin’ there frm NuAwlunz… whatta ya mean i can’t buy a fifth of Bacardi at the gas station?????

            it took me years to remember to stop askin’ for a go-cup while out…. “What’s a go cup?” was the standard quizzical reply?

          • propagandaoftruth

            I miss the mini bottles and prefer the poker machines to the stupid ejucayshun lottery.

            At least with the machines, if you were bartending (or barflying) and observant you could watch the little monsters as idiots and pathetic gambling fiends lost money at an impressive clip and get a feel for when it was about to hit and significantly supplement your income thereby.

            But no – we gotta have that stupid communist effing lottery where Negroes spend $100 dollas a mumf on penny ante lottery tickets, win $50 a mumf, which in the Negro mind means they win $50 a month and clog up the freakin Quickie Mart checkouts half the time I’m in a hurry.

            Oh – and I had sex with Nikki Haley – that’s a typically mean and hilarious inside joke for Souf Krakalaka, by the way. And you never then say “just kidding” if you are a real native.

          • kikz2

            i had no idea y’all referred to it as that.. i lived in Raleigh/Cary for some 8yrs, back in the 80’s. loved Okracoke, and up around Duck is nice.. Hilton Head’s ok. Never did Myrtle. (coloquial pronunciations) Beaufort/Beaufort… Bowfurd/Bewfurd are both wonderful, they remind me of MS Gulfcoast…. lots of open saltmarsh.

          • caughy

            Horry county has the best schools in the state if not the whitest. The black bikers descend here to make a statement that whites are not safe anywhere.

        • kikz2

          more so, the Alabama coastline…. Dolphin Island, Orange Beach, etc. there are few in MS, some to the west of Gulfport…the water on the inside of the islands, resembles gumbo rue or dirty dishwater…it’s not pretty. the sand they dredge up is nice and white…. and on the outside of the islands, it’s beautiful, clear water.

    • kikz2

      they didn’t sound like it at a city mtg, that got a write up… they were angry!

  • dd121

    Don’t worry about being discriminated against, boys. The whole force of the government is designed to protect blacks and punish whites.

    • Chip Carver

      It appears to be designed to protect non-whites in general and to punish heterosexual White males in particular.

  • Blackfish

    YouTube videos of drunken brawls in 3, 2, . . .

    • Katherine McChesney

      They’ll throw in a few vicious rapes for good measure.

      • ghettovalley

        Rapin’, fightin’, and stealin’. Three of the most popular pastimes within the vibrant black community.

  • zamzow

    As sure as the sun rising in the east the black ” bikers” will be shootin up the place. Going to be fun watching the libs and NAACP white haters make apologies for the coming and predictable mayhem and banditry.

  • Deacon Blue

    Snakes on a plane? N*ggas on motorcycles. See the similarities?

    • John Smith

      Sure do.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    I sure hope that $1.6 million doesn’t involve any drastic measures. If anymore black aspiring rappers who have just turned their life around are harmed in anyway, we may never get that cure for cancer or send men to Mars.

  • bilderbuster

    Didn’t the coppers in Waco tell the restaurant in Waco not to serve the bikers?
    That should happen in Myrtle Beach so we can hear the howls from Detroit to Ferguson.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Not just howls but lawsuits – with the full backing of the US government.

      This is from last year – Myrtle Beach has been desperately trying to end Black Bike Week for years:

      The NAACP Vows To Enforce Black Bike Week Rights:

      (VIA NAACP) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will again keep a close watch on the City of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) and local businesses this holiday weekend as annual Black Bike Week festivities get underway.

      In 2006, the NAACP successfully concluded every federal discrimination lawsuit filed in Myrtle Beach that arose from complaints by African American tourists who attended Black Bike Week festivities between 1999 and 2003. The lawsuits referenced unequal treatment of black motorcyclists by the city, four restaurants and a hotel.

      Negotiated settlements were reached with the City of Myrtle Beach, Damon’s Oceanfront and Barefoot Landing, Greg Norman’s Australian Grill, the Yachtsman Resort Hotel and J. Edward’s Great Ribs and More.

      “Business owners tell News 13 after the weekend, they fear for their customer’s safety as well as their own.

      Several owners spoke to News 13 about the issue but refused to release their identities.

      Buz Plyler, the owner of the Gay Dolphin, was the only business owner who would speak on camera.

      He says the event is not only becoming increasingly more dangerous, but his sales dropped 95% during the week.”

      The NAACP has won every case it’s tried in Myrtle Beach against business owners closing – for good reason – during Black Bike Week.

      • bilderbuster

        The restaurants and clubs on Miami Beach that would close during “Urban Beach Week” claiming that they were closing so their staff could celebrate Memorial Day Weekend were were all sued by the NAACP and now Miami Beach has the NAACP “legal teams” keeping a close watch on them too.
        The restaurants must now stay open and serve expensive meals and cocktails then watch helplessly as the entire restaurant full of Blacks leaves without paying.
        Even at the places where the Blacks pay, the waitstaff has to serve them with a smile on their face while knowing the whole time that Blacks are without a doubt the worst tippers of all on the rare occasions when they actually bother to tip.

        • Why not just close down permanently and move? If I was a business owner, that’s what I’d do.

        • John Smith

          I can understand refusing to serve a particular group of customers while serving others might be seen as discrimination, but you can’t even set your own hours and days of operation now?

        • kikz2

          held hostage to feral demands.

          • bilderbuster

            With an extra 300,000 visitors most places would be happy to be open extra hours and on holidays. But only when they’re Black visitors can an establishment actually lose money and the employees be endangered.
            Many owners close anyways and risk the lawsuits.

  • listenupbub

    Bikefest, eh?

    Back when I went to Myrtle Beach as a kid, it was called “Black Biker Week.” There were T-shirts and everything which said just that.

    Of course, there were shootings when I was there, too.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Read Colin Flaherty.

      His meticulous documentation of thuggery run rampant at Black Beach Week over the years — often with video shot by participants and/or nearby observers — will curl your hair. Find him at whitegirlbleedalot (dot) com.

      Full disclosure: I have NO personal or professional relationship with Mr. Flaherty or his published works. I just think he’s doing a dam’ fine job documenting the shocking extent of Negro mass violence…and the inexcusable MSM coverup. If more of us knew just how much and just how bad and just how long Negroes have been at this, racial politics and policy in the USA today would look COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

      • maingearinarkansas

        Correct you are Spikey girl!
        And a beautiful avatar picture as well!

        • Spikeygrrl

          Likewise 🙂

  • Zimriel

    Aw come on. What’s the worst that could happen?

  • Belinda Boundreau

    negro crime in America is covered up just like ‘amish’ control of America is covered up. Why? We know why as criminality goes hand in hand.

  • Scott Rosen

    There’s already been a shooting and a bike death/crash in MB. Failed to obey traffic control device.

  • Lexonaut

    “Following last year’s South Carolina violence, Gov. Nikki Haley asked Atlantic Beach officials to end Bikefest, pledging that the state would help the economically depressed community reinvent itself.”

    As I recall, last year many businesses simply shut down when things started to get out of control. This is a clearly racist response by the white community, one that has disparate impact on the innocent black children who attend Bikefest Trikefest.

  • newscomments70

    When are we going to stop bowing down to these criminals?

    • Scott Rosen

      Right after we stop electing them?

  • RaySist27

    White people have made, and continue to make, laws against making black people feel bad. No other race would ever do that.

  • Christopher Perrien

    I’d bet my favorite dog, 9 “bikers” won’t get shot there, no matter what they do.

  • Scott Rosen

    More shootings in Myrtle Beach. Thanks, Africans!

  • Rodney S

    $1.6 million so that crummy Atlantic Beach can make $60,000? Just pay Atlantic Beach $100,000 and move Black Bike Week to Savannah. It would be well worth the money.

  • Lygeia

    Tens of thousands of blacks are going to descend on Atlantic Beach, South Carolina and this town will only make $60,000? What are they making, like 50 cents a biker?

    If you have a business there, I think now is the time to board up and leave permanently.

    Wouldn’t it just be cheaper (not necessarily the right thing to do) for the state to just scrap up $100,000, give it to Altantic Beach and have them cancel Black Biker week with all of its attendant mayhem?

    • brior

      Canceling black violence is like trying to pick up the clean end of a tur#.

  • JJCULLEN

    Is Atlantic Beach still there????