Monday, July 11, 2011

Marquette Students Attacked Last Night, One By a Mob

From a “Public Safety Alert” time stamped Monday, July 11, 2011 1:58 AM.
Two robberies were reported to the Department of Public Safety tonight (July 10), both occurring around 11:30 p.m. July 10.

In the first instance, a student was approached near 17th and Kilbourn, where two males attempted to hit him and tried reaching into his pockets. The victim punched the perpetrator and flagged down a Milwaukee Police Department squad that was in the area. The perpetrators fled south on 17th Street and got into a dark-colored sedan driven by a third person. No weapons were used, and no property was obtained. The victim was not physically injured.

The second incident occurred near 18th and State. A Marquette student and a friend were approached by approximately 10-15 young males and shoved to the ground. A wallet was stolen from the student’s friend. The student suffered minor abrasions but declined medical assistance. The friend was not physically injured. No weapons were used during this incident, and the perpetrators fled the area.

Both DPS and MPD are investigating.
What is missing here? The race of the attackers. It is reported they were male, and even that they got into “a dark-colored sedan,” but nothing about the color of those guilty of the assault.

In the past, Marquette has reported the race of offenders who are still at large. We have a call in to Marketing and Communications asking whether this is a change in policy, or just an oversight.

Our suspicion is that it will be reported to be an oversight, but perhaps only because a source of ours noticed it.

[developing . . . ]

[Update]

We just got a call from Kate Venne of Marketing and Communications, who claimed that the reason the race of the offenders was not included was that they “didn’t have a very specific description.” Did the students fail to notice the race of their attackers? Did Public Safety fail to get a good description?

The argument seems to be this: if not enough information was available to identify a particular suspect, the race of the offender won’t be given. But of course, they gave the sex of the offenders (male) and an extremely vague description of the car (dark-colored sedan). This looks for all the world like back-door political correctness. They are unwilling to say that the attackers were black, although literally everybody reading the Public Safety Alert (even the most politically correct readers) would assume that.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous James Pawlak said...

I have been reliably informed, by an attorney, that an attempted-or-executed robbery (Armed or unarmed) places the victim in "fear of death or great bodily injury". The risk is greater when more than one robber is involved.
Perhaps, in November and after CCW permits are issued, the victims will "mark the robbers" as evidence and wait for the usually too few and too late police to arrive.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would we necessarily assume that the attackers were black? I did not. People of all races mug and rob, not just black people. To assume that they are black seems to me a pretty racist assumption.

3:11 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

To assume that they are black seems to me a pretty racist assumption.

How about being honest, rather than politically correct, and admit that the odds are overwhelming.

Even if black teenagers were no more likely to engage in mob violence than white teenagers, the demographics of the area around Marquette makes it pretty clear.

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the demographics of the area around Marquette makes it pretty clear.

You drive south on 16th Street, and you'll go right into an area full of Hispanics. It could be them, too!

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your response clearly shows that you think black people are inherently prone to violence. You do not recognize the effects of poverty, broken public schools, and chronic unemployment. What you believe is that none of this matters, you simply assume that "blacks" are more violent and more criminal. This both false and disgusting.

1:40 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Your response clearly shows that you think black people are inherently prone to violence.

It seems that your politically correct mind can't get beyond the assumption that one can't blame black people for anything.

What do you mean by "inherently?"

I don't believe that black people have any sort of crime gene.

But the culture of the inner city is vastly disfunctional. As James Harris says: "it's the culture, stupid."

effects of poverty, broken public schools, and chronic unemployment.

See? You won't consider that it could by anything that liberal social programs can't fix.

Well . . . we have tried liberal social programs, to the tune of trillions of dollars.

11:27 PM  

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