“What About Black on Black Crime?”….What About It? How About Sticking To The Damn Original Subject?

Black on Black Crime, Onyx Truth

I’ve told you all before that I have a strong love for reading correct?  Well, I do.  Back in elementary school when we used to order those scholastic books, one of the books I loved to read the most were the books that let you, the reader, choose which path the story was going to go.  Meaning, once you got to the end of the chapter, the author would present to you 2 scenarios to pick from in order for the story to continue and then redirect you to the page in the book of the path you chose.  Lately, when it comes to people discussing issues pertaining strictly to Black Lives Matter, I feel like I’m reading one those books from my childhood again because each time I learn about another member of Black society being killed by a member of the dominant society or by the police force, the moment others & myself begin to start asking legit questions surrounding the circumstances of these deaths, here comes some random ass person like Stephen A. Smith to introduce a different alternative for discussion.  And that alternative is the “What about Black on Black crime?” deflection.  As a matter of fact, over the last couple of years or so, I feel like I’ve been reading this book & I’m 10 chapters into so far & each time I get to the end of each chapter to begin to dig deeper for further analysis as to why these Black people were killed to begin with, here comes the author (aka the media) hitting me with the “What about Black on Black crime?” alternative.  Out of all of the 10 chapters I’ve chose to focus on so far within the “Book of Dead Black People”, the “What about Black on Black crime?” alternative is the only alternative they present over & over & over.  It goes a little something like this:

Book of Dead Black People

Chapter 1:  Trayvon Martin

End of Chapter alternatives:

  1. Analyze how & why Trayvon was killed, why wasn’t George Zimmerman arrested the night he killed Trayvon, why is the media making Trayvon out to be the bad guy.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 2:  Jordan Davis

End of Chapter Alternatives:

  1. Analyze what would cause a white man to just open fire on a car full teenagers for allegedly playing their music too loud.  Analyze how Michael Dunn can be found guilty of attempted murder but not the actual murder of Jordan Davis.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 3:  Eric Garner

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how & why a Black man who is unarmed & can be choked to death by the NYPD due to an illegal choke hold on Eric Garner, on video, and NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo isn’t even indicted.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 4:  Michael Brown

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how jay walking turned into an automatic death sentence for a teenage Black male in the Ferguson, MO & then analyze how & why this Black person’s deceased body was allowed to remain in the street during the summer for an extended period of time.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 5:  Tamir Rice

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how a 12 year old playing in the park across the street from his house could be gunned down without any forethought by a police officer in less than 3 seconds of arriving on the scene.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 6:  John Crawford

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how a Black male walking around Walmart with a bee-bee gun he intends to purchase from Walmart could be gunned down in less than 2 seconds upon police spotting him with the bee-bee gun.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 7:  Renisha McBride

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how a Black woman who was just in a car accident knocks on the door of a white man’s house in a desperate attempt to seek help, then all of sudden the white man guns her down through the door without any thought.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 8:  Freddie Gray

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how a Black male is taken into custody by the Baltimore PD, tossed in the back of the police paddy wagon, 45 minutes or so later, this Black male emerges from the paddy wagon in dire need of medical attention only to die a week or so later from severe injuries to his spine that he experienced while in the back of that paddy wagon.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 9:  Sandra Bland

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze how a Black woman gets pulled over for allegedly failing to properly signal during a lane change then ends up in jail on the verge of posting bail, but somehow….she decides to commit suicide.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

Chapter 10:  Black Lives Matter

End of Chapter Alternatives

  1. Analyze why society is so hell bent on trying to avoid discussing the issue of BLACK PEOPLE being killed with impunity by the law enforcement or the dominant society, as if other races are dealing with this shit.
  2. What about Black on Black crime?

These are just 10 chapters I’ve decided to include but please understand that this book has countless prequels that could be written & countless sequels that shall be in the making….yet all have the same alternate chapter ending.

What about Black on Black crime?

What about Black on Black crime?  Simple, when black people kill other black people, they go to jail.  They don’t get paid vacations, Go Fund Me accounts setup, or the option of not being indicted.  Plus, let’s stop pretending like Black on Black crime is some rampant out of control phenomena that is threatening the stability of America or just Black society in general.  When the media starts tossing around the phrase “Black on Black crime”, that is really code for gang related knee grows shooting each other up in Chicago because that is all they ever highlight in an attempt to make a point.  Yet totally neglecting to realize that gang violence, which should be the proper term for this particular segment of crime, has actually drastically declined since the 80s & 90s.  But the moment you call it by its proper name, gang violence, now you have to include every other culture and their gang related issues and guess what….you’re going to have to include…wait for it……WHITE PEOPLE into this discussion as well.  And we can’t start doing that can we?  The moment we begin to expose how brutal & deadly a lot of white people can be & are, now we begin to fuck with the pristine image of white America that has been sold for far too long to the masses.

 

Light skin dude with an opinion
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