I heard on the news early this week that Chattanooga had 55 shootings this year as compared to 35 this time last year. And this was before the shooting the other night that took two lives. So what are the "concerned" clergy complaining about? Well, of course, Sheriff Hammond and his dedicated officers who enter the war zone every night.
I would suggest maybe they concentrate their efforts on why so many blacks as young as 12 are on the streets at 4 a.m. Or why so many are shot while either sitting in their car or on their porch? Where exactly are their parents and why do they have no concern about their kids being out at every hour of the night?
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I agree with Douglas Jones wholeheartedly. It seems that in today's woke environment, the plight of young black people only matter to the clergy and BLM if they can find a white person to blame.
Critical race "theory", please.
I for one am sick of hearing people trying to find someone to blame for their self-induced problems.
Sam Lewallen, Jr.
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Douglas, when you used cops and crooks in the same sentence as if there's not distinction between the two, doesn't that proves just how much lower civilized society has sunken into that deep dark abyss of inhumanity?
Here's a clue: Crooks are going to do what crooks have always done. Commit crimes. Beat up, shoot, rob, take advantage of vulnerable citizens.
The cops position is to 'protect and served' those citizens who'd otherwise become victims of crooks. When cops start to behave no better than the crooks they arrest, then all that 'protect 'n serve' has failed. And all we're left is who gets to us first; to beat up, rob, use us as target practice. Whatever.
And that's where many of us are now. Should we take our chances fighting off the crooks or crooked cops? If I defend myself against a crook, survive it or not, I become a she'ro! You'll be the first to praise my bravery. If I defend myself against a crooked cop, survive it or not, I become the villain who "didn't comply." Who caused the cop to "fear for his/her life." And therefore, I got what I deserve for 'not following commands.' I'm then the criminal, likely with a felony. There's really not a good choice in there anywhere between the two.
Those 'mysterious' drive bys-- are questionable, as they should be. Anyone can carry out a drive by and blame it on the obvious and expected. Even you, Douglas, can drive up, spray a few bullets and ta-da! Quickly exit the area, and it will all be blamed on the obviously expected.