Monday, May 2, 2011

Has Martial Law Been Declared in Tuscaloosa?

Has Martial Law been declared in Tuscaloosa?
One of the worst tornadoes in recorded history decimated Tuscaloosa last week. Though the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death and prompt burial at sea was a nice diversion from reality, the town (and much of Northern Alabama) is in bad shape.
 
The images of Tuscaloosa resemble a war-torn area in the Middle East devastated by cruise missiles. Classes at the University of Alabama have been suspended as students are being sent home and graduation will now transpire in August.

Why? The combustible mix of drunken college student meandering around a ruined city that already had a curfew in place to deal with its Black population – 29 percent of Tuscaloosa is Black – is a horrifying equation. Wait, Tuscaloosa already had a curfew?:
'We have a very sound curfew ordinance based on practical experiences from other cities,' Mayor Walt Maddox said. 'Overall, I think we have a very effective tool that will help us reduce juvenile crime.'
The curfew applies to people younger than 18 with some exceptions. They will be forbidden to be in public places between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The curfew also covers Tuscaloosa city school system scheduled hours.
The curfew was recommended as part of the mayor's Hope Initiative, an effort to improve impoverished and crime-ridden areas. City officials say a disproportionate amount of crime is committed by juveniles after 10 p.m.
The ordinance also prohibits parents from allowing their children to violate the curfew ordinance. And business owners can be fined for having minors on their premises during nighttime curfew hours.
This was in January of 2010. No tornado had hit the city; only a steady trickle of crime committed by “minors” prompted the city to enact curfews. We already know why that transpires in most communities.
After the tornado ravaged Tuscaloosa, Mayor Maddox instituted a curfew in a move to ward of looters and make the clean-up of the city an easier task. That curfew was extended, though for some reason The Tuscaloosa News has removed the May 1 story from its archives. A post on Reddit.com has declared that Tuscaloosa is under martial law, though The Birmingham News and Tuscaloosa News are reporting no such thing.
 
Thegrio.com reports that the areas hit hardest were predominately minority:
Take, for example, Alabama, which was hit the hardest by the storm. More than 1 in 6 people live in poverty, including 1 in 4 children, according to the Alabama Poverty Project. The state has the second largest income gap in the nation between the richest and the poorest. More than 40 percent of residents are high-school dropouts. And, it's the second hungriest state in the nation.

Who exactly are we talking about? As the accompanying map shows, a number of the faces behind these statistics are African-American, a community that was already struggling to get by before the storm's winds turned their lives upside down. The national unemployment rate for African-Americans is at 15.5 percent; in some areas, it's near depression levels.
Our question is simply this: is the media covering up looting going on in Tuscaloosa? Is this why students were sent home, because their safety – the University is Alabama is overwhelmingly white and upper-middle class – cannot be guaranteed? Has Blackwater (XE) been called in as they were during Katrina (remember, they were not required in Japan after the earthquake-tsunami-nuclear meltdown)?
 
Thankfully a foreign news source is unafraid to report what American newspapers deem unimportant:
Looters are hampering attempts by ordinary residents to get their lives back on track in the tornado-ravaged city state of Alabama.
Police imposed an 8pm curfew in the areas affected and military police began patrolling the streets amid reports of burglaries in homes and stolen cars.
Those residents who chose to stayed behind were forced to mount a 24-hour guard to stop their belongings from being taken from their stricken houses.
The lootings cast a shadow over the otherwise positive response from community in Alabama, which was the worst affected by the tragedy.
Military sources confirmed that looting had been taking place but that it was 'far less frequent than we expected'.
'There are some people who are using this as a chance to take something for themselves,' the source said.
Shirley Long, from Tuscaloosa, where 42 people died, was a victim of the scavengers.
She said: ‘The first night they took my jewellery, my watch, my guns.
'They were out here again last night doing it again.’
Steve Smith 54, also from Tuscaloosa, said that a thief had tried to steal his car.
'Somebody had a go at breaking the lock then broke in and took everything,' he said.
'A lot of my neighbours have gone but I've got nowhere to go. We are having to stay up and keep guard 24 hours a day to stop people coming and helping themselves.
'A lot of the front doors were kicked off by rescuers so there's nothing to stop thieves.'
So yes, we should all celebrate the death of Bin Laden and his quick burial at sea. Real American Heroes have been dying for nearly 10 years in a bid to bring this dude in, and, if initial reports are to be believed, Real American Heroes killed him.

We salute the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Whatever comes of the Bin Laden tale, the men and women of the armed forced never waver in their dedication to the mission.

But let’s get back to reality.

What is really going on in Tuscaloosa?





16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bammy doesn't seem to care much about us poor victims of tornadic racism, he's kinda slow with the aid. Where is my FEMA trailer? He be raciss'n'sheet.

Reformed said...

It reminds me of that joke of the last news report humanity will ever make...

"Mega asteroid to collide with the Earth, 99 percent of all species will be wiped out. Black people to suffer the most."

They are always suffering, struggling, "the most affected by the X"

The real thing that is affecting them is melanin.

Anonymous said...

I feel for the woman. It is a huge blow to deal with, losing ones home. I'm just thankful her "extra chaunky" children will be okay if they have to miss a meal, or two,...or three.

Desiree said...

@ SBPDL:

You are so full of shit--'diarrhea', perhaps? You had no idea Snape was me. If you did, why did you say you were 'embarrassed'? Maybe because you figured out you've been had?

If you knew it was me, you would not have published even one of Snape's comments, let alone allow your readers to be 'schooled' by that brilliant Polish Jew. Even Miss KKK 1976 Sheila said Snape was a smart Jew and tries to brandish his Jewish high IQ (or black high IQ, in this case, as Snape and I are one and the same) to make these redneck simpletons feel less-than in intelligence.

You would allow Miss Shee Shee to be so utterly humiliated? Do you, Whitopia dweller, have such a burning hatred for your crimson-throated readers that you'd allow them to be embarrassed?

Also, why allow Snape to continually advocate for Desiree if you knew I was essentially advocating for myself?

Why not reveal before, SBPDL? Why not end my intellectual reign of terror? I would have appreciated it when I was sodomizing my former lover Hirsch; it would have made him feel so much better that he was not actually being had 'prison-style' by a man. Perhaps it would have hurt more had he known it was me and that while my 'number' is lower, my thinking capacity is much, much higher!

Wow!

SBPDL, it has been a joy. Simply a joy. I will no longer vomit on your blog. You are but small potatoes. But I would like to say, friend, that it is unadvisable to advertise that you were in AP English and then write in the way you do. Also, never, ever challenge me on pedophilia--you will LOSE, sweetie. Lastly, I am smarter than you. But I'm sure you already know this.

I'm just saying. Keep your head up, kid. Much love.

PS. Go ahead and post this, too. I mean, Blogger doesn't have a blocking function, nor can you keep comments spammed. So, unless you want to clear out 500 of this same post, just publish it now.

Yeah, that's a threat, white boy.

FoxSnooze.com said...

Just another Katrina moment.

FoxSnooze.com said...

I wonder if the media is going to rip the Bamster they way it ripped GW Bush?

Brother Anonymous said...

This bitch is seriously insane. Respect and protect the black woman!

Ivan Urkinoff said...

I see the psycho is still here...

Diarrhea, I know I've mentioned this before, but just to reiterate...although you may occasionally get banged by white guys who are attracted to chubby mulattoes, you will never find a white guy who is going to marry you.

You simply cannot hide who you are, and as soon as he sees the real YOU, he will run for the fucking hills.

Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Disarray reminds me of a classmate I had in second grade. His name was Brandon.

Brandon was a black boy who excelled in violence, but struggled to complete the basic less than / greater than math exercises we were given.

One day we wrote stories, and exchanged papers for peer editing. I fixed many mistakes on Brandon's story, even re-writing several sentences. Brandon could not find a single mistake in mine, but to save face, he said "You don't have enough periods!" and wrote in three periods in random places.

When the teacher was checking my story, he was very surprised to find three extra periods in the middle of my sentences.

Disarray's posts on this blog remind me of Brandon penciling random periods into my story, trying to pretend that he was also capable of peer editing. To try to exceed one's limitations is often an admirable ambition - but in these cases, it's fruitless, and pathetic, like watching a caught fish try to breath air as it asphyxiates on the ground.

Do you wanna know how I knew that you are Snape, Disarray? It's simple, really. The sheer, unrepentant stupidity is what tipped me off.

Now, would you like to peer edit my story?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Desi, you really lost it, girl. Hints of Fatal Attraction. I actually never minded Disease's posts. They offered a clear view into the workings of the black mind and brought a certain amount of color (pun unintended) and animation to this blog. Considering Disarray is quite logical and lucid in comparison to most blacks is rather unsettling though. I guess it is all about relativity. I am heartened that the reign of terror is now over although Desi's past such promises have been quite short-lived.

Northlander

RobertB said...

Disarray--

You will remember that I cautioned the readers here to avoid/ignore you (as Snape) because you were mentally ill. It matters not whether anyone guessed you were using yet another alias, the fact remains that anyone "listening" to your reasoning should be able to discern the mental illness inherent therein.

The fact of the matter is that if a person takes the behavior of the average black person and runs it through the DSM IV diagnostic manual, they will quickly see that most black people are mentally ill. That is, in fact, the reason why so many black "students" are in "special ed" for EBD--Emotionally, Behaviorally Disturbed.

Anonymous said...

Hey Disarray... best of luck on your black studies project, 'Blogging for Equality', or whatever you may have called it. You never did respond to my accusation that all these posts were simply to complete a course assignment to make some kneejerk leftist professor at UNLV happy. No doubt you have mightily impressed him with your critical thinking skills, which in the real world translates into the complete lack of mental acumen and an associated inability to perform logical analysis on reality-based data. After you graduate with your worthless degree, you can use it and your lack of any moral character to get a job as a porn star, exhibiting that black pussy you have so eagerly talked about. Best Wishes !!!

FoxSnooze.com said...

This site has a feature that allows you to compare crime statistics among cities.

areaconnect.com

Compare, for example, Portland, Salt Lake City, or Seattle with Detroit. The crime rate variation is staggering!

(If you use this tool, note that Detroit under reports larceny theft.)

Robert Marchenoir said...

Not to pile in on the troll du jour, but using multiple identities on a blog just because one cannot sustain a straight, honest discussion under a single and consistent alias is really the mark of a morally flawed person, and an undignified individual.

Threatening to flood a blog from which one has been banned, after coming back under a different alias and persona, is pushing obnoxiousness even further.

I suppose that was meant to show us the real nature of a black person's moral fibre, a black person intent to vilify the White and glorify her own race.

Message taken, thank you. If we didn't know, now we do.

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

Robert,

Desiree or "Professor Snape" posted more than 50 times the exact same threat in different comments sections.

I don't know how some blogs (Mangans and OneSTDV) come to mind and able to operate without having to approve each comment. They both have done a good job running off the trolls.

Anonymous said...

I thought the good people of Ala. were heavily armed. But I guess the problem is: The government (county) orders an evacuation. The law-abiding evacuate, creating a vacuum for the criminals to exploit, to loot. Our prayers go out to Tuscaloosa. Darn looters.