We Marched for This?

Dogs protecting civility then; Black crime destroying civilization in Birmingham now

The Civil Rights movement, we are told, represents the watershed moment in world history where good triumphed over evil (read In Birmingham, They Love the Governor). Really, all the Civil Rights era represents the weaponization of equality (we’ll just call it weaponized equality) — meaning, every failure by Black people after the evil world of segregation was firmly supplanted can only be placed on the lingering vestiges of inequality, requiring the allocation of billions of federal tax dollars to remedy the problem.

That, and a radicalized Department of Justice and EEOC stalking the land for any sign – real, imaginary it doesn’t matter – that Jim Crow might be trying to make a comeback.

Well, down in Birmingham, the only thing “coming back” is a vicious reminder of why Jim Crow was necessary to begin with, especially the allocating of law enforcement the ability to make examples of the criminal in very public manners as a way to deter crime.

Please remember that Birmingham is now 71 percent Black and Birmingham Public Schools have a student body population that is 98 percent (virtually every student receives a free/discounted lunch) Black, and enjoy this article from the dying Birmingham News – white people no longer read this paper, save for the Sports section, for it is a running tally of the Black crime and Black dysfunction they left behind for the safe suburbs of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, and Hoover – illustrates why men like Bull Conner and George Wallace will one day be recognized as prophets, men who dared warn of what weaponized equality would produce
(Birmingham area teens’ violent crimes alarming to law enforcement, July 29, 2012, Carol Robinson):

Artavius Underwood and Reginald Mims sit in the Jefferson County Jail charged with capital murder as adults along with their 17-year-old friend, Rashad Stoves.

Investigators say the three teens brutally murdered five people in an Ensley house in January, but they are not the only local youngsters locked up and awaiting trial for violent crimes most often linked to more seasoned suspects.

The number of teens charged with violent crimes is alarming, local law enforcement officials say. Forty-four teenagers — kids between the ages of 13 and 17 — were arrested in the first half of 2012 in Birmingham and unincorporated Jefferson County for the crime of robbery.

The acts and ages of the perpetrators are disturbing, says Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

“Combine a gun with lack of maturity, a devil-may-care attitude, lack of respect for life, and tragedy is what you get,” Christian said. “We have to find a way to interrupt the cycle.”

In the first six months of this year, Birmingham police arrested 39 teens ages 13 to 17 for robbery. Of those, 37 were robberies of people, and two of businesses.

Six teens were arrested for murder, one for attempted murder, 17 for felony assault and 11 for rape.

In May, three teens ages 14 and 15 were arrested in a violent holdup at a west Birmingham store. The teens, wearing masks and brandishing a gun, burst into Frank’s Wireless on Bessemer Road and one of them almost immediately opened fire. No one was injured.

In June, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were charged in the deadly drive-by shooting of 16-year-old Brandon Dozier. Also in June, a Birmingham man was shot dead in the street. The 16-year-old who fired the shots was cleared when the district attorney said the shooting was clearly in self-defense.

“We are extremely concerned with what we have seen as a community regarding serious juvenile crime,” said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. “We’ve researched it, but interestingly enough, most experts cannot pin the cause on any single factor.”

The white citizens of Birmingham once stood firmly opposed to Black-Run America (BRA), knowing that handing power over to Black people would unleash forces so indescribably destructive that the Black political class would refuse to try and stop wave after wave of Black crime and instead place the blame on whites who left (obviously so they could safely raise their children in suburbs with no Black people crime and no Black classmates good schools). By white people leaving Birmingham, they took the jobs away too (why Black people can’t start business and maintain thriving economies is not up for debate); and the good schools; and the safe streets; and the working government; and the tax-base.

But wait: reading the piece above, you wouldn’t know it was a Black crime problem that plagues Birmingham (unless you had taken a crash-course in unfortunate Black first names). Unless you watched The First 48, that A&;E TV show seemingly shooting exclusively in The Magic City.

To quantify the Black crime problem in Birmingham, you’d have to read Ed Velacso’s May 2010 story in The Birmingham News (The killing years, Part One: Accused killers in the Birmingham area, and victims, often under age 25):

When people are murdered in Jefferson County, chances are the killer was a male under 25 using a gun.

More than half of the accused killers in the county were 24 or younger, according to a Birmingham News analysis of homicides from 2006 through 2009.

Nine times out of 10, the victims were shot to death.

The percentage of homicides with defendants under age 25 who used guns in Jefferson County substantially exceeds the national average, statistics show.

In Birmingham, where nearly three-quarters of the county’s murders occurred, the disparity was even worse from 2006-2009.

Ages 16 through 24 are the killing years here.

That age group comprised 56 percent of the accused killers in Birmingham and 54 percent across the county those four years.

“My wife’s brother also was murdered in Birmingham,” he said. “I don’t know many cities where the chief and the chief’s wife have both lost siblings to murder in that city.”
 
The toll was especially harsh on black families. A substantial number of young black men in the city and county wound up in prison or a coffin.
Statistics show:

  • Black males were 80 percent of the homicide defendants in majority-white Jefferson County and 89 percent in majority-black Birmingham. The national average was 57 percent. 
  • More than 70 percent of the victims in Birmingham were black males, versus 43 percent nationwide in 2007, the only year a comparison was possible. 
  • Guns were used in 86 percent of Birmingham homicides, and 83 percent in the county as a whole, versus 68 percent nationwide. Birmingham’s rate is higher among defendants ages 16 through 24.

What happened after the cameras left Birmingham, and the media packed its bags, heading back north after the photos and video damning the white southerners had been broadcast to the rest of the nation and the world, strategically showcasing snarling dogs and hoses?

Birmingham in 2012 represents the great victory of Civil Rights and weaponized equality; we get to see a great city fall completely apart with 100 percent Black political control and not one person may publicly state the problems in The Magic City are the results of that Black control (or, in the case of high crimes, lack of Black self-control).


What Happened When the Cameras Left: Birmingham will be available Christmas 2012. The next project of SBPDL is a look at what happened to those cities that were the first to fall to weaponized equality; the first to fall victim to the Civil Right’s movement.

And this time, it won’t just be a book: there will be a 20-minute documentary (videos are the future, or so I’m told).

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