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Just a few short months ago Hip-Hop journalist Davey D blogged about the 29 Black people that had been killed by police or those claiming to be security since 2012, 16 after the murder of Trayvon Martin. This was before police in Oakland, CA killed 18 year old high school senior Alan Blueford under very questionable circumstances. This morning I just got word from the Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, Biko Baker, that another Black youth was shot down, he was only 13 years old.

Darius Simmons was by all accounts a good kid. The fun loving 6th grader was simply moving a garbage can in front of his home when his neighbor, 75 year old John Henry Spooner confronted him with a shotgun and accused him of stealing from his home. Darius, who was in school the time of the robbery, denied being involved with the theft. John Henry Spooner then proceed to shoot Darius in his chest, while he had his hands raise showing Spooner he was unarmed. His mom, who was watching in horror, ran to Darius to see if she could find a pulse, she couldn’t. Darius, 13 years old and unarmed, was murdered in cold blood in front of his mother.

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John Henry Spooner (Photo by AP)

According to Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan, he had breakfast with Spooner an hour before the shooting and Spooner told him he suspected Darius of the crime and was upset that the police hadn’t done anything about it. Spooner then told the Alderman, that there were other ways of dealing with these problems. That qualifies as premeditated murder of a 13 year old boy. To make matters worse, the family only lived next to Spooner for a month.

John Henry Spooner was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide. A judge set cash bond of $300,000.

“Black youth are being stereotyped, targeted, and killed by law enforcement and now community vigilantes. This is bigger than the Castle Doctrine (Stand your ground law) , this is about our country’s continued refusal to acknowledge that we are still suffering from the sins of our forefathers. And the more we try to push the racial boogieman under the cover, the more it is going to bite us in the a$s.” – Biko Baker

http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/06/another-unarmed-black-youth-shot-killed-darius-simmons-was-only-13-years-old/

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Man, you gotta stop perpetrating the myth that Blacks are under some kind of assault. You know the facts don't bear out what you're perpetrating, right? You know a white person is much more likely to die at the hands of a black person than the other way around, right?

The Hate Crimes You Don’t Hear About

by Russ Kick

Cleveland, Ohio. A white man on a moped accidentally bumped into a truck being driven by a black man. He fell over but was not injured. A crowd of 40 white people pulled the black driver from the truck and brutally beat him. One of them climbed in the truck and ran over the driver, killing him. The crowd cheered.

Jacksonville, Florida. A group of four to six white men agreed that they would brutalize the next black person they saw walking down the street. That person turned out to be a mentally disabled 50-year-old, whom they beat and stomped into unconsciousness. He later died of his injuries.

Are you surprised that you’ve never heard of these sickening murders based on racial hatred? You didn’t see saturation coverage on the news. You didn’t hear politicians decrying racism. You didn’t see a livid Jesse Jackson on CNN. Why? Because these acts of brutality didn’t happen exactly as I described above. Oh, they happened, all right. The only thing is, the races of the attackers and victims were reversed. That is, a white man was beaten and then crushed by a mob of 40 black people who were furious that a black man bumped into his truck.¹ In Jacksonville, it was a gang of black men who stomped a mentally-disabled man to death solely because he was white.²

Because these hate crimes were perpetrated by black against whites — even though they were based completely on racial hatred — the national media, politicians, and civil rights leaders ignored them.

If these acts of savagery had indeed happened as I originally described them above, you would have heard about them. But because they were perpetrated by blacks against whites — even though they were based completely on racial hatred — the national media, politicians, and civil rights leaders ignored them. As opposed to the deaths of Yusef Hawkins and James Byrd, these deaths are only reported in the local media. And even then, the races of the people involved are often not mentioned.

Below are some more hate crimes that have been ignored because they happened the “wrong way†(i.e., they were black-on-white instead of white-on-black).

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upset about a racial name-calling that occurred earlier that night, several black men savagely beat a random white man who had had nothing to do with the incident. He slipped away from his attackers, but they forced him to swim into a lake to escape. He drowned. The three men were sentenced to less than a year in jail.3

Massachusetts. Four black men decided to murder the next white person they saw. That unlucky soul was a college student from Boston, whom the men stabbed to death.4

Indiana. A black man was arrested for killing seven white people with a shotgun. He explained that he murdered his victims due to his “deep-rooted hatred†of white people.5

Miami, Florida. The leader of a black supremacist sect (i.e., the “Yaweh ben Yaweh cultâ€) was convicted of the murders of several white people. He ordered his followers to kill any and all “white devils.†They killed at least seven white people, bringing back body parts to their leader.6

North Carolina. Seven black men kidnapped a white woman, raped her, put her in a tub of bleach, shot her five times, and dumped her body. The murderers said they did this for racial reasons.7

North Carolina. Four black teenagers lured a white, ten-year-old girl into an empty house. “There, they sodomized her, strangled her with a cable wire, and beat her to death with a board. In the past few weeks, the trials in the Tiffany Long case have received extensive coverage in the North Carolina press. But with two of the three defendants already sentenced to lifelong prison terms, and the third now standing trial, the national media have all but ignored the story. Only the Associated Press has reported on the trials, in a single, cursory piece. The AP, of course, failed to mention the race of the people involved — an oversight it seldom if ever committed in the case of Amadou Diallo.â€8

Boulder, Colorado. After discovering that one of their members had never had sex with a white woman, an Asian gang went looking for one. When they found a white University of Colorado student, the six men gang raped her in their minivan for two hours.

At their trial, “Detectives described the woman’s night of terror, including repeated threats to kill her.

“The woman leaped out of the minivan after one of the men raped her. Naked, she sprinted across Lefthand Canyon Road before Steve Yang tackled her, authorities said.

“‘They were all screaming at her, calling her names and hitting her,’ Detective Jane Harmer testified.

“Yang put her in a headlock and dragged her back into the van, where she was raped repeatedly, Harmer said.

“‘It was a free-for-all,’ Harmer testified.

“One man threatened to ‘cut and burn her,’ and another put a gun barrel to the back of her head when they released her, Harmer said.â€9

Kansas City, Missouri. An Ethiopian immigrant shot two white coworkers — killing one and critically injuring the other — at his workplace, then turned the gun on himself. At his residence, police found a three-page, signed note he had written in which he railed at “black blood sucker supreme white people†for oppressing him and black people in general.10

New York City. In a Midtown office building, a white woman was assaulted, raped, and anally raped by a black man who called her racist names during the attack. Police refused to label it a hate crime.11

Alexandria, Virginia. A black man walking through a neighborhood went over to a white eight-year-old boy playing in his great-grandparents’ front yard and slit the child’s throat, killing him. A witness says that the attacker shouted racial epithets during the attack, and the main suspect in the case owns anti-white hate literature and had written a note about killing white children. He had been previously arrested for attacking an unarmed white stranger with a hammer. (During the attack, he called his victim “Whitey.â€)12

This particular case provides a perfect example of the terrible way that anti-white hate crimes are handled. First, the investigators decided not to tell police officers about the racial aspects of the case, even while the police were conducting a manhunt to find the boy’s killer. When this was revealed by the Washington Post, city council member Joyce Woodson defended this withholding of information from the cops on the front line. “What they did was proper. We already live in a racially charged world.†The Democratic mayor of Alexandria implied his agreement: “Efforts to sensationalize this investigation will only hurt this investigation.â€13

To make things even stranger, the FBI offered to send agents and a fugitive task force to help with the manhunt, but the local police rejected the offer. They also refused the help of the FBI’s profilers, forensics experts, and others.14

Eventually, the police arrested a suspect who was reportedly tied to the scene by DNA evidence. In another bizarre move, the Justice Department — which had acknowledged that it was monitoring the case — declined to prosecute the killing as a hate crime. The government’s prosecutor in the case cannot charge the victim with a hate crime. “There’s no applicable hate crimes law in Virginia,†he explained.15

An editorial in the Washington Times pointedly commented on the deafening silence surrounding the brutal child-murder: “Has anyone seen Jesse Jackson around lately? Kweisi Mfume? Al Sharpton? For persons whose political antennae are ordinarily so sensitive that they can pick up racial tremors a thousand miles away, they seem to have overlooked a possible hate crime right here in the vicinity of the nation’s capital.â€

Even though all of the above incidents occurred in the last ten years, anti-white hate crimes are not new. The Village Voice writes of “the wave of random street killings that terrorized San Francisco in 1973. The ‘Zebra killers’ struck without warning, murdering whites at night. Most victims were shot. One was raped, another beheaded. Four young black Muslims were arrested in 1974 and charged with 14 murders, seven assaults, one rape, and an attempted kidnapping. The Zebra killers were convicted in 1976.â€16

The Exceptions That Prove the Rule

On extremely rare occasions a vicious black-on-white hate crime does make the national news. This was the case with the Central Park jogger and Colin Ferguson. Just why these two violent acts of hatred bubbled up into mass consciousness — while others that are at least as heinous have been ignored — is not clear. Nevertheless, it is instructive to examine them because, though they received wide attention, they were still treated differently than their white-on-black counterparts.

The Central Park jogger, you’ll recall, was a white woman who was gang raped and beaten almost to death by a gang of black and Hispanic teenagers in 1989. This incident introduced the term “wilding†to the nation. As Nicholas Stix described it: “The boys dragged her 200 yards to a secluded place, where they fractured her skull with a plastic-wrapped, four-foot lead pipe, and some large rocks. The boys ripped the Jogger’s clothes off of her, tying her hands behind her back with her sweatshirt, gagging her, and taking turns beating, stomping, and raping the unconscious woman, as 75 per cent of her blood oozed into the Central Park grass. They left her, with bruises, welts, and wounds literally from head to toe, for dead.â€17

Despite the fact that physical evidence, eye witnesses, and video-taped confessions by the attackers in their parents’ presence all pointed to the young men’s guilt, protestors outside the courtroom referred to the trial as a “lynching.â€

The assault was officially declared not to be a hate crime, and some influential black media and commentators — including Al Sharpton and two of New York’s African-American newspapers — declared that prosecuting the attackers was an act of racism. Some even questioned whether the attack really happened. Despite the fact that physical evidence, eyewitnesses, and videotaped confessions by the attackers in their parents’ presence all pointed to the young men’s guilt, protestors outside the courtroom referred to the trial as a “lynching.â€18

Four years later, a black man named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside a commuter train in Long Island. Six people died and nineteen were injured. “Police recovered from Ferguson’s pocket a handwritten note titled, ‘Reasons for This.’ It expressed hatred towards whites, Asians, and ‘Uncle Tom blacks,’ and stated that Nassau County, Long Island was chosen as ‘the venue’ because of its predominantly white population.â€19 How did politicians and commentators respond to this racially motivated bloodbath? President Clinton ignored the racial aspects, instead using the incident as an excuse to once again call for tighter gun control laws. Commentators either denied that it was a hate crime or admitted that it was but then tied themselves in knots to explain it away. The Dallas Morning News interviewed a sociologist who “conceded that Ferguson picked his victims on the basis of race, but did not think this justified the hate crime label.â€20

A scholarly book on hate crimes (discussed more below) notes: “When the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, mentioned Colin Ferguson, the Long Island Railroad mass murderer, at a rally in New York City, the audience cheered. In a speech before an audience of 2,000 at Howard University, Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Muhammed drew loud applause when he stated, ‘I love Colin Ferguson, who killed all those white folks on the train.’â€21

The Overall Numbers

When presented with these horrifying violent acts committed against whites for racial reasons, some people respond with the argument that these occurrences must be flukes. They’re just isolated incidents, this line of reasoning goes; surely the overall statistics show that whites attack blacks much more often than blacks attack whites.

This is a “straw man†argument: Even if it were true, it would still not affect the fundamental point that anti-black hate crimes receive national coverage and trigger political denunciations, while anti-white crimes are ignored. Besides, isn’t the media all about reporting flukes? As they say in the news business, “Dog bites man†is not a story, but “Man bites dog†is. Or, to use another example, an airplane landing safely is not news — an airplane crashing is. So if these instances of anti-white violence were incredibly rare, that would be even more of a justification for covering them, not less. But these instances aren’t rare. The statistics show this.

The book Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and Identity Politics is a revelatory study of the phenomena. It was coauthored by James B. Jacobs, who is the director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University and a professor of law at the NYU School of Law, and Kimberly Potter, an attorney who was formerly a research fellow at the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. Published by Oxford University Press as part of their Studies in Crime and Public Policy series, its credibility is as impeccable as possible.

The loudly promoted “hate crime epidemic†in America is an illusion.

Jacobs and Potter examine many of the myths and problems surrounding the idea of hate crimes, showing, among other things, that the loudly promoted “hate crime epidemic†in America is an illusion. Hate crimes have never been more than a tiny fraction of overall violent crime, and the numbers have actually been holding steady or decreasing in recent years.22

The authors also reveal the surprising statistics regarding interracial crime. It turns out that 80 percent of violent crimes involve an attacker and victim of the same race. “For the 20 percent of violent crimes that are interracial, 15 percent involve black offenders and white victims; 2 percent involve white offenders and black victims; and 3 percent involve other combinations.â€23

These statistics include all instances of interracial violent crime, not just those labeled “hate crimes.†To see the rates of anti-white and anti-black violence that have been categorized as hate crimes, one only needs to take a cursory look at the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports specifically on hate crime to see that blacks commit them at a higher rate than whites.24

According to the US Census Bureau’s most recent projection (for Sept. 1, 2000), 82.2 percent of the US population is white, while 12.8 percent is black. If Hispanics are excluded from both counts, then the numbers are 71.4 percent white and 12.2 percent black.25

In the most recent year for which FBI data are available (1998), we see that there were 2,084 anti-black hate crimes committed by whites, and 567 anti-white hate crimes committed by blacks. Though the absolute number of anti-black crimes is 3.6 times as high as anti-white crimes, keep in mind that there are almost six times as many whites as blacks in the US. To get a true picture, we need to look at the proportional rates.

Eighty percent of violent crimes involve an attacker and victim of the same race.

If we divide each population by the number of crimes committed by individuals in that population, we see that there was one anti-black attack for every 94,436 white people, but one anti-white attack for every 59,172 black people. Thus, the rate of black-perpetrated hate crimes against whites is approximately 1.6 times higher than the rate of white-perpetrated hate crimes against blacks.

Looking at hate crimes involving death and rape tells an even starker story. In 1998 five white people were killed in hate crimes, while three black people were killed in the same period. During that year, four women of each race were raped as a result of racial hatred. If these incidents were occurring between the races at equal rates based on their populations, we’d expect to see six times as many blacks killed and raped by whites as the opposite. Yet we see an equal number of rapes and almost twice as many anti-white slayings.

How can we ever hope to bridge the racial divide if we won’t even look at the hard facts of racism?

The Final Analysis

Although these publicly available but long-ignored facts are incendiary, the purpose of this article is certainly not to stir up even more racial animosity. There’s already too much as it is. But how can we ever hope to bridge the racial divide if we won’t even look at the hard facts of racism? Is anything good accomplished when one type of hate crime receives nationwide attention, while another type of hate crime — which occurs at higher rates — is swept under the rug?

It’s obvious that the media, politicians, and civil rights groups have an agenda: They want to keep us ignorant of the realities of race relations. They present us with the completely untrue view that only white people commit hate crimes, or, if it must be admitted that blacks also commit hate crimes, they are seen as isolated incidents, bizarre anomalies that somehow don’t qualify as hate crimes.

The reality of the situation is that we’re all attacking each other. A look at the FBI’s hate crime statistics will pry the scales from your eyes. Besides the figures already mentioned, you’ll see that Native Americans and whites are attacking each other in equal numbers, blacks are attacking Asians, Asians are attacking Jews, multi-racial groups are attacking blacks, and on and on.

The issue of violent racial hatred is much more complex, universal, and disturbing than the simple-minded white-on-black paradigm that is universally touted.

People are even committing hate crimes against members of the same race. In 1998, for example, the FBI logged 123 hate crimes committed by whites against other whites, 64 by blacks against blacks, and a few by Asians against Asians and Native Americans against Native Americans. The reason for these apparently bizarre phenomena is that the “races†are not as monolithic as we commonly assume. They are divided into various ethnicities, nationalities, and other subdivisions, and these groups often hate each other.26 So it’s not unheard of to have hate crimes between people of British and Italian descent (both considered white), between African Americans and Haitian Americans (both black), between people of Japanese and Korean descent (both Asian), or between members of different Native American tribes.

Clearly, the issue of violent racial hatred is much more complex, universal, and disturbing than the simple-minded white-on-black paradigm that is universally touted. We need to accept this fact as individuals, then pressure the media, politicians, and other opinion-makers to accept it, too, and start telling the sticky truth about the situation.

Endnotes

Perazzo, John. (1999). The Myths That Divide Us: How Lies Have Poisoned American Race Relations. Briarcliff Manor, NY: World Studies Books, p. 58.

. Womble, Shannon. (1999). “2 jailed in killing motivated by race.†Florida Times-Union, Sept. 4.

Op cit., Perazzo, p. 61, referencing: unattributed (1992). “3 blacks sentenced in ‘90 racial attack.†Chicago Tribune, May 20.

Ibid., p. 59, referencing: Barnacle, Mike. (1991). “A double standard for race crimes?†Asbury Park Press, March 7.

Ibid., referencing: Knight-Ridder News. (1991). “AWOL Marine in Indiana admits seven racial killings, sources say.†Miami Herald, Feb. 2.

Ibid., referencing: unsigned. (1991). “The killing class.†Miami Herald, Feb. 24; Gehrke, Donna. (1992). “ ‘I felt power’ while slaying 6 people, former Yaweh ‘death angel’ testifies.†Miami Herald, Jan. 30.

Op cit., Perazzo, p. 173, referencing: Edwards, Wayne. (1994). “Three strikes?†Destiny, Feb.

Unsigned. (2000). “Tiffany Long: Too white to be a victim.†FrontPage Magazine, Feb. 29. www.frontpagemag.com.

McCullen, Kevin. (1999). “Rape suspects were seeking white woman.†Denver Rocky Mountain News, Sept. 30.

Associated Press. (1999). “Kansas City airport shooting victims identified.†Jefferson City News Tribune, Nov. 22.

Weiss, Murray, et al. (1999). “Cops fume over lousy video of 6th Ave. rapist.†New York Post, Dec. 22.

Davis, Patricia. (2000). “Manhunt in Alexandria for killer of 8-year-old.†Washington Post, April 20; Drake, John & Ellen Sorokin (2000a). “Stabbing probers kept race a secret.†Washington Post, July 12; unsigned. (2000). “The hate crime that wasn’t.†Washington Times, July 12.

Op cit., Drake & Sorokin (2000a); Sorokin, Ellen & John Drake. (2000b). “Boy’s stabbing draws attention about race.†Washington Times, July 13.

Op cit., Drake & Sorokin (2000a).

Rubush, Scott. (2000). “Black hate on trial.†FrontPage Magazine, Oct. 26.

Noel, Peter. (1999). “Bring me the head.†Village Voice, Feb. 3-9.

Stix, Nicholas. (2000). “Remembering the Central Park jogger.†FrontPage Magazine, July 12.

Jacobs, James B. & Kimberly Potter. (1998). Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and Identity Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 140-2.

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Does Trayvon Martin Killing Reveal Epidemic of Racial Violence?

The present media wave about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin is for me, an outsider, a fascinating lesson in race, politics, and media perversity in America.

The impression is being generated that young black men are continuously hunted by white men, and killed.

So I wanted to know the exact figures. The most recent, those of 2009, I could find are on the site of the Department of Justice.

About 13% of the population is black. About 80% is white (this number includes Hispanics).

In 2009, 2,963 white individuals were killed by white offenders. White offenders killed 209 black individuals.

In that same year, 2,604 black individuals were killed by black offenders. And 454 white individuals were killed by black offenders.

As we see, there is cross-racial deadly violence, but offenders mainly cause victims within their own race; it is so-called intra-racial.

What about recent decades? Murders surveyed between 1974 and 2004 show that 52% of the offenders were black, 48% were white. Of the victims, 51% were white, 47% were black.

In that period, 86% of white murders had whites offenders, and 94% of black murders had black offenders.

There may be a hunt by white vigilantes for innocent young black men in Florida — if it exists, the figures show this is a limited phenomenon. Trayvon Martin’s death should be thoroughly investigated and the vigilante should be brought to trial in case he broke the law. But such a crime is an exception.

The main problem for young black men is not violent white men chasing them. It is black on black violence.

The number of net cross-racial violence in 2009 shows that blacks killed more whites than whites killed blacks. To be exact: 245 more.

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So that somehow minimizes this one?

Feel free to start a thread regarding all the others if you please. This thread is for humans with the ability to empathize and have compassion for others.

As a Dad, anytime a child dies it hurts, but this nonsense of adding in a fake racial element is like spitting on the kid's grave IMO

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IMHO this is way more important then some polish concentration camp comment. as a father, well as a human being, this is a heartbreaking story. at least there is pretty much no defense here, they guy should never see the light of day again.

I've read some other stories about the assailant. The general consensus is that he was a nice guy, who's wife had died recently and he was frustrated with a break in at his home. I don't know why he thought it was the victim...he has an air tight alibi...I think he was old, scared, and looking for answers. Minus this incident I would feel sorry for him. He's a cancer patient to boot...

That said...I have no remorse for him at all. Whatever life he has left should be spent in jail...no special accommodations!

Even if this kid left a notarized confession with a high def blu ray of him robbing the assailant, who made him judge, jury, and executioner.

*caveat.

Should I be at home with my family, and someone enter my home. I'm going to terminate their membership. No questions asked. That would have been acceptable to me...had he caught an intruder in his home.

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I've read some other stories about the assailant. The general consensus is that he was a nice guy, who's wife had died recently and he was frustrated with a break in at his home. I don't know why he thought it was the victim...he has an air tight alibi...I think he was old, scared, and looking for answers. Minus this incident I would feel sorry for him. He's a cancer patient to boot...

That said...I have no remorse for him at all. Whatever life he has left should be spent in jail...no special accommodations!

Even if this kid left a notarized confession with a high def blu ray of him robbing the assailant, who made him judge, jury, and executioner.

*caveat.

Should I be at home with my family, and someone enter my home. I'm going to terminate their membership. No questions asked. That would have been acceptable to me...had he caught an intruder in his home.

meh, you got more sympathy then i do. yea the guy may have just lost his wife, but this kid will never have the opportunity to know what having a wife is like.

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“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”-Frederick Douglass

It was as true nearly 2 centuries ago as it is today.

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Yay, we all think cold blooded killers are bad! Btw, Stylio, if some crazy azz White dude was always posting a story everytime a Black person killed a White then went on to perpetrate like deys be after us, I'd be extremely belligerent to the poster.

"Deys be after us"? Ignoring the childish portion of your statement, if anyone constantly posts about the same thing without end, it makes others belligerent toward that poster. I'm glad that you see that.

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hey look the racist man stylo starts another thread of someone black being killed by a white man.. never how a black man kills a white person.

This may be the most ignorant thing ever typed. Ever...so flawed. Have you the ability to think critically? Perhaps you're TRYING to sound this pathetic?

Lol...who knows, and who cares!? Thanks for posting though...you reminded me to put you on ignore!

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You feel the need to comment on It? I wasn't talking to you. I was letting him know to not waste his time talking/responding to me. No bragging, but feel free to STFU anytime. It won't cost you anything.

Whether you care or not I couldn't possibly know. But you should at least try to understand those (or at least some of those) who take issue with you and where they are coming from.

Any death of an innocent person should disappoint all of us but it feels like you've chosen to stake your territory out by highlighting ONLY the unncessary/senseless killings of black people by white people. But there are also ample opportunities to mention hate crimes perpetrated by black people on innocent white people as well. And there appears to be a reluctance by the media, law enforcement, and the court system to call these hate crimes. And it seems like it is much more likely that a white on black crime will gain national media attention while a black on white crime rarely causes even a small ripple in the national media's reporting of daily events. Do you think it's possible that black on white crime isn't given the same media attention because it has become completely commonplace for white people to be victims of black attackers? Why don't those killings get the same attention from you and much of the media; is it to be surmised that a black life is somehow more valuable than the life of a white person?

THE ENEMY are all people who have a hate filled heart and the inclination to do something about it; not just white people who are ignorant and well armed.

I'm not trying to be inflammatory or confrontational, just asking a serious question.

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Whether you care or not I couldn't possibly know. But you should at least try to understand those (or at least some of those) who take issue with you and where they are coming from.

Any death of an innocent person should disappoint all of us but it feels like you've chosen to stake your territory out by highlighting ONLY the unncessary/senseless killings of black people by white people. But there are also ample opportunities to mention hate crimes perpetrated by black people on innocent white people as well. And there appears to be a reluctance by the media, law enforcement, and the court system to call these hate crimes. And it seems like it is much more likely that a white on black crime will gain national media attention while a black on white crime rarely causes even a small ripple in the national media's reporting of daily events. Do you think it's possible that black on white crime isn't given the same media attention because it has become completely commonplace for white people to be victims of black attackers? Why don't those killings get the same attention from you and much of the media; is it to be surmised that a black life is somehow more valuable than the life of a white person?

THE ENEMY are all people who have a hate filled heart and the inclination to do something about it; not just white people who are ignorant and well armed.

I'm not trying to be inflammatory or confrontational, just asking a serious question.

The media does not focus on black on white crimes in the same fashion because they know if they did blacks would experience a similar fate to the jews in Western Europe during WWII.

They know they can show the opposite because all black leaders in America are going to do is organize a little walk, and tour the news circuit. White Americans arent nearly as complacent as that.

I said 4 years ago, before Obama was even elected, that if black criminals terrorized white communities the way they do black communities that there wouldnt be a single negro in America by the end of that year. The media knows its public well, and they know which buttons they can push. While Christianity and turning the other cheek jazz may have taken the rage out of black Americans, it has not done the same to their white counterparts; those who can drone the living crap out of a Pakistani village calling every man/woman/child there a terrorist, and then praise the holy trinity that Sunday.

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The media does not focus on black on whtie crimes in the same fashion because they know if they did blacks would experience a similar fate to the jews in Western Europe during WWII.

They know they can show the opposite because all black leaders in America are going to do is organize a little walk, and tour the news circuit. White Americans arent nearly as complacent as that.

I said 4 years ago, before Obama was even elected, that if black criminals terrorized white communities they way they do black communities that there wouldnt be a single negro in America by the end of that year. The media knows its public well, and they know which buttons they can push. While Christianity and turning the other cheek jazz may have taken the rage out of black Americans, it has not done the same to their white counterparts; those who can drone the living crap out of a Pakistani village calling every man/woman/child there a terrorist, and then praise the holy trinity that Sunday.

I don't agree with you about this and I think it would make the situation less inflammatory if these crimes in America were treated the same way regardless of the color of someone's skin.

The part above that I highlighted... are you saying that if black criminals terrorized white neighborhoods the same way they terrorize black neighborhoods that "white America" would rid the nation of all black people? I don't believe it, but I do believe that many, many more of the criminals would be jailed for long periods of time and taken out of circulation for much of their lives if this type of stuff were to become more commonplace in white neighborhoods.

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I don't agree with you about this and I think it would make the situation less inflammatory if these crimes in America were treated the same way regardless of the color of someone's skin.

The part above that I highlighted... are you saying that if black criminals terrorized white neighborhoods the same way they terrorize black neighborhoods that "white America" would rid the nation of all black people? I don't believe it, but I do believe that many, many more of the criminals would be jailed for long periods of time and taken out of circulation for much of their lives if this type of stuff were to become more commonplace in white neighborhoods.

I dont think you can treat minorities the same as you would treat the majority in the media though. Especially one in which the majority more than likely already has a negative image of. If you did this, then it would swamp any positive representation such group would have in the media, and they would easily become victims for attacks by the majority.

I must amend that comment. I dont think they would get rid of ALL of them, but it would be substantial. White Americans dont accept living in fear the way black ones do. Recent showings of this is what happened to the native Americans. The natives couldnt be maintained as slaves....they were wild, scary, and a basic threat. They were eradicated to the point where they werent a threat, and if the majority of Americans had to live in the inner city where the threat of black violence was the same I feel they would do the same. Even look at people whining about TSA checking people before boarding planes. 9/11 was only a decade ago, and yet the majority still are not accepting having to live in fear.

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