The number of police officers killed or injured in the line of duty soared last year, the FBI reported.

Not surprisingly, the findings, which were announced last week, got little coverage in the media.

Sixty-six officers died from “felonious” assaults, an increase from 45 in 2015 and the second-highest total in the past decade.

Additionally, 57,180 officers were assaulted in the line of duty, with nearly 30 percent of those officers being injured in the incidents. There were 50,212 assaults against law enforcement listed in the 2015 FBI report.

Of the 66 officers who were killed in criminal incidents:

  • The average age was 40 years old, with an average of 13 years of law enforcement experience.
  • Sixty-four of the officers feloniously killed were men, and two were women.
  • Nearly all of the officers were killed by firearms—62 out of 66. Of the 62 officers killed by firearms, 51 were wearing body armor at the time they were killed.
  • Four officers were killed intentionally with vehicles.
  • The most common categories of circumstance surrounding officers’ line-of-duty deaths were ambushes (17), followed by answering disturbance calls (13), and investigating suspicious people or circumstances (nine). (For more information on these incidents, see the summaries section of the report.)

The largest number of fatalities occurred in the South with 30, including the highest number in Georgia, which recorded seven.

Unfortunately, the trend seems to be continuing this year. See https://www.odmp.org/

Some researchers have disputed the Ferguson effect—the argument that police officers are less inclined to fight crime because of the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. I disagree with that analysis given the overall increase in crime in the past two years.

Nevertheless, it appears that another impact of Ferguson needs investigation. Given the increase in attacks against police, it is possible that people have become more emboldened in confronting cops violently as a result of Ferguson.

The news media tend to focus on the deaths of civilians rather than police officers. The Washington Post, for example, has been tracking such deaths but doesn’t include any mention of cops killed in the line of duty.

 It’s worth noting that 17 African-Americans, who were “unarmed,” were killed in confrontations with police in 2016, according to DaPost’s calculations and definition of unarmed.

When you dig into the facts of the cases, “unarmed” seems rather poorly applied:

–Dyzhawn L. Perkins, an unarmed 19-year-old black man, was shot on Feb. 13, 2016, in a house in Arvonia, Virginia. Buckingham County sheriff’s deputies were investigating reports of an assault. Perkins crashed through a window and attempted to attack the deputies.

–Vernell Bing, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, was shot on May 22, 2016, on a street in Jacksonville, Florida. Bing led a police officer on a pursuit and then crashed into the officer’s patrol car. Police said that Bing ignored commands to stay inside the vehicle.

Any loss of life is tragic, but it appears that the news media are more concerned with so-called “unarmed individuals” than police officers.

Hey Ferguson has discovered the liberal recipe for success:

START:  With a young thug who robs a store, assaults the clerk and charges a police officer getting killed in a progress.

ADD: A fabricated story about “Hands up”. Radical advocates looking to provoke a racial incident.

MIX IN:   A media and White House looking to increase tensions for political reasons

BAKE:   With Riots and violence excused by the left due to oppression

When it’s all done here is what it yields:

Ferguson, Mo. lost its investment-grade rating Thursday when Moody’s Investors Service dropped its rating four notches in a sign of the financial fallout from the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown.

Four Notches, not one, not two, not three but four from Aa3 to Ba1.

The once plentiful reserves of the city northwest of St. Louis are dwindling and the city could be headed toward insolvency as soon as 2017, Moody’s said.

“Key drivers of this precipitous drop are declining key revenues, unbudgeted expenditures, and escalating expenses related to ongoing litigation and the Department of Justice consent decree currently under negotiation,” Moody’s wrote

You mean to say riots, arson and attacks on police might discourage business and investment and be a detriment to the solvency of a city?  Who knew!

 

 

Chicago police in riot gear in 2012
Chicago police in riot gear in 2012

By John Ruberry

Urban riots are sometimes isolated incidents, such as the 1992 Los Angeles outburst of lawlessness after the Rodney King-beatings verdict was announced, or they come in waves, as they did during the Red Summer of 1919 and the Riots of 1967.

This morning a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that an astounding 96 percent of Americans expect more city riots this summer. Warm weather often brings out the worst in people–for instance, murder rates increase during the summer.

I’m not going to delve into the root causes of the 1919 and 1967 disturbances–click on the above links if you want to learn more–I’m just here to discuss 2015.

Last year’s Ferguson, Missouri riots and April’s Baltimore uproar have similar ingredients–the death of a young black male after coming into contact with the police in a poverty-stricken area–and the participation of “professional protesters,” anarchists really, in the melee.

Anarchists marching in Chicago in 2012
Anarchists marching in Chicago in 2012

This is a sad truth, but it’s very likely that a black youth resisting arrest will die this summer. When that happens, leftists in the media such as MSNBC’s reckless loudmouth Al Sharpton will label the police department responsible involved as racist–even though these self-appointed experts will only have a cursory grasp of the facts. Through social media and cell phones, the rapid deployment force of the extreme left, those professional protesters, will descend into that jurisdiction. And then the locals will be incited to riot.

Perhaps I am wrong. Hopefully duty-bound police chiefs and mayors across America who believe–correctly–that the most important duty of any government is to protect its citizens, will study the Ferguson and Baltimore riots and devise an effective defense strategy.

Stay tuned but stay safe.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT — The state of race relations in this country at this time is deplorable.

Having now stated the obvious, we need to come together and do something about it.  A small part of the problem is the 24/7 news cycle – we’ve got to fill up all that air time and so that’s why you saw, for example, a countdown clock on CNN as the time for the Ferguson grand jury announcement was to come down.  Pundits and race pimps were on all stations predicting (hoping for?) violence and riots.

We all remember the surreal images of a grim faced Obama split screen that night as looters carried off televisions, threw bottles through windows, and torched a police car.  As Obama addressed the nation he pointed out that we should take the words of “Michael’s” Stepfather father (as if he was a personal friend of Obama, Michael…), who said “hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.”

Except that’s not what Michael Brown’s Stepfather said; what he said was “Burn this m**f** down! Burn this b**** down!”

Obama went on that night to speak in a passive-aggressive manner about race relations and the discriminatory practices of police departments across the country:

But what is also true is that there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up.  Separating that from this particular decision, there are issues in which the law too often feels as if it is being applied in discriminatory fashion.  I don’t think that’s the norm.  I don’t think that’s true for the majority of communities or the vast majority of law enforcement officials.  But these are real issues.  And we have to lift them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down.  What we need to do is to understand them and figure out how do we [sic] make more progress.  And that can be done.

But, Obama is certainly not the first “leader” to stoke the fires of racism in this country.  We can go as far back as you want, but we can see fissures widening as far back as Rodney King and even the O.J. Simpson verdict, to name a couple.  But, we healed, we learned, we moved on.

What happened to leaders who actually lead and work for peace?  Why are we besieged by people like Al Sharpton who leads a march where protesters chant and call for the killing of cops:

As Obama civil rights advisor Al Sharpton frantically tries to distance himself from the revenge execution style slayings of two NYPD officers Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, keep in mind that just one week ago protestors at his march in New York City were chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do what them? Now!”

Well, he got what he wanted.

Why do we keep reading about this man?  Why does the media keep giving him a venue?

Sharpton is as much to blame for the death of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos as the man who pulled the trigger for his role in inciting this intolerable atmosphere of violence.

It is despicable.

It is my wish that cable news, print media, and network news channels quit putting this man on television – quit covering his incendiary remarks.  Ignore him.

It is my wish, at this Christmas season especially, that we can come together as rational, reasonable people and stop the violence.  It is my wish that Obama would stick to golf and get his nose out of race relations.

It is my prayer for the families of all that have been afflicted by these hustlers that you are able to find some peace through faith and that you feel the love and support of the majority of Americans who truly value the service and sacrifice of the police force across America.

It is my prayer that police officers across this nation stay vigilant and stay safe.

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport.

Update (DTG) Correction The words concerning “burn it down” were spoken by Michael Brown’s Stepfather not is biological father, thanks to Mr. Woosta for the catch.

As Ferguson continues to be in the headlines over Michael Brown (and  Zemir Begic continues to be out of them) there was a story last week that got very little attention.

It was only fitting that the heart and soul of the Lunenburg High team, Jeremy Nash, ended his high school football career in style.

Nash, a talented senior quarterback, put the Blue Knights on his back, throwing for 146 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 131 yards on 18 carries en route to an 18-13 victory over St. Bernard’s on Friday evening in the 17th overall meeting between the Thanksgiving-week rivals.

Ok so two high school teams who have a mere seventeen year history played on Thanksgiving weekend (delayed because of last week’s storm).  This kind of thing goes in small towns all over the nation.  Hmm why on earth would a high school football game between two teams who haven’t even played that long be worth mentioning.

 

Because last year at this time newspapers were all over the Town of Lunenburg

The football team had been accused of teasing a biracial football player on the team over his race culminating in “Knights don’t need Niggers” spraypainted onto foundation of the family’s home.

Well this story went viral.  SI covered it, Good Morning America covered it, the governor got involved, there were op eds all over concerning the racism is Lunenburg .  The FBI was called in and the football team was made to forfeit the rest of the season along with the Thanksgiving game.

However once investigations took place, it turns out once the FBI started to investigate, the football team was quickly cleared and suddenly the parents became suspects. At the time I recorded this commentary.

One of the things you notice about graffiti is it’s never really neat or ordered, but this graffiti was right along the stone foundation, not a drop was on the siding that would have been much harder to clear

As soon as it became apparent that this was a hoax, the national media that was so interested in talking about Lunenburg decided it wasn’t newsworthy anymore.

You see the primary suspect in this story is no longer the largely white football team in a small town but the mother of the supposed target of the racist graffiti. It is no longer a story about racism, it is about yet another race hoax. If the team had still been the suspect and racism been the theme and the DA a republican the decision to not press charges would be a source of national outrage and coverage but remember the rule we stated yesterday.

I submit & suggest it’s because all of these stories involve Democrats and their national memes and Democrats understand that when it comes to such stories MSM immediately recognizes them as unnewsworthy.

So like the Democrat combatant in the war on women currently doing his legislative work behind bars, the race hoaxer who turned her community upside down with a phony race card and the Democrat’s DA decision not to prosecute are simply not newsworthy.

On the bright side the NE Patriots did the team a good turn a few months later:

The Lunenburg football team was treated to a private tour of the Patriots Hall Of Fame and welcomed with open arms, a change from last fall when the team was demonized and some players called racists.

As fingers were being pointed at the team, their season was canceled.

It turned out they were anything but racists.

After a lengthy investigation, the district attorney said no charges would be filed, even as police called the victim’s mother a ‘strong suspect’ in the case.

And even though the police and Eric Holder’s Justice Department both revealed that the family that caused the town to lose it’s thanksgiving game, placed a scarlet “R” on every player on the football team and on the town in general in national and international eyes, not a single fire was set, not a single business was ransacked, not a single rock was thrown at the police station for not avenging the town’s honor and not a single person injured.

Imagine that.

Two things.  If you are not familiar with the case you will find a good chronology at the Sentinel & Enterprise that did a find job covering the story.

Secondly given how close the election for governor was I wonder if the Attorney General Martha Coakley’s decision not to press charges caused a few voters in the local area who have had no problem voting for democrat reps and state senators to cross the aisle last november?

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by baldilocks

Rawlins: And what are you? So full of hate you want to go out and fight everybody! Because you’ve been whipped and chased by hounds. Well that might not be living, but it sure as hell ain’t dying. And dying’s been what these white boys have been doing for going on three years now! Dying by the thousands! Dying for *you*, fool! I know, ’cause I dug the graves. And all this time I keep askin’ myself, when, O Lord, when it’s gonna be our time? Gonna come a time when we all gonna hafta ante up. Ante up and kick in like men. LIKE MEN!

Glory, 1989

Glory–a fictionalization of the Union Army’s all-black 54th Massachusetts Regiment, lead by a white officer, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw–is one of my favorite movies for a lot of reasons, but, in particular, the last three sentences of the above monologue by Rawlins (played by Morgan Freeman) have stayed with me.

The spirit of that movie–that history–was evoked this week in Ferguson, MO by another set of men.

A group of black Ferguson residents armed with high-powered rifles stood outside a white-owned business in the city during recent riots, protecting it from rioters that looted and burned other businesses.

After a grand jury returned no indictment against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, protesters took to the streets and the demonstrations quickly turned into rioting. Several buildings were set ablaze, but a group of heavily armed black men stood outside a Conoco gas station.

One of the residents, a 6-foot-8 man named Derrick Johnson, held an AR-15 assault [sic] rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near that store’s entrance. Three other black Ferguson residents joined Johnson in front of the store, each of them armed with pistols.

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Robert Gould Shaw and his men…and another Presence–no, not the horse

Like men. Not like black men, or like white men–or like puling infants in the bodies of men–but men.

Sure, they liked the owner–who had given them employment over the years, but so what? (Side note: lately I’ve been saying to all who won’t cover their ears that free persons create their own jobs.) One good turn is often reciprocated by a stab in the back. It has happened to me more than once.

But that’s not what happened in this case.

Do either of these sets of men owe anything to the other for doing right? I say no. Any other attitude smacks of patronage.

Doing what’s right is often its own reward and, sometimes, there is only one Observer. And the ripples are seemingly invisible. But they exist.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.

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Sir Percy Blakley:  You think I like sitting there in the shadow of the knife while one head falls after another. People I know and love that innocent people, kindly people, herded like sheep and butchered like cattle by men who make high sounding principles an excuse for the most bestial cruelty?

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934

Sheldon: Well done, Leonard. The true hero doesn’t seek adulation, he fights for right and justice simply because it’s his nature.

The Big Bang Theory: The Financial Permeability 2009

A great example of how to see the real difference in culture over four generations is to compare the heroes of one age vs another.

In the 1934 movie the Scarlet Pimpernel the title character, played by Leslie Howard, is joined by a group of 20 followers all posing as “fashionable puppies” young upper class twits who in reality are risking life and limb to save the life of those who are being slaughtered by the French Revolution for not believing the right things at the right time.

When one of his followers notes that they could,  with little effort be 1000 rather than 20, Sir Percy scoffs saying:

Mere force is useless against people who are neither cowards nor fools, so we must match courage with courage and cunning with still greater cunning if we are to do anything at all.  We’re all willing to give our lives but we must do more than that.  We must mask our identities, suffer the humiliation of being taken for fops, fools nitwits, cowards.

For that hero it’s not all about them, it’s about those they wish to save and are willing not only to risk their lives, but also willing to suffer humiliation for the cause of good and right.

The same young boys who saw movies like this or read books like that and dreamed of risking all, ten years later were willing to give their lives to fight the Nazi’s (Howard himself would be shot down over the Bay of Biscay) and the men who came home didn’t boast or brag about it.  Remember the famous Band of Brothers spent over five decades under the nations radar satisfied with the knowledge that they had done right, and their duty before Tom Hanks’mini series made their names and faces internationally known.

Contrast that with the idiots of Ferguson and beyond.

They imagine themselves brave heroes defending the honor of black america in general the Brown family in particular yet what to they do?

They torch and loot business and bakeries owned by people of people, of color in the town (leaving strangers to pay to rebuild them), loot black elementary schools , and even burn the church of the Brown Family’s pastor at least as long as they are undefended

They close down shopping malls on the one weekday where many working people might have off before Christmas.

The disrupt a christmas tree lighting making a bunch of children cry.

The try & fail to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

They block Traffic disrupting the lives of average people

And then they tweet about their “bravery” as one person described it in LA:

“Half of this protest I feel like is baiting cops … sort of about proving who you are against the police,” said Wilder Bunke, 21, of Hollywood, who was critical of actions by some in the crowd. “The modern-day “… the police” isn’t shooting a cop, it’s posting a picture of yourself posing with a cop car on Facebook or Twitter.”

Do you see the contrast?  In the 30’s the hero pretends to be a coward in public while putting themselves in danger behind the scene.  Today they pretend to put themselves in danger in public.  All those videos of college kids lying down in malls and professional protesters disrupting shoppers, all those tweets declaring death threats to Officer Wilson are all about faking the courage of those who came before for all the world to see.

And yet, even that “courage” is an illusion as they taunt police in the sure and certain knowledge they will not shoot and are in fact trained not to.  (Although I suspect the professional protest organizers, the Lisa Fithians of the world dearly hope one of their dupes would get themselves shot and create a martyr to the cause).

Alas the problem with living in a bubble, even a bubble that holds the fascination of the mainstream media, unlike Cuba’s Women in White , is that while your niche might see such action as world-changing, the general public sees something else, as Jazz Shaw put it:

The very first thing which came to my mind was to place myself in the position of a commuter who might not be all that familiar with the events in Ferguson hearing about the movement on the news later one. Oh.. so those were the guys who kept me sitting on I-90 for five freaking hours when I was supposed to be picking up cranberry sauce for my mother-in-law? Oh, I definitely will want to get on board with their legislation.

People understand it takes no actual courage to make trouble for average folks and people who can’t fight back that’s why those who practice the form of cowardice take so much time to pretend otherwise.  I’ll give the last word to C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape

Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful – horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember;

 

 

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Mr. Scott: The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank

Star Trek A Taste of Armageddon 1967

While it’s nice that so many people nationwide have chosen to help a baking company in Ferguson rebuild at Merello Gas station the old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” :

the streets of Ferguson have been in an uproar of rioting and looting. Businesses in a 2 square mile area outside of Ferguson have had to close and take measures to protect their property.

The white-owned Conoco gas station has remained open, though, because a group of male black Ferguson residents are keeping guard.

What?  While black owned business’ are being torched this white owned gas station is being guarded?

Derrick Johnson, a 6-foot-8 man, held an AR-15 assault rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near the station’s convenience store entrance. Three other men joined Johnson, each armed with pistols.

I would have gone with a shotgun would be more intimidating but given the number of people in a crowd they might not have wanted to risk hitting the wrong people.

But regardless of the weapon why would these men do this: 

The men said they are protecting the store out of respect for the white owner, Doug Merello, who employed them over the course of several years, reports Inquisitr.

“He’s a nice dude, he’s helped us a lot,” said one of the men who identified himself as R.J.

The most amazing thing?  These guys are doing this on their own

The men are not being paid by Merello, nor were any of the others that joined them on-and-off since the rioting began.

We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them,” said Merello.

There are many lessons here worth noting

1.  Looters & rioters are generally cowards:

For all their bravado concerning race, given the choice of torching an unprotected black owned business & risking their skin torching a white owned business our brave looters & rioters will choose the unprotected black owned business every time.

2.  Treating your customers and employees right isn’t just the right thing, it’s the smart thing:

While this piece doesn’t say if any of the guards were currently working for Merello a reuters piece gives more detail:

Merello said he feels deep ties to Ferguson, and if the loyalty of some of his regular customers is any indication, the feeling is mutual.

REPAYING A DEBT

At times, Jordan and his friends were joined on Tuesday night by other men from the neighborhood, also armed. None of the men was getting paid to be there. They said they felt they owed it to Merello, who has employed many of them over the years and treats them with respect.

This isn’t just a case of people protecting their current jobs, they considered a debt of gratitude.  If he was a dishonorable man he would be making an insurance claim right now.

3.  Friendship trumps ideology:

There is nothing in either of these pieces indicated what either the owner or the guards think about either Michael Brown or Darren Wilson.  They might think the decision was a travesty of justice, they might think Brown was a thug or Wilson is a murderer (or both as they are not mutually exclusive) but none of that mattered, their friend was in trouble and the politics of the issue had no bearing.

4.  The 2nd amendment works wonders:

If this was Washington DC or Chicago this gas station and store would be a pile of ashes because these men would not have been armed and if our friends on the left had their way they would be.

Perhaps rather than deploying the national guard local businesses should have hired a few people with a shotgun or two.

Expect this story to get very little play in the MSM, as it attacks one of their cherished memes

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When they had brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders (did we not?) to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him.”

When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.

Acts 5:27-33

Eddie:  What I’m saying is, is there’s black people need to stop lying.

Barbershop 2002

One of the most Amazing things about the rise of Christianity is illustrated by the initial clashes between the Apostles and the Jewish authorities after Christ’s death

To understand the significance of this meeting you must understand that while the Holy Spirit had already come upon them the Apostles had spent a lifetime as observant Jews who had conformed to the laws of Moses since their youth.  Additionally not only had Peter denied Christ three times but all the Apostles but John had fled at Christ’s arrest.  Furthermore both before & after Christ’s ascension they continued to stay in hiding until the day of Pentecost.

Given these facts it would have been very easy for them to decide to obey the High Priest.  After all Jews had a history of sticking together. Jews had stuck to  the Mosaic Jaw even after being conquered by the Romans and before them the Greeks and the Babylonians.  The Jewish culture was so strong that its cohesiveness remained intact even dying at Masada rather than submitting.  Furthermore there would be no penalty (at least no earthy one) if they had chosen to conform rather than resist.

Yet thanks to the faith provided by the Holy Spirit and their free acceptance of that gift, they had the courage to clash with the established Jewish culture not only while they were in Jerusalem but mimicking that non-violent resistance as they spread all over the world.

And while all but John died horribly for it, the human race reaped the benefits, not only in terms of the eternal mercy of Christ but of a basic philosophy that has been in the forefront of the advancement of humanity.  The rights of man and the concept that all are equal in the eyes of God and thus equal before the laws of men.

But the only reason why mankind gained these benefits and the rights that came from them and achieved the ability to break free from the slavery of sin was the courage to stand up against their culture in the first place.

And this brings us to the black community and the Riots in Ferguson.

One of the things that have plagued the black culture since the rise of the great society is the concept of “Acting White”.  The idea that certain behaviors from being scholarly and striving to achieve,   to conformity to law,to even the respect of woman is dismissed as “acting white” thus causing one to be rejected.

Furthermore this idea has been used by some within the black community to advance themselves as power brokers.  Not only those  who  liaison between the larger American culture and the American black subculture, but by criminals within the community that prey on it suggesting that those who might cooperate with police who might arrest or contain them are acting as traitors to their race.

Mind you immigrants from Africa have not bought into this nonsense, but for the majority of the black community descended from those formerly held as slaves in the 19th century this is taught as gospel.  Furthermore the slavery of eight generations ago is used as not only an excuse but as a justification for failure to advance within in the larger culture.

All of this is self-evident but that’s not what is amazing.

The amazing thing is the dirty little open secret that many American blacks don’t actually buy into this nonsense.  They recognize a thug when they see one and understand that if you are knocking off small variety store, getting yourself suspended from school, dealing drugs or acting like a thug you aren’t going to get anywhere in life, but in a community where single parenthood is the norm rather than the exception that lesson is hard to teach without a positive male role model to reinforce it.

However while this might be expressed in private, in public racial solidarity is the rule and the retribution from within the community is terrible if one dares to express this in public.  There is a reason why the black eye witnesses who backed up the testimony of officer Darren Wilson did not go public and to go against this culture,

Put bluntly most of the problems that are plaguing the black community, have their origin in the black community and the liberals who enable black “leaders”.  If you disbelieve me ask yourself why cities where the black community have it the hardest,  have been under liberal control, and in come cases like Detroit, liberal black control for decades?

Moreover the time where strong intact black families advanced a culture of self reliance even in the face of actual repression is still in living memory within the community.  The solutions to these problems are known because just a couple of generation ago the great civil rights victories of the 50’s & 60’s were won by those people who lived said solutions.

The only ingredient that’s missing to achieve it?  Courage!  The courage of the civil rights marchers who didn’t riot in Washington or Selma or Montgomery but who marched.  The courage of the McCarthy Sisters who stood up against the IRA and the courage of the apostles who were able to stand up to their own culture and say the truth aloud.

Until the black community is willing to do this they will never achieve their true potential and will continue to condemn generations yet to come to be defined by a bunch of thugs and looters defending the right to break the law with impunity for the sake of a bunch of hustlers out for themselves.

Personally I think that’s rather short-sighted and a bad bargain.

Let’s pray that the community can mimic the courage of the Apostles & the martyrs from James to St. Moses the Black  because until they do this cycle will continue to repeat for generations.

Update:  Ann Coulter gets it:

About a half-dozen black witnesses supported Officer Wilson’s version of what happened. One was a black woman, who saw the shooting from the Canfield Green apartments. Crying on the stand, she said, “I have a child and that could have been my son.”

And yet, she confirmed all crucial parts of Wilson’s account. She said “the child” (292-pound Big Mike) never had his hands up and the cop only fired when “the baby” was coming at him. “Why won’t that boy stop?” she asked her husband.

I always want to know more about the heroic black witnesses. They are put in a position no white person will ever be in and do the right thing by telling the truth — then go into hiding from “the community” being championed by goo-goo liberals.

White people don’t feel any obligation to defend some thug just because he’s white. Only blacks are expected to lie on behalf of criminals of their own race.

 

 

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Charles Manson, a failure when it came to ginning up racial war

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3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

(‭Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭3-8‬ KJV; emphasis mine)

Many readers of the Bible think of the political definition of the word nation–nation-state–when the word comes up, and forget or never learned that ‘nation’ also refers to ethnic groups and tribes. It also refers to what we think of as racial groups. Strong’s Concordance confirms this.

We all know that there would be no riots and that few black Americans would give a rat’s about the Ferguson shooting if Michael Brown had not been black or if Darren Wilson were black.

So we can conclude that the uproar about the decision of the Grand Jury has no relation to right and wrong, or to actual justice. It’s about tribalism– “my tribe, right or wrong.”

Social “justice” is the issue here–a primary tenet of Leftism. Leftism’s primary root is division.

Back in the Bible day, before the redemptive action of Christ, it went like this: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; the sins of the father are visited upon the son, down to ten generations. In other words, you always had to pay for your actions and so did your children. And this is the law to which those black people who are still angry about American slavery want to subscribe–even some of those who say they are Christians.

So when we–any of us–subscribe to tribalism, here’s what we are doing, basically: we are denying the Redemption of Christ, and we are becoming a part of His prophecy in Matthew 24, a prophecy which is not meant for Christians (my opinion).

Those who do this and who are up front about not being Christians are more honest…and they will have less to answer for when they have a face-to-face with God.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.

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