Friday, December 28, 2007
Negro Serial Gas Station Robber In Milwaukee, Wisconsin Caught
A teen suspected of repeatedly terrorizing a gas station on the northwest side this month was arrested Wednesday afternoon, December 26th, 2007 after returning to the station, police said. Full story published December 26th in the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal. Supplemental reports aired December 27th on WISN Channel 12 and on WTMJ Channel 4, both of Milwaukee. Story previously discussed HERE.
The 16-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because he is a "juvenile", and who store employees said flashed a gun and told other youths "this is my store" while inviting them to take what they wanted during the robberies, was arrested about 2 p.m. after a foot chase outside the Clark station, 6028 W. Fond du Lac Ave., police said.
An employee at the station, Rajinder Singh, said he spotted the teen standing outside a car at the station about 1:45 p.m. and immediately called police. The teen appeared to be gesturing toward the store before getting into the car and leaving the station. Singh said employees wrote down the license plate number of the car.
On Wednesday afternoon, police said, the car was pulling out of the station when officers arrived, and the teen, who bailed out of the vehicle, was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
According to police, the teen had terrorized the station for weeks, bringing friends and helping himself to an estimated $3,000 in merchandise. He sometimes came in the store three or four times a day and told employees "you can't do anything to me," according to police. Police are still looking for the other perpetrators.
He's accused of firing a shot, but missing, at a clerk who stuck his head out of the door during one robbery. Another employee once went after the suspect with a stick but was beaten with the stick when two other youths jumped in to help the robber, police had said.
The teen stayed away from the store last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but returned on Sunday December 23rd, police said. Workers tried to lock him in the store but failed.
The employees said the suspect knew police were looking for him and declared, "They cannot catch me."
One of the reasons why it took longer than expected to catch this thug was because residents in the surrounding neighborhood would not disclose his identity. Police believe they deliberately withheld the perp's identity, but could not specify the reason. Most likely it was because of intimidation, but it could also have been as a result of misguided racial solidarity. The surrounding neighborhood is predominantly black.
In this case, the racial solidarity is misguided because it is not used to promote positive, constructive race-consciousness, but instead is used to protect those who misbehave in the name of race. This explains why the black community tended to approve the O.J. verdict in 1994, and why so many blacks sided with the six black Jena Six thugs rather than their white victim, Justin Barker.