Some deaths are more equal than others

Posted: July 17, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Godfather 3 is the victim of comparisons. It is a better than average movie, but because the first two movies are two of the greatest of all time it looks much worse than it is.

There is a scene where two older ladies complain about Joey Zasa. How he allows trouble in the streets of the neighborhoods where their people live contrary to the Italian way. It leads to the following confrontation between Zasa and Michael Corleone:

Joey Zasa: “Yes, I take the blacks, the Spanish into my Family because that’s America.”
Michael Corleone: “And you guarantee they don’t deal drugs in those neighborhoods?”
Joey Zasa: “I don’t guarantee that. I guarantee I’ll kill anyone who does.”

Which brings me to this weekly standard story about the Violence in Oakland. Excusing the rioters. Don’t let the title fool you, although Heather MacDonald touches on the disgraceful conduct of Mayor Ron Dellums vis a vis the riots by page two she manages to get to what should be the real outrage:

A little over 24 hours after the destruction in Oakland’s downtown, a 30-year-old man was shot multiple times in East Oakland and killed. The next morning, another man was found dead in his car, also a suspected homicide victim. Neither of those killings received the slightest bit of attention from Oakland’s mayor or the activists who have been whipping up anti-cop, anti-society sentiment. The routine, daily bloodshed in inner cities is regarded as the ordinary course of affairs.

That is the true disgrace, daily bloodshed in the Black community that is left unchecked. The statistics are telling:

The hundred or so homicides in Oakland each year are part of nearly 6,000 murders nationally committed by blacks, mostly of other blacks, compared to just over 5,300 homicides committed by whites and Hispanics combined. (Blacks are 12.8 percent of the U.S. population, whites and Hispanics, 81 percent.).

Where is the outrage in the black community. Why does not the black leadership or the elite liberal opinion address this outrage, because it doesn’t fit their template of racism as the primary cause of the suffering of the Blacks in America. Much easier to attack the Tea Parties instead with all the sincerity of the environmental community.

  1. Peg says:

    This has always been a mystery to me. I would think a core civil right of us all is to live in a place that is fairly safe. Why aren’t more screaming that they should be able to walk the street and not worry about getting shot or attacked?

    They seem to be focused on some sort of bogus issues about “Teabaggers” instead of events that affect people living in certain neighborhoods daily.