Shoot to Thrill

PK Note: Back to normal after the Fourth of July.

Blaming Black dysfunction for problems in the Black community would undermine the very foundation of Black-Run America (BRA) and lend credibility to those bigots who dared say that private property should have restrictive covenants upon them to protect its value. Or that private business owners should be allowed to discriminate to whom they serve in their stores/restaurants.

Black dysfunction resulting in Black mayhem in Chicago = Blame it on the Pilgrims

If Black people are to blame for the porous state of their neighborhoods and community (and not pernicious, pervasive white racism or whatever other pablum is peddled by pretentious, pedantic, pontificating Disingenuous White Liberals and their counterparts, I Had a Dream – I HAD – conservatives), then every law passed in America since 1948 must be seriously considered as detrimental to the overall health of the nation.

We already know that guns don’t kill people in Chicago, only dangerous minorities do.

Well, according to Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, it’s those pesky Pilgrims whose legacy of violence (hey, didn’t they ban Christmas first?) is to blame for the violence found in the Black there:

It’s official: With more than 240 dead, Chicago’s murder rate has surpassed the body count in war-torn Afghanistan. But as the city death toll continues to mount, outraged residents are asking questions and city officials are scrambling for answers – at least, the politically correct ones.  

Answers that usually involve blaming dead white guys or ones that are still kicking.
But is politically correct silliness really what Chicago needs right now? Has the rhetoric of civil rights victimization from Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Pfleger benefited anyone in the black community?

Or do Chicagoans really need an unvarnished reality check from their public officials?

If it is the later, Chicago residents may have their work cut out for them.
Recently, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joined black political leaders and community activists in a live radio forum, hosted by Clear Channel-owned WGCI-FM, to discuss Chicago’s violence epidemic and what – or who – is really to blame.

However, when it comes to the causes of violence in Chicago’s black community, talk of racism is never far behind.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s newly minted police chief has become a quick study to the “Chicago Way,” which, apparently, requires McCarthy to engage in politically correct mumbo jumbo whenever possible.

The Chicago radio forum was no exception.

When asked about the “gap” between law enforcement and the black community, McCarthy reached back 400 years for an answer.

“It’s a big issue. It’s a long time coming. We’ve done a lot of things wrong in policing in this country. I’m willing to admit that,” said McCarthy. “But this goes back 200-300 years to the time when Pilgrims came here and things developed from that, the African American experience in this country.”

But the Pilgrims weren’t the only people being blamed for the violence. The superintendent also laid blame at the feet of America’s finest and inferred – without actually stating it – that white police officers are the problem.

“Who has been the people enforcing those laws that were problematic for the African American community all these years? And that’s to me where it all starts,” stated McCarthy. “It starts with the recognition of how we got here and figuring out how we are going to move forward. By first confronting the issue. Recognition is the first step towards reconciliation. So that’s what I bring to the table. It’s one of those things that a lot of police chiefs in this country are afraid to talk about. I’m not afraid to talk about it because it’s out there and we’ve got to address it.”

Then WVON host Warren Valentine chimed in, blaming the Jim Crow era.

“It takes a village to raise a child and I’m not giving the parents a pass. But we can’t just say this is all on the parents and it ain’t all on nobody else. The legal system is the new Jim Crow system in America,” said Valentine. “You go on and look at what is going on in America today and compare it to when we look in the past. See a lot of people don’t understand the history of America.”

Found on p. 57 of the 2011 Chicago Murder Analysis (PDF here)

This theory, albeit one that first must be subjected to the scientific method, sounds as credible as the “Sarah Palin-is-causing-gun-violence-in-the-Black-community-of-Chicago” that McCarthy pushed last year:

The pervasion of illegal guns in America’s black and Latino communities is a result of “government-sponsored racism,” akin to “slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow,” Rahm Emanuel’s new police chief, Garry McCarthy, told parishioners at St. Sabina’s Church earlier this month.

“This is sensitive. You know, because everybody’s afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybody’s afraid of race. I’m not afraid of race,” said McCarthy, who told of growing up in the Bronx with guns, gangs and drugs plentiful.

“Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism.”

“Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children,” he said.

McCarthy blasted the NRA, telling parishioners that their communities have paid the price while the gun manufacturers are getting “rich and living in gated communities.”

And he told an anecdote of just one night with the New York Police Department.  After returning home from investigating a pair of shootings, he said he flipped on the television to relax, only to find “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” being broadcast.

“She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms,” he said. “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”

“[McCarthy] got it right on parts and got it wrong on others,” said Shawn Gowder, the Vice President of the Chicago Firearms Safety Association and the Sergeant of Arms for the African American Police League.
This is the current status of intellectual discourse in America. Scratch that: BRA. The highest ranking cop in Chicago, one of the “great” cities in America, has to resort to blaming Pilgrims and Sarah Palin, for the high levels of Black violence in the Second City.

It’s Black people. It’s Black dysfunction. Nothing more; nothing less.

Who can even guess which person/group of people/historical epoch that McCarthy will lay the blame on next for Black violence in Chicago.

White America owes Black America nothing. Well, we owe them the truth.

Violence in Chicago, which makes parts of the city more dangerous than the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, is a result of Black dysfunction.

Funny: the Urban Institute came out with a study on April 5 that has been completely neglected by Those Who Can See. Entitled Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Making the Case for Responsible Relocation the authors of the study found:

Crime declined throughout Chicago and Atlanta as the two cities undertook the nation’s largest public housing transformations, but some destination neighborhoods for families leaving public housing with vouchers saw smaller than expected decreases, an Urban Institute–Emory University study has found. 

Many neighborhoods to which public housing families relocated experienced no adverse effect on neighborhood crime, demonstrating a much smaller impact of public housing transformation on crime than popular accounts imply. But in neighborhoods where relocated households were more concentrated, the study’s rigorous econometric modeling techniques indicated that crime did not fall at the expected rate.

On p. 4 of the PDF of the study, is this money quote:

substantial crime decreases in neighbor- hoods with public housing demolition

In the Chicago neighborhoods where public housing was demolished, violent crime decreased more than 60 percent, property crime declined 49 percent, and gun crime declined 70 percent between 2000 and 2008. In Atlanta, violent crime declined 13 percent and property crime declined 9 percent between 2002 and 2009 in neighborhoods with public housing demolition (figure 1).

If Black dysfunction is the cause of most of the crime in America (and drop in property value when the Black Undertow demographically overtakes a community/city/county), and if the citizens living in public housing in Chicago was responsible for the lion’s share of the crime and mayhem there, shouldn’t a reasonable and responsible public policy be in finding ways to remove all of those in public housing from the city?

Instead of redistributing Black people living in public housing to other parts of the city of Chicago (thereby importing crime), as a way to make all cities safe that have public housing, we offer this solution: send them to Detroit. Plenty of vacant houses there.

Don’t think this won’t instantly make Chicago a safe place? Just consult the 2011 Chicago Murder Analysis, published by the City of Chicago illustrates how Black males hold a steady vice on criminality in the city:

Nearly 90 percent of all murder offenders have a criminal history and so do the majority of Chicago murder victims.

“It’s difficult to watch gang member after gang member, mostly young minority men, convicted, put in prison again and again, while the leaders of the gangs continue to escape arrest and prosecution,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Last year in Chicago, seven of every ten murder victims were black, as were seven of every ten shooters. And most on both sides of the violence equation were young, from 17 to 25 years old.

White America owes Black America nothing. Save a one-way ticket to Detroit (for those Black people living in public housing), a city that was remade in a true, 365Black image.



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