No offense to any Texans reading this, but I've never understood the whole mystique about the state.
Houston is a nightmare, and Dallas is nothing more than a laboratory for showcasing black pathologies on a daily basis.
|This isn't a joke...|
Now this. [Dallas’ spiking murder rate sparks ‘Think Before You Thug’ movement, Dallas Morning News, April 20, 2016]:
Former crooks, community leaders and cops have a message to Dallas’ gang members: “Think before you thug.”City Council member Erik Wilson announced the provocatively named awareness campaign Wednesday at City Hall. Wilson said a recent sharp rise in violent crime and slayings – Dallas had 14 more murders this year as of Monday than the city recorded on the same date last year — prompted the effort.
“This is an important issue,” Wilson said. “One life lost is one life too many.”
The campaign is similar in some ways to the pro-Dallas police campaign Operation Blue Shield, which also pushed a community awareness message. But unlike that campaign, “think before you thug” will not be led by business and political elites, Wilson said.
“This is not a top-down effort,” Wilson said. “This is a bottom-up movement.”
Wilson said the effort will rely on community leaders and reformed former gang members, such as Pastor Omar Jahwar and Antong Lucky, to get the message out. The duo, who were former gang members, attended this year’s State of the Union address as guests of House Speaker Paul Ryan. They are also close associates of former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders and have done consulting work for Dallas ISD.
The target for the campaign will be high-crime areas in the city. Police have lined up a community fair meant to spread the word. It’s set for 11 a.m. May 21 at 9759 Forest Lane in far northeast Dallas. The event, sponsored in part by radio station K104, includes basketball games, guest speakers, free food and a job fair.