Regardless of their academic qualifications (they could always enroll at the University of North Carolina and only take African-American studies courses...), it looks like a roster for a Southeastern Conference - SEC - football/basketball team.
|The University of Alabama 2014 starting lineup... no, this is Cincinnati Police Department's most wanted criminal breakdown (for Hamilton County). FOX 19 Cincinnati reported most were arrested on Feb. 20|
It's none of these though.
Just like the "Worst of the Worst" criminals in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Cincinnati Police Department rounded up the most dangerous criminals in Hamilton County.
And every one of them were black.
Every last one of them. [CPD: Gang ring investigation leads to arrest of 'most dangerous criminals in Hamilton County', FOX 19 Cincinnati, 2-20-14]:
A four month investigation by local and federal authorities has led to the arrest of some of the most dangerous criminals in Hamilton County, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.
Authorities focused on a specific gang ring operating in the West End neighborhood and Thursday morning took 15-18 people into custody.
Cincinnati Police say the investigation began with the arrest of murder suspect Julius White back in October. He's accused of killing Dwayne Lamarr Lewis Jr., who's body was found in the middle of the street near the intersection of Blaine Road and Knox Street in South Fairmount.
After his arrest, authorities discovered White controlled the drug market in the West End. Now White and several of his associates are behind bars.
"I saw all these police and people with black on. They were busy trying to get in the door but I guess that boom helped them to get that door because all of them people went in that door," says West End resident Shirley Colbert.
Colbert says she woke up to the sound of police breaking off a neighbor's door.
Cincinnati Police had made their move early Thursday morning making several drug and violent crime arrests in the neighborhood of West End.
Assistant Cincinnati Police Chief Lt. Colonel James L. Whalen says in all 18 men all connected to White were involved in drug trafficking, illegal firearms possession and violent acts. Thursday, they took 11 illegal weapons off the streets.
"We are going to do what we need to do to end violent crime in the city," said Mayor John Cranley at a press conference acknowledging the department's efforts.
Cover of Cincinnati Enquirer from 2012: this is how and why cities die (and why white people correctly fear blacks)
The only way to end violent crime in Cincinnati is to see a mass-migration of black people from the city. In Behind the Lines: the Untold Story of the Cincinnati Riots by Peter Bronson, former president of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in Cincinnati, Keith Fangman, is quoted as saying:
His arguments could have been lifted directly from [FOP President Elmer] Dunaway more than 20 years earlier: Yes, black men are getting shot for resisting arrest and assaulting cops – but what about all the cops who have been killed by black men in Cincinnati? What about the crime?
During the riots, Fangman was deplored like Dunaway for pointing out that 90 percent of the violent crime, 95 percent of assaults on cops, 93 percent of murders and 90 percent of rapes were committed by less than 40 percent of the city population – black males. That upset Cincinnati’s business and political leaders.
“I was told, ‘Shhhh, Keith. Be quiet.’ I was under a lot of pressure. I said you can go to hell. I was not elected to sugarcoat the truth or play footsies with police critics.” (Behind the Lines: the Untold Story of the Cincinnati Riots, p. 123-124)
Hmm... [Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlines factors, strategies to combat violence: Series of engagement initiatives set for 2014, WCPO Cincinnati, 1-7-14]:
The weapon of choice has changed from fists to bullets in Cincinnati.
By far, the handgun was the weapon of choice in the city’s 75 homicides in 2013. Sixty-one victims (81.3 percent) where shot to death. It’s troubling to Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, who is nearing his first 100 days at the helm of a department grappling with a 42 percent increase in homicides compared to 2012. Blackwell, who was hired on a platform of community engagement, believes this year’s new engagement strategies will curb homicide in 2014.
Cincinnati ended 2013 drenched in fear that, in many parts of the city, no one is safe from gunfire.
“The next homicide has already been talked about,” Blackwell said. “We can get in front if we build relationships. If kids will say, ‘You know what, I’m hearing that Pookie, he’s on Facebook, talking about he’s shooting Dede.”
Blackwell said citizens can expect a reduction in violent crime and homicides in 2014 in part because of a wide variety of initiatives to engage teens and the community at large.
“It’s never going to full go away (violence), but we certainly are going to have an impact here. I guarantee you,” Blackwell promised.
But it could go away.
Courtesy of WCPO Cincinnati, 2013 was yet another reminder black males hold the monopoly on violent crime/homicide in the city (of 41 closed cases, 34 homicide were committed by blacks)
CINCINNATI – From reducing the city's homicides to stretching the department’s staffing and improving the quality of service, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and other department leaders on Monday outlined strategies to combat homicide and violent crime.
Seventy-five people were slain in Cincinnati in 2013 - a 42 percent jump from 2012, giving it the distinction of having the highest rate of homicide when compared to similar sized cities in the region.
During a nearly two-hour public session at the Cincinnati City Countil meeting Monday, Blackwell at times faced tough questioning, including how police can get tougher on crime, or as Councilmember Christopher Smitherman suggested, adopting a “zero-tolerance” policy.
Many in the police department, though, believe zero-tolerance policing is an archaic tactic that does more harm than good.
“We want to be aggressive, but we also want to be right,” Blackwell told members of the law and public safety committee. “We don’t want to be aggressive for the sake of aggression and violate people’s constitutional rights, while we try to get it right.
We’re not going to go back to those days where we get somewhat reckless in our approach.
Of the city's 75 homicide victims, 58 were black men. Of the 41 closed cases, 34 black men were arrested in connection with a homicide.
While Smitherman and Councilmember Charlie Winburn recognized the black-on-black violence trend Monday, both wanted to hear solutions from Blackwell. Most communities in the country are facing pervasive black-on-black crime, Blackwell told the committee.
“The level of black-on-black crime is unacceptable, and I talked about it when I came here as one of my main initiatives to reduce,” Blackwell said. “It will be reduced.”
The level of black-on-black crime in not just Cincinnati, but all of America is unacceptable.
But it's not going to change anytime soon.
It was a problem two years ago, when out of 69 homicides in the city, only two were not black people...[Half Of Cincinnati's Homicides In 2011 Unsolved: Avondale, OTR Have Highest Number Of Homicides, WLWT.com, 1-2-2012]
CINCINNATI —Cincinnati's homicide rate dropped a bit in 2011, but not by much.
And a little more than half of the homicides reported last year remain unsolved.
There were 69 homicides reported in Cincinnati in 2011, down from 73 a year prior.Of the 69 homicides, arrests had been made in only 31 of the cases. In three cases, the victim died from police gunfire.
Avondale and Over-the-Rhine were the areas with the most homicides, 11 each.
In what continues to be a disturbing trend in Cincinnati, the vast majority of homicides are cases of black-on-black crime. All but two homicide victims and one suspect were black.
It was bad in the 90s and early 2000s as well... [BLACK-ON-BLACK CRIME ON THE RISE, Cincinnati Post, by Jennifer Edwards, 5-12-2001]:
Forty-three percent of Cincinnati's 331,000 residents are African-American. But 80 percent of murders in the city since 1995 - 188 of 238 homicides - involved black victims and black offenders, according to law enforcement statistics.
The phenomenon of black-on-black crime increases each year, locally and nationwide, according to police and FBI crime reports.The CPD was forced to sign a consent decree with the Department of Justice back in 1981, mandating more black police officers were hired; it's too bad the black community can't sign a consent decree with white America to try and live up to their standards governing civil behavior...
But getting black people to strive to attain (and perpetuate) the standards governing civil behavior - as established by whites - isn't a priority in Cincinnati or America.
Getting more black police officers is, because “It’s much easier to relate to someone when you have things in common, to see that somebody looks like them that is representing them."(since all criminals in Cincinnati are black, it's important black police officers deal with them...) [Cincinnati police work to increase racial diversity in its ranks, but still doesn't mirror community: Recruiting young people of various races key, WCPO Cincinnati, 2-26-14]
Just like the all-black police association in Baltimore, the Vanguard Justice Society, Cincinnati has a black police association too: the Sentinel Police Association.
The point of all of this is simple: crime has a color in Cincinnati.
It's another reminder race is real, with the only social construct in America being that of equality.