In Indianapolis, where the violence is almost exclusively courtesy of the black community, the 10 Point Coalition was founded in 1997 (imported from Boston, where a similar organization was created to address black violence) with the hopes of making the city as safe as it once was when the black population was less than 10 percent.
Almost 20 years since the organizations inception, black violence is still a hallmark of life in Indianapolis.
Reverend Charles Harrison, titular head of the 10 Point Coalition, has high hopes he and his army of volunteers can help calm down situations involving black people (before they become incidents of Spontaneous Blackness) in 2014 and work to make it less bloody than 2013.
|Abdul-Hakim Shabazz: did he endorse black-on-black homicide as removing violent thugs from the community of Indianapolis? Yes.|
Funny: a black personality in Indianapolis, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz, points out that the high rates of black-on-black crime in the city (particularly black-on-black homicides) represents a self-correcting problem.
Like a backyard pool in need of chlorine to make it safe to swim in, large parts of the city of Indianapolis are uninhabitable due to the black population residing there; if, as Shabazz writes, these people kill one another (with the aggressor going to jail) is this such a bad thing?[Killers, victims often have something in common — crime record, The Star Press, 1-2-14]:
I’ve examined data behind the city’s 2013 homicide numbers in hopes we could have a conversation about a difficult topic — young black men killing each other.
By early December, the city had recorded 109 homicides. Among the victims, 79 percent — 86 individuals — had a criminal record. Those 86 people, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, accounted for nearly 287 felony arrests.
Forty-two percent of the victims had a previous gun or weapons charge, 60 percent had a previous drug arrest, and 74 percent had committed a crime such as robbery or assault against a person.
Before anyone accuses me of blaming the victim, the suspects charged in those murders weren’t very nice people, either. Of the 80 suspects IMPD was able to identify, 81 percent of them had 166 felony arrests, 38 percent had a previous gun charge, 58 percent had a drug arrest in their record, and 75 percent had committed a crime against another person.
But most disturbing in this trend is the fact that 70 percent of the murder victims were black men, whose average age was 28. The average age of the suspects was 24. It would be one thing if we were talking about teenagers with no clue who acted irrationally, but you would think someone age 24 to 28 would know better. But when 80 percent of the victims and suspects have prior criminal records, with a total of more than 450 felony arrests, no one should be surprised when bad things happen.
My father used to say that if you are not hanging out at 2 a.m. with people whom you have no business associating with and doing things you have no business doing, your odds of being a crime victim are greatly reduced. That adage is true when it comes to most homicides in this city as well.
I’ve had extensive conversations with my friends at the Ten Point Coalition who spend their evenings doing outreach to reduce the violence. Crime rates actually have dropped in some of the city’s most dangerous ZIP codes, and there are a couple of dynamics at play. First, just as in the above-ground economy, times are tough in the underground economy. However, collection agencies in the underground economy usually involve bullets and gunfire. In addition, drug dealers have become a target for people who are hard up for cash.
That helps explain why the number of aggravated assaults has dropped but the number of murders has increased. Individuals are shooting each other up close and personal as the result of an argument or an illegal commercial transaction that has gone south.
So what is the answer? We’ve heard the usual calls for more police, more jobs, more education. But I’m not sure how successful those efforts will be, especially when dealing with grown people who are known felons. It’s one thing to intervene with children and teens, but when the average perpetrator is 27 years old, intervention may not be our best hope in dealing with the problem.
An Indianapolis tax-shelter (a non-profit) promising black people will work to stop black violence in the city
Unfortunately, the problem may help sort itself out. I know this is not a pleasant thing to say, but we may have better luck in 2014 because there will be fewer of these knuckleheads around to take each other out of the gene pool because they already did it to themselves last year.Unfortunately, the gene pool in America is already clouded with communities that protect black criminals, working overtime to engage (and protect) a 'no-snitching' culture; thus, the fate of Indianapolis may already be sealed.
In a profile of Rev. Harrison, the resident black columnist at the Indy Star writes why white residents of Indianapolis (especially those in safe, clean, and productive white suburbs) must be concerned about the wave after wave of black criminality submerging the city in a Detroit-esque deluge of blackness. [Erika D. Smith: Crime-fighting pastor patrols Indy's mean streets, Indy Star, 10-15-2013]:
“Don’t use violence to solve your problems,” he said. “That’s our message.”
More often than not, that message is well received.
But some don’t listen. They’re the ones Ten Point can’t save. The ones with no positive role models and families that have been ripped apart by all the ills of generational poverty. They are the young men and, increasingly, teenagers who are the most dangerous. And they’re the ones Harrison is seeing more and more often.
“They have no regard for human life,” he said. “They have no hope. They don’t care about themselves. They don’t care about going to jail and they don’t care about dying. That’s the mentality we deal with out here.”
The heavy price for white people? The civilization their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents work to create...
They also are the ones who elude the police crackdown in the urban core by moving to other parts of the city to commit crimes. Home invasions. Assaults. Rape.
Crime isn’t a problem you can confine to the urban core of Indianapolis. It’s a citywide problem and, at some point, it might be a suburban problem. And it is very much the same problem with the same root causes that have ripped apart so many urban neighborhoods.
“Really our problem is your problem, too. And you’re beginning to see that,” he said.
“And if you don’t see it, it’s not going to get better. It’s going to get worse.”What would happen if white people did notice the black monopoly on criminality, and instead of just moving away from areas of concentrated blackness, actually attempted to implement laws that would greatly reduce this populations ability to reproduce (since it's blackness itself that is responsible for the violence, which in turn creates a world where poverty is quickly used as an excuse to explain away the collapse in civility)?
It's really that simple: white people noticing the detrimental effects subsidizing the black population has and in turn, working to pass laws that ensure no money will be funneled to aid and abet this racial group (for just one dollar going to improve the black community is one dollar less going to improve the white community), is the monumental first step into understanding white people have rights too.
And that right is to have a civilization worthy of passing down to their progeny, instead of constantly running away from problems created solely by the black community.