The Missing 100 year Crime Wave

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The Missing 100 year Crime Wave

This week­end in Cleve­land a 15-​year-​old boy car­jacked a vehi­cle with some friends, when pur­sued by the police rammed a police car and appar­ently drew a gun on police.

Police shot him.

The boy’s name was Andre Car­son and in no time flat his death was being called “mur­der” despite some incon­ve­nient facts:

There are many words to describe Andre Carson’s actions, unortho­dox is not one of them, but believe it or not that is not the most amaz­ing argu­ment in his defense I’ve seen. This is:

The “soci­ety is to blame” argu­ment is some­thing I’ve seen a lot lately to defend or explain all kinds of crime and vio­lence in the black com­mu­nity online , in print and on cam­era and a lot of peo­ple are buy­ing it.

There is just one prob­lem with the “sys­tems of oppres­sion” argu­ment. It’s a mat­ter of history

After 1866 Black Amer­i­cans in the south had to worry about the Klan, while in the North they were com­pet­ing for jobs made scare by the end of the civil war.

After re-​construction Black Amer­i­cans had to deal with Jim Crow laws.

Dur­ing the Wil­son years Black Amer­i­cans had to deal with the return of the Klan sparked by the first real block­buster movie in Amer­ica, Birth of a Nation.

Dur­ing the 30’s Black Amer­i­cans had to deal with Jim Crow AND the Great Depression

Dur­ing the 40’s Black Amer­i­cans had to deal with dis­crim­i­na­tion in the armed forces

Dur­ing the 50’s they had to deal with renewed vio­lence and mas­sive resistance

and even up all the way to 1964 you can see Black Amer­i­cans oppressed under the law.

Dur­ing most of those years, there was no kind of gov­ern­ment social safety net, no lia­bil­ity laws against employ­ers and almost no chance of legal relief for actual oppres­sion short of murder.

Yet in all that time you don’t see any­thing like the level of vio­lence crime in the black com­mu­nity that you see today, you don’t see the black on black vio­lence, nor the mob vio­lence that we all saw in Fer­gu­son and Bal­ti­more live or that has not been reported because the MSM has not con­sid­ered it newsworthy.

So to all of those who are mak­ing the “oppres­sion” argu­ment in Cleve­land, in Bal­ti­more, in Fer­gu­son and else­where, I have a ques­tion for you:

If the crim­i­nal actions of Black Youth today are sim­ply a reac­tion to oppres­sion then why was this crime not the norm dur­ing the 100 year period from 1866 to 1965 dur­ing a time when guns laws were prac­ti­cally non exis­tent, there was no social safety net and the oppres­sion of Black Amer­i­cans was backed by law rather than in vio­la­tion of it?

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This weekend in Cleveland a 15-year-old boy carjacked a vehicle with some friends, when pursued by the police rammed a police car and apparently drew a gun on police.

Police shot him.

The boy’s name was Andre Carson and in no time flat his death was being called “murder” despite some inconvenient facts:

There are many words to describe Andre Carson’s actions, unorthodox is not one of them, but believe it or not that is not the most amazing argument in his defense I’ve seen. This is:

The “society is to blame” argument is something I’ve seen a lot lately to defend or explain all kinds of crime and violence in the black community online , in print and on camera and a lot of people are buying it.

There is just one problem with the “systems of oppression” argument.  It’s a matter of history

After 1866 Black Americans in the south had to worry about the Klan, while in the North they were competing for jobs made scare by the end of the civil war.

After re-construction Black Americans had to deal with Jim Crow laws.

During the Wilson years Black Americans had to deal with the return of the Klan sparked by the first real blockbuster movie in America, Birth of a Nation.

During the 30’s Black Americans had to deal with Jim Crow AND the Great Depression

During the 40’s Black Americans had to deal with discrimination in the armed forces

During the 50’s they had to deal with renewed violence and massive resistance

and even up all the way to 1964 you can see Black Americans oppressed under the law.

During most of those years, there was no kind of government social safety net, no liability laws against employers and almost no chance of legal relief for actual oppression short of murder.

Yet in all that time you don’t see anything like the level of violence crime in the black community that you see today, you don’t see the black on black violence, nor the mob violence that we all saw in Ferguson and Baltimore live or that has not been reported because the MSM has not considered it newsworthy.

So to all of those who are making the “oppression” argument in Cleveland, in Baltimore, in Ferguson and elsewhere, I have a question for you:

If the criminal actions of Black Youth today are simply a reaction to oppression then why was this crime not the norm during the 100 year period from 1866 to 1965 during a time when guns laws were practically non existent, there was no social safety net and the oppression of Black Americans was backed by law rather than in violation of it?

 

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Normally I wouldn’t put it this way but right, with a car falling apart, a floor that needs to be torn up and some big debts I’m really in a bind and I’d really appreciate it if you can give me a hand getting out of it.




My goal for 2015 is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

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That gets all the bills paid. (including my writers like Fausta)  If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire me a blogger to help me get it done.

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Additionally our subscribers get our podcast emailed directly to them before it show up anywhere else.

If you could kick in I’d really appreciate it.