Beat Whitey Night

In news about all the post racial harmony we have heard so much about lately, there was a Beat Whitey night at the Iowa State Fair.

Des Moines police are trying to determine what led to a series of attacks outside the Iowa State Fairgrounds over the weekend that included the assault of two police officers.

At least three people were arrested Friday through early Monday morning. Other arrests may occur as officers investigate the incidents, officials said.

There are indications that some of the fights - which appear to involve mostly teenagers and young adults - were racially motivated, police said.

"We don't know if this was juveniles fighting or a group of kids singling out white citizens leaving the fairgrounds," Sgt. Lori Lavorato said. "It's all under investigation, but it's very possible it has racial overtones."

Officials announced last week that they were stepping up security outside the fairgrounds after a series of attacks Aug. 14 that included a pair of stabbings. Investigators are still investigating those assaults and victims intend to pursue charges.

Fifty years ago I was marching for civil rights. Well, I ain't marchin anymore.

I don't sing along to those kind songs anymore either. Nice sentiment though. If only we didn't have an alpha male problem. A problem with dominators. Whirled peas does sound nice though.

Here is a video report.

The report says there were three incidents on separate days. I'd say we have some people who are not satisfied with the way the country is run.

Wait. I know. They were Tea Party People.

Update: from the Beat Whitey link above.

Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night, "On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it 'beat whitey night.' "
and:
State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, who has worked to fight gang-related violence, said he doesn't have enough information to decide if the fights were racially motivated. He said police comments that race was involved could miss other factors, such as nonracial taunting.

"Unfortunately, like any other city, you have certain parts of town that individuals congregate in," Abdul-Samad said. "You have those that go into that area with no problem, and those who cannot."

He added, "We of course need to work on race relations. If anyone says we don't, they are playing games with themselves."

Mr. Abdul-Samad seems to be quite a gamer himself. Note: I have gone into the Zone (as my black friend calls it) from time to time when I lived in Chicago. I always went with an appropriately pigmented escort.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 08.26.10 at 10:48 AM










Comments

It's an outrage, and it is being covered up.

The DPD is trying to change the story.

http://www.whotv.com/news/who-story-state-fair-violence-082510,0,6656031.story

Eric Scheie   ·  August 26, 2010 11:46 AM

I was listening to a Chicago Radio Station and heard Man Cow talking about it.

http://www.mancow.com/

He does a promo that comes up when you visit the site. About 15 seconds of great listening. He wants to bring back cowboy ethics and logic to America.

M. Simon   ·  August 26, 2010 12:22 PM

"He wants to bring back cowboy ethics and logic to America."

Has Mancow changed in the last decade? Last I remember hearing, he was just a shock jock. (But I only listened to him for a total of about 30 minutes back in the 80's.)

pst314   ·  August 26, 2010 10:15 PM

Whitey's Prayer: Oh Lord, please forgive me for being white. Give me the wisdom and perseverance to suffer the punishment for what our white forefathers did to the blacks. Blacks do not believe your grace is sufficient, regardless of our repentance. Please give me the strength to work harder, pay more taxes, and do without so that our black brothers and sisters can have the government welfare they truly deserve. Lord, theirs is the kingdom that we must pay for. Accept us into your kingdom Lord and let them have theirs. Amen  

P.O.'ed   ·  August 29, 2010 4:17 PM

Sure it was racialy motived.

But it's not a hate crime.

By Legal defintion, Hate crimes can only be committed by "members of privileged groups" aka White.

Look it up.

Thinking Voter   ·  August 31, 2010 6:57 PM

Thinking Voter, you just described what is wrong with the law.

P.O.'ed   ·  September 1, 2010 12:09 PM

...the struggle among themselves arises less from inner aversion than from hunger and love. In both cases, Nature looks on calmly, with satisfaction, in fact. In the struggle for daily bread all those who are weak and sickly or less determined succumb, while the struggle of the males for the female grants the right or opportunity to propagate only to the healthiest. And struggle is always a means for improving a species' health and power of resistance and, therefore, a cause of its higher development.

rphenna   ·  September 2, 2010 9:44 AM

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