|Yes, Martin Luther King would be milking the Trayvon Martin gravy train for all it was worth, while avoiding any mention of the type of community black individuals collectively created in 85 percent black Gary, Indiana|
And, yes, they look the sons (both victim and suspect) Obama never had [Gary seeks backup from state police, NWItimes.com, July 12, 2013]:
After enduring tiring weeks of homicides and shootings, Gary officials are seeking help from Indiana State Police.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said she made the request to Gov. Mike Pence's office Thursday to provide additional manpower to her city's stretched forces.
"We really need to send a message to those who are involved in violence that this is something serious," Freeman-Wilson said.
"I don't think anarchy has set in yet. But I certainly want to establish that daily killings are wholly unacceptable."
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas said her department is "seriously considering it," and that ISP officials met with Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram and other officers Friday.
Wojas said the request must be approved by Pence's office, and she did not have an estimate on how long a decision could take. Freeman-Wilson said she hoped she would know by this weekend.
Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault said Friday that Pence has received the mayor's plea, and "we are working with the state police to evaluate the request."
Shootings and homicides have plagued Gary in recent weeks, including a triple homicide near the end of last month. Summer typically brings an uptick in violence to many cities.
But Gary's homicides are up overall for the year, to 26, nine more than this time in 2012.
The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force has worked on seven of those killings this year, including one from Thursday night, said Robert Byrd, the group's vice president.
"Gary has a dedicated team of talented homicide detectives who know the city well and who the criminals are. Working alongside our Gary counterparts is both challenging and an opportunity to sharpen our investigative skills," Byrd said. "We certainly respect the job that they are doing."
Should Gary's request be fulfilled, it would not be the first time the Steel City has sought the state's help in managing crime.
In 1995, then-Gov. Evan Bayh sent 50 troopers to Gary during the height of the city's violent past.
Freeman-Wilson said officials, including Ingram, are pursuing multiple approaches to stemming the city's violence, not just seeking outside agency help.
"We have to deal with this on all fronts," she said. "Putting more officers on the streets is just one of them."But the Daily Beast said black-on-black crime problems was just a myth? [The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime: Crime is driven by proximity and opportunity, writes Jamelle Bouie—which is why 86 percent of white victims were killed by white offenders, July 14, 2013]
But there's no outrage from the same people livid over the death of Trayvon Martin.
Gary, Indiana, for all intents and purposes, doesn't exist in the world of Organized Blackness. The conditions present in the 85 percent black city wouldn't elicit any sympathy on a national or international stage: Gary just serves as further proof that once a city goes black, it's future is that of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [Gary's new violent crime tactic: 'Vengeance is the Lord's', GaryCommunity.com, July 13, 2013]:
Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram said he is fed up with the retaliatory gun violence in his city and is vowing to do something about it.
"We're doing terrible with homicides," Ingram said.
Ingram's comments Thursday morning came on the heels of the fourth homicide in the city in a week. The city logged another homicide that night and one on Saturday morning, marking six in eight days — 28 for the year.
This time last year, the city had logged 17 homicides.
Gary police Wednesday also responded to two other nonfatal shootings.
"We know most of these shootings seem to be retaliatory in nature," Ingram said.
"That's what we're trying to stop before it escalates."
Ingram said most of the victims of gun violence in the city "live high-risk lifestyles, and a lot of them have had contact with the law and court system."
One victim of a triple homicide last month had a court appearance on a criminal charge the day before he was shot and killed, Ingram said.
Following the particularly violent 4th of July weekend, Ingram on Monday initiated the Gunshot Victims Visitation Program. Ingram and detectives meet with gunshot victims quickly after they are injured to discourage any retaliatory action by them, their family members and friends.
"They may be on their way to do retaliatory violence, and we can stop them," he said.
Ingram already had a program in place where he visits the families of homicide victims in the city with a department chaplain and local clergy member.
"I probably have visited 20 homes," Ingram said. "We stress to them that vengeance is the Lord's."Maybe now you can figure out why the price of a house in some areas of the 85 percent black city of Gary, Indiana is a $1.
Why shop on the McDonald's $1 Value Menu when you could get into real estate speculation for the same price?
The incredible amount of spilt Skittles in Gary, Indiana should be cause for national concern; instead, it only confirms why white people don't consider black neighbors in their community a positive attribute to ensuring property appreciation.
How many cans of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice will go unopened in Gary, because some hoodie-wearing black thug gunned down a hoodie-wearing black person?
But the problem of hoodie-waring black people killing one another in Gary is nothing new. In 1994, the police erected a billboard in Gary warning people about entering the majority black city (where individual black people collectively created one of the most dangerous communities on earth!) [Gary, Ind., Police Post Danger Sign At City's Edge, Seattle Times, October 30, 1994]:
When Gary police officers decided to go public with their frustrations about low pay and hazardous duty, they put the message where it couldn't be overlooked.
The police union rented a billboard at a key entry to the city for its message, which is anything but subtle. In bright red letters, the sign on Broadway reads:CAUTION!!!
You are currently in Gary, Ind.
1993 MURDER capital of the nation.
Where officers are EXTREMELY underpaid and overworked.
"It was an attempt - obviously it worked - to get the public's attention," said Gerald Clayton, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 61. He said officers are frustrated that they won't receive a pay raise this year, even though they're among the lowest paid in Lake County.
The billboard went up this month and immediately got people's attention. Motorists often slowed or pulled over to read.
People are debating whether it is an unnecessary kick to a city struggling to improve its badly tarnished image or a simple statement of fact.
"It's a disgrace, but it's true," said Robert Woods, 45. "Some people are going to say it's a racist statement, but it's the truth. They should put them up all over."
Others said the sign only hurts the city. "It's a slap in the face to me as a taxpayer of Gary," said John Edger. "We're trying to change the image of this city."
The billboard drew an equally bitter response from local elected officials, who agreed that Gary police are underpaid but said the sign is out of line.
"I think the billboard is a mistake," said Gary Common Council President Roy Pratt. "We don't have to advertise our shortcomings."
No, 85 percent black Gary doesn't need to advertise the city's shortcomings -- a simple check of US Census data will provide the answer to why such shortcomings exist (it should be noted the majority black residents of Gary elected a white mayor back in the mid-1990s because: "People in the community believe that a non-African-American can do a better job than an African-American.").
Concentrated Blackness creates Gary, Indiana, a city Organized Blackness turns its back upon, for the shocking amounts of Spontaneous Blackness give wings to the idea ones health and fortune can only be protected by avoid black people entirely.
Or, by reporting their suspicious behavior to the police when they are in your community.