Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami
White Reporters Attacked by Black Mob in Norfolk
Edited extracts to remove political correctness by Lewis Loflin
Updates June 12, 2012: Three arrests have been made in the latest racist attack on whites. All were black teenagers 16 and 17. Another issue was the report was filed originally as a hate crime, but the police claim that was a clerical error and the newspaper insists it wasn't. The victims are white, that's why it's not hate crime. If the races were reversed...
They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that's when the beating began.
Wave after wave of young (black) men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their (white) victim. (At this point sudden-black-attack syndrome kicked in. This is a violent, almost tribal reaction of feral blacks when their victims resist or try to defend themselves.)
The victim's friend, a young (white) woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers (feral black males from a nearby public housing project) came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.
It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot. (The Pilot delayed 2 weeks in even reporting the story. One can bet if the races had been reversed that mobs of whites had attacked two blacks it would be front page news within hours at the Pilot. The police refuse to treat it as a hate crime because the victims are white. In fact this kind of attack is so common police seemed utterly uninterested in the case.)
There has been a great deal of outrage surrounding this story because it wasn't reported. It's a double-standard it seems when whites are attacked, an everyday event by swarms of violent black teenagers and men, is ignored. It's covered up with terms such as "gangs" or teenagers," never disclosing any real details. A few more extracts:
Editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot May 1, 2012
Forster and Rostami wondered if the officer who answered their call treated all crime victims the same way. When Rostami, who admits she was hysterical, tried to describe what had happened, she says the officer told her to shut up and get in the car. Both said the officer did not record any names of witnesses who stopped to help.
Rostami said the officer told them the attackers were "probably juveniles anyway. (Juvenile is code for black.) What are we going to do? Find their parents and tell them?" (Here is an admission about the worthless often black parents that allow their feral children to run the streets.)
The officer pointed to (the black) public housing in the area and said large groups of (black) teenagers look for trouble on the weekends. "It's what they do," he told Forster.
Could that be true? Could violent mobs of (black) teens be so commonplace in Norfolk that police and victims have no recourse? (Yes, as long as we don't admit where the problem is and deal with it.)
Police spokesman Chris Amos said officers often respond to reports of crowds (of young blacks) fighting; sirens are usually enough to disperse the group. On that night, he said, a report of gunfire in a nearby (black) neighborhood prompted the officer to decide getting Forster and Rostami off the street quickly made more sense than remaining at the intersection. The officer gave them his card and told them to call later to file a report.
(Other reports say the box for hate crime was checked, but later was declared a mistake.)
The next day, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack. One post chilled him. "I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light," wrote one person. "I don't," wrote another, indicating laughter. "(do it for trayvon martin)"
Was either case racially motivated? Were Forster and Rostami beaten in some kind of warped, vigilante retribution for a killing 750 miles away, a person none of them knew? Was it just bombast? (No, just an everyday event.) Is a beating funny, ever?
Here's why their story is in the paper today. We cannot allow such callousness to continue unremarked, from the irrational, senseless (nearly every case black) teenagers who attacked two people just trying to go home, from the police officer whose conduct may have been typical but certainly seems cold, from the tweeting nitwits who think beating a man in Norfolk will change the death of Trayvon Martin.
How can we change it if we don't know about it? How can we make it better if we look away? (Ending political correctness and clearly stating who is committing most the mayhem would help.)
Are we really no better than this?
Michelle Washington is a columnist for The Virginian-Pilot. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org