Low Impulse Control + Poor Future Time-Orientation + Low IQ(x)Jury Nullification (black political control)² = Indianapolis in 2024
It is this decrease in the value for human life that is the hallmark of the decline of all major American cities as they settle in to a post-majority white status, where the character of the metropolis assimilates to that of your average black citizen (or what your average black citizen tolerates).
Newark, Camden, Baltimore, Detroit, Gary, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans...
And now Indianapolis. [Will 7 shootings bring changes to Broad Ripple?, Indianapolis Star, 7-6-14]:
Indianapolis police say a volatile combination of streets overcrowded with loiterers, alcohol and a penchant by some people to resolve minor differences with gunfire contribute to a shooting that injured seven people in the popular Broad Ripple neighborhood on the Northside early Saturday.
Police plan to meet with businesses in Broad Ripple to develop long-range strategies to lessen congestion and conflicts.
"If you are not here to spend money and time in these businesses, you should not be loitering outside," Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Rick Hite said Saturday afternoon. "If you bump into someone or spill a drink you should not resort to conflict.
Police said six Indianapolis men and a 23-year-old Fishers woman were shot after two people bumped into each other on the sidewalk, both pulled out handguns and fired them at each other 2:30 a.m. on the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, the area's main thoroughfare. The gunfire sent late-night Fourth of July revelers scrambling for cover and police officers with first aid kits rushing toward the wounded. None of those struck by bullets was believed to be the combatants.
The most seriously wounded, Marcus Clayton 23, Indianapolis, was in critical condition at St. Vincent Hospital. Witnesses said he was shot in the head. The other victims had "non-life threatening" injuries, said IMPD Lt. Christopher Bailey.
No arrests have been made, and no one is in custody. Police said most witnesses fled the area after the shooting, and few have come forward with descriptions of the suspects.
Known for its funky galleries and shops by day and vibrant bars and restaurants at night, Broad Ripple, on most weekends, teems with foot and vehicle traffic. But it was the second mass shooting in the popular area in 11 months and the third shooting in the last four years in crowded public settings following the city's July 4 celebration. A year ago, a fight outside a Broad Ripple bar ended in gunfire that sent four victims to local hospitals with bullet wounds. And Sunday's shooting comes with the city on pace to have its highest homicide total in seven years.
Hite said police would meet with neighborhood business owners to discuss ways to reduce congestion on the street and intercede in minor altercations before they escalate to violence. One possible solution is to close Broad Ripple Avenue to traffic to ease congestion on the narrow sidewalks.
Police will also talk to business owners about identifying conflicts inside bars earlier and notifying police before they get out of hand. Police said the gunmen were probably in a bar beforehand but do not believe the quarrel started there.
Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said people carrying weapons are too quick to use them to settle minor skirmishes.
"Somebody loses their temper, alcohol is potentially involved," Riggs said. "Someone didn't think. It's hard to believe someone would try to take someone's life because of an argument."
Riggs said several members of IMPD's 15-member Emergency Response Group were at the scene within seconds, assisting victims.
"They were making tourniquets," Riggs said.
As the officers gave aid, one man was seen trying to put a .45-caliber pistol into a car. Lawrence Jones, 23, Indianapolis, was preliminarily charged with possession of a handgun without a license. But police do not consider him a suspect in the shooting.
"We know there were a lot of people out there so we are asking any potential witnesses to please come forward," Riggs said.
The other injured were listed in a police report as:
• Antell Garnett, 23, Indianapolis, was sent to Eskenazi Hospital.
• Duran Simmons, 23, Indianapolis, taken to Eskenazi.
• Betty Jean Antwi, 23, Fishers, went to IU Health Methodist Hospital.
• Joshua Kyner, 26, Indianapolis, refused treatment but later drove himself to Community East Hospital for stitches.
• Dontay Harris, 23, Indianapolis, went to St. Vincent.
• Stacy Lamont Griffin, 23, Indianapolis, went to Methodist Hospital.
IMPD Detective Tom Lehn said victims were going from bar to bar when the shooting happened.
Rob Sabatini, who owns three bars on Broad Ripple Avenue, said friction in Broad Ripple is mostly caused by people who come to the area "and loiter in the street rather than going into the businesses."
"The bars will be half-empty, but the streets are packed," said Sabatini, a member of the Broad Ripple Village Association. "It's wall-to-wall people outside, and God forbid you bump into someone and they don't like it."I've been in some incredibly violent quarters: try going to a Southeastern Conference (SEC) football game to cheer on the visiting team, and going to the restroom after the home team has lost a close game in Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, Athens, or Knoxville.
"You get people in tight quarters and they run into each other and tempers get short," Hite said.
There is no tighter quarter - with tempers aided by a fifth of whiskey smuggled into the stadium - than a bathroom at Bryant-Denny Stadium wearing colors other than white and red.
Yet no one gets shot.
Notice the nonchalant way the Indianapolis police describe the black-in-origin violence over July 4th:
Indianapolis police say a volatile combination of streets overcrowded with loiterers, alcohol and a penchant by some people to resolve minor differences with gunfire contribute to a shooting that injured seven people in the popular Broad Ripple neighborhood on the Northside early Saturday.Civilization is receding to the level of the black mean in Indianapolis, as white people flee for safety from a similar aggressor that brought Detroit, Camden and Newark to resemble just another third world city only Doctors Without Borders dare visit.
Add Indianapolis to this list...
Remember the formula for Baltimore's destruction? It's on the verge of becoming a mathematical certainty in Indianapolis.