Black Mob Lures Peoria Police and Firefighters to Dumpster Fire, Then Starts Shooting them with Fireworks
Fireworks ambushes today, gun ambushes tomorrow. The police did not arrest a single person. Protect and Serve. What a sham!
Update-This is a separate incident than the one reported yesterday and not an update of Sunday nights incident.
An incident that left a Peoria policeman and firefighter with temporary hearing loss after being fired upon with mortar-type fireworks in Taft Homes is being reviewed by authorities Tuesday.
Just as the grand finale of the riverfront fireworks display was exploding over the Illinois River on Monday night, emergency responders were summoned to Taft Homes on a call of a burningDumpster.
A fire engine and two police officers were the first to respond. Peoria Fire Department Division Chief Gary Van Voorhis said a crowd that had been shooting firewworks as the engine arrived turned the tubes toward emergency personnel and ignited the contents.
One firework hit a firefighter in the shoulder, causing hearing loss. The firefighter declined medical attention and remained on duty, Van Voorhis said. Other fireworks struck the engine and caused burn marks on the vehicle.
Peoria Police Capt. Mike Scally, who was the event commander for the Red, White and Boom event on the riverfront, said one of the two officers who initially responded to Taft Homes also complained of hearing loss later in the night and went to the hospital for treatment.
The crowd that had gathered initially did not respond to officers’ commands to disperse and was fired upon with pepper ball guns. The crowd became compliant as more officers arrived, Scally said.
He described the fireworks recovered at the scene as “three- to four-inch” mortar shells.
As the grand finale of the Red, White and Boom! event exploded over the Illinois River, emergency responders were called at 9:46 p.m. to atrash bin fire in nearby Taft Homes, where commercial-grade fireworks had been shooting into the sky since before the riverfront show began.
A fire engine and two Peoria police officers responded, but encountered what police described as a crowd of hundreds of people and an impassable Hancock Street choked with trash and fireworks — both live and spent. The debris blocked access to the burning trash bin.
Police at that point began ordering the crowds to disperse, and firefighters hosed down the live fireworks and smoldering remnants of spent shells. That’s when mortar-type fireworks began firing toward and exploding near the officers and firefighters. Some people also hurled bottles and rocks, according to police.
At least three shells exploded on the engine, causing burn marks, and one hit a firefighter in the shoulder, charring his heat-resistant gear and temporarily initiating hearing loss. Division Chief Gary Van Voorhis said Tuesday the firefighter declined medical attention at the scene and remained on duty.
One of the first responding police officers also suffered some hearing loss and sought treatment at a local hospital later in the night, according to Peoria police Capt. Mike Scally, who also was the event commander for the riverfront fireworks display. The injured officer was not admitted to the hospital and had submitted a report on the incident before ending his shift.
“It was rowdy, and those fireworks were dangerous,” Scally said, estimating that the mortar-type fireworks had a “three- to four-inch” diameter. “They’re designed to go up in the air, not horizontal.”
As those first fireworks exploded around the firefighters, police radioed for additional backup, drawing officers who had been stationed Downtown to direct traffic, as well as troopers with the Illinois State Police and Park District Police.
Crowds initially resisted commands from police, authorities said, blocking the path of responding officers who used pepper ball guns to break up the group. One officer drove through a locked, gated portion of the wrought-iron fence that surrounds Taft to provide additional access to distressed officers. Doug Burgess, the Peoria police public information officer, said as many as 200 pepper balls were fired before the crowd came under control.
“Every officer that responded said pretty much the same thing — that it was chaotic and like a riot,” Burgess said. “Every officer received bruises and burn marks.”
The fire engine never made it to the burning trash bin. Van Voorhis said the fire was not threatening residents or property and was allowed to burn as officers assisted the engine in turning around and exiting Taft.
“Our main concern was the safety of our firefighters” once it became apparent no people or property were in danger, he said. “It’s not deserving for anyone to be shot at with fireworks.”
Van Voorhis added that firefighters have been targeted by fireworks before, but that the magnitude of the incident Monday was unprecedented. In response, the department will review its policy of how to respond to crowded areas with fires that don’t appear to threaten anyone’s physical well-being or nearby property.
Peoria police, too, will devise enhanced security measures for Taft Homes next year, Burgess said. Revelers there have traditionally held private firework displays on the Fourth and previously made targets of police and passersby, though not to the same extent as Monday.
The Peoria Housing Authority has staffed the Taft property with additional security for Fourth of July events for many years to deal with the large volume of people who come to the area for fireworks in the housing project and on the riverfront.
Meghan Lundeen, a spokeswoman for the PHA, said Tuesday that additional security was on hand Monday night and that staff cleaned up a large amount of firework debris Tuesday.
“There’s always more people (in Taft) on the Fourth. … A lot of people who are on our site at night are not residents,” she said. “In any neighborhood, more people means more potential for chaos.”
Blacks Mob Shoots Fireworks at Peoria Police and Firefighters Near the Taft Homes Sunday night, Forces Adams Street to close
A “major incident” involving a large group of people shooting fireworks at police and firefighters occurred near the Taft Homes just before 10 p.m. Sunday, about the same time the fireworks show on the riverfront was ending.
Police had to briefly shut down Adams and Eaton streets, near Taft, as they dispersed the large crowds.
No officers or firefighters were injured, dispatchers said on the radio.
At one point, police were ordered to tell those in the crowd to go into their apartments, leave or be arrested for unlawful assembly.
Comments-No one should be surprised. I’n 2009, a similar mob took place with an estimated 300+ blacks rioting. https://blackpeoria.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/peoria-niggers-riot-at-4th-of-july-fireworks-demonstration-at-the-riverfront/ A reoccurring theme in Peoria, and there is still silence on the issue. Black gang terrorism at its finest!
A 13-year-old boy was indicted Tuesday by a Peoria County grand jury for allegedly robbing a South Side Bank branch last month at gunpoint.
Deonte Moore of 2815 W. Starr St. faces a single count of armed robbery for the April 13 heist at the bank’s 2119 SW Adams St. branch. Within 30 minutes, the boy was found in a garage behind a house in the 900 block of South Louisa Street and arrested.
His clothes had been splattered with ink from a dye pack placed in a bag of money taken from the bank.
He remained in the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center on $300,000 bond.
State law allows a juvenile to be tried as an adult if he or she is older than 13 and a judge finds “it is not in the best interest of the public” for the youth to remain in the juvenile courts.
This means a sentence of at least 21 years and possibly up to 45 years in prison, given that a handgun was used, if the youth is convicted. Staying in the juvenile system would have sealed the case to the public, and any imprisonment would have ended at Moore’s 21st birthday.
His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday.
Washington, DC — Niggers and privileged white college children are encountering massive white racial hostility while trying to campaign for Barack Obama, the Washington Post reported today.
“I’ll never vote for a nigger,” has become a common response in the white working class communities that comprise more than half the American elctorate.
“Hang that darky from a tree!” is another.
28% of Americans, more than one third of the white population, are thought to hold “white supremacist” views, according to a USA Today. The rest think otherwise only vecause of media brainwashing and lack of white working class consciousness. And while the small, privileged and Jewish financed elite have integrated well, and financed the nigger-commnist’s Democratic campaign, they and their privileged children are finding doors slammed in their face.
Examples abound: A group of black Obama campaigners were accosted in Kokomo, Indiana, by white drivers shouting “nigger”. In Vincennes, an Obama campaign office was attacked and vandalized. At one office, the words “We don’t cling to guns or religion. Goddamn Wright” were painted across the windows. The Obama campaign has hushed the incidents up.
The violence highlights a truth about white America that has become ignored in an age where Jewish owned television stations and Jewish owned radio programs have Jewish owned politicians telling the world what America thinks. In the real world, away from the Jewish illusion, white working people remain racially conscious, racially socialist, and ready to unite and fight against the lower races. What’s lacking in America is only the leadership to make it happen.
MADISON, Wis. — Authorities are continuing to comb the area for clues on Thursday after a 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student was found dead in her apartment on West Doty Street.
VIDEO: Watch The Report | VIDEO: Neighbors React To DeathThe victim, identified as Brittany Sue Zimmermann, was a UW junior from Marshfield. She was majoring in medical microbiology and immunology. Her boyfriend found her body in their apartment at a two-flat house on Wednesday afternoon.Police haven’t ruled out the possibility that it was a random attack. The exact cause of death hasn’t been released, but investigators said that Zimmermann’s death appears suspicious, WISC-TV reported.Authorities said that the investigation is focused on the residence in the 500 block of West Doty and cordoned off part of the street early Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday, investigators have delayed garbage pickup in the West Doty Street area and are searching nearby garbage bins. Police said that garbage pickup in the 500 blocks of Bassett and Main has been frozen for the time being by police as they attempt to search for evidence.
One refuse hauler has dumped his load of garbage at a Madison Streets garage facility and officers in hazmat suits are expecting to go through it shortly, searching for any potential evidence, WISC-TV reported.Police are also continuing to search the house where her body was found.Zimmermann’s family has been contacted and allowed police to release her name and picture in hopes that it will prompt people to come forward with more information about her death.Madison police said that they have concluded that her boyfriend isn’t a suspect in this case. They said he continues to be very helpful in providing information to the detective team.Meanwhile, authorities are urging university students and downtown residents to be vigilant about their safetyUW Dean of Students Lori Berquam urged those on campus to take advantage of the safety resources available, including the Safewalk and Saferide programs.”I think together we can support the Zimmermann family and Brittany’s friends as they go through and process this tragic situation. But we as a community can also come together to not allow something like this to happen again,” Berquam said.Dane County Coroner John Stanley conducted an autopsy of Zimmermann on Thursday afternoon and ruled that her death was a homicide. According to a news release, he attributed her death to “a complexity of traumatic injuries.” He declined to specify the type or number of injuries that Zimmermann sustained.Zimmermann’s death is the city’s second homicide this year. Joel Marino was fatally stabbed at his south side home during the day in January. No one has been arrested in that homicide.UW officials said that a memorial vigil for Zimmermann has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday on Library Mall. UW-Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam will lead the ceremony, along with student representatives from Associated Students of Madison, the Wisconsin Union Directorate and the Union Council, according to a UW news release.Authorities said that anyone with information about Zimmermann’s death should contact Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.
AUBURN, Ala. (FOX 5) – Phenix City Police arrested Courtney Lockhart, 23, Friday during a traffic stop. He is charged with the murder of Auburn University student Lauren Burk.
He was arrested after high-speed chase and may be linked to armed robberies in Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia.
Lockhart is charged with three counts of capital murder: One count of capital murder with robbery, one count of capital murder with kidnapping, and one count of capital murder with attempted rape.
Auburn Assistant Police Chief Tommy Dawson said that a suspect prosecuted for capital murder can face the death penalty.
Dawson also said there was no indication that Lockhart and Burk knew each other.
As investigators pursued leads in Burk’s death , her family asked for privacy.
The family issued a written statement Friday through family friend Kathy Singleton in Marietta, Georgia.
The statement expressed gratitude for what it called “all the kindness and prayers expressed during this tragedy.” The statement says the family asks for privacy to grieve for their loss and to celebrate Lauren’s life.
The family said a fund has been established to help find their daughter’s killer. It says anyone interested may contact any Wachovia Bank office and make a contribution to the “Lauren Burk Memorial Fund.”
In a press conference held Friday afternoon, Auburn Assistant Police Chief Thomas Dawson said that Lauren Burk was not sexually assaulted.
Dawson also said that a gas can was found in downtown Auburn and that it was examined for DNA evidence.
Investigators formed a 30 member task force as many Auburn students said they feared for their safety following Burk’s death.
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Students walked to classes on Auburn’s campus Thursday, waiting anxiously for word of an arrest in the case and police have pleaded for tips about Burk’s murder.
“We have several leads we are investigating and some strong leads,” said Assistant Chief Tommy Dawson of the Auburn Police Department.
Burk, an 18-year-old freshman at Auburn from Cobb County, was found suffering from a gunshot wound Tuesday night about five miles from campus. Burk’s car was later discovered engulfed in flames on campus. Burk later died from her injuries.
Within hours of the murder, university officials tried to calm fears among students. Investigators said it didn’t appear that other students were in danger, but some students didn’t agree.
“I am still worried and I think Auburn is doing a good job of trying to find out what’s going on, but it’s scary,’ said student Addy Felix.
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Auburn’s police chief said the department interviewed hundreds of people over the last two days, but no one stood out as a person of interest.
When asked if there could be any connection between Burk’s death and the death of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student, Dawson responded, “I don’t have anything to believe that is related, but however, I have had my investigators get in touch with authorities there just to cover that avenue.”
Friends of Burk’s said they didn’t believe she knew her killer. “I’m definitely going to be looking over my shoulder for a couple of weeks or until I know the guy has been caught,” said friend Nathan Abbott.