Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $14,350
Woo hoo!! And the first 16% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: innercity

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Of Drugs and Thugs and Pipe Bomb Scares, of Caravans and Kings

    10/27/2018 11:50:33 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 26, 2018 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    In the news this week – just two weeks out from a critically important midterm election – the news is full of stories about pipe bombs being mailed to prominent left-wingers. It’s a fascinating story on several fronts. The targets included an ex-president and an ex-secretary of state, an aging actor, the office of a liberal media outlet, and an activist financier so ancient that most people thought he must be dead already. At this writing, none of these bombs went off, and most didn’t even reach their destinations because they were sent to people well known to be heavily...
  • Inner-City Carnage

    08/22/2018 7:29:42 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/22/2018 | John Conlin
    In the course of my management consulting, I've been to some of the toughest neighborhoods in the country. If you do business in these areas, you know to always visit them relatively early in the morning, before the animals wake up. Thus, in my travels, I'd see four- and five-year-old kids playing as all four- and five-year-olds do. But as they got older, they developed an increasingly hard look in their eyes. Even at that age, they had put up with more crap than one can imagine. The neighborhoods they were born into have astonishing crime rates. The few terrorize...
  • Target Criminal Behavior, Not Guns

    05/30/2018 5:46:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 30, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
    Welcome to summer in the American ghetto. In large urban centers, Memorial Day weekend rang in the unofficial start of summer with a spate of killings in major cities. Eight dead with 30 wounded by gunfire in Chicago, four dead with nine wounded in D.C., and three dead with 12 wounded in Milwaukee.Unfortunately, city officials responded in a predictable fashion – commitment to more police patrols, public relations campaigns to end the violence, and candlelight vigils at the scene of the carnage. Despite all of this, the violence continues. Americans deserve pragmatic and successful policy solutions from their communities, not...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • A Magnificent Description of the Immigrant Church of 1900-1950

    07/03/2017 8:51:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-02-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Magnificent Description of the Immigrant Church of 1900-1950 Msgr. Charles Pope • July 2, 2017 • The great influx of Catholic immigrants from Europe brought exponential growth to the Catholic population of this country, making Catholicism the single largest religious group by far. Those Catholic immigrants gathered together in ethnic parishes, creating ethnic neighborhoods in which faith and culture were knitted together. They sought survival in a land that seemed at times to be hostile to them and their faith. This caused Catholics to be fiercely loyal to the faith and made the parish the hub of the...
  • Trump's Plan for the Inner-City is Pitch Perfect

    09/09/2016 12:16:50 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 19 replies
    Vanity | September 10, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In the last couple of weeks, we've seen Trump roll out his plan for reviving America's inner cities and other economically depressed areas. As someone who has in various capacities worked on this issue, I must say that Trump has brilliantly boiled down the question down to the three elements that would form the essential foundation of an effective federal urban policy: law and order, school choice and trade reform. In my 20 or so years of working on this issue, I've met with thousands of people who live in these communities, and I can guarantee you that the vast...
  • Trump Is Right: Progressives Took Blacks from the Cotton Fields to the Urban Ghetto

    08/31/2016 4:30:38 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 17 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Sheriff David Clarke, Jr.
    Hillary Clinton must be worried that black America is about to be onto her party’s grand hoax. Donald Trump’s statement of the patently obvious, that black Americans “have nothing to lose” by trying out something different and voting for the businessman instead of the crook, has created an earthquake as the media rush to cover up for the story they never told. The story of the misery of black America under Democrat rule – and nowhere is it clearer than in America’s urban ghettos. Clinton’s desperate attempts, first in an anti-Trump advertisement and then in a contrived speech about the...
  • Bargain brawl! Female shoppers pile in to huge fight in the middle of a Chicago Walmart

    08/22/2016 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/2016
    A massive fight that broke out inside an Illinois Walmart ended with a woman having her clothes ripped off. The all-out brawl occurred inside the store in Crestwood, south of Chicago, and was all captured on video by a witness. The fracas involved four women and was attempted to be stopped by a single male security guard, who got lost in the fight. A woman at the center of the brawl had her top pulled down in the melee, exposing her breasts.
  • Driving Through Detroit at Night

    08/21/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 76 replies
    Twitter Video ^ | Aug 18 2016 | Hautedamn
    See Video it gets really good at 1:40
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Technology Can Bring Money To Inner Cities

    10/13/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 13, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    As technology changes, so does the job market. Two centuries ago, most low skilled workers would have found work as farmhands, while a century ago they would have been employed in a factory. Today they are most likely to work in the service industry, whether in retail, food service, janitorial services or as personal care aides in a nursing home or hospital. As I have written before, these jobs are often important stepping stones to better ones, even if they do not offer a direct path to advancement. Low skilled jobs still teach workers how to follow instructions and become...
  • 1 womb, 2 dads: Judge rules man must only support one twin, report says

    05/07/2015 2:52:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies ^ | May 7, 2015
    PATERSON — The man who was believed to have fathered twin girls in Passaic County actually only fathered one of them, according to a precedent-setting ruling by a Superior Court judge. It's the first paternity case in New Jersey and only the third nationwide to feature two different fathers for a set of twins. Judge Sohail Mohammed ruled that a man identified only as "A.S." was off the hook for child support payments to one of the twins after DNA testing determined he fathered one with 99.9 percent certainty but could not have been the father of the other.
  • Baltimore as a Democrat City

    04/30/2015 2:46:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/30/15 | John Perazzo
    Whenever there’s a crisis in America, Barack Obama is quick to demonstrate what a monstrously destructive individual he is. The riots in Baltimore are no exception, as we already hear President “Johnny One-Note” chanting the only song he’s ever known. It goes like this: “A racist, uncaring, greed-driven America has turned its back on the poor, suffering black children of Baltimore and many other cities for decades, depriving them of the help, the funding, and the attention that they so desperately they need and deserve—and thus do we now reap the whirlwind of their long-festering, wholly justified rage.”And how much...
  • A National Conversation about the American Ghetto

    12/31/2014 12:36:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2014 | Michael L. Grable
    "....Media sensationalism this year about two black deaths at the hands of white policemen inflamed the argument,.........Here, however, is one standup law-enforcement professional, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., who begs to disagree.Sheriff Clarke publicly condemns anti-police populism as the Left's deflection of an urban reality with which he's professionally all too familiar and for which the Left's all too politically responsible. "This deflects," says Sheriff Clarke:against the real thing that we need to have a conversation about in this country and it's the American ghetto. And that's where most of the policing unfortunately has to be applied. The...
  • Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence

    12/14/2014 2:35:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | December 13, 2014 | Andrea K. McDaniels
    The first time she witnessed a student's major tantrum — a 2-year-old hurling a toy stove filled with plastic pots and pans—Shanikia Johnson had just started as a teacher at Little Flowers Child Development Center in West Baltimore.She knew toddlers acted out. But the rage-filled reaction, triggered when Johnson wouldn't allow the boy to play with a toy, stunned the 22-year-old teacher. Then, time and time again, she saw other children throwing classroom furniture. Bookcases, chairs, tables—all were flung around the room.Some students bit classmates, leaving teeth marks on hands and cheeks; a few threatened to hurt staff members. Other...
  • Obama pal Whitaker ruled 'hostile witness'—suggests racial bias

    12/09/2014 3:58:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Chris Fusco
    SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, one of President Barack Obama’s closest friends, was declared a “hostile witness” in the multimillion-dollar fraud trial of a Chicago couple Monday — after an explosive hearing in which Whitaker suggested prosecutors were biased against African-Americans. U.S. District Judge Richard Mills declared Whitaker “hostile” just minutes after Whitaker testified in his Springfield courtroom in the trial of businessman Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, Karin Dingle. On the witness stand for more than two hours, Whitaker voiced concerns that the Justice Department’s pursuit of state grant-fraud cases in the Central District of Illinois has...
  • The Massive Liberal Failure on Race

    02/04/2014 2:16:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | February 3, 2014 | Tanner Colby
    Five years ago, while fervently supporting the candidacy of the man who would become America’s first black president, I came to the realization that I didn’t actually know any black people....One,maybe two,was the norm....I wanted to know why integration—actual,genuine integration—had failed so spectacularly. The result....was Some of My Best Friends Are Black:The Strange Story of Integration in America, which traced the history of the color line back through all the places I have lived and chronicled the various efforts to erase it:school busing, affirmative action, air housing, etc.......after eight miserable years of George W. Bush and the euphoria of the...
  • Chicago crime heading down overall but plagues some neighborhoods

    12/15/2013 2:34:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 14, 2013 | Frank Main
    ".....Still, some Chicago communities — such as West Garfield Park on the West Side — continue to suffer from extremely high rates of violence, [Professor Andrew] Papachristos noted. “There is a lot of work to be done,” he said in an interview. “The work to be done is how to deal with the inequality in the crime rates.” The violent crime rate for West Garfield Park in 2011 was more than 3,000 crimes per 100,000 people, more than any community in Chicago other than Fuller Park on the South Side. Papachristos’ research showed West Garfield Park was more murderous in...
  • NYPD arrest 16-year-old who 'tried to steal rare 'Biggie' coat' - open fires on skating rink

    11/11/2013 2:34:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2013 | By Snejana Farberov
    One of two victims identified as Adonis Mera, 14, who was skating with his friends and sister [may never walk again] A New York teenager has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire at skaters in Manhattan's Bryant Park and then seemed to confess to the crime on Facebook. During an hour-long standoff at his Bronx apartment on Sunday morning, Corey Dunton, 16, wrote on the social media website: 'Feds trien [sic] kick down my door its over were do i go from hereeeee...[I don't know] wat to do i f----ed up.' Minutes later, he added: 'These...