May 4, 201501:15 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Mob justice at work in Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Madison
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‘Demand personal responsibility’
The news media and most politicos are fully invested in the macro-sociology of societal blame (“White privilege,” anyone?) instead of demanding individual responsibility. So, huzzah for Milwaukee Circuit Judge David Borowski.
“Stop making excuses for Milwaukee's violence,” he writes.
“Unfortunately, and tragically, the vast majority of homicides in Milwaukee amount to this: one black male killing another black male. It has gone on for years, but the situation is getting worse.
“Sharon Staples, a pregnant mother gunned down in front of her son. Sierra Guyton shot while on a playground. And, most recently Archie Brown, Jr. killed for being a law-abiding decent citizen grieving over an accident. The names and years change, but the devastation of certain neighborhoods continues. Innocent people continue to die.
“But why? In my experience, we as a community must come to grips with the fact that there has been a serious breakdown in the family structure, and a breakdown in values in certain areas. Poor parenting or no parenting. A lack of self-control. A lack of respect for life. A lack of education. All of these problems contribute to our epidemic of violence. …
“Good people in crime-stricken neighborhoods need to stop tolerating crime. Help and cooperate with the police. End the ‘no snitch’ culture. Parent and care for your kids. … Support good schools, whether public or private. Keep an eye on your neighbor's kids too. Demand personal responsibility.” (Full text here.)
What have we been saying here at the Bring It! blog? CNN talks about “‘Lord of the Flies’ comes to Baltimore; Something is missing: older black men.”
“Without the civilizing influence of older men to guide them, young black men never develop an internal moral compass. They become castaways.”
Also true for young Caucasian men, young Hispanic men, young Asian men, young …
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