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'Dude, I've got guns everywhere. I'm a very well-armed individual'
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by Colin FlahertyEmail | Archive
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note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist
on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white
crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance
the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that
reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND
considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.
Please be forewarned the links in the following report may contain offensive language.
Jeremy Schenkel felt safe – right up to the moment he came face to
face with one of the dozens of violent black mobs that terrorized
Philadelphia last summer.
Schenkel survived the ensuing assault with no major broken bones. A
few minutes later, the mob’s next victim was not so fortunate: They left
him beaten, bloody and unconscious.
Roger McBride and Lulu Campbell did not want to depend on luck. They
used a gun. It may have saved their lives. It certainly kept them from
They are just two of the more than 100,000 people who last year defended themselves with guns when luck was not enough.
Victims of black mob violence often say it was just a case of bad
luck. But when the mob saw Schenkel and decided he was an easy mark,
they could not contain the joy at their good fortune. A CBS affiliate tells his story:
“The kids were laughing as they beat and kicked (Jeremy,) and not
only was there the attacking mob, there was also a group of kids
cheering them on.
“Almost like an admiring group that was following them, just kind
of ragging on people, and one of those guys said, ‘It’s not our fault
you can’t fight.”
Lulu is not a fighter, either. This Atlanta grandmother is just over five feet tall. But she can shoot. As several black carjackers discovered in April after they mistakenly identified her as easy prey:
“(The suspect) shouted, ‘Give me the (blanking) money and open the (blanking) door!’”
Campbell told The Telegraph, describing her ordeal. “I said, ‘Oh my
God, somebody is going to rob me.’ I said, ‘Baby, you’re going to kill
me anyway, so I don’t have to open it!’”
Campbell says the man fired at her, missing. The 57-year-old
fired back, striking him in the chest. Her truck sustained eight bullet
holes in the hood, one in the grill. Both front side windows were
destroyed. The second man fled after she shot at him.
“I carry a gun all the time,” she said.
Out in Kansas City, Roger McBride interrupted a mob of 40 black people – still in uniforms from a local school – while they were kicking in doors and breaking windows at his neighbor’s house.
He asked them to stop. They declined. McBride told his story to a local TV news program:
“All of a sudden, this one kid with corn rows comes out and he’s
like yakety yak, (expletive), da, da, da. He’s like we’ll kick your
(expletive) too you don’t (expletive) own this neighborhood, and they
are like, literally, 12 of them, start running over here,” said
MacBride says the teens surrounded his house, picking up rocks
and throwing them at him. That’s when he says in his eyes, the mob
stopped being a bunch of kids and became a big threat.
He says the teens were reaching for his door handle when the sight of his Soviet rifle had an instant reaction:
They ran to another neighborhood where they started all over in a more congenial environment.
“Dude, I’ve got guns everywhere. I’m a very well-armed
individual,” he says. “I love my little place. I love my neighbors. I’ve
got the best damned neighborhood in Kansas City, in my opinion.
“And I’ll be damned if a little bunch of f—- – I know they’ve
been taught that ‘if there’s a bunch of us, people won’t fight back. …
Just take what you want and run.’ Until they mess up, and I start
shooting them in the head.”
If they didn’t know it then, they know it now.
An eerily similar situation took place in Philadelphia at about the same time with a different result.
A black mob descended on Mark LaVelle’s house. He hid his family upstairs. They pelted the house with rocks and bricks until finally:
the attackers pounded on his front windows and kicked his wooden door so hard, it flew open and some of them entered his house.
“The first guy hits me with a pipe. The second guy knocks me in the
face. All I’m hearing is my wife and kids screaming,” said LaVelle, who
feared that the next time they saw him, he would be in a casket.
He said that he was able to push the attackers out the door, but then
a third man – who had a gun – tried to extend his arm. LaVelle grabbed
onto the gunman’s lower arm and shoulder so he couldn’t raise the
weapon. Then, police sirens screamed in the neighborhood, and the mob
turned and ran.
LaVelle did not own a gun. Maybe that is why, two hours later, the mob returned to threaten even more violence if he testified.
Call it the Case of the Missing Gun.
Just a few months before, it took a gun to save a U.S. Marine and his wife from a mob. While home on leave from Iraq, Federico Freire and his wife were trying
to watch the movie Little Fockers at a mall in Bradenton, Fla. A group
of 20 black people sitting two rows in front of them were talking
Freire asked them to stop. They did not. After a brief ruckus, the
manager kicked them out. When the Freires left the theater, this group
of 20 had grown into an angry gang of 300. They attacked the family,
beating them and knocking her out.
A gun owner brandishing a weapon took the fight out of that crowd. At least temporarily.
“On our way out of the movie theater, my wife gets
surrounded with about 10 to 15 girls that were about to attack her,”
Freire told FoxNews.com. “As soon as I saw this I immediately ran and
got her out of harm’s way.”
Freire said he was kicked and punched as he and his wife tried to run from the group.
“I leaned down to grab my purse and there were literally 100 teens
around us,” Kalyn Freire said, “While the manager was in the corner with
his mouth open and not doing anything.”
Freire said one bystander stepped forward and told the couple to
follow him to his car, saying he could scare the crowd off with a gun.
They got the gun. Saved the girl. Six people were arrested. The family went to the hospital.
What is it with Florida? In Pensacola, Jack Crawford answered his door only to get cracked on the head with a bat. Of the three intruders, one was white. Crawford shot two of them, including the white guy.
“They’re lucky to be alive,” said Crawford, with big stitches
decorating his skull. “That’s it. If I wasn’t in a good mood, they would
have carried them away.”
Crawford is not in danger of prosecution because of Florida’s “Stand
your Ground” law. “It’s a good law,” he said. The police “cannot be
everywhere to protect everybody, so you have to protect yourself.
In North Carolina, four black men broke into the home of C.L. McClure. They restrained the 76-year old man and his wife with duct tape, robbed them and took off.
McClure escaped and gave chase, gun in hand. He caught them and,
thinking one of the looters was reaching for a gun, killed him. Police
soon had two others in custody. After checking for the presence of
anyone in the area wearing an electronic ankle monitor, they found the
fourth nearby in the bushes.
Another good shoot, said local prosecutors.
In Detroit, four black men in 2011 ambushed a pizza delivery driver.
He killed one. Police caught the others. The delivery man had a permit
to carry a concealed weapon. Every year hundreds of delivery drivers are
robbed. Most do not carry guns. That is why the Bureau of Labor
Statistics calls it one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.
Back in Florida, John Lee, a father of four, was on his way to work
at Sam’s Club when four black men demanded his money, and opened fire on
“I got my concealed weapons permit a few years ago,” he said, “Hoping I would never have to use it.”
But he did, driving the thieves away, not before taking three more rounds in his arms, leg and abdomen.
“If I didn’t have that gun on me, I would not be talking to you right now,” he told the CBS affiliate in Palmetto Bay. “They would have finished me off.” The men escaped, one bleeding.
This happened in 2009, but since the video is so clear, let’s put it on the list: Four guys break into a house. Gunfire ensues. Caught on video.
Actor and comedian Chris Tucker’s brother ruined a home invasion robbery earlier this year in Atlanta – shooting one of three black people. The other two were arrested.
In Wilmington, Del., three black men apparently set on righting ancient wrongs
recently assassinated a sports leader at point blank range on the
sidelines of a crowded soccer field. No one will ever know how much
havoc these three gangsters intended on wreaking on the rest of the
crowd. Before anyone found out, several spectators pulled out their guns
and returned fire, killing one of the assassins, driving off the other
two. They were soon captured. Police found shells from 14 different
Curiously, of the hundreds of people at the pitch that day, not one
of them got a look at the Good Samaritan gunners. Let’s just say the
chances were slim they had gun permits.
No one knows how often guns are used for self defense. The Cato
Institute says anywhere from 100,000 to one million times a year. But of
course, the work of author John Lott is the best place to go for more
of this kind of information.
Lots of journalists could use it. Like two reporters at the Fox
affiliate in Philadelphia who were heartsick at the news that some
suburban folks were buying guns.
The story started out as a follow up to a report that 20 black people
did a flash rob at an Upper Darby department store. All on video.
Those who expected any congratulations for making their neighborhoods safer had another thing coming:
“I couldn’t believe when I heard this one earlier,” said the worried anchor. “It sounds like a ‘I’m going to get them before they get me’ mentality.”
Before he had a chance to explain why an attitude of self-defense was
bad for anyone but the predators, the reporter in the field started
talking about “how afraid people are about getting caught up in one of
these flash mobs. And they want to be ready. It sounds unbelievable. But
law enforcement says believe it. It is a nightmare in the making.”
Please note: The nightmare they are talking about is people protecting themselves.
“I talked to a number of private citizens tonight who said they used
to keep their guns near them,” said the reporter. “Now they take it with
them everywhere they go.”
Steve Kates knows the issue firsthand.
This Phoenix area talk show host
and gun safety instructor says more and more people are taking personal
responsibility for their own safety – and that is the way it should be.
“Every state has its own laws regulating how you can carry and use a
weapon when you feel threatened,” Kates said. “So you have to know what
they are. But having said that, a lot more people are feeling a lot less
safe. With good reason. So having a firearm and knowing how to use it
is more important today than ever.”
All over the country, states are reporting record surges in concealed
carry permits and gun sales. Sturm Ruger gun company is selling so many
guns that three months ago it had to stop taking orders until it
cleared its backlog.
For some, getting a concealed carry permit is not an option. One
Philadelphia area homeowner made do with what she had when she was
(almost) a victim of a wave of black-on-Asian home invasion robberies
over the last two years.
The invaders had already tied up one of the occupants and were holding a gun on the other.
The men were then confronted by the 43-year-old woman in the house, who chased them out with a broom as they started to make their way upstairs.
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