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But Black Lives Matter, Right? Courtesy of Black on Black Violence, Philadelphia Sees 40% Increase in Homicides in 2020 and Record Number of Nonfatal Shootings
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Don’t stop saying it.

But remember, just because you do say it, it doesn’t make it true.

Three words, four total syllables.

You know the drill.

Black. Lives. Matter.

Of course they do… [Philly’s violent year: Nearly 500 people were killed and 2,200 shot in 2020, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 1, 2021]:

For just the second time in its history, Philadelphia’s annual homicide total threatened in 2020 to reach 500, another grim marker in a year where the city has been racked by the coronavirus pandemic, economic strife, and social unrest over racial inequity.

The number of people killed last year — 499 as of late Thursday — is 40% higher than in 2019, and more than in all of 2013 and 2014 combined. The only time more people were slain in the city was in 1990, when police reported 500 homicides as violence surged alongside an intensifying crack-cocaine epidemic.

The spike in shootings was even more pronounced. More than 2,240 people were shot since Jan. 1, 40% more than police have ever recorded. Those statistics date back only to 2007, when the Police Department began keeping track of shooting victims separately from the broader category of assaults involving a gun.

As in most years, the vast majority of victims were young, Black men — many from impoverished neighborhoods lacking resources and long afflicted by gun violence. But shots also killed and wounded children playing on the street. A pregnant woman was struck by a stray bullet — forcing the early delivery of her baby. Some gunmen fired indiscriminately into block parties. A witness was shot dead near City Hall in what police believe was a targeted hit for his testimony in a murder trial.

Criminologists generally believe that the pandemic — which has disproportionately impacted communities of color — has intensified existing structural factors that lead to violence, such as concentrated poverty, while also disrupting law enforcement and social services designed to respond to crime.

Thomas Abt, a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice, said that the national homicide spike hit its peak in June and July — after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and protesters across the country demonstrated against police brutality.

Somehow this massive increase in black on black fatal/nonfatal shootings is the fault of white gun owners across the state of Pennsylvania and the NRA, right?

The article makes no effort to identify the race of the suspects in these fatal/nonfatal shootings, but the absence of such racial information provides the answer.

Black Lives Matter.

Keep repeating it.

It doesn’t mean it’s true, for as we see from the results of living in 2020 Philadelphia, black lives barely mattered to fellow blacks who were busy taking them.

 

 

 

 
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  1. Black lives only matter when Benjamin Crump can fleece a city for millions.

    Black lives only matter if the parents of a black thug, who “they” grandma raised is gunned down by the police after pointing a bazooka at the officers.

    Black lives don’t matter when Ray Ray scuffs Pookie’s $300 tennis shoes.

    Black lives don’t matter to me

  2. Wake Up says:

    All of these murders will dramatically drop once Biden tells another BS story about growing up in Scranton, and Kamala continues to celebrate Kwanzaa with her Eastern Indian family.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  3. Like clockwork … two black generations since the Crack Wars have passed, and memories are short; pretty soon the screaming to DOO SUMPIN!!! will start, followed by tough-on-crime (Joe & the Ho?) and one generation (15 years) of falling crime, followed by … [ ]

    Holy Saint Gambrinus.

  4. “and social unrest over racial inequity.”

    Crybabies and lunatics outraged over deadbeats.
    It’s great living in the country away from these sorts of people.

  5. Like the rest of the SBPDL family I couldn’t care less about orcs devouring their own. I don’t care in part because they don’t.

    If Orc A kills Orc B, Orcs C, D and E won’t give police anything to help catch A. Arrange the letters however you wish, the equation doesn’t change.

    Like you, I care about Whites first and support whatever safety measures work. If segregation saves White lives, bring it back. Execute criminals for their first murder, not 39th.

    The first real step for change is a relentless campaign warning about the sheer volume of anti-white black crime and its costs.

    Why that, you ask?

    1) Presented facts can’t be personally attacked

    2) By attempting to denounce facts, fake news is forced to repeat them

    3) The catch-and-release “just us” system is exposed. Revolving door offenders didn’t “slip through the cracks,” they’re businesses-as-usual.

    Stories of White victims should be at the forefront, just like they are here. There’s not a White person alive who hasn’t been threatened by orcs (or the evil government defending them) for alleged RASSIZMS..

    Information should be dispensed in an entertaining format which makes critics look like stern, lying fools (Trump used to do this before he stupidly allowed #gopers to deball him.)

    Happy Renewal Year!

    • Agree: By-tor, Female in FL
  6. As in most years, the vast majority of victims were young, Black men — many from impoverished neighborhoods lacking resources and long afflicted by gun violence.
    Oh, they don’t lack resources, they all have stupid clown shoes and phones, plus it’s not only guns that knock them off, machetes work just as well.
    Just once, can we call a spade a spade?

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  7. Black Lives Matter is the name of an organization nominally run by black leftist academics though the funding comes from the ascendant faction of the ruling class.

    “Black lives matter” is also a slogan, repeated as a mantra by their various allies, dupes, and appeasers. Also a fashionable catch phrase among Ghettolese negroes.

    You may say “Black lives matter” is a lie, but it’s not a lie seriously intended to deceive or modify behavior.

    It’s a loyalty test and a weapon of ritual humiliation.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, HammerJack
  8. Now the gun violence is an “affliction,” which translates into the need for more programs in these “impoverished” areas to cure this sickness causing all the fuss.
    Low IQ blacks living at an artificially high level in this country have no idea what impoverishment is really like, unless they were suddenly transported to the motherland where conditions for them would match their actual level of “production.”

  9. @Wake Up

    Wish there was a recording of #scumfkbiden assaulting Tara Reade so the next time Cotton-brained joe is onstage pandering to blacks the audio starts an endless loop:

    “You’re nothing to me. Nothing.”
    “You’re nothing to me. Nothing.”
    “You’re nothing to me. Nothing.”
    “You’re nothing to me. Nothing.”

  10. Bite Moi says:
    @Female in FL

    Female in FL—–The most depressing factoid of black on black murders is that it has no effect on the rising black population.Young men are disposable.One Trayvon can impregnate a dozen Shaniquas.

  11. @Bite Moi

    You’re 100% correct. Remember the sheboon who had 15 kids and had the audacity to mumble that somebody has to take care of her niglets or this worthless parasite, Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville, Tennessee, has reportedly set a Knox County record for the number of children he has managed to reproduce with individual women, including one who …

    • Replies: @BanditOfBlithe
  12. D-FENS says:
    @Bite Moi

    The other depressing side of negro violence are the wounded who then are repaired at hospitals at taxpayer expense.

  13. @Female in FL

    I remember that. I bet the taxpayers are paying a mighty good dollar to support those bums right about now.

    • Agree: Female in FL
  14. Polistra says:
    @Bite Moi

    One Trayvon can impregnate a dozen Shaniquas.

    Sadly, it’s worse than that. One Trayvon can (and will) impregnate several dozen Shaniquas several times each. Who’s counting, anyway? There’s no limit, no one’s keeping track, and Social Services will take care of the spawn.

    • Agree: Cauchemar du Singe
    • Replies: @bruce county
    , @Bite Moi
  15. loren says:

    Wednesday, June 25, 2013 – Orthodox mythology of the Civil War holds that the Northern states rallied in unity behind the messianic President Lincoln on a noble mission to liberate the slaves and preserve the Union. Its terrible cost in American lives – unmatched by any other conflict before or since – is taken as a measure of that nobility, and anyone who challenges that view can only be an idiot, or worse, a closet racist. The truth, as usual, is a little more complicated.

    Copperhead, a movie set to open this coming Friday, June 28, grapples with one of these complicated truths: Northern opposition to the war. This is a truly unique Civil War movie. There are no battle scenes; no exploration of different campaigns and the military logic that informed them. Rather, this movie explores the politically uncomfortable realities – the divergence of interests and opinions, of rhetoric versus reality, and the social upheavals – that accompany major conflict. It may not change your view on the Civil War, but certainly challenges orthodox thinking, and deepens our understanding of an aspect that is rarely mentioned….blog–maggies notebook

  16. Black on Black violence is not a story. The real story is just Black violence period. How much more violent Blacks are than any other race.
    Everybody talks about Black on Black violence as if it is some ” ill” that somehow Whites can be blamed for. Nonsense!
    If you want to talk about violence withinraces, then why is White on White crime never mentioned as this big problem that needs solving? When Whites commit violence the victims are also the same race as the perpetrator[White] to a far higher degree than with Blacks.
    Blacks choose Whites as victims to a far greater degree than vice versa, so why is Black on White crime never a story?

    It can never be a story unless Blacks are the victim…..even if it is of themselves, and somehow Whites are to blame.

    Whites being the victim can never be a story, even though Whites are victimized by Blacks to such a far greater extent than Blacks are victimized by Whites.

  17. @Polistra

    “Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.”

    • Agree: Mr. Rational, Augustus
    • Replies: @Augustus
  18. Bite Moi says:
    @Polistra

    Polistra———Has anyone set the classic “I’m my own grandpa” to a rap beat????

    • LOL: Augustus
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