It is a peaceful solution.
Co-existence has proven futile.
The Allied and Axis Powers in Europe and Japan, at the conclusion of World War II, were able to rebuild their cities quickly and efficiently. Even Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastated by atomic bombs, were able to recover and grow to world class cities.
No battle of World War II was fought on United States soil, but looking at Baltimore, Detroit, Gary, Camden, and Newark, you'd have thought some sinister forces of Germany and Japan had unleashed a fury not even time could heal.
Which is why the words spoken by Louis Farrakhan in Detroit (at the Nation of Islam convention) should not be greeted with jeers or derision, but admirable acceptance to the conclusion of a grand experiment that has failed in every metric. [Louis Farrakhan: African Americans deserve own courts after failings of U.S. Justice System, USA Today, 2-24-14]:
In a fiery speech delivered to 18,000 at Joe Louis Arena, Minister Louis Farrakhan blasted the U.S. judicial system as being biased against African Americans, calling upon the community to set up its own courts.
“We want equal justice under the law,” Farrakhan said on the last day of the Nation of Islam’s annual convention, held in Detroit this year.
“Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us.”
With U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat, and Detroit City Council President BrendaJones sitting behind him, Farrakhan spoke for nearly three hours.
He urged unity among Muslim and Christian leaders, saying that “Jesus and Mohammed would be arm in arm,” and he reiterated the Nation of Islam’s view that the U.S. is a land headed for destruction unless it starts to obey the word of God.
The crowd often clapped and roared in approval during his talk, which included a discussion of African-American civil rights leaders over the past century. Farrakhan suggested that African Americans rely on the Quran and Bible to help set up their own legal system that would be more fair to African Americans.
“Has America been just to us?” he asked the crowd.
“No,” the crowd responded.
“So ... if we retaliate, you can bring out your soldiers. We got some, too.”Wait.
He didn't say anything about "true" separation; you see, separation means self-reliance.
Black people can barely keep their houses and businesses in order with the power of the U.S. Federal Government propping them up through a massive transfusion of white wealth; how many days do you think an independent black nation would last without a government confiscating white wealth to artificially construct a black middle class?
The American Judicial System is working quite nicely for black people, especially in a city completely controlled by black political power like Baltimore.
But these pesky things called facts don't deter people like Farrakhan from relying on pure, unadulterated emotion (namely, black hatred of all things white) to rile up their unquestioning base.
Names like Joel Lee and Zach Sowers don't have quite the sex appeal as Jordan Davis, a black male who was gunned downed by a very white male, Michael Dunn.
Dunn will spend 75 years in jail for his crime; the murderers of Lee and Sowers?
For the former, none; for the latter, some of the attackers face a few years behind bars, others escaped punishment.
Both Lee and Sowers were murdered in Baltimore by black males, but in a city where black political control of both city hall and the jury pool means a racial consciousness bordering on Nazi Germany (albeit with a city brimming with the social capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake), the judicial system is already separate and very unequal. [U.S. ends rights probe in Lee death Evidence in slaying considered too weak for federal indictment, Baltimore Sun, 1-16-1997]:
An 18-month federal probe into one of Baltimore's most racially sensitive homicide cases ended yesterday when prosecutors decided not to pursue a civil rights indictment against an African-American man acquitted of killing Korean-American student Joel J. Lee.
The decision disappointed Lee's father and Asian-American leaders, who were outraged in 1995 when a nearly all-black jury acquitted Davon Neverdon. Neverdon was found not guilty despite testimony from four witnesses who said they saw him shoot Lee in the face during a $20 mugging in Northeast Baltimore.
According to court testimony, Neverdon and three friends were walking together on Sept. 2, 1993, when Neverdon broke off and approached Joel Lee in the parking lot at Dutch Village Apartments in the 7000 block of McLean Blvd.
Lee, who was looking for a friend's apartment to borrow a book, was shot just below the right eye because he didn't turn over his wallet fast enough, according to testimony.
Neverdon's three friends and a woman watching from her apartment window testified against Neverdon. Two other men testified that Neverdon admitted to them that he killed Lee; one testified that Neverdon gave him the .25-caliber handgun used in the killing and asked him to dispose of it.
In the weeks after the verdict, 150 people, mostly Korean-Americans, protested outside Circuit Court, asking for reforms in the jury system and blaming racial tensions between blacks and Koreans for the not-guilty finding.
During the deliberations, a juror sent Judge Kenneth L. Johnson a note voicing concern that "race may be playing some part in the deliberations," Johnson said. After the verdict was read, the judge told the jurors, "I hope to God in heaven this was not based upon race."
In August 1995, Kenneth Lee asked federal authorities to investigate the slaying, saying that the civil rights investigation was "my last hope" for justice.
In the 10 months since teenagers set upon Zachary Sowers and pummeled him into a coma, he lingered in oblivion. While his swollen face gradually resumed its natural form, he fought off infections and seemed to react, almost imperceptibly, to sounds in his hospital room.
But Sowers never recovered consciousness. He died Tuesday night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center "after a long and treacherous battle" against his injuries, a Web site set up in his name announced yesterday. He was 28.
His wife, Anna, to whom he had been married just nine months at the time of the attack, said in a brief interview that she was grateful that "we had so many supporters to help us get through all of this."
The apparently random attack on Sowers occurred on a June night as he walked home in Canton. His wallet, cell phone and watch were stolen. One of the teenagers was seen stomping on Sowers' head, and was later sentenced to 40 years in prison.
News of the Sowers case stirred an uproar over rampant criminality on Baltimore's streets, particularly in neighborhoods such as Canton that city officials had sought to paint as safe for up-and-coming professional couples like Sowers and his wife. None was more vocal than Anna Sowers herself, who called her husband's main attacker, 16-year-old Trayvon Ramos, "an evil person, completely soulless."
After hearing of Sowers' death, Mayor Sheila Dixon issued a statement saying she was saddened, and offered prayers for his family and friends.
"His loss is a tragedy for the entire city of Baltimore," Dixon said. "We must continue to work hard to ensure the safety of every citizen."
The attack resonated because he was an innocent victim in a city where most killings appear to revolve around drugs. Sowers and his wife were, in many ways, the faces of the new Baltimore, willing to live in neighborhoods that had struggled with blight but showed promise.
Minister Farrakhan, blacks already control Baltimore and the court system there.
Sowers was attacked after spending a Friday evening with friends in a bar. Because his wallet was stolen, he remained unidentified at Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than a day. His wife, who was in Chicago at the time, began to worry that something had happened to him because he failed to return phone calls or text messages, and his friends in Baltimore couldn't track him down.
With the help of city police, Anna Sowers learned that there was an unidentified man at Hopkins who had been found unconscious in the street. When she arrived at the hospital - nearly a full day after the attack - her husband's face was so badly bruised and swollen that she had trouble identifying him.
Ten days after the attack in the 300 block of S. Robinson Street, four teenagers were arrested. Police discovered that the teenagers had used Sowers' credit card to rent two movies - D?j? Vu and Smokin' Aces - and reviewed surveillance camera footage from a gas station that showed the car they drove.
Arthur Jeter, 18; Wilburt Martin, 19; Eric L. Price, 17; and Ramos were charged with attempted first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. In December, Price, Jeter and Martin pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery after agreeing to testify against Ramos, who was accused of beating Sowers while Price watched. The other two had observed from the car.
In exchange for their guilty pleas, Price, Jeter and Martin received 30-year prison terms with all but 15 years suspended. They stand to serve about eight.
Ramos, the ringleader, was charged as an adult and pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted first-degree murder.
Anna Sowers, who had nothing but praise for the city police detectives who worked on her husband's case, said after the court hearing that the sentences "disgusted" her. "I feel that today, justice was not served at all," she said. "I feel like I've got no rights."
Amid all the crimes last year in Baltimore, the brutal attack on Sowers struck a chord. Politicians promised to step up law enforcement.
Anna Sowers told a reporter that she wanted politicians to do something about crime. "It's people like me and Zach who will make Baltimore a better city," she said. "I should be able to walk two blocks to my car at night and feel safe."
The beating of Zach Sowers had already galvanized young professionals in Canton and Federal Hill, who attended neighborhood rallies as he lay in a coma at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Anna had launched a recovery fund and a loosely organized campaign to shake up City Hall with calls for tougher prosecutions and penalties for violent offenders. She met with some of the most powerful people in Maryland, most of who praised her courage and conviction. At first, it did not hurt and probably helped that she and Zach represented an educated, privileged class of new Baltimore residents. People gravitated to the brave, grieving widow who spoke her mind. A media fixation developed and Anna Sowers soon commanded attention from print reporters, pundits, and radio personalities.
But Sowers was wading into troubled waters. As newspaper stories, columns, and broadcast news reports dramatized her husband's attack, and talk-radio hosts pounced on Zach's beating as a symbol of urban failure, many started to question why such a fuss does not accompany the deaths of the hundreds of African-Americans who die every year in Baltimore.
From 85 percent white in 1910 to 28 percent white in 2010... black political control spelled out in numbers...
Many local leaders evaded, obfuscated, or deflected issues Sowers raised. Some simply ignored or stopped returning her calls. Some say they did not understand what she wanted from them. Some say her approach was wrongheaded. Others concede they feared a negative reaction if they went too far in support of an Asian-American woman whose white husband had been attacked by black youths.
Milton Dashiell was George W.F. McMechen's brother at the Maryland Bar. Dashiell had been born in Dorchester County, Mary- land in 1859; he attended St. John's College in Annapolis, read law, and was admitted to practice in 1882.
For a time, he practiced in Ken- tucky before he returned to his home state." According to all reports, his career was undistinguished; he was a "briefless lawyer."
Dashiell resided on the southern fringe of the 11th Ward at 1110 McCulloh Street. The neighborhood was all white, but it was located just a block away from the Biddle Alley district, the infamous "lung block."
The "Negro invasion" of Eutaw Place inspired Dashiell to draft a law designed to prevent blacks from further encroaching on white neighborhoods. The bill was introduced into the City Council by Councilman Samuel L. West.
The bill took a long and tedious course. Public hearings were held at which the primary spokesmen against the ordinance were Negroes. Both branches of the City Council finally passed the ordinance, by a strict party vote - all Democrats voted in favor and all Republicans voted against.
The Baltimore Sun summarized the ordinance's provisions as follows:
- That no negro can move into a block in which more than half of the residents are white.
- That no white person can move into a block in which more than half of the residents are colored.
- That a violator of the law is punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment of from 30 days to 1 year, or both.
- That existing conditions shall not be disturbed.
- No white person will be compelled to move away from his house because the block in which he lives has more negroes than whites, and no negro can be forced to move from his house if his block has more whites than negroes.
- That no section of the city is exempted from the conditions of the ordinance. It applies to every house."
In addition, the ordinance prohibited negroes from using residences on white blocks as a place of public assembly and vice versa.
On December 17, 1910, City Solicitor Edgar Allan Poe issued an opinion declaring the ordinance constitutional. He opined that the or- dinance was within the state's police power "because of irrefutable facts, well-known conditions, inherent personal characteristics and in- eradicable traits of character perculiar [sic] to the races, close associa- tion on a footing of absolute equality is utterly impossible between them, wherever negroes exist in large numbers in a white community, and invariably leads to irritation, friction, disorder and strife."
He determined that this ordinance was permissible under the fourteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution because "a State has the right under its police power to require the separation of the two races wher- ever the failure to so separate then [sic] injuriously affects the good order and welfare of the community."
Many Progressives thus agreed that poor blacks should be quaran- tined in isolated slums in order to reduce the incidents of civil disturbance, to prevent the spread of communicable disease into the nearby white neighborhoods, and to protect property values among the white majority.
Historian George M. Frederickson tied these strands together:
If blacks were a degenerating race with no future, the problem ceased to be one of how to prepare them for citizenship or even how to make them more productive and useful members of the community. The new prognosis pointed rather to the need to seg- regate or quarantine a race liable to be a source of contamination and social danger to the white community, as it sank even deeper into the slough of disease, vice and criminality.
In 1922 the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), of which the Baltimore Board was a member, published a textbook entitled Principlesof Real Estate Practice. The textbook emphasized that "the purchase of property by certain racial types is very likely to diminish the value of other property."'
It was deemed un- ethical to sell blacks property that was located in white neighborhoods. As recently as 1950 the NAREB's code of ethics provided:
2014 Baltimore's condition is a testament to the fears of white Baltimoreans of the past and to the National Association of Real Estate Brokers who understood that had a duty to protect the integrity and property values of a community.The realtor should not be instrumental in introducing into a neigh- borhood a character of property or occupancy, members of any race or nationality or any individual whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in the neighborhood.
Because social capital isn't something a bank can lend you, or the House of Urban Development (HUD) can mandate be created (via the threat of a rifle butt or a Drone attack).
It's create by a people, who have hope - not just for the present - that by investing time and money into something, the future will already be secure once maturation comes.
That's what civilization is; what Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam (strangely, most of the goals of his organization are reflected in the explicit actions of Eric "My People" Holder and Barack Obama) advocate has already come true in Baltimore.
As Joel Lee's family and Anna Sowers found out, the city is firmly in the hands of black control.
No justice. No peace (remember: Jordan Davis white killer, Michael Dunn, is going away for 75 years).
Funny: with control, the civilization whites created (and once dared defend) was the first casualty.