Friday, January 30, 2015

I think of a [white] man, and I take away reason and accountability.

With apologies to Melvin Udall, this is actually as good as it gets. 

Courtesy of the New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial board, asking a question whose answer is found in the necessity for the black-only NOLA For Life campaign... [How could a young man be killed over something so small?: Editorial, 1-30-15]
Tokoyo Palmer, a 17-year-old student active in junior varsity basketball, band and ROTC at Landry-Walker High School, was shot to death Monday morning while walking to his bus stop. He was wearing his school uniform and carrying a backpack. 
He was killed, New Orleans police say, over a borrowed Xbox video controller worth $40. That a child could die over something so slight is horrifying. 
"It's almost unfathomable," Detective Sgt. Nicholas Gernon, commander of the Police Department's Homicide Division, said Wednesday. 
But the dispute over the video controller is the motive that surfaced as police investigated the killing. The suspect, who had not been arrested Thursday afternoon, is 19-year-old Kareem Richards. 
"Apparently, Tokoyo had borrowed one of Kareem's video game controllers. 
Kareem had repeatedly asked for it back and Tokoyo hadn't returned it," Detective Gernon said. "So, at that point, Kareem basically waited him out, hunted him down and looked for him that morning. He finally found him when the kid was walking to the bus stop, and shot and killed him." 
A disagreement that should have been settled easily and peacefully instead ended with a young man shot multiple times on his way to school. 
Tokoyo Palmer's senseless death is a testament to the importance of a conflict resolution initiative launched in December by the city's Health Department and the Center for Restorative Approaches. The program is part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's NOLA for Life anti-violence initiative and is focused on public schools. 
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools in 2013 called for schools to use restorative justice techniques and help students work out their problems with each other. 
Tokoyo had been concerned about the issue as well. As a 10th grader, he talked on a video interview about the need for more social workers on school campuses to help resolve disputes. He was referring to fights among students. He and Kareem Richards were neighbors, not classmates. 
But if more young people had the skills needed to resolve conflicts without violence the city might be safer. Perhaps Tokoyo would have been able to get to his bus stop in Algiers unharmed. 
That is basically the idea behind the conflict resolution program. 
"Violence is preventable, not inevitable," Mayor Landrieu said in announcing the new program. He is encouraging schools citywide to take advantage of the program.  
Schools ought to leap at the chance to be part of the anti-violence program. 
New Orleans is a dangerous place for children. Murders overall have been declining in the city, but there were a dozen victims age 17 or younger in 2014. That was the same number as in 2013. 
Now here we are in a new year, and more young people are dying. 
"Tokoyo Palmer was, by all accounts, a good kid," Detective Gernon said. "He didn't have run-ins with the police. He seemed to be doing what he was supposed to be doing." 
He and Kareem Richards might have been friends at one point, but they had a falling-out over the video controller, the detective said. 
The methods promoted by the Center for Restorative Approaches are considered best practices for teaching children how to keep a falling-out from escalating to something far worse. The program includes alternative types of discipline and emphasizes making amends for harm done to someone else rather than punishment. 
New Orleans conflict resolution program, which is funded by the White House, will include training for volunteer facilitators and groups where children can be referred to learn how to handle disagreements. 
"You see a lot of violence in this city. You see a lot of people make poor choices, and for really meaningless things," Detective Gernon said. But the killing of Tokoyo Palmer is "very tough to wrap your head around." 
It is impossible, really. The challenge now is to try to make sure it doesn't happen to another child.
Why is the NOLA for Life campaign necessary?

This simple formula: Low Impulse Control + Poor Future Time-Orientation + Low IQ (x) jury nullification (black political control)² = New Orleans 2015

The black population lacks both the accountability and reasoning capabilities as their white counterparts. 

There's your answer, New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial board...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"... beneath a ceiling painted with allegorical images of Western democracy": Africans in America and the Chaos at the Civilian Review Board Hearing in St. Louis...

Before we begin, read this one important quote. 


[Churches continue discussions on race, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1-26-15]:

Since the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown, civil rights activists have called for change in police departments and municipal courts — but also in the way society thinks about black lives. 
Only moments before the melee (courtesy of Africans in America) breaks out... "beneath a ceiling painted with allegorical images of Western democracy"
Not content to sit back, a wide array of churches are leading the charge, intentionally prolonging the conversation on race that has left some in the region uncomfortable. 
“God is engineering liberation,” said Dietra Wise Baker, pastor at Liberation Christian Church and co-chair of Metropolitan Congregations United, a group of interdenominational, multiracial congregations from around the region. 
It “can’t be a people that rise up, but the people. We have to rise up together. This can’t be one community’s fight.” 
In a separate Sunday gathering across town at Faith Church St. Louis in Earth City, for example, about 1,000 people met with faith leaders such as William Franklin Graham IV, grandson of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, and Aeneas Williams, a former St. Louis Ram turned pastor. 
Their pastors signed the “Ferguson Declaration,” a commitment “to support our leaders, our neighbors, and each other as we rise from the ashes of Ferguson and become an even better St. Louis.” 
Back at St. Louis University, Deb Krause, a New Testament professor at Eden Theological Seminary, called the current state of affairs in Missouri and the wider United States “a life-and-death matter.” 
The country, Krause said, is built on “this kind of mythic banner of equality” that denies the lived experiences of African-Americans. 
“In our society, all lives do not matter equally. Black lives have been deemed to matter much, much less,” Krause said.
Were you able to pull out the quote? Recall, many of those churches mentioned above offered sanctuary to rampaging, insurrectionary blacks back in late November, a safe haven to hide from police scrutiny after burning and looting Ferguson. 

No one cares to remember the actual facts of the story surrounding Michael Brown's death, an incident completely dependent on his actions in: stealing cigars, walking in the middle of the road, refusing to cooperate with Darren Wilson's request he walk on the sidewalk, attacking Wilson and trying to grab his gun, and then charging at him again which required Officer Wilson to put him down. 
The melee breaks out (courtesy of Africans in America)... "beneath a ceiling painted with allegorical images of Western democracy"

All those who are pushing (and signing) the "Ferguson Declaration" care about is promoting the narrative of an angelic Michael Brown viciously being executed by "Jim Crow-in-the-flesh" Officer Wilson. 

The monologuing on race must continue, with only one side allowed access the distribution of acceptable dialogue on all matters Michael Brown. 

Those pushing this narrative never met Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the St. Louis' police union, who was in attendance at the open meeting at City Hall on January 28th where the topic of conversation was the creation of a civilian oversight board of the police department (civilian oversight board meaning = unaccountable black people demanding police stop arresting black suspects). 

Dressed in a suit and sporting one of those "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets the Department of Justice (DOJ) hate so much, Roorda dared remind those at the meeting another side of Michael Brown story exists. [DOJ asks Ferguson chief to stop police from wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets on duty, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9-27-14]

And in so doing, a hilarious reminder of why any city with a large black population can no longer be called "civilized" broke out. [Public hearing on civilian review board for St. Louis police erupts in chaos, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1-28-15]:
An open meeting at City Hall on the creation of a civilian oversight board of the police department devolved into a melee on Wednesday night, further exposing the city’s deep divisions over race and law enforcement.
The meeting held by the aldermanic public safety committee, designed to seek public comment, lasted more than an hour with little event as residents ticked off the pros and cons of having a civilian board to review police conduct and procedures. 
But the crowd became unsettled when police officers began testifying in opposition to the bill. At times, Alderman Terry Kennedy, who chairs the committee, struggled to keep order. The noise in the room spiked as police officers attempted to testify. 
At that point, Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, stood and called for order. Roorda was wearing a wristband in support of Darren Wilson, a former Ferguson police officer whose fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last summer sparked months of civic unrest. 
After Roorda stood up, the crowd grew louder. 
“Excuse me, first of all, you do not tell me my function,” responded Kennedy, who has championed the issue of civilian review for more than a decade. 
Standing in the aldermanic hearing room packed with people shoulder-to-shoulder beneath a ceiling painted with allegorical images of Western democracy, Roorda shouted back at Kennedy. 
Others began yelling, then pushing and shoving as officers struggled to maintain control. Some in the crowd scrambled to leave the packed room, which has only two exits. 
The commotion lasted for about 15 minutes until order was restored.
No, the allegorical images of Western democracy are represented in the looting and burning of Ferguson by black youth. The video of one of these incidents was recently released, with blacks complaining about "law enforcement attempting to subvert the emerging narrative of Black youth energized and engaged, flooding the streets of this country in demonstrative displays of their anger."[Police release insane Ferguson looting video, are criticized for transparency, HotAir.com, 1-22-15]

 That's the reality of what Western democracy has degenerated into; and merely by showing up at a meeting of these jackals, an "I am Darren Wilson" bracelet wearing Jeff Roorda showed us what a farce this whole affair represents. 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An Irishman in New Orleans: Irish Cop Shot by Black Male in the Big Easy

It was earlier this month the white mayor of 60 percent black New Orleans called upon the fine (primarily white) taxpayers of Louisiana to pony up for more state troopers to patrol the streets of the Big Easy. [New Orleans mayor calls on state taxpayers to fix city’s violent crime, Louisiana Watchdog, 1-7-15]
Irish cop (off-duty) visiting New Orleans shot by black male... why will no one speak of the no-go areas in America for whites, courtesy of the black population?

You remember New Orleans, right? One of America's most violent cities, whose "elite" have dedicated tremendous time and resources into trying to convince the black population (solely responsible for the violence) to behave and stop committing so much violence. 

This campaign has a name: The NOLA for Life Campaign, a comprehensive murder-reduction strategy geared completely at the black community.

Were it not for the overzealous nature of black individuals in the New Orleans community to collectively engage in activities ending in fatal or nonfatal shootings, New Orleans would not require the NOLA for Life campaign (for those wondering, 92 percent of the 150 New Orleans homicide victims in 2014 were black).

Hypothetically speaking, without black people, New Orleans would be just like Key West, Florida. 

Oh, there might not be much jazz in Key West, but there's little crime and homicide taking place in the southernmost tip of the United States, while an overabundance of crime and homicide is taking place in New Orleans. 

In Key West, a much more licentious atmosphere can be found (Duval Street is more fun than Bourbon Street), but the shooting and chaos is absent; because the black population is negligible. 

But a surplus black population in New Orleans requires the potential diverting of Louisiana taxpayer funds to pay for more police to patrol the Big Easy... redistribution of (largely white taxpayer) wealth to try and police a black population incapable of following the law. 

A black population who have created far more "no-go" areas for white people in New Orleans than Muslims have for Europeans throughout the Europe. France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs even warned French tourists visiting New Orleans that most crimes “are located in clearly identifiable neighborhoods," meaning: areas overwhelmed with blight, boarded up houses and black people. 

Much like the area an Irish cop visiting New Orleans was just robbed and shot in...[Irish police officer shot while vacationing in New Orleans, BBC reports, Fox8, 1-28-15]:
An Irish police officer was shot during an attempted robbery in New Orleans, according BBC News. 
The incident was reported just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of New Orleans Street. Officers arriving on the scene in the Seventh Ward found a man shot multiple times. 
Brian Hanrahan, 32, has been identified as the victim in the shooting, according to BBC. Hanrahan is from Killenaule, a small town in Ireland. He was on vacation in New Orleans with his father when the incident occurred. 
Hanrahan tells police that he met an unknown individual who brought him to the area, telling him that he knew of a place where the two could get a drink. The victim tells police that he went to a nearby ATM and withdrew $200. 
When he reached the location on New Orleans Street, the victim tells police he was approached by another man who asked for money. When Hanrahan refused, the suspect allegedly shot his and took his money. He fled on foot. 
The suspect has been described as a black male, approximately 40 years old, and wearing a gray shirt and dark-colored baseball cap. Detectives say they were unable to locate the victim's wallet.
"The suspect has been described as a black male..."

Easily the most commonly uttered phrase in a New Orleans cop vocabulary.

How much of New Orleans is a no-go area to white people? How much could these no-go areas, were they no longer burdened with the population making them no-go areas, provide in real estate where life could flourish again?

Real estate bringing families back to New Orleans, jobs (not connected with the NOLA for Life non-profit...), and businesses providing much needed tax revenue to improve the city's infrastructure... an infrastructure being neglected because of the necessary allocation of funds to pay for more police to patrol a black population incapable of assimilating to the norms established by white people.

The solution to the potential creation of no-go areas in America courtesy of Muslims is simple: don't allow Muslims to immigrate to America.

The solution to ending no-go areas for whites in America because of black crime and general black dysfunction is simple: talk about its origin.

Not white racism. Not white supremacy. Not white privilege.

Black people.



 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Racial Outcomes Can't be Normed... Prince George's County Case Study

No matter the money from government jobs.

No matter the money from consulting jobs (due to the increase in government contracts, with private companies continued flow of taxpayer funds dependent on meeting EEOC/DOJ-mandated standards).

The artificial black middle class will always regress to the black mean.[A shattered foundation: African Americans who bought homes in Prince George’s have watched their wealth vanish, Washington Post, 1-24-15]:
African Americans for decades flocked to Prince George’s County to be part of a phenomenon that has been rare in American history: a community that grew more upscale as it became more black.

The county became a national symbol of the American Dream with a black twist. Families moved into expansive new homes, with rolling lawns, nearby golf courses and, most of all, neighbors who looked like them. In the early 2000s, home prices soared — some well beyond $1 million — allowing many African Americans to build the kind of wealth their elders could only imagine.
But today, the nation’s highest-income majority-black county stands out for a different reason — its residents have lost far more wealth than families in neighboring, majority-white suburbs. And while every one of these surrounding counties is enjoying a strong rebound in housing prices and their economies, Prince George’s is lagging far behind, and local economists say a full recovery appears unlikely anytime soon.

The same reversal of fortune is playing out across the country as black families who worked painstakingly to climb into the middle class are seeing their financial foundation for future generations collapse. Although African Americans have made once-unthinkable political and social gains since the civil rights era, the severe and continuing damage wrought by the downturn — an entire generation of wealth was wiped out — has raised a vexing question: Why don’t black middle-class families enjoy the same level of economic security as their white counterparts?