There are no heroes that will save you.
No Justice League.
Men and women, watching. Many knowing something is horribly, horribly wrong. Many others turning away, instinctively understanding the truth is forever blinding; forever removing the thin veneer of some hope in an American Dream.
Millburn, New Jersey is one of those cities where some vestige of an ‘America’ survives, though modernity is increasingly encroaching upon this Whitopia. [Video: Home invasion, beating stuns Millburn, The Jersey Journal, June 26, 2013]:
Perched on the mantel, a nanny cam quietly records a young mother and her 3-year-old daughter watching cartoons in the living room of their Millburn home.
A crash breaks over the sound of the television and the mother casually walks out of the edge of the frame to investigate. Suddenly, a man bursts into view, lunging and swinging at her head. He punches her in the face over and over again. He kicks her in the head, throws her to the floor, puts her in a headlock. Then he throws her like a rag doll down the basement stairs.
Millburn police Tuesday released the graphic video captured from a hidden surveillance camera, in hopes of identifying the suspect in a violent home invasion last Friday morning that has traumatized a family and put a town on edge.
A $5,000 reward was offered by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for information leading to an arrest. At the same time, the Essex County Prosecutor’s major crimes task force is assisting Millburn with the investigation, said Thomas Fennelly, the county’s chief assistant prosecutor.
Police were shocked by the brutality of the crime.
"People come here because it’s a safe town," said Capt. Michael Palardy, a veteran officer on the Millburn Police Department, who said he can’t even remember the last home invasion.
The video shows the intruder making three trips upstairs to rifle through the family’s belongings, while repeatedly assaulting the woman, kicking her, punching her and yanking her by the hair.
Throughout the attack, which occurred at about 10:30 a.m., there is an eery quiet. The mother silently takes the blows, screaming only once. She later told police she didn’t want to traumatize her daughter who sat on the living room couch during the attack, quietly clutching her blanket. Her 18-month-old son slept upstairs, unaware.
The mother allowed the release of the video to make sure the man is caught before he attacks anyone else, police said. Her name has been withheld to protect her identity.
Neighbors in the leafy, affluent Essex County suburb said the violence of the attack stunned them.
"We always felt safe here," said Jeanne Mixon, who has lived across the street from the victim’s house for 14 years. "My kids walked around at night. We didn’t worry."
"I’m so scared now," said Luz Albarado, who’s lived in the neighborhood since 2001. "I never saw anything like that."
Shirley Lukawitz has lived in Millburn for 13 years and said she’s never heard of neighbors being robbed — let alone being victims of such a vicious attack — until now.
"It’s a little scary," said Lukawitz, 81, who lives on Cedar Street, the next street over from the victim.
The attacker was black.
The home this black male invaded belongs to a white family.
He attacked a young white mother, while her three-year-old watched cartoons.
Wikipedia tells us this about Millburn:
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 20,149 people, 6,813 households, and 5,553 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,161.3 inhabitants per square mile (834.5 /km2). There were 7,106 housing units at an average density of 762.2 per square mile (294.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 80.17% (16,154) White, 1.63% (329) Black or African American, 0.03% (6) Native American, 15.66% (3,155) Asian, 0.02% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.51% (103) from other races, and 1.97% (397) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% (703) of the population.
Only 1.63 percent of the population is black.
But to notice the racial dynamics of the home invasion makes you the bad guy (right Paula Deen?).
To notice the racial dynamics of criminality nationwide (or be suspicious of those who fit the description of your typical criminal, as George Zimmerman did) makes you an individual worse than the black gentleman engaging in the home invasion.
Just remember this: in the words of Kansas, ‘nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.’
The pendulum will swing; Black-Run America (BRA) will end.
When that happens?
It will be just us.
No heroes will save you.