We learned this in 2011, when the erection of a police state (one Indy Star black columnist compared downtown Indianapolis to a city under martial law) ensured a somewhat peaceful black expo.
Now, with violence in the black community reaching unprecedented levels in Indy, the fear the 2013 Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis could turn into a large-scale version of the 2007 Juneteenth Celebration is Milwaukee has compelled the IMPD to consult with the Department of Homeland Security.
Wait a second: didn't it take a hurricane in 2005 (Katrina, for those wondering) to bring about societal collapse for the roughly 80,000 black people left in New Orleans, or was it black people who brought about societal/civilizational collapse in post-Katrina New Orleans?
With the news Homeland Security must consult with the IMPD before the start of the 2013 Indiana Black Expo (with the hopes such emergency preparations will keep the peace), we can finally end the debate on the true source of anarchy during Hurricane Katrina.
|The actions necessary to ensure safety and peace at the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis before it starts puts the reaction by black people left behind in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans into perspective...|
Yes, Hurricane Indiana Black Expo is headed straight-toward downtown Indianapolis, and no, you can't think about canceling the event [IMPD to mount portable lights Downtown, warn gang members to ensure safety at Black Expo, Indy Star, July 11, 2013]:
Indianapolis police officials said Wednesday that they plan to mount portable lights Downtown and send personal warnings to gang members to ensure safety at the height of the upcoming Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.
The security measures, among others, are similar to those that proved effective in other big Downtown events, officials said, including Expo during the past two years and Super Bowl week in 2012.
IMPD and Homeland Security officials discussed the plans in interviews earlier Wednesday, in the wake of a violent week in Indianapolis that left five people dead, one of them in a shooting after the July 4 fireworks as thousands gathered Downtown. Officials of IMPD and Indiana Black Expo also discussed the plans during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
This year’s Summer Celebration will kick off at 7 tonight with an ecumenical service at Light of the World Christian Church on Michigan Road.
Events will continue through next weekend, with many events at the Indianapolis Convention Center. The highest level of security will be July 19-20, the final Friday and Saturday night of the celebration, when most people attend events Downtown.
“Several hundred” police officers will be Downtown along with hundreds of volunteers to help the event run smoothly, said Indianapolis Homeland Security Chief Gary Coons. Officers will be instructed to “engage” large crowds rather than order them around, a strategy that helped last year’s celebration go off without incident, Coons said.
“Our focus will be on crowd management, not crowd control,” Coons said. Mounted police, motorcycle units, undercover officers and officers on bicycles will be stationed Downtown. Michael Bates, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department deputy chief, said police will provide additional lighting for Downtown areas that are relatively dark, mostly on the east side of Downtown and on Maryland Street.
In addition, he said, police will visit the homes of about 15 to 20 known gang members or troublemakers to warn them against causing problems if they attend Expo. “We tell them we know who they are and what they look like, so we’ll be having our eyes on them,” Bates said. IMPD also will send out Twitter alerts about traffic and other problems.
In addition, about 75 surveillance cameras will provide live feeds to a command van Downtown. Many of the security elements were in place last year at Expo and at the 2012 Super Bowl, with just a few “wrinkles” being added, Bates said.
“We like to stay with what works, and last year’s Expo was very successful,” Bates said. Twenty-one people have been fatally shot in Indianapolis since June 1. But the jump in homicides won’t change the plans of Black Expo officials. Black Expo President Tanya Bell said no connection should be made between those shootings and potential violence at Expo.
“We strongly object to the notion that every act of youth violence in the city brings into question the safety of Summer Celebration,” she said in a statement to The Star.Every act of "youth" violence in Indianapolis is an action by an individual black person (in many cases: a Mahogany Mob) that, collectively, aggregates to quite the powerful statement as to the bellicose nature of the black community.
Unlike an actual hurricane, the city leaders of Indianapolis could easily cancel this event. The Indiana Black Expo could find Gary, Indiana a willing host for the event, considering a 365Black mentality has been found there since the election of Gary Hatcher in 1967.
Seriously: why is the Indiana Black Expo not held in Gary?
It's a city whose political and economic leadership over the past 45 years has come directly from the black community, and the state of the Gary in 2013 is directly correlated to this awesome fact no text book or school would dare celebrate during February's Black History ...
One day, Americans are going to strongly object to what black people have done to our nation (indeed, Fox News stalwart Bill O'Reilly just laid down the gauntlet).
Detroit is dead.
Baltimore is dead.
Memphis is dead.
Any part of Metro Atlanta devoid of a significant white population (i.e. tax base) is dead.
Birmingham is dead.
And Gary, Indiana, a city that plays host to an exposition of black cultural and political leadership on a 365Black basis, is dead.
That the Indiana Black Expo can't be cancelled - even though the enormous cost to the city just to patrol the event and maintain some level of peace is passed on to the white tax-payers of the city - is the clearest indicator about why America is no longer a first world nation.
Too Black to Fail.