|"At the earliest drawings of the fractural curve, few clues to the underlying mathematical structure will be seen."|
As Kent B. Germany, an assistant professor of African American studies, who wrote about New Orleans After the Promise: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society, makes clear, " on the evening news, reports of young black men killing young black men were so commonplace [in New Orleans] that they became almost like macabre sports reporting.":
In the last two decades before Hurricane Katrina, the urban crisis showed few signs of coming to an end. Worsening the situation was New Orleans's troubling tradition of violence that has for centuries resulted in bloody man-to-man combat. The local economic depression of the 1980s and 1990s and the mercilessly high rates of black male unemployment have reaffirmed the city's reputation as one of the most dangerous places in America. During the 1990s, approximately three thousand residents were murdered, most of them young and black. On the evening news, reports of young black men killing young black men were so commonplace that they became almost like macabre sports reporting, unless a toddler or a white person were caught in the crossfire. In an era when many young people looked increasingly to the informal economy for jobs and financial support, the ties of some of them to civil society became stretched as thinly as at any point in local history. The local response to this problem generally followed the trends of the 1960s. The prominent governmental reaction was to institute more law and order: more police, more interdiction, more jails, more jail time, and less rehabilitation. Other responses reflected Great Society stand-bys: demands for more economic growth, more self-knowledge, and more investment in people and institutions, although without the commitment to community organization that had defined the Great Society. (p. 309)Perhaps the above paragraph from Germany's book helps explain why Merritt Landry had an eight-foot fence around his property; it might explain why Landry's neighbor has surveillance video protecting his property, which captured a black teen (Marshall Coulter) jumping over Landry's fence.
At 2 a.m.
You know the rest of the story.
Landry opened fire; Organized Blackness went nuts, with the inevitable national (international) media circus a few weeks away from turning this into Trayvon Martin 2.0.
MSNBC, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson will make sure of that, with Eric "My People" Holder's Department of Justice prepared to scour all of New Orleans for signs Landry was a bigot -- thus sealing his fate. [Activists gather near Merritt Landry's home, call for his indictment in shooting of 14-year-old, NOLA.com, 8-25-13]
On Saturday evening, activists standing just a few feet from Merritt Landry's home on Mandeville Street shouted for his indictment in the July 26 shooting of 14-year-old Marshall Coulter.
"I am totally, unequivocally for the indictment and conviction of Merritt Landry," the Rev. Raymond Brown said. "He shot the child in the head, and he needs to be brought to justice. We don't know what (Coulter) was doing, but he did not deserve to get shot in the head and sit around in a vegetative state."
Landry was arrested after the shooting on charges of attempted second-degree murder. A preliminary hearing in his case is scheduled for Thursday.
The group of 30 or so protesters gathered across St. Claude Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and walked into Faubourg Marigny, ending in the block where Coulter was shot inside the courtyard of Landry's home at 2 a.m.
Brown led the march and was joined by other well-known activists, including W.C. Johnson of Community United for Change and Mike Howells with the EcoSocialists.
Brown previously spoke at the site at a July 29 gathering that ended when he got into a shouting match with neighbors supporting Landry. On this occasion, no dissenting neighbors appeared.
A rally to support Landry had been interrupted on Thursday when several groups of protesters arrived and drowned out a news conference held by the supporters.
"Free Merritt" supporters called Thursday for all charges against Landry to be dropped, maintaining that he was within his rights in shooting Coulter, who has a history of burglary charges but was unarmed when he was shot, according to police.
Legal experts have said that to support a claim of self-defense, Landry will have to prove that he felt his life was in imminent danger at the time he pulled the trigger.
At Saturday's rally, Johnson said he is bothered by the message that it is OK to shoot first and think later. "This is the result of a system that has done nothing for poor and black citizens," Johnson shouted. "The message is, if you're poor or if you're black, get back."
"Two wrongs don't make a right," Howells said. "We should value human lives over control of private property."If human lives are valued more than the rights of private property owners, what's the point of locking doors, erecting 8-foot tall fences, or employing security cameras to ensure the integrity of your home (and safety of your family)? [New Orleans: A City United or Divided in the Fight Against Crime? (Part 1), New Orleans Data News Weekly, August 1, 2013]:
This is a neighborhood that is still feeling the 2007 death of Helen Hill, a filmmaker who was killed during a home invasion by an intruder who shot and killed Hill and shooting her husband three times and he survived and their young child uninjured. This along with a spate of other shooting including Dinerral Shavers of the Hot 8 Brass Band caused citizens to march on City Hall about the escalating crime problems in the City. Today some 6 years later Hill’s murder is still unsolved with no one arrested in this case.
Jonathan Harris is a business owner who lives in the Marigny who says that crime is getting out of control. “I have placed security cameras outside of my property because things have gotten far worse since Katrina with the crime in our neighborhood. After 9 O’clock we get people not from the neighborhood casing out houses and targeting our people walking through down the street to rob them.” Continuing he says with a bit of exasperation in his voice, “I have been mugged before and am sometimes afraid, but I love New Orleans and many of my friends do as well, but some of them who have also been victims of crime are considering leaving because they feel it is becoming too dangerous.”Though black individuals collectively make New Orleans one of America's most unsafe cities, the real villain in this story is the white property owner who dares put up walls/fences that black people have to scale when attempting to rob them.
|"Increasingly, the mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications."|
Even those who support Merritt Landry, the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans, can only do so by qualifying their support in utter deference to the prevailing narrative of Black-Run America (BRA) [Justice for Merritt Landry Meeting, WGNO.com, 8-6-13]:
“If it happened to me, somebody jumped over my fence, I live with an eight foot fence around where I live, I wake up in the morning and somebody’s inside my fence, they would be killed,” says Benjamin John.
“I know the Landry family and I know Merritt well, and I think he was 110% justified. He’s protecting his family and his property,” says Maureen Noonan.
In a crowded room in Mid-City several Marigny residents came out to show their support for Merritt Landry.
“If we can move past the racial narrative and just say New Orleanians are suffering, New Orleanians are dying, and New Orleanians are being victimized by other regrettably other New Orleanians, I think that it would put our community in a much better place,” says civil rights activist Nadar Enzi also known as Captain Black.
The ‘Justice for Merritt’ meeting was led by Captain Black and Mike Weinberger of the Home Defense Foundation of New Orleans.
33-year-old Merritt Landry faces Second Degree Murder Charges. Nearly two weeks ago police say Landry shot an unarmed teen inside his property. A neighbor says his surveillance video caught 14-year-old Marshall Coulter jumping over Landry’s fence.
According to court documents Landry shot him in the head after the boy made a “thwarted” move.
“Mr. Landry violated the law when it comes down to self defense,” says civil rights activist Rev. Raymond Brown.
New Orleans is suffering and New Orleanians are dying and being victimized by the Sons of Obama, a fact no one dares point out in a public forum.
“I think time will tell (whether Merritt was justified in using deadly force) and the narrative will speak for itself,” says one of Landry’s attorneys Tanzanika Ruffin.
That's why property owners have 8-foot high fences protecting their homes and security cameras monitoring their lots 24/7.
Such security measures are the reality of Martin Luther King's dream come true, where white people must invest much of their income in securing their property from black people; meanwhile, the law and the media continue to protect black criminals from being judged by the content of their character.
Black-Run America (BRA) is just a system for governing man.
It won't fail by dissent, but because the flaws inherent in the system will become more severe as time goes on.
System recovery will prove impossible.