Crime Rate Down in Milwaukee? Yeah Sure!!
What’s With (Some of) Our Black Youth and Milwaukee’s New & Growing Black Mob?
The latest incidents in Milwaukee have gone viral and national. It shows once again a mob “wilding” of youth, mostly Black, looting a gas station on Humboldt and North and injuring a number of people during the July 4th holiday festivities. There is also a new video circulating and several reports that there was “mob-like” behavior at Summerfest last night after a “rap” concert-Wiz Khalifa to be exact.
Down the street and all along Riverwest’s North Avenue there were reports of armed robberies, looting, people hitting others with glass bottles, racial harassment and serious damage to people and property.
When victims called Milwaukee Police, officers did not take official reports, did not prevent further outbreaks and pretty much undermined the entire incident, thus leaving Chief Flynn to clean up the mess. Chief Flynn and Mayor Barrett, for whatever reason, attempted to clean up this “colored mess” by insisting it was an “equal opportunity” wilding incident. “Mob-like” was the term Flynn used.
No Chief Flynn it was a mob, a very dangerous and out of control mob of over 100 or more young Black people!
I am not sure they were angry as some media reports indicated. They seemed quite happy when they were on camera taking entire food displays and merchandise. This is also the 4th recorded incident in the Riverwest area of “mob-like” retaliation against the neighborhood.
So Why the Cover Up?
“He (Flynn) also said it was important to challenge commentary in some blogs and reader comments on news stories that emphasize the race of the victims and suspects.”
Journal Sentinel Online:
Really? Why let the Black community off the hook? Is this preparation for Elections 2012 for Barrett? Is he looking to secure the Black vote, thinking he is going up against Willie Hines? Well that does not make sense to me because these people do not strike me as potential voters.
We can clearly see, it was in fact Black youth and they attacked many people, but only the white people are recanting stories of Blacks using negative racial terms and phrases. Flynn gave stats that make people think this was not a racially motivated incident. How was it not? Who are you fooling Chief Flynn? Young Black kids out of control again; Summerfest, African World Festival, Mayfair, Juneteenth Day, Riverfest, Tech HS, and the list grows.
Is it because Summerfest and the city festival season is a critical source of revenue for the city and any inclination that people may be in danger would cause the city and namely Summerfest substantial loss financially? Not to mention the power and influence Summerfest has. Hell they got a closed parking garage open for business in a short time. Is it really safe? I wouldn’t park there. But less I digress…
Is it because crime is on an upward spiral and Flynn and Barrett are desperately trying to fool people into thinking Milwaukee is as safe as Mayberry? I would think most people in urban Milwaukee know better and those who live in Riverwest are fighting as much as they can to keep Riverwest a family-friendly neighborhood.
Just days ago police caught 4 suspects in a string of armed robberies in Riverwest.
WISN Chanel 12:
“Four people have been charged in connection to a string of armed robberies in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.
Prosecutors said the group shot a man who fought back during a robbery at Fratney and Center streets on Sept. 24.”
Why are Chief Flynn and Mayor Barrett trying to keep us thinking these attacks on other Milwaukeeans not happening? What isn’t being reported, including reports of violence against our own? If this had been a group of law abiding Blacks, would the same outrage be reported? Would there have been a news conference and community meeting? I do not think so.
So that just leaves us with rising crime, a horrible economy, and the fact that in this most racially segregated community, the city has no clue as to how to solve these problems, no jobs to offer, no hope or change to believe in, no MLK to lead us from self-destruction. But is it their place to solve Black crime alone? Our Black leaders are mostly all for self and refuse to call out these incidents or deal with it, leaving us to deal with this in the streets.
When a white man pulls a gun out on a Black youth and shoots him point blank dead then what will happen? Seems to me this is a sad scenario in the brewing and if I were white and got beat down, I would be looking for a little payback too. However that payback is going to be the blood of an innocent kid and then all hell will break out. Am I wrong?
Are Our Kids Racist?
“Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.
“They just said ‘Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,’ ” said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the Fourth of July weekend.”
Journal Sentinel Online:
All across the country there is a new uprising of young people of non-Caucasian persuasion who are using social networking and other methods to meet and cause more harm than good. When is the last time you heard a news story about teens meeting up to clean a neighborhood or read to kids in the Black community? It is happening but that does not make a newscast. But this story does! And the whole city is watching to see how WE respond to it and make it better. They gave up on us a long time ago and now only hope to contain us and they are not inclined to give a hand up so now what do we do?
First, we need to be honest and say yes this issue must be addressed internally. Tom Barrett and Ed Flynn are not going to change anything for our people. They can help though.
Secondly, why are our kids attacking whites and tearing up white areas? For us older folks, there was a time when you did not enter certain parts of the city for fear of police brutality or worse white people. Now kids do not have any fear they just move about the city as if they own it. With conceal and Carry Laws in effect, they are armed again and best to prepare our kids to know that they may be staring down the barrel of a 44 mag Dirty Harry style.
In this latest attack whites reported their attackers were laughing at the blood dripping on their white faces and all types of nonsense. Have we raised racist kids and what kid thinks causing harm to innocent people is okay? Whose kids are these and other than Jason Fields who is on the front line to reverse this trend?
We have said all we can say, we have read all we can stomach and now it’s time for action. My fear is that the motivation for change will be in reaction to an action causing a real race war that has long been stirring in Milwaukee. Will it come to that to make change here in Milwaukee?
Willie, Ashanti, Lena, Tamara, Spencer, Barb, etc…where you at? We need you to be here and present.
Some of our Black elected are doing it every day; David, Milele and Jason. They are on the front lines, they need our support! There are other tired souls who never get recognition nor require it but they are waiting for those with power to come to their aide.
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Chief Flynn Press Conference: