Did you know that approximately half of the victims of homicide in this country are African American? Did you know that the number one cause of death for black males from ten to twenty-four is homicide? Did you know that over half of the homicide offenders in this country are black and that most black people are killed by another black person? Did you know that young blacks make up about sixteen percent of the youth population but account for over half of juvenile violent crime arrests? Well, I have one more question. With what is happening in Ferguson, why is our national leadership not talking about these statistics?
Irrespective of whether or not the investigation finds that the police officer was guilty in Michael Brown’s death, the real problem it seems is the culture of black violence. If the leadership of this country wants to help young black males, then they need to have a conversation about this subject. If this police officer is guilty, he will be punished according to the law; but young blacks will continue to commit an overly high level of crimes and will continue to be killed by their own race.
There has been evidence released that Michael Brown was involved in a robbery prior to his death. You would think that this would lead to the police officer being given the benefit of the doubt. However, this is not the case. The African American leadership as well as the Obama administration continue to ignore this fact.
We now have evidence of a bystander being recorded unknowingly while describing the incident and seemingly backing up the police officer’s story. We also have the results of the autopsy, which seem to show that Michael Brown was coming toward the police officer when he was shot.
I have an idea. Why doesn’t President Obama or Attorney General Holder take the podium and say to the black community “we have a problem with violence, and we need to look in the mirror and stop blaming others.” ?
Much has been made lately about the number of young black males who are incarcerated. This of course has been blamed on racism. Could it just be that young black males commit a heck of a lot of crimes?
CNN said last week that these were just young men with high energy. And what about the victims of these crimes? Why isn’t anyone talking about them? We see videotape of waves of young blacks looting stores and engaging in mayhem in Ferguson. Who is going to reimburse the owners of these businesses? These people are burning down their own neighborhoods.
President Obama famously said that a white police officer was ‘acting stupidly’ in another case earlier in his presidency. I haven’t heard him use his bully pulpit to say the rioters were ‘acting stupidly’ in destroying their own neighborhoods. Until the country and our leadership face the real problem, that there is something terribly wrong with black culture in the inner cities, nothing is going to change for the better in this country.
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