In the end, praying for black people to stop killing one another won't work nor will gathering thousands of black males together work to inhibit their low impulse control from taking over: holding rallies and pretending to hold black people accountable for their violent tendencies won't work either; putting "Lord, please stop black people from killing other blacks"on church signs won't shame black people into placidity; in the end, the genetic reality of black peoples inability to sustain the western civilization they inherit courtesy of white flight is but a reminder why Jim Crow instituted long ago. [5 killed in 52 hours in Jeffco: 'Black lives must mean more to black people,' Roper says, AL.com, 9-26-16]:
A violent weekend in Jefferson County left five people dead in just over 48 hours, including a 4-year-old boy playing outside who got caught in the crossfire of an argument over a cell phone.
Three people were shot to death Friday: two in a shootout at a Fairfield gas station, and another inside a downtown Birmingham motel. On Sunday afternoon, the little boy was shot in Birmingham's Ensley community and then, just hours later, a 28-year-old man was killed in the Marks Village public housing community in Gate city.
"Across the nation and in our own metro area, too many of our urban communities are challenged with senseless gun violence,'' Birmingham police Chief A.C. Roper told AL.com Sunday night. "Quite too often our young men of color are pulling a trigger to solve the most basic disagreement where they not only destroy their own lives, but their families and communities."
"These are not random crimes and at some point, black lives must mean more to black people,'' Roper said. "We understand the socio-economic factors that exist, but there is no excuse for this type of recklessness. We should all be saddened and troubled when a 4-year-old loses his life because adults can't solve a simple issue without resorting to violence."
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office this morning released the identities of the five victims killed since Friday: Hason Amin Alford, 30; Darryl Dewayne Grace, 26; Mandel Hardy Lawson Jr., 21; Rodriquez Ferguson, 4; and Cordarrell Caldwell, 28.What once was one of the best cities in the southeastern United States is now just a 75 percent black reminder of what happens when a city becomes just another example of Africa in America.
Once, the fear of Jim Crow held black dysfunction in check.
Now, liberated of this civilization-saving constraint, all that is left in once thriving Birmingham is... Africa in America. [Birmingham Pastor: "Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks", WVTM13.com, 5-11-16]:
The sign outside Birmingham's New Era Baptist Church reads:
"Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks."
The pastor of the church, Michael Jordan, has a knack for posting eye-catching signs. The other side of the sign reads:
"Young black males must respect authority."
"The future generation of black males, they're either in the cemetery or the prisons," said Pastor Jordan. "We don't have a future church or community or leaders because of it."
He said he posted this public prayer for Easter weekend and intends to keep it up until Labor Day.
"They feel like I should not reveal the iniquities in house in the black community. But the proof is in the major murders," he said.
According to Birmingham Police, a whopping 95-98 percent of homicides in 2015 were black on black crimes. Pastor Jordan blames gangster rap and drugs. "Our black boys lack role models. Their role models are dope boys ... and these rich thugs that sell drugs," he said. "Our role models are not doctors and lawyers now.
They idolize these fellas that make a lot of money and then end up getting killed."The Reverend says only 20 percent of his congregation are young black males. "A white policeman can stop me, it's 'Yes sir, no sir, you need my VIN number, you need my driver's license and insurance and it's no problem'" said Pastor Jordan.
"The young black male has been taught disrespect ... and they don't respect the police's authority." Pastor Jordan said he hopes his sign ignites other black pastors to spread the message from their pulpits.
"We are the leaders in the black community so it must start with the black pastor."It won't work.
In the end, all of this represents one of the great jokes of all time, which would debilitatingly hilarious if only the punchline wasn't our civilization being destroyed.