by Kevin Alfred Strom
(ILLUSTRATION: Michael Price, killed by a Black assailant, is just one victim among many of non-White crime.)
IN SEATTLE less than two weeks ago a young man was walking to his car in the company of two young women friends. It was 2AM and they were going home after a Saturday night out. All three were White. Within moments after getting out on the sidewalk, they were intercepted by a group of up to twelve Black males, who surrounded them and immediately began aggressively touching, fondling, and making sexual remarks to the women. “We ‘jus wanna hug you, baby,” one of the Blacks gibbered, as he and his companions grabbed and put their filthy hands all over the girls. The lone White man made a move to defend his friends, but he was no match for the Black gang, who beat him and knocked him unconscious. One of the women remembers the sound of his head hitting the ground: “It was a wet smack. Like it was a really — one of those sounds that you can kind of feel in your gut,” she said. The Blacks then stole his wallet — leaving him for dead for all they knew — and fled. The young women escaped rape and injury — this time. In just the last few days, Seattle police said there have been no fewer than eight similar assaults in the same neighborhood alone. More than 40 businesses in that same neighborhood have pleaded with the police for help because of the violence.