Sunday, January 25, 2009

What Else Can I Say About This Crime Thing

Crime is the big issue in the city right now. It always is actually. All the local bloggers are talking about it. I was just sitting here reading some of them and couldn't think of one new opinion about the topic. This topic is an old issue for me. I have lived it forever and wrote about it since I discovered that I knew how. I decided to search my own page for references to crime and murder. I don't want to be out of the local blogger loop on this so I thought I would go a little retro and present.

This link

and this one

and this one

and this one.

This one was ten days before the hurricane and might be the best one of all.

This one is my favorite.

Just for an added bonus, here's a short one before Hurricane Katrina in April 2005 back when I was a blogger puppy trying to learn how to express myself.

I don't see myself as some kind of hood messenger or anything. I come in contact with black people all day and 90% of them have no idea I do this. I also don't get paid for anyone clicking on these old links. All I have invested is concern for my city and my community, a little bit of ability to explain what's going on and absolutely no idea how to fix it besides doing the right thing myself and making sure none of my people contribute to the problem. If correspondence and statistics are true, there are more people reading what I have to say now. Someone might find this and use it to help them understand some things that are not always on the news to work towards an idea that might change it. I might have something else to say later on. Right now I think I have said everything that one brother can say.

4 comments:

Leigh C. said...

Aw hell, we're all spinning our wheels on this, to some degree. Crime has been such a fact of life in this city for so long, I find myself wondering what we'll do when the violent crime rate here actually does go down.

We're all freaking tired, though. There's still an urgency to solving this same ol' problem, but I don't know how much longer we can keep finding the magic wands to wave.

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

man i dont know, my store was robbed a few weeks ago and they hit 7 in one day

Anonymous said...

You may not consider yourself a hood messenger, but you are a messenger nonetheless. As long as you keep doing what it is you do on this blog, you are doing a service to our community. T.

Amy said...

Thank you for reposting some of your links on this issue. It has really helped me understand, or at least comprehend better, what it is that is going on here.