In Thursday’s Washington Post a headline suggests an escalating war is going on in Baltimore, “As police struggle to solve homicides, Baltimore residents see an ‘open season for killing.” Underneath the headline is a picture of a sad Black woman sitting on her knees in a church [see below].
The article’s writers believe that Baltimore cops are struggling to solve murder cases because the mostly Black population in Baltimore does not work with police to solve them. To exaggerate the importance of this premise the racist suspect writers claim murders are increasing. No data is provided. It states,
“As Baltimore has seen a stunning surge of violence, with nearly a killing each day for the past three years in a city of 600,000, homicide arrests have plummeted. City police made an arrest in 41 percent of homicides in 2014; last year, the rate was just 27 percent, a 14 percentage point drop.”
The racist suspects then state,
Baltimore is also one of 30 cities that have seen an increase in homicides in recent years, with the greatest raw number increase in killings of any city other than Chicago, which has four times the population. While homicide rates remain near historical lows in most American cities, Baltimore and Chicago are now both seeing murder tallies that rival the early 2000s.”
As stated no data is presented to support their belief in ”a raw number increase,” or “stunning surge in violence” or the “open season for killing going on.”
Mixing actual facts with nonsense the racist suspect writers also claimed:
“While homicide rates remain near historical lows in most American cities, Baltimore and Chicago are now both seeing murder tallies that rival the early 2000s.”
Contrary to the above, according to a report “Crime in 2018: Updated Analysis” released last week by the non-partisan, Brennan Center at NYU School of Law, Baltimore’s 2018 murder rate is projected to decline by 7.4 percent. In fact, last week, Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle and Mayor Catherine Pugh acknowledged homicides are trending down in 2018. [MORE]
According to the Brennan Center report “the 2018 murder rate in the 30 largest cities is estimated to decline by nearly 6 percent.” Additionally, in contrast to the Post’s assertions, “The murder rate in Chicago — which increased significantly in 2015 and 2016 — is projected to decline by 18.1 percent in 2018.“
The report also states “the overall crime rate in the 30 largest cities in 2018 is estimated to decline slightly from the previous year, falling by 1.8 percent. While this conclusion is based on preliminary data, if the trend holds, the crime rate will fall to its lowest since at least 1990.” Moreover, “violent crime rates are projected to decline in the majority of the 30 largest cities through the end of 2018. Overall, the violent crime rate is estimated to decrease by 2.7 percent, continuing a downward trend from 2017.” [MORE]
The war going on is the relentless propaganda against Black people. Also propagandized is the jesusized need to promote fear and dependence on Government; what would we do without it? Factually supported or not, elite racists continue to propagandize Chicago and Baltimore violence for their political purposes. It is usually done under the pretense of concern about Black people and their communities. The newsworthiness of stories about the crime rate in places where Black people live are “scripted using stereotypes grounded in White racism and White fear of Black crime.” [MORE] A recent study by the Sentencing Project found that White Americans overestimate the proportion of crime committed by people of color, and associate people of color with criminality. Many media outlets reinforce the public’s racial misconceptions about crime by presenting African Americans and Latinos differently than whites – both quantitatively and qualitatively. As explained by Dr. Amos Wilson, "in the context of White American domination there is no innocent Black male, just Black male criminals who have not yet been detected, apprehended or convicted. Their mere presence inspires in White Americans, fears of being assaulted, raped, robbed, or some other indefinable dread of being criminally victimized." [MORE] Toward this end, the media, which is a white owned enterprise with billions of dollars at their disposal, present information in accord with the appetite of the racist reader/viewer and not in accord with the realities of life.
Dr. Amos Wilson explains,
"Alleged Black criminality, while evoking White American fear and loathing, reassures them of their vaunted self-worth, their assumed innately superior moral standing, of their self-congratulatory self-constraint in contrast with presumed Black American unworthiness, innate inferior moral standing, inherent criminality, lack of self-constraint and self-control.
White America's self-appreciation is enhanced as it insatiably feeds on overblown reports about Black criminality while denying its own incomparable criminal record, and its own racist-imperialist incubation and giving birth to the very same criminal forces which now threaten to destroy it.
Black criminals function as a negative reference group vital to maintaining the White American self-image.” [MORE]
Exaggerated crime rates are part of “white propaganda” which Dr. Blynd explains as “a game two can play—which consists simply in repeating '"I am better than you" and "you are utterly unlike (opposite to) me" over and over again; despite the historical record to the contrary.”
Gullible unsuspecting Black readers usually associate the kind of “data” presented as fact in the Washington Post with racist Republicans and their media outlets. However, often overlooked is how racist suspect liberals use so-called Black on black violence in Chicago and Baltimore and elsewhere to propagandize racism white supremacy and ad-hoc liberal ideologies such as gun control, the disarmament of law abiding Black folks, the moral suasion of racists and reforming police departments.
Here, pursuant to liberal ideology we are to believe that police are here to serve and protect us and are primarily engaged in “police work” in the “community.” According to this logic, Baltimore cops have broken trust with the Black community because of its unaccountability resulting from the actions of a few bad apples in an imperfect system trying to get it right. As a result, they are unable to solve murders.
However, in reality, cops exist primarily to consensually manage the behavior of Blacks & Latinos within a free-range prison controlled by Government. Their goal is to place you in greater confinement. Anything else cops do, good or bad, is random or incidental to said goals.
As Dr. Blynd observes, "people who are awake see cops as mercenary guards that remind us daily through acts of force, that we are simultaneously both enemies and slaves of the Corporate State - colonized, surveilled and patrolled by the desensitized and lobotomized drones of the colonizers." [MORE]
As with disjointed racist republican drivel, liberalism in general cannot explain or address the phenomenon of this racist system of control [everywhere Blacks and whites live in proximity the whites are in control]. It has no explanation for the system of racism white supremacy and avoids addressing it entirely by discussing bigotry and other distracting subjects. Ad hoc liberal positions are a patchwork of disjointed stances intended to increase the numbers of the Democratic party - not empower Black people or provide any meaningful explanation of the clearly visible phenomenon of racism going in right in front of our eyes.
Dr. Blynd explains,
Black-on-Black Crime - a psycho-political euphemism, unwittingly used and abused by African-Americans and deliberately by Caucasians, describing demographic criminal activity in general, as people commit violent crimes on people who live in closest proximity to them, and the violence mostly occurs by those and to those who are held hostage under chronic and cyclical economically disadvantaged circumstances and environments. Do you ever hear of the slogan "White-on-White" crime? Most violent crimes (by number and by percentage of population) take place by Caucasians against Caucasians. Where's the associated terminology? (See Gangbanking & Racism." [MORE]