VIOLENCE FROM 2 SIDES BLACKS NEED SAFETY FROM OWN GANGS AS WELL AS POLICE.Byline: Kerman Maddox Local View
Represented or appearing as such; ostensive: His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity. the purpose of African-American History Month is twofold. First, to focus the nation's attention on the numerous and significant contributions African-Americans have made in the development of the United States of America UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The name of this country. The United States, now thirty-one in number, are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, . And, second, to look inward with pride about how far we have come as a race of people in a nation that has not always been hospitable to us.
But it ought to be a time when the community takes stock of the violence that plagues our neighborhoods. Whether it's the police or the gang kind, the twin heads of violence in African-American communities must be addressed.
However, we're more comfortable debating police brutality Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers and other law enforcement officers. The term may also be used to apply to such behavior when used by prison officers. than debating personal responsibility in our neighborhoods; yet both are serious problems.
Why the willingness to quickly and thoroughly investigate the Los Angeles Police Department "LAPD" and "L.A.P.D." redirect here. For other uses, see LAPD (disambiguation).
This article or section is written like an . regarding excessive force, but the reluctance to speak out about escalating crime in our neighborhoods by residents of the neighborhood? I say let's do both! Let's aggressively pursue justice against police officers who violate our rights, but let's also aggressively pursue justice against criminals who commit violent crimes in our neighborhoods.
You can't have one conversation without the other if you're serious about reducing violence.
The recent tragic killing of 13-year-old Devin Brown Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brown was raised in San Antonio, Texas. - who was shot at more than 10 times by the LAPD 1. LAPD - Link Access Procedure on the D channel.
2. LAPD - Los Angeles Police Department. - and the horrific murder last year of 14-year old Byron Lee, who was shot more than 14 times in South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. The area was formerly called South Central Los Angeles, and is still sometimes called South Central. , not by the police, but by someone in the neighborhood, offer a unique opportunity to debate violence in our neighborhoods. So bravo to efforts to actively pursue reforms of the LAPD to prevent incidents like the killing of Devin Brown from happening again, but let's also vigorously pursue solutions to violence in our neighborhoods committed by our neighbors.
As the students in my class at Southwest College say, let's debate responsible policing, but let's also debate personal responsibility!
As horrible as the killing of Devin Brown was, people are as puzzled as they are angry. They are wondering aloud: Why did the police overreact o·ver·re·act
To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence. and fire more than 10 shots at the teenager behind the wheel of the car, and why was a 13-year-old out at that time of night? Where was the restraint from the LAPD, and where was the adult supervision of Devin Brown?
Stopping the spread of racial prejudice and escalating violence against African-Americans in the early 1900s motivated Carter G. Woodson Carter Godwin Woodson (b. December 19 1875, New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia — d. April 3 1950, Washington, D.C.) was an African American historian, author, journalist and the founder of Black History Month. and other black scholars to educate white America about the important contributions blacks had made in the development of this country. According to according to
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3. some estimates, the violence against black Americans was so bad that between 1890 and 1925 one black was lynched every two to three days. Violence by whites against blacks was a real societal problem.
Fast-forward to 2005, and it's sad to say that in many urban communities throughout the nation - Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, being no exception - violence by blacks against other blacks has become a real dilemma. In fact, black-on-black violence has become so pervasive there may be black-on-black homicides occurring every two to three days.
In the past, African-American History Month was a time to educate, celebrate and seek solutions to an array of discriminatory practices against African-Americans, as in housing, employment, education, red-lining and other forms of financial discrimination, as in access to the information superhighway. While these are all critical issues, I can't think of anything more harmful - or that's talked about more often, by more people in so many different environments - than police brutality and black-on-black violence.
So let's celebrate our important contributions, but let's also come to grips with the twin heads of violence that have caused much pain, heartache and suffering to many African-Americans. A black life is as valuable as the next person's, and if we get upset about the loss of black life at the hands of LAPD, we must be just as aggrieved when African-Americans kill other innocent African-Americans.
The African-American Summit on Violence Prevention is a group of African-American men and women volunteers who have been working on violence-prevention efforts for the past year. One of our priorities is the recruitment of African-American men to serve as mentors for our youth. Called ``See a man, be a man,'' our signature program, led by Torre Reese and Michael Franklin, is based at Audubon Middle School. We are constantly looking for Looking for
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This African-American History Month should be dedicated to focusing on solutions to the problems of violence in our communities, because until the violence is abated, nothing else on the black agenda really matters. Groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), organization composed mainly of American blacks, but with many white members, whose goal is the end of racial discrimination and segregation. , the Urban League and the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Black Caucus, organization of African-American members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Founded in 1970, it addresses legislative concerns of African Americans and other minority citizens, such as employment, welfare reform, minority business should make reduction of violence in black neighborhoods their No. 1 priority and approach this problem with the same zeal and energy they exhibited when they investigated the horrific hate crime against James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, in 1999.
LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Berkow points to a photo from the scene of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Devin Brown.
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