Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What if the Baltimore Police Department Just Stopped Patrolling the Streets of 65% Black Baltimore?

Beloved (by Disingenuous White Liberals everywhere) black "intellectual" Ta-Nehisi Coates described the black insurrection in Baltimore as a war. Strangely, he failed to point out the nearly all-black elected/appointed leadership of Baltimore is on the side of those black insurrectionaries, most notably State's Attorney Marilyn "I heard your cries of no justice, no peace" Mosby, who has endorsed calling Baltimore Police "thugs." 
Blacks in Baltimore seem to try and make this Hollywood movie an everyday reality

With black church leaders in Baltimore marching - and blocking traffic - to stop the building of a $30 million youth jail (instead, they wants the already vastly overfunded Baltimore City School system to get more money),  the first of "10 biblical plagues" has been unleashed on white suburban commuters trying to get to work in the downtown area. 

Baltimore's black residents complain the Baltimore Police Department has stopped doing its job of patrolling the streets, but when this same police force does its job and arrests a known heroin dealer this same black population riots/loots/attacks cops/and burns buildings. 

So murders are way up (almost everyone committed by a black individual) and arrests are way down; four members of the the Baltimore Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice - including the highest-ranking remaining members - have resigned. 

The incompetence of Baltimore's black elected (blaming this on Democrats does a disservice to those Democrat-elected/appointed officials helping lead Denver, Seattle, Portland, Austin, and Pittsburgh... those cities aren't burned with larger percentages of blacks as Baltimore is) is on display when you have black city council members worried about arresting too many black people, instead of working to make the city safer. 

When a societies goal is exclusively the betterment of blacks, all of society suffers. Police in Baltimore know one wrong encounter with a black individual will unleash an aggressive (and sympathetic to black criminals) state's attorney on them, turning them instantly into a pariah like Officer Darren Wilson. 

When the law is no longer blind but dedicated to protecting black criminals, it's time for a cop to find a donut shop and a warm cup of coffee. [Batts apologizes to Baltimore officers at union meeting, Baltimore Sun, 5-27-15]:

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts apologized to the city's officers Tuesday night, saying he put them in harm's way during the Freddie Gray unrest last month. 
The Baltimore Sun has obtained an audio recording of his comments, which he made during a meeting with members of the police union. Batts said he failed to follow his "intuition" that problems were coming, and said officers got hurt as a result. 
He concluded his comments, which lasted about four minutes, by urging officers to stay focused on fighting crime. 
"We had a 9-year-old kid shot yesterday by these knuckleheads, gangsters, thugs, whatever you want to call them," he said. 
"We have innocent people getting shot on the streets of Baltimore. "People think we're down. People are giving up on us," Batts said. "I mean this with all my heart: we need to show how f-----g good we are. … I stand ready to lead you out of this." 
Batts spoke four weeks after the city erupted in riots. On the day of Gray's funeral, people threw rocks at police and looted and burned businesses. Officials said more than 100 police officers were injured.
 "People are giving up on us," Batts said. "I mean this with all my heart: we need to show how fucking good we are..." Police Commissioner Batts is a joke, but these quotes resemble a halftime pep talk from a coach whose team is down 56-0.

The black elected/appointed leaders of Baltimore sided with the black gangs, black youth, black thugs, and black criminals who forced Major League Baseball to keep fans out of Camden Yards and the Baltimore Orioles to play the first ever empty stadium game in America's Pastime history....

And Commissioner Batts has been on those of those appointed black leaders (appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings) who has stood by and thrown his police under the bus and allowed the black gangs to take control of the city. 

Back in 1998, the Wall Street Journal ran an important article, showcasing Baltimore as a poster child for the failed post-World War II egalitarian policies promulgated by virtually individual who is in (or earns) a position of power in politics, academia, journalism, entertainment, science, or diplomacy. It noted
As the prisons flow into the neighborhood, so does the neighborhood flow into the prisons. In Baltimore, more than half of black men age 18 to 34 are tethered to the criminal-justice system -- behind bars, on probation or being sought on a warrant.  
In Baltimore, the state recently assigned probation officers to 11 schools where as many as 40% of the students have already served time somewhere, in the hope that the officers can help, and control, the students better than teachers.
Midnight Basketball, enterprise zones, more funding for public schools, free breakfast and lunches at the public schools, EBT/Food Stamps... every program designed to help blacks reach some level of the minimal standards set by whites has FAILED. 

Failed miserably. 

What's more, those Baltimore Police know the harsh racial truths of Baltimore (and by extension, all of America) better than most of the race realists who anonymously post on conservative sites and then sheepishly go vote for a Republican Party that hates them more than the blacks hate the police in Charm City.

Peter Moskos is a Harvard-trained sociologist who spent a year as a cop trying to bring law and order to the 65 percent black dystopia that is Baltimore. He wrote a book about his experience, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District. The book offers one excuse for  black dysfunction  after another, all but placing the blame for black criminality on the absence of whites in Baltimore (paradoxically, it was black crime that drove white flight in the first place). But there’s one fantastic, illuminating portion of the book deserving republishing:
Thug Life  
 While poverty is unquestionably rampant, many police (often using their own economically poor upbringing as evidence) are convinced the poverty does not create the ghetto. Rather, a ghetto culture of violence, sex, and drug use creates poverty. One officer told me, “You’ve seen what it’s like. Can you imagine what it would be like if your professors knew what really goes on here? I don’t see them walking down these alleys or spending time in one of these houses. They read about 280 murders, but they don’t know about the thousand shootings, the cuttings, the assaults where people don’t die. Those don’t make the papers. If people saw how fucked-up everything is, they’d stop blaming poverty or racism and just want the whole place torn down.”  
 Most police, both white and black, believe that the social problems in the Eastern District  are hopeless. One black officer said, “It’s hard not to think that this is a jungle here. People running around in the street at all hours. Getting high, acting like fools… They ought to tear everything down. All of it!” A white officer echoed this belief: “I’d like to napalm the whole area. Wouldn’t that be beautiful? Just come in with air strikes and watch the whole thing go up in flames… I don’t know what else you can do. If people want to live this way, I say fuck’em.” 
 A black officer proposed similar ends through different means. “If it were up to me,” he said, “I’d build walls and just flood the place, biblical-like. Flood the place and start afresh. I think that’s all you can do.” When I asked this officer how his belief that the entire area should be flooded differed from the attitudes of white police, he responded, “Naw, I’m not like that because I’d let the good people build an ark and float out. Old people, working people, line’em up, two by two. White cops will be standing on the walls with big poles pushing people back in.” (p. 39-40)
 Police Commissioner Batts said (of the Baltimore Police Department), "we need to show how fucking good we are..."

He's right.

The Baltimore Police Department should just stop patrolling the streets, specifically those white officers who constitute a minority of officers in command positions (The Daily Caller notes four of the top six commanders are either black or latino, with 60 percent of the incumbents at the highest command level being from non-white communities and 54 percent of those officers with a rank of captain or above being non-white as well).

The black population of Baltimore seems intent on replicating the plot of the movie The Purge, and with black elected leaders/appointed leaders having already publicly sided with the black gangs/insurrectionaries (what Mr. Coates dubbed "war" combatants), it's time the police find a good donut shop and call it a day.

The civilization whites long ago established in Baltimore, only to abandon to rising levels of black crime, is dead; what has risen in majority black Baltimore is a reflection of the type of community black individuals can create in the absence of whites.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

When Jim Crow and Segregation Made Baltimore Safe for White People (and Western Civilization), Were Memorial Day Weekends Bloodbaths for Blacks?

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in the city where Francis Scott Key found the motivation to write in 1814 what would become our National Anthem (the Star Spangled Banner). 

The regression to the mean, courtesy of black individuals collectively working to chase away what  remains of western civilization there, is occurring before our eyes in 65 percent black Baltimore. 

Once the black riots/looting/anarchy ended in Baltimore, the REAL fun was just beginning. [Baltimore crime surging: Police investigating 25 killings, 43 non-fatal shootings since riots, ABC 2 Baltimore, 5-14-15]
Courtesy of black individuals, the black community of Baltimore has collectively made the birthplace of the national anthem of the United States of America the equivalent of the Heart of Darkness

On a Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, the violence in Baltimore resembled a horror or slasher flick. [2 dead overnight, 14 shot in 24 hours as Baltimore violence continues, Baltimore Sun, 5-20-15]
It took until July of 2014 for Baltimore to tally up 100 homicides; in 2015, it only 46 days fewer. [Baltimore reaches 100 homicides for year with overnight shootings, Baltimore Sun, 5-21-15]

But it was Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Baltimore where the true Heart of Darkness beat loudly for all those willing to listen. [Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 29 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend, CBS Baltimore, May 26, 2015]:

One of those include a double shooting in which a 9-year-old boy was found shot in the leg and a man who suffered a grazed wound to his head. 
 “It’s disturbing because you have the kids playing here and you know, bullets don’t have any names on them,” one man said. 
Neighbors who spoke to WJZ didn’t want to be identified for fear of retaliation.“If you say something to these young people they’re ready to take your head off,” one person said.
Twenty-nine shot, nine dead over Memorial Day weekend in the city that gave birth to the same Star-Spangled Banner playing at funerals and memorials for the U.S. Military Veterans who gave their lives to defend a country vastly different than the one found in 2015 Baltimore. 

The Baltimore of 2015 is a city in name only, when it fact the incredible levels of black violence there long ago convinced those white people capable of keeping alive the flame of western civilization to seek new territory to safeguard the fire. 

Darkness is now the reality in 65 percent black Baltimore, with police no longer the respected authority. [Batts: Police having trouble policing West Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, May 20, 2015] 
Police are struggling to stop violence in West Baltimore, where officers have been routinely surrounded by dozens of people, video cameras and hostility while doing basic police work since the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday. 
The Western District, the site of Gray’s arrest and the epicenter of the protests and rioting that followed his death, has seen the majority of the city’s recent shootings and homicides, which are coming faster than they have in eight years. 
In response, Batts said, police are taking measures to re-establish relationships with West Baltimore neighborhoods still angry over Gray’s death April 19, Batts said. 
Police have sent in commanders from other districts with experience and contacts in West Baltimore. Backup officers are being sent to routine calls to help protect officers. 
“Officers tell me and their supervisors, any time they pull up to respond to a call, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them,” Batts said. “We have to send in multiple units just to do basic police work, which says we have to work on community engagement.”
Remember: Jack Young, the president of the Baltimore City Council, already publicly sided with black gangs and apologized for calling them "thugs" and instead branded them "misdirected... because they see hopelessness."

The hopeless is a creation of individual black people collectively incapable of sustaining a civilization whites abandoned after the 1968 black riots in Baltimore. 

Councilman Nick Mosby, husband to woefully incompetent State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, admitted to a Fox News interviewer he had worked to get police to back off arresting black rioters/looters during the April 27th insurrection, but
Asked if the grievances stem from police treatment or poverty, Mosby said it's "a lot of different things." 
"You know, decades-old of failed policies, you know, decades old of lack of development for these communities. I mean, it's a lot that pours into it and these young boys are speaking tonight unfortunately in a very wrong way." 
Mosby said he and other men in the community came together, talked to police and asked them to back off: "We told them would be able to kind of talk to the young guys out here. And we asked them to back up, and they did it. It worked out," he said, even as television footage showed people looting a liquor store.
The majority non-white Baltimore Police Department did back off, and allowed the combined forces of the Nation of Islam and the various black gangs in the city (Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerrilla Family) to take control of Baltimore. 

Malik Shabazz did call the Bloods and Crips the "new generation of defenders and protectors" of Baltimore, saying, we "don't need police."

During the evil days of segregation, when Baltimore was still a part of Western Civilization and an American city, what was life like for blacks?

When residential segregation, restrictive covenants, and Jim Crow reigned in still-majority white Baltimore (the city was 86 percent white in 1915), were Memorial Day weekends in the city a bloodbath as was witnessed - courtesy of blacks - in 2015? 

 Just remember life in nearly 100 percent black sections of Baltimore are compared to being New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina everyday. [In Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester, ‘every day is Katrina’, Baltimore Sun, 5-19-15]:
The brightly painted cart, with its singing custodian, is a vestige of the city’s old “arabber” merchant tradition. The wagons look quaint when they’re spotted near the gleaming new developments of Baltimore’s downtown. Here in Sandtown, though, where there are no real grocery stores, the people who emerge from crumbling row houses for a few tomatoes or bananas are buying out of need rather than nostalgia. 
A “farmer’s market for the ‘hood,” one longtime resident cracked. 
Life here is a study in the juxtaposition of rich history and impoverished reality. 
Teachers remind their students that Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice, graduated from a high school in Sandtown, which now leads all of Maryland in the number of residents who are in prison. A nearby statue of the jazz great Billie Holiday, who grew up around here, is etched with a crow to honor the struggle under Jim Crow laws; studies show that Baltimore remains one of the nation’s most segregated cities. 
Given the grim statistics people in Sandtown will make less money and die younger than residents anywhere else in Maryland it didn’t sound hyperbolic when a resident, gesturing toward the condemned buildings that serve as the backdrop for daily life, invoked a national tragedy when he yelled, “Every day is Katrina! Every day is a Katrina here!” 
The West Baltimore that 80-year-old Helena Hicks knew as a girl was a lively enclave of black homeowners forced to live together because of segregation. Even then, before anyone called it Sandtown-Winchester, Hicks said, the area was so overcrowded and under-served that children went to high school in shifts. Hers was 12:30 to 5 p.m. 
Despite the indignities of segregation, she said, there was a strong sense of community. Some of the police lived in the neighborhood; Hicks doesn’t remember seeing them carry guns. Everything residents needed was within walking distance, she recalled: dry cleaners, a library, a funeral home, a pediatrician, the Jewish butcher who accepted ration cards. 
At the site of the CVS that was torched and looted during the Freddie Gray riots, she said, there stood a movie theater that blacks in her day had to picket for entrance. Hicks became a local civil rights icon herself when, in 1955, she and six other college students staged an impromptu sit-in at Read’s Drug Store, a move that would help pave the way for the official desegregation of Baltimore. 
But there was an unforeseen drawback to desegregation. Under the more permissive housing rules of the civil rights era, Hicks said, black families who could afford to leave Sandtown did, en masse. In the years that followed, she recalled, homeowners turned into renters, whites disappeared, businesses closed, the words “food desert” entered the local lexicon, drug kingpins took control of the streets and the cops were outsiders whose response was to treat everyone as a potential security threat. 
“It’s a humiliating atmosphere,” Hicks said of the heavy surveillance and bulletproof barriers of today’s Sandtown. “It assumes everyone is a criminal and has to be watched.”
With apologizes to Helena Hicks, the Baltimore of 2015 is 100 percent the fault of individual blacks collectively converting the civilization they inherited via white flight into an African-level community/society.

It was once safe to go to Baltimore and visit Fort McHenry, and see the very spot where Key saw the American still flying... but this was during the days of segregation, Jim Crow, before the first black insurrection of 1968 in Charm City.

Now, 65 percent black Baltimore isn't safe for anyone.

Monday, May 25, 2015

So Now a Major League Baseball (MLB) Mascot Holding a Sign Reading "Police Lives Matter" is Racist...

"In every moment there's a possibility of a better future, but you people won't believe it. And because you won't believe it you won't do what is necessary to make it a reality." - Tomorrowland

It was in late November 2014 when five black members of the St. Louis Rams emerged from the locker room with their hands up, showing their solidarity with the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" movement.

The National Football League (NFL) decided not to suspend the players, whose unity with black anarchists holding numerous American cities hostage drew far less concern from league offices than a deflated football.
Only in a world as profound sick and decadent as ours would saying police officers - dedicated to upholding the laws governing the very society making it possible for black dysfunction and criminality to be protected - lives be construed as racism and cause a controversy 

Thankfully Jeff Roorda, the unflappable St. Louis Police Officers Association business manager, didn't find this seditious act one to take lightly
 "St. Louis, Missouri (November 30, 2014) – The St. Louis Police Officers Association is profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive and inflammatory. 
"Five members of the Rams entered the field today exhibiting the "hands-up-don't-shoot" pose that has been adopted by protestors who accused Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson of murdering Michael Brown. 
The gesture has become synonymous with assertions that Michael Brown was innocent of any wrongdoing and attempting to surrender peacefully when Wilson, according to some now-discredited witnesses, gunned him down in cold blood. 
"SLPOA Business Manager Jeff Roorda said, "now that the evidence is in and Officer Wilson's account has been verified by physical and ballistic evidence as well as eye-witness testimony, which led the grand jury to conclude that no probable cause existed that Wilson engaged in any wrongdoing, it is unthinkable that hometown athletes would so publicly perpetuate a narrative that has been disproven over-and-over again."
Many, many people besides those five black members of St. Louis Rams have decided to damn the facts surrounding the August 9 attack on Officer Darren Wilson by Michael Brown (in which Brown tried to kill Wilson) and accept a false-narrative more in line with their hatred of white people and western civilization. 

You could show these people raw video footage of Brown attacking Wilson in his police cruiser and charging at him (if time travel were possible, you could even offer to transport them to Canfield Drive in Ferguson to the fateful day so they could be a silent witness to Brown's attack on Wilson), but still these would be insufficient evidence to change their mind. 

Well, those accepting the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" fabrication have birthed a monster they may very well end up wishing had never been born, for this Frankenstein won't voluntarily build a funeral pyre in the mountains when it has accomplished its goal. 

It would be unwise to stand in the way of movement now actively working to remove sympathy from the state and alienate police officers who dare put their life on the line to defend it: for the state still is Black Run-America (BRA), but in a powerful paradox, we must see the current hatred for those sworn to serve and protect an ally in our quest to see the end of this unholy paradigm.
The lies propelling the Black Lives Matter movement could very well be the fuel finally burning away white guilt... forever

And so it's come to this. [Cardinals Mascot Comes Under Fire For Holding ‘Police Lives Matter’ Sign, CBS St. Louis, 5-25-15]:
A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a “police lives matter” sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. 
Deadspin titled the post: “Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals’ Mascot.” 
Cardinals spokesman Ron Watermon says the photo was taken at Busch Stadium after a couple asked Fredbird for a photo. Watermon says Fredbird didn’t know what was on the sign and when the team learned it was on the association website, the team asked for the photo to come down. 
“A man and a woman stopped Fredbird to request a quick photograph. While the man was taking the picture, the woman standing next to Fredbird asked him to hold up the sign. Fredbird was unaware of the content of the sign,” Watermon explained to the Post-Dispatch. 
He continued, “On Monday, the photograph was posted to the Facebook page of St. Louis Police Officers Association with the woman cropped out of the image. 
“When the Cardinals became aware of the photograph on Tuesday, we asked our friends at the police association to take it down, and they graciously accommodated our request.” 
“Black lives matter” and “Police lives matter” were used on social media after the shooting death of Michael Brown.
So the writers/editors of Deadspin believe anyone who holds up a sign stating "Police Lives Matter" is an avuncular racist?  The white dweebs at Deadspin who write quasi-homoerotic articles lauding black athletes would be the first to cry out for police protection if one of their beloved pets who never made it as a professional athlete robbed them, and it's my hope the police would simply respond "no."

We move closer and closer to a world where the lessons discussed in the fictional classroom of Mr. Dubois lesson of History and Moral Philosophy become a reality.

Our job was always to survive, not to change an ideology heading full-speed ahead directly in the path of an iceberg. This time, the ship won't have a band to play while it sinks to the bottom of the ocean, but the captain will proudly play Michael Brown's raps over the loud speaker until the rising water shorts the circuits out.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Curators of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture Hope to Acquire "Artifacts" from the 2015 Black Riots in Baltimore

Back in 2013, Lonnie Bunch - the director of the Smithsonian - "said Mr. Martin’s hoodie, the one he was wearing the night of his death on Feb. 26, 2012, represents a unique opportunity to further the discussion about race in America."[Smithsonian director wants Trayvon Martin’s hoodie, Washington Times, July 31, 2013] 
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to put together an exhibit basically condoning the actions of blacks in the 2015 black Baltimore riots
Now, curators at the Smithsonian are looking to enshrine the black rioters/looters/arsonists/don't call them thugs misguided youths of Baltimore by including mementos of the recent black uprising with an exhibit at soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture.[Smithsonian curators chase history in search of items from Baltimore unrest, Baltimore Sun, 5-22-15]:
 As Aaron Bryant walked along North Avenue on the night of Freddie Gray's funeral, his photographer's eye noted how the rising flames framed the "waves of police in riot gear" and the wall of ministers calling for calm. 
Instinctively, the Baltimore man says, he began mentally cataloging the most evocative "visual cues" around him. He knew they would help inform his work chronicling the moment as a photography curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture, now under construction on the National Mall in Washington. 
As he surveyed the unrest on the evening of April 27, Bryant asked himself a series of questions. "Who's in the photograph and what is the impact they're having on the people around them?" asked Bryant, 50. "Why are they here? Why are these people in front? Who are the people behind them?" 
Later, when colleague Tulani Salahu-Din  ooked at an image Bryant had snapped of a burning car on North Avenue, her eyes immediately zeroed in on a single object: the overturned bar stool in the front seat that had been used to smash the car's windshield. 
In the bar stool, Salahu-Din saw an item the museum "might be able to salvage" in the days or months after the unrest, to help tell the human story of the clashes as part of a future exhibit. 
"What did it mean to the person who threw it?" asked Salahu-Din, 55, a content development and three-dimensional object collection specialist at the museum. 
"What did it mean to the shopkeeper who lost it?" 
As Bryant and Salahu-Din see it, the protests and unrest in Baltimore last month left an indelible mark on the conscience of a major American and historically African-American city — reason enough for a closer look by museum staff. 
But they also see the events as part of a broader cultural force writ large across the African-American community nationwide, one that has spread from the Florida neighborhood where Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer to Ferguson, Mo., where Michael Brown was shot by police. 
They describe the Black Lives Matter movement as a modern manifestation of the civil rights struggle — and say it must be documented as such. "We're bearing witness and documenting the events that are going on," said Salahu-Din, a former director of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore who lives in Owings Mills. 
"Many of the issues focus on police brutality, but it's also bigger than that," she said. "It focuses also on the social, political and economic injustices that have been with us for quite some time." "As a history museum, it's important for us within this moment to put it within a historical context," said Bryant, who grew up and still lives in the Forest Park neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore. 
"Black Lives Matter is part of a continuum that has been a part of the African-American community, whether it's going back to the 1960s, looking at what happened in Watts [the Los Angeles neighborhood that erupted in riots in 1965] or in other cities across the country and even farther back," he said. 
"There are always going to be some social, economic ties or strings that connect what's happening today with what happened years ago." It will include space for events since 1968 — when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and riots broke out in cities across the country, including Baltimore. 
Plans are for the post-1968 section to mention Trayvon Martin and the Black Lives Matter movement without going into depth on the subject. But that could change. Beyond the permanent exhibits, staff have been directed to take the pulse of the nation so as not to miss opportunities to collect important items from history as it unfolds. 
Contemporary items could become part of temporary exhibits in the museum, inform academic publications, be featured on the museum's website or get wrapped into educational programs, said Bill Pretzer, the museum's senior curator for history. 
As a child, Bryant often went to the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues, the center of the recent rioting. His mother worked for the city health department in an office there, and both his parents' family churches were nearby. Salahu-Din was born in East Baltimore but moved to Salisbury as a child. 
She returned to Baltimore in 1977, attended and taught at Coppin State University, and directed the Great Blacks in Wax Museum on North Avenue. She also was a consultant on the design of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture in Baltimore. Pretzer said Bryant's and Salahu-Din's connections to Baltimore will serve the new Smithsonian museum well — as will Baltimore's proximity to Washington. 
"We have a close-by laboratory where we can look at the variety of things that are part and parcel of this larger moment, and we can examine it in some great detail because we have staff members who are so familiar with the community," Pretzer said. 
"One can imagine that we will end up doing a more thorough job of examining the events in Baltimore — both the short-term and long-term, just as we would try to do with [events in] Washington, D.C. — than we might with a city elsewhere." 
The curators said they could not discuss items they are pursuing from the Baltimore events, in part because the Smithsonian maintains strict rules on collections. But they say they will be looking for all sorts of things — from mass-produced buttons and signs to items that tell a more personal story. 
"We look for public expression," Pretzer said. "We look for artifacts that are evocative of events, so something that has emotional power, something that may have been attacked or destroyed, something that was damaged in the process." They will also be looking for items that show "multiple points of view," he said, including those of law enforcement and government officials. 
Salahu-Din wants artifacts that show "the dynamics of the people in the community," from the roles of women and men to the involvement of students. She wants to show "the spirit of change" and the sense of hope that she says she felt on the corner of Pennsylvania and North on the day the six officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged. 
Bryant hopes to capture the leadership role of young people and online activists. "They weren't the head of some big national organization, but they had a camera phone, and that allowed them to create a different kind of mobilization," he said. 
"We're starting to see a maturation of that today, which is another reason why Ferguson and Baltimore are historically significant."
No, this isn't a parody.

This is an actual article from The Baltimore Sun.

One of the museum's curators actually believes the barstool used to destroy a Baltimore Police Department cruiser is worthy of exhibiting in the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Can the remains of the Baltimore Police Department van be used in the exhibit?

In reality, the barstool should be in a museum to condemn black people (and showcase their TRUE contributions to society), instead of condoning black people's actions in destroying private and public property in the 65 percent black city of Baltimore. 

With the riots over and the majority non-white Baltimore Police Department pulling back and letting the natives run the city, black-on-black violence and black depravity/dysfunction is turning the city into a warzone Tulani Salahu-Din would never admit is entirely a problem because of blacks. 

But blacks will always support black elected/appointed officials, because if they failed to then they'd no longer be advanced the interests of colored people over white people and the civilization only they can birth (and maintain).  And those black elected/appointed officials will always double-down on protecting their black constituents... right City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young[Baltimore police, city and community concerned over surge in violence, Baltimore Sun, 5-18-15]:
Meanwhile, the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP said Monday that the Baltimore police union's rhetoric against Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been "distasteful and disrespectful" and "borderline racist." 
In a letter to police union president Gene Ryan, the NAACP said that Baltimore needs to unite to fight the surging violence. 
The police union has criticized Rawlings-Blake for poor leadership in recent weeks and Mosby for over-reaching in the charges she has filed. Prosecutors said officers refused Gray medical help multiple times, and charges range from misconduct in office to second-degree murder. 
"It bothers us greatly to have the integrity of these strong African-American female leaders questioned by someone who has never served a day in elective office, and yet is pushing a personal agenda in the face of clear injustice, regardless of the possible irreparable harm it may have on our city in the long run — especially during this time of extreme peril in our city," the NAACP said in the letter. 
Ryan did not return a call seeking comment. 
The NAACP plans to launch a #BmoreCIVIL social media campaign and scheduled a "Stop the Violence 'By Any Means Necessary' rally" on Tuesday to coincide with the 90th birthday of late civil rights leader Malcolm X. 
Munir Bahar, one of the founders of the 300 Men March, is calling for 30 men in 10 Baltimore neighborhoods to become block leaders in the crime fight. He said his group plans to train new volunteers and will hold an "Occupy Our Corners" anti-violence rally on Thursday. 
"We always love to blame somebody else. It's always the police's fault. How is it the police's problem that 'Mike' kills 'Mike?'" Bahar said. 
While he looked to residents for change, he said, city leaders are not exempt from the blame. The shootings, riots and protests have exposed the failures of elected leaders for not providing youth with the tools they need to succeed and escape a violent street life, Bahar said.
Trayvon Martin's Hoodie is a holy relic, but it be pushed out of prime real estate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture if plenty of artifacts from the black riot/looting/insurrection in 65 percent black Baltimore can be acquired.

Tears for Fears once sang "It's a Mad World"... they seriously misunderstood the insanity of modernity.