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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:28 PM

 

911 calls describe terror caused by racist mob rampage on Charleston SC neighborhood



As many as 60 teens were roaming Charleston streets attacking pedestrians and drivers early Sunday, witnesses told police dispatchers in 911 calls released Tuesday.

All the teens were black, according to witnesses, and all but one of the people attacked were white. Still, it’s unclear if the attacks were racially motivated or sparked by the unrest in Baltimore, which followed the recent shooting death of Walter Scott, a black man, by a white North Charleston police officer.

Investigators haven’t yet determined a motive, according to Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis.

James Johnson, who was at the forefront of local protests after Scott’s shooting death, said he had not heard any explanation for the teens’ behavior.

“The Walter Scott incident is fresh in their minds, and then there’s Baltimore,” he said. “But there’s no telling. It could be just spur of the moment. I’m hoping we can find out. Whatever it is, we’ve got to go to the root of the problem so it doesn’t happen again.”

The teens came out of a party at the YWCA on Coming Street about 12:30 a.m. and hit the streets. Groups not associated with the YWCA rent the facility.

The motto of the YWCA is “Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism.” The organization sponsors the annual local celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence.

Garcia Williams, the YWCA’s director, did not return several messages asking if she had learned anything about why the teens broke out in violence after the party or who organized the event. Dot Scott, the leader of the Charleston chapter of the NAACP, said she had not heard anything to explain why the teens went on a rampage but was shocked by it.

“I have no idea whatsoever,” she said. “It just seems unusual that folks would attack people that way. It’s atypical.”


http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150428/PC16/150429355/911-calls-show-terror-caused-by-mob-rampage-in-charleston

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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:32 PM

1. this story has not made the news that I have seen lately nt

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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:32 PM

2. Our Daily Stormfront Cross-Posting, Everyone

 

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Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:32 PM

3. The article says "mob rampage" not "racist mob rampage" The text is clear that the motive is unknown

You're adding an interpretation based on facts not in evidence. What is your motivation for doing so?

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