St. Louis: Roving Bands of 'Wilding' Blacks Attack at Will
Posted on: 2008-08-12 15:57:00
The odds are probably 90 percent that the victims are white. Yet there's no mention of race.
Robert Curran writes from St. Louis:
Regarding your post about the black mob chasing a white in a Minnesota park, St. Louis has recently been experiencing its own version of this, as reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Of course, it never says so in the reporting, but anyone familiar with
St. Louis will immediately understand that the groups of "youths" are
blacks, coming from the solidly black half of the city, the southern
edge of which abuts the north border of the popular Loop entertainment
district. (MetroLink is the local light rail system)
The story below includes an account of a wilding attack by a mob of twenty on a family of five returning on MetroLink from a vacation. There is no mention of the race of the attackers or the victims. The odds are 99.99 percent that the attackers are black. (Correction: given that one of the attackers' name is Jermaine, it is a 100 percent certainty that the mob was black.) The odds are probably 90 percent that the victims are white. Yet there's no mention of race. Here is the article:
Attacks near trains spur tighter security
By Ken Leiser
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
ST. LOUIS--Police plan to step up patrols this weekend around two MetroLink stations and part of the Delmar Loop after a series of violent attacks linked to roaming groups of teens and young adults who gather in the Loop.
There have been at least three attacks--including an assault by a group of at least 20 on a family near the Forest Park MetroLink station.
St. Louis Alderman Lyda Krewson, whose 28th Ward includes the Forest Park station, said St. Louis and University City police and Metro security were responding to the attacks.
"I just want to say that this is pretty unusual, which is why everybody is on it," Krewson said. "What we have here are three or four incidents that all happened within a couple of weeks of one another that do appear to have some similarities. They are obviously completely unacceptable."
Capt. Jim Moran, commander of the St. Louis Police Department's Seventh District, said groups of young people appear to be meeting in the University City part of the Delmar Loop, and then walking east to the St. Louis side. By some estimates, the groups have reached about 100 people.