Because…the illicit dope industry is replete with very risky blacks and black Hispanics.
As of this week, Chicago police have confiscated almost 4000 illegal guns since the beginning of the year. Yet despite that haul, gun violence in the country’s third largest city remains rampant.
Because they forgot to confiscate the Bellcurvii.
Overall, homicides are down from last year, but non-fatal shootings are harder to track.
Not necessarily harder to track, but covered up, for a reason. Because non-fatal shootings are a better acid test on how violent a place really is, homicides/murders aren’t because the ER doctors are getting better at saving gunshot victims.
Last summer Police embraced a plan based on a Yale sociologist’s theory that potential shooters and victims could be identified by analyzing shooting times and places. A so-called Heat List of likely shooters and victims was drawn up in high violence clusters. Officers then made unexpected home visits to people on the list who were associated with shooters and victims — even if they had no record of violence.
The program sparked charges of racial profiling, reigniting a smoldering resentment against aggressive police tactics. Mistrust reportedly reigned as cruisers pulled into driveways and neighbors spied on each other fearing they might be informants.
It’s called CompStat, and it’s a big turkey and a big failure. The reason it was implemented is because they’re afraid to do straight up racial profiling.
Police records use keywords like “gang related.” Gang members and some residents in bullet-scarred areas call it “police related.” Shooters boast how easy it is to get guns. But rival gangs have on several occasions agreed on truces.
Gangs, police, I get ‘em mixed up all the time. Sure, there are a lot of problems with today’s law enforcement that need to be fixed, but the cops are angels compared to black gang bangers.
“You can stop the violence,” says community organizer Wallace “Gator” Bradley, who has been recognized for brokering the peace. His street cred helped: Ex-chief security enforcer for the Gangster Disciples’ imprisoned leader. He now heads a coalition of anti-violence groups.
Yet another “former” gang banger who is now part of the cottage industry of anti-violence and gang mitigation. It should make anyone suspicious.
“When they say its gang related and you got gang leaders saying’ ‘hey we’re telling our guys to stop. We want to work with the community and law enforcement to help stop it’ And you (the city) tell them you don’t want to work with them – that creates the problem,” according to Bradley.
Tell gang bangers to stop gang banging is like telling a brick wall to stop blocking people. Gang bangers need to be violent because it’s a job requirement: Violence is the only way to enforce dope distribution territory on the streets.
Gator turned his life around persuaded the jailed gang leader to change the G.D. in Gangster Disciples to stand for Growth and Development. Gang leaders turned into get-out-the-vote activists.
That’s a bug, not a feature. That’s emblematic of how “above board” Chicago politics at the ward level in the black and Hispanic wards are so intertwined with street gangs that you can’t tell where the legit political structure ends and the gangs begin. And because the elected aldermen and women from those wards owe a lot to the gangs, and city government controls the CPD, do you think they’re going to let the CPD do what it needs to do to crack down on gangs? Hell no.
“It’s so easy to get guns here, so it’s going to be a magnet for crime,” says. “Out on the street, they get ‘em on the street (‘Just like that?) Yes, just like a kid goes to a candy store and gets a bottle of juice and a bottle of chocolate milk- he goes to the candy store to get a gun.”
“Nobody wants to face up to the fact that drugs and guns were deliberately dumped into the African-American community,” charges Stark, speaking on community cable station Can TV. “We don’t grow drugs in rooftop gardens in Chicago. We don’t manufacture guns in the basement. Somebody’s putting them there.”
Just because someone supposedly dumps a bunch of guns and drugs on you that were manufactured or grown in far away places doesn’t mean you have to use them. What they’re really admitting here is that black people have weak souls and no future time orientation.
Grassroots efforts to stem the violence have been spotty, but sometimes effective. The group Operation Ceasefire was credited with a significant drop in violent crime in 2011.
Have they been able to keep it up? What you can accomplish in one year, you should be able to accomplish in succeeding years. Every time I turn around, some Ceasefire operative is popped for this or that violent crime. Also, covering up violent crimes in the official stats had way more to do with the 2011 violent crime drop than anything.
It is hard to find local residents with a positive view of police tactics. Stop and frisk sparked controversy and court action in New York, but in Chicago it has always been standard operating procedure in the poorest pockets of the nation’s most segregated big city.
Chicago does not use SQF. It should.
Hundreds of grieving friends, family and neighbors of Shamiya Adams attended her funeral.
“For me its devastating,” mourned Brown. “First of all so senseless a killing. She was so young, so innocent…”
It was not senseless. Some gang banger who was already part of the kinds of programs that we are told are needed to stop gangs and crime shot at rival gang bangers out of a sense of retribution, and the bullet found its way to Shmiya Adams.
It would have been much simpler to cite TNB from the get-go.
That’s across the street from both City Hall and the Civil Courts, about a block away from the city jail, and until a handful of days ago, two blocks away from the PD HQ.
Because, when you gotta CO, you gotta CO, ya know.
A family who has been leaving their home in the Baden neighborhood at night to avoid random gun violence reports that their home was burglarized over the weekend.
There has to be some way to blame the NRA.
White man a victim of Knockout Martin Luther King, one of his assailants was a former student of his.
A few hours before, the scene of that crime as part of the path of an anti-violence march.
“It’s like a big family reunion.” Well, considering my theory, it might actually be a big family reunion.
Note to self: Never get into arguments with fake slumlords.
It says that the real landlord died, and she just stepped in his place and the tenants kept on giving her the rent. Didn’t any of them think to wonder if she had the legal authority to do so, and research to find out the answer? Though since the online encyclopedia of questionable credibility tells me that Brownsville, Brooklyn is 76% black and 17% Hispanic, and has a median household income of under $16,000, which in an expensive city like New York is like having a negative income, the apartment building probably isn’t filled with ambitions forward- and critical-thinking people. A long way from Park Slope, I guess.
The five pedestrians were working at the fruit cart on the corner of Germantown and Allegheny Avenues around 11:15 a.m. on Friday when a white Toyota 4Runner, stolen minutes earlier by two men, blew a tire and jumped the curb, Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. James Clark said.
The large SUV plowed into the group, skidded across a grassy lot and rammed head-on into a tree.
Thomas Reed, 10, drew his last breath on the street, Clark said. His 15-year-old sister Keiearra Williams was taken to Temple University Hospital where she died a short time later. Their 7-year-old brother, Terrence Moore, was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children where, despite doctor’s efforts, he died.
Both suspects fled the scene on foot after the crash. A manhunt is now underway. The suspect’s descriptions are not fully clear, but one was wearing a white T-shirt and basketball shorts. Police say he was armed with a gun. The other suspect is wearing an orange shirt and basketball shorts.
Authorities say the men may be injured from the crash and they have alerted all area emergency rooms to be on the lookout for anyone who comes in with car crash injuries.
Homicide detectives have also obtained some surveillance video from both scenes and plan to look for any identifying photos of the suspects.
1. They have surveillance video, so why aren’t we getting suspect descriptions more specific than T-shirts and shorts, like, duh, in the summer months? Though it’s not as if we don’t have a clue about any other distinguishing characteristics.
2. The crash injured them, yet they were able to flee the scene on foot. Since the crash injured them, their ability to flee on foot would have been significantly reduced. Yet nobody who saw this take place, all these fleet-footed speedster track stars and superior athletes, didn’t try to run after these two? They should have been easy to catch up to and tackle.
No matter, the cops caught up with them. Turns out that a rape is part of this crime spree that ended with the three kids being killed.
Tevin Lee seemed to be a West Side teen headed in the right direction, graduating from high school and working this summer at a job designed to help prevent community violence.
Charles Norman, who worked with Lee in the anti-violence program, described him as a very humble kid who was eager to learn.
“He was seeking out something more, something bigger than him that he wanted to be a part of,” Norman said. “He wanted to belong, and he cared. He has a big heart.”
Norman was stunned to learn Thursday morning that Lee had been charged in the latest shooting to rock Chicago – the killing of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams as she sat on the floor of a West Side apartment playing with friends on a sleepover. A stray bullet traveled through about a 1 1/2-inch opening in a window and struck her in the head.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said witnesses have identified Lee as the gunman who fired four or five shots toward that building last Friday night “without care or regard for the safety of anyone else.”
Lee, described by McCarthy as a known gang member, was trying to retaliate against rival gangbangers after an associate of his had been beaten up in a fist fight a few hours earlier, McCarthy said.
Okay, so I got it wrong. It’s not that he turned his life around then turned back, it’s that he never turned in the first place. The graduating from Piltdown Man school, working the no-responsibility welfare giveaway “summer job,” his “humility” and his “big heart” were probably all part of a front to con his probation officer.
Charles Norman? Stunned. Me? Not really.
How wild and out of control is the black undertow in Detroit?
Stop reading after the headline. I already know what the rest of the article says without having to read it:
* Rahm Emanuel and/or Garry McCarthy blames the NRA and the lack of social programs
* Someone implores the general public to snitch to the cops if they happen to know anything, to a group of people totally thrown into to a stop snitching no snitching mentality
* Good boy great athlete honor roll student fell in with the wrong crowd turning his life around
* Something something segregation
What you will not read:
* The truth, that the black undertow and a very weak criminal justice system in Chicago are the real causes of this.
Rochester, New York
U-City and Kirkwood
Bring sense to the senseless?
It wasn’t senseless.
Why did Cookie Thornton do what he did?
As I found out by keeping my ear to the ground, and writing about it for a medium that no longer exists, the answer is easy: Official Kirkwood did nothing but pander and grovel to Thornton every time he whined or bitched about something. The louder his whining got, the more intense Kirkwood’s pandering became, which in turn made Thorton’s whining louder, which in turn made Kirkwood pander more. It was a vicious cycle that was bound to end badly.
You wouldn’t know it to live in or go through Kirkwood, but it’s pound for pound the snootiest place in St. Louis County, and Official Kirkwood has always been BRA-happy.
Related: Carbon Copy
Got that right. Playing football is impossible if you’re DEAD.
“My little brother only 16 years old, like he only 16. He ain’t 19, he’s 16 years old,” said Terreca Parker, Thomas’ older sister. “He on his way to the 10th grade, just finished his first year in high school, can’t even play football no more. My little brother, he was a real good kid and he have a baby on the way. So you know, they just took his whole life from him.”
Because a 19-year old has lived so much longer and would ordinarily be so much closer to dying of natural causes than a 16-year old, such that murdering a 19-year old isn’t as wrong as murdering a 16-year old. I’d wonder if these people ever listen to themselves talk or think, except then I realize that she shared at least one parent with the above pictured, so we’re probably not dealing with Marie Curie.
Also note that he was about to become a father.
Je$$e sees Obama wanting to dump $4 billion on the Camps of the Saints, so he wants $2 billion for Bell Curve City Chicago.
First off, JJ is acting unusually politically naive, when he “seemed to fault President Barack Obama for funding priorities that appear to put immigrant children coming across the borders first.” JJ knows that the Democrat Party is in a maniacal drive to elect a new people, because he’s on their side on immigration political questions every time.
However, he does implicitly make a crucial confession with this: “If we can find $4 billion for those children — and we should — we can find $2 billion for Chicago. There are more children involved, and more have been killed, and more have been shot.”
What this proves is that the $4 billion Obama wants for the border “children” has nothing to do with deporting them or enforcing immigration law. It will be almost entirely gibsmedat, welfare, EBT cards, and on the side, a few dozen Congressional pork barrels.
He must not yet realize that if he gets what he wants, the NAACP and the cracker jack box theology degree black preachers in Indianapolis will fight it every step of the way.
Because, racial profiling, disparate impact, police brutality.
When you try to solve a racial problem in non-racial ways, you may not notice race, but eventually, race notices you.
He’s a good boy, and honor roll student, a good athlete, an aspiring rapper, who happened to fall in with the wrong crowd. But he was in the process of turning his life around. Besides, blame Bush.
Combine this with this.
Then throw on top of that the fact that police busts of ghetto dope houses are revealing lots and lots of Tide, Gain and other expensive liquid laundry detergents, that people and stores are having lots of problems with Tide and Gain being stolen from them, and it all adds up to the conclusion that expensive laundry detergent is now a medium of exchange in the illicit dope trade in Bell Curve City.
Now I tend to think that they’re stealing soap, deodorant and personal care items for the same reason.
Eleven kills and at least 60 other shoots over the long weekend. Official Chicago responds with the usual conga line of cliches.
Notice that of the eleven dead, one was named Shiquille and another was named Shaquille. I noticed this back in 2007, when “Shaquille” or some variant was starting to show up in the crime blotters of suspects or victims. What happened is that Shaquille O’Neal turned pro and became something in a household name in 1992, and therefore a lot of black women started naming their newborn sons “Shaquille” or some variant. They turned 15 in 2007, which is old enough in some states and in some circumstances to be named publicly when they’re arrested for violent crimes. That said, we are nine years away from a whole lot of “Barack” starting to show up in crime blotters; someone on AR has already said that this past school year’s kindergarten class was the first to have a lot of black boys named Barack, and this was the first class where this was going to be seen if there was a glut of black women naming their newborn sons Barack in 2008, so the whole thing is right on schedule.
Meanwhile, in a lame attempt to keep up, there were three kills and 13 other shoots in St. Louis this past weekend. But maybe it’s not so lame if you control for black population. Chicago has about five and a half times as many black people as St. Louis does in terms of raw numbers, so extrapolate St. Louis’s violent weekend up 5.5 times, and you get 16 kills and 71 shoots. We win.
Notice in the video provided in the first link the white cop saying how he can’t wrap his mind around someone doing this. My advice to him is not to try to wrap his mind around the actions of the mindless. Also notice the obligatory black reporter.
So let’s get this party started.
Since the shooting on Monday, his family said they do not dispute the fact that he participated in the crime, but they spent Tuesday searching for answers as to why the owner of the Step-N-Style clothing store fatally shot him.
“I want answers,” said Isiah Haggins Sr., father of Isiah Haggins Jr. “And I want the truth.”
This happens often after some honest white person has to dispatch some black thug to the Great Beyond out of fear for his life. The DUH-ceased thug’s FAMBLY starts yapping to the media, or uses the Al & Jesse Brigade as a proxy, about how “we wants answers” or “we wants da rest of da storiee” or “we want the TROOF.” Except all the answers you need are right there, and rarely is there a rest of the story. Your thug son threatened someone’s life and the someone defended his life. Of course, by “rest of the story,” Jamal Senior thinks that some CIA/KKK vast conspiracy had it out for Jamal Junior.
Haggins’ grandmother, Kay Haggins, wants to see Step-N-Style’s surveillance video as proof that her grandson posed a threat to the store owner.
“I want to know what happened, where he was shot?” she said. “Was it self-defense? Because it’s their word and he’s not here to speak for himself. We don’t know. We are just going by what (the store owner) said. I just want to know how my grandchild died.”
OTOH, when the video is released, they’ll probably claim that the CIA/KKK altered it.
“We have the right to defend ourselves. But nobody wants to harm a child,” one store owner said.
A “child,” such as the above pictured. Forgive me for not knowing any better, taking one glance at him and thinking, “grown man.”
Haggins’ family said he had been in some troubles in the past — he’d been expelled from Trotwood-Madison High School because of bad grades, behavior problems and for shoplifting
And probably a lot worse things in reality, though those things don’t appear on official school records. I’ve never heard of a suspension for bad grades.
but that he also was an intelligent, talented musician
His maternal grandmother, Carrie Gober, said her grandson produced other people’s music in her house
He made mixtapes for other ASIPRING RAPPERS.
he started hanging with the wrong crowd.
Everyone else he was hanging with was the wrong crowd, just not him. Nobody in the wrong crowd is actually part of the wrong crowd, it’s just that everyone in the wrong crowd just happened to fall in with the wrong crowd.
“He started hanging with some guys that I didn’t know. I just didn’t feel comfortable with the boys,” Gober said. “I told little Isiah that I didn’t feel comfortable with them. I didn’t know them. I didn’t trust them.”
So why didn’t you yank the chain, grandma?
“Just because he had dreds and tattoos, that doesn’t mean he was a thug,”
That’s true, if you use her particular choice of effect following cause. But reverse it, and it’s usually the case that the thug crowd likes dreds and tattoos.
He was a home baby. He loved to be home.
Low IQ blacks don’t seem to have much ambition for travel and exploration. Back in the days when Los Angeles had a substantial ghetto, there were lots and lots of ghetto blacks who never even saw the ocean with their own eyes.
What was going through his mind?
“I’za gonna make me a quick buck, dawg”
I had spoken to him that morning and we were supposed to hang out
Ah yes, the quintessential father/son activity, hanging out.
He wanted to go shopping, so he was going to call me back. He never called me back.
Well he did wind up going shopping. He just couldn’t get the usual business end of a barrel gibsmedat discount.
Honest mistake. :)
“If you knock someone out, you could think its a joke and you’ll hurt somebody – that person could die. And then your life is ruined for some stupidity that you and your friends think is fun. It’s just not worth it.”
If you wanted to scare them, you should have said that they run the risk of picking the wrong victim, one who is carrying. Bye bye T-More’j. It’s a lot easier to scare Africanus Bellcurvius with threats of immediate death than lifetime incarceration, the latter escapes their lack of future time orientation, as you yourself just noticed.
Not quite sure how this is going to turn out.
Liberty City = Bell Curve City. The First 48 films a lot in Liberty City. That should tell you all you need to know.
They tell us a lot about the firearms used, getting one crucial detail wrong in the process, but they’re coy about some of the crucial details about the “people” involved. For that, you have to ferret out context clues, like:
* The names of some of the people involved
* The fact that hardly anyone wanted to snitch, no snitching, must not snitch, snitches get stitches beat in the britches and put in ditches
* That it was pretty much a drive by, involving a dark SUV (probably a black Escalade)
* The fact that “hanging out and drinking with friends” is the nightly pastime during the summer months for twentysomethings who live in Liberty City (note this shooting took place at 2:30 AM, when most gainfully employed first world people are sleeping or working)
* All the other previous shootings in that area, some involving dice games, and some that couldn’t be brought to court for unreliable witnesses
Add it all up? Always bet on black.
As you know, this was once my “drunk at 3 AM” White Castle.
It’s no longer my drunk at 3 AM White Castle. For one, I gave up drinking quite some time ago.
For another, Bellcurvius.
Suspect made. Didn’t getting that neck tattoo hurt?