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Talk about burying the lede. [68 people slain in Portland this year amid wave of violence: Police say that 18 dedicated homicide detectives aren’t enough, Oregon Live, October 9, 2021]:

PORTLAND, Ore. — The survival rules posted by gang outreach worker Lionel Irving Jr. on Facebook starkly spell out the danger for people most at risk of dying in Portland’s daunting surge of gun violence this year:

1. Don’t sit in cars kicking it. 2. Get EVERYTHING you need and get to your destination. 3. Keep your eyes and ears open! Watch your surroundings instead of running your mouth. 4. Know who you’re hanging with and what they’re up to. 5. Google numbers, order your food ahead of time, don’t sit in local spots.

Irving’s advice reflects a pervasive unease that has settled over Portland this year as the city continues on a pace — now 68 killings — to surpass the most violent year in its modern history — 1987, when 70 people were killed.

The victims since January range from an infant who allegedly died at the hands of his father to a 77-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run rampage.

But a stunning pattern of sudden, sometimes indiscriminate shootings sets this wave apart. Guns have accounted for three-quarters of the homicides, according to an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Fatal shootings in almost all sections of the city have followed fistfights, social media disputes, and drug deals gone bad. People sitting in cars, relaxing after work with friends in a bar, attending house parties or walking in a park have been shot dead.

Forensic analysis of spent bullet casings from crime scenes reveals connections between many of the shootings, pointing to gangs and retaliation as frequent drivers of the gun violence, investigators say.

The boldness of the shooters — marked by scores of bullets often fired at a single scene — hasn’t let up since an alarming spike first seen last year as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. In five of the shootings, two or more people have been killed.

The violence has disproportionately affected people of color — more than half of those who have been killed are Black, Latino or Asian.

The toll has been greatest among Portland’s Black residents. Black homicide victims outnumber all other victims of color by far and are nearly as numerous as white victims in the overwhelmingly white city.

The homicide rate for Black people this year is nearly eight times higher than for white people, based on their population in Portland. More than three-fourths of Black homicide victims were men in their 20s, 30s and 40s and all but two of them died in shootings.

As with other U.S. cities experiencing escalating gun violence, Portland faces fallout from easy access to guns, coronavirus-shuttered safety nets like after-school programs, and a distrust of police following last year’s killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Mayor Ted Wheeler has called the shootings an epidemic. City Councilor Mingus Mapps, who is Black, characterized the gun violence as a “cancer in our city.”

Yet the shootings have defied police, political and community attempts to slow the bloodshed. Nothing has seemed to work: not public appeals, marches, billboards and some stepped-up gun investigations.

The elimination of a special police Gun Violence Reduction Team last year without an immediate alternative has led to a prolonged debate and has mired attempts at a strong, unified response to the violence.

‘LOOK IN THE MIRROR’

The city can’t let this year’s gun violence “become the norm,” Tony Hopson Sr. told a crowd this summer at a Unity in the Community event in a Northeast Portland park.

The longtime director of the largest Black-led nonprofit in Oregon, Self Enhancement Inc., has repeatedly called on police, Portland leaders, the city at large and his fellow Black residents to do their part to stop the shootings.

A social service network including schools and nonprofits must reach kids from an early age to keep them away from destructive behavior, Hopson told the crowd. Government agencies must better fund community-based agencies to provide after-school programs, internships and job opportunities for young people, he said.

Schools must “find more people that look like us” to work with young students “so they don’t end up getting pushed out of school,” Hopson said.

Lastly, he said, Black people must look in the mirror.

“We need to hold ourselves accountable,” he said, “and we need to hold our people accountable, whether that’s your brother, your sister … your cousin, whomever it is that you know is involved in this kind of activity.”

Statistics for the last three years in Multnomah County show Black people were overrepresented as both victims and defendants in gun cases handled by the District Attorney’s Office: 24% as victims and 39% as defendants. Black people or people identifying as Black in combination with another race make up 8% of the county’s population, according to the most recent census data.

Lakayana Drury, executive director of the nonprofit Word is Bond, last spring drafted his own plan to address the spike in shootings. Drury’s group strives to improve relations between young Black men and police.

He wants to identify potential shooters and those involved in petty crimes or gangs from ages 16 to 30, then support them with a monthly \$1,000 stipend for two years. They would have to get job training for a trade, mentoring and mental health support during that time.

Dondrae “Choo” Fair, a former gang member who mentors others, said he got a call in mid-August that one of the young men he had been working with had been shot. He drove to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and learned it was JaMarie Herring, who died after being shot at Mingle Lounge.

Fair had known Herring since he was a boy but about five years ago, Herring’s name came across his desk when Fair was a counselor for Volunteers of America. Herring had been placed on probation for criminal mischief and possessing a gun as a felon.

Herring loved to write so Fair encouraged him to draft his goals. Herring started to write rap music and make videos. He went by the monikers Big Greaze or Greezy.

“I don’t think police can stop this problem,” Fair said. “It’s going to take Black people who have been in this life that want to do something to help the people get out of this lifestyle.

“We can’t tell people to stop doing things without a plan,” he said. “We need to help young people learn skills, learn some trades and find opportunities.”

In the county where Portland is located, only eight percent of the residents are black. Yet over the past three years, 39 percent of those charged in gun cases are black.

ORDER IT NOW

Seriously, let’s go back to how the 2nd Amendment was once intended to be: only covering the right for white men to own firearms. This will surely stop the gun violence crisis across America, particularly in Portland, where 39 percent of defendants in gun crime cases are black, though the county is only eight percent black.

It’s not white people gunning down innocent black bodies, either.

And what’s the clearance rate for homicide and nonfatal shootings in the county? How many shootings and murders go unsolved?

Make it illegal for blacks to own firearms and vigorously prosecute any black individual possessing a firearm, and in less than a year you will see homicides fall by 50 percent in not just Portland, but all across America. Same with nonfatal shootings.

Yes, more black individuals possessing illegal guns will be arrested, but more innocent black bodies won’t end up in the morgue.

It’s not hard: disarm black people and make the 2nd Amendment as it was intended (for white males right to firearm ownership), and you’ll see thousands of black bodies saved, and tens of thousand of black bodies left unharmed by nonfatal shootings.

Because, it’s not white people pulling the trigger for guns aimed – many times indiscriminately – at black bodies. It’s other black people.

 

 

 
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  1. AWM says:

    About 8% black and only 39% of the homicides?
    Got to be a math error somewhere.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  2. ‘…Fatal shootings in almost all sections of the city have followed fistfights, social media disputes, and drug deals gone bad. People sitting in cars, relaxing after work with friends in a bar, attending house parties or walking in a park have been shot dead…

    …generally, what happens if blacks aren’t firmly policed. The rest of us can be free — blacks can’t.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  3. The violence has disproportionately affected people of color — more than half of those who have been killed are Black, Latino or Asian.

    The toll has been greatest among Portland’s Black residents. Black homicide victims outnumber all other victims of color by far and are nearly as numerous as white victims in the overwhelmingly white city.

    And just how badly do the BIPOC perps out-number the rest?  Exactly WHO is responsible for this epidemic?

    That question cannot be asked in 2021 Weimerica.

    Yet the shootings have defied police, political and community attempts to slow the bloodshed. Nothing has seemed to work: not public appeals, marches, billboards and some stepped-up gun investigations.

    We know what works.  Stop and frisk.  Agressive traffic stops of known crooks.  Going over social media and arresting and prosecuting felons who advertise their possession of firearms.

    Those things work, but the “intersectional” Portland PD won’t do any of them.

    “We need to hold ourselves accountable,” he said, “and we need to hold our people accountable, whether that’s your brother, your sister … your cousin, whomever it is that you know is involved in this kind of activity.”

    This is the one thing that makes sense in the whole piece.  It’s also the one thing that will be totally ignored, and condemned as “racist” if it’s repeated by anyone with a shred of Whiteness.

    Lakayana Drury, executive director of the nonprofit Word is Bond, last spring drafted his own plan to address the spike in shootings. Drury’s group strives to improve relations between young Black men and police.

    He wants to identify potential shooters and those involved in petty crimes or gangs from ages 16 to 30, then support them with a monthly \$1,000 stipend for two years. They would have to get job training for a trade, mentoring and mental health support during that time.

    Great.  Propose to pay criminals for being criminals.  This guy IS the problem.

    Make it illegal for blacks to own firearms and vigorously prosecute any black individual possessing a firearm, and in less than a year you will see homicides fall by 50 percent in not just Portland, but all across America. Same with nonfatal shootings.

    Truer words….

    • Agree: Sick 'n Tired
    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  4. Bite Moi says:

    Yawn.Nothing to see here but TNB

  5. I love the “rules” at the beginning…total n-logic!! Gee, why don’t White people have “rules” like this? I just can’t figure it out.

    • LOL: Augustus
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  6. Cheshyre says:

    Paul looped back around to being a critical race theory simp, loving seeing his own race gunned down and ready to rip up the constitution to spare just one negro soul. A traitor to his race and his country.

  7. loren says:

    The charges against the Afghan male come after two Afghan men at Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin, are being prosecuted for separate charges of domestic abuse and child sex crimes.

    In those two cases, one of the Afghans is accused of strangling and suffocating his wife, whom he has allegedly abused for years. The other Afghan is accused of molesting 12-year-old and 14-year-old boys and threatening them with violence if they reported the abuse.

    Mohmand is being held on a \$50,000 bail, and his arraignment is set for November 1.

    –breitbart, careful if you post there, you may get banned.

  8. loren says:

    I am not in Montana, but one of the local TV station was soliciting money and household items(brand new)for Afghan “refugees” for weeks.We have many senior citizens, who can’t afford out of control rents, so they live in cold,moldy RV’s in trailer parks. And many churches also helping Afghans, but not American citizens.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  9. Usual eight to one ratio. It’s amazing how consistent that is; one would think it would vary more, depending on other factors.

  10. The toll has been greatest among Portland’s Black residents.

    Make Portland Great Again.

  11. And because of all the negroes shooting each other it must be racist. The quote,” Get more people in schools that look like us” sums it up. Blame YT because the negro is a totally failed race, period. No shits given, who cares, glad to see them die at the hands of their “bros”. The usual liberal solution? Let’s throw away some more money by giving \$1000 a month to at risk people so they dont go on killing sprees. WTF? Pitching dope on a street corner can earn them a \$1000 a week, with no consequences since liberal prosecutors wont pursue narcotic charges in many instances. Hell, they wont even prosecute serious felonies that involve negroes. Let the carnage continue, every dead darkie is a good darkie.

  12. Black shoots black: ticket, pay small fine

    Black shoots White: death penalty

  13. El Dato says:

    “We can’t tell people to stop doing things without a plan,” he said. “We need to help young people learn skills, learn some trades and find opportunities.”

    Germans invented “work camps” for that purpose, IIRC.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  14. El Dato says:
    @AWM

    From disproportionately affected minorities to disproportionately underreported body counts?

    “Oregon” more like “Violence Orgasmatron”

  15. “Make it illegal for blacks to own firearms and vigorously prosecute any black individual possessing a firearm, and in less than a year you will see homicides fall by 50 percent in not just Portland, but all across America. Same with nonfatal shootings.”

    Sorry, wrong. Criminals don’t obey laws. That’s why they’re criminals, and why gun laws such as this don’t work.

  16. Piglet says:

    Make it illegal for blacks to own firearms…

    Another gun law won’t make any difference to orcs. DC had (and still has) some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country and yet at one point it became the Murder Capital of the nation. It’s also illegal to possess and deal drugs, steal, loot, rape, murder (e.g., favorite orc activities), etc., but the laws make no difference. Nigs gonna nig.

    To paraphrase what Leona Helmsley said, “Laws are for civilized people.”

  17. usNthem says:

    “City councilor, mingus maps, who is black (no s••• Sherlock) characterized the gun violence as a cancer in our city.” No mr. negro. You and your fellow simians are the cancer, not only in Portland, but everywhere you infest. On another note, while I agree with the idea that firearm ownership should be illegal for blacks, the downside is far fewer room temperature joggers at the end of each year. Just make it mandatory execution for any crime committed by a jogger while in possession of a gun – other than blasting each other of course.

  18. “We can’t tell people to stop doing things without a plan,” he said. “We need to help young people learn skills, learn some trades and find opportunities.”

    They need to hear it from their parents from day 1 that they are responsible for themselves, and need to prepare themselves for a productive, responsible life obeying the law. But there is little good parenting in the black community, which is why this behavior repeats generation after generation. When a thirteen-year-old who is caught in a violent crime, and the predictable excuse “But he was turning his life around,” is heard, why doesn’t someone ask, “How exactly does a thirteen-year-old get so messed up that he needs to ‘turn his life around’, when he hasn’t even lived on his own yet?”

    THERE is the “Structural Racism” — it is what they do to themselves generation after generation.

  19. What in F is this all about! ROTHFLMFAO!!!1. Don’t sit in cars kicking it. 2. Get EVERYTHING you need and get to your destination. 3. Keep your eyes and ears open! Watch your surroundings instead of running your mouth. 4. Know who you’re hanging with and what they’re up to. 5. Google numbers, order your food ahead of time, don’t sit in local spots.

    THIS IS black “culcha” not any other culture. This is how black people behave and what they nurture. LOL! blacks write this nonsense like they think that everybody acts like they do or it’s our problem . blacks are making their dysfunctional BS our problem and sooner or later we will all be Johnny Reb. black people are insane. Just the fact that this idiot wrote this out is unbelievable. .Also, one of the major reason crime increases is because stupid White libs and cuckservatives just act like blacks are going to act like everyone else. Wrong answer. blacks love moving into ,especially White lib bastions of self righteousness and wokeness because they can literally get away with murder. Whites just sit around pointing fingers at each calling each other racist because blacks are running wild but no one confronts or says anything because they don’t want to be called racist. blacks love robbing and assaulting lib White towns because no one is going to stop them. They know how weak all these idiot Whites are. Even if one of their own gets killed these White fools will just forgive them .

  20. @El Dato

    That’s what prisons are for. Leave the orcs in there. F’em.

  21. @loren

    BINGO! I went on a rant to a buddy of mine about this very thing. Just unbelievable. I was reading some article stating how it’s unacceptable that all those refugees are still sitting in military bases waiting to be put in subsidized houses. How it’s unacceptable that it’s taking so long. And given money and assistance.

  22. Bite Moi says:
    @AR in Illinois

    AR in Illinois————–Sub-85 IQ does make one more spontaneous and “vibrant”. A 100 IQ or better loses this because we can see more than 10 minutes into the future.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  23. @Mr. Rational

    As someone who works in the trades, we don’t want or need some violent gangbanger who is being forced into learning a trade they have no interest in. No company is going to hire someone they can’t trust, isn’t presentable, or can’t send into a rich client’s home and not worry about them stealing or going back later to rob the place.

    I have done electrical work for millionaires, billionaires, and celebrities all over S. Florida. Presentation and first appearances are a big thing for those types of people. Finding clean cut, un-tattooed people, without shitty attitudes to work these days is almost next to impossible. So imagine leaving some former gang member at your house to change your electrical panel or do some service work while you’re not there. We have a bunch of shitheads who work for our company, but we put them on larger commercial projects, where they aren’t interacting with customers and giving the company a bad name.

  24. KenH says:

    Make it illegal for blacks to own firearms and vigorously prosecute any black individual possessing a firearm, and in less than a year you will see homicides fall

    True and there does need to be a separate legal system for blacks that metes out harsh punishment. In the mid 1990’s when the nation started lowering the boom on crime and handing out long prison sentences it disproportionately affected blacks since they were causing most of it. But violent crime plummeted and made major cities livable again.

    If you made it illegal for blacks to own firearms the NRA and GOA would revolt since both organizations now have black mascots who promote the second amendment. None of our fundamental rights are legitimate unless blacks support them and act as our spokespeople.

    • Agree: TruthRevolution.net
  25. Despite Being 8% of the Population of Multnomah County (Portland, Oregon), Blacks Represent 40% of Suspects in Gun Crimes

    Isn’t this proof of the awesome power of White Privilege and Systemic Racism????????

    • LOL: Augustus
  26. The schoolies usually have several election dates to choose from, during the year, to try to get their bond questions passed; they game for dates when most taxpayers won’t be paying attention.

    In the OR election last May, across the state, voters approved \$73M in school bonds. Next month, voters in two school districts (in Coos County) will be asked to approve a total of \$60M in school bonds.

  27. Wake up says:

    Just curious…..but there seems to be a strong correlation with Blacks and homicides.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  28. Fred Epps says:

    It doesn’t look like it’s the guns that need to be “controlled”.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  29. DanD says:

    The history is uncontestable, for nearly three hundred years not-Black, mostly agricultural property owners of the Americas enslaved dark-colored people for economic profit and cultural ascendancy. For another hundred years or more a sharecropping version of that slaving paradigm was implemented to perpetuate authoritarian economic terror upon North America’s “Negro” population. Throughout it all, premiere standards of educational independence actually digressed throughout the greater relatively much more impoverished masses of Black America.

    And when America’s former slave-class did start choosing comparatively quality leaders from among themselves, because those leaders refused to sufficiently “step-‘n-fetchit,” they were summarily assassinated. The community infrastructure that had been built up by those slain leaders was then 5th-column subverted and marginalized as forces for producing a better cultural revision. America’s deep-state oligarchs then used their authority within America’s organized crime culture to flood the country’s upwardly-mobile black communities with copious amounts and decades-sustained volumes of mind-crippling chemicals. This corporately empowered program of colored-minority suppression is even more systemically promoted by America’s secret-oligarchy government in these most modern times. As a testament to its evil intentions, the Oligarchy is now even openly corrupting the cultural survival of the PWT (poor White trash) of the world.

    Do you really think that Black (and Brown) America can simply just walk away from the Welfare State prison system that they’ve been forced to homestead in for the last sixty years? As cultural parolees, they are simply not allowed to just walk away. That would disrupt the economics of the master-class (both Caucasian and Colored) way too much.

  30. black crimes are enriching and matter a lot

  31. @Wake up

    Sshhh,you’re not supposed to notice that.

  32. [schools must]

    • reach kids from an early age to keep them away from destructive behavior
    • find more people that look like us

    Government agencies must better fund ..

    The solution to every problem under the sun: more government, e.g. added mandates for public schools. If we can’t a_p_e, then the least we can do is to abolish compulsory attendance. A distant second would be to parole the captives after they’ve achieved proficiency in basic skills.

  33. @Sick 'n Tired

    Training shitheads for the trades wasn’t my idea.  I’d rather exile them to Africa.

  34. BTW, the byline on the copy of this article at VDARE mis-attributes it to Steve Sailer.  It also lacks a link to Unz for commentary.

  35. mongoos says:

    Sounds like black-on-black gun crime to me. Gang related; drug related. Same as Chicago. No wonder nothing’s being done about it. Whitey can’t be blamed.

  36. Anon[352] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @loren

    Think about this: those bleeps financed their war effort with the tusks of elephants they killed. Zero clue or thought that what they were doing was endangering a species existence. This same story could have been written about them 10,000 years ago but it was a mere 30. Anybody who doesn’t believe in an absolute iq difference between races is just living a complete lie. I’ve heard theories about the “talented tenth” and there is no way the percentage is higher than 3. Case in point are the subhuman bleeps who decided to film the Congolese shitstain raping the white woman on the bus in Philly instead of intervening. A special place in hell for those irredeemable f ers.

  37. Anon[352] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Maybe america needs to implement a program like great britians “chaneling”. That is the training they force radical Muslims to go through in hopes of toning down their violent tendencies. The Somali bleep who just murdered David Amess in a church is a graduate of that program. I’d it worked. He only stabbed one person to death. There is a picture of Amess holding a sign the says “all refugees matter”. Lol. Yep they sure do. I’m sure wherever he is he’s thinking he deserved this. Good riddance. Zero pity for those who willfully choose to live in fantasy land and pay for it with their life.

  38. AnalogMan says:
    @Anon

    Was a White woman raped? I don’t think I’ve seen that confirmed. Sounds to me like TNB; a domestic matter within the coonmunity. Not our concern.

  39. @Anon

    I’ve heard theories about the “talented tenth” and there is no way the percentage is higher than 3.

    “The talented tenth ” refers to the fraction of negroes who have the capability of living in western society without pissing all over themselves. It doesn’t mean that they are auditioning for Julliard or teaching calculus at MIT.

    • LOL: John Johnson
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  40. @Sick 'n Tired

    Have to agree totally with you. I’ve worked in construction for years. Generally, blacks are lazy, worthless and do nothing but create problems and headaches for every one else. I’ve constantly seen blacks fired for laziness and incompetence, but it’s always ” racism” that gets them fired, not their own actions. Unless there’s a seismic shift in blacks’ attitudes, no sensible contractor is going to want to hire them. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  41. Doing the math again….

    (40/8)/(60/92) = 7.7 times as likely to commit a gun crime than the rest of the population.

  42. Bite Moi says:
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Boy the way Glenn Miller played———Now i have coffee on my shirt.

  43. @Mr. Rational

    Doing the math again….

    (40/8)/(60/92) = 7.7 times as likely to commit a gun crime than the rest of the population.

    You are assuming that there is the possibility of a random distribution. There isn’t. The average nog is born / predisposed to engage in what you and I consider to be criminality. There is a huge thumb on the scale,

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  44. @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    I said nothing about how the difference comes about, just that it exists.

  45. Raccoon says:

    C’mon man, it’s PORTLAND we are talking about!

    We need to defund the Police out of existence, and have trained Social Workers defuse situations.

    We need to sparingly distribute initial reparation payments of \$10k per black via a lottery system, with full disclosure of the winners’ names and addresses. Say a limit of 100 winners per week, all paid in cash.

    At a bargain-basement cost of only \$1 million per week, the problem will be solved like a self-cleaning oven in only a few months.

    The present reparations of justifiable shoplifting up to \$950 per day be increased to \$2,000 per day.

    Let’s go, Brandon!

    • LOL: AnalogMan
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