Thus, in what has become a regular occurrence, violent incidents broke out on Memorial Day around the country. In what is also a regular occurrence, the national Main Stream Media engaged in its usual non-reporting on mass black violence while local outlets engaged in cover-ups—for example, showing massed policemen in riot gear, but refused to use the many videos and photographs of the perpetrators that witnesses sent them, and using euphemisms to describe the mobs.
The black mobs’ two main theaters of operations this year: South Carolina and Florida. This week, I’ll concentrate on South Carolina.
Ground Zero in the Palmetto State: the tiny, 82 percent-black town of Atlantic Beach, which sponsors “Bikefest,” aka “Black Bike Week.” According to a city employee who spoke to me on a “not-for-attribution” basis, “300 to 400,000” people came through Atlantic Beach on Memorial Day weekend. The employee told me that the town had no facilities for the bikers to stay in, so that they had to find accommodations “in the surrounding jurisdictions.”
Atlantic Beach has a police force of “one and-a-half officers.” It called in massive help from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina State Police, and State Highway Patrol.
But the person I spoke with was aware of few, if any arrests. Neither the town’s one full-time policeman, Officer Mike Abruso, [Email him] nor town manager William Booker [Email him] returned my messages, local media refused to report on what happened in Atlantic Beach, and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office demanded I send in a Freedom of Information Act request before it would provide routine, public information.
At night, the 300,000-400,000 black bikefesters went mostly to nearby resort town Myrtle Beach, whose 29,175 residents are 67.8% non-Hispanic white, 13.9% black, and 13.7% Hispanic. [Myrtle Beach (city), South Carolina, State & County QuickFacts, United States Census Bureau, last accessed June 12, 2014, 3:42 a.m.] Bikefest supporters draw blacks in partially through obscene YouTube videos falsely claiming that Myrtle Beach sponsors Bikefest debauchery.
In a World…In Myrtle Beach, the Black Bikefesters raised holy hell. Ten people were shot, three of whom died in a mass murder at the Bermuda Sands Hotel. [Myrtle Beach group to address Ocean Boulevard businesses that contributed to poor Memorial Day weekend behavior by Maya T. Prabhu, The Sun News, June 12, 2014; and Report provides new details on triple homicide at Myrtle Beach motel, WMBF News, last updated May 27, 2014.] The MBPD closed the case regarding the shootings of two siblings at the Wave Rider Resort because the victims and witnesses all refused to cooperate with the authorities. [MBPD close case in Memorial Day weekend shooting by Brooke Holden, WMBF News, June 6, 2014.]
Where N—-s can’t do s—t without being arrested.
Agrees to let them do whatever the hell they want for one weekend.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said, “This past weekend was the worst I’ve seen in Myrtle Beach and I’ve been here for 51 years. It was like our city being under siege.”
Police Chief Warren Gall called it “the most violent period he recalls in his 34 years with the city.” [MB Police Chief: ‘Most violent period in 34 years with the city’ by Brooke Holden, WMBF News, May 28, 2014.]
The violence was so bad that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has called for the abolition of Bikefest and offered financial help to Atlantic Beach.
“This is no longer a law enforcement issue. Our law enforcement was stellar….The Myrtle Beach Against Bikefest Facebook page has over 19,000 “likes”. “it’s not a race thing.”
The problem was the lack of a curfew, the lack of a noise ordinance, the lack of any sort of discipline or organization, the lack of any sort of ability to control the environment…. What we had is an event that has gotten out of hand and is no longer needed in South Carolina.
This Bikefest does not represent the people of this state. It does not represent what we are trying to do when we promote tourism and jobs. “
[SC governor says Bikefest must end by Tonya Root, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), May 30, 2014; and After violence, SC gov. wants to end biker weekend by Bruce Smith, Associated Press/The State, June 8, 2014.]
Black Bikefest supporters contend:
1. The violence in Myrtle Beach had nothing to do with Bikefest; and
2. The violence was completely the fault of Myrtle Beach officials, who failed to prepare adequately for Bikefest.Atlantic Beach town manager William Booker, who is black, responded that no studies [!] had shown a connection between Bikefest and the violence, and that he had no intention of changing a thing. Atlantic Beach Mayor Jake Evans,[Email him] who is also black, echoed Booker. [Atlantic Beach mayor: "We don't plan to end Bikefest" by April Baker, Carolina Live, June 2, 2014]
Other black Bikefest supporters went so far as to blame Myrtle Beach for the violence that plagued it. Georgetown, SC activist Violet “Heels” Lucas asserted, “It's not fair to not properly plan for 380,000 people,” as if it were Myrtle Beach that had sponsored Bikefest, rather than Atlantic Beach. [Atlantic Beach residents, Bikefest participants express support for annual festival by Maya T. Prabhu, The State/The Sun News, June 3, 2014.]
At Atlantic Beach’s June 2 town council meeting, Bikefest wasn’t even on the agenda, but some attendees insisted on raising the issue—in support of Bikefest!
The racial terror that the City Fathers of Atlantic Beach is defending is not limited to violence. It includes massive theft of services, with blacks walking out without paying restaurant tabs, trashing hotels and motels, and waging lawfare. [State: Myrtle Beach police received all BikeFest officers they requested by Tom O’Dare, My Horry News, June 6, 2014.]
None of the articles I found about Memorial Day mentioned the NAACP, but this black organization’s hands are drenched in the blood of Bikefest, through its years-long lawfare campaign against Myrtle Beach.
Whenever a Myrtle Beach business or the city government has sought to protect itself from black crime during Bikefest, the NAACP has trolled for black litigants and filed frivolous lawsuits on their behalf. For example NAACP, Molly Darcy’s agree to dismiss Atlantic Beach Bikefest discrimination lawsuitby David Wren, The Sun News, October 19, 2012. (Black litigant Leon Hines admitted that he had been served at the restaurant before but was upset that the restaurant didn’t stay open to serve him during Bikefest).
Even though these are private businesses, which have every right to close their doors anytime they wish, the NAACP, a classic vexatious litigant, aided and abetted by activist federal judges, unconstitutional civil rights laws, and racist black “victims,” has successfully enslaved many white-owned businesses and majority-white municipalities.
Every year, the organization has “Operation Bike Week Justice ‘monitors’” trolling the streets of Myrtle Beach for aspiring black extortionists. [NAACP Launches 4th Operation Bike Week Justice to Monitor Treatment of African Americans at Seaside Resort, NAACP.org, December 31, 1969 [sic, more likely, 2013.]
The NAACP asserts that if the city or a business acts in any way differently for Bikefest than it does for predominantly white Harley Week the week before, it is guilty of “racial discrimination.” Thus, even though Harley Week is relatively crime-free, if police arrest a greater proportion of blacks during Bikefest (as if blacks committed crime at the same rate as whites) or businesses charge higher prices during Bikefest to make up for the crime, that’s “racial discrimination.” But, although the NAACP claims that businesses get rich off Bikefest, many of them actually lose money off the event.
As part of the NAACP’s shakedowns, it has promoted the racial fairy tale that Harley Week is more violent than Bikefest. [NAACP Sues Myrtle Beach for Discrimination by Dan McCue, Courthouse News Service, May 31, 2011.]
But the facts do not bear this out. Hundreds of state, local, and county law enforcement officers are deployed to try and maintain order during Bikefest. The Myrtle Beach PD reported arresting or citing 1,104 individuals. The North Myrtle Beach PD reported 594 arrests and citations (over 80 percent were citations). But Political Correctness prevails. Its public information officer, Patrick Dowling (not a law enforcement officer), asserted to me that the city does not record the race of arrestees. “It’s [Black Bike Week] not a racial event.”
I pointed out to Dowling that every PD in the country records the race of every arrestee, and sends the stats to the FBI every year. He claimed that the city did not keep such statistics, but that he would be glad to compile them for me … for a fee.
This was a new obstruction gambit. The information I was seeking is public information which is not to be sold to the press for a price. (At least Dowling did provide me with the raw arrest/citation numbers).
The South Carolina State Department of Public Safety employed a different obstruction gambit. Its Communications Liaison, Lt. Kelley Hughes, [Email him] politely directed me to file a Freedom of Information Act request, as did Horry County PIO, Sgt. Jeff Benton.[Email him]
Most law enforcement agencies are just not crazy about the notion of an informed public.
Black apologists claim that the violence was caused by a tiny portion of attendees completely uncharacteristic of the revelers, and that the violence had no racial character.
The truth is that for these celebrations, the violence is inseparable from the blackness, and is supported not just by “thugs,” but by “respectable” blacks of all social classes.
There is a word for when one group completely mobilizes to violently attack and otherwise harm another group, and erase its culture: war. And instead of getting to honor our veterans, we have to deal with people who think Memorial Day is an excuse to bring the war home.
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.