I have actually lived through race riots in the past. Had to worry about being burned out of my home and everything stolen. NYC’s mayor was proud that he allowed these riots to rage in Bedford-Styuveson, 5th Avenue in Park Slope and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Whether cops and National Guard come out or no one comes out, the result is the same: the community dies, and the disorders don’t stop after the riots, they continue for years and years and businesses vanish, nearly entirely.
I once was representing a lower class male in court, years ago. A cop came up to my client and sneered how he was going to ‘run him out of town’ and make up charges against him. Since my client was part of the Fortune Society and was seriously turning his life around (successfully, I may add). When we went into the courtroom, I requested a private conversation with the judge in his chambers and got it.
We discussed the cop’s threats there and the judge then dismissed the case and I sat down with the head of the Green Island police and began discussions about punishing the cop who was then fired. This is how we deal with police who don’t work well with their community. We don’t riot. Of course, riots can happen if nothing is fixed but often the solution is for whites to vacate the city and chaos allowed to flourish as everyone basically gives up instead of fixing everything.
‘I just saw someone die’: New details of Michael Brown shooting revealed by rapper who watched and LIVE-TWEETED it as violent protests break out hours after officer who shot him is finally named. We still don’t know exactly what happened. If the officer involved was reckless, we should have two things happen.
One is, large demonstrations against police brutality is totally appropriate. Looting and burning is not. And Civil Rights enforcers and lawyers then go after the police, not rioters or lynch mobs. Over the last half century, the main option when blacks feel the police are out of control is for them all to go totally out of control, too. Which fixes nothing, ever. It is now a bad habit.
Violence returns to the streets of Ferguson: Late night clashes and looting break out across the city after shooter is named and cops release ‘denigrating and unrelated’ video of Michael Brown stealing from store. Now that the man at the center of this mess has been revealed to not be a helpless, kindly person but rather a big bully who roamed the streets looking for trouble, the anger is greater, not less, in the black community.
I was utterly horrified when, after the Trayvon killing, many prominent black athletes and actors and such paraded about wearing black hoodies looking as menacing as possible while portraying themselves as victims! I have pointed out before that many black youths think that scaring people away is awesome and they exploit fear to make more ‘territory’ for themselves.
Mr. Brown was very much like this. He wasn’t walking on sidewalks, he strolled down the middle of the street, daring cars to hit him because he figured people were frightened of him. This attitude is highly dangerous just as the gun nut attitude after every massacre by lunatics enamored with guns and death, parading about openly with guns, sneering at everyone and screaming at victims of gun violence.
White thugs, when meeting black thugs, become violent. Both, indeed. Even so, the black community has a special problem in that black thugs meeting black thugs leads to a very high murder rate. When two thugs swaggering in the hood bump into each other, they resort to violence immediately all too often.
Shooter cop fled town days ago: Darren Wilson leaves his home over fear of reprisals as a woman comes forward to claim he told her to ‘shut the f*** up’ and refused to help her in another incident. Which is, again, hearsay. This is also why I have suggested the police film everything instead of freaking out when someone films them making arrests and other incidents.
‘The police are inciting violence all over again’: Michael Brown’s family attack cops after they say he robbed store but also admit officer did NOT know that when he shot him which is utterly insane. The Brown family has been working hard to restart the riots and succeeded. The illogic here is obvious: the cop didn’t know about the prior assault and robbery but Mr. Brown DID know. He was alert to the fact that 911 was called and he was now a wanted man. Being a bully, he didn’t hide, he strode about the streets quite openly and aggressively, daring cars to run him over because he thought he was ‘da Man’.
The chanced that he did fight with the officer is quite high, not low. The officer’s response is still wrong but again, like with so many encounters young black males have with anyone especially each other, all the energy is aimed at escalation, not backing off.
Here is a list of all the many murders in Chicago’s South Side, mainly and all this is from just half a year’s data: 2014all. The vast majority of murders are black males shooting each other and the neighborhood. This chaos sees virtually no police interceptions or controls. It is a free for all, a continuous riot, an uprising not against ‘da Man’ but against EACH OTHER. The black community is suicidal when left to their own devices.
I also notice an elderly black lady was strangled in the park (not by cops, by the way).
The past is always the future: “Operation Looking Glass”: Police Raid at Chicago Housing Projects –RW/OR ONLINE this is an article written by a young communist party member about a raid 25 years ago when the police decided to reenter the public housing at Cabrini Green and impose law and order again, far too late.
Two van-loads full of cops in army-style flak jackets and helmets and armed with automatic rifles, backed by 15 to 20 squad cars. A police helicopter flying around your home. The cops in military formation, coming at your building from all sides, occupying the surrounding streets. From your window you see them in front of your building, forcing people down at gunpoint–a janitor is kicked to the ground because he doesn’t get down fast enough. The police bully their way inside. Doors are forced open or kicked in. There’s no way in and no way out of your building.
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, this is the way it was as police raided the 534 W. Division building in Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing project. The police planned their raid for the time when parents were getting their kids ready for school or were on their way to school.
The police called their raid “Operation Looking Glass.” They videotaped the whole raid–and then released the video to the media in time for midday newscasts.
As the police stormed into 534, dozens of people gathered at the building across the street–watching with seething anger, standing in not-so-silent protest.
RCYB members spoke to several residents about the raid. One woman told us, “15-20 police cars, a big ol’ bus to load up. They came to a lot of people’s houses uninvited, no warrants.
“It was terrifying, upsetting.. A crew barged in, four of ’em with vests on. They said, `Don’t talk to me, talk to my sergeant. This is an investigation.’. They didn’t want to talk, they just wanted to rough up somebody, tear up your house.”
Another woman said her little niece shook her awake and wanted to know, “What’s going on? Why are there all those police outside?”
The police claim they raided the building to look for drug dealers. They had been watching the building for months, taking photographs of people coming in and out or hanging around. And when the police descended on 534 and searched people’s homes, they had only the photos they’d taken–no warrants or other official documents. They targeted people for drug-related “conspiracy” charges based on the photos. “They had no right to come into people’s homes,” said one woman, expressing the outrage of many others.
Like the people in Fallujah surrounded and attacked by U.S. forces, the people in Cabrini were trapped–unable to “get in or out,” as several residents commented. Like the U.S. soldiers in Iraq, the Chicago police kicked in doors and forced their way into homes, with completely bogus reasons for their actions.
Note the outrage of the people living in tax-built and run homes that cost the working people a lot of money! And they didn’t know why the police raided? It was after police were shot dead there.
The residents didn’t want law and order, they were quite comfortable (meaning, many killed or robbed over time) with their self-imposed status quo. How do we fix this? I would say, it is impossible so long as black families disintegrate and they choose to create this dog kill dog lifestyle.
This is the result of the elimination of jobs for the lower working class blacks concentrated in cities in order to get welfare payments. That is, when I lived in NYC, my working class black neighbors would go to work every day and all afternoon long (the unemployed sleep in the mornings) the black neighbors would assault and probe and test the defenses of the working blacks who were not at home.
This is why barred windows and multilocked doors proliferate in working class black communities. And no one has any sympathy for blacks who want to work and come home at night to an intact house.
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