Dangerous neighborhoods meaning black neighborhoods. [St. Louis police chief wants special unit to target crime hot spots, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12-1-10]:
"The overwhelming majority of our homicides are being committed as a result of gang and drug activity," [Dan] Isom said in a statement. "And while some of these people are choosing to lead these lifestyles, the fact is, they are often leading them in a neighborhood filled with people who are making no such choice, people who are hardworking, law-abiding citizens and who want their neighborhoods back."What about those white citizens who want their neighborhoods back, forever lost to becoming just another of Africa in America (white flight is simply the collective decisions by individual white families to seek an existence more suitably European than African).
One day, we'll realize we've been asking all the wrong questions...
Only 100 years ago, a saner, healthier racial reality flourished. Writing in Lions of the Valley: St. Louis, Missouri, James Neal Primm details a curious moment in the history of the city seemingly validated by the presence of "doll houses" in areas of St. Louis that have gone from all-white to all-black. Primm's book is the seminal account of the history of St. Louis, and this excerpt speaks volumes to the truth of why white people fought for the integrity of their neighborhoods (so the houses wouldn't "doll houses" in the hands of blacks):
White neighborhood associations in St. Louis which were close to black areas organized the "United Welfare Association" in 1911, found a powerful, well-heeled ally in the Real Estate Exchange, and began a persistent campaign for segregation ordinance. After repeated rejections by the Municipal Assembly, the U.W.A. circulated an initiative petition in 1915 to enact "An ordinance to prevent ill feeling, conflict and collision between the white and colored races" by requiring "the use of separate blocks for residence" and mandating segregation in churches and dance halls. The U.W.A. was not prejudiced, it claimed, it only sought the greatest good for the greatest number by protecting property values. (p. 436)Only 100 year later, those neighborhoods once kept safe via restrictive covenants are home to some one of the most violent populations in the entire country (the blighted ruins of the homes a reminder of a grander yesterday), an example of the tremendous capacity for decline from European standards Africans in America possess.
Which brings us to February 2, 2015. [Stray bullet hits woman in St. Louis neighborhood slated for beefed up patrols, St. Louis Post-Dispatch]:
A woman in the West End neighborhood was shot in the chest early Monday, apparently hit by a stray bullet fired into her home about five hours before St. Louis police were scheduled to blanket the neighborhood with more patrols.
The woman, 36, was conscious as paramedics rushed her to a hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition.
She had heard her car alarm sounding at about 5:15 a.m. Monday in the 5900 block of Horton Place. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the woman looked outside and saw four men standing near her car. Then, a bullet came through her window and hit her in the chest.
Police have made no arrests in the case. Police did not release her name.
St. Louis kicked off a new wave of police patrols in that neighborhood at 10 a.m. Some officers are in uniform, driving marked police cars; others will be in unmarked vehicles wearing plain clothes.
The West End neighborhood, a tiny portion of the Wells Goodfellow neighborhood and part of Hamilton Heights are the focus this week of the St. Louis Police Department's hot-spot policing. The locations were announced in January.
The scene of the shooting on Horton Place is north of Delmar Boulevard, and between North Skinker Parkway and Goodfellow Boulevard. The boundaries of the West End neighborhood are Page Boulevard on the north, Delmar Boulevard on the south, Belt Avenue and Union Boulevard on the east, and St. Louis city limits on the west.
For this reason, police presence must be increased in heavily black area via "hot spot" police tactics.
Shania Harrison, a black resident of one of the areas where this 'hot spot' policing will occur, told the St. Louis Fox affiliate of how glad she was this endeavor was taking place. [City residents speak out about hot spot policing, Fox2Now.com, 1-26-15]:
“I’m a workin mama. I work every day. I take care of my kids. It’s dangerous. You have to run in the house at nights. You have to grab yo’ kids. They shootin’ everyday. My kids are askin’ me, ‘why they keep shooting fire crackers at my house?’ and I cant do nothing but tell my babies ‘don’t worry about that. We say our prayers every night. We say our prayers every night."
Hilariously, those three areas of St. Louis are:
- Hamilton Heights: 97 percent black, 1 percent white
- Wells-Goodfellow: 97.5 percent black, .7 percent white
- West End: 84.9 percent black, 8.1 percent white
The U.W.A. was not prejudiced, it claimed, it only sought the greatest good for the greatest number by protecting property values.
Only a century after white individuals collectively gathered in St. Louis to protect the integrity of their property for future generations, the "doll houses" and dilapidated structures throughout heavily black North St. Louis stand as a silent monument to the morality of their position.
The difference is elucidated simply as what Europeans in America create versus what Africans in America inherit and watch disintegrate.