Down in Shreveport, Louisiana, black leaders gathered "the blacks" from the black community together to try and convince them to stop killing each other. [Shreveport leaders work to stop the violence: NAACP town hall meeting, KTAL News, May 16, 2016]:
There, of course, is an answer, though "the blacks" don't want to hear it: black people must be held responsible for their dysfunction and actions, meaning white people must be allowed to distance themselves from the threat of spontaneous blackness.Violence was one of the main talking points at the Monday night's town hall meeting at Evergreen Baptist Church."These kids are killing each other like they don't have no sense," said one community member at the podium."It seems like there's a real increase in crime.There's been a lot of killings that I think the city needs to address. I think we need to find out the root cause for that and find out what we can do to try and prevent particularly this black on black crime," said Shreveport Resident, Bernie Woods.The Shreveport Chapter of the NAACP hosted the event. The goal was to bring city leaders and community members together to talk about problems and the plan to resolve them."It's about all issues. Violence, job discrimination, pay raises, whatever the citizens feel is their issue. We want their issue documented and recorded so we can make sure that elected officials can never say they're not aware," said NAACP Shreveport Chapter President, Lloyd Thompson.Milikyah Etiwh lives in Cedar Grove. She went to the meeting to discuss concerns with the youth and issues relating to HIV in the community."It's enough talking. It's about time that we come up with a solution," she said.There have been five deadly shootings in Shreveport in less than two weeks, creating an urgency to find answers."I'm hoping that we can go out in the community and say you all, let's put the guns down, let's find out what the problem is and let's see can we work through them," said Thompson."There is a solution for all problems. You just got to find a root cause and be willing to address them. They're not going to get taken care of overnight," said Woods.Thompson says the meeting was planned several months before the string of shootings. The Shreveport Chapter of the NAACP hosts them all year and plans to continue doing so until people get answers.
Unfortunately, "the blacks" can't stop killing each other... especially in Shreveport.
Even after a few hours had passed since a city-wide "Stop the Violence" rally concluded, "the blacks" can't stop killing each other. [1 dead following Cedar Grove shooting, KLSA.com, May 25, 2016]:
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in Cedar Grove that left a man dead.
Police were called to the 400 block of West 74th street near Linwood and Bernstein Avenue just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
When they arrived, 23-year-old Javonte Taylor was inside of a house dead from gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Police say Taylor was in the house when he and other people in the house got into an argument and at some point someone pulled out a weapon and fatally shot him.
"This is a senseless tragedy. We have a young man who's lost his life tonight, I'm sure, over nothing that's even worth it," said Cpl. Marcus Hines on the scene of the shooting. "We're talking about a life that can't be replaced. We're talking about grieving family members. So this is something that is senseless and needs to stop."
Officers got a search warrant and found a sizable quantity of suspected narcotics inside the home packaged for sale. Police believe illegal drugs were sold from the house.
Investigators are interviewing witnesses and working to find anyone who may have been involved. Based on continuing investigation, police say the killing does not appear to be random.
No suspect descriptions were immediately available.
Police are asking anyone with any information about the crime to contact Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,0000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.
The shooting comes just hours after a city-wide rally to 'stop the violence.'You have to love "the blacks"... every day in America, they work overtime to confirm long-held stereotypes and provide empirical evidence as to why Jim Crow, sundown laws, restrictive covenants, and state-enforced segregation was the only manner in which to white people could peaceably live with them.
They can't even live peaceably together.