Article lifted from Black Electorate.com
This post is not a political analysis.
This post is a strategic analysis which is calling for discipline by which the forces that are always plotting to direct our community's collective attention upon outside affairs or "THREATS" that are not as proximate as the one's itemized in the article are given a priority that is unjustified. While these other threats are ultimately mitigated by the official government entities in the nation, the more proximate threats to the Black Community are far more easily allowed to fester via the congregational agreement to look the other way -toward these other, more popular threats.
When it comes to the "governing consciousness" for the Black Community in its present form - while there is an abundance of individuals who can voice their narrative about how our people who are left to reside at the margins of the society and the economy are left vulnerable - there are all too few voices that are prone to focus upon the choices and priorities that are promoted WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY as they ponder if this present orientation plays in part in the fact that those who are attacking Black people - per the report - are also disproportionately Black themselves.
While the energy of a response to a "civil rights" violation at the hands of a policeman, a White man or a corporation or adversarial government official is able to generate a large backlash within the Black community, the prospects that an assailant had his consciousness forged inside of that same community where the attack occurred proves rather unappealing. In their attempt to avoid a "Self Indictment", at the risk of sounding like their "Right Wing Critics" - the collective congregation is more inclined to remain silent OR - increasingly generate a "false front" - claiming that outsiders who are "Watching Black People Kill Each Other With Amusement" have committed an act that is more detrimental than the adults within the community who were given charge over their youth to develop them to their full potential.
Everyone Demands A Solution, Few See That It Is Right In Front Of Their Eyes
We all would agree that an religious fundamentalist with a child that has a serious illness, who decided that the only cure that was necessary is to take this terminally sick child up to the alter and "pray harder" - is a parent that should be charged with neglect and incompetence as they failed to make note of the other options that GOD has allowed the intelligence of man to express in the form of "medical arts".
Why then is it that when it comes to the "Salvation Of The Black Community" we allow "The Struggle" to foment into a near 100% political struggle where the conscious attention upon our community and the institutions as the cornerstone of our collective correction & reorientation are subsumed into a political struggle. We are told that our "salvation" will come after a victorious struggle over this threat which will result in "Black people being compelled to stop assaulting each other, at a rate far beyond our population proportion BECAUSE finally this adversary has decided that we are of EQUAL VALUE". The victory will be declared.
It seems to me that the problem resides with the person who buys into the above scheme.
Each of these two scenarios are equally fantastical.
ONLY ONE OF THEM, however, is grounds for prosecution under American law.
The other requires a disciplined community to defend its own interests against confidence schemes.
From The Article
The latest NYPD statistics show that crime is centered overwhelmingly in minority-group neighborhoods — buttressing a key argument Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly makes to justify his controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
Citing an NYPD analysis of stats for the first six months of the year, Kelly said Wednesday that 96% of shooting victims are black or Hispanic — and in 97% of all shootings, the trigger was pulled by other blacks and Hispanics.
Kelly in recent months has repeatedly said minority-group leaders and civil liberties advocates complain about stop-and-frisk tactics but do nothing to help combat crime in minority neighborhoods.
A review of the statistics, contained in a report, “Crime Enforcement Activity in New York City,” shows that minority-group members also represent 89% of murder victims — and 86% of murder suspects. There are similar numbers for felony assaults — 81% of victims are minorities, as are 88% of the suspects.
But there is a sharp disparity for robberies, with blacks described as suspects in 70% of the cases, while they are victims in 33% of the crimes.
In response to the statistics, state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) said with too many minority men “career unemployed,” it’s inevitable some will turn to a life of crime.
“Where are the after-school programs and all these other programs that are supposed to help the police?” he asked.
“That’s why if only the Police Department looks at these numbers, we’re not going to come up with proactive crimefighting tools. The Police Department too often becomes the safety net when other agencies drop the ball.”
Eugene O’Donnell, a professor of police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, suggested the report has been compiled to blunt criticism that police routinely stop young minority-group men for no reason.
Kelly has worked to improve the NYPD’s relationship with minorities, in part by working with a task force of Brooklyn clergy.
Bishop Gerald Seabrooks of Rehoboth Cathedral said the partnership has paid off and will continue to do so if parents work harder at raising their kids.
“I think it’s more of a spiritual problem than a jobs problem,” he said. “In the 1930s, we didn’t have jobs, but we weren’t killing each other.”