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A Tale of Two Cities…

Ferguson burns, the step father of the dead Michael Brown shouts over and over, “Burn this b@#*& down!” and then cars, businesses and such are burned and looted, further damaging the community.  I don’t know what happened, but from Grand Jury transcripts, it seems like the officer was threatened and probably justified, but I admit I don’t know.

Contrast that with Eric Garner in New York City.  I watched the video and I have to say that police used excessive force and killed him unnecessarily.  Yes, he resisted arrest, but there were so many of them, and it was for a minor crime.  If you can get eight officers to show up, one or more can have tasers for goodness sake.  He repeatedly said he could not breathe, and they suffocated the man.

I again don’t know what happened other than the video and the coroner’s report, but in this case, I think the policeman should be prosecuted for manslaughter.  However, the father of the dead man called for peaceful demonstrations, and NYC is not yet on fire nor have their been arrests for violence or looting.

So strange, that in the case I think it was probably justified, the poor people of Ferguson burn down their own city.  In NYC, a case where I think we ALL, regardless of race should be outraged, people are peacefully protesting.  Nothing makes sense anymore.


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Thanksgiving Sadness

As we see the city of Ferguson burn and have riots at this time most people show thanks puts a bittersweet edge on the day.  Unfortunately, those who would fan the flames of racial tension miss the greater problem of deaths in the black community.

1)  Groups are doing 28 hour protests.  That is because in the US they claim every 28 hours a black person is shot to death by police.  If that is true, that means roughly 350 per year.  Some of those are in shoot outs, some are by police that are black themselves.  Many of them are in protecting people in black neighborhoods.

2) I am sure you have heard the disproportionate amount of blacks who died in Vietnam.  During 13 years of the Vietnam War, 58,000 died, of which 13% or 7,540 were black.

However, how often do you here this:

3) In the last 13 years of records, over 100,000 blacks, mostly women and children, have been killed by other blacks in black neighborhoods?  It is over 13 times more dangerous that you as a black person will be killed by another black person in the United States than it was for you to be killed in combat roles during a War.


4) 56 million fetuses/babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade.  Roughly 50% of them were black pregnancies.  That means that 28 million black children were not born, nor were their contributions to society felt, nor were their potential descendants.

Together, black on black murders kill 7,000 to 10,000 blacks per year, while roughly 1 million black children are aborted per year.  It is a holocaust that so outstrips the death of one man in Ferguson, and yet no one talks about it.

We need to help our black communities with education, job opportunities and safety.  Yes there are some bad officers.  However, most of those officers, of any race, are trying to protect people in those communities knowing they are in constant danger of both being hurt and killed, and of being accused of excessive force or racism.  Poor Asian communities, poor white communities, poor hispanic communities all suffer the same.  It is not a racial issue, it is an issue of ending our urban poverty zones where crime and violence run rampant.


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