Nice show & thanks to all the officers who risk their safety to protect our communitie
One would almost think that there are NO White people who commit the same types of crime(s) in those cities!!
Or is is that the Police Depts. in the White communitie
SPIKE TV airs a show 'DEA' which is much more evenly balanced! I can no longer accept A&E uneveness & have chosen to no longer watch this show (as if they'd really give a &*(&^%%$% !!
I have discussed this also within my circle of contacts & they also agree! If / When this changes we may return....
According to the U.S. Department of Justice:
Blacks are seven times more likely to be homicide victims than whites. Blacks are eight times more likely to commit murder than whites. Memphis is 61% black, 33% white, the remaining 6% Hispanic or Asian. After crunching the numbers the results are as follows for Memphis or any other city where blacks make up a 2/1 majority over whites: For every one murder committed by a white person, sixteen murders have been committed by a black person. Since blacks are double the population and have an eight times higher murder rate, blacks make up the majority of the First 48. In order to find out if this show is "racist", for every sixteen black murder episodes there should be one white episode. Someone who frequents the show should keep tabs on this.As a young black man, I cannot agree that this show is racist. Since blacks are responsible for 16 out of every 17 murders in Memphis, it is no wonder why the vast majority of the accused are black. It's not racist; it's just the facts.
This reminds me of a newspaper article out of Louisianna which reported on the drowning deaths of several black children. The family went to a creek for a bar-b-que, and the children were swimming. After encountering a sudden drop off in the water, they were in over their heads. They all drowned. Who was to blame? The family for letting the children who couldn't swim go in the water? Of course not. We pulled the race card again. The whites were blamed for the children's inability to swim. The reasoning behind it was that during segregation, blacks were not able to learn how to swim since they were banned from public pools, therefore the whites were at fault for the drowing deaths of the children in 2010. The last time I checked, it did not take 40+ years to learn to swim. I blame the parents for their deaths, not the white people who kept us out of the pools. They had every chance to learn to swim. Once again, the race card at work.
I'm sick of it. Wake up people, let's take accountability for our actions. Accountability is a word that has been missing from our vocabulary for quite some time. We don't end up in jail, we choose to break the law and must live with the consequences. I'll leave you with this:
According to the USDOJ, blacks are 2.5 times as likely to commit a hate crime based on race than whites.
Edited by BigRick, 2 years ago
First I would like to state that the only "race" that matters is the "Human Race". The days of judging a person by skin color or religion publicly are long behind us. However, "the race card" is being used probably more now then ever. Laws had been made to prohibit crimes against a person based on race or religion, hence the term "Hate Crime". Although in my opinion, all violent crimes against any Human should be deemed a "Hate Crime". We are all human beings first, and no-one has a right to harm anyone physically (defending yourself obviously is the exception). One major problem is a lack of accountabilty for one's own actions and "the race card" is mainly used as an excuse for bad behaviour. "You do the crime, you do the time" is a simple explanation for criminals to understand, and it has nothing to do with your skin color. It is no secret that most adolescent black males are proud to be "gangstas" and "thugs", but no-one ever asks WHY. So let us ask the question WHY before we assume it is because of "racism". It is time to stop making excuses and find the root of the problem. Is it common knowledge that alot of black men are proud to have many "baby mommas", doesn't that seem like a good place to start to figure out a solution? What kind of father can these men be to their children? What kind of role models can these fathers be? The 13 year old black youth that gets a life sentence for murder was once a sweet 9 year old boy before he was mis-guided in the wrong direction. It is the responsibility of the parents to guide their children on a life path that benefits that child's future in society. It is the hardest job on the planet to be a parent and the most important job a person will have in thier life, its importance should not be taken lightly. Being a "gangsta" or "thug" should not be a goal of any young man, regardless of skin color....and it wasn't society that taught them this. "Popping a cap in your ass" actually means shooting a bullet from a gun into another human being to kill them, plain and simple, so why is this a sense of pride created only by those in the black community? These teens are not at war, and should not be taught that they are. The only people in todays society teaching these boys that their skin color is a downfall in their life is their own community. Poverty is not an excuse to teach your children to be anti-society. Poverty is all over the world, not just in black communities. It seems that black men are perpetuating a myth that their skin color is still a factor for their position in life, that was then and this is now. It is time to look in the mirror and take accountability. Your own actions and choices are the ONLY factor that will make or break your life. WE ARE ALL THE SAME RACE-THE HUMAN RACE!
Edited by thetruthteller, 1 year ago
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