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When you understand the joke of Black Lives Matter, you’ll be able to truly comprehend the punchline. [Black folks, we must honor Dr. King this way: Stop killing each other. Especially our children, AL.com, January 17, 2022]:

I don’t want to see another balloon rise toward the clouds to honor a dead child. An innocent dead child.

I don’t want to hear another mother’s anguish, see another father’s tears, or watch another teenager cling to a friend as they share a kind of grief no young person should bear.

I don’t want to look at another child’s eyes, see them smile, hear them giggle like kids do, and think: It could have been them.

Today, as we do each January, we should do—all of us—we’ll honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We’ll re-read his salient quotes, most of which are as relevant today, sadly, as they were last century.

We’ll dream , of course. We’ll relive Dr. King’s historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial nearly six decades ago. Some conveniently recall only those portions of the discourse that soothe their discomfort, that assuages their guilt. The rest of us must remind them of the hard truth of which Dr. King espoused that day on the nation’s stark economic inequity.

“America has given the Negro people a bad check,” he said, “a check which has come back marked insufficient funds. But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. So, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.”

We’ll hold hands, too, and sing, We Shall Overcome . Some day.

We’ll do all those things, as we should. All of us.

Black folks, we must do more. On this day and beyond, we must honor Dr. King in the way that matters most right now. We must stop killing each other.

Just. Stop.

The spate of murders among our own – especially our children – is our second pandemic. For this one, we are the only vaccine.

Those aren’t easy words to write. Though they are our hard truth.

They’re not as empowering as chronicling the myriad injustices perpetrated against us. The unjustified murders of Black men and Black women by police nationwide. The heinous attacks against Black people living life. Against Black people jogging.

Not as bold as exposing Karen and Ken—bless their hearts—white people who call 911 at the first sign of Blackness.

Certainly not as gratifying as chronicling the shifting scales of justice as juries return guilty verdicts against defendants who would have all but surely walked not too long ago. Like George Zimmerman, nearly a decade ago.

Oh, I’ve written about crimes perpetrated by us against us. It’s never easy. Hard truths never are.

Last week, I watched baby blue and gold balloons rise skyward behind the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club in west Birmingham to honor the life of 16-year-old Yasmine Wright. She was killed just days before by a murderer’s bullet not intended for her as she rode home from work with her great aunt. I saw teen girls crying on each other’s shoulders, holding each other steady. I saw Wenonah High School girls donning black sweatshirts decorated with a montage of photos of their now-gone friend above these words: Always & Forever Our Golden Girl.

It could have been them, I thought. Any of them.

Indeed, the night before, 18-year-old De’Undray Nakil Haggard, a senior at A.H. Parker High School, was killed by gunfire by a suspect he met outside an apartment in the Kimbrough Homes community.

And we must never forget Aniah Blanchard. Or Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. And so many more.

Wright, Haggard, and Blanchard were among too many Black youths killed by gunshots in Alabama and nationwide. At least one child is shot each hour of every day, according to The Washington Post. In 2020, more than 2,200 youths in the U.S. died from gunshots, easily the highest in decades. Not all of them are Black, of course. But the hard truth is so many of them are.

Days before she was murdered, Wright was informed she’d been selected as the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, an honor that afforded her the right to represent the club nationally.

Before the balloon release, club COO Devin Posey stood on a stage before more than a hundred youth, sharing memories of Yasmine. At one juncture he expressed misgivings about the ubiquitous slogan: Black Lives Matter. “We come together when they [whites] do it to us,” he said. “We remain silent when we do it to one another. Until we’re together don’t expect our lives to matter to anyone else.”

Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson was close to Wright. Her eyes welled with tears throughout the event. “I’m tired of crying,” she told me. “If your foot’s on my neck, I don’t care what color you are, I want it off. We need to stop this Black-on-Black crime. Civilized people don’t do this to each other.”

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith sees a “recent uptick” in the number of homicides committed with assault weapons, a major reason unintended targets are often struck by stray bullets. He, like many other public officials, is frustrated by the nonsnitch cultures that permeate our community. Smith says despite a \$25,000 reward, investigators “still struggle for leads” in the murder of 2-year-old Major Turner almost a year ago when he was struck by one of eight to 10 bullets fired outside his family’s first-floor apartment in Kimbrough while lying on the couch with his mother after dinner.

“Black Lives Matter is heartbreaking to me,” he says. “We have a great slogan for everyone to stand behind, but it has to matter every day. It can’t just matter when it’s [a police shooting]. We have to have a conversation with ourselves about how much it matters to us.”

There are no easy, simple, or quick solutions, sadly. The myriad conditions that sank us to these depths did not manifest in an inkling and they will take years to undo. But solutions must be sought and they begin with us. In our homes.

“The person who shot [Yasmine] didn’t start [shooting] that day,” said Tyson. “It started when they were a little child. It had something to do with the way they were raised; I feel it in my soul. If you’re not going to take care of your babies and raise them right, don’t have none.”

Adds Smith: “It feels like Dr. King and others died for our right to kill each other.”

This, this hard and heinous truth, we must truly overcome. Not someday. On this day, and beyond.

White people owe black individuals absolutely nothing. We sacrificed our civilization to the belief people should be judged by character and not the color of their skin.

Our ancestors knew better. They dedicated their lives, fortune and sacred honor to their posterity, not the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

Were white privilege real, we’d all know her name and that a black male “randomly” took her life.

Were systemic inequality and implicit bias real, we’d all know yet another black on white murder just took place, with the corporate media blasting out the story 24/7 until the black male suspect was arrested.

Her name is Brianna Kupfer, a white female “randomly” murdered by a black male as she was selling luxury furniture in Los Angeles. [Woman, 24, Stabbed to Death While Working at Luxury L.A. Furniture Store in Random Daytime Attack, People.com, January 15, 2022]:

A 24-year-old woman is dead after being stabbed while working at a high-end furniture store in Hancock Park.

Brianna Kupfer, of Pacific Palisades, was killed Thursday when an unknown assailant entered the store Croft House on North La Brea Avenue and stabbed her, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement Friday.

Kupfer was found dead by a customer, who reported their findings to police.

The suspect, who remains at large, fled through a back door after the attack, according to the LAPD. Surveillance footage obtained by multiple local news outlets shows them calmly walking northbound down an alley behind the crime scene.

A motive for the attack remains unknown.

Kupfer was a graduate of both Brentwood High School in Los Angeles and the University of Miami, her family said in a statement to CBS Los Angeles.

Her father told CBS Los Angeles that his daughter had been working on a degree in architectural design at UCLA.

Speaking with FOX 11 Los Angeles, Kupfer’s father says his daughter was “smart” and had “big dreams” in addition to having “lots of friends” and being “devoted to her family.”

Riley Rea, a co-owner of the Croft House furniture store, told the Los Angeles Times that Kupfer had been working at the business for just over a year before the attack. He said the young woman was intelligent, poised and well-liked by her peers, adding, “she was mature beyond her years.”

“I’m absolutely devastated for her and her family,” Rea told the outlet. “It just seems so disgusting and unexpected. Really there are no words to say how shocked we are to lose such a wonderful person.”

A small memorial for Kupfer has formed outside Croft House in the days following the deadly attack.

Wilshire Patrol officers were alerted to an assault with a deadly weapon at the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue around 1:50 p.m. local time on Thursday, according to the LAPD. The suspect and the victim allegedly were not known to each other prior to the attack, and police believe the suspect may be homeless.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who is described as a tall, thin Black male wearing a dark hoody, sunglasses, a white N-95 mask, dark-colored skinny jeans, and dark-colored shoes. The suspect was also carrying a dark-colored backpack at the time of the attack.

This era is going to end.

Those who enabled the blackout on who is primarily responsible for violent crime and who is committing the bulk of it across what was once the United States of America will be punished.

Because one day, white privilege will be restored. The original aim of the founding fathers of our great nation will be reconstituted, and those who fret about implicit bias and systemic inequality will see its reinstitution.

That’s the reality of what our enemies fear: those of us alive remembering what our ancestors knew and what they tried to prevent for their posterity.

 

 

 

 

When you realize how much of the horror of violent crime/homicide/n0n-fatal shootings has been committed by blacks, you can’t look away from the horror of what proponents of Civil Rights/Equity/Social Justice have done to America.

[Over 800 guns recovered, 116 from felons in Norfolk in 2021; Police chief says, ‘We have to stop the flow of illegal guns‘, WTRK.com, January 14, 2022]:

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Chief of Police Larry Boone discussed the impact of illegal guns in the community during a 1 p.m. press conference on Friday.

Boone was joined by Charlie Patterson, the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The Norfolk Police Department told News 3 that over the past year, the department has focused on certain “hot spot” neighborhoods to recover stolen guns. According to police, in 2020, Norfolk had the highest number of guns recovered out of all cities in Hampton Roads.

Boone spoke about how the neighborhoods where the guns were recovered have been mired in poverty and marginalized for many years.

“They have the same commonalities: Wnderemployment, undereducation, health issues, conflict resolution issues, lack of opportunities – same thing I have said for years,” said Boone.

Some of the statistics given out at the press conference were eye-opening. In 2021, 821 guns were recovered, and 116 of those were from felons. Boone says it often starts with women buying guns for their boyfriends who are gang members.

Chief Boone said, “If we want immediate impact, we have to stop the flow of illegal guns.”

From 2017-2021, 3,885 firearms have been recovered, 926 were recovered from felons and 317 firearms were reported stolen.

Also, from the data Boone presented, African Americans represent the highest number of homicides. From 1989 to 2021, there were 1,109 homicides – 952 were African Americans.

“We we are aware Black and brown communities are critically impacted by gun violence and are committed to doing something about it,” said Boone

He also revealed how the department will partner with numerous agencies to stop gun violence and sales of illegal guns, as well as protect youth from gun violence.

As far as solutions, Boone says it starts with you – being bold and speaking up if you see something.

So from 1989 to 2021, 86 percent of homicide victims were black in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 1989, Norfolk has been a majority white city. Knowing the majority of homicides are intra-racial, what percent of black suspects do you think you have been behind the overall percentage of the carnage in Norfolk since 1989?

If Norfolk had no blacks, how many homicides would there have been since 1989?

 

 

Again, we aren’t far away from away from seeing it just be made illegal to arrest black people.

Because of racial disparity or racial equity… or something. [Racial disparity in nonviolent gun arrests leads advocates to call for dropping charges, Detroit Free-Press, January 12, 2022]:

Data exposing racial disparity within a surge in nonviolent gun arrests have led advocates to call for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to drop all concealed-carry charges.

Since the start of the pandemic, arrests for carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) have soared in Detroit. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, CCW arrests were fewer than 400 per quarter, but that number steeply climbed through the second quarter of 2020 — reaching about 1,400 by the third quarter. It now stands at 1,017, according to data a coalition of activists and defense attorneys presented in a news conference Wednesday.

Beyond this surge in CCW arrests is an overwhelming disparity in the race of those arrested for nonviolent weapons charges. Data analyzed by the coalition found that 97% of people arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in Detroit — a majority-Black city, 77% according to the 2020 census — since the beginning of the pandemic were Black.

“We noticed that the majority of the people who were being arrested were Black people, and we saw this trend continue as time passed,” said Chantá Parker, managing director of the Neighborhood Defender Service, which provides criminal defense representation for people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. “As the pandemic raged on, alarm bells went off for us, we thought, ‘Hey, this is a crisis,’ and what we’ve discovered is that it was a crisis of policing and prosecution.

“We believe this is an unjust practice that’s destroying the lives of Black Detroiters and it must stop.”

The majority of people, 70%, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon — a five-year felony — legally owned their guns and were instead accused of improperly storing their guns while driving. Michigan is an open-carry state, but the definition of what constitutes “open” is often misunderstood.

In an annual review of crime statistics Thursday, Detroit Police Chief James White said that homicides and nonfatal shootings saw a decrease in 2021 of 4% and 9%, respectively. Further, DPD was able to recover 7,869 firearms using the Regional Central Gun Intelligence Center, a tracking system that allows for gun tracking across multiple incidents and jurisdictions.

“That likely resulted in a number of people not meeting their demise,” White said Thursday. “Getting 7,000 guns off the street there’s likely a large number of funerals that did not happen.”

Because black individuals collectively commit a disproportionate amount of crime, the standards once governing our society must be abandoned.

Just drop all charges against blacks for not just these crimes in Detroit, but every crime individual blacks have committed in America. Call it Emmett Till Immunity.

 

Invade the world.

Invite the world.

Capitulate your country – past, present, and future – all so you won’t be called racist. [Muslim group asks State Rep. Mike Holmes to drop out of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Al.com, January 11, 2021]:

A Muslim civil rights group today called on State Rep. Mike Holmes to drop his membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

“It is unacceptable for a lawmaker, whose duty it is to represent all constituents in his district, to be a member of an organization that honors traitors and white supremacists,” said Ibrahim Hooper, director of national communications for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

Holmes, informed of Hooper’s statement, declined CAIR’s request.

“I have no plans of leaving the Sons of Confederate Veterans,” said Holmes, reached by AL.com this morning.

In a story by AL.com columnist Kyle Whitmire published today, “Alabama Capitol is a Crime Scene,” Holmes defended his membership in the group, saying his ancestors fought in the Confederate army because they felt their “way of life was being threatened.” He said none of his ancestors owned slaves.

CAIR has repeatedly called for the removal of Confederate flags, statues and symbols from public spaces nationwide. Last year, CAIR condemned a threat by the Alabama state Attorney General’s Office to fine the city of Montgomery for dropping a Confederate street name and supported renaming a school in Huntsville, Ala., currently named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.

One of these days, the wrong individual will be poked. Those in power will demand obedience. They will demand silence in the face of the rape of all he holds dear.

They will call him a “racist.”

He’ll respond, “who cares.”

Not only for our posterity, but for the memory of who came before us.

Only due to misguided immigration are Muslims even in our country. Now they demand we renounce our history.

Never forget our earliest battles were to stop white slavery via the Barbary pirates…

 

According to US Census Bureau data, 2020 Milwaukee is 38 percent black and 35 percent white. In 2021, the city posted a new record for homicides in a year with 197. As of right now, 89 percent of the suspects (with a clearance rate of only 45 percent for homicides, the total number of murders committed by black individuals could approach 96 percent) are black. [Another record-breaking year of homicides ends with 197 lives lost in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 1, 2022]:

A record 197 people were killed in homicides in Milwaukee in 2021, but the toll it has taken on the community can’t be expressed by any number.

At an annual vigil Thursday that honored all the lives lost during a second straight record-breaking year of violence in Milwaukee, Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson again encouraged residents to relay messages of peace among each other.

“Violence, especially deadly violence — it harms not just the person they’re aiming that violence towards,” Johnson said. “It has a ripple effect to their family. When you kill somebody, you’re not just taking their life, you’re taking a little piece of their mom away, you’re taking a little piece of their brother away, and their father and so on and so forth.

“It’s irreparable harm to our community.”

More than a hundred of those mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, coworkers, peers and friends attended Thursday’s annual homicide vigil organized by the community center Northcott Neighborhood House.

For several decades, the event has provided a space for those grieving the pain of a loved one who was taken far too soon. It was also sponsored by Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope, Pastors United and hosted by the Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church, at 2412 N. 6th St.

Ceasar Banks III, 28, is the brother of two men honored Thursday — Charleston L. Compton, 41, and Dominic A. Carter, 35. He hailed them as mentors not just to himself, but to many of Milwaukee’s youth.

“They had people looking up to them,” Banks said. “It’s been hard. You got to push through it.”

Although the Milwaukee Police Department crime dashboard and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office put the final 2021 homicide count at 197, the vigil honored 214 victims — including those who were killed in police shootings and incidents that were ruled justified self-defense. The number put forth by law enforcement could change if other incidents are later ruled self-defense.

Each name was read aloud during the vigil and printed on a candle.

In 2020, the city experienced 190 homicides, more than doubling the figure from 2019 and smashing a record set in 1991 by 15%.

It’s been a harrowing two years that came after homicides in the city declined 34% from 2015 through 2019, when 97 homicides were reported.

“We feel your pain, it is palpable,” Arnitta Holliman, the director of the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, told the audience. “We feel the intensity of your fear and your uncertainty and your frustration around violence in the city.”

The pattern of fatal violence in Milwaukee is present across the country. From 2019 to 2020, the U.S. saw a 29% rise in homicides, the largest jump from one year to the next since at least 1960, a New York Times analysis found.

As of Dec. 8, 12 major cities broke their homicide record in 2021, including Philadelphia; St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; and Austin, Texas, according to ABC News. Five of those 12, including Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis, have now set new records in two straight years.

Experts and local officials in Milwaukee have consistently cited the effects of the pandemic, which disrupted employment, education and social service outreach for millions of Americans; declining police legitimacy, especially after the murder of George Floyd; and the increased carrying of firearms as causes behind the rise in violence.

Following decades of poverty, neglect and racial segregation in Milwaukee’s north and northwest sides, which are home to predominantly Black residents, victims of nonfatal shootings and homicides in 2021 are 88% Black, while suspects are 89% Black, according to the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission.

So after a racial revolution in 2020, we should be seeing the fruits of the planting of Black Live Matter all across America, right? Especially in Milwaukee, where almost every homicide – a record number for the city in 2021 – has a black suspect..

Instead, we see the opposite… how many homicides would there be in Milwaukee if the city didn’t have any black residents?

 

At this point, why should white people trust the Federal Government? [Food and Drug Administration Guidance Drives Racial Rationing of COVID Drugs: State triage policies cite FDA guidance to justify allocating care based on race, FreeBeacon.com, January 7, 2022]:

In New York, racial minorities are automatically eligible for scarce COVID-19 therapeutics, regardless of age or underlying conditions. In Utah, “Latinx ethnicity” counts for more points than “congestive heart failure” in a patient’s “COVID-19 risk score”—the state’s framework for allocating monoclonal antibodies. And in Minnesota, health officials have devised their own “ethical framework” that prioritizes black 18-year-olds over white 64-year-olds—even though the latter are at much higher risk of severe disease.

These schemes have sparked widespread condemnation of the state governments implementing them. But the idea to use race to determine drug eligibility wasn’t hatched in local health departments; it came directly from the federal Food and Drug Administration.

When the FDA issued its emergency use authorizations for monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals, it authorized them only for “high risk” patients—and issued guidance on what factors put patients at risk. One of those factors was race.

The FDA “fact sheet” for Sotrovimab, the only monoclonal antibody effective against the Omicron variant, states that “race or ethnicity” can “place individual patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19.” The fact sheet for Paxlovid, Pfizer’s new antiviral pill, uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s definition of “high risk,” which states that “systemic health and social inequities” have put minorities “at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.”

The guidance sheets are nonbinding and do not require clinicians to racially allocate the drugs. But states have nonetheless relied on them to justify race-based triage.

“The FDA has acknowledged that in addition to certain underlying health conditions, race and ethnicity ‘may also place individual patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19,’” Minnesota’s plan reads. “FDA’s acknowledgment means that race and ethnicity alone, apart from other underlying health conditions, may be considered in determining eligibility for [monoclonal antibodies].”

Utah’s plan contains similar language. In a section on the “Ethical Justification for Using Race/Ethnicity in Patient Selection,” it notes that the FDA “specifically states that race and ethnicity may be considered when identifying patients most likely to benefit from this lifesaving treatment.”

The FDA declined to comment on either state’s plan, saying only that “there are no limitations on the authorizations that would restrict their use in individuals based on race.”

The triage plans are part of a broader push to rectify racial health disparities through race-conscious means. In March of last year, for example, two doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston outlined an “antiracist agenda for medicine” that involved “offering preferential care based on race.” And last year, Vermont and New Hampshire both gave racial minorities priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in at least one formal civil rights complaint against New Hampshire.

The trend has alarmed Roger Severino, the former civil rights director at the Department of Health and Human Services, who called racial preferences in medicine a “corrosive and grossly unfair” practice.

“Our civil rights laws are not suspended during a public health emergency,” Severino said. “We should never deny someone life-saving health care because of the color of their skin.”

The triage plans show how federal guidelines can encourage this sort of race discrimination. They also suggest that the FDA is making political judgments, not just scientific ones.

“They’re injecting politics into science,” said a former senior HHS official. “That’s something the Trump administration was pilloried for allegedly doing.”

One clear sign of that politicization, several legal and medical experts said, is the guidance’s double standard between race and sex. Men in the United States have proven to be about 60 percent more likely than women to die of the disease, according to research from the Brookings Institution, and within some age brackets the mortality gap is even larger.

They want us to die. In less than two year since the China Virus invaded America, we now see how non-whites health are prioritized over white people.

Race doesn’t exist, until it does.

The past two years have taught millions of white people our own government is not only anti-white, but prioritizes non-white lives above white lives. There’s no going back.

 

According to US Census Bureau data, 2020 New Orleans is 59 percent black and 30 percent white. It’s a well established fact almost all murders are intra-racial (meaning black on black or white on white), so when we look at 2021 homicide data for New Orleans, it shouldn’t be a shock to see the city being one of the most violent in America.

Not just that, but 92 percent of homicide victims are black. Meaning, we can logically deduce 92 – 95 percent of suspects in the homicides will be black as well. [New Orleans ends 2021 with 218 murders: ‘We’ll never get over this’: For two years in a row, New Orleans has had a rise in murders. Three brothers were among the year’s victims., WDSU.com, January 6, 2022]:

There were 218 lives were lost to murder in New Orleans in 2021, according to the New Orleans Police Department. It’s the most murders in a year in the city since before Hurricane Katrina, when the population was about 15% larger.

It also marks the second annual increase in murders in the city after 2019’s 50-year low of 120 murders, which one crime analyst points out was still high for a city the size of New Orleans.

The critical issue, I think, is what does 2022 look like? What does 2023 look like? Is this the new normal? Over 200 murders a year in a city of 400,000 people?” criminologist Peter Scharf of LSU School of Public Health said. “That’s a disaster.”

New Orleans’ murder rate has been among the highest in the country for decades, hitting a peak in 1994, when 424 people were killed. While important to gauge how the city’s prevention and response to violence, the numbers hide the human toll of the violence.

“We’ll never get over this,” said a relative of Brandon, Bradley and Bryan Veal, brothers ages 30, 26 and 21. The Veal brothers were shot dead in two separate shootings on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, both in Central City.

“That changes the dynamic of a family forever and that’s what I don’t think people understand, that it was a forever change. It’s permanent. There’s no counseling, there’s no books there’s no self-help, there’s nothing that you’re going to hear there’s going to undo that,” said the same relative.

The brothers’ relatives, who WDSU is not naming out of concern for their safety, said they had a close bond and took good care of their mother, who struggled with mental health problems and is now without her caregivers. Graduates of St. Augustine High School and Helen Cox High School, all three were jokesters with a lot going for them, the relatives said.

“They were just good guys all the way around, big gentle giants,” another relative said.

Brandon left behind an elementary-school-aged son who last week spent his first Christmas without his father.

“It’s really gonna be a strong haul for that little guy. But I tell you what, I’m gonna be there for him as much as I possibly can,” said the relative.

The brothers represent a demographic that makes up nearly 80% of the city’s murder victims — Black men, according to reports from NOPD and Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office tracked by WDSU. Black men make up about 30% of the city’s population.

Black women make up about 12% of the city’s 2021 murder victims, and white men account for about 5%. The reminding 3% were comprised of white women, Hispanic men and an Asian man.

Like about 90% of this year’s murder victims, the Veal brothers were fatally shot.

“What I’m concerned with is the lack of respect for life. The boldness of our criminals right now and their willingness to do whatever it takes to get whatever their point is across,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said Dec. 26, at a murder scene in Algiers where a 7-year-old girl had been shot dead.

Dillon Burton was one of about 17 juvenile homicide victims in 2021, according to data tracked by WDSU. The year’s youngest victim was an infant, and the oldest was 62.

Data also shows almost half the city’s murders happened in 2 of NOPD’s eight police districts — the fifth and seventh. Those are made up of two predominantly Black areas — the 9th ward, and New Orleans East.

Crime data analyst Jeff Asher said national trends like an uptick in gun ownership and struggles related to the pandemic likely play a role in the increase in murders but cannot fully explain the violence in New Orleans.

As city leaders absorb the stats along with the community, the veal family has a message: “Our family members are statistics. But that statistic can never connect to a point where they can understand the pain. And we need we need closure there. There’s no closure,” one relative said.

One of the brothers’ relatives asked that anyone interested in donating to increase the Crimestoppers reward to contact that organization.

So after a racial revolution in 2020, we should be seeing the fruits of the planting of Black Live Matter all across America, right? Especially in New Orleans.

Instead, we see the opposite… how many homicides would there be in New Orleans if the city didn’t have any black residents?

 

Previously on SBPDL: Real Estate Website Redfin.Com Decides to Abandon Publishing Crime Data in Neighborhoods Because It “Reinforces Racial Bias” Against Blacks

Another real estate website has decided not to add crime data to their database, all in “an effort to avoid penalizing Black and Latino communities.”[Realtor.com nixes crime map in effort to promote fair housing: The listing site will find other ways to integrate safety data in the upcoming months, The Real Deal, December 15, 2021]:

Home shoppers viewing listings on Realtor.com might notice something missing: The website has removed the crime map layer from all of its search results.

The move, made early this month, is an effort to avoid penalizing Black and Latino communities, according to the company.

Realtor.com decided to “rethink the safety information” on listings in order to provide fair and accurate neighborhood data for homebuyers, CEO David Doctorow wrote in a post this week.

“Historically, our industry has rated neighborhoods using metrics that unfairly penalize communities of color,” Doctorow said. “We can all do a better job explaining the facts in a way that does not unfairly penalize neighborhoods, towns and cities.”

The site plans to spend the next few months figuring out new ways to integrate safety data on its platform. The company declined to comment beyond the CEO’s posted explanation.

Doctorow said he was struck by stories about the hurdles Black, Hispanic and Asian homebuyers face, whether it be racial steering or discrimination in the appraisal and mortgage processes.

“We know that a person’s home can affect many other things — their education, their health, the opportunities they and their children will have in life,” Doctorow said. Housing segregation is interconnected with other social and racial equity challenges, he added.

Nixing crime maps is one of a handful of steps Doctorow said the industry should take to promote fair housing. Others include incentivizing agents to represent properties valued at \$150,000 and lower, and improving transparency and education to remove bias from appraisals and lending.

“We cannot let more years go by and accept the same inequities to persist in our industry,” Doctorow said. “Consider this an open invitation to senior leaders in real estate to come together to agree on meaningful ways to address fair housing in our country.”

No need to invent the wheel…

But what if the offenders of crime are actually “young, male, and black?”

Reality has a well-known racial bias, no attempts to blame on white privilege can overcome.

We are witnessing a Communist coup in America, where attempts to be honest about race and crime must be met with censorship, because perpetuating stereotypes is a greater sin than actually reporting the demographic responsible for most crime in America.

 

In a normal society, a story like this would be front page news across the country and the only topic of conversation on cable news.

The state must always have the monopoly on violence, or else it is no longer legitimate.

In Black-Run America (BRA), white lives are expendable. White police officers? Not even worth commenting on, unless they do something negative to a black suspect.

[Female cop was ‘shot dead in cold blood with her own gun as she pleaded for her life’: Illinois prosecutors seek death penalty for man and woman arrested for her murder and for critically injuring her partner, Daily Mail, January 3, 2022]:

  • An Illinois prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris who are accused of injuring a police officer and killing another
  • Illinois is not a death penalty state, but the U.S. Attorney General can authorizing a filing for the ultimate punishment under certain circumstances
  • Sullivan and Harris are charged with shooting dead Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, on Wednesday and wounding her partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, 27
  • Rittimanic pleaded with the pair for her life before she was fatally shot
  • According to Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe, her last words were ‘you don’t have to do this, please just go, please don’t please don’t’

A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for two people charged with shooting dead a veteran Illinois police officer with her own weapon as she pleaded for her life on the ground and critically wounding her partner, who is now fighting for his life.

Although Illinois isn’t a death penalty state, the U.S. Attorney General can authorize the filing of a petition to seek out the punishment in certain federal murder cases.

In court on Monday, Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe painted the picture of a cold-blooded killing that deserved that designation during a bond hearing for Xandria Harris, 26, of Bradley in the county’s Circuit Court.

She and Darius Sullivan of Bourbonnais 25, are charged with fatally shooting Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, and critically wounding her partner, Officer Tyler Bailey, 27, late Wednesday. Bailey is hospitalized at a Chicago-area hospital.

Sullivan was wanted on a bench warrant, according to court documents, and he had previously run from Bradley police officers trying to arrest him.

‘At the time Sullivan fired the fatal shots into Sgt. Rittmanic, Sgt. Rittmanic was pleading with them to just leave, “you don’t have to do this, please just go, please don’t please don’t.” She was desperately pleading for her life,’ Rowe said, according to court documents.

‘I will be submitting an official request to the U.S. Attorney General for the Central District of Illinois and to the U.S. Attorney General to review the first degree murder case pending against Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris for federal murder charges, and pursue a federal sentence of death against both defendants,’ Rowe said.

Her name is Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, a white female police officer executed in cold blood by two blacks.

We don’t have to live like this.

In our paradigm, George Floyd is a hero. In the world we wish to leave to our posterity, Sgt. Rittmanic is worth remembering and noting how she died: pleading for her life before two blacks executed her.

 

“Racial disparity” is the magic word for ensuring black individuals – who collectively commit the majority of crime in New York City – are now protected by the brand new black Manhattan District Attorney. [Manhattan DA to stop seeking prison sentences in slew of criminal cases, New York Post, January 4, 2022]:

Manhattan’s new DA has ordered his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals and to downgrade felony charges in cases including armed robberies and drug dealing. In his first memo to staff on Monday, Alvin Bragg said his office “will not seek a carceral sentence” except with homicides and a handful of other cases, including domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes and public corruption. “This rule may be excepted only in extraordinary circumstances.”

Assistant district attorneys must also now keep in mind the “impacts of incarceration,” including whether it really does increase public safety, potential future barriers to convicts involving housing and employment, the financial cost of prison and the racial disparities over who gets time.” In cases where prosecutors do seek to put a convict behind bars, the request can be for no more than 20 years. (No prison for life.) Armed robbers who use guns or other deadly weapons to stick up stores and other businesses will be prosecuted only for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, provided no victims were seriously injured. Seriously injured.

“ADAs should use their judgment and experience to evaluate the person arrested, and identify people: who suffer from mental illness; who are unhoused; who commit crimes of poverty; or who suffer from substance use disorders. Charges should be brought consistent with the goal of providing services to such individuals.”

Mayor Eric Adams is a a former NYPD captain who was elected on a law-and-order platform. “I have a lot of respect for DA Bragg, a former prosecutor. He has a real vision.” Adams appeared alongside Bragg at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network headquarters in Harlem after both men won their Democratic Party primary races.

At the time, Adams said Bragg’s views on addressing crime were “no different than mine,” adding: “Alvin Bragg is going to redefine the prosecutor’s office and how we are going to ensure that we don’t criminalize young people every day in this city.” Not criminalize young people; just terrorize citizens and make them move out.

Armed robberies are now a viewed as petty larceny, a misdemeanor, according the new black DA of Manhattan and his first official memo upon taking office. No prison for life either, as prosecutors can only seek 20 years for those accused of a crime.

Just go ahead, guys: make it illegal to arrest black people in New York City.

 

Race is a social construct until it isn’t.

Race doesn’t exist until it does. [NYC will consider race when distributing life-saving COVID treatments, NY Post, January 1, 2022]:

New York City will take a patient’s race into account when distributing potentially life-saving COVID treatments, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene revealed on their website.

The city will “consider race and ethnicity when assessing individual risk,” reads the agency’s official guidance from Dec. 20, which adds that “longstanding systemic health and social inequities” can contribute to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19.

The guidance applies to both the distribution of monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals like Paxlovid and Molnupiravir.

“Monoclonal antibody treatments have averted at least 1,100 hospitalizations and at least 500 deaths among people treated in New York City,” the city said in October.

The race-based approach in treatment has already begun to have real-world consequences. One Staten Island doctor said he filled two prescriptions for Paxlovid this week and was asked by the pharmacist to disclose the race of his patients before the treatment was authorized.

“In my 30 years of being a physician I have never been asked that question when I have prescribed any treatment,” said the doctor, who requested anonymity. “The mere fact of having to ask this question is a slippery slope.”

Both patients, who are white, were ultimately granted their prescriptions.

A recent “Request for Proposals,” form on behalf of the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stressed the agency’s commitment to “racial equity.”

“The … DOHMH is committed to improving health outcomes for all New Yorkers by explicitly advancing racial equity and social justice. Racial equity does not mean simply treating everyone equally, but rather, allocating resources and services in such a way that explicitly addresses barriers imposed by structural racism (i.e. policies and institutional practices that perpetuate racial inequity) and White privilege,” it read.

It is unclear if the new “race” guidance has yet to exclude whites from getting treatment, but observers and doctors fear that a system is being created that could lead to racial exclusions in the future during a drug shortage or case surge.

“We are collecting demographic data on COVID antivirals at the request of the city for anonymized data reporting purposes only, as is commonly done with COVID tests and vaccines,” Michael Krueger, a pharmacy rep said. For now, the city is participating exclusively with Alto Pharmacy to distribute the new drugs.

Medical experts said it is correct for COVID treatment to be allocated based who is at the highest risk, but stressed that race was not a biological risk factor.

“I have not seen [race] as one of the risk factors for severe disease and death,” Martin Kulldorff, a Harvard epidemiologist and professor, told The Post. “The reason that a lot of African Americans have died in New York — which is true — is because the rich people and more affluent were working from home while the working class were exposed.”

Racial equity means white people with in New York deserve to die, because they are white and not BIPOC.

White privilege, right?

 

Your weekly reminder, Wakanda isn’t real. [We’ve seen lifelong friends kill each other:’ How a state capital became one of the deadliest US cities, CNN, December 28, 2021]:

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN)Around Thanksgiving, this crisis-plagued state capital saw a series of shootings that pushed the year’s homicide total past 130, setting a grim annual record for a city that over the last two years has quietly become one of the country’s deadliest.

The killings, like so many in another record-setting year of American gun violence, are not the kind that receive national attention. A local business owner was shot outside a barbershop while sitting in his car. A few days later, a man was killed in a shooting that also wounded a 13-year-old boy. A 22-year-old inside a car was sprayed with gunfire at a gas station. A 63-year-old man whose death by gunfire is still largely unexplained.

In the state’s most populous city, a former Confederate stronghold that would later give way to thriving Black business districts and serve as a hub for the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, residents are now grappling with a gun violence epidemic that spiked at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and shows no signs of abating.

“We see lifelong friends kill each other, we’ve seen a son kill his mother and sister, have seen crimes that are based on social determinants and an inability of people to be engaged in institutions in which they thrive,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba told CNN during a tour of the city. 

The rising gun violence has further exposed the city’s deep-rooted social and political problems, none with easy or tidy solutions. And everyone working against this wave — from the city’s civic, law enforcement, faith, and street outreach communities — is competing not just with spiraling violence, but with a pandemic that laid bare all of society’s inequities when it became ever more difficult to address them.

There have already been 150 homicides this year through December 21, according to police, nearly all of them shootings. The city’s homicide rate is 97.6 murders per 100,000 residents, 15 times higher than the US rate of 6.5, most resulting from gunfire.

When you get up to 80 per 100,000 in a city with more than 100,000 people you’re dealing with a vanishingly small number of places with homicide rates that high,” said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

To put the numbers into perspective, in 2020 St. Louis was the country’s deadliest large city, cataloguing 87 homicides per 100,000, “and that was clearly at the top of the list of larger cities,” Rosenfeld said. “Jackson is now exceeding that level.”

For nearly every major American city, the end of spring in 2020 marked the beginning of an historic wave of homicides. By the end of the year, homicides were up by 29% from 2019, the largest year-over-year increase ever recorded by the FBI. Across much of the country, homicides spiked over the summer, following the Memorial Day murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

That heightened violence has continued through 2021 for many large cities.

More than two-thirds of the country’s most populous cities have seen more homicides in 2021 than last year, a continuation of the troubling increase in homicides that began at the onset of the pandemic in 2020, according to a CNN analysis of over 40 major cities.

Jackson, a solidly Democratic city in a state that is solidly Republican, shattered its homicide record in 2020 with 130 — the previous high of 92 homicides in 1995, about the time when homicides in America peaked.

People in the city of Jackson were demanding that they have some representation, and until that time … it was guaranteed that as long as the city was majority White and people who voted were majority White, it was guaranteed to elect three White men in a city that was majority Black or close to it,” Luckett said.

The city’s population shrank from almost 200,000 in 1990 to about 160,000 in 2020. Its decline in population in these three decades was driven almost entirely by White flight. The city was 56% Black in 1990. By 2020, 82% of the city’s residents were Black.

An 82 percent black city, completely dominated by black elected and appointed officials, with a heavily majority black bureaucracy, happens to boast one of the most shocking homicide rates in not just the United States, but the entire world.

Yes, Wakanda isn’t real. What black people create, independent of white people, is 2021 Jackson, Mississippi: perhaps the most violent city in the world.

It’s a third world city, a reminder of what a day without white people in America would look, were black individuals collectively left to their own devices.

 

 

 

Can one story sum up the insanity of the mandated belief in Black Lives Matter? This one can.

[State Sen. Sharif Street’s Office, Philadelphia NAACP Struck By Bullets In Philadelphia Shooting That Left Man In Critical Condition, Philadelphia CBS, December 15, 2021]:

A Pennsylvania State Senator’s office and the office of the Philadelphia NAACP were struck by gunfire in a shooting in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood Monday night. Police say the shooting left a 25-year-old fighting for his life after being shot multiple times throughout the body on the 4400 block of Germantown Avenue near Windrim Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

Bullet holes surround a “don’t shoot” sign at the Nicetown NAACP office. Several bullets also shattered the windows of state Sen. Shariff Street’s office next door. Evidence of yet another shooting that played out on the streets.

“When I walked up, I saw multiple bullet holes in the reinforced glass. This is glass strong enough that if you were to punch it, you might hurt your hand as opposed to breaking the glass. And these bullet holes ripped right through it,” Street said.

Staffers believe the bullets were from a “high-impact” weapon due to shell casings found inside the office.

Street’s office was closed, as well as the NAACP office, Monday night when police say a 25-year-old male shooting victim was found in the Germantown Avenue area with several gunshot wounds to both legs.

Shell casings littered the crime scene in an area where there’s been an uptick in violence.

“I looked at the window from the inside where the bullets had come in, and I looked at where my receptionist sat, the bullet holes were on either side of where she sat,” Street said.

Street says at least 50% of his staff, including himself, has been impacted by losing loved ones to gun violence, and this is yet another reminder of crime hitting too close to home. He’s advocating for more money to support crisis intervention programs that help stem violence.

“Funding programs like this with these trusted messengers to go out in the streets and intervene, they prevent murders, they prevent crime, they prevent shootings,” Street said.

“I was shocked,” Philadelphia NAACP President Catherine Hicks said.

Members of the Philadelphia NAACP are also shaken by the remnants of bullets in their office. They say it stirs them to do more to stop the city’s crime wave.

“I’m concerned that these random shootings are just happening more often. This should be a place that people are comfortable with showing up and feel like it’s a safe haven,” Hicks said.

Street drove to his Philadelphia office from Harrisburg overnight to survey the damage. He is back in Harrisburg Tuesday and is shaken, but he’s using the incident to continue pushing forward his efforts for state funding aimed at violence prevention.

Hicks says she is disappointed by the incident but grateful that no one was in the offices at the time. She adds that the NAACP is a “safe haven for people to get help. They should not have to worry about being shot while getting there.”

The shooting is currently being investigated by the Northwest Detective Division.

At a press conference Tuesday night at that same NAACP office, city and local leaders shared their frustration and anger about the scourge of gun violence in Philadelphia, affecting mostly the city’s poor Black communities.

“We are tired out of the same things happening,” Hicks said. “We’re asking for help, but we’re also letting you know that we’re here in solidarity. We are not going to stop doing what we do. The NAACP is here to help.”

As of Dec. 9, nearly 2,200 Philadelphians have been shot — 84% of them were classified as African American — and of the city’s record high and counting 529 homicides this year, 457 died because of gunshot wounds.

“We’re in a state of war in the City of Philadelphia and in many cities across America,” said Bishop Louis J. Felton, the First Vice President of the Philadelphia NAACP. “The United States of America must stand up to the proliferation of guns and a lackluster culture that does not stand up to illegal guns pouring into our community.”

The tooth fairy isn’t real. The Easter Bunny isn’t real. Santa Claus isn’t. And with this story, we know Black Lives Matter-ing isn’t real, just a fairy tale devised to maximize white guilt.

Just as almost every homicide and nonfatal shooting in 2021 Philadelphia has a black suspect, you don’t have to guess who shot up the Philadelphia NAACP headquarters, including leaving the “Don’t Shoot” sign riddled with bullets.

 

 

It’s real simple: four unarmed blacks were killed by police in 2021; 26 police were killed by black suspects in 2021. [Where is the outrage over the killing of Baltimore police officer Keona Holley?, NY Post, December 30, 2021]:

It was an iconic moment in the coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the US Capitol: CNN anchor Don Lemon wept at video footage of police officer Daniel Hodges being crushed in a door by the mob. Officer Hodges survived but suffered headaches for a week.

If Lemon has cried over previous or subsequent attacks on officers, an informal search of the record does not reveal it. The rest of the media were similarly — and uncharacteristically — moved by the Jan. 6 assaults. The New York Times and other outlets ran long reports on the emotional trauma experienced by the Capitol defenders, none of whom was lethally injured in the attacks. In what might be a first in modern media history, the lieutenant who killed the unarmed Ashli Babbitt was even given a sympathetic interview on NBC, after half a year of media inattention to the seemingly unjustified shooting. The interracial aspect of that officer-involved killing (black officer, white victim) was not deemed noteworthy, unlike officer-involved killings where the races are reversed.

On Dec. 16, 2021, Police Officer Keona Holley was assassinated sitting alone in her patrol car at 1:30 a.m. in southern Baltimore. Travon Shaw, 32, a violent felon awaiting trial on a gun possession charge, shot her from behind, according to his accomplice — striking Holley twice in the head, once in the leg and once in the hand. A week after the ambush, Holley was removed from life support and died, leaving behind four children and a stricken police force.

A bystander filmed the aftermath of the shooting and posted the video on Instagram. He can be heard urging viewers not to report the assault, since the police harass members of the community.

Much of the media seem to have taken his advice. The New York Times has not run one story on the murder, though it has published in the interim several long features on police shootings and alleged police racism.

The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post have covered the incident, but elsewhere, the coverage has been thin to nonexistent.

And yet the murder of police officers is, on a per-capita basis, a far more significant problem than fatal officer shootings of civilians. And the killing of police officers by black civilians is a far more significant problem than the killing of unarmed blacks by police officers. As of Nov. 30, 2021, 67 police officers had been feloniously killed by criminals. Conservatively using the 2019 national headcount of 697,196 sworn officers (now undoubtedly lower), 9.6 officers per 100,000 officers were feloniously killed through November.

As of Dec. 27, 2021, four unarmed black people have been slain by police officers since the start of the year, according to the Washington Post. The Post’s “unarmed” category includes violently resisting crime suspects. Those four unarmed black people represent .000008 percent of the nation’s nearly 47 million self-identified blacks, or less than 1/100 of one person killed by a cop per 100,000 blacks.

Historically, black males have made up over 40 percent of cop-killers nationwide, though black males are 6 percent of the population. Conservatively estimating that 40 percent of the cop-killers this year have been black, 26 officers have been killed by a black suspect in 2021, for a rate of nearly four cops per 100,000 officers killed by black civilians. A police officer is about 400 times as likely to be killed by a black suspect as an unarmed black is to be killed by a police officer.

Murders of police officers were up nearly 56 percent through the end of November compared with 2020, a year that already saw surging anti-cop violence in the wake of the George Floyd race riots. Like the assassination of Baltimore officer Holley, those killings get almost no attention from the national media, since they occur disproportionately as part of the daily gun violence that afflicts inner cities and that is also beneath media notice.

Will 2021 represent one of those years helping set in motion the pendulum of justice swinging back toward law and order?

Yes.

It’s our job to make sure it not only never leaves this setting, but goes in a more hardcore direction, punishing those who momentarily disabled law and order from being enacted.

Remember: police only do what they are told. It’s our duty to be the ones giving orders. Then, the pendulum never has a chance of swinging back toward Communism again.

Under a nation governed by the principles of Black Lives Matter, police lives don’t matter. Nor do any lives save black criminals who have bad encounters with police. Under the current paradigm, all police who encounter black criminals are on the verge of being the next Derek Chauvin.

In 2022, this insanity starts to end. For good.

 

Previously on SBPDL: A Glimpse of Biden’s America: Massive Redistribution of White Taxpayer Wealth Proposed as Part of “Justice for Black Farmers Act”

So now Biden’s Treasury Department decides to release \$8.7 billion – white taxpayer money – too help increase lending to exclusively minority-owned businesses across America. How is this Constitutional, you might ask? Whatever benefits BIPOCS, at the expense, is obviously Constitutional in Black-Run America (BRA). [Treasury Department awards \$8.7 billion to help boost lending to minority-owned businesses, Fortune.com, December 14, 2021]:

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday the release of \$8.7 billion to help increase lending to small and minority-owned businesses and people living in poorer communities with limited access to banking.

The funds from the Emergency Capital Investment Program, which was created this year, will go to 186 community-based financial institutions. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed the investments in remarks at the Freedman’s Bank Forum, which was hosted by the Treasury Department.

“The wealth gap persists today, the homeownership gap persists,” Harris said of the need for the investments. “Black entrepreneurs are three times more likely to report that a lack of access to capital negatively affects their profit margins.”

Yellen stressed that there would be a direct link between the money being provided and businesses in local communities, saying that she recently met the owner of a tea company in Atlanta called “Just Add Honey” who lacked the financial credit to keep all her shops open during the pandemic.

“Here, it’s very easy to connect the policy with the personal,” Yellen said. “What this will do is prevent small business owners of color from closing two of their locations. And better yet, it will help people open two more.”

Black Americans represent 13.4% of the U.S. population, yet Federal Reserve figures show they control just 4.3% of household wealth. More than half of Black household wealth is in the form of pension entitlements, which cannot be passed along to future generations. This inequity makes it harder for people living in predominantly Black communities to qualify for business loans and mortgages in ways that could help build their net worth.

The \$8.7 billion will be going to institutions headquartered in 36 states, as well as Guam and Washington, D.C. Roughly 54% of the funds is going to banks and 46% to credit unions. The distributions will range from more than \$200 million for the largest institutions to less than \$100,000 for smaller ones.

The wealth gap… the homeownership gap… it’s all due to white supremacy, right?

In the absence of whiteness, shouldn’t black businesses (and BIPOC businesses) thrive and prosper? If whiteness is the great impediment to BIPOC success, then a dearth of whiteness should immediately be a cause for the thriving of blackness and black-owned businesses.

Right?

Why is the opposite the case?

It will just take one white-owned business to sue to end this insanity on the grounds of discrimination.

 

 

Mere miles from a forum held to address black gun violence in Tampa Bay, Florida, two blacks are shot dead. [2 shot dead on day of Tampa gun violence forum: ‘We’re killing each other’: A top-ranking Black officer acknowledges fear of retaliation, but replies, “It’s going to take your phone call. It’s gonna take your tips to reduce the shootings.”, TampaBay.com, December 29, 2021]:

A mother caught in gunfire while walking home with her 12-year-old son. A teacher whose students struggle to stay awake in class because shootings keep them up at night. A teenager who watched her sister die after both girls were shot just weeks before Christmas.

One by one, the stories of Tampa people devastated by gun violence reverberated through the Jackson Heights YET Center gym during a community forum Tuesday night attended by more than 50 people and organized by the Tampa Police Department.

The forum, led by interim Police Chief Ruben “Butch” Delgado, comes as Tampa faces an uptick in shootings and homicides. As of Dec. 7, 214 people had been shot in 2021, 45 of them homicides, police data shows. That compares to 37 homicides at the same time last year.

Two more people were shot to death in Tampa in the hours before the Tuesday forum, one of them just 2 miles from the Jackson Heights center. Both victims were male, 16 and 18. Homicides for the year now total 48.

The forum was the first of a series of community conversations police will host across the city bringing the community and law enforcement together to address the scourge.

“I’ll do these in every community until we don’t have to do them anymore,” Delgado said.

Co-founder of Rise Up For Peace, a nonprofit working to reduce gun violence in Tampa, Brown started the organization after her 27-year-old son, Devantè, was fatally shot last year when he was caught in gunfire while walking near the apartment complex where he lived.

Brown helped organize the Tuesday forum, and as she spoke, she fought back tears.

“I’m begging and I’m pleading with you,” she said. “We’re afraid to walk out of our doors, we don’t know what’s going to happen. We got to do something about this. We’re killing each other.”

There’s not a community in America that is majority white where this type of insanity is replicated. Protecting those who engage in criminality is not a particular trait found within the white community, but it appears to be a pathology uniquely black.

 

 

 

Because so few white people engage in drive-by-shootings in the state of Washington, disparate impact must be immediately invoked to ensure racial equity keeps non-whites out of jail. [Rantz: WA Democrats’ bill says it’s ‘racial equity’ to go easy on drive-by murderers, MyNorthWest.com, December 28, 2021]:

Washington Democrats hope to go easy on drive-by murderers in order to promote racial equity for criminals. It’s the latest light-on-crime scheme pushed under the guise of being anti-racist.

House Bill 1692 lessens the criminal penalties for drive-by shootings. It prohibits using a drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating a first degree murder charge to an aggravated first degree murder. The bill is also retroactive, lessening punishment for those already found guilty in drive-by shooting cases. It even offers carve-outs to release felons from jail if they committed their violent act when they were under 21-years-old.

The bill’s sponsors, state Representatives Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton) and David Hackney (D-Tukwila), pre-filed the bill ahead of the Jan. 10, 2022, start to the legislative session. They claim this change promotes “racial equity in the criminal legal system.” It does no such thing. It merely goes easy on criminals who deserve lifetime jail sentences.

Democrats again side with criminals

Criminals found guilty of first degree murder face a maximum sentence of life without parole. These crimes are usually pre-meditated, though a murder that shows extreme indifference to human life also qualifies. Due to sentencing guidelines, first degree murder charges usually result in a sentence of 20-30 years, with 20 years being the minimum.

Under current state laws, a drive-by shooting qualifies for an aggravatedfirst degree murder charge. It isn’t regularly charged as the partisan prosecutor’s office in the county drive-by shootings are most likely to occur — King County — is reticent to dole out life sentences. The aggravated classification, however, remains an option for a future prosecutor’s office when faced with a suspect who is truly evil. It can also provide a disincentive for criminals to engage in such behavior.

his class A felony comes with a mandatory penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Thanks to the Washington State Supreme Court, drive-by murderers under 21 cannot serve life without parole.

Other aggravating circumstances that qualify for mandatory life sentence without parole include murder-for-hire, rape, kidnapping, and arson. It would normally qualify for the death penalty, but the progressive the state Supreme Court abolished it, citing racial bias.

HB 1692, if passed, would remove drive-by shootings from the list of aggravated factors. Thus, a drive-by murderer, if charged and convicted, could be released from prison. But the bill goes even farther than reclassifying drive-by shootings.

Bill retroactively applies the new standards

HB 1692 is retroactive if a drive-by shooting was the only aggravating factor in the first degree murder charge.

A lazy implication by lawmakers, one who won’t respond to basic questions

Reps. Simmons and Hackney claim in the bill’s introduction that this is about “promoting racial equity in the criminal legal system.” But the neither the bill nor the lawmakers explain how the bill would do that.

Hackney did not respond to multiple requests for comment. His district, which includes south Seattle, Tukwila, Renton and Kent, are cities that experience a high number of drive-by shootings. The gun violence has prompted area-Mayors to demand more legal consequences to those perpetuating the gun violence. And Washington has been ranked amongst the worst states for drive-by shootings.

Simmons, however, offered a statement.

Through her office, Simmons argued that first degree murder “is a heinous crime which already carries a long and serious sentence.” But, she added, “it’s clear that [this aggravated classification] was targeted at gangs that were predominantly young and Black.” She argues it’s an example of “systemic racism.”

And while Simmons wants to make this issue about saving children from life sentences, her bill applies to adults, the majority of which commit gang-related gun violence. And no child can get life without parole for a drive-by murder in Washington state.

Her argument doesn’t make sense.

Drive-by charges target gang members? No kidding.

Given that drive-by shootings are a common practice of gangs, and that gangs in this country are majority Hispanic and Black, one could see the disproportionality argument coming: that Hispanic or Black criminals are more likely to spend life in prison without parole than white criminals due to this aggravating factor.

But disproportionality arguments are relatively useless as they don’t explain why the disparity exists in the first place. Progressives who view everything through a critical race theory lens argue the disparity exists due to racism. They’re seldom correct.

It’s not hard. Evil people want to criminalize white people for not committing the same amount of crime as non-whites.

How?

By not making the crime white people refuse to commit (but non-whites disproportionately commit) a criminal offense.

All in the name of racial equity.

Welcome to Black-Run America (BRA).

The joke is no longer funny.

 

Who are we kidding at this point? That’s a universal statement nearly documenting all the insanity underway across the carcass of Western Civilization. [Mankato schools vote to allow extra pay for non-white teachers, AlphaNews.com, December 21, 2021]:

The Mankato School Board voted earlier this month to allow the district to intentionally place BIPOC teachers in the same work environment — effectively segregating their workforce.

The Mankato School Board voted unanimously earlier this month for a policy that may grant additional pay exclusively to non-white teachers.

The board is chaired by Jodi Sapp, who previously came under fire for requiring concerned parents to dox themselves in order to comment on school matters. Under her leadership, the board voted to amend district policy so that non-white teachers only may receive “additional stipends” to become mentors to other non-white colleagues. The new policy will also have the district “placing American Indian educators at sites with other American Indian educators and educators of color at sites with other educators of color.”

These new measures are designed to “increase opportunity for collegial support” for BIPOC teachers, boosting the district’s retention rate among these demographics.

Critics have pointed out that the latter of the district’s new policies, which will have administrators placing teachers in work environments based on their race, looks a lot like segregation. Board members explained that this is not segregation, though, before the vote took place.

“When you’re one [minority] of a [white] majority it can be very isolating and lonely. To have a support system in place for them is not to segregate them, it is absolutely to support them,” member Erin Roberts said. “It’s not about trying to throw the few [BIPOC] individuals we have into one building. It’s about showing them they aren’t alone.”

“It creates global citizens at the end of the day,” Vice Chair Kenneth Reid added, speaking on the new policies.

These new measures are not without opponents. State Rep. Jeremy Munson criticized the new policy. “Our largest local school district just voted to pay people differently, not on merit, or by the content of their character, but based solely on the color of their skin,” he said, referring to the additional financial incentives available only to non-white teachers.

The Mankato School Board didn’t come up with this policy on its own. Rather, the board adopted the new language from Minnesota statute 122A.70, which commands that “school districts must develop teacher mentoring programs” and that districts may offer “additional stipends as incentives to mentors of color or [those] who are American Indian.”

Notably, the state law says districts “must” develop mentoring programs that “may” include race-based stipends. This means Mankato could have chosen to simply create teacher mentoring programs to boost staff retention without including a racial element.

In 2021, the ruling elite believe whiteness means you must be castigated.

In 2021, the ruling elite believe non-whites (being a BIPOC) means you must be rewarded.

This is how white privilege is overcome.

 

 

 

So wait, is USA Today mad more white youth aren’t being killed by homicide after incarceration, as apparently a new study has confirmed it’s almost exclusively black youth who get murdered after being jailed for committing a crime.

Which means upon being exonerated from jail, these black youth get involved in the same type of activities landing them in prison, only this time their individual actions collectively leave them in the morgue. [Black teens, youth more likely to be killed after incarceration, study finds, USA Today, December 23, 2021]

Black youth were more likely to be killed than whites after incarceration, a study of Ohio’s juvenile legal system found.

Homicide was the leading cause of death for youth after incarceration – accounting for more deaths than all other causes of death combined, the study by researchers at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found.

A majority of the 3,600 Ohio youth who were incarcerated were Black, and most of those who were killed after release were Black, male and younger than 21, the authors reported.

Black youth made up 70% of those who died after release, according to the analysis, and were more likely to be killed than white youths. Most of the young adults in the study were incarcerated for a year or less and weren’t repeat offenders.

The study echoes national analyses and reflects a public health concern and systemic lack of support for at-risk young people, especially Black youth, before and after incarceration, experts say.

Gun violence disparity:Young Black men and teens are killed by guns 20 times more than their white counterparts, CDC data shows

Lead author Donna Ruch, is a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Suicide Prevention and Research.

“These were violent deaths,” she said. “Kids that were coming out of the justice system had higher rates of mortality overall.”

Ruch said the high rates and disproportionality of the crisis are “alarming.”

“Black youth were disproportionately more likely for early mortality. Sixty-percent of the kids that were incarcerated were Black, but close to 71% of the kids that died were Black. It’s compounding. It’s not getting better,” she said. “Let’s not forget about these kids when they’re released back into the community.”

White youth were more likely than Black youth to die by overdose or suicide, seven times as likely to die by suicide than the general population white youth of the same age.

“Incarceration is a risk marker for early mortality in youth, and our study results suggest that successful strategies to prevent delinquency and reduce or even eliminate youth incarceration have the potential to decrease mortality risk in this vulnerable population,” Ruch and the other authors wrote.

Juvenile delinquency has decreased over the past two decades, but it is still disproportionate among Black youth, who made up 40% of incarcerated juveniles in the U.S. in 2019, according to federal data, and only 14% of the U.S. population younger than 18.

The problem starts way before they even enter the juvenile justice system. A systemic approach that acknowledges historical trauma is needed for prevention, said Towson University professor Sharon Jones-Eversley.

“As a social epidemiologist, we cannot ignore the trauma, the dehumanization, and the injustice and racism that children face when we think about Black boys,” she said.

She has researched epidemiological approaches to the public health issue of homicide and suicide among Black young men and the effects on families and communities.

“By the time they’re 18, their fathers are deceased. You’re talking about an entire family,” she said. “Primordial prevention deals with the risk itself. So that’s a structural, systemic approach, and it cannot be for two years, a three-year study. It is consistent. And that takes investment.”

Wait a second: white youth who are incarcerated either die of a drug overdose upon leaving prison or commit suicide at a seven times the general population of white youth of the same age?

So prison for white youth is a death sentence, just not the way it is for black youth.

Virtually no cares about white suicide victims. Yet the entire judicial system must be dismantled because it disproportionately impacts blacks, with those white youths incarcerated and committing suicide at shockingly high rates barely worth mentioning in this story.

Because only black lives matter.

 
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