So published the Indianapolis Star.
Without telling us 'who' is behind the "hurricane of violence," the article lets slip the culprit. [Indy needs disaster response to ‘hurricane of violence', Indy Star, 7-18-14]:
[Reverend Charles Harrison of the Ten Point Coalition] offered three other potential solutions: increased mandatory sentences for gun crimes; more community policing; and increased efforts among black leaders to build stronger ties between the community and police. That last step is an attempt to establish some level of respect for law enforcement.
“This generation of young people does not have any respect for authority in general, and are much more willing to be confrontational with the police,” Harrison said."Increased efforts among black leaders to build stronger ties between the community and police."
Hmm... black leaders in Indianapolis like the vile Amos Brown, longtime agitator for black pride/power who called the Indianapolis Police an "occupying army"? [Indianapolis violence deja vu, Indianapolis Recorder, 4-17-14]
|Amos Brown, who has described the white police force in Indianapolis as an "occupying army." He's celebrated Indianapolis going from nearly 80 percent white in 1990 to the threshold of being a racial plurality by 2020|
Remember, Indianapolis was nearly 80 percent white in 1990; today, Amos Brown brags about how whites are soon to be a plurality in the city, where a coalition of blacks and browns will rule the city. [Census to Indy's leaders: minorities; not whites, power city's growth, Indianapolis Recorder, 7-3-14]:
The Census says that as of mid-2013, 42.6 percent of Indianapolis’ population is minority; a percentage that’ll continue to increase.
If the Chamber of Commerce and the Ballard administration were serious about improving the tax base, they’d develop meaningful strategies to improve employment opportunities and living wages for Indianapolis’ Black and brown communities – the population with the lowest median household incomes and highest rates of child poverty.
The business community, mayor’s minions and educational reformers always rail about African-American school dropouts; especially in IPS. But they ignore Indy’s white dropout crisis. Another reality that’s holding Indy back economically.Remember, Indianapolis was nearly 80 percent white in 1990; crime and homicide in the city has always been powered by its black population. As the city becomes less white, crime will increase as the cries of Indianapolis Police become less an "occupying army" (trying to protect what's left of the white tax-base) and more a public relations organization trying to make the black population feel better about its superfluous nature.
Back in 2010, a career black criminal - 15-year-old Brandon Johnson - alleged police abuse when he was arrested (the city was forced to pay $150,000 to Johnson in 2013 over the "abuse").
It's important to remember that individual acts of black crime collectively represent a sustained war on the civilization whites created in Indianapolis: eventually, the crimes become so great it's vital white families move (white flight) to protect their families; businesses follow suit as the purchasing power of blacks is no where near that of the whites who have fled; the tax-base erodes to a point where basic city services are no longer a need, but increasing a luxury item the remaining black population can't afford.
In the early stages of the blowup of the black community around the alleged abuse of Brandon Johnson, black leaders in Indianapolis put out this press release making their intentions known of using the incident as a means to "gel" blacks together against their perceived enemy (Amos Brown's "occupying army" of white police) [Black Leaders’ Response To IMPD Beating Investigation, Indianapolis Record, 6-11-10]:
A wide coalition of Indianapolis African-American leaders and institutions has issued a strong response to IMPD’s investigation into the beating of 15-year-old Brandon Johnson. Spearheaded by the Baptist Ministers Alliance, community leaders called for the firing of all officers involved in the beating incident, a civilian oversight of Internal Affairs, Federal Monitoring of the IMPD and that IMPD’s training be “reevaluated, revised and replaced”. The full text of the response is below.
STATEMENT FROM INDIANAPOLISBAPTIST MINISTERS ALLIANCEDr. Stephen J. Clay, President, June 11, 2010
Today I’m joined by Pastors, Lawyers, Funeral Directors, Business Owners and other Community Leaders to express our outrage at the determination reached by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Internal Affairs Unit.
For the sake of extreme clarity, I want to say that crime in Indianapolis is not a Black issue. It’s an issue in every community. You don’t have a zip code that exempts you from the potentiality of crime. I also want to make clear that my comments today are not directed at all the fine men and women who serve on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, both black and white. My observations are directed solely at those officers who tarnish the labor of those who place their lives on the line for this community every day.
Several days ago, the Marion County Prosecutor determined that Brandon Johnson committed no actionable crime. Specifically, the Marion County Prosecutor stated that Brandon’s conduct on May 16, did not meet the burden for criminal charges.
Indeed, Brandon is not a criminal, Brandon is the victim.
Regrettably, the Chief of Police reported yesterday that only one officer would be terminated. It is clear to us, based off the narrative shared, that these officers acted as a team and as a result they are all culpable. It is unequivocal that all police officers involved in this case should be terminated immediately and a criminal investigation should be launched immediately into the conduct of these officers.
Moreover, it is clear that the police department lacks the internal capacity to “police” its own, especially in matters where the general public is involved. The internal affairs process has no credibility in this community. As a result we call for the complete dismantling of the IMPD internal affairs unit and demand that it be replaced with a transparent citizens’ review process to specially address those cases where members of the civilian community are the center of an investigation.
We will also request that the Federal Government monitor this process. It is clear to most in the African-American community that some officers on IMPD think that it is open season on African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color and the poor in Indianapolis. As leaders in this community, we will not tolerate abusive force by the police upon our children in particular, or anyone for that mater.
We will not standby and have the youth of our community beaten by drug dealers, gang bangers or the police. It is obvious that the training of IMPD officers is so profoundly inadequate that the entire process needs to be reevaluated, revised and replaced. It’s apparent that some officers lack the judgment to apply the appropriate response in many circumstances.
The action taken yesterday by the Internal Affairs Unit makes these officers think they can act with impunity. It sends the signal that you can beat a Black, a Latino and anyone of color or a poor citizen nearly beyond recognition and get away with it.
Well, this community will not stand by and watch while our kids become victimized by the criminal conduct of a few rogue officers. We will bring the bright light of justice to these deeds. We will use our collective resources economically and politically, we will dismantle our historic differences to address this issue.
In conclusion, we take note of the Mayor’s silence during this ordeal. His silence speaks volumes. History has proven that in times of crises leaders speak out as well as delegate duties. The Mayor’s brief press release yesterday suggests that he may be more interested in capital improvements than he is about public safety. This fact will be as much a part of his political resume as his surprising mayoral victory was in 2007.
No Justice No Peace!!
Dr. Stephen J. Clay, PresidentCrime is pretty much a black issue in Indianapolis (sorry Mr. Brown, "military weapons" aren't the scourge of the hood... it's the black people who call the hood home that represent both the source of the sorrowful conditions in the hood and the true scourge of civilization).
And it's pretty much the issue of the unelected black leadership to continually demand we not acknowledge this fact...
The victim is the civilization whites created in Indianapolis, regressing to the black mean in the increasing absence of whites and growth of the black population.
Indianapolis' black population, with leaders like Amos (the white police force is an "occupying army") Brown, have been chipping away at the civilization whites created in the city, whose standard of living erodes with each white person who flees to the suburbs; yes, some individual black people can assimilate to the civilization whites created, but they cannot sustain the civilization in their absence when the black population has become the majority.
Detroit taught us this.
Gary, Indiana taught us this.
Newark and Camden, New Jersey taught us this.
Memphis taught us this.
Indianapolis is teaching this to us in realtime.
The police must have the monopoly on violence, or else the "state" (in this case, the civilization in Indianapolis the elected officials are purportedly tasked with protecting) will ultimately fail; in Indianapolis, the monopoly on violence is held by the black community, with so-called leaders like Amos Brown using frightening language -- an "occupying army" -- to describe the police actions against "his community."
After all, "his community" is the only one that matters...
It won't be 20 years until Indianapolis is less than 30 percent (perhaps 20 percent) white, with the majority non-white population whining about paying their water bills... just like in less than 8 percent white (and 83 percent black) Detroit today.