They, byproducts of the black community in Indianapolis, are the single reason murder exists in the city.
No future-time orientation.
No impulse control.
People who try and blame a 'fatherless' culture absolve black women (or white women) from the equation; no one is forcing women to engage in relations with black men, thus to put the onus of black dysfunction on a lack of a father figure is an egregious assault on reason.
As is the attempt by the Indy Star to humanize the black individuals gunned down by other blacks in Indianapolis this year. [Cycle of violence: Young lives cut short, IndyStar.com, 9-28-13]:
They were short lives ended by violence.Through the first eight months of this year in Marion County, 39 people between the ages of 16 and 24 have died in homicides — 36 were black males.
That demographic represents less than 2 percent of the Marion County population yet has produced 92 percent of the victims in that age group. It also accounts for nearly 40 percent of the 94 homicides through the end of August.
The disproportionate number of young black men who show up in homicide statistics is not new or unique to Indianapolis. But this year goes well beyond the norm. The 36 victims represent a 171 percent jump from 2012, and the number is at least one-third higher than anytime in the past eight years.
While the growing number of homicides is troubling, the victims represent a fraction — less than 1 percent — of the city’s young black men. Still, their cases provide context to the harsh reality that in Marion County young black men are 10 times more likely than their white counterparts to die in a homicide.
An Indianapolis Star examination of hundreds of pages of police reports and other public records uncovered common themes in the lives of the growing number of victims: a history of troubled pasts at home, school and in their neighborhoods that intersects with a street culture where carrying a gun — and using it to settle a dispute or earn respect — can be seen as the measure of a man.
The findings reveal that 33 of the victims were involved in prior violent outbursts that drew law enforcement attention, and 31 in incidents where police reported guns were used or found. Five had been shot at least once before they were killed.
“I actually think kids are getting more violent and at a younger age,” said the Rev. Charles Harrison, who heads the Ten Point Coalition, a group that sends pastors and volunteers into some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods to quell violence.
“That is a real big difference today.”
The findings also suggest logical starting points for meaningful discussions needed to stem the tide of bloodshed — a daunting and complex challenge, experts say, that will require the cooperation of political leaders, law enforcement, educators, social service agencies, religious institutions, families and the community.
Deep-seated forces“We cannot excuse or look away from personal accountability, first and foremost,” said Earl Wright II, a sociologist and professor of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
“But that’s the low-hanging fruit. That’s the surface level. It’s easy for us to stop at simply saying a person should be able to control themselves when confronted with a certain situation.”
Far more difficult to deal with, Wright explained, are deep-seated forces behind the crime and violence.
He cites issues that show up repeatedly in the records examined by The Star:
educational failure, poverty and the lack of economic opportunity, broken families, failed criminal justice interventions, and a distorted view of respect and justice. Those factors have helped push the homicide rate for young black men in Marion County to 28 percent above the national average.
“The result, sadly, is almost predictable,” said Marion County Juvenile Court Judge Marilyn Moores.
Thirty-one of the victims came through the juvenile justice system, but Moores said it often is too late — even at 12 or 15 — to turn around their lives. She calls them “feral children,” essentially abandoned by their parents and left to fend for themselves on the streets.
No Rev. Harrison, it's black children who are more violent, reverting back to a natural state no western makeup can hide anymore.
Thirty-five of the 36 blacks murdered (all by other blacks, the most pertinent fact of all) had police records.
Do not mourn their deaths.
Only mourn the death of the city of Indianapolis, another casualty of the black undertow.
The moral of the story is simple: no one is forcing black women (or white women) to have black children. Simply end all funding of the black undertow - cut off EBT, Section 8 Vouchers, Welfare, Public School (and free breakfast/lunch), and WIC - and the problem ends over night.
If you don't fund dysfunction (dysgenics), something else will materialize in its absence.
No, something will flourish.
It's called civilization.