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    Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    CHICAGO - The funeral of a Chicago teen who was beaten to death on his way home from school drew civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan on Saturday, both calling for an end to youth violence. <snip.>

    Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teen's funeral - Crime & courts- msnbc.com

    My first thought was, "Free air-time for the good Rev. "

    My second thought was, "Oh great. This is going to be interesting to see how this is somehow all my fault. " But I digress.

    I read the article and my next thought was, "And just HOW do you propose to make these neighborhoods safe?" Demonize, rather than glorify, the gangsta mentality adopted in their communities? Censor rap? Vigilante style door to door clean-up? Require parental participation in the development of their off-spring. (Yeah, right. Would that even be a good idea in the given circumstances? I think it's the parent's fault to begin with.)

    This notion of saving the children in these war zone neighborhoods is a very noble cause. But, I know both Jackson and Farrakan will be chasing Sharpton's coat-tails at another photo-op next week and this will be all but forgotten.

    I wonder what changes should be made in our African American brother's neighborhoods that would make a noticable impact and improvement on the safety of their blessed children? And how could those changes be made?

    This is a dire need and it can't be scapegoated any longer if these communities ever hope to have any sense of security in their homes. It is something they can only remedy themselves. No "government program" or entitlement is gonna fix this.

    Does anyone have any positive ideas what we can do to help these people who need help? Any ideas on what they could do for themselves?

    We will be measured by our weakest. These people need our help. But what can we do?





    P.S. *** As a sidenote. Would YOU want to send your children to Chicago to participate in the Olympics?
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    It strikes me as nothing short of revolting that both Sharpton and Farrakhan are captilizing on a tragedy to enhance their media images.



    On a side note, I didn't see them speaking out against youth violence when the white kid was beaten up on the bus by black kids.
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    It strikes me as nothing short of revolting that both Sharpton and Farrakhan are captilizing on a tragedy to enhance their media images.



    On a side note, I didn't see them speaking out against youth violence when the white kid was beaten up on the bus by black kids.
    Imagine if there was a white "Reverend Sharpton" and he spoke out about things like that. No wait, there was David Duke. Racist Alert!

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    It seemed like this might be a serious thread with some serious questions asked but very quickly it turns into jokes about death and race and ROFL, ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nettle View Post
    It seemed like this might be a serious thread with some serious questions asked but very quickly it turns into jokes about death and race and ROFL, ugh.
    Seriously?

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Seriously?
    I got all excited when I misread the topic as "Jackson, Farrakhan beaten at teenís funeral..."
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    They might as well piss on that kid's grave while they're at it. Their presence equates to about the same thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I wonder what changes should be made in our African American brother's neighborhoods that would make a noticable impact and improvement on the safety of their blessed children? And how could those changes be made?
    The two things that would have the largest impact are: 1) Ending the war on drugs. This would cause a huge decrease in violent crime overnight. 2) Implementing merit pay for teachers, and school vouchers. This would not have a noticeable impact for a few years, until those kids were of crime-committing age. But at that point I think it would have a very large effect.

    Additional things that would help, albeit not as much as the two things I mentioned above: More cops on the streets in bad neighborhoods. Stiffer sentences for violent crimes, and lighter sentences for non-violent crimes (especially first offenses). Government-funded programs to treat drug addiction and alcoholism. And an end to the idiotic ban on federal college loans to people convicted of drug-related crimes.
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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    more cops in rough neighborhoods would elicit charges of racism from the reverend and the minister

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    Re: Jackson, Farrakhan at beaten teenís funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    more cops in rough neighborhoods would elicit charges of racism from the reverend and the minister
    Of course it would. Fixing the problem is the last thing the so called black leaders want to do. The Civil Rights Industry is making millions off the brothers killing each other for apparent reason.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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