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True But Forbidden #2: Black Mob Violence — Edward Watson tells it how it is.

“Where’s the outrage?”

That’s what Edward Watson wanted to know when he disrupted Mayor Lovely Warren during a morning news conference in 2015 at the scene of the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester mass shooting that left three people dead and four wounded.

Last week, a man was shot to death in broad daylight outside a community center, and between then and the mass shooting, six other people were shot on city streets in low-profile incidents that have become so routine they hardly make news anymore.

Where’s the outrage? Where are the demonstrations? Where are the politicians screaming from the steps of City Hall?

“If this was a white police officer gunning down three blacks and injuring four, Wilson High School would be on fire and every black leader, every community leader would be up here,” Watson yelled. “Blacks are murdering blacks every 32 hours since June!”

Watson, a 56-year-old black, lifelong resident of Rochester, was referring to statistics cited in this column on Sunday, which noted that shootings have escalated to the point that someone has been shot on average every 32 hours this summer.


‘Nightmare on Genesee Street:’ Rochester triple homicide happened 2 years ago

Investigators would later say that 28 shots were fired into the crowd in a span of eight seconds. The violence came suddenly and endedquickly, but the devastation was overwhelming. Three young men were dead. Four others were wounded. Those in the crowd uninjured by gunfire were terrified.


Evidence showed that Blackshell had stolen the AK-47-style weapon used in the killings from a Lake Ave. home three weeks before the shootings.

Afterward, he hid the semi-automatic rifle under the porch of a vacant home on Clay Avenue. Landscapers later found the weapon. Police also believed, based on interviews, that Mathis and Everett were in the car used in the shooting — a black Suzuki.

Blackshell, Everett and Mathis were arrested and charged with murder. Nearly a dozen alleged associates were charged with assault, robbery or other serious crimes for events in the days leading up to the Genesee Street. shooting.


Duckles and his co-counsel, Michelle Crowley, successfully prosecuted Johnny Blackshell last summer. County Court Judge Douglas Randall sentenced him to life without parole for the three murders, and an additional 57 years for other crimes, including assaults and illegal weapons possession. He still has charges pending in federal court.

Duckles and Crowley also earned a conviction against Jalen Everett, but those verdicts were set aside after allegations of juror misconduct, and Everett was acquitted during a retrial that ended in January.


One of the jurors in that first Everett trial alleged that a fellow juror had exhibited racial bias during deliberation. Everett’s attorneys, Emily Fusco and Clark Zimmermann, asserted that this so-called “rogue juror” brought information into the jury room that was in some cases inaccurate and in other cases had been ruled inadmissible.

The District Attorney’s Office contended at a hearing that other jurors did not corroborate the claims of the “rogue juror.” The DA’s Office provided Judge Randall with jurors’ statements that they said proved the juror’s claims were wrong. However, Randall found that some of the statements supported the allegations, and he set aside the guilty verdict.

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  • GoneWithTheWind February 9, 2018, 10:28 AM

    It is all political. You cannot get budget busting welfare by citing black on black crime. You must create the guilt, rally the base and outrage the MSM. THEN you will be able to extort the politicians who must dance to the tune being played. This has been going on for 50 plus years. It is how Democrats get elected. It is how the black caucus gets created. It is how the budget gets busted. It is how power is seized. It is how black mayors are elected to run mostly black cities and divert tax revenues to Dem and black pockets. It is all political about power and money and the eventual destruction of our republic.

  • Richard February 9, 2018, 11:18 AM

    I was a couple of years shy of being a teenager when the Civil Rights Act was enacted. During the intervening years we have witnessed the virtual dissolution of the family in the black community. Generational welfare has resulted and LBJ’s prophesy about 200 years of solid black voter support of the demonic democrat party is being realized. Decades of uninterrupted democrat mayoral oppression have left once vibrant cities broken and a sense of despair among those who cannot exit. Yet, these same people keep voting for more. What’s to be done? Race hustlers like Jackson and Sharpton come along and keep the embers of hatred fanned, exploiting the folks about whom they pretend to care. White man’s burden? Nope. Never bought into it. No guilt. Not now, not ever. More than fifty years later and still the need for affirmative action, set asides, and quotas? Huh, strikes me as being pretty paternalistic.

  • tim February 9, 2018, 12:31 PM

    This is my town, born, raised and lived most of my life. The city education systems spends the most per pupil in the country for the lowest graduation rate in the country. To say nothing of the out of wedlock child births, SDT’s, heroin/drug problems, etc. The city is a cesspool of poverty, drugs and violence just like it’s neighboring shithole cities, Syracuse & Buffalo, in Western NY that regularly makes the top of the “worst cities to live in/buy a house/look for a job, etc.” lists.

    And it will never change. Not when people like Mayor Warren get elected (and recently re-elected). She’s done nothing except spout the same ole liberal platitudes and nonsense about “inclusion”, “tolerance” and “working together”. It’s why she’s now high on the Democrat machine’s list to move on to DC.

    Also, the police chief, Ciminelli, while a decent guy and mostly a good chief, he regularly throws his cops under the bus when some silly complaint or obviously bogus misconduct allegation comes along. That certainly can’t help moral nor in turn effectiveness.

    Add in a crappy, local liberal rag like the D&C newspaper (linked above) that continually tows the lib line and blames everything on racism and ignores the festering problem of black kids gunning each other down.

    And what do you get…???? Rochester, NY.

    BTW, it wasn’t always like this but one day a man named Alinsky came ’round – http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2012/11/take-picture-real-alinsky-and-fall-of.html

  • John A. Fleming February 9, 2018, 5:53 PM

    Some dude busting the chops of somebody else over something that some other dudes are doing. It’s always somebody else’s fault. And somebody else has to do something about it.

    It looks like it’s something unique to our age, but no. It’s been this way since the first precambrian protozoa oozed it’s way into a pile of goo and animated it with a gene transfer. A surfeit of organisms coming to inhabit an over-subscribed ecosystem. It’s a fractal pattern, self-similar at all levels. It will never ever stop, this universe is built this way.

    Poor lost humans, forever keening for a return to Eden. That way is barred “… cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

    There’s no point crying about it. Best get on with what you should be doing. Nothing else makes any sense, they’re the thorns and thistles.

  • foodog February 9, 2018, 6:55 PM

    Grasshoppers gotta have room to destroy.

  • ghostsniper February 9, 2018, 8:11 PM

    “And somebody else has to do something about it.”
    Nobody wants to do the heavy lifting, after all, a life of convenience cannot be convenient.
    If you kill my wife I will kill you and no one will ever know anything about it.
    You’ll just not be around one day and thereafter, no trace.
    Justice is now vacant so vengeance is personal and silent.

  • ghostsniper February 9, 2018, 8:11 PM

    inconvenient not convenient

  • Casey Klahn February 9, 2018, 9:41 PM

    The mayor went back to the local pot hovel to blow that one off. Can’t be speaking that truth shit like that!

    I had the unfortunate experience of touring a pot hovel in the city this week. “This is the mayor of REDACTED’s studio space…”

    Politicians are as often as not your nemesis. That dude on the street is my hero, now. We’re the government, now.

  • MMinLamesa February 10, 2018, 2:18 AM

    Got no sympathy. Blacks keep playing stupid games and expect other outcomes, not gonna happen. The few voices of reason that manage to be heard on occasion in these shitholes are quickly drown out. I passed giving a shit over 30 years ago.

    The several millions of good black people who want nothing more then to raise their kids and have normal lives leaves almost 40 million niggers who’d just as soon walk past a white person on fire rather then piss on them. There are no more racist people on earth then blacks and the good ones, by not stepping out of their comfort zones to help those voices in the shitholes, are enabling these lowlifes to hold sway.

    They’ve destroyed virtually every city in this country. Oh sure there’s great beauty, art, culture and even some safety in certain parts but proximity is a MoFo. I seriously wonder HTF white people can live in them knowing that the chances of getting murdered, raped or violently assaulted are sky high because of nearby blacks.

    I avoid them. Period. Won’t live where there’s more then an infrequent sighting of one. There are always problems when there are blacks around. Our ancestors practiced segregation for good reason.

  • ghostsniper February 10, 2018, 4:18 AM

    “….the good ones, by not stepping out of their comfort zones to help those voices in the shitholes, are enabling….”

    Truncated: By doing nothing, they are doing bad.
    Minding ones own business is not satisfactory when someone else claims you should be doing something.

    Think it through.

    “Stop the stealing and most problems vanish.”
    –gs, 2099

  • MMinLamesa February 10, 2018, 11:43 AM

    You left out a pretty pertinent portion of what I wrote, “There are no more racist people on earth then blacks…”

    Let me illustrate. One time I had a black friend stay with me at my place in Steamboat Springs which is probably 99% white. When we went into town, another black man came out of the grocery store and these two ran into each other like they were long lost brothers.

    So yeah, I think that blacks in comfortable, middle class neighborhoods should make some time to lift their brothers in the ‘hood up. Hell maybe some are, I don’t know. But if they are, it’s pretty obvious whatever approach they’re taking needs to change. It’s all I hear from the politicians running these shit holes. The race pimps sure talk some good smack but all they’re doing is banking.

    It’s never going to happen though because blacks are the biggest shit talkers walking this planet.

  • ghostsniper February 10, 2018, 2:21 PM

    @MMinLamesa, there are so many things wrong in that assumption.
    I don’t doubt your take on that single moment.
    As my ol’ gray haired pappy told me long ago, “Son, you got yer colored folks and you got yer nigga’s and they ain’t the same.”

    No adult is responsible for any other adult unless they agree to it, and nobody else gets to say otherwise.

  • MMinLamesa February 11, 2018, 2:21 AM

    Like I said, I don’t care. But for all the affinity blacks espouse for other blacks, for the community, for the hood…whatever, for people that they don’t know, have never met, the sole reason being is that they’re black, then put up or shut up.

    Neither of which is going to happen because it’s far easier for them to run their mouths.

  • ghostsniper February 12, 2018, 9:03 AM

    Keep in mind the american negro attitude is kept as is through stolen money.
    I’ll say it again, stop the stealing and most societal problems will vanish.