In Support Of Color Blind Justice
Recently Elma Hairston, president of the High Point NAACP chapter, said, “Research shows, black people and people of color continue to be disproportionately represented among felony convictions in North Carolina.” That’s true because they disproportionately commit more crimes.
I am so-o-o tired of blacks and people of color crying they are being treated worse than whites. Give me a break. I don’t give a rat’s behind about the skin color of a criminal. White, black, red, green, purple – I just don’t care. If you do the crime, you should do the time. That’s plain, simple and equal justice. That’s an easy concept that everybody knows but is afraid to say out loud because they are afraid of being labeled as xxx (fill in the blank).
Everybody wants to live in safe neighborhoods and don’t care about the skin color of their neighbor. They just want good neighbors and the criminals locked up.
Now let’s talk about improving laws so people don’t go to jail for 20 years for what may be a minor crime, or are first time offenders or juveniles. Of course that depends upon the crime and their criminal history. Nobody put a gun to their head and forced them to commit a crime, so please don’t tell me about their broken home, race or economic status when setting bail or the length of their sentence.
Purse snatching might seem like a minor crime. That is, of course, unless it happens to you, your wife, mother or daughter. It’s easy to talk about what to do when somebody else’s purse is stolen or someone else’s business is looted. Will you still talk in general abstract terms about policing and the judicial system when you or a loved one are victims? Answer: No.
By the way, how often and how much money and property must a business be forced to lose to shoplifters and looters before they close and move out? When they do, the community suffers.
Cashless bail is not the answer. In cities where this is in place, crime rates go up. Duh! Unchecked crimes and criminals that go free will only commit more crimes. Enforce the laws equally for all criminals and stop crying about locking up people who are criminals.
MSNBC And CNN Kings Of Disinformation
I’m in purgatory!
I have to watch MSNBC and CNN with all their incredibly one sided “reporting” because my host does not believe anybody else gives “true reporting.” I’ve occasionally watched these (National Socialist) Democrat Party propaganda organs in order to do comparisons between news reporting organizations and have become convinced that these two are king of the hill on disinformation after having to watch them consistently.
I say all this because the one thing that is done in almost every story and talk is bashing Republicans/conservatives, and it’s not backhandedly. In some cases I find myself laughing at them as they blatantly put out false information, i.e. lies. To their credit they do occasionally report actual news with accurate information
Yes, the other side has their own versions that make it no secret their opinion of Democrats. And quite honestly they disturb me as well because both sides are not only not making things bad, they are, IMO, antagonizing things to the point that radicals on both sides use that as their excuse to do what they do in order to “save the country.”
The people that are hurt most by all this are the people in the middle, on both sides, that are just trying to intelligently decide how to vote. The other thing that is being destroyed is the system by which Americans live.
One thing I’ve been hearing regularly is how Republicans/conservatives are suppressing certain people’s right to vote, yet no details are given. Are they telling them they aren’t registered? Are they locking the doors of selected voting sites? Please give details. And if it is happening, why aren’t immediate investigations started with national news coverage. Maybe because it’s not happening, or at least on the scale they are trying to claim?
Here’s a suggestion. Go back to voting on Election Day only, although I would be willing to agree to adding a couple of days before for early voting, not three months. And make Election Day a national holiday. That’s one excuse for not voting done away with.
And don’t get me started on how we’ve gone from getting results the same night to not knowing for weeks and the phenomenon of suddenly finding boxes of uncounted votes. If they got lost, federally prosecute the election officials and have the final certification stand.
Remember, this is the true voice of we the people!
Thank you Alan and Ken both articles are point on. Crimes are crimes regardless of race and all the media is guilty of not being honest to the people. They are beholden to one party or the other
When I was young I was never wary of any particular race as I walked down the street. Then my father got beat down by two Afro-Caribbean men (as they were called in Britain) after he’d withdrawn cash from a Leicester Building Society ATM. He was a pensioner who needed that money. And his left eye never recovered.
Then here in Greensboro, a black man dressed entirely in black grabbed my wife’s purse full of credit cards and about $80 in cash as she and a friend were headed out for a few drinks as they walked away from Wafco Mills condos, whee we lived. Their evening was ruined, and spent on the phone cancelling credit/debit cards.
Around ten years ago my brother was scoping a possible site for a developer in East London when a large young black male demanded his Rolex. My brother told him to go do something physically impossible. The cowardly criminal sulked off, presumably deciding he had chosen the wrong victim.
Can you see what’s the common factor? I can.
Like the Reverend Jesse Jackson, if I turn around to check footsteps following me and see white people, I feel relieved.
Can you blame me? Can you blame him?
By the way, my friend Nilantha from Sri Lanka always objects to being grouped in with “people of color”, despite having very dark skin (Sri Lanka is close to the Equator).
South Asians may have dark skin, but they are not disproportionately criminal. In fact they commit disproportionately few crimes for their numbers, both in the UK & the US.
The common thread was that they were poor most likely. Here in the US, decades of systemic racism have disproportionately kept minorities within the lower extremes of the income range (although this has been recently improving).
Interesting article on subject that links these issues to phycological issues that might also explain the disparity in violence within minority communities (note comments on PTSD in minority communities)
The overriding issue (to me) is . . . .where are the parents of these hoodlums? All too often we read about teenagers committing crimes, but not a word about their parent (or parents) being charged with neglect. Politicians are afraid to go after the parents due to outrage and fear from the families as being racist. In my youth, if I committed a crime (petty theft, etc.), I knew that my biggest fear would come from my father. THAT is the problem with the minority communities today, a lack of parental oversight, especially those who don’t know who is their father.
Given minimum wage, they are working 2 to 3 jobs to pay bills.
Because people like this are known for being hard working, conscientious and and industrious… in the imagination of liberals.
So what if they were poor?
My grandparents and their extended families all worked as coal miners and steel workers in South Wales. It was only after growing up that I realized how poor we were – and not a criminal among us. Any of us.
Add the racial bias on top of the poverty and imagine the anger, frustration and hate that build up. Read the article I linked to. It is interesting.
Are you really saying that these thugs and criminals are justified because…. “waycism” ??
Perhaps racism endures because it is predicated on reality.
Alvin Carpas is still alive.
I strongly disagree with Ken. He clearly ignores that fact that most crimes occur without an arrest. That is to say that the majority of the time criminals get away with crimes. Just like the majority of time speeders are not given a ticket for speeding. Police can’t be everywhere all the time. So they have to CHOOSE where they are going to police. Study after study clearly shows that policy CHOOSE to police in low-income areas of predominantly black neighborhoods/communities. Or they CHOOSE to pull over black drives for minor infractions with intent to ‘find’ other crimes.
Ken is repeating the white nationalist propaganda and I encourage him and others that believe this narrow-minded line of thinking to read studies such as the one linked below and increase their understanding of the forces that lead to increased incarceration of men of color. You know…go woke!
Hey Chris, police go where the real crimes occur. You do the crime, you do the time. I’m assuming you live in east Greensboro. Enjoy.
Alan, the best example of Republicans working to suppress democrats’ rights to vote is best illustrated from the last election as reported by the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/28/us/politics/election-activists-voter-challenges.html
Happy to share many more examples but I assume you are as biased as you accuse the media of being (don’t disagree that majority of media is biased).
Keep regurgitating the New York Times & Politifact!
You’re a sheep – and you can’t even see it.
Here’s a couple of details for ya, Alan – Gerrymandered districts, removal of voting boxes, reduction of Early Voting, (both in numbers of days and locations) the ‘purging” of voter rolls, often disproportionally slanted towards minorities, et al. Should I go on, or will you just stick your fingers in your ears and go “La la la la, I can’t hear you!” like a child? You really are, as Sheriff Andy Taylor would say – “a bird in this world”.
Early voting…IMO a scam to allow for time to manipulate the vote
Gerrymandering…Both sides guilty.
Removal of Voting Boxes…Federal crime which IF it were happening would be widely reported.
Same with purging of voter rolls.
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Biased response. Yawn
And for those who cry discrimination because police are concentrated in certain neighborhoods, well you go where the crime is. Most would be glad, except the criminals.
My Southern Heritage was established on a mill hill . My mom and Dad worked in the mill for mostly minimum wage. The was an old addage that one didn’t work he/she didn’t eat. We were all poor and just could afford the Pot to throw the proverbial p** out. At this time black and white were all poor. Things have change to today we have since Joe Biden became President to ignore the various groups suchas the blm and antics to burn sections of Dem cities with no repercussions. In fact when they get locked up the Vice President was soliciting money to get them bailed out of jail.
And then if one watches any news these snatch and grabbers are all , mostly,teenage black children. And then they get a pass because in the Dem cities give them a pass to go and steal more. Because if one does not steal above $995 they spend no time in jail.
I read about some this black Roman in Net York had been caught and released way over 200 times. She has yet to spend any time in Jail. Can someone explain how one is a repeat offender and does not spend time in Jail?in Guilford County about 85%of the time when people are breaking the law the individuals are black.
I guess for that reason there should be more blacks in Prison than other races.