Skip to comments.Homicide is a ‘devastating plague’ on black communities, and it is time we stop ignoring it | COMMENTARY
Posted on 06/01/2020 7:54:56 AM PDT by bitt
Theres lots of talk about being too tough on crime. As Michael Bloomberg ran for president earlier this year he faced criticism for his stop- and-frisk policy when he was the mayor of New York City.
Gov. Larry Hogan was at odds with the Maryland General Assembly during this years legislative session over his support of mandatory sentencing for gun violations. When Hillary Clinton ran for president nearly four years ago she was forced to apologize for once saying there were predators in the black community.
Likewise there are well meaning progressives who are concerned about discriminatory policing, crowding jails and prisons with black people, and the stereotyping of innocent African Americans.
The reality is that homicides in major cities including Baltimore are not race neutral. Of the more than three hundred people killed in the streets of Baltimore last year, just about all of them were African Americans. The shooters (killers) were most likely black as well. This is a devastating plague acutely affecting black communities across the country.
We must realize that some black people are a much greater threat to other black people than the Ku Klux Klan or the White Citizens Councils. The number of blacks gunned down in the streets by other blacks parallels our memories of the many blacks lynched in communities across the United States after Reconstruction. This is a devastating plague acutely affecting black communities across the country.
The killings continue even as the country faces a coronavirus pandemic that prompted the governor to place the state on a stay-at-home lockdown. No one is to go out unless it is for essentials such as groceries and prescription medications. The killings dont stop. Again it is mostly black victims.
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I used to care. Now...
I. Don’t. CARE.
So, blacks kill blacks and somehow it is someone else’s concern to solve?
... and to other than black people.
Some whites, too, but proportionally less, and with less cultural/media glorification.
Al Sharpton and the race hustlers won’t make any money going after blacks who kill other blacks.
And a lot of the donations to inner city government councils will dry up if they go after the gangs and crime.
81 shot in Chicago.
21 killed in Chicago.
I dont GAF anymore.
Sorry, not my yob. I don’t want my tax dollars going to these Democrat hell holes. They made the problem. They need to own it. They need to fix it. We are seeing every American city ruined. Let them kill each other.
Black Lives Matter!
Except to Black people.
YES! Put all those murderers in jail. Wait.... most of them are Black!
Stereotypes are based on behaviors common to a group. If the "innocent" don't wish to be stereotyped, they should deal with the behaviors in their own community.
I am not ignoring it. I don’t have anything to do with it one way or the other. If they want to kill each other. If they want to live like animals. It is their choice.
There has to be a low IQ violent gene they’re keeping out of the research publications. Generation after generation, it keeps being passed down.
IT HASN”T BEEN IGNORED!!!
The folks bringing up the issue that it is/has been a problem have been ignored!!!
Damn racism and white supremacist!
Taxpayers have been subsiding this through welfare. It's time to cut the cord.
Black on black violence. Yawn......ZZZZZZzzzzzz......
Let me guess. The prescriptions will be more taxes on the serfs, more handouts to the gibs, more affirmative action, more freebies.
Absent will be faith, intact families, deferred gratification, hard work - you know, all that makes up white privilege.
Blacks are killing each other. The (ghetto) black community needs to police and solve its own cultural problems. No one else can do it for them. In fact, its an insult to them to try.
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