… but they have to be “vewy, vewy, quiet” about it. Guess why:
It’s happening all over the nation in places like Chicago, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Now, it’s happening right here in the Triad.
Greensboro police say mobs of violent teens are meeting up on the weekends and wreaking havoc downtown. Police say it’s getting worse each weekend.
This past weekend, a former mayor had his business vandalized and another community leader got beat up in Center City Park.
“One of the teenagers came up from behind and just punched me in the back and kicked me and knocked me to the floor. Then, he just continued to kick me, punch me, step on me. People were screaming,” Mitchel Sommers, executive director of the Community Theatre of Greensboro said.
Oddly, there are no descriptions of the “violent teens.” But with a little detective work, it’s easy to figure out. At 2:00 into the video, the reporter notes that the teens use Facebook on their mobile phones to coordinate their actions. And at 2:20 in, this intrepid investigator detected a key piece of evidence the reporter failed to mention – white fingers tapping at Blackberries!
So it must be those out-of-control Amish again.
This story hits home. I used to live and work in Greensboro, and met my wife-to-be when I got a part in a play at the Greensboro Community Theatre, where the attack took place. She had female lead, and I had two bit parts. After rehersals, we’d wander around the quiet streets and talk. Back then, downtown Greensboro was charming and peaceful — and safe.
But then something called “progress” elbowed its way in.
I suspect the powers that be want to keep this embarrassing and growing problem out of the limelight because it would clash with Greensboro’s “progressive” image. Just down the street from the Theatre where this attack occurred is the famous Woolworth’s, one of the most sacred shrines of the Civil Rights Revolution. That building was just a decaying hulk in the days when my future wife and I strolled Greensboro’s leafy streets on warm September evenings. Today, it houses The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Without the overthrow of traditional society the Civil Rights Revolution accomplished, we wouldn’t have seen the changes it forced through, from the federal takeover of private property, to the 1965 Immigration Reform Act, to the outpouring of welfare entitlements that’s undermined the traditional family to the point where the black illegitimacy rate is now 71%.
Pardon me while I remember this old town the way it was.