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Ald. Davis: Blacks use illegal drug trade for economic needs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 9, 2013 | Don Walker

Posted on 08/10/2013 9:43:30 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

In a statement expressing his frustration with how growth in the local economy bypasses black males in the city, Ald. Joe Davis said Friday that the illegal drug trade is the "common way" for many African-Americans to provide for their basic financial needs.

Davis, who is African-American, entitled his statement: "Divide and conquer politics stagnates Milwaukee's economy, shuts out black males." {snip}

Davis said the city's rate of economic growth involving the private sector was "pathetic." He added that that poor performance was directly related to the city's crime rate.

"We accept group homes, day cares, gas stations and corner grocery stores as a pro business growth strategy while other local economies are looking at us in the rear view mirror. I shake my head as the City of Kenosha has landed Amazon's distribution center while City of Milwaukee officials are sitting on the sidelines crying, 'What about me?' "

Davis conceded people would be offended by his statement. He continued: "The illegal drug trade is the common way in the City of Milwaukee's African American community of providing the basic financial needs of many residents, and its mere presence is creating instability that is directly related to our violent crime statistics. We fight over minuscule issues that could unite us, but we are stuck in the past of 'Divide and Conquer.' Now we want to spend $500,000 on police overtime, but fight not to invest the same amount in African American men and boys who will be the target of strict law enforcement because of our dismal local economy in their community."

Estimates vary, but academic and labor experts say the unemployment rate in the African-American community is at least 40% or perhaps higher.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: joedavis; kenosha; milwaukee; wisconsin

1 posted on 08/10/2013 9:43:30 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why don’t you ask President Bobo to get the economy going?


2 posted on 08/10/2013 9:49:09 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
He added that that poor performance was directly related to the city's crime rate.

I can think of another factor that's directly related to the city's crime rate.

3 posted on 08/10/2013 9:50:52 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Women’s Liberation was the worst thing to have happened to black American men.

At the very time when the last ugly vestiges of segregation were being cleared away for black men to join the workforce, women shouldered their way in ahead of them.


4 posted on 08/10/2013 9:55:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Don’t they brew BEER in Milwaukee anymore??? What we need is more MANUFACTURING!


5 posted on 08/10/2013 10:05:06 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

we need to disassemble all intercity culture. We will work from there.


6 posted on 08/10/2013 10:05:47 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I bet he and his constituencies voted in mass for oMao at least two times if not more.

Cry me a river. What about demanding all the baby daddies support their children. I bet few if any finished high school and can’t speak, read or write the English language.
How about stop murdering each other. You are not in the jungle once removed from the animals.

I didn’t believe in devolution but blacks seem to be going that way. If it wasn’t for government stealing from the productive and blacks had to pay their own way black would soon find themselves on the endangered species list!

And another thing. Were you born in Africa and the moved and became an American? If not then you are not a hyphen american.

How about trying to be just an American,


7 posted on 08/10/2013 10:05:47 PM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

For every black that’s making a living selling drugs there’s a black who’s BUYING the drugs.

What does this guy have against Kenosha? Kenoshians need jobs, too.


8 posted on 08/10/2013 10:06:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

9 posted on 08/10/2013 10:06:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Well, I guess the illegal Honda parts trade is supporting another community then...


10 posted on 08/10/2013 10:06:28 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Steely Tom
I can think of another factor that's directly related to the city's crime rate.

Yup, some Americans bought some slaves from Africa over two hundred years ago. Everything bad that has happened since, can be traced to that. There may have been slavery for the previous 4000 years, and slavery in some countries even today (Africa and other Islamic countries), and man may have been treating other men badly since the time Cain killed Abel, but anything bad that has happened can be traced to he fact that slavery was legal in the United States until 1865. It is fair to wallow in self-pity and expect that the United States owes you a free ride. So break the law, and deal all the drugs you want - because you are owed.

11 posted on 08/10/2013 10:06:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

It’s a tragedy that cotton grows in North America.Would have saved us a lot of trouble if it didn’t.


12 posted on 08/10/2013 10:13:43 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Work= The Common Way


13 posted on 08/10/2013 10:24:30 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: BenLurkin
At the very time when the last ugly vestiges of segregation were being cleared away for black men to join the workforce, women shouldered their way in ahead of them

I don't want to seem like I support segregation, but back during segregation blacks were far more entrepreneurial than they are currently. Out of necessity they built business, schools, even universities, with only trivial amounts of help from whites. When baseball kept them out of the majors, they didn't cry about it, they formed their own leagues with the same rules. People could see they their players were equally skilled. Blacks ran their own hotels and their own restaurants. They were developing a parallel society that rewarded blacks for hard work, taking risks, and developing skills.

And then came the great society, where we will integrate and then people just owe you things. It was a stake in the heart of black entrepreneurism, and they haven't recovered yet. Black neighborhoods in Detroit in the 40s-50s would not be deserts that have no grocery stores, gas stations, etc that describe black neighborhoods today. It would have had black owned stores.

14 posted on 08/10/2013 10:38:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Farmer Dean

“It’s a tragedy that cotton grows in North America.Would have saved us a lot of trouble if it didn’t.”

I could be wrong, but I think the first slaves were brought in to tend tobacco crops


15 posted on 08/10/2013 10:41:13 PM PDT by Figment
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Yes, I see it. Hallelujah

This is the legacy of slavery, Jim Crowe, Rosewood, Trayvon Martin lynching and the Tea party.

We white conservatives force these poor black kids into selling drugs in their black neighborhoods then we hand them guns to kill their neighbors..

Oh the shame. The shame,

REv Al Paid for this message.


16 posted on 08/10/2013 10:47:53 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: BenLurkin

You’d find a way to make the elimination of the Dinosaurs a womans fault wouldn’t ya?


17 posted on 08/10/2013 10:59:12 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
This is an economic need?


18 posted on 08/10/2013 11:19:10 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: BenLurkin

You are kidding...right???


19 posted on 08/10/2013 11:19:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Lmo56

lol
and that’s a white person apparently


20 posted on 08/10/2013 11:23:46 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’m always amazed when I see people who barely graduated high-school driving $40,000-$50,000 SUV’s, with $2-$3k worth of rims and tires and suspension changes, all the while paying for gas for the thing which barely gets 9 mpg.

I was making good money when I qualified for my discounted Ford Explorer at $26,000 and $500/mo payments. And that’s with a lot of education and experience to back it up.


21 posted on 08/10/2013 11:45:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Frank_2001

If Old Milwaukee is any indication, they never did. The world does not need more American beer.


22 posted on 08/11/2013 12:06:43 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What's wrong with their EBT?
23 posted on 08/11/2013 12:10:38 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
The alderman is right, becoming a drug pusher in the black ghetto of Milwaukee is a perfectly rational economic reaction to that society. It is no less a rational than a bunch of very wealthy contributors to Brack Obama starting up a solar energy company. Both are responding to an artificial market created by the government and in each market the government engages in price support.

It is also perfectly logical for Amazon to locate its distribution center in Kenosha which is relatively safe from the wreckage caused by the government's drug policies.

You see, the system works for everyone. The young black entrepreneur finds a way to compensate for his lack of education and attain quick riches. The alderman gets to profit from African-American victimology. White politicians get to proclaim their righteousness and opposition to drugs. Big business gets to operate relatively free of the cancers which are destroying our society. The drug abusers in the suburbs get to acquire their drugs while the obvious damage of the drug culture seems to be limited to inner city.

It's a win-win all around.


24 posted on 08/11/2013 12:48:36 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

IRS doesn’t seem to care, as long as the cash tax evader / money launderers are black skinnned. Thanks Barry.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 12:49:41 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Drugs create poverty and Government Dependency. Welfare money and other government handouts finance the drug trade. Direct Government payouts to the Black Overseers keep the slaves on the Democrat Plantation, and in this circle of misery.

OOPS..
This is too politically incorrect to mention, isn’t it.


26 posted on 08/11/2013 1:17:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Jeff Chandler

They can get up off their keester and go somewhere else if they don’t like the opportunity there. However, when/if they do that, they will find they have brought the cause of the effect with them.


27 posted on 08/11/2013 3:18:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Ald. Joe Davis said Friday that the illegal drug trade is the “common way” for many African-Americans to provide for their basic financial needs. “

Yep—that latest pair of sneaks, 60” screen. Escalade, etc. are on everybodys’ “basic needs” list.


28 posted on 08/11/2013 3:24:29 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Oh ok!...............a legal defence to get out of jail free


29 posted on 08/11/2013 3:43:20 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I thought deductions from American-Americans’ paychecks were providing for the economic needs of Milwaukee’s blacks...


30 posted on 08/11/2013 4:08:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: BenLurkin

“At the very time when the last ugly vestiges of segregation were being cleared away for black men to join the workforce, women shouldered their way in ahead of them.”

I believe the problem was that blacks were moving into northern cities to take jobs that were on their way out of the country; when they first came up from the South in numbers into the northeast they were working. Over time as the jobs left they stayed on with no work, and never adapted to a non-manufacturing economy (they still haven’t for the most part).


31 posted on 08/11/2013 4:10:42 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"basic financial needs."????

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/07/what-is-poverty

I grew up without about 90% of this stuff. Somehow, I managed to pay attention in school long enough to learn the basics of the English language and arithmetic.

The kind of poverty that there is in American society today isn't a poverty that can be fixed with money.

32 posted on 08/11/2013 4:31:49 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Shadowstrike

Well DUH!

Just who’s fault do you think it was?

It wasn’t the man’s idea to get rid of the dinosaur.

Dinosaur was just doing what dinosaurs do.

Tracked a little mud across the woman’s clean floor and rearranged a little furniture with his tail. Nothing to get your panties in a wad over.

But no. Woman has to get herself all in a tizzy, told the man to get rid of that dinosaur or she would.

What’s a man to do but say Yes Dear.


33 posted on 08/11/2013 4:44:47 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks NotYourAverageDhimmi. Without any hint of recognition of the irony, the racist demagogue:
entitled his statement: "Divide and conquer politics stagnates Milwaukee's economy, shuts out black males."

34 posted on 08/11/2013 5:33:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Black people like this Alderman don’t see how they are the divisive party and they are in denial about the role they play in their own demise. Remember, it’s always whitey’s fault.


35 posted on 08/11/2013 6:06:18 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Joe Davis said Friday that the illegal drug trade is the "common way" for many African-Americans to provide for their basic financial needs.

I agree with joe, is he now my new black friend?

36 posted on 08/11/2013 6:06:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
“Ald. Davis: Blacks use illegal drug trade for economic needs” Oh than in that case it's okay. Now I understand. Blacks can choose crime as a career because they live in Shiite neighborhoods made that way because they choose crime as a career. Why didn't I think of that?
37 posted on 08/11/2013 6:06:48 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sooth2222

Urban American blacks have a higher standard of living than the overwhelming majority of people on this planet. To listen to them, though, they are not only the absolute poorest people on the planet, but it’s all because of white people holding them down.

If poverty causes crime, then why isn’t there way more crime in über-poor areas of Southeast Asia?

If the difference in wealth between you and those in the society around you causes crime (the jealousy effect), then why aren’t members of America’s middle class regularly mugging and burglarizing the upper class?


38 posted on 08/11/2013 6:12:36 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I get it. Keep drugs illegal, but let blacks sell them because they have to earn a living somehow. Using drugs in the black community is OK because it helps make living in the inner city tolerable.

Is it true illegal drugs are the path to financial success in the black community?

Who said capitalism is dead?

39 posted on 08/11/2013 6:36:36 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I think I have discovered the core of the problem; running out of Whites to steal from; when the ratio of White to Black drops below 2 to 1, poverty and a lack of job opportunities results

“According to the 2010 Census, 44.8% of the population was White (37.0% non-Hispanic white), 40.0% was Black or African American, 0.8% American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.5% Asian, 3.4% from two or more races. 17.3% of Milwaukee's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).[49]”

40 posted on 08/11/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by BilLies (I despise The Progressive Liberal American Press, its corporations, management, reporters, readers.)
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To: BilLies

I think when the white population drops below a certain percentage, that’s when the racial wars will really begin. Nature abhors a vacuum. It will still be blamed on whites, though. There is no honesty on this issue and the govt is no help in it. They (politicians) make it worse. Too many votes at stake.


41 posted on 08/11/2013 8:28:49 AM PDT by virgil
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To: berdie

Not kidding.


42 posted on 08/11/2013 8:53:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I lived & worked in Milwaukee from late 1962 to early 1964.

I worked a 2nd job at night as a waitress at a popular bar that had live entertainment.

At that time, blacks were not high on the hiring list by employers because they refused to finish high school & they had a reputation of being lazy, not getting up and going to work on a steady & reliable basis. The best jobs they could get in town were probably at the breweries. I don’t know how many breweries are still in Milwaukee, but I do know that the first national ads by a company to feature blacks was Schlitz Beer.

The other large employers in Milwaukee were Falk Gear- which required talented machinists and Harley Davidson, which also required talent & reliability.

There also were a number of sausage companies, but again, you had to be reliable.

As far back as 50 years ago, Milwaukee already had a problem with graffitti and drugs. It was getting worse then, and it definately was one of the factors connected to why I left—for good.

I had a GOOD job at Shadbolt & Boyd- then the largest nut/bolt/hardware wholesale place in the Midwest. I was there when we got the news of Kennedy’s assassination and I still can see the face of my co-worker who’s wife called him with the news.

My point?

Milwaukee has had the problems of the black community for 5 decades. They cannot play games now & pretend they are just discovering it all. When the blacks find out for themselves that they are their own worst enemy, perhaps they will stay in school—get an education—and be able to actually get a job.

Meanwhile, they have lived under 50+++ years of free handouts & they understand how to game that system far better than they understand English-—cursive writing—and decent Math skills. Their birth rate to achieve more benefits under welfare, etc, only contributes to the problem at an accelerated rate.

My background? I went to a one room rural school in the Midwest—14 kids—1 teacher with 2 years of college credits—outdoor toilets & no running water. The college courses I took to advance my business skills were all passed with a 4.0 average-—while I was working full time & lots of overtime.

Cry me a river. I couldn’t escape out of the Milwaukee mess fast enough. I never looked back.


43 posted on 08/11/2013 9:02:52 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Farmer Dean

If it wasn’t cotton, it would have been another crop that Amercans were too lazy to harvest by themselves. And that’s why illegals are so prevalent today. Once again, some other group is doing the jobs that Americans don’t want to do.


44 posted on 08/11/2013 9:06:46 AM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: rabidralph

Americans weren’t lazy a few generations back.Without mechanization there was just too much work.


45 posted on 08/11/2013 11:19:45 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Lmo56

If the ghetto rats will kill for shoes,what chance does that person have in thecity?


46 posted on 08/11/2013 11:21:28 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

In addition, the sales of the drugs are going to be mostly to other people who have no money (of their own), and entry-level “jobs” of this kind don’t result in profits without the carrying and use of (surprise surprise) firearms.


47 posted on 08/12/2013 3:56:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: rabidralph

You’ve really bought into that “Americans don’t want to do” tripe?

Let employers offer competitive wages for legal employees and we won’t have any unfilled jobs—while our illegal immigration challenges will be more manageable.


48 posted on 08/12/2013 4:03:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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