Previously on SBPDL: From January 4, 2018 – Blacks in 28% Black Columbus, Ohio Fuel Record Homicide Numbers (Higher Than Record Set in 1991 During Crack Epidemic)
So what is life like in Columbus, Ohio in Post-George Floyd America, where we no longer hold black individuals accountable for their actions because “black lives matter” or something? Well, there have been 153 homicides through mid-September 2021, when in 2017, there were 143 for the whole year and that was a more violent year than even the early 1990s crack wars produced. [‘We’re exhausted, we’re tired’: 4 Columbus killings in 9 hours add to mounting frustration, pain, Columbus Dispatch, September 17, 2021]:
Within a nine-hour period on Thursday, Columbus police homicide detectives were called to four fatal shootings, raising the death toll in 2021 to 153 homicides. One of the shooting victims is the son of a Columbus police officer.
The victims of Thursday’s killings were all men, leaving behind loved ones that grieve their loss and police begging the community to get frustrated and step up to help solve crimes.
“We’re exhausted, we’re tired,” Columbus police Assistant Chief LaShanna Potts said Friday. “We are not going to continue to tolerate this.”
The city is 28 percent black, yet blacks account for 81 percent of the suspects in 2021 homicides.
The Christopher Columbus Statue in the city named in his honor was removed on July 1, 2020, in the wake of the George Floyd protests slowly removing all that was once great about western civilization on this continent; 15 months later, the majority white city is witnessing unprecedented levels of black violence.
And yet somehow this is still the fault of white people (be it systemic inequality, implicit bias, redlining, environmental racism, or… just insert whatever made up word for “the bulk of black people being unable to maintain the levels of civilization your average white person can”).