Skip to comments.Epidemic of Gang Violence Across The Globe Destroying Black Boys
Posted on 12/29/2012 8:38:36 AM PST by Lorianne
From Chicago to Rio, from Jamaica to Nigeria, gang violence is leaving an indelible mark on communities across the globe, leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures.
Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment.
In Chicago, among 400 murders that have occurred in 2012, an estimated 80 percent of them have been gang-related. The killing in Chicago has brought national attention, with pressure being applied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local officials to put a stop to the surge.
The city is statistically more lethal to Americans than war-torn Afghanistan, where 271 Americans have died this year.
The issue of Chicagos homicide rate was profiled in a new ABC Nightline special, Hidden in America: Dont Shoot, I Want To Grow Up, hosted by Diane Sawyer and featuring rapper Keef.
Sawyer and her colleagues teamed up with the anti-violence group CeaseFire (also known as Cure Violence) to invite 38 gang members to sit down and discuss the escalating wars that have been claiming innocent lives. Almost unanimously, participants said that it would take nothing short of a miracle to control the violence.
The same hopeless conclusion was rendered in a local report on the gang violence shown in the video below.
In Nigeria, another killing spree has left 20 people dead as an armed gang stormed the village in the state of Zamfara and began shooting indiscriminately. They were there to rob, as they raided houses for cash and other valuables. The village chief in Kaboro pleaded with them to stop the shootingso they turned their guns on him and murdered him, too. This attack comes after 23 people were killed in June, with some of their throats slit, in villages in Zamfara by gangs of robbers on motorbikes. This time they were armed with AK-47 rifles and they came on horses and motorcycles, waging an attack that lasted for about two hours, according to the Nigerian Tribune newspaper.
With one of the highest crime rates in Africa, Nigeria is notorious for gun-related violence, including kidnapping and robbery.
In Jamaica, officials are trying to make a dent in the gang violence by rounding up young men and detaining them. In Spanish Town, an area known for gang violence, police recently detained about 100 men, trying to stop an escalation in the gang wars after a local community leader, Donna Cowan, was murdered on Friday in Tawes Pen.
With an estimated 250 criminal gangs on the island, Jamaican officials hope in the next five years to lower the murder rate from the current 41 murders per 100,000 Jamaicans to 12 murders per 100,000. For comparison purposes, New Orleans has one of the highest murder rate in the U.S. with 33 murders per 100,000 residents.
In Brazil, officials in Rio de Janiero have the difficult task of cleaning up the slums (favelas) and curtailing the gang violence before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. In Sunday, authorities sent a force of 1,500 marines and paramilitary police in the Jacarezinho and Manguinho favelas in northern Rio to take over control of the area.
In similar raids across the city, the government claims to have taken over control from the drug gangs in some 30 favelas since operations began in 2008, according to Al-Jazeera, using more than 6,700 police. They hope to increase the number ot 40 favelas by the World Cup in 2014. But the problem is the city has around 1,000 densely populated favelas, where one-fifth of the citys population of more than 6 million resides.
Brazil is currently the worlds largest consumer of crack cocaine and second-largest consumer of cocaine after the U.S.
Well, they have been killing the heck out of each other in Africa for generations. There always seems to be more of them though, and it’s always someone else’s problem to fix ( not their own). Time to build that wall.
These boys need a church.
We nees black boy controls. Gun control is not working. (sarc)
Now,these are authentic blacks-Rob Parker!
Oddly, both sides in this conflict are considered Christian...
The bloody history of Hutu and Tutsi conflict stained the 20th century, from the slaughter of 80,000 to 200,000 Hutus by the Tutsi army in Burundi in 1972 to the 1994 Rwanda genocide in which Hutu militias targeted Tutsis, resulting in a 100-day death toll between 800,000 and 1 million.
Make that over 500. But, who's counting?
And what is the only time tropical African culture has ever been fairly civilized has been when?
For 100 Art.
They have a church. Rev Wright is their preacher and Obama is their lord and savior.
Actually that is about the only thing ever taught them good behavior
Even if brought by missionaries and plantation owners
The Lord does indeed work in mysterious ways
At the time the article was written it was only 400
So, how's that democrat party control thingy working out for you, Chicago?
Let’s see now what mayor Emanual can do to stem the tide of violence.
1. reverse 50 years of liberal policies that have destroyed the Black family.
2. stop paying welfare recipients to have babies with no visible fathers.
3. stop destroying Christianity, a major source of support and comfort for Blacks since slavery.
4. stop pushing for more leniency toward Blacks who commit crime due to “unfairness.”
5. stop promoting victimhood and reparations for wrongs committed several generations ago.
6. require all to meet the same standards in job and college applications.
7. eliminate all racial preferences.
8. eliminate the minimum wage.
9. reduce taxes on families with children.
10. stop blaming Whitey for self-inflicted pathologies.
11. go after and seize illegal guns, not guns held by honest, law-abiding citizens.
12. stop promoting ebonics and insist on standard English.
If you look into K and R survival strategies if tells you part of what is going on. Blacks are more R and whites are more K. Asians are the most K
The author proceeds to indicate all this murder is because these “young men of color” see “few options for gainful employment”.
Of course! There CAN'T be any fault attributed to the actual murderers. I guess if I see “few options for gainful employment” I have justification to murder people too.
This is a very clear example of the liberal mindset and why millions have died when it becomes prevalent in a society. The murderers have no fault. They are just victims of their environment.
...leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures. Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment. In Chicago...Wow, gangs are in Chicago?!? A town never before known for this? Or for gang-style machine politics? I stand amazed.