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.
Murder was once illegal in this country and when we talked about speedy justice, we were serious. And now?
Do you think a gang banger or wannabe has any fear (as a practical deterrent) of punishment from us?
How many people do you have to kill before we, the people, kill you back, and if so, how long does that take and how much does all of that cost?
We've learned how to vilify smokers and global warming deniers and other such dangers to society, why not do the same to the very real danger from the dark side of our humanity instead of glorifying it?
I hope they kill each other until the last one falls mortally wounded. Clean-up in aisle 6!
Plantations could be the answer!
That is NOT sarcasm, that is TRUTH.
When you feed the feral animals in your area, they lose their fear of being around civilization and you only end up with more of them.
That city is LETHAL to the US TAXPAYERS, too for having Obama get elected to ANY OFFICE...
I can clean up Chicago within a month. This cannot be solved in the criminal justice system. It has to be solved on the street.
Give me 24 retired SEALS, any weapons and munitions they feel they need and 8 very well armored SUV’s.
Go from neighborhood to neighborhood and kill everyone wearing a red or blue bandana. They want to act like wild animals, then they need to be treated as such.
They have had 1.8 million years to achieve something, anything in Africa.
And New Years eve is still two days away......
I can't wait to read the box scores in the Chicago Tribune on New Years day.........
Whoa! You be’s so right........lol
If they misbehave ,they are OUT!
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Can be seen here...
Boy, with democrats actively supporting the mass killing of black babies all in the name of “choice” and those who make it out of the womb killing each other it is amazing their population is not rapidly declining.
I blame lack of fathers, but I also blame these black mothers, (not all, mind you — I know several VERY good black women who are wonderful mothers in every way) who would sell their soul for a welfare check and a set of nails, or a chance to get their hair did in exchange for being proper parents.
Too many of them aspire to nothing except professional hoochdom. They don’t give a rats BUTT about these kids, or mothering in general, and are fully enabled by the liberal establishment.
Free one way ticket by steamship to Liberia, on demand. To pass the time they can try shark fishing off the fantail...for the sharks that are still “traveling the route”...
I’m surprised the Democrats can’t figure out a way to stop their future voters from gunning each other down in drug-related gang wars. Oh well. Wonder what’s on TV?
Your second statement holds true.
Seems like there is an angle here that needs to be examined. The libs have constantly harped on inequality and the supposedly widening gap between rich and poor. I have often thought that a big part of this was the bottom falling out of the society. There are simply millions of folks around with no skills and education and real bad attitudes to match. In the meantime, the work of society is done by less and less people, who are working harder and earning more money. (Just look at the shrinking workforce in the USA.) As increasing benefits and pay are dictated more and more by the government, more people will simply not be able to produce their employment cost and thus will find themselves unemployable. What is the answer? The only answer is a permanent and growing poverty level welfare class free from the burdens of work and responsibility, (whether they want it or not). Of course, this is totally unaffordable, and an apocalyptic “zombie” war is inevitable. The only good news for freepers is that you can pull out a 2012 red-blue election map and see easily where to live to avoid the worst of the coming collapse.
unfortunately cries of “racist!” keep us from talking frankly about the issues with blacks.
For instance. What if... blacks (on average) are not as smart as other races, or are more prone to certain negative behaviors x,y,z?
We as a society COULD do positive things to address these issues... but the pressure to pretend that all races are equal prevents us.
Which is worse pretending all people are equal to keep from offending some and artifically inflate their ego (which just sets them up for a fall or to blame others) or to address truthfully the issue head on and design programs or help specifically targetted to help.
I though calling Black males “boys” was akin to using that elusive “N” word....
In almost EVERY case, no matter where on the globe it occurs, the violence is perpetrated by young men with one thing in common; NO FATHER IN THE HOME!
“We need black boy controls.”
No kidding! I made a comment yesterday to the effect that FR should set up a separate forum to chronicle the daily black crime in America. Someone posted that such a forum would consume all of the remaining bandwidth on the FR servers. Some days there are literally dozens of posts relating to horrible black crimes ( yesterday the kicker was the three “black highschoolers” who kidnapped and raped a 22 year old woman for half a day in Philly). Lincoln was right, send them all back, and see how they like “life” in Africa.
Shoot, just doing #2 would make a pretty good dent, eventually.
I’ll never understand why the gang problem has not been addressed head on as terrorism. Kill the gang leaders.
Not saying I agree with all of it, but that may be due more to my hardheadness than anything else.
Regardless .. Bravo !