Large groups of black people continue to create violence and mayhem at Indianapolis shopping malls. But many local people have no idea why. Or what to do about it.
Even Al Sharpton tried to stop it. But it only seems to be continuing – if not getting worse.
The latest event of black mob violence was over the weekend at the Castleton Square Mall – the largest and some say nicest shopping district in the state.
Local media accounts were eager to downplay the violence and ignore the racial component of the mob.
The Indianapolis Star said there were two dozen people involved in a fight. The NBC affiliate called it a “teen scuffle.” The local Fox station reported a “fight breaks out.”
But people who were there say the crowds were bigger, more widespread and more dangerous. And everyone involved in the fighting, property destruction and mayhem was black.
The disturbances in Indianapolis are just the latest examples of more than 450 cases of black mob violence in more than 85 cities throughout the country, documented in the book “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it.”
The violence and lawlessness began early Saturday evening when police were called to quell a disturbance involving 20-50 black people at McDonald’s in the mall parking lot. Two guns were brandished during a violent confrontation.
However, unlike earlier examples of black mob violence in Indianapolis this year, largely focused in downtown malls, there were no gun shots, say police.
Soon after, police were called to the nearby Sears, where a large crowd of black people was rampaging through the store, knocking over displays and destroying property.
By the time police arrived, more than 100 black people were in the mall food court, fighting. Some were escorted out of the mall and ushered to a waiting bus to return them home.
Five black people were arrested on various charges related to violence, guns and resisting arrest.
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