We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This story is so familiar. As a area acquires more black students the schools experience more and more violence. I don't think it has to be this way. I blame the race pimps and activists who are constantly using these very problems to try to get exemptions for people of color to abide by the law or act civilly. The principals, teachers, police and city authorities cave in to the pressure and ignore, forgive, accept and excuse this increasingly violent behavior. Those authorities who refuse to cave in get fired or encouraged to leave.
It is likely that Trayvon Martin would be alive today if the schools and police and mostly his mother and father had forced him to be responsible for his mistakes and crimes. Now he is being glorified as though he was an innocent victim; how does that help others who might be following his bad example? And his mother is no making a decent living as the mourning mother of the innocent victim. I assume this allows her to buy a better quality of drugs for her habit.
I don't think it has to be this way! We could fix this. We could raise all children to have a decent chance of success in life and to avoid legal trouble. We absolutely could do it. But we won't.
It can not be fixed until the black family is fixed which won't happen until welfare is fixed. For many black families it seems the government is viewed as a better provider than black males. The providing is even better the more kids you have. Either fix those perverse incentives or fix the black females. And yes, this applies to all the welfare households with continued birthing outside of marriage problems and picking the government as your provider of choice.
Just checked in with DH in DC. Shooting between University and Military Fort on road which runs directly to national capital. Looked up the homicide count in DC 37 already this year! Unfortunately, the demorats won't talk about this problem. One is not safe to walk in our nation's capital.