An ‘Honor Student’ Dies Every Year in Black Chicago: Hadiya Pendleton is Reminder of the Civilization Blacks Created in The Second City

Hadiya Pendleton Funeral and Black Chicago: “It is a tale of a society that-in its inability to perform a fundamental duty, the protection of its most vulnerable members-is yielding its claim to the term “civilization.” [ Quote Source: Chicago Tribune, 1993]

There was much gnashing of teeth, tears shed, and prayers to the heavens for ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in the city of Chicago when Hadiya Pendleton was laid to rest. Dignitaries like First Lady Michelle Obama were in attendance at the funeral for the Chicago Public School (CPS) student who was just another victim of the continuous parade of black-on-black crime/murder in the city [Portrait of grief: Hadiya Pendleton funeral in Chicago, The Grio, 1-9-13]:

Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral Saturday for a Chicago honor student whose killing catapulted her into the nation’s debate over gun violence.

Yet one speaker after another remembered 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton not so much as a symbol but as a best friend, an excellent student with dreams of going to college and a sometimes goofy girl with a bright smile and big personality. They said she was a typical teen who wanted to borrow her friends’ clothes and who never left home without her lip gloss.

And to her mother, Pendleton was the daughter she tried to keep busy so she’d be beyond the reach of the seemingly endless gang violence in the nation’s third-largest city.

“You don’t know how hard this really is, and those of you who do know how hard this really is, I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” Cleopatra Pendleton told the packed South Side church. “No mother, no father should ever have to experience this.”

 Horrible, just horrible. And to think… I forgot my reading glasses.

But luckily, I found them. Hadiya Pendleton might be a symbol for Chicago’s gun violence/gangland violence today, but the ongoing, “senseless” acts of Spontaneous Blackness in the Second City – which have taken the lives of many other honor students – is a reminder of the true legacy of the ‘Great Migration’.

Let’s just take a stroll down memory lane for a glimpse into the type of community black people have created in Chicago [Slain honor student eulogized; Hundreds gather to say an emotional goodbye to 18-year-old shooting victim Maurice Davis, Chicago Tribune, 12-24-2002]:

Those who had been clinging to their composure during the funeral of high school basketball star Maurice Davis on Monday let go completely when Brenda Gilbert, 18, raised her voice to sing “Missing You.”
“Though I’m missing you/I’ll find a way to get through/Living without you,” she sang as tears streamed from the eyes of Davis’ classmates and teammates. “‘Cause you were my brother, my strength and my pride/Only God may know why, still I will get by.”

Entire pews of people excused themselves from the church to regain control of their emotions.

The impact of the 18-year-old Englewood High School honor student’s life led more than 2,000 students, relatives and neighbors to pack into Antioch Baptist Church, 62nd Street and Stewart Avenue, to say goodbye.

The impact of Davis’ violent death caused numerous religious leaders, city officials and community activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Arne Duncan, Chicago Public Schools chief, to say something too.

“In a time when so many athletes do what they can not to be held up as a role model, Maurice was simply a throwback to another era,” Duncan said.

“Because Maurice was such a good person, this senseless tragedy represents a loss not just for his family, friends and teammates, but for the Chicago Public Schools system and the city of Chicago,” he said.

Davis was shot after school Dec. 16 outside Englewood High School, 6201 S. Stewart Ave., when he tried to retaliate for an earlier attack on his 17-year-old sister, Tempestt Liggins, allegedly by a boy she had dated.

It seems every decade or so, one of Chicago’s rising ‘honor students’ is gunned down in an act of ‘senseless violence’, when it is really nothing more than a reflection of the type of community black people create. In the absence-less of whiteness, darkness fills the void [Killing Our Children, Chicago Tribune, 1-3-1993]:

In 1992, 57 children age 14 or under were murdered in the Chicago area, felled by snipers, sacrificed by gangs, killed by parents. It was a year for burying the young.
No. 44 you know about. He was a 7-year-old killed by a sniper in October as he walked to school with his mother. His name was Dantrell Davis.

His murder shocked people. It shouldn’t have.

Before his death, killers claimed 43 children under the age of 15 in Chicago and its suburbs in 1992. After his death, 13 more kids were slain.

Most of these children you know little about. Many made the journey from birth to a slab in the county morgue with little more notice from middle-class Chicago than the few lines they receive in the list accompanying this story. But like the classified advertisement that writing instructors call the shortest short story-“For sale: One pair baby shoes; never used”-each of those paragraphs describing the 57 deaths is its own short story.

Taken as a whole, the list is a tragic novel of epic proportions. It is a tale of a society that-in its inability to perform a fundamental duty, the protection of its most vulnerable members-is yielding its claim to the term “civilization.”

Yes, we have literature, opera and laws governing the height of grass in suburban yards. But we also have the following, now occurring often enough to be characterized as “routine”: a baby going almost literally from cradle to grave, allegedly shaken to death by his mother’s boyfriend for the crime of crying too much; a 10-year-old killed by a stray bullet as his father parks the family car so the boy can play in the snow; an adolescent fatally shot while nursing a gunshot wound received the week before during gang cross-fire.

Just seven months before Dantrell Davis died, a schoolmate of his, 9-year-old Anthony Felton, was shot to death, also by sniper fire, also on blacktop adjacent to the boys’ school.

Pick a few more: There were Raphael, Christopher and Danielle Turner, ages 5, 7 and 4, killed by arson. There was Taylor Briana Huggins, 7 weeks old, allegedly beaten to death by her 15-year-old father. There was 12-year-old Shamin Watters, stabbed to death in a fight with a 14-year-old girl.

Emily Hernandez, Tyjuan Cox, London Akins, Kevin McMillan, Holly Staker . . .

 This article was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning series,but it is this line that stands out the most: “It is a tale of a society that-in its inability to perform a fundamental duty, the protection of its most vulnerable members-is yielding its claim to the term “civilization.”

Demography is Destiny: Civilization dies in Chicago as white children abandon the CPS System and the city is remade in a black image. The CPS system is 8 percent white today [Source: Chicago Divided}

Black people in Chicago are yielding the term “civilization” to the barbarism of their own devices, their own creation.

Because black people are using guns to commit such vicious acts of terror in Chicago, the Obama Administration is hoping to convince Americans to willingly disarm themselves and scrap the Second Amendment — of course, in 1982, Chicago did scrap the 2nd Amendment because the demographic changes in the city brought unprecedented levels of violence to the city.

Black violence.

And what better way to highlight the violence then by discussing the death of an ‘honor student’ like Hadiya Pendleton, whose limitless promise was snuffed out because white people in Arkansas want to be able to purchase guns without background checks.

After all, Chicago is a city where the black population has made high school basketball games so unsafe, that only parents are allowed to attend the games. Civilization in Chicago? Please… [Duncan calls for police presence;Will be security at selected games in Public League, 1-15-2003, Chicago Tribune]:

Chicago police officers will provide security at selected Public League basketball games, Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan said Tuesday, less than two years after officers stopped supervising games to cut back on police department costs.
Duncan also has ordered a security audit at all high schools after two recent shootings near schools, including one that killed Englewood basketball star Maurice Davis, and incidents involving disruptive behavior by fans at basketball games.
Crane’s game against visiting Manley was suspended last week after fans began to fight in a packed gymnasium. The teams finished the game Monday, but three Manley players refused to attend despite assurances of added security. At least 10 police officers and members of the league’s security team were on duty for the completion.
Other incidents involving fans have been reported at Manley and Westinghouse.
“One incident is one too many,” Duncan said. “We’re not going to tolerate a handful of troublemakers.”
Duncan said each Monday CPS officials will submit to police a list of games where additional security is needed, and the police department will cover all costs.
“I think it will be helpful,” Westinghouse coach Quitman Dillard said. “It gives coaches a chance to coach and not have to worry about security problems. It gives the fans a sense of relief. They can enjoy the game and not worry about outbursts.”
School principals also have been encouraged by Duncan to restrict attendance at games to students with school identification and players’ family members. Some schools, such as Austin, have adopted stricter measures, banning opponents’ fans altogether except for parents or guardians.

And you wonder why only eight percent of the 400,000+ students in the CPS system are white…

But wait, there’s more [Barrett Harris, 15, Honor Student, `Self-starter’, Chicago Tribune, 1-17-1998]:

Barrett Harris, an honor student and a promising leader, died Monday in his Chicago home.
The 15-year-old freshman was killed by apparent home invaders in his apartment in the Ida B. Wells housing development late Monday morning. Barrett stayed home from school because he complained of feeling ill. He was waiting for his mother to return when the attack occurred.

Barrett, a Wendell Phillips High School student and a member of the Junior ROTC, served as a role model to his peers, according to friends and family.

Barrett’s enjoyment of an academic challenge went beyond his weekday classes. On Saturday mornings, Barrett attended programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
“He was always a hard worker,” said his mother, Lolita Harris. “He was a self-starter who wanted to make something positive out of his life.”

Barrett had several goals. He considered becoming a lawyer and then going on to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett also dreamed of becoming, if not the first, one of the first African-American U.S. presidents.

Mr. Barrett was gunned down in the prime of his life, depriving both Chicago and America of a future legal scholar. But it wasn’t as gruesome as the death of Dantrell Davis. It was the sniping of a 7-year-old back in 1992 that should have been enough to change the culture of death pervasive in Black Chicago. But it didn’t [Sniper Kills Cabrini Kid Steps From School, Chicago Tribune, 10-14-1992]:

It usually took Dantrell Davis about a minute to walk across the cracked blacktop that separated his Cabrini-Green high-rise from his school.
Yet every step of that short journey was filled with danger, just as every minute of a child`s day in the Near North public housing project holds the threat of violence. The smallest and most innocent of Cabrini residents are not safe.

On Tuesday morning, as Dantrell started toward the Jenner School, yellow- jacketed members of the Cabrini parent patrol stood watch to fend off trouble. At the school door, teachers waited to shepherd children inside, more concerned with safety than tardiness.

Two police officers were stationed at a nearby corner in a squadrol. As a final precautionary measure, Dantrell`s mother, Annette Freeman, accompanied the 7-year-old boy on the short walk across the lot.

Dantrell never made it 10 feet. Moments after the 9 a.m. school bell rang, a single rifle shot was fired. It struck Dantrell in the head.

His mother crouched over the small body, screaming. “Please baby, don`t die. Please come and get my baby. Please hurry,“ Ray Baker, a teacher who witnessed the shooting, recounted.

Black people in Chicago are to blame for the conditions within their community. Hadiya Pendleton, Dantrell Davis… there is no honor in 2013 Chicago.

There is no civilization either.

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Great Moments in Black History — George Brown and The Tuskegee Airmen: Branded with a "K"

George Brown, one of the first black elected lieutenant governors in America, claimed he was branded with a “K” by a white racist in Alabama when his plane crashed while training to be a Tuskegee Airmen…

George Brown is a name most people have forgotten. Though he was one of the first blacks elected to a lieutenant governorship in America (Colorado, 1975), Brown was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, a feat which places him among the greatest aviators in history and, more importantly, part of the warrior Red Tails who defeated the Axis Powers by themselves.

But it was speech he gave at the Lieutenant Governor’s Conference in Point Clear, Alabama that will forever cast a haunting shadow on the actual tales of those lauded Red Tails. From George Derek Musgrove’s Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America, we learn about a ‘branding’ incident that happened in the dark woods of backward 1940s Alabama:
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At the gathering, he delivered an impassioned speech on the topic of his relationship to Alabama and contemporary race relations. Although he had trained in Alabama during World War II as a Tuskegee Airmen, he had not returned since. His reluctance stemmed from a crash during a 1943 training exercise. In the crash, Brown claimed, he was knocked unconscious and discovered by a white farmer. Rather than help the young pilot, this alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan, chained, beat, and branded Brown on the chest with a K. In a dramatic flourish, Brown ripped open his shirt exposing a keloid “K”: proof, he claimed, of the alleged assault. Brown then stated that his ability to return to Alabama as the lieutenant governor of Colorado showed how far the country had come in the past three decades. The speech electrified the conference. Soon after Brown stepped from the podium, the assembly elected him vice chairman. (p. 73)

Great story complete with the all the essentials required to induce the greatest amount of “white guilt” from whoever come in contact with the tale of just another Alabama bigot standing in the way of progress.
But, none of George Brown’s story was true:

The following day, reporters from the Denver Post began to check Brown’s facts. Brown had worked at the Post for fourteen years, and no one in the newsroom could recall him having told such a story. Under scrutiny, the lieutenant governor’s tale began to unravel. Brown had been branded not by a white farmer in Alabama during World War II but by his Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brothers, at his own request, in college. The revelation created a media firestorm in Colorado. Backtracking in the face of criticism, Brown claimed that his words were misconstrued, that he had mistakenly conflated a story of his having been beaten with that of another pilot who had been branded.

“The incidents I referred to were correct,” Brown stated to reporters. “I told of an incident of a cadet who was branded. I told a personal incident of how I was badly beaten.”

He apologized if “there was any merging [of the stories], either actual or implied.” Brown’s mea culpa may have ended the controversy if it were true, but it was not. Though several had been threatened and insulted, no Tuskegee Airmen was ever branded in Alabama during World War II.

Though he did not say so at the time, in a 2002 interview with the author Brown admitted that the branding story was a rumor that circulated among black Army Air Corps cadets stationed in Alabama. “I heard it,” Brown said. “I didn’t know whether it was true or false.” (p. 73-74)

So, Mr. Brown – the first black lieutenant governor of Colorado –tried to pass it off as a factual event, one that happened to him, in order to gain sympathy from his white lieutenant governors.

None of it was true.  The “K” branded on his black skin was from a voluntary act he willingly participated in…
It’s a story like that of Mr. Brown and his ‘branded with a ‘K’” tale that makes you question the whole Tuskegee Airmen narrative.
And this has been another great moment in black history.
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"What Happened to the America Dream?" It Came True in Birmingham


The American Dream is alive and well in 2013 Birmingham

Without the ability to just… laugh now and then, where would we be as a people? 

When you sit back and realize that the United States of a America, over the past 80 years, has been nothing more than a glorified Petri Dish for a fanatical social/science experiment that continually yields horrifying results… well, it’s worth a laugh or two, because you know that despite this tragic results, no one will ever learn nothing.

That’s why the tragedy of Birmingham, Alabama reflects so devastatingly hilarious on the Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) and managerial-elite types in charge of Black-Run America, for the city in 2013 resembles the type of comedy a white supremacist script writer might have pitched had the Southern states had the equivalent of a Hollywood in the 1950s. 

The script would have detailed what happens to a hypothetical city when black people take charge of running the government, fixing the roads and maintaining the infrastructure, attracting new business through economic development departments, and – most importantly – funding the government through the taxing of their labor. 

It would have served as a warning of the type of civilization black people were able to maintain, but alas, in 2013 Birmingham, we need no outlandish script to watch sad players strut and fret their hour upon the political and economic stage — to paraphrase the great Shakespeare — “signifying everything.”

A city of 212,000 people – 73.4 percent of them black – is also home to the highest sales tax in all of America [Birmingham’s 10 cents on the dollar sales tax to remain another five years, Birmingham News, 2-5-13]:

Birmingham’s 10 cents on the dollar sales tax rate will continue for at least another five years following the City Council’s vote to renew the 2007 one-cent hike.

The council without discussion today reauthorized the penny increase that was initially proposed and approved during former Mayor Larry Langford’s administration. 

The increase was part of Langford’s plan to fund improvements in police, fire, street and sidewalks and fund a new scholarship programs. 

The tax was set to expire in December. The extra cent tax brings in about $33 million to the city. Tom Barnett, the city’s finance director, had stressed the importance of extending the tax for both the city’s budget and its standing with bond rating agencies. 

Both one-cent tax increase and the accompanying doubling of city license fees were used to prop up the city’s budget during the economic downturn, officials have said.

 Having a population that is 73.4 percent black – white people abandoned the city their ancestors built and maintained after the downfall of their civilization in 1963 – requires extraordinary accounting methods to fund the Birmingham city government budget. When one of the only contributions of the almost entirely black city council has been the extension of a moratorium of allowing new payday loan, title pawn, or cash-checking business to open in the city every six months since November 2011, you realize the financially devastating impact a majority black population has an economy. 

But then you consider the reason for Birmingham having the highest sales tax in all of America, and it’s worth an even bigger chuckle [Birmingham City Council approves sales tax, business license fee increases, Birmingham News, 12-4-2007]:

The Birmingham City Council voted today to increase the city sales tax by one cent and double business license fees to pay for a domed stadium, transit improvements and other projects.

Both increases will take effect Jan. 1.

The vote is a big early victory for Mayor Larry Langford, who took office Nov. 13 vowing to move quickly toward making big changes in Birmingham. Shortly after noon, the council took separate votes on Langford’s sales tax and license fee initiatives, which the mayor says will generate $72 million a year for various projects.

“Dome, done. Scholarships, done. Transit, done. It’s a good day,” Langford said.

Wait… so the sales tax fee is bringing less than 50 percent of what was promised in 2007 when it went into effect? Does Birmingham have a dome? Better transit?

No. The sales tax only serves to help pay for the cities budget.

And what ever happened to that Mayor Langford fellow?  That’s right, he’s in jail for accepting bribes in a sewage deal that would ultimately help ensure that Jefferson County (home to Birmingham) would have to declare the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history:

Everyone knows that the ultimate target is Larry Langford, the controversial but as yet unindicted mayor of Birmingham. Langford, who served as president of the Jefferson County Commission when most of the riskiest refinancing was completed, has been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of accepting more than $156,000 in cash and benefits from brokers who had business with the county.

To have the city’s mayor end up in jail would be embarrassing, sure. But it would be nothing compared to the lasting damage to job creation and economic growth that Birmingham’s civic leaders – still fighting the legacy of the city’s civil rights battles in the 1960s – fear from a Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

 Again, you just have to laugh.

Were a bigoted script writer pitching a show in 1950s America of what black political rule would mean for a city, would the condition of Birmingham in 2013 be different from the outcome projected by this fictional writer?

Remember, Birmingham’s is a city whose residents have made such poor financial choices that traditional banks can no longer offer their services because of legitimate fears of losing shareholder money by high rates of default.

This is why payday loan, title pawn and cash-checking business flourish in 73 percent black Birmingham, because they offer a product/service no traditional bank would dare – or can legally- match. The ban on new stores was extended on May 16, 2012; it was extended again on October 16, 2012 for another six months.

Recall the reason for the moratorium in the first place — with 93 Payday Loan businesses operating within the city limits of the 73.4 percent black city of Birmingham, this was the number one product/service offered to the citizens of the city:

Councilwoman Lashunda Scales – also chairwoman of the Birmingham City Council Economic Development Committee – believes in ‘forcing banking institutions to become more flexible in their lending practices” in the 73.4 percent black city

Birmingham City Council members adopted a resolution to ban new Payday Loan businesses within the city. 

The resolution was originally introduced by Councilwoman LaShunda Scales in September. But even as the ordinance came up for a final vote council members still had not reached a consensus on the language. 

At one point during the discussion Councilwoman Kim Rafferty declared that the Council as a whole looked like a bunch of fools. 

Council President Roderick Royal swiftly found Rafferty out of order.

The debate stemmed from two amendments issued by Councilor Carole Smitherman. 

The Amendments were to clarify language in the ordinance to ensure that banks and existing payday loan businesses would not be impacted. 

Council members say they need the time to establish better establish rules as to where a Payday Loan business may open to avoid clustering. 

Councilor Scales says that with 93 Payday Loan businesses operating within the city limits, these businesses are the number one product the city offers to its citizens.

Remember, payday loan stores operate via granting higher interests rates to consumers traditional banks understand are too great a risk too lend to; after all, banks are trying to make a profit, while black-run governments know the federal government might bail them out. 

Councilwoman Lashunda Scales, who proposed the ban, is also the chairwoman of the Birmingham City Council’s Economic Development Committee. She is in favor of forcing legitimate banking institutions to become “more flexible” in their lending practices when it comes to handing out loans to the citizens of 73.4 percent black Birmingham currently under-serviced by banks and over-serviced by payday loans, title pawn, and check-cashing stores

Councilwoman Kim Rafferty later called a meeting to form Bank on Birmingham, a clearinghouse of available institutions willing to provide services and insight to those now using high-interest and high-fee payday lending and check cashing businesses.

“As a local government it would be wise for us to continue to work with the federal government and the state Legislature to protect our citizens from predatory lending while forcing banking institutions to become more flexible in their lending practices,” Scales said.


Or is it “Fleecing,” since most of the loans would only go into foreclosure…

Comrade Lashunda Scales rationale and reasoning for passing the ban is equally hilarious, for the logic behind why so many of these stores operate in 73.4 percent black Birmingham is the reason legitimate businesses and commercial development can’t operate in 73.4 percent black Birmingham  

She said businesses offering short-term loans have high interest rates that keep financially strained customers trapped in a cycle of making interest-only payments.

Secondly, she said, the presence of too many of these businesses repel other commercial development.

“Our citizens deserve first-class businesses at an affordable price,” she said. “However, if you have a string of these kind of predatory lending agencies in those same communities, then the likelihood of those (other) businesses locating in that area is nonexistent.”

Predatory lending agencies are exactly the kind of fifth-rate businesses the 73.4 percent black citizens of Birmingham deserve, because it’s the only type of industry that can flourish in this type of demographic situation:

According to Councilor Lashunda Scales, who spearheaded the drive for the moratorium, there are 93 payday loan facilities in Birmingham—more than any other city in Alabama. “It is the leading product, at this point, that we have,” Scales said. “It supersedes any grocery stores, any main retailers that our citizens are asking for, and that’s in every single district.

Birmingham is an unattractive investment for grocery stores, major retailers, and other businesses considering investing capital with the city limits for the very reason it is such an attractive location for payday loan stores. 
Of course, Birmingham is also a city that had to set restrictions limiting where methadone clinics can be opened… [
Birmingham City Council sets restrictions on methadone clinics, Birmingham News, 11-8-11]:    

The Birmingham City Council today approved new rules limiting where methadone clinics are allowed to open.

The new zoning rules prohibit the clinics from operating within a thousand feet of churches, schools, parks, historic districts or revitalization districts.

Councilwoman Valerie Abbott, who sponsored the new restrictions, said they were the result of complaints from residents in South Avondale, where a clinic is operting.Abbott said the clinics increase traffic and are frequent scenes of loitering.“We had no means currently of dealing with these type of facilities,” said Abbott, chairwoman of the Planning and Zoning Committee.

“We’ve had numerous complaints from people living around these type of facilities about what was going on there.”The ordinance was approved on a 4-2 vote, with Abbott, Council President Roderick Royal, Jay Roberson and Johnathan Austin voting yes and Maxine Parker and Steven Hoyt voting no.

Council members Lashunda Scales, Kim Rafferty and Carole Smitherman were absent.The rules will not affect existing clinics.Hoyt called the rules too restrictive and unfair to people needing treatment.

“I’m not in favor of it in this form,” Hoyt said. “Given the writing of this ordinance, I’d believe you’d have to build it on Mars.”Hoyt said the clinics provide essential services that the city is limiting.

If we don’t treat these folks they’re going to break into our houses, they’re going to shoot and kill folks because of lack of treatment,” he said.


Without the ability to just… laugh now and then, where would we be as a people? 

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"More blacks, equals more crime; Less blacks, equals less crime" — The Reality of the Gun Control Debate

Demography is destiny. 

In the case of the debate on gun control, we only need to look at the history in the city of Chicago for validation of this claim. 

No, it’s: “More blacks, More crime; Less blacks, less crime”

In Al Capone’s Chicago was 95 percent White, you learned that as the black population grew in Chicago, so did the crime and murder rate. It was in 1982 that the passing of one of the toughest gun control measures in all of America went through in Chicago, largely because of the insane rates of black crime in the city. 

Chicago, by the early 1980s, was almost 40 percent black — which was the sole reason Harold Washington would be elected the cities first black mayor in 1983. 

You see, demography is destiny. 

Even in the gun control debate. 

Chicago’s politicians made it illegal to have a new handgun in the city with the 1982 ordinance (only overturned in 2010); now, because of almost-exclusively black violence in the city of Chicago, Jesse Jackson is hoping Homeland Security/TSA can come save the day [Jesse Jackson pushes new ‘Occupy’ plan: Have Homeland Security occupy Chicago with armed TSA agents, Natural News, 2-4-13]:

Don’t say we didn’t warn ya, but now the long-anticipated plan for armed TSA agents to patrol U.S. cities has been invoked by none other than Jesse Jackson. 

Today he called on President Obama to unleash “Homeland Security” on the streets of Chicago, a city racked by murders and violence even though it has the strictest gun laws in the country. The only group within DHS that has the manpower to “occupy” a U.S. city is the TSA, a widely-hated government agency which has already begun running roadside checkpoints across the country. 

Jackson’s call is essentially a demand that DHS send in armed agents (TSA with guns) because the situation is so bad in Chicago that “something must be done.” 

But how did the situation in Chicago get so bad in the first place? 

“How did the situation in Chicago get so bad in the first place,” asks Mike Adams of Natural News in the above quoted piece. 


The Great Migration of black people from the South imported crime to the city at rates not seen before they arrived and remade much of the city in their image (poverty, misery, and blight). 

It had nothing to do with ‘banning guns’ or the “More guns, equals less crime” canard — it’s simply “More blacks, equals more crime and less individual freedoms and liberties for everyone else” and “Less blacks, equals less crime and more individual freedoms and liberties.”

That’s the lesson of Chicago, where demography has been destiny in denying citizens their Second Amendment rights because black people have a propensity to engage in criminality and murder at rates dwarfing whites. 

What was crime like in Chicago before the black presence in the city (with crime, murder, poverty, and blight all produced by this racial group requiring greater government attention) required police state tactics to combat? [Will Today’s Gangs Get Capone Treatment?, Chicago Tribune, 10-3-1993]:

The glamorization of Al Capone-era Chicago is just about complete. A gangland museum dedicated to the Capone days is doing brisk business, the Untouchables seem destined to go on forever in both TV and movie versions, and now a line of Capone-era trading cards is being marketed.

The trading cards-they are called “Chicago Mob Wars: Ness vs. Capone”-will contribute to the feeling that the gang-war days in old-time Chicago represent a nostalgic, action-packed past. And all of this raises some logical questions:

Fifty years from now, will Chicago’s-and America’s-1993-era street gangs be glamorized and marketed as a nostalgia item? Will the gangs that patrol our streets today be accorded the same affection and respect as the Capone-era gangs are?

“People are much more afraid now, and they should be,” said Al Wolff, 90, the last surviving member of Eliot Ness’ Untouchables. “As bad as the Capone-era gangs were, people were not afraid of them. You could sleep with the windows and doors open, and no one would bother you.”

Wolff, who now lives in Cincinnati, said there will be nothing to glamorize about today’s gangs. “These gangs now are much more dangerous than Capone was, and it’s only going to get worse. In Capone’s day, the average citizen had nothing to fear from the gangs. I was not fearful then, but I am now.”

Rio Burke, also 90, was married to one of Capone’s top lieutenants, a man named Dominick Roberto. “The gangs in Capone’s day weren’t anywhere near as dangerous as the gangs are today,” she said. “Capone and his gangsters, they did their killings among themselves. They killed other gangsters.

“Today, the gangs don’t care who they kill. Children, families-it doesn’t matter to them. The only drive-by shootings in the days of Capone were aimed at specific gang members. The average citizen had no reason to be afraid of Capone or his gang members, but today the average citizen has every reason to be afraid of the gangs. The gangsters today are much worse people.”

She said that in the days of the Capone gang, “I felt completely safe. Like I was in my mother’s arms. Today I’m afraid to go around the corner. There is nothing good about these gangs.”

George E.Q. Johnson, 76, is a Chicago attorney whose father was the federal prosecutor who put Capone in prison. “I am a little bit amused by the Capone museum and all the Capone memorabilia,” he said. “I can’t help being amused by it even though my father hated Al Capone, and everything that Capone stood for.

“But if they were ever to build museums and tourist attractions about today’s street gangs, it would make me vomit. There is no parallel between the gangs on our streets today and the gangs of the Capone era. The needless, cruel, random killing that goes on today-say what you will about Capone, but his men were skillful people who didn’t bother the average citizen. Now? Listen, my father was never afraid of Capone, but he would be awfully stupid if he weren’t afraid of the gangs today. And my dad wasn’t a stupid man. I know I’m afraid. There’s something to be afraid of out there.”

Powerful quotes about the difference in Al Capone’s Chicago (95 percent white) and the Chicago of 1982 (40 percent black), where rates of black violence were so great that gun control measures – usually a tool used by dictators before rounding up dissidents – were enacted as an attempt to cut down black murder rates. 

Of course, even greater police state measures were mandatory as madness gripped the 99 percent black areas of Chicago in the early 1990s, especially the infamous Chicago Housing Authority Robert Taylor Homes [Taylor Homes Hit With Iron Fist, Chicago Tribune, 3-31-1994]:

Responding to scores of reports of shootings, special squads of 16 officers and two sergeants have begun patrolling the hallways and stairways at the Chicago Housing Authority’s Robert Taylor Homes, Mayor Richard Daley announced Wednesday.

As the emotional level of outcry-from citizens and public officials-continued to rise, U.S. District Judge Wayne Andersen hastily called a hearing to state that he would allow systematic, apartment-by-apartment searches by police under certain circumstances.

Tanicia Harris, an 8th grader who introduced the mayor to the pupils, said she had seen CHA security guards cower at their posts when gangs attacked, and that a family member of hers had been shot at earlier in the week.

“Kids can’t walk the porches at a certain time because the gangs might shoot at them or something,” Harris said in a quiet moment. “They’re shooting at kids and putting them in fear. We need to have sweeps. They’re killing my friends. Don’t people understand what’s going on?

Before it was torn down, Robert Taylor Homes were 99 percent black — the granddaughter, grandsons, sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews of those black people who made up “The Great Migration” calling it home. 

The conditions there… uniquely black, require extraordinary police state measures to control. 

Demography is destiny, especially in the gun control debate. 

But it all comes full-circle when reading Carl T. Bogus, from the Roger Williams University School of Law paper, titled GUN CONTROL AND AMERICA’S CITIES: PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICS

It is here you learn the power of the simple phrase — More blacks, equals more crime; Less blacks, equals less crime.” Bogus writes:

Handgun violence is a special plague on the African-American community. Blacks compose only 12% of the United States population, but 39.3% of murder offenders and 49.5% of murder victims. 

 It is, however, a mistake to think of gun violence as a black problem. Zimring and Hawkins have made two especially revealing observations about this issue. 

First, they compared how United States homicide rates would compare to other high- income nations if all U.S. black offender cases were excluded. 

 Although this would cut the U.S. homicide rate nearly in half, the U.S. rate would still dwarf those of all other high-income nations. 

 It would still remain well over twice the Canadian rate, nearly seven times the British rate, and eight times the Japanese rate. “So,” Zimring and Hawkins write, “the total exclusion of offenses attributed to blacks would not alter the distinctive position of the United States as an industrial democracy with extraordinarily high rates of high-lethality violence.” 

 Second, they looked at the black and white rates with respect just to city-dwellers in five major U.S. cities, and found that this markedly reduces the discrepancies between the white and black offender rates for both robberies and murders. 

 They write: “So a major element in the explanation of the larger concentration of violence among African-Americans is the fact that they more often reside in cities where violent crime rates are high generally.” Not only are blacks more concentrated in cities but they are disproportionately concentrated in economically impoverished areas with failing schools and other problems. It is the interaction between handguns and socio-economic problems that is so deadly.  

Gun violence places an especially heavy burden on people living in the inner-cities and, as the black victim figure so clearly illustrates, on black America especially. As painful a question as it may be, we must nonetheless ask: Would we, as a nation, be as complacent about gun violence if whites were suffering from gun violence as much as blacks?

Mr. Bogus didn’t break-out the Hispanic/Latino rate of gun violence in America. But Mr. Bogus did forget to mention that black people are the causes of the economically impoverished areas with failing schools and other problems. It’s the interaction between black people and handguns, who have socio-economic problems because of the conditions they have created within their community making outside investors/entrepreneurs shy away from expansion in black urban areas, that makes black communities so deadly. 

Demography is always destiny. Never more so then in the gun control debate, where personal freedoms are laid to rest once the black population in a city reaches a certain percentage. Then, gun control is the first step to dealing with high rates of crime/robberies/assault/murder. 

The next step is door-to-door warrantless searches, as happened in 99 percent black Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago in 1994.

The final step is Homeland Security/TSA turning the city into a locked-down police state, at the request of Jesse Jackson (when he isn’t protesting legal firearm sales).

Demography is destiny. It was behind the gun control ordinance based in Chicago back in 1982, and it’s behind the call for Homeland Security/TSA today.

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Great Moments in Black History: The 1805 Haitian Constitution

Lost White Tribes: The End of Privilege and the Last Colonials in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadeloupe offers a glimpse into a world free of white privilege, where white people are sufficiently and correctly displaced of any and all power.

The 1805 Haitian Constitution banned white people from owning property on the island — it ended ‘white privilege’ by the sword

No, were aren’t talking about 2013 Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, or Birmingham — we are talking about past civilizations that white people created and were ultimately deprived of any and all ‘white privilege’ via revolution.

In the case of Haiti, it was a total loss for white civilization (and eventually mulatto’s) as the black slave population rose up in a fury not even seen in Django Unchained, slaughtering on the whites on the island in the process. Riccardo Orizio book is a powerful reminder of just how precarious civilization is, and what happens when ‘white privilege’ is removed by revolutionary forces.

Just as 2013 Detroit (90 percent black) is a city completely devoid of white privilege, it is also devoid of civilization. And the clues of why that might be are hidden within the riddle of the 1805 Haitian Constitution — that glorious black republic. From Orizio’s book we learn the Haitians instituted discrimination within their constitution:

From the Haitian constitution of 1805:

Article No. 12- “No white person, of whatever nationality, may set foot upon this territory as a land owner or master, nor may such persons in future acquire any property whatsoever.”

Article No. 13- “The preceding article does not apply to white women who have been naturalized by the government, nor to their eventual offspring. The provisions of this article also include those of Polish and German birth whom the government has naturalized. (p. 136)

Do we even need to bring up what Haiti looks like in 2013? Just drive into any urban area, any ghetto known as a “food desert”  and you’ll see a glimpse of Haiti in America.

Where a white nation to have a constitution of this nature, people would be flocking to this hypothetical nation in a manner dwarfing the flood of immigrants to the United States today. The prosperity would be… unimaginable.

But a nation like Haiti only has charity organizations and Sean Penn flocking to its soil today; a city like Detroit in 2013 – which has enacted a de-facto 1805 Haitian Constitution via the reality of ‘racial democracy’ and the virtually in-electability of white political candidates – has watched its population decline since Coleman Young took power in 1973.

Middle class black people flee to white suburbs in search of economic opportunity, safe schools, and strong communities that black Detroit can’t provide. The same goes for Birmingham; the same goes for Atlanta; and the same goes for Chicago.

The end of ‘white privilege’ in a civilization founded, funded, and sustained by white people is simply the end of civilization itself. 

This has been another great moment in black history.

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#787. CrossFit

Crossfit is becoming the dominant fitness regimen for wealthy (and white) areas of the country. Created at the beginning of the 21stcentury, Crossfit emphasizes relatively short, high intensity “WOD’s” (Workout of the Day) centered around functional movements including body weight exercises, compound lifts such as snatches and power cleans, and the use of varied equipment like climbing ropes, tires, and kettlebells.
Though it started as a trend, Crossfit has become “the sport of fitness” in its own right, with the “Crossfit Games” broadcast on ESPN. However, though Crossfit has earned a secure place in the culture, there are murmurs of discontent. For you see, Crossfit shares the same problem as NASCAR – it’s competitors are not “diverse.”
Crossfit “boxes” usually charge expensive membership fees and boast a mostly white clientele. A list of Crossfit Games champions and competitors reveals a veritable whitopia. In the past two years, the male and female champions have repeated. The male champion, the “world’s fittest man,” is a white Southerner that Django hasn’t gotten around to killing yet, who indulges his white privilege every day by reading that racist and homophobic book, the Bible
. The women’s champion is even worse, an Icelandic native whose surname refers to a Northern European pagan deity (ipso facto proof of Nazism).
Naturally, when whites build something, they use names and concepts familiar to them. Thus, all the regular WOD’s have stereotypically “white girl” names like Fran or Cindy. This is obviously racist, just like Sheila Jackson Lee complained about the similar white names of hurricanes. 
There are already the usual complaints of discrimination, with some even calling Crossfit a “racist cult.
” The few black crossfitters express frustration about the subculture and demand that it change to suit them. Even the few predominantly black crossfit “boxes” that exist have white members and coaches, but still brag of their “Afro brutality” and feature blog posts on black power.
What makes sensitive blacks angry about Crossfit? The cost could be one element, as the average net worth of black women isn’t enough to buy a typical post-workout protein shake, never mind a box membership. However, there are deeper reasons.

The first possible reason is biology. Crossfit emphasizes high intensity workouts, muscle confusion and complex movements with little rest that push the body to its limits. This can be taken too far and lead to a condition known as “rhabdomyolysis,” in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue can be released into the bloodstream and lead to kidney failure. Crossfitters humorously refer to the phenomenon as “Uncle Rhabado,” a name which will go down in bigotry next to Uncle Tom.

You see, “ rhabdomyolysis” is racist. Those who possess the trait for sickle cell (mainly blacks and Hispanics) are more vulnerable to the condition. An analysis from the the United States military shows that blacks suffer rhabdomyolysis at a dramatically higher rate than other groups, though the disparity is not widely discussed in the Crossfit community.
That said, the main reasons Crossfit remains mostly white are cultural. Crossfit has a strong conservative bias as reflected on the main site, which often include commentaries and links to right leaning websites that contain criticism of Barack Obama. Blacks hate Republicans and white people who don’t vote for Obama so already there is an “unwelcoming” environment for diversity.
There’s also a deeper anti-liberalism. Crossfit’s obsessive focus on times and competition is decidedly anti-egalitarian. Participants are expected to constantly compete (if only against themselves) every time they go in the gym. Grunts, chalk, and plenty of sweat are all tolerated, if not encouraged. Crossfit coaches operate like drill instructors, “motivating” people to finish strong instead of offering pizza, candy, a non-judgmental environment like at Planet Fitness.
 Though it’s impossible to get firm numbers, in the author’s experience a large number of Crossfitters at boxes around the country are ex-military (especially Marines), law enforcement, or in the Guard or Reserve. It’s natural that those whites on the political Right would gravitate towards such an environment, which would automatically make black uncomfortable.
Perhaps more importantly, Crossfit is strongly Eurocentric. Quotations and musical selections featured on the site mostly come from white sources, even occasionally such manifestations of pure evil as classical music. Crossfit promotions refer to the legacy of “Greece and Rome” and Asian civilizations, but ignore ancient African civilizations (probably because they didn’t really exist.) Crossfit also incorporates insights on human biology and evolution that do not necessarily apply to the entire human population, at least culturally. Chief among them is the “paleo” diet, which has also received criticism
as Eurocentric.
One of the strongest reasons Crossfit maintains a certain reputation as a “white people” and “conservative” thing because of its constant tributes to the American military. The main page says that “terrorist hunters” love to do these workouts and it is filled with paeans to those in uniform, especially those wounded in action or who have fallen. The Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosted part of the 2012 Crossfit Games. Boxes around the country perform especially difficult “Hero WOD’s” to honor fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines on patriotic holidays.
As we all know, “Real American Heroes” are just another one of those things that black people, well, just don’t like. Blacks disproportionately serve in service and administration specialties in the military while whites are represented well beyond their demographics in combat arms. America’s elite warriors, such as fighter pilots or the legendary Navy SEAL’s, are almost entirely white. Though the government is doing its best to lower standards in pursuit of diversity and drive conservative white males out of the military, the evil whites the system hates are still the people who fight its wars
Crossfit salutes these unfashionable heroes, instead of, say, honoring the victims of “racism” or “homophobia.” Therefore, they might as well be complicit in “hate.”
Though Crossfit boxes throughout the country are run independently, there’s a remarkable uniformity of outlook and demographics wherever you are (except, I suppose, in Crossfit Harlem.) It’s not that Crossfit is consciously racist – many whites would rather die than be thought even mildly disapproving of Black Run America. It’s simply a result of what liberals call “white privilege,” some scholars call “implicit whiteness,” and what normal people call “freedom.”
Black privilege refers to the government preferences, income transfers, media bias, political power, academic propaganda, and overt violence that helps blacks at the expense of whites. White privilege refers to the fact that when simply left alone, white people build thriving subcultures and communities, until their rulers tell them it is evil. Whites then apologize, diversity moves in to destroy it, and whites move away or create something new, all the while pretending it’s about something other than race. Crossfit is just the latest example. Eventually it will be diversified, and most likely, there will be a simultaneous and strange new phenomenon of wealthy urban whites getting into a new fitness craze.
However, Crossfit’s “implictly white” nature is not just the fault of whites. Blacks’ own behavior has a lot to do with it. Blacks have a love-hate relationship with fitness. Sports is one of the ways Black Run America can produce positive black role models (with the others being entertainment and politicians assuming they are Democrats). Athletic accomplishment is highly prized, far more than academics. Thus, many black males enjoy putting on muscle and showing it off, especially rappers who like to perform shirtless like 50 Cent, LL Cool J, and DMX. On the other hand, though the media enjoys promoting images of “fat white males,” obesity is actually far more prominent among blacks. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blacks had
51% higher obesity rates when compared to whites. Blacks also have higher rates of diabetes, blood pressure problems, and other health risks associated with being in poor shape.
The problem is especially bad among black women, with a shocking four out of five black women characterized as obese. Forty percent of black women blame their inability to exercise on something else they hate, their own hair. Of course, racist facts of biology also play a role, as regular exercise does not give black women the same kinds of benefits as white women. Sir Mix-A-Lot may have liked girls with “back,” but he didn’t have much of a choice. As the typically outrageous Uncle Ruckus put it on The Boondocks, “A white woman’s body is a temple. A black woman’s body is a temple of doom.”
The common thread is that black conceptions of physicality are closely associated with showmanship and display rather than health and practical use. The condition of black physical athletes tends to collapse after the end of their athletic careers, much like their financial security.
 Non professional black males who put on muscle mostly do it for show. Obese blacks still devote significant amount of resources to aspects of their physical appearance that involve showing off. Thus, even obese black women feel no shame in spending large amounts of money on outlandish nail styles and hair weaves. Meanwhile, every time an expensive new sneaker premieres, black men kill each other.
In contrast to the cult of size and show, crossfit values practicality, versatility, and an organic approach to fitness including diet, lifestyle, and cross-training. The average Crossfit practitioner may not have the highest bench press or the widest chest, but they can deadlift and bench respectable amounts of weight as well as climb a rope, competently execute compound lifts, quickly run through dozens of “double unders,” and run several miles at a good pace. While some Crossfitters may supplement their workouts to gain size or strength, the average participant sees it as simply a way to stay in shape and maintain good health.
Cost and culture are important factors in the maintenance of Crossfit’s “racism,” but the biggest reason is the content of its program itself. Crossfit is a workout program built for utility and competition, targeted at whites who want to associate with “warriors” and a more old fashioned attitude in nutrition, fitness, and perhaps politics and culture. Black people want to do athletic activities that will let them show off. For that reason, we include Crossfit as the newest entry in Stuff Black People Don’t Like.

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Al Capone’s Chicago was 95% White — Two Solutions to the Almost Exclusively Black Violence in Chicago

There is a solution to the violence gripping Chicago, which seems to be on the minds of many who are involved in Conservatism Inc. — well; it’s a two-part solution.
Notice any trends that might explain rise of violence in Chicago?
(Source:Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities)
First, we must be honest about the role black people have played in making Chicago one of the most violent cities in America. No, not liberalism; black people and the dysfunction in their community, which drives away business, investments, and destroys property value. 
After all, were it not for the Great Migration of blacks to Chicago in the first place, a beachhead for black identity politics would never have been created which ultimately succeeded in giving us Barack Obama.
But how can one be honest about the role black people played in destabilizing Chicago’ delicate eco-system in an era when telling the truth is a revolutionary act?

By attacking those who peddle half-truths with a barrage of facts, which cast a dark shadow on the conditions found in 2013 Chicago and the lies used by Conservatism Inc. to deny reality.
Hot Air has been blowing a cold wind of lies over the truth about the black role in destabilizing Chicago, when they note the city is more violent now then when Al Capone was the number one gangster in town[Video: Chicago murders worse now than during Capone’s era, Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey, 2-4-13]:

Chicago still has one of the worst murder rates in the nation, if not the worst, but has the population of the city changed enough to vary the rate?  According to Boston University … no.  The Census population of Chicago in 1920 was 2,701,705, and in 1990 it was only 82,000 more at 2,783,726.  According to the Census Bureaunow, it’s 2,695,598 — almost exactly what it was in Capone’s heyday.

Poor Mr. Morrissey can’t be bothered to look up those crime statistics or, more importantly, the racial breakdown of the city of Chicago during Mr. Capone’s lifetime. Today, Chicago is almost 1/3 white, 1/3 black, and 1/3 Hispanic – with black people monopolizing 3/4ths of the murders and Hispanics nearly 1/5 – but in the age of Capone, Elliot Ness, and Prohibition, would you believe Chicago was only 4.1 percent black?
Out of a population of 2.7 million people, Chicago was 95 percent white (non-Hispanic for those who don’t understand the tidal wave of Latinos is a recent phenomenon) in 1920. By 1930, Chicago had a population of 3.3 million people, with 6.9 percent of the population being black — the rest was 93.1 percent white.
Yes Virginia, there is a racial correlation to the rise in murder rate in Chicago and the rise of the black population (source: Chicago Crime Scenes Project)

By 1970, Chicago was 64.5 percent white and 32.7 percent black; by 1980, Chicago was 43.2 percent white and 39.5 percent black.

But what drove white people out of the city of Chicago – the very city in which the industries and businesses they had founded and operated had been the magnet for attracting black migrants to in the first place?
Black crime, Watson. Black crime.
Indeed, the story of crime in Chicago – with the incredible evidence that points to a correlation of the rise of gun laws to the rise in the black population there – is a powerful reminder that individual liberty and personal freedom can only flourish in a homogeneous community/neighborhood/city/state/or nation.
Here’s the start of the evidence, courtesy of Edward McClelland of NBC Chicago [Opinion: Make Chicago As Safe As It Was During Prohibition, 7-20-12]:

It’s true that this year’s Chicago murder rate is unacceptable. But do you know what else is unacceptable? The murder rate that Chicagoans find acceptable. 

 Throughout the 2000s, we thought we were on a holiday from homicide. In 2004, Chicago experienced 448 murders, for a homicide rate of 15.65 per 100,000 residents. That was less than half the murder rate in 1990, at the height of the Crack Wars. 

 But it was still higher than the murder rate in 1929, the year of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, when Al Capone was the city’s crime kingpin and the streets were awash in blood as gangsters battled over illegal liquor sales during Prohibition. The 1920s saddled Chicago with international image for murder and violence that we still haven’t shaken off. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was so shocking it led the nation to reconsider whether Prohibition was worth the gang warfare it caused. 

 Here’s a list of historic murder rates, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Chicago. 

Use this graph from the book Second City Ghetto to understand reason behind rise in murders in Chicago… Notice the drop after the repealing of Prohibition between 1930 and 1940.

    1920: 10.5
    1930: 14.6
    1940: 7.1
    1950: 7.9
    1960: 10.3
    1970: 24.0
    1980: 28.7
    1990: 32.9
    2000: 22.1
    2010: 15.6

Here is a chart of murder rates from 1870 to 2008.

We know that federal government’s decision to ban the sale of alcohol created the nightmarish conditions of the Capone Era in Chicagoland; but with the repealing of Prohibition, crime dropped. Yet the historic murder rate began to climb as the percentage of the white population in Chicago began to drop and the percentage of black people in the Second City began to rise… dramatically.
Only when black people began to serve longer,  harsher prison sentences (thank God for drug laws), did we see a reduction in crime/murder rates – or, perhaps those cats from Freakonomicswere right about the abortion cutting crime theory.
Just look at the rise in the black population from 1940 to 1980 in Chicago, via the book Chicago Divided (Table 3: Racial Components of Chicago’s Population, 1940-1980):

1940: 8.1 percent black out of 3.3 million1950: 13.5 percent black out of 3.6 million1960: 22.8 percent black out of 3.5 million1970: 32.7 percent black out of 3.3 million1980: 39.2 percent black out of 3.0 million

Worse – the conditions black people created in Chicago necessitated an exodus by white people out of the city to the flourishing suburbs that they would create – and can only exist in a such desirable, alluring state if they remain majority white.
Much like the city of Chicago.
Property values dropped in heavily black-areas of the city; tax revenues from businesses dropped as whites created new economies in their suburbs, with black entrepreneurs incapable of replicating any new businesses in the communities that were abandoned to them.
The Reality of Black Crime in Chicago
Source: Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities)
So, herein rests the point of fact Conservatism Inc. refuses to acknowledge, but is powerfully stated in 2006 book Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities:

Figure 2.4 distinguishes between two general categories of crime: personal offenses and property crime. In every case, residents of largely African American areas came off worse, but the gap varied by type of crime. Figure 2.4 examines three types of violent crime: robbery, rape, and murder. Robbery rates are scaled at the left side of the figure, while rapes and murders – which are much less frequent – are scaled to the right. The immense concentration of the city’s violent crime in African American areas is apparent. Robbery and rapes rates there were almost six times as high as in predominately white areas, and almost three times as high as in Latino and racially diverse areas. 

 In 1991, 64 percent of all reported robberies and 66 percent of all rapes were committed in the city’s 121 predominantly African-American beats, which were home to 35 percent of the population. Murder, which was much less frequent, was just as concentrated; two-thirds of all of the city’s homicides took place in African American beats. The murder rate there was ten times that in white areas, and more than twice the rate in Latino and racially diverse beats. 

 Class made a great deal of difference in the risks facing the city’s African Americans. Homicide and robbery rates were more than twice as high in poor black areas as they were in better-off African American neighborhoods, but they were still the second most victimized cluster of beats. Homicide rates were 27 times higher in poor black beats than they were in white homeowner areas, where the murder rate was only three per one hundred thousand residents. (p. 36-37)

Now do you understand why white flight happens? Now do you understand why white people fought so hard to protect Restrictive Covenants and maintain the integrity of their community?
So when you read people blabbering on and on about how the violence in Chicago today is even greater than that of the Al Capone/Gangster Era of the 1920 – 1930s, just smile and nod, then politely point out the demographics of the situation.
The rise in black population and fall of white population
(Source: Chicago Divided)
And remember this – the government created the conditions in Chicago – Prohibition – where an Al Capone figure could rise and gangsters would then fight over turf for selling their banned alcohol, just as the government has funded the proliferation of the very people making Chicago a war-zone today via a redistribution of wealth of your tax-dollars (that’s what EBT/Food Stamps, Welfare/TANF, Section 8 Vouchers/Public Housing, and government employment represents).
As stated, there is a solution to the violence gripping Chicago, which seems to be on the minds of many who are involved in Conservatism Inc. — well; it’s a two-part solution.
First, we must be honest about the role black people have played in making Chicago one of the most violent cities in America. No, not liberalism; black people and the dysfunction in their community, which drives away business, investments, and destroys property value. 
Second: immediately cut-off all EBT/Food Stamps, Welfare/TANF, Section 8 Vouchers/Public Housing, and government employment to the black community in Chicago and enact mandatory monthly Depo-Provero shots to those who desire being put back on government assistance, or offer a one-way bus/plane ticket back South to those black residents of Chicago who refuse such generous terms.
The only way to end the violence in Chicago is to end the government sanctioned transfer of wealth, which has artificially enabled a proliferation of the black community.
It is this community that is responsible for almost all the violent crime in Chicago; it is this community the government is actively seeking to augment; it is this community that must accept the blame for the dysfunction making Chicago almost as uninhabitable as Detroit.

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