A spate of late-night assaults and robberies near downtown has Denver police asking the community to be cautious and on the lookout.
Seven of the eight attacks in the past 10 weeks happened near the intersection of Lawrence Street and Park Avenue West in the evening or early morning. One attack took place 17th and Champa streets.
A majority of the targets were transients or were intoxicated when they were attacked, according to Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson.
I'm kind of surprised the city is willing to admit this. City Hall has a long history of downplaying/covering up crime problems in and around downtown Denver out of fear of scaring away visitors with money. What is now called "Park Avenue West" was renamed that years ago when it earned such a horrible reputation by its original name, "23rd Street." The intersection of Park Avenue West and Lawrence street has a homeless shelter and a ton of heroin and alcohol addicts. It's in the part of the city called Five Points, and anyone familiar with Five Points knows its long history with black gangs, notably the Crips.
First we had the racially-motivated attack spree against whites by gang members as initiation (with some 32 arrests), now it looks as if it could be the same thing yet again, just with a different way of attacking. Key parts of this article point to the Denver Police talking through their rectal cavities with their insistence that these attacks aren't racial like last time. You have to read halfway down the page before the races of the victims and attackers are mentioned:
While in every instance the victims were white men and the attacker or attackers black men, police do not believe the crimes to be racially motivated.
In only one instance did an attacker utter a racial epithet, Jackson said.
In November 2009, police rounded up 33 black men and teenagers who were sucker punching white and Latino men in the LoDo entertainment district and video taping the attacks as rites of passage.
Police conducted a months-long undercover investigation into the racially motivated assaults and robberies, but drew some criticism for not notifying the public sooner.
In those cases, the attackers travelled in groups of four or five, used racist slang and professed gang ties.
Police don't believe these are the same types of assaults.
"There's nothing to indicate that," Jackson said. "The majority of these are solo individuals."Source
That's right -- it's always black-on-white but it's not racially-motivated. Amazing how often that comes out. A few years ago a couple blacks kept kidnapping white women in predominantly white southeast Denver, hogtying them, and emptying their ATM cards. Clearly these women were chosen in part because of their race, and in part because of their gender. Charges related to either? Nope, not that the police ever caught them anyway.
With all the homeless blacks around Park Avenue West and Lawrence, we're told that these attacks of blacks singling out whites isn't racial? Denver Police, who the hell do you think you're fooling?
The black-on-white predatorialism in this city is astounding. If whites were doing this to blacks, blacks would be up in arms about it; whites should be no different.