Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yer Understated Headline of the Day

"Big Crowds At Oceanfront Were Big Surprise."

That would be Virginia Beach, where, to read accounts on Twitter, a race riot occurred:

Chaos and violence erupted when an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people - roughly the turnout for a Memorial Day - congregated at the Oceanfront over the weekend.

The crowd size surprised many. Police aren't sure where things went wrong, but the results included three shootings, three stabbings and three robberies, leaving at least eight people injured.

All told, 148 people were arrested, though police said Monday they hadn't charged anyone in the more serious offenses because of uncooperative victims or incomplete descriptions of assailants.

Business owners and employees describe Saturday night as filled with rowdy, uncontrollable crowds, fighting, open-air drinking and marijuana use.

You can read the entire article and nowhere does it mention the race of the "people" involved, other than an oblique reference to "Greekfest" in 1989. Nothing to see here, shoo! Everything's fine!


Old NFO said...

Yep, 'selective' reporting again...

Home on the Range said...

One crowds of black "yoots" swarm into downtown Chicago, beating and mugging the innocent it's not even reported, just another day in the park.