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Claude Motley's story of coming home to a city he doesn't recognize
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 20 july 2014 | Eugene Kane

Posted on 07/20/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by rellimpank

This is a personal snapshot of inner city gun violence from a man who knows what it feels like:

Claude Motley dropped off a friend late at night on W. Capitol Drive and paused to check his cellphone for emails. Motley, 43, was in Milwaukee for the class reunion of Milwaukee Tech High School from his current hometown of Charlotte, N.C., where he and his wife moved five years ago from Milwaukee to pursue business opportunities.

They wanted to live somewhere else for various reasons, including their concern about rising violence in the city.

Born and raised on the north side of Milwaukee, Motley felt suspicious when a car stopped in his path while he was parked and another began to circle the area near N. 63rd St. Somehow, he knew what was coming.

A bunch of young guys was going to try to carjack him or worse.

"I let my guard down," he said. "I looked up and the guy was rapping on my window with a gun. I punched the gas and hit the car in front of me. ... I pushed it out of the way, I heard the gunshot but I thought it was just a ricochet at first."

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--"Motley felt fortunate that he survived a possible crime that could have ended up with him dead on the sidewalk. He realized his experience was a microcosm of the epidemic of crime and guns in inner city America, the seemingly senseless plague of young black males with firearms who have taken the law into their own hands in some areas.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba
---- the seemingly senseless plague of young black males with firearms who have taken the law into their own hands in some areas.

--that has to be as dumb a statement as I have ever seen from Kane----"taken the law into their own hands"--??

1 posted on 07/20/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank
It's a symptom of a larger disease and as many public health experts have argued in recent months, each case is a separate event that needs to be examined and scrutinized before making general assumptions.

What elephant in the middle of the room? Mustn't see, mustn't see....

2 posted on 07/20/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: rellimpank

“He realized his experience was a microcosm of the epidemic of crime and guns in inner city America,...”

The problem is Black males...the end.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 5:42:42 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: sphinx

Everyone should read “White Girl Bleed A Lot” to get a more accurate picture of race and crime in America and especially how it is ignored by the media. The media made a big deal over Trayvon but ignored the many reverse situations. To me, it’s all a part of the bigger war against Capitalism and the entrepreneurs who built America. Since they were generally white and change is needed, whites are now the villains just as Christians (and just about any religion encompassing Judeo-Christian values) are now bad.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 5:45:38 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: rellimpank

Yeah, that made no sense.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 5:47:24 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: rellimpank

I’m not so sure it’s all that dumb.

In some of these areas, the gangs are the law, or what there is of law.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 5:48:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: sphinx

“It’s a symptom of a larger disease”

Disease my a$$. These $hithole cities were created by liberal democrats to sustain the votes to stay in power. The democrats have intentionally kept the black man dependent upon them. Jobs in these big cities have vanished and the result is rampant crime to survive.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 5:53:22 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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8 posted on 07/20/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: ImNotLying

“These $hithole cities were created by liberal democrats “..........

BINGO! WE HAVE A WINNER.

Take a good look at most of those larger cities that have demodummie mayors (who by the way just happen to be black) and you will see how far those same cities have declined. Detroit has been a perfect example.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 6:01:04 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: ImNotLying

They are the sons and grandsons of LBJ.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 6:02:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: rellimpank

I always know what I’m going to get from one of Eugene’s columns but it’s not often he’s off the rails in the first sentence. “Gun violence” - no such thing, inanimate objects cannot initiate any action. His editor, if such a person even exists, ought to have his journalism degree revoked.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 6:07:05 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: EEGator

> Somehow, he knew what was coming.
>A bunch of young guys was going to try to carjack him or worse.

“were” going to.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 6:08:43 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Ha, I missed that.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 6:24:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ImNotLying

Socialist

Frank Paul Zeidler was an American Socialist politician and Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving three terms from April 20, 1948 to April 18, 1960.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 6:43:55 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: rellimpank
Just a guess, but I'll bet Claude Motley and family knowingly or unknowingly brought some Milwaukee's disease with them when they moved to Charlotte.

That's the trouble with the progressive disease, it spreads itself just like any other plague does from host to host. It has to, since it kills the host by infecting it, just like Claude Motley described first hand.

Those who escape the dying host city they formerly lived in, bring it with them and infect their new city with their politics, making it the new host for the parasitic progressive disease to feed upon.

15 posted on 07/20/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Boomer One

Everyone should read “White Girl Bleed A Lot”

I have. I’ve also read and absorbed Michelle Malkin’s In Defense of Internment, and it occurs to me that the casualties at Pearl Harbor pale in comparison to the carnage we face every year in our cities. Not taking that thought further lest I begin to smell ozone.

But seriously - seriously! We call the generation that won WWII the “Greatest.” But as soon as they came back and began to prosper and build the greatest society the world has ever known, we - for some unfathomable reason - radically changed the laws and social mores that undergirded their efforts.

To be left as an exercise for the reader: The United States military was the mightiest force on the planet in the first half of this century. It won two World Wars as it was then constituted. But after WWII, under Truman, the best it could manage was a stalemate in Korea. It hasn’t won a war since.

Discuss.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 7:59:25 AM PDT by DogWrangler
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To: rellimpank
"Motley felt fortunate that he survived a possible crime that could have ended up with him dead on the sidewalk.

I talked to a cop about this... he said the knock out game folks know exactly how far they can beat a man without killing him. Murder's a prison sentence.

Brain damage and a life of pain - for the victim - and the monsters are back on the street within weeks.

These people are vile - but they're not stupid.

17 posted on 07/20/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: rellimpank

Just whom do I contact to have a BMW legally carjacked for me?


18 posted on 07/20/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: glorgau

Hate to tell you but “was” is correct. Noun is “bunch” which is singular. “Of young guys” is a prepositional phrase.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EEGator

The problem is fatherless black males who have received a mockery of an education. Let’s not forget how much government policies contribute to this state of affairs.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: rellimpank

The old adage, “You can never go back”, is in force.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 8:47:03 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: rellimpank

Products of an inferior culture.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 8:47:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lastchance

Nonsense, people make their own choices. Fatherless
Black males are the result of deliberate actions by other Black males.

You don’t need to make excuses for Blacks, they’re very good at that without any assistance.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I did not mean to imply people don’t make their own choices. What I meant to make clear is that the deliberate destruction of the family by Liberal social policies adopted by the Government have contributed greatly to the destruction of whole swaths of society. Especially those already vulnerable because of lack of economic opportunity and dismal education.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 9:40:00 AM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: EEGator

no, it is the total black urban subculture that includes the young females as well.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: GBA

I thought when a lib moves they put that garbage to the front curve for pick-up by the garbage truck when they get ready to move, meaning, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” change your attitude.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 2:31:09 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: sphinx

They can’t see it.

Their worldview is such that noticing that elephant would cause a brain melt. So they literally can’t see it.

Much like our foreign policy the last 25 years or so. It is mad, insane, and will lead to the opposite outcomes hoped for. But they can’t see that.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 5:39:09 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: rellimpank
For his part, Motley has been mulling over the attempted robbery or carjacking in his head, questioning whether he reacted properly or put himself in needless danger by fleeing.

Yup. He reacted properly. Likely something much worse was going to happen to him. At least he gave himself a chance by fleeing.

He's also questioning exactly what happened to the city where he grew up.

Simple. First, the moral center of the people collapsed and they demanded free sh!t so they voted for it. Then the Progressives took over, gave it to them, and ran the joint into the ground. Then the ferals came along to scavenge over the leftovers. No conscience, no problem.

What is it about this Mr. Motley finds so hard to understand? It's happening all over America.

28 posted on 07/21/2014 6:30:27 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Biggirl
Some do, some don't.

In Arizona where I used to live, people from all over move there and bring "home" with them, whether pollen producing plants or fail producing politics and attitudes.

I moved to NC and it's the same thing here. People from the lib-killed NE moving here and bringing their society killing lib-disease with them.

Look out, Texas. You think you're safe, but they infected California and they can do it to you, too.

29 posted on 07/21/2014 7:01:07 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: glorgau

I dunno. Bunch (singular) is the subject of that sentence. Therefore “was” is the correct verb, even if it sounds odd.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 5:17:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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