|A Bus Trip that helps fill programming on A&E with The First 48|
Montgomery is a dangerous place. White flight is creating a permanent Black Undertow class in the capital of Alabama, a center for Black
The Montgomery Advertiser wrote a long article in 2009 about white flight, but failed to point out that similar patterns of retreat would doom the city to the same fate of Birmingham.
Well, here's the latest news from Montgomery:
Police and community groups say they're working to find a way to end a spate of violence in the city after several shootings left three people dead and 22 injured in the past two months.Right now, Detroit occupies the bulk of the 20 zip codes in America with the lowest property value. Birmingham and Montgomery aren't fall behind, as the population that once sustained industry, small businesses and a robust local economy are fleeing the Black Undertow. What they leave behind is for overworked (and underfunded) police and exasperated clergy to deal with.
Police have arrested 11 suspects in the shootings, all of them between the ages of 16 and 23 and most of them 20 or younger.
The Rev. Ed Nettles tells The Montgomery Advertiser that he's working to help forge a truce between two feuding groups.
Nettles, founder of the "Enough Is Enough" campaign against violent crime in Montgomery, said he's begun the process of reaching out to leaders of both groups.
Montgomery Public Safety Director Chris Murphy also said that police are working hard to develop new approaches to the evolving problem.
Black People + Southern Poverty = Violence in Montgomery? No. You can remove some of the variables and just have this: Black people = Violence in Montgomery.
Is this really what Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus for? So that Black people can be featured on A&E's The First 48?