Violence Explodes in Chicago – Black Lives Matter Crowd SILENT

Just another typical three-day weekend in Chicago-and it’s not even over. Seven people have been shot and killed in the Windy City. It’s a tragedy because like all lives, black lives do matter. Yet the Black Lives Matter crowd only pays attention when a white cop or deranged white killer kills a black person. Breitbart has the report.

This week, I read opinion pieces in two campus newspapers, the Daily Bruin (UCLA) and the Daily Californian (UC Berkeley). Both were bemoaning the violent deaths of black people in US cities. Yet, no mention was made of the black on black crime that is the real problem.

The UCB piece was especially disturbing because it was written by two black student activists in an especially divisive and threatening manner. The UCLA editorial was just plain naive. I naturally added my comments to both in the reader thread.

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As I stated in both of my comments in the above papers, we are all mourning the victims in Charleston, but it behooves us to follow the example of the good people of that city and show the nation how we should live. Contrary to the Daily Californian diatribe and notwithstanding what happened in Charleston, black people in our cites are not hunkering down in fear of being murdered by cops or racist whites. That is not why you see so many iron grills on doors and windows in black communities. They are hunkering down in fear of black hoodlums and gang bangers.

Of course, campus papers don’t want to talk about those problems. That would be politically incorrect and constitute a “micro-aggression”. And what is a micro-aggression, you ask?

You don’t wanna know. It’s college talk.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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