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To truly honor Black History Month, let’s see how the so-called area of Black Wall Street is doing nearly 100 years later. [As dollar stores move into cities, residents see a steep downside, Washington Post, 2-15-19]:

A black elected official in Tusla – home to the so-called Black Wall Street nearly a century ago – is fighting to ensure no more Dollar General’s are built in her district because of racism…

Vanessa Hall-Harper, a lifelong resident of this city’s poorest area, has viewed the opening of dollar stores in recent years with trepidation. The stores were a reminder of the blight, she said, and they blocked grocers and others from opening. So when she was elected to the City Council, she fought back, ushering in restrictions on new stores.

“The community said, ‘We don’t want any more dollar stores,’ ” she said. “We need grocery stores, clothing, shoes — things that you need to live.”

Tulsa is one of several cities grappling with uncomfortable questions from the rise of dollar stores in urban America. These stores have gained attention as success stories in the country’s most economically distressed places — largely rural counties with few retail options. Two main chains, Dollar General and Dollar Tree (which owns Family Dollar), operate more than 30,000 stores nationally and plan to open thousands more, vastly outnumbering Walmarts and other retailers.

In cities, dollar stores trade in economic despair, with many residents saying they are a vital source of cheap staples. But as the stores cluster in low-income neighborhoods, some residents worry the stores deter other business, especially in neighborhoods without grocers or options for healthful food. The Institute for Self-Reliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, argued in a December report exploring the effect of dollar stores in Tulsa that “there’s growing evidence that these stores are not merely a byproduct of economic distress. They’re a cause of it.” Dollar stores rarely sell fresh produce or meats, but they can undercut grocery stores on prices of everyday items, often pushing them out of business.

In Tulsa and elsewhere, the questions are whether dollar stores are the last retail option for low-income America — and whether restrictions like Hall-Harper’s can make a difference.

The companies say their target customers depend on them for items as basic as toilet paper, especially in areas where no other retailers will venture.

“The Dollar General customer is in a permanent recession, and we want to help them,” its former chief executive Cal Turner Jr. said last year on Fox Business.

Where dollar stores flourish

More than a century ago, a stretch of North Tulsa was dubbed “Black Wall Street” for its booming black-owned businesses. Much of that prosperity was wiped out during one of the worst episodes of racial violence in American history. In May 1921, a white mob set fire to hundreds of businesses and homes, killing as many as 300 people and scorching 40 blocks.

Many residents say the divide created by that massacre continues to this day. Development has largely shifted southward, including the wealthiest neighborhoods and ritziest shopping districts.

With fewer options for fresh food and health care, people in a North Tulsa Zip code have an average life expectancy of 11 years less than those in South Tulsa, according to a 2015 city report.

Hall-Harper has made North Tulsa’s lack of fresh food a priority. She was elected in 2016 in District 1 — where she grew up and lives with her police officer husband and teenage daughter.

Hall-Harper said she’s not against the dollar store altogether. But their unstoppable rise, she said, keeps grocers from opening. Supermarkets in the area have consistently failed, and there are few smaller bodegas or markets.

Tulsa’s nine council districts average six dollar stores apiece. But in District 1, where there are nine, residents are at a double disadvantage. “Other communities have access to quality grocery stores,” Hall-Harper said. “Mine is the only one that does not.”

Hall-Harper said the disparity is also racial. According to a citywide 2018 Gallup poll, nearly three times the percentage of black residents — 46 percent — say they have trouble finding stores that sell fresh food, compared with whites and Hispanics.

In 2017, Hall-Harper advocated for a six-month moratorium on new dollar stores in parts of District 1, which the council approved. In April, she led the call to restrict the stores, which also passed. Any new store within certain areas of District 1 can’t be within a mile of an existing one.

But even among those who see a need for more fresh food, not everyone agrees that targeting dollar stores is the right tactic.

Jack Henderson, who represented District 1 on the council before Hall-Harper, said dollar stores are crucial. The last Dollar General to open is across the street from a senior citizens home. That store, Henderson said, is a lifeline to residents. The restrictions mean that other businesses “would think, ‘hey, if they don’t want them, they probably don’t want us either,” he said.

Grocery chains do a lot of market research before opening up a new location, to ensure to shareholders they will turn a profit and not close due to theft and shrinkage. Dollar General fills a much needed market void, that somehow this elected black official in Tusla – the same city where the vaunted Black Wall Street once purportedly flourished but mysteriously has yet to take flight again in nearly a century – deems a threat to a grocery chain opening up in the area.

News flash Mrs. Hall-Haper: grocery chains have done risk assessments, analyzed your community for potential expansion and performed in-depth evaluations for opening up a new location.

They’ve all passed.

But for Dollar General to dare fill a much needed market void in heavily black areas – including the former Black Wall Street – is tantamount to a modern-day lynching…

Noticing America’s demographic trends and the waning of white America, it should be obvious to any sound investor an investment in Dollar General’s stock would be a wise long-term move.

 
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Not one.

Not a single one.

Of all the media outlets in Kansas City, none dared show a picture of Barbara Harper. In not one of the local news affiliate broadcast (ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC) did a newscast show her face when they described how she died.

Not one.

Not a single one.

Rest in peace, Barbara

Barbara Harper was a 71-year-old white woman. She was wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She was returning home from her work on the nightshift at her job with the United States Postal Service. She was murdered by a black man who mistook her car for one he had previously engaged in a shooting incident with at a strip club.

Seventy-one years on this earth, only to be end because a black gang-banger mistook your car for one he had previously been in a shooting incident with at a strip club.

Not one.

Not a single one.

Of all the media outlets in Kansas City, none dared show a picture of Barbara Harper. [71-year-old woman killed in KC shooting was victim of mistaken identity, police think, KansasCity.com, 1-17-19]:

A 71-year-old woman found shot and killed on Interstate 70 just east of downtown Kansas City may have been targeted by mistake, according to police.

Murder charges filed Thursday against a man accused in the shooting said the victim,

Making sense why the local media in Kansas City never showed a picture of Barbara… this is the man who murdered her in a case of “mistaken identity”

may have been shot after being mistaken for someone else who was involved in an earlier shooting incident near a Kansas City strip club.

Surveillance camera footage from the area of the shooting led Kansas City police to 25-year-old Dakkota Siders, according to court documents.

Siders, of Independence, was charged Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, unlawful possession and use of a firearm and delivery of a controlled substance.

Harper was shot while driving on Interstate 70 near the Paseo, according to the documents. Her car ran off the road and into an embankment.

Detectives obtained video from a number of surveillance cameras to show the shooting and a suspect vehicle speeding from the area.

They were also able to obtain the car’s license plate number and trace it to Siders, according to the documents.

Officers were watching the address when Siders drover up in a car matching the car seen on the surveillance videos.

When he was arrested, Siders was carrying one 9mm handgun in his waistband and another under his armpit, the charges allege.

Police obtained a search warrant for his house, where they found another handgun, two bullet-resistant vests and about three pounds of marijuana.

During the investigation, detectives learned of a disturbance where shots were fired outside the Shady Lady at 2800 East 12th Street shortly before Harper was killed.

Surveillance footage there showed a silver car and a white car speeding from the scene. Siders was driving a silver car when he was arrested, and Harper’s car was white.

Officers recovered 9mm shell casings at both shooting scenes, and testing determined that they had been fired from the same gun, the charges allege.

Detectives said they think Harper was targeted because her car resembled the one involved in the Shady Lady incident.

The only reason we know Barbara Harper was a white woman is because of the incredibly moving obituary found at DignityMemorial.com, which includes a video tribute memorial to her. She left behind a wonderful, growing family, murdered by a black male seeking retribution against what ended up being the wrong car and the wrong occupant.

And not one.

Not a single one.

Not a single Kansas City news outlet, print or local newscast, dared showed her photo.

Were white privilege, implicit bias and systemic racism real, we’d not only see have seen Barbara Harper’s photo in every newscast in Kansas City and on the front pages of the newspaper in the city, but her murder (yet another black-on-white homicide) would be the lead story on every national nightly newscast and fodder for late night hosts and cable news programs.

As it is, this is probably the only place you’ll read about Barbara Harper, a 71-year-old white woman who was murdered by a black male, in what local news are calling a case of mistaken identity.

Rest in peace, Barbara.

 
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Previously on SBPDL: Water (“Is a Human Right That White People Must Pay for”) World: The NAACP Gets Involved on Behalf of 83% Black Detroit Citizen’s Refusal to Pay Their Water Bills

How much do you pay for your water bill each month?

Take your time.

Track down the amount.

In the 70 percent black city of Baltimore, blacks paying their water bills is quickly becoming a thing of the past…

We’ll still be here.

Find it?

Alright, now envision residing in 70 percent black Baltimore and having elected officials (primarily black) who advocate on your behalf to ensure paying water bills is a nuisance you’ll no longer have to endure. [Baltimore lawmakers push to end tax sales over water bills, WTOP.com, 1-31-19]:

No one should lose their home for a past-due water bill. That’s the notion behind legislation filed by state Sen. Mary Washington (D-Baltimore City) and supported by nearly the entire city delegation in the General Assembly.

Senate Bill 96, The Water Taxpayer Protection Act of 2019, would make permanent a current law that prohibits foreclosure tax sales for homes with delinquent water bills in the city. The General Assembly passed a bill last session that has been in place since Oct. 1, but is set to expire at the end of this year.

“I believe it’s just fundamentally wrong to take a person’s home for an unpaid water bill,” Washington said before a hearing Wednesday on the bill at the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee.

Washington was joined in advocating for the legislation by faith leaders, advocates for consumers and low-income Baltimoreans, and city residents who have found their homes snarled in some of the thousands of tax sale notices posted each year.

A separate city moratorium put in place by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) has stopped sending owner-occupied property to tax sale lists, and no property has been foreclosed on due only to water liens in the past three years, according to a Department of Legislative Services analysis.

Senate Bill 96 would permanently ban the tax lien foreclosures of all residential properties and places of worship. The bill would also stop delinquent water bills from contributing to a home or church’s eligibility for tax sale when combined with other past-due bills.

The legislation could decrease city revenues by about $5 million annually, according to a fiscal and policy analysis.

After the narrower city moratorium last year, 3,528 owner-occupied residential properties were removed from the annual tax sale, representing about $5.7 million in liens not sold.

In information provided to legislative analysts, the city said that the threat of foreclosure has helped to recover significant unpaid fees. In the 2017 fiscal year, the city sent final notices to 7,000 properties with $13.3 million in delinquent payments, the analysis showed. About $9.3 million was collected before tax sale and $6.4 million was collected through tax sale that year.

As of last week, there were about 18,189 residential properties in the city with unpaid water and sewer obligations of $61.6 million. An additional 107 properties registered as “places of worship” had delinquent bills totaling $691,000.

But Washington and others testified Wednesday that the city’s water billing system is frequently inaccurate and unaccountable. Church officials and homeowners sent the committee testimony about paying off multi-thousand dollar bills they didn’t believe they were liable for to save their properties.

Molly Amster, Baltimore director of Jews United for Justice, said the organization has been working for years to address inaccuracy in city water bills. Then she got a $1,700 water bill one month that she tried to dispute for months until her home was put on the tax sale list.

The issue was resolved and her home was saved, but Amster later learned that the bank holding her home mortgage would now charge her an additional $100 a month in escrow payments because her presence on a tax sale list made her a bigger liability.

Kimberly Armstrong, who lives in the Belair-Edison neighborhood, disputed two hefty water bills, one for $1,400 and one for $2,500. Her mortgage company paid off the balance so she would not lose her home, but her mortgage payment has now more than doubled and making payments has caused financial and emotional strain, she told the committee.

Supporters of the bill say the problems with billing and increasing water rates in the city disproportionately affect black, low-income and older city residents.

City water rates have doubled since 2012 and are approved to increase by 30 percent over the next three years. Brooke Harper, legislative director for the NAACP Maryland State Conference, said more than one-third of Baltimore homes are being billed more than the United Nations-defined standard of affordable water service — no more than 3 percent of household income.

Other organizations that testified in favor of the bill include the AARP, Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition and Homeless Persons Representation Project.

Baltimore is not Democrat run.

Baltimore is black-run, for the expressed benefit of blacks, and only blacks.

Paying your water bill is a problem only white people must be burdened with in 2019.

 
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James Fulford at VDare asks the question not one corporate media outlet will dare consider when covering the latest mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois: did the recently fired Gary Martin, a black male with a criminal record disqualifying him from owning a firearm, target whites in his shooting spree?

They were murdered in the latest shooting by a black male. The New York Times, in a shocking moment of credulity, admitted 75 percent of mass shooters in America are black. [A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening: Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities. And most of the lives they scar are black., New York Times, 5-23-16]

Four of the five dead are white males, with the other victim being Hispanic: Trevor Wehner, Clayton Parks, Russell Beyer, and Josh Pinkard were white men. Vicente Juarez was Hispanic. [Aurora shooting: Victims identified in shooting at Henry Pratt Company; gunman was terminated employee, 6ABC.com, 2-16-19]:

Martin has six prior arrests in Aurora, according to a statement issued by APD Saturday, “including arrests for traffic and domestic violence related issues.” He was most recently arrested in 2017 by the Oswego Police Department for Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Damage to Property, the APD statement said.

Four of the Five victims of the black mass shooter in Aurora were white males. Here are two of them.

Martin had also been convicted of felony Aggravated Assault in Mississippi in 1995, a charge that appeared when he applied for a Concealed Carry permit but may not have appeared when he applied for and was given a FOID card in 2014. His FOID card was later revoked because of this felony conviction.

Martin is believed to have been the only shooter.

There was a large law enforcement presence at Martin’s apartment as investigators try to determine his motive and whether any part of this attack may have been planned. SWAT teams and a bomb squad swarmed the parking lot of the otherwise nondescript apartment complex.

“You never know who you’re living with,” said Patrick, a neighbor.

Technicians worked with a robot, sending it into the gunman’s apartment to look for anything, perhaps hazardous, that might give them a clue as to what led up to the shooting.

Gary Martin was a black male who engaged in a mass shooting of primarily whites in Aurora

Investigators are trying to piece together a clearer picture of who Martin is.

“He didn’t seem odd,” Patrick said. “He kind of kept to himself. Never really saw him with anybody. Just kind of strange.”

“People are saying like he’s weird. He wasn’t weird. He’s a good person,” said Sherry Spears.

With tears running down her face, Spears described Martin – who she called Ted – as a kind, old friend.

“Just in school, we hung out in school. Knowing him, he left town and came back, but he ain’t no bad person,” she said.

While investigators search his belonging and electronics for clues, Spears offered a little insight.

“People are tired, depressed, so much going on. I wish the city of Aurora had something for people with mental health,” she said.
Martin was a veteran assemblyman at the century-old valve plant. Law enforcement sources told the ABC7 I-Team he was summoned to a meeting room where he was told he was being fired. He responded with a pistol, opening fire on the executives in the room, and then took his anger to the plant floor where dozens of his coworkers were still on the lines.

“Next thing you know, he went walking back in front and we heard more shots and that’s when we just left the building, and he started opening up on the room and he was just shooting everybody,” said John Probst, witness and survivor, who has worked at the plant for 40 years.

Gary Martin’s motivations will be concealed and covered-up, just as the black shooter’s (Bryce Williams) manifesto was hidden from public consumption after his on-air murder of white journalist Alison Parker and white cameraman Adam Ward in 2015. Williams goal was a race war.

The corporate media will completely drop the coverage of this story, because a black mass shooter and dead white males at his hands won’t generate the kind of anti-2nd Amendment sympathy necessary to cause more states to enact gun control.

Rest in peace, Trevor, Russell, Josh, Clayton and Vicente.

 
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John Derbyshire’s The Talk is vital reading.

Absolutely vital reading for helping white Americans who might not understand how to interact with Africans in America.

Especially for whites who live in a majority black city like Lagrange, Georgia (located halfway between Atlanta and Montgomery, Al. on Interstate 85). [Teenage suspect identified in murder of LaGrange father, Fox5Atlanta.com, 2-15-19]:

Police have identified a suspect wanted for murdering a LaGrange father of two who was shot and killed when giving two strangers a ride over the weekend.

According to LaGrange police, 24-year-old James Jake Ponder was with a friend on Troup Street to purchase a firearm when two strangers asked him for a ride. During the ride, police say the suspects attempted to rob Ponder and shot him. They also say they believe the firearm purchase was a set up for Ponder to be robbed.

After an investigation, police identified one of the suspects as 17-year-old LaGrange resident Travis McFarland. Warrants have been released for McFarland’s arrest for murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

“He was trying to do a favor and lost his life. That’s just tragic. He was somebody’s son, somebody’s father and he didn’t deserve this,” said Alisha Green, a LaGrange resident who was one of Ponder’s tattoo clients.

Sergeant Nelson told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner a friend who was riding with Ponder Saturday night did not get a good look at the men who shot Ponder.

Police have not released the friend’s name for safety reasons, but insist he has been cooperative with police since he rushed Ponder to the hospital Saturday night.

Ponder had a 2-year-old daughter, a 7-month-old son and a wife named Layla. She was too distraught to talk on camera, but did describe her husband as an “amazing father and the first and only love of my life of her life.”

“My heart aches at the thought of burying the love of my life, the father of my two kids, my best friend, and my first love. He was my safe place no matter what we went through. I never imagined my life without him,” Layla said in a statement to FOX 5 News.

Rest in peace, Jake Ponder. For all those still on the fence, understand Derbyshire wrote his The Talk to save lives.

Read it.

Live it.

And thrive.

 
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The corporate media has spent the past month dedicating story after story on the Covington Catholic boys and now the exposed hate hoax of Jussie Smollet of Empire fame. There were no white hillbillies yelling “This is MAGA country” participating in an attack on Smollet in subzero temperatures in Chicago at 2 a.m., though the corporate media was happy to report the obvious hoax as fact.

Why? To proliferate the anti-white mindset.

Rest in peace, Gregory.

Meanwhile, yet another hardworking white person ended up the victim of a shocking crime our authorities are quick to classify as “random.” [Retired husband, father killed during 100-mile chase was returning from card game with friends: Gregory Price was coming back to Florissant when he encountered a suspect in a bi-state chase who took his life, KMOV.com, 2-13-19]:

A 67-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night when he found himself in the path of a fugitive in the midst of a 100-mile police chase.

Gregory Price, who lives in Florissant, was returning home from a card game with friends in Panama, Illinois when suspect Leslie K. Austin attempted to steal his car.

Price, who retired from his job at the NGA three years ago, plays Euchre with friends every Tuesday and Wednesday night. He was coming home to his family sometime after 10 p.m. when he encountered Austin, who had been running from police for nearly three hours.

Shortly before 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, police in Jefferson City received calls for shots being fired in the area of 500 block of East Elm Street. The callers told police that a blue SUV was seen speeding away from the area.

Police said they spoke with witnesses, who helped them identify Austin, who lived in Jefferson County, as a suspect. No gunshot victims were found at any local hospitals.

According to police, deputies in Franklin County spotted the blue SUV just after 9 p.m. on Highway 50 near Highway 47 and gave chase.

Austin’s vehicle then reportedly sped down Interstate 44 into downtown St. Louis and went across the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois around 9:35 p.m. According to authorities, an adult and child were kidnapped out of Jefferson City and able to escape Austin’s car when the chase was on Route 140 near Shore Creek in Illinois. Police said their escape was made possible after tire deflation devices stopped the vehicle.

After the victims escaped, Austin saw Price driving on Route 140 and attempted to carjack him. In the process, Austin shot and killed Price, but was unable to take his car.

Illinois State troopers said Austin continued firing at them after his failed attempt to take Price’s car and they fired back. Austin was found dead once the pursuit ended. Authorities said it is unknown if Austin died of a gunshot wound or if he was killed by shots fired by the officers.

When Price didn’t return at his normal time, his wife became worried and went out looking for him. It wasn’t until 3 a.m. her family was informed of his death. Price also leaves behind a 28-year-old son.

All Gregory Price was trying to do was get home to his wife after spending an evening with friends playing a card game, an action performed on a ritualistic basis for years.

Gregory Price was a law-abiding citizen, who spent his life doing what was right, only to have it end in an attempted car jacking.

All this happened right, smack-dab in the literal middle of America.

No where is safe in this landmass that used to be the United States of America.

This is the type of murder the corporate media is entirely uninterested in pursuing.

Defaming Catholic boys wearing MAGA hats is a horse of a different color to them, though…

 
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Minneapolis is 64 percent white.

The city is 18 percent black.

Did you know the rate of those wounded by gun violence in the city is actually higher for black women than it is for white males?

It’s true. [Black women caught in the crossfire of Minneapolis gun violence, MPRNews.org, 1-3-19]

Why not just make it illegal to pull black drivers over? That’s coming, if true social justice is implemented…

An MPR News analysis of Minneapolis shootings from January 2016 through mid-December 2018 found 89 African-American females — including three girls aged 17 and younger — were wounded by people with guns. Seven African-American women died as a result of being shot.

In 2016, 338 people were wounded by gunfire in Minneapolis; 41 were black women. It’s a rate of gun violence higher than that for women of all other racial or ethnic groups. That rate is also higher than for white men.

Proximity to violent behavior and firearms are key factors in the rate of gun violence victimization of black women, said Sasha Cotton, who heads the city of Minneapolis’ Group Violence Intervention program.

Because African-American men, she said, are often the targets or perpetrators of gun violence, “their partners, their families, their community members are going to also have increased risk for being victims and perpetrators of that same violence, just by sheer proximity.”

While women are sometimes active participants in gang or group violence, they are more likely to be victims of abuse, said Cotton.

Why is this important to note?

Because the Minneapolis Police Department is under fire for daring to make the city safer by pulling over drivers of vehicles with serious equipment problems… all because too many of those pulled over for broken blinkers, brake lights, or headlights are black. [Citing racial disparity, Mpls drivers seek moratorium on certain traffic stops, Fox9.com, 2-7-19]:

Some drivers pulled over by Minneapolis police say what was frustration has now turned into fear.

In a meeting Wednesday, a group voiced concerns about traffic stops for equipment violations – a blinker, a brake light, a headlight. MPD data shows African Americans are more likely to be pulled over for equipment violations, and some black drivers say that has led to harassment by police.

“They stopped me for no apparent reason, and then when I go to the precinct to complain, I get charged with trespassing by the same cop I am complaining about,”

“And the interactions are gruff. They’re not respectful, they’re a rough type of interaction, and I can sense that at any moment I could lose my life. I can sense an impending potential for death.

So, the group is asking for a moratorium that would keep police from pulling them over for equipment violations.

“They’re not gonna protect me and you’re not gonna protect me. I have no other recourse but to protect myself.

Chief Arradondo said he needs a lot more information before considering any moratorium.

“To me, to simply pull off a tool I think I need to engage more of our community. I think I need to listen more, learn more, be educated and make sure in the ultimate I’m doing what’s right,” Chief Arradondo said.

The chief also said there is a big benefit to traffic stops – they actually end up decreasing some violent crime.

“In the past two years in Minneapolis, particularly the fourth precinct, we have seen through our efforts of our group, our gang enforcement activity that has been conducting a lot of the traffic enforcement in north Minneapolis, we have seen a two-year decrease in the victims of gunshot violence in Minneapolis, and particularly north Minneapolis,” he said.

At least one woman said she feels a moratorium is not the answer.

“They are recovering guns, and I thank God that they are. I don’t know where we’re going with this, but for me this is a safety issue,” she said.

More black women are the victim of gun violence in the city than even white males, though white males represent a far greater percentage of the city’s population. This is because black males shoot them, or they are with black males who are being shot at by other black males.

Blacks are pulled over while driving their vehicles in Minneapolis because they fail to maintain their cars and are in violation of the law for this inattention to the integrity of their car. As the police note, routine enforcement of this law helps crack down on other, more serious crimes, because broken windows policing works.

All of the standards in our society must be lowered, loosened to the point of non-enforcement because of the failures of blacks to abide by them.

Be it fare evasion being decriminalized across the nation to protect blacks, to police in Austin, Texas stopping the arrest of those committing ‘petty theft‘, all laws will have to be abandoned in pursuit of social/racial justice.

 
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Years ago, this writer had the privilege of meeting Jack Hough. It doesn’t matter how. It doesn’t matter why. It doesn’t matter when. But I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Hough.

Today, I grieve for his widow and family. He’s just another white man murdered by a black male in the United States of America, an action barely noticed by the corporate press outside of a few perfunctory news stories in the local press quickly forgotten by the next national scandal of some 30 year-old picture of a white male with black shoe polish on their face. [Arrest made in shooting death of businessman during attempted robbery outside CVS, WSBTV.com, 2-10-19]:

Rest in peace, Jack

Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a well-known businessman outside a CVS in Hall County.

Businessman Jack Hough, 73, died after he was shot in the parking lot while his wife was inside the store off Parkhill Drive.

Gainesville police announced they arrested 24-year-old Demarvin Bennett of East Point around 2 a.m. Sunday. Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said Bennett is not connected with any other crimes recently in the area, but he does have a record.

Police believe Bennett approached Hough, who had his car window open, in an attempt to carjack or rob him and the two began to struggle. Hough was shot in the chest and rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Parrish said officers also found what they believe is the gun used to kill Hough.

The suspected murderer…

Hough, an Air Force veteran, was well-known in the community. He built a hugely successful business developing and operating food courts in malls and airports across the country. He was also a big philanthropist.

“It’s senseless. I’m numb. I mean, my wife last night said she couldn’t cry anymore,” a close friend Andy Piucci told Channel 2. “He was a great friend and just a wonderful person. It’s just horrible.”

Hough’s death is one of four “random unrelated acts of gun violence” in recent weeks, according to a video message Parrish posted Friday.

“We understand your alarm and concern for your safety in the city,” the police chief said. “We know that random acts of violence are not the norm for Gainesville, Georgia.”

Bennett is currently being held in the Hall County without bond and cooperating with police. He will have a preliminary hearing set for later in the week.

An outstanding member of the community has been maliciously murdered. His death will be all but forgotten tomorrow, as another cause of mass, nationwide racial hysteria unfolds, forcing white people to grovel at the collective feet of their new masters.

Rest in peace, Jack.

 
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While the nation loses its collective mind over a fake hate crime allegedly committed by white MAGA hat wearing hillbillies in Chicago, Illinois (on a night when it was 20 degrees below zero), and white Democrats in Virginia having worn blackface more than 30 years ago, five black juveniles – the youngest being 12 – have been arrest for the murder of a white male in Nashville. [Police ID juveniles charged in deadly shooting of Nashville singer, NewsChannel5.com, 2-8-19]:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police have identified three of the five juveniles who were arrested in the killing of a former Belmont University student and singer in West Nashville.

Rest in peace, Kyle

A housemate of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets found him inside their home with a gunshot wound Thursday just before 3 p.m.

Officials with Metro police said the five suspects were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ home when they saw him outside. They allegedly took his wallet and demanded the keys to his vehicle.Police said it’s believed that he was shot after he refused. Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Metro police spokesman Don Aaron called Yorlets “an absolute, absolute innocent victim” in the case.

“The entire Nashville community, every neighborhood in this city should be concerned about what happened Thursday and the events of Thursday night. A truly innocent man was murdered outside of his home and as the investigation progressed, we now have five juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 16 in custody, we have two stolen loaded guns and two stolen vehicles that they were involved with on yesterday,” Aaron said.

On Friday, Magistrate Mike O’Neil found probable cause to forward the case for all 5 suspects. The next hearing will be held on February 21.

Yorlets was from Pennsylvania and went to college at Belmont University. He was a member of a local band, Carverton. The band’s manager said in a statement, “He was loved by his friends and family.”

Three of the five black suspects (the youngest can’t be identified via state law)

Early Friday morning, Metro Nashville Police Department arrested five teenagers in connection with the robbery and shooting.

According to Metro police, Tennessee law says three of the five can be identified because they are charged with homicide and they are over the age of 13.

Police identified them as Roniyah McKnight, 14, of Clifton Avenue, Diamond Lewis, 15, of Dinwiddie Drive, and Decorrius Wright, 16, of Decatur Street.

A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were also charged.

The pickup truck was found abandoned on Timberland Drive, which is south of the airport. Witnesses on Timberland Drive told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck. It was stolen Wednesday in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

Police said a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, which had been reported stolen, was recovered from them. A second loaded and stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store.

Officers also recovered another vehicle that had been stolen from Brentwood. Police said they used it to drive to the Walmart.

While our corporate media declares war on Liam Neeson for admitting he once contemplated killing a “black bastard” because one of his friends was raped by a black male, yet another white individual has been murdered by blacks in America.

This time, it was five black juveniles – the youngest being 12 – who participated in the murder of a white male.

His name is Kyle Yorlets.

 

 
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PK Note: Big announcement coming tomorrow.

Nothing good ever happens after midnight.

A white man and his dog were getting ready to go to sleep on a Monday morning. Four black men named Polo, Muanah, Elijah, and Devonte broke into Joe Brown Weaver IV’s home, shooting both his dog and the white man.

Rest in peace, Joe (and your dog, too)
Rest in peace, Joe (and your dog, too)

Both died. [Cops: Four arrested after man, dog shot to death during Summerville home burglary, Live5News.com, 1-28-19]:

Investigators have arrested four suspects after a man and a dog were killed and another man shot during a home burglary in Summerville.

Summerville police arrested 22-year-old Polo Keoki Salazar, 21-year-old Muanah Aruna Fortune Jr., 20-year-old Elijah Quinlin Green and 25-year-old Devonte Trevon Major. All were denied bond Monday afternoon.

Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said 47-year-old Joe Brown Weaver IV of Summerville died in the incident.

At 12:03 a.m. on Monday, police received a 911 call about a shooting in the 100 block of Myrtle Place (Robynwyn).

Black privilege protects this story from going national (and not even people outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will read/hear about this murder)
Black privilege protects this story from going national (and not even people outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will read/hear about this murder)

Court records state that the suspects gained entry through the back door of the home, and that a dog was shot as soon as the suspects got inside. The dog died shortly after.

An affidavit states that as the suspects were ransacking the house, the victim was shot multiple times in the chest which resulted in his death.

A neighbor called 911 and told emergency dispatchers that two people and a dog were shot by four people who had just fled the scene.

Officers were in the area when the call was made and saw a dark colored Honda CRV leaving the area at a high-rate of speed.

Officers made contact with the SUV on Central Avenue at Laurel Street and tried to stop it, but the suspects fled, according to Summerville police spokesman Thomas Peterson.

A report states that during the chase, the suspects discarded four guns from the SUV along with the victim’s wallet, all of which was recovered.

The pursuit went through Dorchester County via 17A into Colleton County where deputies stopped the car with stop sticks.

According to investigators, the suspects used a stolen Honda CRV from Walterboro, and Salazar was the driver.

Officers say Salazar, Fortune admitted entering the home to steal, and also admitted that all the suspects were armed with guns.

The four suspects, all from Beaufort County, face charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary first-degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, armed robbery, and ill treatment of animals in general, torture.

Shooting survivor goes to neighbor

The man who survived went to a neighbor’s home following the shooting.The neighbor then called 911.

  • 911 Operator: “He’s saying he was shot in the chest and is breathing okay?”
  • Neighbor: “Yes, he’s standing right in front of my door.”
  • 911 Operator: “What about the dog and the other person?”
  • Neighbor: “The dog is dead and the friend is dead.”

Charles Wall lives just down the street and saw the police cars, ambulances and fire trucks.

“I see one policeman draw a shotgun, pump it so I know there was a problem down there,” Wall said.”Having been in Vietnam, I just told my wife to go in the house and lay low. That’s the way I look at it.”

Remember: if white privilege were real, we’d never hear the end of this story, where four black men murdered a white man and his dog in South Carolina.

Instead, black privilege equates to the media doing everything possible to keep this story barely localized.

Rest in peace, Joe.

 
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A white enlisted member of the Air Force was gunned down in front of his wife by three blacks out with “the sole purpose of robbing people at gunpoint.”

Not one media outlet in Austin, Texas or even the funeral home where his memorial was held will admit he was a white male (not one telecast by the local media has shown his picture).

If white privilege exists, why is the death of a white male (Austin Burroughs) at the hands of three blacks not the biggest story in the nation? [Three are arrested in ‘senseless, cowardly’ killing of airman in Texas, Stripes.com, 1-28-19]:

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of an active-duty airman, the Cedar Park Police Department announced Monday.

In not one local news story in Austin, Texas of the murder of Austin Burroughs is his picture shown. Why is the local media and the Air Force so afraid to admit he was a white male gunned down “randomly” by three blacks?
In not one local news story in Austin, Texas of the murder of Austin Burroughs is his picture shown. Why is the local media and the Air Force so afraid to admit he was a white male gunned down “randomly” by three blacks?

Police Chief Sean Mannix described the “senseless, cowardly actions” that took the life of Airman 1st Class Austin Robert Burroughs on Jan. 20 as a random armed robbery in a safe area of town.

“His life was taken by a group that appears to have gone out with the sole purpose of robbing people at gunpoint that night,” Mannix said. So far, the three are also connected to two other armed robberies on Jan. 21 in Austin.

Cornelius Martin, Darius Burdett-Hornsby and Elanna Wilkes, all of Austin, were arrested Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 and were being held in Travis County Jail. They will be transported to neighboring Williamson County, where Cedar Park is located and where all three suspects are charged with murder, Mannix said.

Cedar Park is a northwestern suburb of Austin with a low violent crime rate.

Mannix said in his six years with the police department, this is the first felony case with a death in which the individuals did not know each other. In 2018, only two homicides were reported, said Alicia Inns, police department spokeswoman.

Burroughs, a cryptologic language analyst, joined the Air Force on May 30, 2017.

He recently graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., according to records from the Air Force Personnel Center. He was on temporary duty as a student with the 316th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo, Texas, en route to his first duty assignment.

Burroughs and his wife are from Texas and private services were held in Pflugerville during the weekend.

On Jan. 20, police responded to a call of shot fired at 9:15 p.m. at the Lakeline Villas Apartments, and found Burroughs, 22, dead of a gunshot wound to the neck, Mannix said. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m.

Burroughs and his wife, who lived at the complex, had just arrived there and he was shot as he exited the driver’s side of the vehicle, police said in the initial release of information following the incident. Mannix would not say Monday which suspect is believed to have pulled the trigger.

Video surveillance footage collected from a nearby business during the investigation showed a vehicle registered to Wilkes rapidly exiting the parking lot quickly after the time of the shooting, police said. The vehicle had a previous history of being connected to aggravated robberies, Mannix said.

Wilkes and Martin were arrested on warrants in a traffic stop in Killeen, Texas, on Jan. 24 and Burdett-Hornsby was arrested on warrants the next day.

Mannix, who said Burroughs had a “promising career in the Air Force,” wouldn’t comment on the condition of the Burroughs’ family, but he said the county’s victims services staff have been in contact with them.

“I’m proud of the collective effort that is helping to honor Austin’s memory by bringing those believed to be responsible to the justice system,” he said.

Austin’s memory is worth honoring, but why has not one media outlet shown us his picture?
The funeral parlor where Austin’s service was held has even removed the obituary (accessible via the cached page) and is not answering questions regarding when the funeral service was even held.Austin R. Burroughs was a white member of the Air Force, who volunteered to defend his nation, never really knowing it was no longer his country, but one occupied by an elite undeniably hostile to white males.

Which is the main reason why his murder (and pictures of him) has been censored from public consumption.

Rest in peace, Austin.

 
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She was a wife.

She was a daughter.

She was a friend.

Rest in peace, Carlie
Rest in peace, Carlie

She was a beloved nurse.

She was a gifted singer.

She was a white woman, murdered by a black man. [Nurse killed at Froedtert was an accomplished singer who ‘would come to Bel Canto to have her soul fed’, Fox 6 Now ,1-28-19]:

Carlie Beaudin, the 33-year-old Greendale nurse practitioner who died at Froedtert Hospital Friday, Jan. 25 after she was found trapped under a vehicle in a parking structure at the hospital was a gifted singer with the Bel Canto Chorus. The director spoke out about the loss on Monday, Jan. 28.

Beaudin’s death was ruled a homicide, and a 27-year-old man was arrested.

“Everybody that she touched in Bel Canto is stunned by this horrific event,” said Rick Hynson.

While words might not bring solace after this tragic event, Hynson said there’s music.

“Her legacy will be the music that she made with us. She was a color to her soprano, and quite a fine singer. A high soprano. That’s the part that usually carries the melodies, and so she’d be soaring up there with the angels, just as she is now,” said Hynson.

That morning, Nick Beaudin said he woke up early.

“My dog was restless, because he doesn’t sleep well unless we are both in bed. My morning was trying to find out where my wife was,” said Nick Beaudin.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found an unconscious woman trapped under a vehicle. She was bleeding from the head. Officials said the woman had a weak pulse and was frozen to the ground. The vehicle was crashed into a wall of the parking structure and had some damage. There were no occupants.

Carlie Beaudin lived an amazing life. She died a horrific death, murdered by a black man. If white privilege actually existed, the name Carlie Beaudin would be spoken by every newscaster in America and her murder at the hands of a black male would be the above-the-fold story of every major newspaper, too.

But her name won’t be spoken, save by those who knew her, nor will the macabre details of her murder be broadcast nationwide. After all, we have a black criminal to protect in this interracial murder. [Hospital spokeswoman: Suspect in attack that killed Froedtert nurse was former valet, fired in October, Fox 6 Now, 1-29-19]:

Charges have been filed in connection with the death of Carlie Beaudin, a Froedtert Hospital nurse practitioner who died at Froedtert Hospital Friday, Jan. 25 after she was found trapped under a vehicle in a parking structure at the hospital. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Kenneth Freeman, 27, of Milwaukee, faces one count of first degree intentional homicide.

Below is a statement from a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin spokeswoman:

“Today we learned additional details and the identity of the suspect in Carlie Beaudin’s tragic death. This is very difficult news, and our hearts go out to Carlie’s loved ones and colleagues.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has just filed first degree intentional homicide charges. We understand that Carlie was attacked in Froedtert Hospital Parking Area 5 and driven to Froedtert Hospital Parking Area 1, where she was found. The details included in the complaint are disturbing.

The suspect, Kenneth B. Freeman, has been identified as being formerly employed by a parking service provider as a valet on the Froedtert Hospital campus from January to October of 2018. Froedtert policies require that contracted employees from third-party vendors follow the same background checks required for direct employees. The parking service provider has confirmed that the suspect cleared the background check and that he was terminated for a non-violent infraction.

We remain vigilant about the emotional and physical safety of every person who works or studies at, is cared for by, or visits our campuses, clinics and hospitals.

Safety is our top priority. We have made security enhancements, and we will continue to make improvements.

We will continue to take direction from law enforcement, and the situation will follow due legal process.”

Carlie Beaudin, rest in peace.

 
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Opelika is a charming city in Alabama, right off of Interstate 85. Out of a population of just over 30,000 people, 52 percent of the city is white and 41 percent is black.

As it turns out, 29 of the past 30 homicides in the city have been black on black.

Low Impulse Control?

Poor Future Time-Orientation?

Black on Black homicides have accounted for 29 of the past 30 homicides in Opelika, a 52 percent white city in Alabama
Black on Black homicides have accounted for 29 of the past 30 homicides in Opelika, a 52 percent white city in Alabama

Low IQ?

Perhaps the ‘warrior gene’ is prominent within the black population of Opelika (as they carry the 2R version of MAO-A)?

Whatever the case, Opelika, Alabama’s violent crime problem exists courtesy of the black population. [Mayor Fuller announces Opelika Commission on Crime and Violence, OaNow.com, 10-2-18]:

With homicide rates recently on the rise in Opelika, city officials have worked together to form a commission to address crime within the city.

Mayor Gary Fuller spoke about the commission during the Lee County Voters’ October meeting Monday evening at Bethesda Baptist Church in Opelika.

Fuller said the commission is made of up 32 Opelika residents that include citizens involved in churches, schools and business. The list of members includes Opelika City Council member Tiffany Gibson-Pitts, Opelika City Schools Superintendent Mark Neighbors, Opelika Police Chief John McEachern, Wright’s Market owner Jimmy Wright and more.

The members will be divided into four sub-committees: Families, Youth, Education and Resources.

“What we want to do is determine where we are and look at what we can do,” Fuller said. “I’m not willing to give up on anybody.”

Fuller referred to the month of July in which three homicides were committed in Opelika within a period of two weeks. He commented that 29 of the last 30 homicides committed in Opelika have been “black on black” crimes.

“All of this violence is being done by a small percentage of our population,” Fuller said.

Fuller commented that the youth of today doesn’t always solve their disputes with a fist fight in the school yard as they did when he was growing up.

“I hear people talking about black lives matter … all lives matter,” Fuller said. “It doesn’t matter what color you are, pink, purple, black, Hispanic, white … all lives matter and all lives matter here in Opelika. We have a problem, and we’re doing our best to address it, but we’re not going to fix it overnight.”

McEachern spoke on the importance of the commission and other ways the Opelika Police Department is working to stop crime, such as its Proactive Patrol, which offers extra police presence in Opelika.

“We’re putting more officers on the street each and every day,” McEachern said.McEachern also spoke about how he works to get officers to get to know the public better.

“Every officer is given business cards and they are encouraged to introduce themselves,” he said. “I encourage them to stop at businesses, schools, and other places and get to know the people.”

McEachern also poke about the recent homicide cases and added that the police department has been lucky to solve the crimes.

“But one murder is too many,” he said. “We’re doing everything we can possibly do to stop this, but we can’t do it by ourselves. We need the entire community to get involved.”

Amazing to think hundreds of cities across the United States, like Opelika, also have a violent crime problem solely because of the black population residing in them.

And each and every one of those cities has elected leaders who envision a commission to address the black crime or funding non-profits with taxpayer money to steer black men away from crime will magically reverse the carnage.

And in none of those cities have programs, commissions, or non-profits worked.

Time to be honest about the lack of future time-orientation among this racial group, or else Opelika won’t have much a future.

Or the USA.

 
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Imagine living in a 96 percent white county, in the heart of Appalachia. Low crime rate, yet a poverty rate of 35 percent.

People know one another. They care about one another. They are family. They friends of family.

Despite the poverty rate, social capital flourishes.

Rest in peace, Gary Wayne (left)
Rest in peace, Gary Wayne (left)

The population of this county in Kentucky (Knox County) is less than one percent black.

Even so… [Knox County murder victim’s family, friends hope for justice as search continues, WKYT.com, 1-23-19]:

Law enforcement continues to search for a man accused of murdering a man in Knox County earlier this month, as family and friends hope justice will be served.

Troopers say Gary Wayne Medlin, 25, was killed Jan. 16 as he was trying to leave the A and B Quick Stop convenience store on U.S. 25 East between Barbourville and Corbin.

Investigators say Phillip Lee Lewis III, 24 is wanted in connection to the robbery and shooting death. Lewis is wanted out of Mississippi for a probation violation, and he has ties to Mississippi and Michigan. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Kentucky State Police say they still don’t know why Phillip Lewis was in Kentucky or the reasoning behind the robbery and deadly shooting.

“Honestly I think (Gary) was just hanging out with some friends,” family friend Angela Raines said. “Just being Gary Wayne, you know. I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a sick joke. I said, ‘No, not Gary Wayne.’”

In the days following the murder, A and B Quick Stop has closed its doors. The store plans on staying closed out of respect for Medlin’s family.

Medlin’s friends have started a Facebook page which includes fundraisers to help his children.

Even in a county where 96 percent of the population is white (with 35 percent of the population living below the poverty line and – somehow – violent crime and property crime being rare), a criminal black male murders a white man.

 
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A white high school student stares at an Amerindian and the entire American establishment collapses into fits of genocidal rage against Covington Catholic High School and Make America Great Again hat wearing white males.

A black teaching assistant at the University says “some white people may have to die” for black communities to be made whole, and the same American establishment barely bats an eye.

How many blacks in America share Irami Osei-Frampong’s ‘Nat Turner’ racial fantasy of vengeance against whites?
How many blacks in America share Irami Osei-Frampong’s ‘Nat Turner’ racial fantasy of vengeance against whites?

Black-Run America (BRA), indeed. [‘Some white people may have to die’: UGA teaching assistant under fire for post, WSBTV.com, 1-22-19]:

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. – A University of Georgia graduate student is getting criticism for comments he wrote on Facebook.

The man at the center of the controversy is Irami Osei-Frampong — a philosophy graduate student employed by the university as a teacher’s assistant.

He speaks frequently about race and equality, but some critics believe he crossed the line when he made a post online that stated, “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole.”

Another social media post said: “Fighting white people is a skill.”

The teaching assistant told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas he’s confused by the backlash.

“I’m confused why that is so controversial,” Osei-Frampong said.

Osei-Frampong appeared on Cox Media Group radio station WGAU Tuesday morning, insisting he’s not calling for violence, but believes it should remain an option.

“It’s just a fact of history that racial justice often comes at the cost of white life,” Osei-Frampong said. “I didn’t advocate for violence. I was just honest of racial progress.”

Thomas spoke with some students who had mixed reactions.

“I feel they should do something when it’s, like, a racial thing,” student Xavier Ford said.

“I would generally agree with it. I think black people in this country have been marginalized,” student Andrew Davis said.

Thomas asked Osei-Frampong if he’s worried about losing his position.

“If they fire me, they’d be firing me for doing my job,” Osei-Frampong said.

Some UGA alumni said they’re thinking about withholding donations after learning of the comments.

“I feel like the things he is saying is inciting violence. They invite the idea into people’s minds,” UGA alumnus Andrew Lawrence said.

University leaders said they are consulting with the attorney general on what actions they can take, but Osei-Frampong said he’s standing firm and not backing down.

University administrators sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement that reads in part: The University has been vigorously exploring all available legal options. Racism has no place on our campus.

“… he’s not calling for violence, but believes it should remain an option.”

There can be no peace. We can’t coexist with these people, because they deem violence against us an acceptable alternative to living with us.

 
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A friend inquired of me why I had never put together a recommended reading list of fiction/non-fiction books or movies for people to read/watch in their quest for finding the right “red pill.”

How to ensure they enter the realm of ‘those who can see.”

Well, here goes. This will be a living list, with new additions added as they are read.

Non-Fiction

1. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley

2. The 10000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran

3. Race, Evolution and Behavior: A Life History Perspective by Phil Rushton

4. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent by Deckle Edge

5. The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes

6. Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times by Radu Florescu

7. Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

8. Conquest of a Continent by Madison Grant

9. White Gold: The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and Islam’s One Million White Slaves by Giles Milton

10. Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 by Robert Davis

11. Scalp Dance: Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865-1879 by Thomas Goodrich

12. Slavery And The Peculiar Solution: A History Of The American Colonization Society by Eric Burin

13. Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement by Phil Magness

14. American Statesmen on Slavery and the Negro by Nathaniel Weyl

15. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

16. The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe by Andrew Wheatcroft

17. The Persian Expedition by Xenophon

18. History of the Conquest of Mexico & History of the Conquest of Peru by William Prescott

19. The Wonderful World Of Mathematics/ Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
by Lancelot Hogben

20. The March to Glory by Robert Leckie

21. The Right Stuff / The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

Fiction

1. The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer

2. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

4. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

5. Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail

6. Never, Never and Never Again / Johnny and Jamaal by K.M. Breakey

7. Mark Twain : Mississippi Writings : Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

8. Dover Beach and Other Poems by Matthew Arnold

9. Jack London : Novels and Stories : Call of the Wild / White Fang / The Sea-Wolf / Klondike and Other Stories by Jack London

10. Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Verse by Rudyard Kipling

11. Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

12. The Bonfire of the Vanities / A Man in Full / Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

 
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Roy Brown was a white man. He worked at an IHOP.

So does his son.

A black man with three prior arrests – for assault with a firearm – was upset with an order.

Naturally, he pulled out a gun and started shooting. [Community offers support for family of slain IHOP worker, Al.com, 1-18-19]:

Everything looked normal on Friday at the IHOP on Huntsville’s Memorial Parkway.

Rest in peace, Roy Brown
Rest in peace, Roy Brown

Servers rushed to booths of chatting customers, while bacon sizzled on the grill and cooks flipped dozens of pancakes.

But outside, at the back of the building, candles burned in a small memorial that served as a reminder of the deadly shooting that temporarily shuttered the restaurant less than 48 hours earlier.

Roy Brown, an employee of the restaurant, died late Wednesday when an apparently angry customer pulled out a gun and started firing. The shooting injured Brown’s son Jay, who was also working that night. Jay Brown then pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the customer, whom authorities identified as 25-year-old Roderick Turner.

The restaurant reopened Friday morning, and the dining room was bustling.

Customers offered support and condolences to the workers.

Prior to his untimely death, this was just another black career criminal our justice system refuses to lock away for life…
Prior to his untimely death, this was just another black career criminal our justice system refuses to lock away for life…

Among the customers showing support for the family is Huntsville police officer James Andrews. He organized a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for the Brown family. The account raised nearly $3,000 of its $10,000 goal as of Friday afternoon.

Andrews, a third-shift officer, said he and his buddies eat at the IHOP about four or five nights per week. He said Roy Brown always made sure they got top-notch service.

“He always took good care of us,” Andrews said. “He was real nice and went above and beyond.”

Andrews said he doesn’t know the Brown family’s financial situation, but he wanted to do something to help.

The Brown family said they are grateful to the community for its support.

“We are very thankful to everyone that has reached out to us and put us in their prayers,” said Roy Brown’s wife, Rachel. She said her husband was a dedicated restaurant employee. All three of his sons worked with him at IHOP.

“Roy was a good-hearted man,” she said in a message to AL.com.

In a phone interview with AL.com, Roy Brown’s sister described him as a good, Christian man who loved his family and friends. Linda Simmons said her nephew is a hero for shooting back at Turner before anyone else could be hurt or killed.

Rachel Brown said she considers both her son and husband heroes. She said Roy Brown was trying to keep the situation under control Wednesday night, when, according to police, Turner got angry about the service he received at the restaurant and started shooting.

And why is Roy Brown dead? A reminder: because Roderick Turner, who had been charged with assault involving a firearm three times before, was upset about the service at the IHOP. [Man who opened fire at Huntsville IHOP had multiple arrests for violent incidents, WHNT.com, 1-18-19]:

As the investigation continues into the deadly IHOP shooting on Wednesday night, we’re learning more about the man police say first opened fire.

WHNT News 19 has learned this is not the first time 25-year-old Roderick Turner was involved in a violent incident with a gun. In fact, Turner was charged with assault involving a firearm three times with three different victims. However, Madison County prosecutors say those cases were hampered by the unwillingness of the victims and witnesses to testify. Turner was never convicted on any of those charges.

The Huntsville Police Department provided the following narrative about the fatal encounter at IHOP on Drake Avenue and Memorial Parkway Wednesday night:The deadly incident started when Turner went to pick up a to-go order just before 10 pm. 56-year-old Roy Brown and his 32-year-old son were both working at the restaurant.

Authorities say Turner grew angry, apparently upset about the food service.

Police tell us the argument turned into a physical altercation between Turner and Brown’s son. Investigators say at some point Turner reached for his gun and shot at the two IHOP employees.

His bullets struck Roy Brown and his son. It’s unclear which one of them was hit first, but police say Brown’s son then pulled out his own gun and shot Turner. HPD says seven shots were fired during the incident.

Roy Brown and Turner both died from gunshot wounds in the upper torso area.

Brown’s son survived but was hospitalized.

Rest in peace, Roy.

Good shooting, Jay.

 
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Years ago, Edward Pratt wrote an embarrassingly revealing story about the quality of life (or lack thereof) blacks create in Baton Rouge, when he noted intense levels of African-African mayhem and violence required funeral workers to carry concealed weapons. [Edward Pratt: Funerals now under threat of violence, The Advocate, 6-14-14]:

Imagine, if you will, funeral workers carrying concealed weapons.

The first time Hall Davis IV mentioned that to me, it took some time to sink in. It bounced around in my head for about a month before I initially considered writing about it.

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana skyline… just another American city where African in America violence is out of control…
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana skyline… just another American city where African in America violence is out of control…

What he is talking about is yet another sad commentary on the deadly violence in the African-American community.

Davis, the owner of Hall Davis and Son Funeral Services, a large funeral home in Scotlandville, has been a leader in the fight against violence in the community.

Through his work with 100 Black Men, he has been especially concerned about the mayhem in the African-American community.

That violence and some of its spillover has Davis very concerned about his safety, that of his employees and some of the families using his funeral home.

He is worried that he and his employees may be caught in the crossfire of retaliatory attacks against some family members he is transporting or providing services for at his Scenic Highway location. “I’m talking about when we pick up the family at their home, at the funeral home, at the church, at the cemetery and when we take them to the repast,” he said.

Just a few days ago, Edward Pratt topped himself when revealing the quality of life (or lack thereof) Africans in America create… [Edward Pratt: The best way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy? A day without violence, The Advocate, 1-18-19]:

On Monday the country — well some of it — will again celebrate the life of a civil rights icon, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an imperfect man who was nevertheless able to get the country to take a look at itself in connection to race and prejudice.

There will be many programs, marches and speeches on Monday in a concerted effort to show that there has been some progress toward civil rights here since his assassination in 1968. With any luck, the programs will be attended by people of many races and ethnic backgrounds. As the young folk say, “It’s a good look.”

I continue to hope that these gatherings will launch weeks and months of dialogue that will lead to some good. Talking and listening can’t hurt. But on most King holidays, I spend the day reflecting and reading from King’s speeches and stories about him. I always find something new.

While the King Day celebrations are important to me, there is something else I want that will make the day to honor this American hero perfect. It won’t capture the imagination like King’s speeches and their iconic phrases like “Let freedom ring” and “Free at last.”

I will be hoping that my cellphone will be silent on Monday. I don’t want to hear that pinging noise that I get all too often, which is frequently the sound of a news alert about the latest outbreak of whining from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

As aggravating as that can be, what I really don’t want on Monday is a news alert about yet another shooting or killing in my community. King — and others — risked their lives to improve the lives of people who live on those streets and in those communities where violence is now too common.

Can we have a day of non-violence in every community on Monday? While a day of calm would be great every day, can this mayhem at least stop for the 24 hours of Martin Luther King Day?

Please, no pinging on my phone announcing a child has shot another child in the street, or three people were wounded on so-and-so street, or a man was found dead from gunshot wounds, or a woman was wounded or beaten and taken to a local hospital.

Please, can we have one day to honor a man of non-violence by not perpetrating violence? Can we have a day of locked arms and smiles?

Neither of these stories are from The Onion .

 
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Previously on SBPDL: Black Pastor Calls High Black Homicide Rate in Indianapolis and State of Indiana “Genocide” Without Acknowledging Blacks are Behind the Homicides

Recycling a previous trope works for Charleston, too.

No self-reflection.

No self-awareness.

Somehow, whites are too blame for all the problems of blacks in Charleston…
Somehow, whites are too blame for all the problems of blacks in Charleston…

All excuses.

The “genocide” the black pastor speaks of in Charleston is entirely a phenomenon courtesy of black people killing each other. [‘This is genocide’ say families, activists after 5 North Charleston homicides, Post and Courier, 8-9-18]:

Melvina Mctier wasn’t supposed to spend her night on Thursday like this.
She wasn’t supposed to stand in front of North Charleston City Hall addressing a group of reporters. She wasn’t supposed to feel this pain.

Mctier’s son, 38-year-old Dewitt Cohen, was shot to death in the early morning hours on Wednesday — the last of five people to be killed in five days. The string of shootings from Saturday to Wednesday marks one of the deadliest stretches in North Charleston’s history. On Thursday night, Mctier, family members of other victims, and local activists gathered to speak about their pain and their dedication to coming together.

“I’ll never be the same again,” she said. “I want everybody to know that black lives do matter and I want all y’all to stop hurting one (another).”

Mctier said she wants justice for her son.

The rally at North Charleston City Hall — organized by James Johnson, state president for the National Action Network — featured other victims’ family members and local activists who all spoke about the proliferation of firearms in the black community. When combined with poverty and lack of resources allocated to those communities, the result is often violence, Johnson and others said.

Carnecia Gillard spoke about her cousin, Brenden Wright. The 22-year-old was killed along with 21-year-old Jascere Stokes when someone shot at the pickup truck they were in on Sunday night.

Wright was a good, young man, Gillard said as she implored the community to take charge and come together to prevent further killings.

“We gotta take care of each other,” she said. “We can’t blame other people. We have to take ownership … My cousin, nobody should have to bury their son, their child, period. Children are supposed to bury their parents, not the other way around. Y’all, we got to do better. We got to love each other. We got to learn how to talk through situations and just squash what’s going on.”

During a fiery speech, the Johnson placed part of the blame squarely on North Charleston’s city officials, with a particular emphasis on Mayor Keith Summey.
The city’s leaders have failed the black community by giving more resources to more affluent sections of the city, he said.

Johnson also urged the community to work with the North Charleston Police Department and cautioned the community against retaliation.

″(There are) too much guns on our streets,” he said. “These guns are killing our young people because they can get (them) for 30 and 40 dollars. They’re being dumped in our community. This is genocide. If those guns were dumped in white communities, you would have the FBI on every damn corner. I am sick and tired of this.”

This racial group is not an asset, but an extreme liability.

The amount of resources extended to them far outweighs any meager contributions they make to Charleston, South Carolina.

Somehow the problem of black people killing other black people in Charleston (and the state of South Carolina) is white people’s fault.

 
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Previously on SBPDL: In 28% Black Indianapolis, a City Where Blacks are Responsible for Almost All Homicides and Nonfatal Shootings, City Council to Declare Gun Violence a “Public Health Crisis”

The Indianapolis Star can’t bother to point out what’s happening in the 28 percent black city when it comes to the rising homicide rate (each year continues to see the prior years record for homicides broken). [These six graphics help explain Indianapolis’ homicide problem, Indy Star, 12-23-18]:

For the fourth year in a row, Indianapolis has broken a new criminal homicide record.

The death of two men — who were shot and killed inside a vehicle on the east side late Wednesday — pushed the total dead in 2018 to 156. They joined five other men and one woman who have been killed so far in December.

 Indianapolis Star  will tell us who the victims are, but why not the suspects? Because as the  Indianapolis Recorder , the black newspaper notes, they are almost all black people (a hate fact we must not be told about)
Indianapolis Star will tell us who the victims are, but why not the suspects? Because as the Indianapolis Recorder , the black newspaper notes, they are almost all black people (a hate fact we must not be told about)

This year’s count eclipsed the 155 cases investigated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department last year and continued an annual climb in criminal homicides that began in 2011. It can create hopelessness at times.

“Most people don’t think that you can do anything about it,” said Rev. Charles Harrison, who for years has tried to curb crime here as a co-founder of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. “You cannot get the guns off the street. You’re not able to deal with the issues of poverty and broken families and the hopelessness these kids are feeling.”

For Harrison, who has been involved in anti-crime efforts for about two decades, it’s clear who pays the highest cost in Indianapolis: black males, particularly those who are younger than 25.

Young black males are 4 times more likely than everyone else to be victims of criminal homicides in Indianapolis. And they’re overwhelmingly dying of gunshot wounds.

IndyStar reached those findings through an analysis of five years of homicide and census data. Data from those five years, illustrated and explained by a series of graphics, is contained within this story.

The 2018 number includes all criminal homicide investigations opened by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives in 2018, including a few cases in which someone died last year but the deaths were determined to be homicides this year.

The count does not include killings made in self-defense, police action shootings or accidental homicides. Homicides in other parts of Marion County, such as in Lawrence or Cumberland, are not included.

WHO IS BEING KILLED

In Indianapolis, just as in many other cities struggling with violence, the reality is grim for one particular demographic.

Young black males, who are under the age of 25, were victims in 34 cases this year. Young white males, by comparison, accounted for two victims.

It matches a years-long trend. Since 2014, just 17 young white males were victims, compared to 175 who were young black males, making up about one-fourth of all victims.

Whereas the Indianapolis Star can’t be bothered to publish the information on who is shooting/killing black males in the city, the black newspaper in Indy has no problem publishing the truth. [It’s 2019, and Rachel is still weeping …, Indianapolis Recorder, 1-10-19]:

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:18

This passage of scripture has gripped me since 1994. Just four short years into my ministry, I came across this stark depiction of a mother weeping for her children who are being mercilessly and systematically slaughtered.

The biblical account was written hundreds of years ago. It is Matthew’s account of the “Slaughter of the Innocents” in Bethlehem and is seen as a fulfillment of the prophecy given in Jeremiah 31:15. Rama is the geographical location. Rachel is the mother who would not be comforted from her trauma and sorrows. And the children she is weeping for are her own.

It’s 2019, the geographical location is Indianapolis. Rachel is still weeping. The children are our own. Indianapolis has experienced another record-breaking year with a total of 161 homicides being reported. For the fourth year in a row, young Black males under age 25 are the victims in more than 34 cases. Three of every four homicide victims were Black.

Since 2014, young Black males have been four times more likely than anyone else to be victims of homicides. Black male homicides outpaced all other races in every age category. The highest percentage of those killed are in the 18- to 24-year-old age range.

We are experiencing a Black male epidemic. We are in the midst of a Black male crisis. With every Black male murdered, another mother and father are forced to bury their young son. In many cases the victim is also a parent. Thus, another Black child will grow up without his or her father. When the case goes unsolved another murderer remains loose on our streets. Since the perpetrators are often Black males, prison or death awaits them. Rachel is still weeping.

Over 28 years ago, the murder of a young Black male by another Black male, who faced 60 years in prison because of the crime, compelled me to leave a comfortable and lucrative corporate position and devote my life to serving others and working to save our young Black males.

I can’t count the number of mothers, fathers, family members and friends that I’ve consoled, preached funerals for, and written letters and cards to, on both sides of these tragedies. I can’t count them. I’ve grown tired of these senseless tragedies.

I’m tired of young lives being lost. Tired of funerals. Tired of mothers, fathers and family members crying over loved ones they will never see again. Tired of the court cases, plea bargains and seeing our young Black males sentenced to decades in prison.

The Black community must stand up cohesively, and Black men must be in the forefront of the movement to save our Black sons. Our community must bond together like never before. We must find ways to build on the work we are already doing.

We owe it to Aaron, Rodney, Earl, Terrell, and the countless other young Black males who were snatched away from us long before they ever reached their fullest potential.

Yes, Rachel still weeps. She wept in the time of the prophet Jeremiah. She wept in the time of Jesus. And she still weeps in 2019 for her children who are being systematically destroyed. Rachel has been weeping for centuries, and she will continue to weep until the senseless slaughtering ceases.

The sentence on who is behind the violence in Indianapolis was not published in the Gannett-owned Indianapolis Star, but in the black newspaper, The Indianapolis Recorder : “Since the perpetrators are often Black males, prison or death awaits them. ”

Honesty about black crime and black dysfunctionanti-social behavior is the only way to save Indianapolis (and countless other American cities from the same fate of Detroit, Gary, and Newark).

Funny the truth is buried in the Gannett-owned paper and declared without a hint of blaming whitey in the black paper.

 
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