47 of 58 homicides Black lives...Numbers rapidly rising - 12 in July

In July, Allegheny County was plagued by 12 homicides bringing the total to 58, with 47 of the victims African-Americans. We are quickly on the way to passing last year's total of 73 homicides, 58 of them taking Black lives. Full Story
A fact

Gibsonia, PA

#26 Aug 11, 2012
One strong point in regard to the article is that it was published by the Pittsburgh Courier, and The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history.

I give credit where credit is deserved. They point out the factual crime statistics, and don't sugar coat them.

The call it as they see it, black or white!
Rich K

Hayward, CA

#27 Aug 11, 2012
If its Black, fire back and kill it.
Pitbull

Mercer, PA

#29 Aug 12, 2012
African Americans... Too many of them... And too many useless ones.. And I am African American...I actually work and am married and I don't own any guns... Go figure.. White folks love me..
Truth

Belle Vernon, PA

#30 Aug 12, 2012
Pitbull wrote:
African Americans... Too many of them... And too many useless ones.. And I am African American...I actually work and am married and I don't own any guns... Go figure.. White folks love me..
I love you because you see what is wrong with today's youth! Any color. Don't hold back!
Speaking Truth

Mckeesport, PA

#31 Aug 12, 2012
Denial had always been the black communities undoing. And it always will be. It's the racist police fault that these kids are killing each other. It's the white people's fault, it's the school's fault, it's the government's fault etc.
It's never the fault of the shooter, or the victim that's usually involved in shady activity, or their neglectful parents, or their friends, or that music all the kids seem to love so much, or the community that turns a blind eye because 'if it doesn't affect me, why should I care?', too foolish to realize it does (or eventually will) affect them.
Keep thinking it's the white man's fault the every time one black teenager kills another black teenager.
There needs to be some changes in the black community, made by black people, or there won't be anyone left to care. White people have their act together for the most part, and trust me we don't defend trouble making white trash. You don't see problems of this magnitude in Bethel Park, or Gibsonia do you?
Bobo

Pittsburgh, PA

#32 Sep 1, 2012
47 out of 58 homicide victims are afros. Hmmmm. Sounds like good news to me. Helps keep the population down.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#33 Sep 2, 2012
The real problem here isn't the homicides. While they are tragic for the people who care, the real problem is the cost of this nonsense. Along with the murders, there are hundreds of woundings that require millions of dollars of medical care, Almost all of which are paid for by the taxpayers. Each wounding averages $37,000 not counting the follow up care, the disability, housing, and welfare costs that come later. Each survivor costs more than a half million dollars.
If Obama actually wanted to save money, he'd attack this problem. The millions spent in the Pittsburgh area are nothing compared to the BILLIONS spent nationally. Next to illegal immigrants, this free ER service is second.
Wanna' fix health care costs, stop these two drains and health care costs will take care of themselves.
The murders are actually cheaper for the country's
health care system.
Old Cynic sux

Uniontown, PA

#34 Sep 2, 2012
Well, you're a self professed states' rights conservative, and this kind of crime is a state responsibility, you putz! You would be the first to criticize Obama if he expanded the federal role into this arena, and there are plenty of good arguments to support that view. You'l sacrifice ideological consistency simply to attack Obama on a basis without a logical foundation... What a total azzhat!

You've stated your really not a Republican in the past, and the post above demonstrates that you not a Christian, either!

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#35 Sep 2, 2012
Old Cynic sux wrote:
Well, you're a self professed states' rights conservative, and this kind of crime is a state responsibility, you putz! You would be the first to criticize Obama if he expanded the federal role into this arena, and there are plenty of good arguments to support that view. You'l sacrifice ideological consistency simply to attack Obama on a basis without a logical foundation... What a total azzhat!
You've stated your really not a Republican in the past, and the post above demonstrates that you not a Christian, either!
Never said I was Christian. Libertarian really has no business being a christian. Can be if they want to be, but there's no connection. Of course a true Progressive Marxist would never notice the difference.
Old Cynic sux

Uniontown, PA

#36 Sep 2, 2012
Never said you did make such a claim, and as a liberal Democrat, I have no idea what a progressive Marxist would think, and quite frankly, I don't believe any such animal ever existed, and certainly not in the home of the great Marxist experiment, the USSR. I essentially agreed with you that were a Libertarian, not a Republican, and similarly, not a Christian... there's no disagreement on this point between us.

What about the focus of my post, that the crimes you noted are the province of the states, NOT the federal government? Keep on topic, old man, don't be so easily distracted... You sound like Eastwood the other night!

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 Sep 3, 2012
I agree, these crimes are basically a local matter. As long as they are not judged "hate crimes" (white against black) the bulk of the initial costs are borne by the various states. The long term care, however, is a different matter. The states try as fast as possible to get SS Disability for these clowns so as to get out from under the costs. This makes it a Federal matter. In the long term it doesn't matter, we all pay for this anyhow. We pay increased insurance fees, more taxes, more Social Security, etc., etc.
Old Cynic sux

Uniontown, PA

#38 Sep 3, 2012
Medicaid is the most applicable program for medical costs that YOU ranted about, and the Republican governors state they won't take the increases planned, so another foolish and false assertion. Try again, old man!
Jerry The Man

United States

#39 Sep 3, 2012
A fact wrote:
One strong point in regard to the article is that it was published by the Pittsburgh Courier, and The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, with a rich and storied history.
I give credit where credit is deserved. They point out the factual crime statistics, and don't sugar coat them.
The call it as they see it, black or white!
What an idiot... no Newspaper is Black. They are all White, the ink is black. If the Paper was Black, you would not be able to read it! If you are calling it "Black" thatis totally incredibly racial and not a credible sourceof information. If it is controlled by Black people, it has a militant and thug agenda and does not present unbiased facts.
gshoes

Pittsburgh, PA

#40 Sep 3, 2012
Cracker Whacker wrote:
Ban all weapons....especially cracker owned weapons. Ole whitey needs to be providin' the tax revenue and not threatening the minority folk. FACT!!!

Whitey earns for the Escalade that I yearns. Cracker break time is over back to work. Chop! Chop! Mr and Ms Caucasian Round Eyes.
it's mike Anthony acting black
Mike Anthony

Pittsburgh, PA

#41 Sep 4, 2012
Blacks are killing themselves. It's THEIR problem to fix not WHITE PEOPLES!!! Blacks are raised that way with no respect for anyone or anything!!!
Ask Dr Bill Cosby!!! Stop blaming the whities for the black problems.
PS....GayShoes is a true idiot.
Mike Anthony sux

Uniontown, PA

#42 Sep 4, 2012
Such unwarrented and vitriolic attacks against gshoes! You obvously have unresolved sexual identity/orientation issues, and it's YOUR problem to fix, not ours, so stop trying to solicit gshoes here... it's just a bit unseemly for a closeted gay such as yourself, Mikey.
gshoes

Pittsburgh, PA

#43 Sep 4, 2012
Mike Anthony sux wrote:
Such unwarrented and vitriolic attacks against gshoes! You obvously have unresolved sexual identity/orientation issues, and it's YOUR problem to fix, not ours, so en stop trying to solicit gshoes here... it's just a bit unseemly for a closeted gay such as yourself, Mikey.
he hates it when I point him out
Mike Anthony

Pittsburgh, PA

#44 Sep 4, 2012
GayShoes must either be BLACK or a Whigger. Either way, he's an idiot black and faglover.
Mike Anthony sux

Uniontown, PA

#45 Sep 4, 2012
Gshoes doesn't love you
Jerry Seinfeld

Apo, AE

#46 Sep 4, 2012
Mike Anthony wrote:
GayShoes must either be BLACK or a Whigger. Either way, he's an idiot black and faglover.
Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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