America’s toughest mall cop is back. Fighting yet another black mob.
The last time we saw Darrien Long in February, he was confronting an abusive and violent black mob at a downtown Atlanta shopping center.
The mob threatened, cussed, assaulted, spit, challenged and called Long every racial and sexual epithet imaginable.
Long kept his cool. Then, even as he pulled out his Taser and one of his attackers went down, a video of the confrontation went up.
And Long became a hero.
“Do what you are supposed to do,” he told Atlanta’s WSB-TV, “or get what’s coming to you.”
Now Long is back, with another confrontation. This time the crowd is bigger. The stakes are higher. But the outcome is the same.
-- Colin Flaherty, March 19 WND article
Over the past few months, my e-mail inbox has been filled with the same viral video. Sent by friends, obviously shared many times over, the video depicts a lonely security guard near Underground Atlanta attempting to maintain a modicum of order so some level of commercial activity can exist at the Metro Mall.
With a video camera strapped to his chest, Darien Long has broadcast to the world the type of day-to-day tasks and demeanor necessary to provide security in what amounts to Third World conditions not far from Olympic Centennial Park.
There’s a reason the recently retired Neal Boortz lashed out that Atlanta needed a “few more dead thugs” a couple of years back, only to be excoriated by the compassionate left for doing so. When you watch Darien attempt to keep loiterers out of the Metro Mall in downtown Atlanta – in one case, having to use a taser on one woman as her three young children taunt him using foul language (warning: explicit language) – it’s only natural that you side with his version of “law and order.”
But it is in the actions of one man, Darien Long, that you see the type of mentality necessary to restore order from the chaos and anarchy of these urban areas.
-- John Rocker, March 25 WND column