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Why don't the conservatives talk about the shootings that take place everyday in places like Chicago and Los Angeles? Here in L.A. so many young people die not a week goes by where you don't see some kind of
makeshift street corner memorial. And these killings don't make the evening news, cause as far as most people are concerned it's business as usual for the black community.
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And these killings don't make the evening news, cause as far as most people are concerned it's business as usual for the black community.---hungry4more

This is bad in our neighborhoods.

I occurs to me to adk, 'Are the killings of Europeans, by Europeans, and in the same cities of course, being reported in the evening news?

Maybe the killing is a sociological synergism.

Most of the violent crime in these neighborhoods is related to the 'drug industry', and it is an industry.

The violence in that industry is typically related to marketing, distribution, and product security.

While the value of the market is sustained by addiction to the product, the viability of the market is sustained by the illegality of the product.

So...to answer your question...

According to this logic, the 'killing will stop' when the product is legal.


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Jim Chester
I'm know for a fact that the following statement has been made and is probably overused but I will say it anyway. "Culture of Violence"

All the causal factors have been discussed and evaluated but the point still is that human life has never seemed so cheap as it does today. In our neighborhoods we have people killing each other not to protect homes and family but because they were "disrepected", not sure what "disrepected" means but unless it involves you laying your hands on me, family or personal property I will survive the encounter, if nothing else I don't leave a body behind me for no good reason.

Every senseless death weakens our community, the innocent child catching the stray bullet, what would they have become if given the chance to grow up.
All the causal factors have been discussed and evaluated but the point still is that human life has never seemed so cheap as it does today.---jazzdog

Point well taken.

Key ingredients to the 'madness' is that 'me first' mentality, 'it's my thang', and 'instant gritification'...combined with 'leave my children alone' stirred thoroughly with a liberal dose of 'DeGruy-Leary Effect'.

The antidote for that poison is 'us'.

Look what you get when you add unsatifiable want... addiction.

And...the unrelenting endorsement of the power-base.


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Jim Chester
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Why don't the conservatives talk about the shootings that take place everyday in places like Chicago and Los Angeles?


Why is what "conservatives" do so important to you? Is this some type of affirmation that you seek?

Your statement is like the question "if a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound?"

"If a conservative doesn't comment about homocides in certain cities DOES IT MEAN THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT KILLING EACH OTHER?"

It seems to me that you should be focusing on conflict resolution strategies to reduce any homocides that are occurring.
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Originally posted by jazzdog:
I'm know for a fact that the following statement has been made and is probably overused but I will say it anyway. "Culture of Violence"

All the causal factors have been discussed and evaluated but the point still is that human life has never seemed so cheap as it does today. In our neighborhoods we have people killing each other not to protect homes and family but because they were "disrepected", not sure what "disrepected" means but unless it involves you laying your hands on me, family or personal property I will survive the encounter, if nothing else I don't leave a body behind me for no good reason.

Every senseless death weakens our community, the innocent child catching the stray bullet, what would they have become if given the chance to grow up.


yeah

"We" can't even claim ignorance. The vast majority of these acts is done with malice and forthought. Mad I'm not in the right mindset to comment on this today...I'm liable to throw my laptop up against the wall.
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Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:
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Why don't the conservatives talk about the shootings that take place everyday in places like Chicago and Los Angeles?


Why is what "conservatives" do so important to you? Is this some type of affirmation that you seek?

Your statement is like the question "if a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound?"

"If a conservative doesn't comment about homocides in certain cities DOES IT MEAN THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT KILLING EACH OTHER?"

It seems to me that you should be focusing on conflict resolution strategies to reduce any homocides that are occurring.


I mention conservatives because black conservatives are filling up the airwaves lately talking about all black people need to do is stay in school, get married and don't have babies out of wedlock.

That's all good, but what the right-wing fails to recognize is that the issues are much, much deeper than inane Republican talking points.

In the words of Ice Cube, (I'm paraphrasing) "They give us drugs and guns and call us thugs." It is no accident that there are so many guns in our inner cities. If you think "conflict resolution" will solve that problem, then you're living in a fantasy.

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