|Told blacks to "stop snitching" in 2005... his son is gunned down by black violence in 2014|
In light of Baltimore's "No Snitching" King, Ronnie Thomas, losing his son to the black violence driving away those capable of sustaining civilization in the city, Moskos only interesting portion of Cop in the Hood is highlighted here:
While poverty is unquestionably rampant, many police (often using their own economically poor upbringing as evidence) are convinced the poverty does not create the ghetto. Rather, a ghetto culture of violence, sex, and drug use creates poverty. One officer told me, “You’ve seen what it’s like. Can you imagine what it would be like if your professors knew what really goes on here? I don’t see them walking down these alleys or spending time in one of these houses. They read about 280 murders, but they don’t know about the thousand shootings, the cuttings, the assaults where people don’t die. Those don’t make the papers. If people saw how fucked-up everything is, they’d stop blaming poverty or racism and just want the whole place torn down.”
Most police, both white and black, believe that the social problems in the Eastern District [PK NOTE: an entirely black area of Baltimore] are hopeless. One black officer said, “It’s hard not to think that this is a jungle here. People running around in the street at all hours. Getting high, acting like fools… They ought to tear everything down. All of it!” A white officer echoed this belief: “I’d like to napalm the whole area. Wouldn’t that be beautiful? Just come in with air strikes and watch the whole thing go up in flames… I don’t know what else you can do. If people want to live this way, I say fuck’em.”
A black officer proposed similar ends through different means. “If it were up to me,” he said, “I’d build walls and just flood the place, biblical-like. Flood the place and start afresh. I think that’s all you can do.” When I asked this officer how his belief that the entire area should be flooded differed from the attitudes of white police, he responded, “Naw, I’m not like that because I’d let the good people build an ark and float out. Old people, working people, line’em up, two by two. White cops will be standing on the walls with big poles pushing people back in.” (p. 39-40)The Eastern District of Baltimore is a dystopia, a mini Port-au-Prince, Haiti in a once thriving American city.
|Yet another book that absolves black people in Baltimore from any responsibility for their dysfunction|
Baltimore's skyline, built by a people far different than those who create the culture of death in the Eastern District, stands as a silent witness to the misery blacks perpetuate in Baltimore.
Moskos, trained to blame all black dysfunction on either vestiges of white racism, Jim Crow (which was created to protect whites from the very conditions thriving in the all-black Eastern District), and white privilege, lacks the ability to discern the misery of black Baltimore is a creation of their own design.
Law and order was created to protect the civilization whites built; "no snitching," as popularized by Ronnie Thomas in Baltimore, was built to created to protect the civilization blacks built. Thomas, aka "Skinny Suge," was featured in Stop Fucking Snitching Volume 1. Well, now his son is dead, a victim of the exclusively black violence tearing away at the foundations of Baltimore white people erected long ago (and ultimately abandoned via white flight). [ 14-Year-Old Shot In The Head Was Son Of ‘Stop Snitching’ DVDs Creator, Baltimore CBS, 4-23-14]:
Save our youth–that’s the mission of city leaders, including the Baltimore City Police Department, after seven teenagers have been murdered this year.
Rochelle Ritchie reports the most recently slain teen is the son of the man who created the “Stop Snitching” DVDs. Fourteen-year-old Najee Thomas was fatally shot in the head Monday night while inside his Cherry Hill home in the 600-block of Roundview Road.
He is the son of Ronnie Thomas, also known as Skinny Suge, who created the “Stop Snitching” DVDs that gained national attention. The first video surfaced in 2004 and was followed by a sequel in 2007. Police believed the DVDs were a form of witness intimidation and popularized violence in Baltimore.
Skinny Suge was sentenced in 2010 and is now serving nearly 20 years in federal prison. Now stuffed animals and balloons hang from the fence of the home where his son was shot and killed. His murder makes the seventh teen killed this year in Baltimore City.
The violence against Baltimore’s teenagers is a major concern for parents with teens of their own.
“I have a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy to be concerned about. They were playing basketball with [Najee] the same day he passed away,” said Rozonia Bunch, neighbor. Last week, 17 year-old Michael Mayfield, a student at Edmondson-Westside High School, was shot and killed. No arrests have been made in either of the boys’ deaths.
As summer break approaches, the mayor is stepping up her efforts to make sure Baltimore’s kids have the right leadership and a safe place to go. “That’s why it was so important for me to do the work, the youth connection centers that I spoke about in my state of the city,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “We are working to make sure we have year-round protection.”There is no coordinated violence against the black youth of Baltimore; it's just outbursts of spontaneous blackness, the kind found in other black areas of America like the south side of Chicago, all of Newark and Camden, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.
Gun crime in Baltimore is a uniquely black phenomenon, though the same problem is found in Gary, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus, Georgia.
The Eastern Establishment, from which Peter Moskos was educated, has failed in addressing the cause of the violence in Baltimore and other American cities.
It's simply blacks.