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Missouri worst in nation in homicide rate among blacks

There are 11 comments on the Southeast Missourian story from Jan 30, 2008, titled Missouri worst in nation in homicide rate among blacks. In it, Southeast Missourian reports that:

“The devastation homicide inflicts on black teens and adults is a national crisis, yet it is all too often ignored outside of affected communities”

The homicide rate among blacks is higher in Missouri than any other state, according to a report released Tuesday by a not-for-profit research group. via Southeast Missourian

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Mike Sanders

Menomonee Falls, WI

#1 Jan 30, 2008
Now that Francis Semler is off the Kansas City Parks Board, I'm sure that the murder rates will go back down.

Surely the NAACP and the SCLC found Ms.Semler's rights to her opinions a far greater issue to the Black Community, then the wholesale slaughter of young blackmales.

...Or perhaps it's just easier to pick on a 70 year old grandmother then to actually have to DO something.

Perhaps these self-ordained hypocrits are glad that the young leaders of tomorrow won't live long enough to one day threaten their leadership positions.

I have an IDEA...let's blame the Mayor...if we recall him...then the murder rates will go down.
Monica Smith

Port Arthur, TX

#2 Apr 16, 2008
What is Alabama.
Nemo

Overland Park, KS

#3 Oct 12, 2008
Maybe if kcpd quit sleeping in abandon parking lots and get out and really patrol the homicides might decrease eating donuts are saving lifes whats more important. Here in Kcmo we have some of the most lasiest police officers ever born to be a cop they are not like cops when I was growing up the don't focus on violent crime but on traffic more, I know many people who will agree with me on this topic.
Nemo

Overland Park, KS

#4 Oct 12, 2008
Maybe if kcpd quit sleeping in abandon parking lots and get out and really patrol the homicides might decrease eating donuts are saving lifes whats more important. Here in Kcmo we have some of the most lasiest police officers ever born to be a cop, they are not like cops when I was growing up they don't focus on violent crime but on traffic more, I know many people who will agree with me on this topic.
eastsider

Chesterfield, MO

#5 Oct 12, 2008
maybe if the parents of these kids would pay attention to there kids when they are growing up would teach them the meaning of respect,(to respect other people, there property and to respect themselves) this would not be such a out of control issue. make them pull up there dam britches,go to school,quit hanging out on the corner at all times of day and night,watch who they hang with,watch where they go and then check on them. i raised four kids on the east side,i did not let them take hold of the so called gangster attitude.they all graduated high school(two went on to collage) they all have never been arrested or been on drugs.they work and are contributing to society. so it can be done in bad neighbor hoods,its up to the parents not the police
Jayne

Kansas City, MO

#6 Oct 17, 2008
I agree with you eastsider. It is the Parents responsibility to teach their children right from wrong and when they do something wrong, they should be held accountable by the police and the parent. This society is so lapse in parental guidence, you see it everyday on the TV. I get so tired of this/that is to blame or he/she is to blame, when the focus should be on the parents.
Conceal_Carry_Ja ne-John

Columbia, MO

#7 Oct 18, 2008
It is not a right, but rather a responsability for every individual to be prepared to defend themselves and those around them from death and serious injury resulting from malice and hate. Begin today, making our community (Columbia Missouri!!) safer by training yourself in the responsable and lawful use of a firearm. Receive training from a qualified instructor, and become certified for a concealed carry weapons permit. You will likely never need it, but you will never regret having it.

-If guns are responsable for killing people, then pens are responsible for making spelling errors.
Braveheart

Cameron, MO

#8 Oct 19, 2008
the media and the laws on the books is the problem that has turned our kids into what they have become and they know it.
take your kids back, public servants don't own them.
Jayne wrote:
I agree with you eastsider. It is the Parents responsibility to teach their children right from wrong and when they do something wrong, they should be held accountable by the police and the parent. This society is so lapse in parental guidence, you see it everyday on the TV. I get so tired of this/that is to blame or he/she is to blame, when the focus should be on the parents.
Bag of Bones

Hollister, MO

#9 Oct 21, 2008
Young people want to belong. Many find that sense of belonging on the streets with other teens.

Talk to your children. Listen to them. Discuss issues, their problems, concerns. Parents, let them know they can come to YOU with any problem.

If you are not there for them...a gang may be!
suwana sweeten

Tempe, AZ

#10 Oct 23, 2008
I feel that many police in missouri or america period feel the duty to maintain the upper hand. Many ways it is a modern day kkk they are pleased with the opportunity to take out frustration on blacks ,and get away with it any chance they get. *The fact that so many blacks provide them with the opportunity is the most disappointing
Bob White

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Mar 12, 2009
Being a St. Louis resident for over 60 years, I just hate the fact that we ever let blacks take over our cities. So few of them are worth anything.

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