Saturday, June 25, 2011


Let's all put on our tin hats as I tell you about this story.

When I originally saw a link to the story it appeared to be dead or misdirected because when you clicked on it it seemed to hang somewhere in cyber-space purgatory.

I tried back several times throughout the day with the same result before finally deciding to Google the topic.

I was then taken to other sites which also seemed to have the same mysterious dead link before finally finding several sites which had copied the story before it was scrubbed from the original news site.

Scrubbed you say? A story scrubbed from the internet can this be possible? Why is it that we have not heard about this story from any of the mainstream news sources, not CNN, not FOX, not MSNBC, one would have to ask why?

I think that once you read the story you may wonder if race is the reason that the story has been kept off the radar.

Peorians living in fear

This eye-witness account is from Paul Wilkinson, president of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association:

Tonight, around 11 PM, a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as we need to kill all the white people around here. They were physically intimidating anyone calling for help from the police. They were surrounding cars. Cars on the main drag had to slam on their brakes to either avoid the youth blocking not only all four lanes, but a large section of the side street as well. fights were breaking out among them. They were rushing residents who looked out their doors, going on to porches, yelling threats to people calling the police for help.

Cars were doing U turns on the streets just to avoid the mob, mostly male. One youth stated his grandfather was white and several assaulted him on the spot.[/i] One police officer answered the call. The youth split into two large groups, one heading north, the other south. They were also yelling racial threats to the police officer but he was outnumbered. Another police car did not show up until after the youth finally dispersed and the patty wagon (van) also eventually showed up.

Residents are very shaken, both black and white alike. This is the fifth large mob action in about a month with smaller groups of 10-12 are out threatening children and adults a few evenings a week or later into the night. The times vary, even occuring during the day. In talking to the police officer, they are short staffed. Residents were advised to simply keep inside and to lock their doors. In other words buckle down, it’s not even safe to sit on your porch or go into your yards.

“The fifth large mob action in about a month.” Wow. This is really outrageous. Why is this neighborhood having to put up with this? “Residents were advised to simply keep inside and to lock their doors”? Seriously? That’s the best we can do for our fellow citizens’ safety?

This needs to be addressed, and quickly.

For some the focus is on the race of the mob. I see this as yet another symptom of how desperate the state of our economy has become.

Despite his promises for Hope & Change, the unemployment rate for blacks is 15.5% while unemployment for black teens is 42.1%. There are less jobs now even though our President has spent spent $287,000 of taxpayers money per bob Created or saved by Obama Stimulus.

Spin it how you want but it but at some point during his administration the economy belongs to Obama and I believe we hit have definitely hit that point.

If this were going on night after night, city after city, across the United States we would hear about these desperate youths and an evil Republican President's failure to help. You would also hear contrived stories about how said Republican has a long standing hatred for non-whites. No such stories have come forth about Obama.

I wish I could say that this story was an anomaly, but more and more the news is featuring flash mobs with criminal intent. How bad must it get before something is done?

When will the economy turn around? Is this part of the price we must all pay because cities, towns, and states have all had to lay-off law enforcement officers?

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