Imagine living as a white minority in 65 percent black Memphis, a city where white taxpayers subsidize the enormous healthcare bill of black violence. Oh... did we mention Memphis is only 31 percent white?
It's not hard if you try.
|Susan Grissom was found murdered in her home in a white oasis of 65 percent black Memphis (Harbor Town is nearly 70 percent white). She was murdered by a black career criminal|
Now, imagine living in a 70 percent white part of Memphis, an elite community and enviable zip code with a beautiful view of the skyline.
It's called Harbor Town, and it's an exclusive white enclave in a sea of Africans in America.
Imagine a white woman in her home in Harbor Town, only miles from where blacks have turned large portions of Memphis real estate into some of the most shockingly violent places in America.
Now, imagine a black male with a "history of burglary of a building, burglary of a motor vehicle, theft and vandalism" breaks into her home and murders her.
You'd have a situation where the white minority of Memphis, fleeing to an exclusive island whose population is nearly 3/4th's white, lives in a state of siege and persecution not unlike the white minority in South Africa. [Suspect arrested in Mud Island Murder, WREG.com, 11-12-17]:
Memphis police have arrested a man for the murder of a woman on Mud Island.
Kurtrell Williams was arrested in connection with the murder of Susan Grissom, who was found dead in her Harbor Town home on Island Drive on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Police obtained surveillance footage and a photo of a man using Grissom's credit card and shared it with the public Friday.
A flood of Crime Stopper tips lead to police positively identifying Williams as the suspect.
Police located Williams Friday night at a home on Brighton Road and arrested him without incident.Her name is Susan Grissom. She lived in an "aggressively white" area of Memphis where petty crime is unthinkable and a murder something you only see blacks committing on the nightly news. [Neighbors of murdered Harbor Town woman concerned about safety downtown, WMCA Action News Memphis, 11-9-17]:
Concerned residents met Thursday night to discuss safety concerns at the Downtown Memphis Commission’s monthly safety meeting following the homicide of Susan Grissom.
Grissom was found killed at her Harbor Town home Tuesday night.
Memphis Police Colonel Gloria Bullock spoke at Thursday’s meeting.
"I can assure you that we will find out the person/ persons responsible, as we always do," Col. Bullock said.
In the audience, listening with purpose, were friends and people who knew Grissom as a kind-spirited person and devoted mother.
“I was devastated because Susan was just a beautiful person,” said Dawn Inman.
Inman said she came to the meeting looking for insight into the search for Grissom's killer and what city leaders are doing to ensure safety downtown.
"It takes a horrifying event for resources to be allocated?” Inman said. “I don't think that is the right approach.”
Col. Bullock said downtown is one of the safest areas in the city and Police Director Mike Rallings has authorized extra patrols downtown and on Mud Island.
Councilman Berlin Boyd said he pushed for the extra patrols as a way to help residents feel safe.
"After I see that there is a homicide, I send an email requesting that we could get more patrol in that area," Boyd said.
Grissom graduated from Briarcrest in 1979. Her husband, daughter, and brother-in-law all also graduated from Briarcrest.
Grissom was a representative for optometric devices. She worked to connect optometrists in the Mid-South with contact lenses for their patients.Memphis is a 31 percent white city.
Memphis is also a 65 percent black city, one of the most dangerous places in America.
White people sought refuge in Harbor Town, where the amenities of safe streets and rising property values were just a byproduct of their whiteness, just as violent streets and blighted property is a byproduct of blackness found all throughout Memphis.
Susan Grissom is now dead.
A daughter will never speak to her mother again.
A husband will never speak to his wife again.
And a career black criminal who is responsible for all of this will, more than likely, enter a plea deal to see his prison time reduced.
After all, the criminal justice system is inherently racist and the new Jim Crow, right?
But, it goes without saying, when Jim Crow protected a white majority population in Memphis, did home invasions by a black male such as the one you are reading about here, occur?
WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee