Monday, May 23, 2016

"No Violence Day" in 83% Black Detroit Ends With Nine Shot and Two Killed

Easily the best story of 2016.

Easily.

Life in 83 percent black Detroit never fails to provide comedy for those who don't wish to be a causality of modernity. [Detroiters hold "No Violence Day" to protest crime in the city, Fox2Detroit, May 23, 2016]:
While the weekend proved to be very violent, some Detroit community members held a "No Violence Day" demonstration.

Eleven funeral homes joined the demonstration -- from the west side to the east -- parading their hearses through the city.
Prior to this latest shooting -- in the 24 hours prior -- nine people had been shot and two were killed. A 15 year-old girl is in critical condition.
"This is our protest against violence," said Pastor Ovella Davis of the United Communities of America. "We have to let those that  are engaged in violence know that it's not acceptable. As people, we're tired of it and we're asking them to stop."
The demonstration ends with a rally at Martin Luther King High School.
 The experiment has gone on long enough.

No longer should our children be sacrificed to the false of god of equality, with generations forced to endure the insanity of today so tomorrow some disingenuous white liberal can lecture them about how "the current year" disqualifies their formerly sane view point as bigotry or discrimination.

And to think, the "No Violence Day" demonstration ended with a rally at Martin Luther King High School...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Seven years went under the bridge. Like time was standing still. Heaven knows what happens now...

Yesterday, I happened to be in the same city where all this was birthed.

May 22, 2009.

Seven years ago.

What started out as a joke has morphed into something else.

Entirely.

Whatever the reason you decided to read SBPDL for the first time, come back and invest more your day/night, ultimately deciding to stick around and become a reader, I thank you.

It means a lot.

You'll never understand what it means to know how this site grew from a joke into something that motivates people to do something on their on own: be it a blog, podcast, videos, or some other form of activism, you'll never quite know how big an impact you have until someone sends you a private email saying, "if it wasn't because of your site, I'd have never..."

So thank you for reading SBPDL and deciding to become one of those who can see.

So, what comes next?

Stick around.

The fun's just getting started.




Friday, May 20, 2016

CNN Blames "Deadly Streets" For the Violence in Savannah, GA (With the Real Culprit Being Deadly Blacks)

Was reading a CNN article about how majority black Savannah, Georgia has "Southern Charm, Deadly Streets…"

Do the streets eat people? Are the streets booby trapped or are there IEDs strategically placed throughout Savannah that make these streets so… deadly?

Nope. 

The answer is quite simple. 

Black people make the streets dangerous. [Leaders seeking ways to save Savannah's young black males, SavannahNow.com, May 2, 2016]:
Black males ages 30 and under are more likely to be the victims of violent crime in Chatham County and far more likely to commit those crimes than any other segment of the population, statistics show. 
And black males account for 67 percent of those in the Chatham County jail.All of that despite the fact that blacks ages 10-29 years account for less than 10 percent of the local population. 
“There’s something wrong with this scenario,” said Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Van R. Johnson II. “We are tired of hearing about black kids being shot, kids dying. 
“I am a black male, and I can never be all that I can be as long as they’re not all they can be.” 
Johnson, who is a board member of the National League of Cities, recently brought together a group of local officials and citizens for a session with league Senior Fellow Leon Andrews Jr. to look for common grounds for discussions of how to deal with a troubling issue that Johnson said reaches the entire community. 
A common thread was that the problem affects the community, and rather than a need for more studies there is a pressing need for solutions that can work. 
“Don’t create another task force or another meeting,” Andrews urged the group meeting at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.  
Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson added, “It’s going to take the entire city and county in this. … It is about African-American males in this community.  
“It is better to ask our young people what they want and plan with, not for them.” 

Local, national trend 
In fact, Johnson said what we are seeing in Savannah mirrors the experience nationwide — in part the disproportionate amount of violence and incarcerations of black males. 
In Chatham County, for example, the 67 percent of black males in the local jail’s population of 1,490 inmates compared to only 19 percent who are white males. 
“The problems of the 10 percent are affecting the other 90 percent of our community,” Johnson said. 
“This is a national problem,” he said. “We only see it in Savannah.” 
Johnson said the current national discussion involving white police officers and black male victims frustrates him but is beyond the local reach, and he said the core problem is long in the making. 
“I’m concerned and outraged about it,” Johnson said. “It’s disturbing. (But) I can’t do anything about that.” 
So far this year, he said, 23 black males have been the victims of homicides with 16 of those under the age of 30 and four between ages 12 and 16.  
“That we can do something about,” Johnson said. “Black lives matter regardless of who takes their lives.”  
He recalled recently attending the funeral of a 15-year-old black male who was killed while playing with a gun. 
“It’s tragic,” he said. “Mothers should not have to bury their kids.”  
Stats tell story 
The raw numbers are not good. 
 Nationwide, homicide is still the leading cause of death for black males ages 15–34 
 In some states black men are incarcerated on drug charges at rates 20 to 50 times greater than white men despite studies showing that people of all colors use and sell illegal drugs at remarkably similar rates. 
 In major cities ravaged by the war on drugs, as many as 80 percent of young black males now have criminal records that are subject to what some critics call “legalized discrimination for the rest of their lives.” 
 If current trends continue, one in three young black men will serve time in prison.In Savanah/Chatham County, the numbers are similarly concerning. 
 Homicides remain the third highest cause of death for black males from 2009-2013. 
 Among youths ages 30 and under, black males are more likely to be the victims of violent crimes — 49.4 percent — as well as perpetrators of violent crimes — 78.6 percent. 
 So far in 2014, 23 black males have been the victims of a homicide in Chatham County. Of those, 16 were under age 30, four were 16 and younger. 
 In 2013, 1,335 young black males ages 21 and under were arrested in the county. 
 Of the Chatham County jail population of 1,490, 991 or 67 percent are black males. 
Johnson said the issue is exacerbated by the local avoidance of talking about the problem. 
Whites fear discussion will label them as being “racist;” blacks fear being labeled as “Uncle Toms, forgetting your roots.” 
“We say it’s OK to talk about it,” he said. “We have to do better than this.” 
“We’re not here to point blame,” Johnson told the group. “We’re talking about solutions. We have to do this together. We have to do this as a community.”
I've been to Savannah a number of times, having spent a lot of my time in college visiting the city and enjoying River Street (in middle school, we visited the city on a field trip and I had the pleasure of seeing a rather large busted chick flash some of her friends while boating on the Savannah River, a memory which has always endeared me to the city).  

But there is one problem in the city, which is also a problem for Detroit, Memphis, Indianapolis, Birmingham, Baltimore, and… every other city in America with a large black population. 

Whoops. 

Gave the problem away. 

Blacks. 

The streets don't make Savannah a violent place; the streets aren't killing black people and driving away tourists and working to depreciate property value (thereby depleting tax revenue); it is black people and black people alone who are responsible for the violence in Savannah. 

Make Savannah Great Again by pointing out the reason Savannah is no longer great is due entirely to its now majority black population. 



Thursday, May 19, 2016

Evie Grace Blackburn Would Have Been Born Today If Davey's God Existed...

“Glorious Odysseus: don’t try to reconcile me to my dying. I’d rather serve as another man’s labourer, as a poor peasant without land, and be alive on Earth, than be lord of all the lifeless dead." -- The Odyssey

Years ago, I remember how much this scene in Homer's tale of Odysseus' trip home after the events of the Trojan War touched me. But I never knew quite why until today. 

A photo that haunts me every day: Davey, Weston, and Amanda Blackburn: Amanda, and the child she carried, were murdered by three black home invaders in late 2015

Greeting the spirit of Achilles in Hades, Odysseus learns a harsh, harsh truth about death and the glory of life. [Davey Blackburn remembers Amanda on her due date, Indy Star, May 19, 2016]:

Yesterday should have been a joyous day for the Blackburn family. Amanda was meant to give birth to their second child, Evie Grace. Instead, it was a day of mourning for a father and child left behind after a brutal murder. 
Davey Blackburn took to Instagram to post a poignant note about the loss of his wife and unborn child. 
 "Today I would have been a dad of two," he wrote. "Today was Evie Grace's due date. Although I never met her I loved her more than I ever thought I could love a little one. I never could wrap my mind around how one could love 2 kids equally until the day Amanda told me she was pregnant again. In that moment my heart expanded to twice it's original capacity. I love you Evie Grace and I can't wait to see you and your beautiful mommy again one day. Happy Birthday, sweetie!" 
Davey also reminisced about a letter Amanda wrote him before the birth of their first child. "I keep it beside my bed to pull out and read on those days I need inspiration to keep being a good dad." 
Amanda was shot and killed on Nov. 10 during a home invasion. She was 12 weeks pregnant at the time. Three men have been charged in connection with her death, which is believed to be part of an 8-day crime spree. Larry Taylor, 18, Jalen Watson, 21 and Diano Gordon, 24, all face murder and burglary charges. 
Amanda is survived by her husband Davey, a pastor, and a young son, Weston.



My faith died entirely with this story (I grew up Methodist). 

Entirely.

Evie Grace and your beautiful wife were murdered by three black males (who also raped your wife, Amanda), Davie, and yet you babble about nonsense verified by… no one.

Absolutely, no one.

You'll never, ever see your wife or unborn child, but you can see your son everyday.

Davie, your wife and unborn child were murdered by three black males: no celestial reinforcements were sent from the heavens to save Amanda and Evie as the former was being sexually assaulted and ultimately murdered.

They are dead.

At least Amanda Blackburn dared fight back to defend the life of your unborn child, Davie. No angels appeared to protect her… [Amanda Blackburn Fought and Got Shot Three Times, Including Once in Back of Head, Christian Post, November 24, 2015]:
On the morning Amanda Blackburn, the pregnant wife of Resonate Church pastor, Davey Blackburn in Indiana, was killed, a neighbor said she heard two gunshots and what sounded like a woman scream. 
copy of the affidavit of probable cause against her suspected killer, Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, and his accomplice, Jalen Watson, 21, released Monday by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, painted an agonizing picture of why that scream was most likely Amanda's. 
The autopsy conducted on Amanda Blackburn on Nov. 12 revealed: "(She) sustained a gunshot wound to the back of her head. She also had a gunshot wound to the lower left arm which traveled up to her biceps. She also had a through and through gunshot wound which entered and exited her upper back." 
She also had "scratches to her left cheek, a split lip and a lower tooth knocked out." 
After a failed attempt, Watson was eventually able to withdraw money using one of the stolen cards. The informant said Watson and Gordon then wanted to leave Taylor with Amanda but he threatened to kill her if they did. When they eventually picked him up, he later confessed that he "killed the woman." 
"Taylor stated that she charged at him and he shot her somewhere in the upper body so he would not be scratched. Taylor then told them that he leaned over her body and shot her in the back of the head. He leaned further, looked at her face, and watched her bleed," explained the informant.
There is more life in the story of how Amanda Blackburn and Evie Grace spent their final moments on earth then in the living, breathing body of Davey Blackburn today.

I never quite understood the power of the exchange between the living, breathing Odysseus and the dead Achilles until today, reading the post of Davey Blackburn "remembering" Amanda and Evie Grace.

Three black males murdered your wife and unborn child, and in the face of death she dared fight for life instead of resorting to prayer to prolong her (and Evie's) existence…