From the NYT 7/6/17
Officer Miosotis Familia, an African American woman, 12-year veteran of the NYC Police force was shot and killed as she sat in her police vehicle. She was the single mother of three children. Her assailant was Alexander Bonds, an African American who was reputed to be mentally ill, who had been in and out of jails for 15 years, and who had a long history of cop-hatred, along with recent face-book rants against the police.
(Excuse the reference to both the victim and the criminal as both being African American. This is usually considered “racist” and usually eliminated from news reporting.(1) But, as we will see, race may be relevant)
As usual when tragedies like this happens, everyone asks, “How could such a terrible thing such as this happen in such an advanced country?” and “How can we prevent such a thing from happening again?” Thus, “what is the cause and what is the cure?”
A common Progressive and black con response is that the tragedy happened because African Americans are suppressed in this country by white racism, and we must have more money, affirmative action, and services given to the black community. Also, more money and services must be given to the mentally ill and there must be alternatives to prisons for convictions of crime. Plus, we must have better gun control.
Any antithesis to this ideology is considered by the Progressives and black con movement to be racist, evil, conservative, backward, and immoral. Thus the antitheses are seldom politically considered.
Here are examples of such antitheses:
(1) The cause of much crime and much poverty is single mother families. African American males are often raised in families without law-abiding, responsible, loving fathers. The vast majority of African American prisoners were raised without such a father. (An antithesis to this idea is periodically found in feminist literature: “Men are useless. A child can be raised just as well without a good father.”)
(2) The welfare system, as it is currently practiced, encourages crime because it penalizes marriage and it discourages the belief that every person has a duty to give back to society in proportion to what they receive from society.
(3) A major cause of crime in this country is the encouragement and the glamorization of crime in much of the rap music, for example, the hit song by Ice Cube: “F*** tha Police”
If a problem is not identified accurately, the probability is decreased that the suggested solutions will work. And this is exactly what has happened in the U.S. for the last 50 years. Political and economic solutions which have cost trillions of dollars (mostly paid by the white sucker).
Although there has been much progress in the black community – especially with the 8 years of the Obama Presidency, where he set a modern example on how African Americans can succeed in this society – the black con philosophy and its consequences are still omnipresent. Consider 100 shootings in Chicago over the 4th of July 2017 weekend.
Alexander Bonds, besides having had an anti-social personality disorder – that is, having a long history of arrests and imprisonments – had another psychiatric disorder, perhaps something along the lines of schizophrenia.
The intersubjective agreement among psychiatrists and the U.S. courts have agreed that a psychiatric disorder doesn’t give a person a blank check to commit crimes. A person with schizophrenia can still understand right from wrong and still has the free will to commit a crime or to choose to refrain from committing a crime.
However, as Bonds has given evidence, the current system for punishment (he spent over 7 years in jails at a cost of around $200,000) is an ineffective way of punishing or rehabilitating such a person.
(See RG Martin’s policy for prison reform.)
(1) Here is a political paradox in the everyday press: Because African Americans commit around four times the amount of crime as other groups in urban areas, the press usually refrains from identifying the suspect by race. They don’t want to encourage racial profiling. For instance, they may say, “A man was robbed at gun point. The suspect was described as a 5’10” male wearing a red shirt.”
However, when the suspect is white, the press emphasizes the suspect’s race so the public will be aware that whites commit crimes just as blacks do. Thus, they may write: “A man was robbed at gun point. The suspect was described as a white male, 5’10,” wearing a red shirt.” The same holds true of the suspect was Hispanic. The suspect is often identified as “Hispanic.” The reader is encouraged to have the thought, “Oh, it’s not only African Americans who shoot people but other groups as well.”
The press would probably identify the race of the suspect if he were Asian, but this rarely happens, since Asian men rarely rob people at gunpoint…. if ever.
(Nor do Jewish men. And, come to think of it, there are fewer Asian men and Jewish men in jail than African American men. Isn’t it a coincidence that Asian and Jewish men are also on top of the economic ladder? I wonder if there is any connection? Could it be that because Jewish and Asian men tend to work hard and play by the rules that they get further ahead in the economic game? Or is it, as the black con believes, that because these two groups have more money than African American men, they go out and shoot people less frequently?)
The unintended consequence of the lack of racial identification – besides making the identification useless, since it tells us nothing about the suspect — is that no race is usually mentioned in news articles about shootings. Then the reader automatically assumes that the suspect was African American.