Another reason to carry concealed: Violent flash mobs target innocents in Philly
In recent years, Americans have witnessed an uptick in random acts of violence carried out by urban youths spurred by racial hatred and the prospect of internet infamy. The most recent occurrences illustrate that anyone could become the victim of wanton and potentially fatal attacks in public places.
According to a recent report out from NBC Philadelphia, innocent people were attacked by roving gangs of miscreants on north Philadelphia campus of Temple University Friday.
The mobs, ranging in size from 20 to 100 violent and unruly criminals, wreaked havoc on the campus for more than two hours, punching and kicking multiple students and even assaulting a uniformed police officer before dissipating.
The mob attacks were reportedly orchestrated via social media.
While the news out of Philadelphia may be shocking to those who believe America to be a largely civilized society, this sort of unprovoked violence is becoming commonplace on the streets of American cities.
Back in 2013, a new trend called the “knock out game” emerged wherein urban youths attacked unwitting pedestrians with sucker punches to the head and posted videos of the senseless assaults online.
As I reported at the time:
In New York, authorities report that there is a growing trend of young blacks attacking white, usually Jewish, victims at random in the streets. So, sadly, that random, racially motivated acts of violence are being carried out by youths on the streets of American cities is not fiction. And that the perpetrators of such acts consider the assault and potential murder of a random, unsuspecting victim to be part of a game, called the “Knockout Game,” is a reality carried out, so far, with little media fanfare.
The game is nothing new and is not isolated to New York, but was once relegated to black gang culture in the Nation’s harsher urban environments, according to law enforcement. Besides Jews, Asians and other non-blacks in general have been the targets of attack.
Authorities in St. Louis report that these attacks have been rampant in recent years. And similar attacks have occurred in Missouri, Wisconsin and a handful of other States. In Illinois, notably, the game is referred to interchangeably as the “Knockout Game” or “polar-bear hunting” by its enthusiasts.
Attempts by politicians to irritate the nation’s racial divide have only made the problem worse, with anti-police riots in urban areas throughout the country in recent months sometimes turning into whitey hunting excursions.
As was the case in Milwaukee this summer.
And then there’s this recent footage out of Charlotte, North Carolina where a white man was beaten by an angry black mob:
I could link to hundreds of other examples.
Racial problems and those of senseless acts of violence aren’t going to end anytime soon in the United States thanks to divisiveness peddled by Washington politicians, a worsening economy and an overall sense of despair in many parts of the country.
And as the nation’s growing class of victims becomes increasingly violent and unreasonable, your chances of an unfortunate encounter will continue to increase.
Stay vigilant, arm yourself and learn proper self-defense techniques.