Police arrested two who were allegedly tied to a black mob attack on the car driven by white woman as she was traveling Thursday night with her two children near the University of Chicago’s campus.
Susan Pedersen told police she had just a dropped a friend off at the University of Chicago and had stopped for a red light when a mob of black youths surrounded her car, pounding on it and screaming.
The youths shattered the back windows of Petersen’s car, throwing glass all around her son and daughter, who were in the back seat, ABC7 Eyewitness News in Chicago reported.
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“Scared, very anxious, nervous,” she said, recounting the ordeal to the station.
“Just fearful. They were walking around both sides of the vehicle, in the front, in the back, and as they were walking across, they were hitting my car, using racial slurs and telling me that I didn’t belong in their neighborhood because I was white.”
Petersen also said the mob kicked the vehicle and shook it violently, making her children scream in terror. Another youth used his bicycle as a battering ram and shattered the rear window, sending glass flying onto her 3-year-old son. Her son was cut by the glass, while her car was dented and the back window busted.
Police driving by saw the scene and responded. They arrested two so far, but Pedersen said at least two dozen were involved. The two who were arrested were charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property.
“This is something that’s going to stay with me for the rest of my life,” she said.
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Colin Flaherty, author of “White Girl Bleed a Lot,” said such events are becoming all too common in America.
“This is part of a pattern: black mob violence against white families that is ignored across the country and minimized as an isolated event … or worse, a non-event,” he said.