On April 19, Freddie Gray’s death touched off protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. In May, the city had 42 homicides — which at that point, was among its deadliest months in decades. There were 29 homicides in June and another 45 in July. For the rest of the year, Baltimore averaged 31 homicides a month. [my underlines]In what society is a killing a day acceptable? Where are the protests?
Statistics show that 320 victims of homicide in Baltimore were black, 19 were white, three were Hispanic and two were listed as other. There were 22 women killed. In all, 322 adults and 22 juveniles were killed in 2015, including 10 children under the age of 10, and 12 children and teenagers from 10 to 17. Ninety-one of the homicide victims were from 18 to 24 years old, 133 were from 25 to 34, and five were 60 years old or older.320+19+3+2+22=366. One person dead. Every. Day. And these people in the Black Lives Matter movement claim that there is no such thing as "black on black crime" as an epidemic. The ISIS killers in France killed 128 people . Black people in Baltimore, and we're only counting Baltimore killed that many people over 5 months and doubled that number by the end of the year AND will likely do so again. Why do we tolerate this? Today is the observation of MLK Jr's birthday. A man who said that people should be judged by the content of their character. What kind of character, both individual and group, is more outraged, is more moved to action by the death of a single person, who sold drugs in our community, while in police custody, than the genocidal levels of killings at the hands of our own children? Now some may say "genocidal levels" is a bit strong. People often equate "genocide" with "extermination". That is not necessarily the case. One can use genocidal techniques to control a population. Genocide only requires the murder of large numbers of a given population. In 2012 the average class size in Baltimore was 34 students. Think about that. Every month, on average and entire classroom full of black people were killed. That's worse than the worst school shooting in American history, which took the lives of 20 children. If we look at the results and only examine the persons of school age (including college) we get 22 "juveniles" and 91 "18 to 24 year olds". That's a total of 113 persons of school age. That's 3/1/3 classrooms of dead future fathers husbands, workers, etc. gone. Poof! If we add in the 133 25-34 year olds, persons in what we consider the prime living years, that's another 4 classrooms gone. And that's THIS YEAR ALONE and in ONE CITY! If you are a parent or a teacher, when you go to school tomorrow with your child (or to teach them), I want you to imagine that 7-8 of those classrooms full of energetic children being gone. And then imaging knowing that another 7-8 of them will be gone next year. Doesn't that bother you? Are you now seeing why the BLM has everything WRONG?