A joke from Family Guy, confirmed in the declining city streets of Milwaukee.
|Violence at the 2007 Juneteenth Celebration in Milwaukee; the black community behavioral standards on display for the world to see|
'Declining' because of who inhabits Milwaukee now, a population group that has displaced the race that created a thriving metropolis that attracted the former group in the first place.
A gun is just a tool, so remember, there are no dangerous weapons; just dangerous men.
And certain communities in Milwaukee are breeding more dangerous men than others. [Violent week leaves 23 hit by gunfire; 5 arrested in homicides, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8-9-2013]
Harsher gun laws are being considered because of this violence, with discussions of more overtime for police to patrol 'troubled' areas of the city encountering opposition [Walker, Barrett agree on new gun legislation but not police OT funding, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8-7-2013]:
Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday expressed support for new legislation, sought by Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn, that would create a mandatory minimum sentence for those who illegally possess a firearm.
But Walker stopped short of backing Barrett's request that the state provide $500,000 in matching funds to help pay for police overtime to keep officers on the streets after days of gun violence in the city. Barrett authorized $500,000 in city funds to increase police overtime, but said he wanted a state match.
"I'm more than willing to talk with law enforcement here or anywhere else about creating mandatory minimum sentences for people who illegally possess a firearm if there is a benefit in terms of a deterrent to keep guns out of the hands of people who are not legally able to possess firearms. I'm all for that," Walker said while visiting the State Fair.
"We have way too many criminals who could care less about illegally possessing guns," Barrett said. "We must get criminals off the streets of Milwaukee. On the north side. On the south side. That is our joint goal."
Barrett also called for an updated concealed carry law to exclude individuals from getting a permit if they are convicted of three or more misdemeanors within a five-year period. The governor said he would be willing to look at that proposal but made no commitment.
"If there are ways to improve that, we will," Walker said.
City officials have been unhappy with the Walker administration and the Legislature over the state budget. Barrett noted, for instance, that Walker's budget deleted a $445,400 grant that was allocated for Milwaukee community policing. Later, the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee rejected an attempt to restore the funding on a party-line vote, with Darling voting no.Wait a second.
We started off by writing, "Guns don't kill people, dangerous minorities do."
A joke from Family Guy, confirmed in the declining city streets of Milwaukee.[Black-on-black murders epidemic in this city: Report also reveals 9 of 10 suspects have criminal records, WND, August 11, 2013]:
Data compiled by the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC) shows that for the year 2012, 93 percent of the known murder suspects had criminal backgrounds.
And it reveals most of the murder suspects were black, and the victims the same.
The MHRC, established in January of 2005, is a central component of the city’s violence prevention efforts. The MHRC draws on public health and criminal justice approaches and was designed to gain a better understanding of homicide through strategic problem analysis, innovative and effective response and prevention strategies, and focus on prevention and intervention resources.
In the city of 597,867 people, there were 91 murders in 2012, with 80 percent of the victims being black and 75 percent of the known suspects also being black.
Six percent of the homicide victims were white, with five percent of known suspects being white.
Twelve percent of the victims were Hispanic and 19 percent of the known suspects also Hispanic.
The city of Milwaukee itself is 40 percent black, 17 percent Latino, and 37 percent white.
Of known 2011 homicide suspects in Milwaukee, 93 percent are black, while 4 percent are white and Latino.
In homicides where the weapon utilized for murder was known, a handgun was used 100 percent of the time. Contrary to the myth of gang disputes being the cause behind high homicide rates, only one percent of 2012 homicides were gang related.
The MHRC also tracks nonfatal shootings, with 508 of these occurring in Milwaukee in 2012.
The data concludes that 89 percent of the suspects in these nonfatal shootings are black, with 88 percent of the victims also being black; five percent of the victims are white, with two percent of suspects also being white; and seven percent of the suspects being Hispanic, with six percent of the victims being Hispanic.
The type of graph proponents of gun control and those advocating the 2nd Amendment refuse to ever acknowledge in debates. Gun violence (fatal and nonfatal shootings) in Milwaukee finds its origins in the black community
Forty percent of the population in Milwaukee is responsible for almost all of the gun violence; the white community in Milwaukee also has access to guns, but commit a statistically insignificant amount of gun violence there.
Hispanics fill the void to 'do the jobs Americans won't do.'
What are police going to do to stop gun violence in Milwaukee? [Milwaukee police unveil detailed response to recent gun violence, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8-9-2013]:
The deployment includes roughly a doubling of officers in high-crime areas roughly north of W. Vliet St. to W. Keefe Ave., and N. 20th west to N. 50th St. It includes units from the department's Neighborhood Task Force, the Major Incident Response Team, analysis by the data analysis center, and more collaboration between detectives and officers on the streets to find and arrest suspects.
The information sharing is happening with a quickened pace.
A key factor, Flynn said, is the systematic targeting of 189 people who have had a history of firearms violence. While some of these people are not necessarily wanted for a crime right now, Flynn said, police are finding them and talking to them. To Flynn, it's a matter of letting them know police are watching; most of them either live or loiter in the 5th District.
"This is about keeping tabs on them," Flynn said. "Stop and question to stop the violence. We have every right to pay attention to your whereabouts."
The 189 were identified by looking through 18 months of data, and identifying people who had at least two firearms offenses in that period.
Capt. Tom Stigler, who commands the high-crime 5th District, said his officers were investigating and arresting what he termed "high-value targets." Police are also locating people on probation or parole; going to homes associated with crimes; serving search warrants; and analyzing ShotSpotter data to find out where the gunfire is occurring.Remember: "There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men."
Gun crime in Milwaukee (and America) can't be properly addressed until we admit this fact, which the ShotSpotter data confirms -- gunfire occurs on a daily basis in the black community.
That there are dangerous individuals bred in the black community of Milwaukee is confirmed in the $250,000 "Saving Our Sons. I will not die young" program, yet another initiative to divert blame for the violence from black culture to some nebulous source [This initiative is personal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1-15-2013]:
More than 300 people packed the Coffee Makes You Black coffeehouse and restaurant to address what community leaders say is the most important issue facing the community today: improving the outcomes of minority boys.
Kids must want to succeed, too, but imagine what it's like growing up without a strong support system and the adults around you don't seem to care or are uneducated and don't know how to help. We can no longer pretend we don't see these kids. We have to get involved in their lives because we are losing too many of them.
Most of the time, we know who they are. As Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton points out, drive in some areas at midnight on a school night and you see kids as young as 7 or 8 years old walking around.
The streets are doing more to pull black boys in than we are doing collectively to keep them out.
It's easy to blame parents for the failure, but what happens after we point the finger? Step in and be a stopgap, instead of shaking our heads at the situation while doing nothing. This campaign will give mentors and those who just want to help a chance to get involved.
Community activist and spoken word poet Muhibb Dyer was one of nearly a dozen speakers during the first "Saving Our Sons. I will not die young" campaign last week.A city is dying, because of the actions of individual "minorities" (remember, whites are the actual minority in Milwaukee) to use a gun for malicious purposes on other "minority" individuals. If blacks feel they are being hunted in Milwaukee, it's only because of other black individuals from the black community are engaged in such behavior.
He admitted that he was not going to say anything new. We already know that too many minority men are dying on the streets every year, leaving their children without fathers. We also know that too many have failed in school and are involved in the criminal justice system.
The real causality in this violence isn't some black wannabe gang-banger; it's the city of Milwaukee.
The real causality is civilization
The solution? How about a "community garden"?[Seeds of nonviolence need to be planted in the home, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8-10-2013]:
Damonie Winters doesn't see a lot of friendly faces in his neighborhood near N. 24th and W. Wells streets. What he sees are a lot of angry people — angry young black men like himself, young men who are mad about their lives and mad that their fathers aren't a part of them.
At 19, he has some perspective now, and he can see that life would have been much better if his father had been around. His mother did the best she could raising him and his siblings, but it wasn't enough to keep him out of trouble. Like a lot of kids in these neighborhoods, he used to carry a gun.
I spoke with him last week while he worked on a community garden on a vacant lot on 8th and Ring streets, with Edward White, 19, and Oshaya Page, 18. All three know people who have been shot to death. None of the three had fathers who raised them. All three have crossed paths with the juvenile justice system.
Community activist Muhibb Dyer, who was leading the youth team, said the community garden is a metaphor. By breaking ground, the boys learn to break bad habits. Pulling weeds and clearing the soil of debris symbolizes taking negative influences out of their lives.
"You have to pull the weeds before you can plant new seeds, and this is a community that needs to do a lot of gardening," Dyer said.
Dyer knows firsthand how to plant seeds; he spent a year working with disadvantaged youth in Milwaukee Public Schools through the "I Will Not Die Young" campaign. The program had mentors talk with youth about their problems and teach them positive ways to deal with conflict.
Dyer said the rash of shootings is no gang war. It's a war of materialism. When these young men can't get what they want, when they see their favorite celebrity wearing or driving what they want, some of them do whatever it takes to get it. And a majority of the time, they prey on each other.No. They don't prey on each other.
They prey on civilization.
Each pull of a trigger is another nail in the coffin of the type of community white people in Milwaukee spent a lifetime trying to create; each pull of a trigger is another manifestation of racial differences that, no matter how hard we try and bury them, always seem to re-appear.
"There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men."
All of our resources should be dedicated to ending the subsidization of the breeding of dangerous men.
Not just in Milwaukee, but all of America.