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Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence
CNS News ^ | 4/3/12 | Penny Starr

Posted on 04/03/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT by Nachum

CNSNews.com) – Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday.

“It is a disease,” Nutter said. “It’s a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis we’d be doing something about it.”

Nutter said tainted food gets more attention than young people killing each other: “If there were five bad bags of spinach on the shelf somewhere, someone would put out a national alert. Every bag would be snatched off the shelves until someone figured out where they came from, what was going on, and there would be a national investigation.”

But, Nutter added, “There is no national investigation about this issue--that black people are killing black people all across the United States of America.”

Nutter noted that homicide is the leading cause of death for black men between the ages of 16 and 34. In Philadelphia last year, 75 percent of the city’s 316 murder victims were black men and 80 percent of the arrests involved black men, he said.

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1 posted on 04/03/2012 10:23:51 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Nutter noted that homicide is the leading cause of death for black men between the ages of 16 and 34. In Philadelphia last year, 75 percent of the city’s 316 murder victims were black men and 80 percent of the arrests involved black men, he said.

And I imagine Nutter's plan of action will be to complain that Pennsylvania doesn't allow him to pass his pet local gun control laws.

2 posted on 04/03/2012 10:28:30 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

Anyone with a room temperature IQ who has read Lord of the Flies could have (and many did) predict the outcome.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 10:30:59 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Nachum

Sorry, Mayor Nutter, doing something about it would be viewed as “profiling”.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 10:31:42 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Nachum

Another point not publicized is that nearly all these murders were done with illgally obtained guns.


5 posted on 04/03/2012 10:35:02 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Nachum

That’s because bad spinach is fairly uncommon.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 10:35:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Nachum
Note to Nutter: Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

What's your solution, Mr. Mayor? More draconian “gun control”? Yeah, and how well the current laws have worked (NOT).

Besides, if you think Obama or Holder would let you go after “their” people, you are sadly mistaken.

7 posted on 04/03/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Nachum
The reason it is not discussed is that any discussion would sooner or later expose the ideological schism within the Black community.

Though that would be a very good thing for the Black community and for America, it would not be a good thing for one part of the Black community that exists to maintain that schism.

The schism to which I refer is the split which separates those Blacks who have successfully assimilated into American life (and have enjoyed the fruits of their effort) from those who believe that they must maintain their separateness and refuse to become what they believe are sellouts to their race. That second group is propagandized by the likes of Al, Jesse, Jeremiah Wright, Obama, and thousands of others who make a living misleading them (and leading them into lives of crime and thuggishness and misery and hate).

8 posted on 04/03/2012 10:37:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Nachum

More media attention for the spinach is predictable and rational.

Your average news consumer is liable to pick up a bag of spinach from the grocery, so he is concerned about this story. That is what makes the spinach news.

Your average news consumer is not likely to be a young black person shot in the inner city, so this story does not concern him directly. Add the fact that this has been going on for decades, and this is not news.

Not to say it is not a societal problem. It may be good public policy to try to do something about inner city crime and violence. But it is not and will not be news.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 10:40:28 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

More media attention for the spinach is predictable and rational.

Your average news consumer is liable to pick up a bag of spinach from the grocery, so he is concerned about this story. That is what makes the spinach news.

Your average news consumer is not likely to be a young black person shot in the inner city, so this story does not concern him directly. Add the fact that this has been going on for decades, and this is not news.

Not to say it is not a societal problem. It may be good public policy to try to do something about inner city crime and violence. But it is not and will not be news.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

Well,, if since about 1970, the government took over spinach production with a new system. And after that, spinach was uniformly bad. And everybody knew it was almost guaranteed to make you sick. (except for a small supply of good spinach grown in private gardens)

I suspect we wouldn’t see many stories in the news about spinach.
You see,, we expect spinach to be good.

But seriously, the man has a good point. But it cannot be discussed because all roads lead to DC and to the deliberate destruction of the family.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffI)
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To: Nachum
I don't get this Nutter at all.
 
Naturally, he's dead on about black on black violence.
 
So why wasn't he making that logical argument a few weeks ago instead of race-pimping the Trayvon Martin story?
 

Mayor Nutter says Trayvon was assassinated

www.philly.com/.../20120325_Mayor_Nutter_says_Trayvon_was_ ...Cached
You +1'd this publicly. Undo
Mar 25, 2012 – As Philadelphia prepares for another demonstration over the shooting death in Florida of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Mayor Nutter on Sunday ...

 

12 posted on 04/03/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nachum

Throughout history and manifested on every inhabitable continent on Earth:

A tribal culture and society only results in violence and death.

(BTW, socialism/communism is “rationalized” tribalism).


13 posted on 04/03/2012 10:42:52 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Nachum

The “cure” to this disease would require the dismantling of the welfare and entitlement system that created this culture of dependency and violence. Let us know when you’re ready to swallow that medicine.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 10:44:51 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Nachum

I wish someone had the guts to speak out about disproportionate black-on-white violence.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 10:45:58 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Tijeras_Slim
And we can do something about tainted spinach once we figure out the cause. But as to Nutter's quote:

But, Nutter added, “There is no national investigation about this issue--that black people are killing black people all across the United States of America.”

We know what the cause is. The War on Drugs creating a black market. Thug culture that scorns getting an education and making an honest living.

But Nutter will only blame guns. Which is why he's worse than worthless in fighting the problem.

16 posted on 04/03/2012 10:47:06 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

“Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,”

This is NOT a disease and to call it such, is to say it is not thier own fault. Next they will want SSD, because they can’t work because they have this disease.

They only thing they can do to fix it is to acknowledge, liberal socialism is what got them there, it is time for them to promote individual responsibility.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 10:55:52 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Nachum
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

At least he is named right. What a nutter.

18 posted on 04/03/2012 10:56:31 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: mrsmel
wish someone had the guts to speak out about disproportionate black-on-white violence.

Nutter actually said this last summer in response to flash mobs (note the hoodie reference!)

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter, telling marauding black youths “you have damaged your own race,” imposed a tougher curfew Monday in response to the latest “flash mob” — spontaneous groups of teens who attack people at random on the streets of the city’s tourist and fashionable shopping districts.

“Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer,” Mr. Nutter, the city’s third black mayor, said in an angry lecture aimed at black teens. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”

“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race.”

19 posted on 04/03/2012 10:59:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Tijeras_Slim
That’s because bad spinach is fairly uncommon.

LOL - line of the day

20 posted on 04/03/2012 11:00:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Nachum

Mr Nutter must be an “Uncle Tom”...just like Bill Cosby and Chris Rock.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 11:03:27 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: DesertRhino

Rinse your veggies in white vinegar and you won’t get sick.

(but I see your point)


22 posted on 04/03/2012 11:06:49 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Nachum

No national investigation required. We already know it’s a huge problem, a national disease as Nutter’s said.

What we need is to wipe the national disease out. And the liberals who created the national disease.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 11:23:48 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps the best solution to the problem is that a black controlled government body institute a “male juvenile correctional system”, for all black minors in its jurisdiction that transgress, or otherwise demonstrate that they are at risk.

This JCS would be managed and operated by black prior service military NCO’s and officers, run much like a military school, with the intent that all young black males within are given strong male adult role models and a disciplined education, until the age of 18 when they have a choice of military enlistment or remaining in the program until age 21.

Punishments would involve hard labor, and those who refused to perform would be fitted with weighted suits, so that any movement would require difficult work. You want lunch? Walk there, with a 100lb suit, or don’t eat.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Why don't you ask Helga to get you a beer?" -- Mrs. Andrew Wyeth)
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To: Nachum
I think you should know that Mayor Nutter is the half brother of Squidward - they even sound alike.
25 posted on 04/03/2012 11:40:37 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Nachum

I’m done worrying about racists killing each other. My concern now is black on everyone else crime.


26 posted on 04/03/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MasterGunner01
I'm sure his plan would include the transfer of billions of tax dollars to the black community. All that would accomplish is better dressed perps and corpses with more bling and nice rims. I didn't hear Nutter mention anything about the thug culture of almost every single person involved. No amount of money can fix that problem.
27 posted on 04/03/2012 2:51:57 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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