Far too late.
Our job is to survive.
|The black population in 64 percent black Memphis is irredeemable...|
There is no reform for America, nor hope. All that is left is a doubling-down on the same insanity driving the destruction of this nation, seemingly accelerating on a weekly basis.
And our job is to survive.
Whereas once our major cities saw network affiliates host phone banks to raise money for various causes or charities seeking to improve the community, now 64 percent black Memphis has broken new ground in defining indecency and destitution with a 'crime phone bank'... a clear sign of the utter degeneracy of the black community. [Fight back against crime phone bank today, WREG.com, 4-15-15]:
People in Memphis are angry after a weekend of violence where innocent lives were taken.
News Channel 3 is helping you fight back!
A panel of community leaders and law enforcement will join WREG to hear what you have to say.
If you have ideas on how to combat the violence or even have a real crime tip to pass along, we want to hear it.
Join us on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
We will have a phone bank set up for you to call and will post the phone number here and on social media.
We’re giving you a chance for your voice to be heard.A phone bank against crime, in a city where the claim of "Black Lives Matter" (sic) truly falls on deaf ears... [Hard Truth: Black-on-black homicides are a big problem in Memphis., Memphis Flyer, 8-29-13] and [Black, White, and Dead: Most of the murders in Memphis are cases of "black-on-black" crime., Memphis Flyer, 7-20-2006]
Memphis is a city whose black population required the creation of the Memphis Gun Down program, a program dedicated to decreasing the violence committed by young black people; from this grew the Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program, all because black people in Memphis refuse to put the gun down. [Hospital Intervention Program designed to curb revenge violence, WREG.com, 4-17-15]:
Few said it out loud, but the talk on Durby Circle, where 7-year-old Kirsten Williams was shot down and killed, is that the gunfire may have been revenge.
The night before, a 22-year-old man had been shot on the same street.
“Yeah they getting revenge, but that is just because they can do it,” one citizen told us.
Police knew it too.
One shooting often leads to another.
It`s why the City of Memphis created a Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program through Memphis Gun Down.
When a gun shot victim ends up at places like Regional One Medical Center, an intervention team that knows the neighborhood and players are there to try to calm tensions and prevent revenge.
Dozens in Memphis honored two children gunned down in their neighborhoods by rallying for peace. The event was organized by Memphis Mothers Against Violence.Some voices were strong; some voices small, but together people stood at Getwell and Rhodes shouting for peace.
“Are you going to wait until police knock on your door and say you`re child has been murdered? Are you going to wait until gang bangers come for you for nothing at all? When do you say enough is enough?” asked Memphis Mothers Against Violence Founder, Bridget Bradley.
This week Memphis is heartbroken over a rash of violence. All on the same day, 15-year-old Cateria Stokes was shot and killed while sleeping in her bed. 7-year-old Kirsten Williams was murdered by gang members’ guns while playing outside on her street. And dozens of teens attacked a Good Samaritan helping an older lady to her car at a gas station.
“We have to take back our streets. These gangs shouldn’t be running our city. The community should run it,” said Bradley.
Memphis Mothers against Violence originally planned this rally for later this month, but after all the brutality, they said it needed to happen now.
“Put the guns down and fight like a man!’ shouted out Frank Gottie. “Not with a fist. I’m talking about with your mind. You got to fight obstacle,” said Gottie.
“As a community, how do we fight with our minds?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston.
“Stick together, respect one another,” replied Gottie.
By sticking together, the group hopes both people and systems change in Memphis.
“Get the judges to enforce these laws instead of cut the laws. Give the police their money back so we can get officers in the streets,” said Frances Rodgers."Memphis Mothers Against Violence?"
We've already learned the violence in Memphis is almost an exclusively black phenomenon, which seems to damage the credibility of the whole 'Black Lives Matter' (sic) campaign.
|A shirt pictured at a rally for peace in 64 percent black Memphis: its very existence serves as|
refutation of the war cry "Black Lives Matter" (sic)
But only a "couple of dozen" people showed up to march against violence in Memphis and rally for peace?
What were other members of the black Memphis community doing? Making excuses for the army they've bred. [Guns And Drugs: Memphis Boy's Instagram Sparking Talk, My Fox Memphis, 4-16-15]:
Guns, weed, gang signs: It's the theme throughout a 13-year-old's 108 Instagram posts.
"This is nothing strange to me," said Stevie Moore with Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, a group counseling troubled youth.
Family members identify the Instagram account belonging to Jonathan; they would not tell FOX13 his last name but did say the teen has faced struggles that led him there like his brother being killed.
"This child didn't learn this by himself. He had a role model," said Moore, "See, a role model is a role model whether it's good or bad."
FOX13 dug through police records and discovered Jonathan has a sister with a record, Desunda Brown; he's posted about her. Brown's rap sheet includes Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery and firearm charges among others.
"They do not have a basic structure. They do not have a positive relationship," said Moore, "So we can point the fingers, all we're going to say is 'It starts at home, we got to get the parents.' The parents we're talking about getting don't care because if they did care than this wouldn't be happening."
Jonathan began tweeting directly to FOX13's Sarah Bleau, starting with "DONT YOU GOT SOMETHING BETTER TO DO MAM."
He did not want to call to talk on the phone but did tweet to Sarah that "people gonna hate" and the reason he posts the pictures is because "chief keef (a Chicago rapper) got famous from that right???"
He added in a Tweet, "YALL WORRIED ABOUT JUST ME WHEN THERE ARE MANY MORE KIDS LIKE ME."
"Everybody's focused on that child," said Moore, "And the child has nothing to do with none of this. The child is not to blame and we're blaming the child.""YALL WORRIED ABOUT JUST ME WHEN THERE ARE MANY MORE KIDS LIKE ME."
There's nothing funny about what's happening to America, but the real joke is there's virtually nothing we can do to stop it.
But we can survive.
And this represents the ultimate act of rebellion, in an age when so much is truly irredeemable.