Tuesday, September 25, 2007
What Does The BLACK COMMUNITY Expect Out Of The Chairman Of the Judicary Committee
We were marketed to as a Black community last year that the benefits of a Democratic takeover of the Congress would yield much fruit WITHIN the Black community. We were told that the new slate of Black Democratic committee heads were going to do wonders for us.
After nearly session under their belt let us ask the question:
What specific benefits should the Black Community see from a Black man who is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee?
Should the priorities be:
1) Successfully got rid of the Republican Attorney General
2) Doggedly pursued the issue of the firings of the Assistant Attorney Generals
3) Gone after the Republican president for his Signing Statements - indicating which portions of legislation passed he planned to enforce
But hold on. We are talking about THE BLACK COMMUNITY
1) An Unacceptably High Rate of Unsolved Homicides. Calling in big city mayors, police chiefs and district attorneys to investigate the PALTRY rate of closure of Black on Black homicides in certain districts. Many inner city districts have a closure rate hovering around 30%. This means that up to 70% of the killers of Black people are still walking the street - oblivious to the day in which they might serve their time.
2) Prison Reform. We hear so much talk about prison over crowding and the flaws in the judicial system. Isn't it a fine time for John Conyers to hold no-holds-barred meetings on the subject that many of his activist buddies on the radio talk so frequently about?
Mr. Conyers I would be satisfied if you even got your HR 40 reparations study bill through this DEMOCRATIC controlled Congress. This should be easy. This other stuff......I guess the Black Community will have to accept that the promises said on voting day seem forgotten when a slate of elected officials have little to worry about in losing their seats.
I look forward to the day when you and Maxine Waters will be freed from your legislative duties and can pursue your dreams of being a street activist.