“We think it was wrong place, wrong time,” police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said.How many... how many other homicides of white children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, mothers, aunts, fathers, uncles, grandmothers, and grandfathers have been described in a similar manner by a police spokesman when the suspect in the murder happened to share the same racial background of the killers of Begic?
|Megan Boken, slain in broad daylight on the streets of St. Louis in 2012: The police called it a "robbery gone wrong."|
"...wrong place, wrong time."
That any person reading this could have a family member or friend whose final moments on this earth are described in a similar manner by a police spokesperson (quickly printed by the local newspaper and buried forever before further examination) is sorry reminder that life as a white person in 2014 Black-Run America - BRA - is the, "...wrong place, wrong time."
Which brings us to remember another white St. Louis resident who found herself in a situation not unlike the one Begic unwittingly encountered: the 2012 murder of Megan Boken.
At the time a recent St. Louis University graduate, Boken would be murdered by two black males in broad day light (at roughly 2 p.m.) for no other reason than her killer just wanted to rob her.
Jonathan Esters and Keith Perkins (who strike an uncanny resemblance to the hypothetical son President Barack Obama never had...) were those two black males.
In attempting to steal her phone in a brazen, daylight robbery, they stole her life (the Daily Mail described it as a "robbery gone wrong").
|The two individuals who would both be charged for the murder of Megan Boken|
Her final moments on earth went from engaging in a casual conversation with her on a cell phone to fighting for her life in what would be remembered as... a "robbery gone wrong." [Police question person of interest in death of volleyball player Megan Boken, FoxNews.com, 8-23-12]:
Dave Marzullo, a police spokesman, said earlier that there was no evidence Boken knew her assailant.
"We don't know whether the suspect was in the vehicle and got out and shot her or if he opened the door and shot her. There are conflicting statements," Marzullo said. But "we are investigating this as an attempted robbery."
Boken, who graduated from Saint Louis University last year, was shot roughly two miles from where she was to play that afternoon in an alumni game on the university's campus.
Boken was talking to her mother when "the phone went static" about the time of the gunfire, her former coach, Anne Kordes, told the Chicago Tribune. Friends grew nervous after Boken failed to appear for the game and they learned from her mother that "something weird happened" during their phone conversation, Kordes said.
"I think everybody was in a frantic mode wondering where she was. Parents were out combing the neighborhoods," she said."...wrong place, wrong time."
"...robbery gone wrong."
Back when this story first broke, the current mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay (who was so quick to declare no racial angle to the hammer execution of Zemir Begic by four blacks), said this of Boken's murder:
“Nothing irritates me more, nothing worries me more when I go to sleep at night and when I wake up every morning than to think about these thugs that are out there, trying to victimize innocent people in our city,” St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said.Just who are those thugs terrorizing St. Louis? Each year, the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department releases an Annual Report to the Community. This report breaks down violent crime and the overall percentage of the racial group arrested for each offense. For our purposes, we'll look at the yearly breakdown of those arrested for aggravated assault, robbery, murder, and forcible rape (the data goes from 1999 - 2012, omitting 2001 with 2013 yet to be made available to the public).
Remember, out of 318,000 people, St. Louis is 49.2 percent black 43.9 percent white (as of 2010 US Census).
Here's the breakdown 1999:
Here's the breakdown for 2000:
Here's the breakdown for 2002:
Here's the breakdown for 2003:
Here's the breakdown for 2004:
Heres' the breakdown for 2005:
Here's the breakdown for 2006:
Here's the breakdown for 2007:
Anything different in 2008? No:
2009? Is it still almost all-black? Yes:
Please, tell me 2010 is different...:
2011? Same old song:
According to 2012 Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis: Annual Report to the Community:
Those thugs worrying you at night, Mayor Slay, out there victimizing the city of St. Louis are almost invariably of the same racial background as the killers of Begic in 2014 and Boken in 2012.
For those protesting police and demanding #BlackLivesMatter, take a good look into data combed from the SMLPD Annual Report to the City to understand why the black community is the only one needing a community relations pipeline with police: without a black community in St. Louis, it's hard to imagine the city needing much of a police force at all.
For then, homicides brushed aside by police spokesman as either the victim being in "...wrong place, wrong time," or a case of a "...robbery gone wrong," would no longer be part of the vernacular.
RIP Megan Boken.
RIP Zemir Begic.