YOU HAVE BEEN PLAYED And Now Its All Coming Back Around To Bite You - Per Your Incompetence To GOVERN YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES
|The Perceived Threat To The Black Community From The Civil Rights Hustle||The Artifacts - You Are Not Required To Believe Anything I Say. The Facts Bear Out The Truth|
|The Stop And Frisk Policies Which Had 72% Black People As Its "Victim"||Philadelphia Inquirer - New York Mayor Takes Pot Shot At Philly Over Stop And Frisk
"Why would any rational person want to trade what we have here for the situation in Philadelphia? More murders? Higher crime?" Bloomberg asked rhetorically.
He was responding to an editorial in the New York Times calling that city’s stop-and-frisk program "abusive" and suggesting that "New York should learn from Philadelphia," which is operating under a consent decree after the settlement last year of a class-action suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.
The ACLU alleged that Philadelphia police were illegally stopping and questioning pedestrians based on race with little or no justification. When Mayor Nutter took office in 2008, the number of pedestrian stops began to increase. That year, the city counted 15 percent fewer homicides than in 2007.
In 2009, Philadelphia police stopped 253,333 pedestrians, 72 percent of whom were African American, according to the ACLU suit. The number of homicides declined that year, too.
In 2011, the homicide count began to track higher. As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Philadelphia had 137 homicides for the year. That is nearly a 10 percent increase from the same day last year. If the killing continues at its current rate, the city will record its worst year for homicides since Nutter became mayor.
Nutter Responds To NY Mayor's Comments On Stop And Frisk
Bloomberg - "Philadelphia is a great city but it has highest murder rate of any of the 10 largest cities in country," the mayor said. "And the number of murders is going up."
Nutter - "I don't think that the lawsuit we had or the settling of that suit has led to any particular increase in crime," he said. "What leads to an increase in crime is people with bad behavior acting like idiots out on the streets."
|The "Street Pirate Sponsored Executions" In Philly In Which 72%-75% Of The Homicide Victims In The City Were Black||
That kind of up-close encounter with violence and murder is not the norm for teenage America. But this is Philly, which has the highest homicide rate for African-Americans among the nation's biggest cities – and a place where the risk of being killed is especially high for blacks under age 18.
The possibility of a short life and a violent death weighs on African-American teens like Andrea Williams, Sierra Daniels, and Christopher Fuller, though they seem to shoulder the burden as if it's just an extra load of books. Andrea worries most about her younger brother and sister, afraid one of them will get hit by a misguided bullet fired by someone bent on revenge or protecting turf or just venting anger.
"Sometimes I hate to walk down the street with them, because I couldn't live without my little brother and sister," she says.
Nationally, the murder rate for African-Americans is more than three times the average: 19 black murder victims per 100,000 people versus five for the general population.
In Pennsylvania, the disparity for black homicide is even more pronounced: 30 per 100,000, or six times the national average, according to a study released last month by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), a gun-control research group in Washington.
Those numbers are "disproportionate, disturbing, and undeniable," says the VPC report, which analyzed crime data from 2004 in its study. Moreover, almost 80 percent of black murder victims in the US were shot and killed with guns, the study found.
Philadelphia follows the pattern. The vast majority of black murders in the city – 3 in 4 – are from gunfire, according to police.
Overall, murders have been on the rise – 406 last year. Of those, 317 were gun-related, compared with 233 four years ago. And it's the city's black residents and neighborhoods that feel the effects most acutely.
But the fact that Philadelphia homicides are concentrated in neighborhoods with young black men can actually be a disadvantage when trying to solve homicide cases, Schneider said.
“Police are aware that homicide concentrates in African American communities, which led the New York and Philadelphia areas to instigate aggressive stops of young men with the idea that this will discourage people from carrying weapons,” he said.
“In practice, police stopping African Americans with great frequency has a counterproductive effect — it reinforces this notion that the police aren’t there to help you but are just another obstacle. It’s very difficult to invent a type of policing that can make a dent in the homicide rate.”
This mentality instigates the no-snitching code, a concept that “sets in motion a self-perpetuating cycle that just worsens the homicide problem among African American neighborhoods,” Schneider said.
Sociology professor Sam Preston, who conducted a study in 2006 on mortality rates in Iraq and U.S. cities, believes that this is not an issue unique to Philadelphia.
But absent from most of the discussions, most of the rallies, most of the righteous anger and all of the remarks from an increasing plethora of Black leaders and media figures is the other national disgrace — the abominably high murder rate among young Black males.
“This is an epidemic that’s been going on too long,” said Mayor Michael Nutter in a recent interview. “And unfortunately, you will find African-American males at the bottom of good categories and at the top of negative categories.”
Last Thursday, Mayor Nutter spoke at a rally in Love Park regarding the Martin killing. Nutter said people are concerned over Trayvon Martin, but also need to be outraged over what’s happening on their own street corners.
“How is it possible that thousands of Black men, thousands of Black people, [are] killed every year, and no one says a word?” asked Nutter in a published report.
Community leader and anti-violence activist Bilal Qayyum, who is also working with other community leaders on the new media campaign Live and Let Live: Promoting Peace and Eradicating the Culture of Violence, also questioned the Black community’s lack of outrage over the meaningless killings that happen in its neighborhoods every single day.
ANALYSIS - STRUGGLE NO MORE!! YOU MUST NOW PROVIDE EFFECTIVE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The observation of the new interval in time that the Black Community is presently in with regard to our community issues is not going to be mailed to us via certified letter.
We see - if you are even looking in the first place - that the struggle for POLITICAL POWER, in which "favorable people are now in power" - is either going to turn into a scheme by which we are asked to LIVE VICARIOUSLY through these leaders as a point of pride OR - their presence - along with the POLICY BUNDLE that you affirmed when you invested your 'Black Community Development Consciousness' into them must be keep in line with the PERMANENT INTERESTS that you pursued upon making this investment.
They want you to VOTE.
They tell you that VOTING is the highest level of civic participation in a democracy.
It is when the METHODOLOGY of VOTING is promoted higher than the EFFECTIVE ENDS that you chose to vote in the first place is lost as your consciousness is melded into a POWER BUILDING SCHEME - that one must take a step back and place a firewall between the interests that those who want you to keep voting harder have in mind and YOUR COMMUNITY INTERESTS - which are clearly not being addressed.
When this "Embedded Confidence Man" function is set up as a BROKER between the political realm where voting resides and the promised Black Community Development initiative that people's grievances about their condition resides - BUT the people fail to erect a buffer around their interests so that they are not lead along for the CONFIDENCE RIDE - we get "Mission Accomplished Cities" like Philadelphia, Detroit and others - the METHODOLOGY of VOTING got "Favorable People Into Power" - yet despite having the same negative attributes befalling the Black community - instead of protesting against the present occupants of the seats of power - just like you used to do - you are easily convinced that the "bastard" in the higher rung of political office who is on the enemy team is your primary source of oppression.
You don't need to agree with my analysis (even though I am watching you from multiple fronts and know I am correct).
Just tell me the down side of you insisting on a firewall between your POLITICAL operations and your "Black Community" operations -ASIDE from the fear that if you withdraw your emotions (you can keep your vote) from the "Malcolm X Political Football Team" - that the TEAM will lose as it is no longer able to rile you up and get you on the streets on game day?
You haven't thought that there might be a day in which you are all alone, by yourself, and that opposing side is no where on the field to be found.