Back in 1993, Baltimore experimented with Norplant to reduce the black underclass.
And in 1994, with rising black-in-origin (the violence originating not from poverty or racism, but the growing courtesy of the growing black underclass) crime in St. Louis, the father of the first black mayor of the city proposed "public canings" as a means to corral growing black property crime. [Canings for Vandals Proposed in St. Louis, New York Times, 5-21-1994]:
|Public caning (or punishment via the state in public) represents a step-forward to resurrect civilization.|
An alderman today proposed public caning as a punishment for graffiti vandals, saying a whipping or two had never hurt his own son, who is now the Mayor of St Louis.
"Fining them doesn't seem to be the answer," the alderman, Freeman Bosley Sr. told the city's Board of Aldermen. "Maybe whopping them on their behind a few times might be a better message."
The board voted 17 to 10 to hold a hearing on the idea, effectively burying it.
Graffiti vandals in St. Louis face $500 fines and jail terms of up to 90 days.
Apparently inspired by the recent caning in Singapore of an American teen-ager, Michael Fay, for vandalism, Mr. Bosley said youngsters did not get enough discipline at home.
"I think you need to spank them while you talk to them," he said. "My mother whipped my tail plenty, and my dad did, too, and I've put the strap to the Mayor."
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. had no comment on his father's remarks.The first black mayor of the city might not have commented on his father's sensible policy, but Bosley Sr. would elaborate on his idea. [St. Louis alderman seeks caning for graffiti writers, Nevada Daily Mail, 5-13-1-1994]
Bosley said much of the graffiti is spray-painted by gang members. The graffiti spoils the city landscape, costs thousands of dollars to clean up and discourages people from moving into a neighborhood because it signals that gang activity takes place there, he said.
Bosley said the canings should be held in public. "That's the only way it would work. That humiliation in itself would also be a deterrent," he said.
Criminals would received "three or four" lashes for their crimes, Bosley said. "I don't want to maim them, but I most certainly think they should be lit up a little bit," he said.Whereas Norplant (or Depo-Provera) is a logical, sane proposal to prevent the continued degradation of a community, public canings as a deterrent to future criminality is also a logical, sane proposition.
Especially for a city like St. Louis, teetering on the edge of going the route of Detroit (i.e., massive abandonment from the city by white people due to high rates of black crime, which in turn cedes control of said city to the emerging black population).
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. never addressed the public caning idea his dad proposed, but he did appeal directly to the emerging black majority of St. Louis in hopes of getting re-elected. [Racial Split In a Primary Disturbs Core Of St. Louis, New York Times, 3-10-1997]:
A mayoral Democratic primary between two black candidates has ended in defeat for the incumbent and provoked some racial soul-searching here.
The primary became a bitter fight in which blacks supporting the Mayor, Freeman Bosley Jr., accused the challenger, Clarence Harmon Jr., of selling himself to the white establishment. Mr. Harmon, the city's first black Police Chief, won on Tuesday with 56 percent of the vote, to Mr. Bosley's 43 percent. Mr. Harmon drew 94 percent of the white vote.
Mr. Bosley, who was elected the city's first black Mayor four years ago, won 83 percent of the black vote this time, to 17 percent for Mr. Harmon. St. Louis is roughly 50 percent white and 50 percent black, but the white voting-age population is larger.
The defeat left some Bosley supporters thinking that the city's blacks had lost an opportunity.
''For the first time, we had a Mayor sensitive to North St. Louis and its problems: schools, crime, the infrastructure of the inner city,'' said James H. Buford, the president of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and a supporter of Mr.
Bosley. Mr. Harmon, 57, who worked his way through the ranks of the Police Department during a 22-year career, was a popular chief who was considered to be effective fighting crime and challenging a department promotion system that depended on political connections. He resigned in 1995 after four years in the job, following a battle with Mayor Bosley over control of the department.
During the primary, support for Mayor Bosley was fervent among blacks. The St. Louis American, which calls itself ''The Black Weekly,'' said Mr. Harmon was ''a more subdued, palatable candidate propped up by business and white voters.'' The article carried the headline, ''South Rises Again for Harmon,'' a reference to a largely white area of the city.
Judi Roman, Mr. Harmon's campaign manager, responded: ''South St. Louis did turn out for Clarence, but it was not a racial issue for them. The issue was that they felt they had been disenfranchised by the Bosley administration.''"For the first time, we had a Mayor sensitive to North St. Louis and its problems: schools, crime, the infrastructure of the inner city," translated, means: we had a black mayor who put the interests of the black people of North St. Louis - the very people responsible creating bad schools, the crime, and the breakdown of the infrastructure of the inner city - first.
It was Freeman Bosley Sr., whose comments on public caning, who was also speaking directly to this demographic reducing the civilization whites had created in St. Louis to nothing more than the civilization (or lack there of) black people's racial cousins create in Africa.
It was his son, the first black mayor St. Louis, who sided with those who were (to paraphrase the words of Bosley Sr.), "spoiling the city landscape, costing thousands of dollars to clean up and discouraging white people from moving into a neighborhood because it signals that black gang activity takes place there."
In actuality, that represented his constituents.
Public canings represent one of the first steps to returning civilization to inner-cities (urban environments), where the behavior of blacks has driven away the people capable of sustaining western civilization: white people.
Depo-Provera, of course, represents the first step to ensuring the problem is fixed in only one generation.