The False Narrative: South Bend Shooting

Arkansas man shot in Indiana in dispute over Confederate Battle Flag

By Hunter Wallace

Just the other day, I warned that politicians were stirring up racial tension and tolerating black mob violence. I warned that the climate of anti-Southern hate was spiraling out of control. I pointed out how Malik Shabazz had called in Charleston for new Denmark Veseys to rise up and “finish off” the slave masters.

I said that there had been a number of events which have recently happened that are a cause for serious alarm: dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Confederate monuments have been vandalized, a black shooter opened fire on a Confederate flag rally in Ocala, FL, the #NoFlaggingChallenge has taken the vandalism of Confederate flags onto private property, there have been cases of rocks and bottles being thrown at Confederate flag parades or guns pointed at pro-Confederate demonstrators, and we know of at least three black-on-white mob attacks over the Confederate flag in Columbia, SC and Texas. I also pointed out that black majority governments in Memphis and Atlanta want to dig up Nathan Bedford Forrest from his grave and vandalize Stone Mountain respectively.

Now it appears that the New Black Panther Party’s call for “new Denmark Veseys” has been answered with blood in South Bend, Indiana:

“SOUTH BEND — A 28-year-old man was shot Thursday night on Fassnacht Avenue after a confrontation that, according to several witnesses, started after the man displayed a Confederate flag and used racial slurs outside a neighborhood convenience store. …

The man told police he was in his white Ford Explorer when he got into the dispute with the three young men, who were on foot. At one point, one of the young men drew a pistol and fired several shots at the Explorer, hitting the 28-year-old man in the upper back and one cheek, Trent said.

Police learned that the three young men, including the possible gunman, drove away from the scene in a red Pontiac Grand Prix with chrome rims.

Jessie Chembers, a longtime worker at the J & J convenience store on Fassnacht, said he witnessed the incident.
Chembers said the 28-year-old man, who is white, was driving west on Fassnacht when he stopped his vehicle, with a Confederate battle flag attached, in front of the store and started yelling racial slurs at a group of black people standing outside. At one point, as people shouted at him to leave, the man pulled out a long knife or machete in a black case, Chembers said.

The 28-year-old man eventually started to pull away in his Explorer, then reversed back toward the crowd, and a young man fired several shots from a handgun, Chembers said. A few moments later, the Explorer stopped on the west side of Birdsell Street, facing south, where the 28-year-old man exited the vehicle, Chembers said.”

There are several conflicting reports in this story:

“Beyond those main facts, police say reports vary widely about what led up to the violence.

“A lot of the components of the story are opposing one another,” Capt. Phil Trent of the South Bend Police Dept. said Friday. “Instead of this puzzle having 20 pieces, it has 500.”

Police could not confirm the role that a Confederate flag may have played in the shooting.

But friends and family told NewsCenter16 that Dillman was sporting a version of the Confederate flag off the side of his Ford Explorer at the time of the incident. They said the flag had a U.S. Army emblem and writing and was mounted to the back or side of the car.

Dillman, an army veteran from Arkansas, was visiting a friend who lived on Birdsell Street when the incident took place.

“He was driving over here and he got down the corner a bunch of people started yelling at him about the flag,” Dillman’s friend, Cally Baker said. “I don’t know exactly what they we’re saying but I can assume Richard was yelling back at them.”

Other witnesses at the scene described an exchange of racial slurs.

“I see this huge Confederate flag and some guys yelling slurs,” said witness J.J. who asked not to use his last name. “I couldn’t tell what slurs were going back and forth.”

Accounts from this point vary widely. …”

According to a friend of Richard Dillman, he isn’t a racist.

Dillman, who is from Arkansas, was in South Bend visiting his friend. He stopped at a convenience store in what appears to be a black neighborhood to ask for directions. A group of blacks became hostile and started yelling racial slurs. Dillman responded in turn and attempted to leave the area. The hostile crowd of blacks ripped the Confederate Battle Flag off his truck and shot him twice in the mouth and the upper back.

The SPLC has condemned the C of CC for for spreading what it calls a “false narrative of a victimized white majority under siege by allegedly violent people of color in the United States.” We will have more on this story as it develops.

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  • Celestial Time

    We already know what happened. We’ve seen this shit thousands of times before. White guy drives in the vicinity of feral blacks who’ve taken offense to some kind of display of his supposed White Privilege, whether that be a flag, the music he was listening to, driving a vehicle through their neighborhood, or the simple fact that he dared to be White around them. The negroes yell at him with some “white boy/cracker” ebonics-laden epithets(possibly even throwing stuff at his vehicle) and act like negroes usually do when in packs and out in public. The White guy doesn’t immediately run away or ask for forgiveness, but instead gives the yard apes the same mouthy treatment he was receiving from them. He probably started to drive away and, like pack animals usually do, they become a little more bold when sensing that’s he’s running away and try to instigate things even further. Maybe they threw something at the truck and he then stopped the truck, and that’s when they started shooting. I’ve actually seen this kind of thing play out with my own eyes countless times before. It’s astonishing how blacks separated by hundreds and even thousands of miles all act the same.

    NEVER underestimate how far negroes will go in order to play the victim. The yard apes couldn’t even get their stories straight immediately after the incident.

    It’s only a matter of time before the “wrong” people are targeted by these savages. We’re talking months away now, probably not years. Negroes are gonna pull this crap and kill the wrong guy’s wife or child and there will be what amounts to the culling of an entire community before police and media even realize what’s happening. It will probably go much further than that before they finally have to admit what’s happening. I predict that it’s not going to be guns that will set off the initial phase of removing these predatory animals from society.

  • anon

    The media and anti-white hate groups like the SPLC are inciting this. I assume they want white people to over-react to the provocation and use that as an excuse for Reconstruction 2.0 (which would be practice for repeating the same against white people in the north later).

    And as the economy continues to decline it’ll get worse.

    The important thing (imo) is to only react proportionately to the provocation while building up numbers by opening people’s eyes to the fact this is a direct attack on them as an ethnic group – things like the flag are just excuses to attack them for their race and ethnicity.

  • Christine

    Years ago you could be in a black neighborhood and ask for directions. I flew to Philly and the cab driver left me off in South Philly, the wrong station (of course) and I was in the middle of zillions of black guys standing on house stoops and asked them for directions how to get out of that neighborhood and they were all nice. I wouldn’t count on this happening these days.

  • Respectfully, anon- we’ve been in Reconstruction 2.0 ever since the 1960s. It was just more subtle and insidious this time. With the advent of Barack 0bama, everything came right out in the open. I’d say this is about communists even more than Blacks, but abolitionists were proto-communists, after all. Most Blacks are dupes. ”Civil rights” is just the means to an end.

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  • Billy Ray Jenkins

    The only reason Reconstruction Part One ended was because of the South’s brave resistance and the high cost. Once Northern Whites began to understand what abuses were going on most of the Radicals were voted out and society moved on. Posse Comatitus in 1878 closed the door, for a time.

    The thing with Reconstruction was it didn’t end, it just went behind the Ivy-covered walls just like the French Revolution, it never ended just went into academia. It took years of propaganda and indoctrination and a consolidation of Federal Power to make it begin again. In 1903 Secretary of War Elihu Root, and Representative Charles Dick of Ohio, citing the problems with State Militias during the Spanish-American War passed the Dick Act which was known as the Militia Act of 1903 which established the official state militia known as the National Guard. The President was given the ability to Federalize the National Guard without the permission of State Governors.

    It is highly doubtful what happened in Dixie in the 50’s and 60’s would have happened the way it did without the Militia Act. This act was sold to the American public as streamlining the state militia system but was something else altogether.