It wouldn't be a stretch to classify it as assisted suicide.
|Indianapolis is on the verge of a 1967 Detroit style riot, courtesy of a last minute attempt to restore law and order to the lawless black community. Peyton Manning got out of dodge at just the right time...|
No wonder Peyton Manning wasn't too upset about jetting out of Indianapolis for Denver.
[Indianapolis killings rise at 'alarming' rate, Indy Star, 6-26-13]:
Eight street outreach workers rushed to a fatal shooting Monday night on the Indianapolis Northeastside and found only roiling vindictiveness. As paramedics attended to the two victims and police put up crime tape, members of the Ten Point Coalition hustled to settle down a large, angry crowd.
“There were 100 people out there, and they were all screaming about revenge,” the Rev. Charles Harrison, coalition president, said Tuesday. “They were a mob. We had to hold them back from rushing onto the crime scene.”
Harrison, whose organization regularly monitors crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods, said he took the screams for retaliation as a warning about the violence that may be ahead this summer.
That violence also could keep 2013 on pace to become the most deadly year in Marion County in more than half a decade. “Summer has just started, and it’s already been dangerous for a while,” he said. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite agreed. “It’s the times we’re living in,” he said.
“The fact is that there are people right now carrying out vendettas for personal issues with violence.” “The short-term increases are clearly alarming,” said Thomas Stucky, an associate professor at IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. “All too frequently recently, the news is about another person getting shot.”
“If you could substitute guns with knives and clubs the homicide rate would be almost zero,” said Stucky, of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He said warm weather can contribute to an increase in homicides. “When warm weather brings people outside, you can have more frequent interactions, and that can have an impact,” Stucky said.
Next week, Hite and Mayor Greg Ballard are expected to detail a plan that will put 100 more officers on the street. Hite already has announced that police will increase patrols in the most violent neighborhoods this summer and step up community outreach to curtail the violence.
They also will conduct frequent sweeps for violent felons who have outstanding warrants and conduct undercover operations, looking for guns and narcotics. “The 80-20 rule is a good one to observe,” Hite said. “Twenty percent of the people do 80 percent of the crime. We need to keep an eye on them.”These measures, desperate as they are by the leaders of Indianapolis, are required because the black population in the city is reaching a critical mass. Just as in Detroit, when the dwindling white majority attempted to maintain some semblance of law (in the face of a rising, lawless black population) by unveiling the S.T.R.E.S.S Unit, Project 46218 is a mirror image of that ill-fated project in Manning's former stomping grounds.
Remember, with violent crime rising in areas populated primarily by blacks in the city, the weak-willed leadership of Indy is desperate for some type of silver-lining [City announces creation of new team that will review violent crime in Indianapolis, Fox 59, 3-14-13]:
Faced with a nearly 30 percent increase in homicides over a year ago, Mayor Greg Ballard and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs unveiled a new efficiency team responsible for developing a strategy to reduce violent crime rates in Marion County.
“This is not a program. This is not a project. This is not an initiative,” said Public Safety Director Troy Riggs. “This is a new way of doing business for the city and for the police department.”
In late January, city officials announced more than two dozen efficiency teams were created to take a top-to-bottom review of public safety, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and crime related issues in Indianapolis. Thursday, officials announced the establishment of the Violent Crime Review Team, which will consist of about 30 members from varying agencies, including law enforcement and criminal justice officials, as well as community representatives such as the 10-Point Coalition. The team will be headed by IMPD Chief Rick Hite.
Hite said that non-fatal shootings outnumber homicides by a 5-1 ratio.Hilariously, the Indianapolis Police Department is already keenly aware of the true source of the problem: they've been working in conjunction with the OK Program of Indiana to stamp out black crime for a number of years.
“Victims of crime and their families, their lives are altered because of violent crime,” said Riggs. “Future generations are altered because of violent crime.”
Throughout the nation, minority males are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Indeed there are more minority men in prison than in college and the problem is self-perpetuating. In Indianapolis the problem is especially acute. For years, as many as 55 percent of Marion County’s homicide suspects, and 65 percent of its homicide victims have been black males; whereas only 25 percent of the county’s population is black and only half of those are male. These numbers make it clear that black males are an appropriate target population for reducing crime and victimization in Marion County.
The Indianapolis Commission, and the State Commission for the Social Status of Black Males explains the root of this problem as follows: “There is a lack of participation and involvement of black male adults in the lives of young black males, contributing to a violent street culture, gang activities and drug trafficking,” and “There is a lack of nurturing of young black males to mold positive ways of thinking and to prevent crime.” With your help this is a problem easily solved, so please join us in our effort to build strong communities – one young man at a time!Obviously, the OK Program has been a monumental failure. Hence the need for a more... draconian response.
We already know how this is going to end for Indianapolis.
It's called Detroit 2013.
The overall white percentage of the population in Indianapolis will continue to decline, as the violence found almost exclusively in the black community will erode property value and drive away tax-producing businesses.
No, Manning isn't missing the city of Indianapolis now.