Skip to comments.Time to change the narrative on Milwaukee youths and crime
Posted on 05/28/2014 2:38:05 AM PDT by rellimpank
Everyone should be concerned when an 18-year-old is being held in connection with a shootout on a school playground that left a 10-year-old fighting for her life.
Sylvester A. Lewis is expected to be charged Wednesday. He has been arrested 15 times since the age of 12 and was on probation at the time of the Clarke Street Elementary School shooting on May 21. Police are looking for a second suspect, and three other people were taken into custody for aiding a felon.
This cannot be the end of the narrative.
We have seen this repeated too many times in Milwaukee. The uptick in shootings this early in the year doesn't bode well for the summer months.
And there will be another shooting. Since 1995, at least nine children were killed by errant gunfire in Milwaukee, and there have been dozens shot who lived to tell about it.
We get outraged when children are caught in the crossfire. We hold rallies; we scream that the shootings must stop. There are cries for more gun laws and harsher prison terms. The mental health care system needs fixing.
On Monday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said his officers do a good job of catching criminals because they have a lot of practice doing that. Unfortunately, he's right. And for the most part, the criminal justice system also does a good job of holding men behind bars, but if we really want to reduce the number of senseless shootings and high male incarceration rates in the future, we need to address it more on the front end.
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I imagine we’re talkin bout those crazy Amish kids again?
And BTW..the one cause that he fails to mention is the LACK of parental supervision
“...the one cause that he fails to mention is the LACK of parental supervision.”.............
This seems to be the PRIMAIRY cause and is NOT just occurring in Milwaukee, look at Chicago, Houston, LA, St. Louis, Detroit, Atlanta. These cities all have one MAJOR thing in common and it isn’t Amish.
Years and years of Democrat social programs dishing out money creating the “hood” where the only hope for a better life is drugs and crime. Plus, judges who are soft on crime and don’t want to keep thugs behind bars.
I see the author of the article is black. The cause of all black yoots problems must be white privilege.
“Community involvement, progressive educational and job training opportunities, better police relations with the community, improved mental health treatment and alternatives to long-term incarceration for some nonviolent offenders all need to be on the table to combat crime and violence.”
No mention of parents.
Since there isn't any mention of a stable family life for this tragic figure, I suspect the worst. Maybe that's the place to start. If you can't start there, the rest of this is such a waste of time even discussing.
Arrested how many times? This useless life was rendered so from the start. It would benefit at least the people he knows to lock the door and throw away the key.
White girl bleed alot.
I’ve been to Milwaukee and toured the local technical college so I don’t get how there is need for more “progressive educational and job training opportunities” than already exist. As to your noticing the lack of mention for parents, the writer knows the audience and the community of which he writes. The word “parent” does not exist in the plural form.
I am starting to believe this black generation is an albatross around America’s neck. What else do they want the government to do for them that hasn’t already been done?
James Causey's a joke.
First 'community involvement' is a meaningless term. People marching doesn't do anything for young children. Nothing. Marching was effective against the Jim Crow South because it shamed white democrats in the South.
Second - job training? Gimme a break. How about 'jobs'... No one gives 'job training' to legal immigrants or illegals. Both groups are doing better than blacks after two generations - and most are doing better within a few years. Legal and illegal immigrants don't get 'job training' they get jobs. BIG DIFFERENCE.
Third: Mental health - lots of that comes from a mother AND a father in the home. NOT from 'role models'... another stupid idea sold to blacks by white liberal elites.
And last, an 'alternative' for long term incarceration for 'non violent' crimes... Bull - there are few to none 'nonviolent' crimes. That's more hokum from the black 'community'. Things are crimes because the rational adult members of society have determined that SOMEONE was hurt by a 'crime' or it wouldn't be a crime. A person, a group, the culture... someone was unfairly damaged.
There are ways to deal with problems caused by white liberal elite ideas in the black community - but the solutions won't be found by a bunch of new white liberal elite ideas being tried.
“No one gives ‘job training’ to legal immigrants or illegals. Both groups are doing better than blacks after two generations - and most are doing better within a few years.”
This doesn’t even have anything to do with skin color. Many legal black immigrants from Haiti and Africa have solid family values and work ethics and are prospering in the USA. Years ago I did a project with some Haitians in Boston and was struck by the contempt they had for Boston’s poor black community, who they viewed as being weak and degenerate.
But of course the solution to problems and distortions caused by government intervention is always more government intervention.
Why don’t we just have white liberals move to these places?
Wonder why they don’t like to live there.
the criminal justice system also does a good job of holding men behind bars...
This is Orwellian doublethink. See my tagline.
What we are dealing with is a people with an alien, foreign culture, with ways, customs, and beliefs that are hostile and contradictory to our own. Money, education, job programs, police, courts, prisons are not going to fix this problem because those things are from our culture not theirs.
Question for liberals-
Why are there more men in prison than women?
Does this answer apply to other demographic slices?
I had read only this comment but I just wanted to say: Have you ever known a white man named Sylvester? I guess they exist but they have to be rare.
Sylvester, BTW, is what I named my first gerbil. I think it's a funny name.
Don’t Texans say that some people just need killin’?
Change the narrative on crime in Milwaukee...
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