What city is next? Outside of the "Don't Get Detroit-ed" series, our eyes are on The City too Busy to Hate.
|Black students at Alabama A&M used Lonnie Johnson's weapon to attack fire fighters -- thank God it|
wasn't a real gun!
At the Historical Black College and University (HBCU) Alabama A&M, a Super Soaker fight - obviously these Black co-eds were engaging in a homage to Lonnie Johnson - turned violent:
Firefighters attacked on the job! They were responding to a fire alarm on the Alabama A&M University campus when they say a crowd drenched them with water. Huntsville Police were called, but got turned around before making it onto campus.
Huntsville Fire & Rescue crews called Huntsville Police for help. The Huntsville Fire & Rescue Chief told WHNT NEWS 19 Alabama A&M University police decided the city’s police officers were not needed. The fire chief says they were.Huntsville firefighters recently went to the campus of Alabama A&M University to put out a fire, but did not find one. Fire and Rescue Chief Mike Sublett says the firefighters learned someone pulled an alarm as a prank.
The chief says his crews got attacked as they were trying to leave campus.
“They started having things thrown at them from some of the students there. Some water balloons, some water guns and other things,” said Chief Sublett.
Chief Sublett told WHNT NEWS 19 that AAMU officials told him students had a water battle earlier in the day. He says the fight with water balloons and super-soakers spilled into the evening.
“I know students will be students, like you said pulling fire alarms happens from time to time,” added Chief Sublett.
Six firefighters, including two district fire chiefs, felt it was necessary to call Huntsville Police.
“We feel like it is very unprofessional and unwarranted because we want to be there for their safety. There was no reason for us to receive any kind of action as we did receive,” added Chief Sublett.
Chief Sublett says AAMU Police showed up first and turned away Huntsville Police. The chief says campus police told firefighters everything was under control.
Chief Sublett says not entirely.
“After a few minutes, one of our other district chief vehicles did receive some things thrown at it as well,” added Chief Sublett.
Chief Sublett and Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris met with the Chief of Alabama AM University police to talk things out.
“It’s just something that should never have occurred. Students should have more sense than to do things like this,” added Chief Sublett.
Chief Sublett say AAMU Police Chief Monica Ray apologized.The average ACT score for an Alabama A&M is an astounding 17 (out of 36). The graduation rate is high for an HBCU: 37 percent.
Someone cue the Derek Vinyard:
Reporter: [Rasmussen shows a video of a crying Derek with his mother talking to a reporter after his father's death] Look I know this is tough. But how do you feel right now?
Derek Vinyard: How do you think I feel? I think it's typical.
Reporter: Typical how?
Derek Vinyard: Well, this country is becoming a haven for criminals so what do you expect? You know, decent hard-working Americans like my dad are getting rubbed out by social parasites. Reporter: Parasites?
Derek Vinyard: Blacks, Browns, Yellow whatever.
Reporter: I don't understand you're saying that you think maybe your father's murder was race related? Derek Vinyard: Yeah it's race related! Every problem in this country is race related not just crime. It's like... immigration, AIDS, welfare those are problems in them. The Black community, the Hispanic community, the Asian community, they're not white problems.
Reporter: Derek, are those really issues that deal with poverty?
Derek Vinyard: No. You know, no. They're not products of the environment either that's crap. Minorities don't give two shits about this country, they've come here to exploit it not to embrace it.
Reporter: What does this...
Derek Vinyard: I mean millions of white European Americans came here and flourished you know within a generation so what the fuck is the matter with these people going around shooting a... fireman? [cries]
Reporter: What does this have to do with the murder of your father?
Derek Vinyard: Because my father was murdered doing his job! Putting out a fire in fucking Nigger neighborhood. He shouldn't be giving a shit about. He got shot by a fucking drug dealer who probably still collects a welfare check!