A video posted Sunday shows the bloodied victim of a racial attack in Cincinnati during a race riot in Fountain Square on Saturday night.
The white man was beaten unconscious following a hip hop and electronica Fourth of July concert.
The video shows a mostly black crowd gathered around the white male victim laid out on the sidewalk. A few are trying to help the unconscious man while others squeal in awe at the blood covering his head.
Many onlookers are laughing. One voice can be heard asking for someone to call 911. (Warning on Language-Violence)
A report by a police officer posted online stated that police had to rescue the white male from an attacking mob consisting of about 40 black out-of-control thugs…
Cincinnati police form a line against mob violence July 4, 2015. Photo: Cincy vs Everyone
Fireworks, rocks, bottles and punches were thrown at Cincinnati police by a mob of people gathered for a Fourth of July hip hop and electronica concert late Saturday night. Several officers were wounded including one who needed stitches after a thrown glass bottle struck him in the face. Another officer was punched and received a split lip.
According to one report, police had to rescue a white man being attacked by about forty Black people.
The Cincinnati Enquirer detailed two of the arrests:
“Jy Quynn Britten, 21, punched a peace officer in the face while officers tried to arrest another person, according to court documents.
“Britten then ran from officers through Fountain Square before being Tased and arrested.
“As arrests were made, an officer told a bystander operating a camera, “Hey, when you’re shooting that video make sure you get the officer with the busted lip.”
“Britten is accused of assault, resisting arrest, and obstructing official business.”
…”Gary Sheffield, 29, was arrested in the 500 block of Walnut Street near Fountain Square for misconduct at an emergency, according to court documents.
“Police said Sheffield refused to obey orders and screamed at officers.”
Jy Quinn Britten, left, and Gary Sheffield, right, Hamilton County Justice Center via WLWT-TV.
WCPO-TV reported seven people were arrested including three juveniles.
WKRC-TV reported one man attacked by the mob was found motionless on a sidewalk.
The alleged details of the beating of the victim were told by a police officer in an anonymous online statement reported by the website Cincinnati Vs. Everyone:
“So after my 4th of July night from hell I thought I would post the truth as to what went on last night in Downtown Cincinnati. Many news outlets although they were there will fail to report…The Truth. The truth is I’m sitting in the district catching up on reports when an officer needs assistance comes out over the radio on Fountain Square. My partner and I scream down there to help out. I get down there to see glass bottles flying everywhere from a mob of out of control misguided youths. Okay that was a nice way of saying a bunch of thug idiots.
They thought it would be appropriate to throw these bottles at police officers. While dodging these bottles I found one officer that was actually punched in the face by one of these assholes. Luckily he was apprehended. This was just getting started.
We were trying to keep everyone under control and push everyone into one area to get them off of Fountain Square. So then is when the crowd got even further crazy, they began throwing large fireworks at us. While trying to figure out if fireworks or gunshots, usually you could tell, but we weren’t taking any chances. I look down 5th st to see a few of my brothers and sisters trying to apprehend an individual and begin chasing him. I immediately give chase and even though I’m getting a little older still catch the guy and he gets the 5 second taser ride. This seems easy enough right…well now we’ve got the whole crowd bearing down on us all with their phones out video taping…or throwing stuff at us. (Later found out that this guy also punched a police officer in the face)
We get this guy in custody, and it’s the second year in a row I have a tasing in this area on July 4th…guess it’s just not my day. So then we form into riot formation with helmets on and begin passing out the shields. Honestly this was the first time I got to partake in this. So we see ahead a scuffle begin and think it’s just a fight. Well not so much, it was like 40 v. 1. I saw 40 v. 1, it was 40 black youths stomping the crap out of one unlucky male white. He didn’t do anything to deserve this beating except be white. I’m going to skip all the rhetoric and just say don’t we all matter??? This just pissed us all off. Time to rescue or at least try to get these thugs off of him. So we were sent in with shields and arrest team to do a victim rescue. Feel bad for the guy since he nor anyone deserved a beat down like that for no reason. The next hour or so was just getting these assholes out of the area and back to where they came from. I hope every one of the people who threw a bottle, fired a handgun, threw fireworks at us, and most importantly beat that poor guy within inches of his life get what they deserve…in this life or the next.
To make matters worse it was like a perfect storm with the Reds game getting let out at the same time we were for a lack of a better phrase, being attacked. I saw little kids holding their parents hands and parents looking at us like what the hell is going on? They had no clue what was going down nor should they have to expect seeing what they saw.”
The officer ended his statement with a plea for unity:
“I felt like I had to tell the truth and get the word out there from one of the men on the front line. We as an American Society and Cincinnatians need to get our (act) together because these types of interactions are going to increase. I say it again, this stuff is increasing not only here at home but across the country. We need to come together and fight back.”
Black on white violence in Cleveland is no secret. But everyone pretends it is.
Black city councilman Zack Reed has broken the silence:
“[Public Square] is ground zero on St. Patrick’s Day for blacks to go beat up whites,” Reed said to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I believe this is a hate crime because it is black folks purposefully going downtown to beat up white folks.”
Reed is talking about a recent episode of black mob violence on white people at a bus stop on St. Patrick’s Day in the part of downtown known as Public Square. A local television station broke the story of the violence, and broadcast the video.
On it, large groups of black people are seen attacking white people at a bus stop. When the police arrived, the predators scattered. When police left, predators returned within 90 seconds to resume their assault on the downtown tourists, students and office workers.
At least six people were attacked for what the local reporter said happened for “no apparent reason.”
But three weeks after the black on white beatings, the Plain-Dealer revealed — acknowledged is probably a better word — that “years of unchecked beatings on and around Public Square following the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parades” is a regular event.
And the black on white part? The part where going downtown to beat up white people is a sport event for some black people in Cleveland?
That was buried in the final four paragraphs of the story.
Now city officials are promising next St. Patrick’s Day will be different. Downtown will be safe from roving bands of black people looking for soft, white and Asian targets.
But some locals are wondering what the city is going to do about the other 364 days in the year, when black mob violence and black on white crime is just as frequent.
A few days after St. Patrick’s Day in the Cleveland suburb of Garfield Heights, The Plain Dealer reported a “man was walking down the street when the group of teenagers approached him from behind. Two of the teenagers pushed him to the ground, causing him to hit his face on the pavement, according to a police report. The entire group then began punching and kicking him. “
The “teenagers” were black. The victim, white. But several readers in the comments section of the news story rushed to assure the locals that race had nothing to do with that attack. Or many others just like it.
On January 2 at the Valley View Cinemark in a suburb of Cleveland, a massive disturbance from black people forced managers to stop the showing of ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’300’ and ask everyone to leave. Soon after, “some of the juveniles were climbing over the food service counters in the theater lobby; theater security and management threw them out and locked the doors,” said the local Fox affiliate.
But the party was just beginning: “Once the juveniles were outside, police said numerous fights broke out in the parking lot and near two restaurants — Oak Barrel and Quaker Steak & Lube — right near the theater. According to Chief March, the “fights were very widespread (with) a lot of pushing, shoving, screaming and shouting.”
Police told restaurants to lock their doors to keep the horde of hundreds of black people out. For the neighboring Oak Barrel restaurant, it was already too late. “They came into the restaurant itself and a lot of customers were kind of scared,” one restaurant employee told Fox 8 news in Cleveland. “They were threatening employees, they were threatening me and some customers.”
In February 2014, also near the Public Square, a black mob attacked a disabled army veteran. They first saw him on a bus, then followed him when he left it. They kicked him, punched him, and knocked him down — all the while saying ‘Knock that boy out! White boy. Cracker. Knock that white boy out.’
One TV reporter at Channel 19 said thugs and “teen mobs” do that a lot in Cleveland near Public Square, but curiously, a search of his station’s web site failed to turn up even one report on it.
Black mob violence has also marred for several years the Fourth of July celebrations in the Cleveland suburb of Bedford. Almost none of which made its way to the local media. But the city council heard an earful from local residents following 2012’s holiday violence.
They reported that 50 to 80 black people were hitting people in the face and disrupting the festival and surrounding areas. “Police officers used pepper ball pellets and a taser,” said city council minutes from a Special Meeting in August 2012. “Even the Wal-Mart and Get-Go store had to be closed for three hours.”
Closing the Wal-Mart is DefCon 5.
“The Mayor was shocked by what he had witnessed,” said the minutes. The mayor assured the audience that Bedford was “not the only city that had these types of problems.” People were “traveling from city to city just causing problems.”
It was no problem for the local press: They just ignored it.
Lots of those cities and holiday riots are documented in that scintillating best-seller Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry.
Because Bedford no longer has a daily newspaper, the city sent out a “Code Red” message warning residents of the violence and lawlessness that was “out of control” at their event. Three surrounding police agencies were called in to quell the violence.
The fire chief said his people were not armed or trained for this kind of activity.
Some of the residents complained of “political correctness” that prevented them from talking about what really happened. City manager Henry Angelo did not deny that black mobs were responsible for the violence. But he did say it was contemptuous that anyone would notice.
Such as your humble correspondent. I get that a lot. I do not care.
Another Cleveland suburb, Shaker Heights, also cancelled the Fourth of July fireworks: “There have been problems in maintaining order and dealing with huge numbers of young people who have shown up through social media at the fireworks and who have been disruptive,” said Mayor Earl Leiken to the Shaker Heights Patch.
This is a long list: Black mob violence in Cleveland schools? Plenty of it.
Black mob violence against gay people in Cleveland? Plenty of that too, though the gay press is loath to say so.
Councilman Reed is not the first black city councilman in Cleveland to call for greater action against black mob violence. That honor goes to former Councilman Eugene Miller when, in June, 2013, the councilman dialed 911 because 100 to 200 “sorry ass” black people were rioting in front of his house. “I’m sick of this,” he told the emergency dispatcher in a series of increasingly irate phone calls. “I need the police over here immediately,” he said. “People are going to have to go to jail tonight. I got about 100 sorry ass black kids out here acting the fool. In front of my damn house and I’m sick of this.”
“Nobody should have to live through this shit.”
Colin Flaherty is author of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry, which documents how Cleveland, as bad as it is, is just about average for black on white crime.