Friday, August 15, 2014
Ferguson MO Follow Up
There may be those who do not understand the implications of yesterday's post so this one is to make what should be obvious clear. There were 115 homicides in St. Louis in 2013. 105 of them were African Americans, almost exclusively male. Generally speaking that is one dead black person every 3 to 4 days. I don't like doing the "x per day" thing because we know that these events tend to occur on weekends. We know that they tend to occur at night. For example the 80 or so shootings that happened in Chicago on a recent weekend. Knowing that 105 black people were killed (usually by other black people) in 2013 we shall assume that the rest of the homicides, all 8 of them, were white's of any gender. Eight. Eight white homicides a year is about 1 every 45 days. That is one homicide about every month and a half. 1 every 45 days vs. 1 every 3 days. Anyone want to guess why there are police running around black neighborhoods? Our collective behavior, including sheltering those who commit these crimes, and making excuses for those who do them (because none of them were killed while struggling over food, clothes or shelter) is what causes police to be in our communities in the first place. Does that mean that police have a license to shoot unarmed persons for no reason? Of course not. But how about this: The next time a black person is killed in Ferguson or elsewhere how about the community come out and riot in front of the place(s) the gang members hang out? How about trashing the homes of known gang members? Someone want revenge? How about offing one of the killer gang members in the neighborhood. You'll probably cut the crime rate by 15% if you off just one of them. See black folks don't really value black lives. Seriously. If black folks actually valued black lives, 98 black people would be alive today in St Louis. Because the black killers in that city would not be tolerated by the community. But no, black people don't care about black lives. What they care about is attention from and revenge on white folks. Let me repeat that: What they care about is attention from and revenge on white folks. This is not about the dead black boy. The dead black boy is only a vehicle for the real goal. In the end there will be some court case, as there should be. And even if the officer is convicted, in the time that is spent doing that, lets say a year, another 105 or so black people will be dead, and not from police. And this doesn't even include those shot, stabbed or beat down and survived. If you really want to end police violence in black communities, increase the peace.