'Black community on edge;' Grand Rapids police chief 'very concerned' by killings

Jan 11, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MLive.com

After eight homicides in less than a month, Grand Rapids police have stepped up patrols in "hot spot areas," worked to get illegal guns off the street and kept Major Case Team detectives working overtime.

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vox veritatis

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Jan 13, 2013
 
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Quite a few and Hispanics too. Sorry you live in a segregated neighborhood. You could change that if you chose to.
True that, but they'd have to get a job and get off section 8 first.
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Quite a few. How many white people live in yours?
I doubt that very much. If it is true then why don't you voice your opinions openly with your black neighbors? Yeah right!
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True that, but they'd have to get a job and get off section 8 first.
So all black people are unemployed and are on sect 8 not. No you're not racist. LOL!
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Indeed, only the group now engaging in it has changed color.
Tell me how a minority who has been treated like crap for the majority of the time they have been in this country could possibly be racist. Have you ever been directly affected by a minority's racism? Almost every black person in his country has in one way or another. I'm being directly affected by yours right now.
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So all black people are unemployed and are on sect 8 not. No you're not racist. LOL!
Care to quote the post where I said that? While you're at it, I'd also like to hear your explanation for why these poor people you speak of are 'stuck' in 'segregated' neighborhoods. If they dislike it so much, why don't they move? I drive all over the city and have yet to see a 'blacks keep out sign' and there are very few, if any, neighborhoods that are not racially integrated to some degree in the city.
While we're at it, stating a fact is not racist. Unemployment in the black community IS much higher than it is among others, including Hispanic and Asian but here is where you ignorance shows: you don't have to be unemployed to be eligible for section 8; it's based on income level.
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I doubt that very much.
I live in the Seymour square district. Please try to tell us that's an all white neighborhood so we can all laugh at you.
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Tell me how a minority who has been treated like crap for the majority of the time they have been in this country could possibly be racist.
Racism has nothing to do with your past and everything to do with your current attitude. You spew just as much hatred and ignorance regarding a race that is not your own as others that you accuse of the same and act like you're entitled to do it. Pot, meet kettle.
Newsflash, sweetie...slavery ended long, long ago and I doubt any of your relatives even WERE slaves so get over your poor, entitled little self and work for what you want just like the rest of us.
Here's another little history tidbit for you: black people were enslaving black peopel long before the white people joined it. You know who sold all those slaves into slavery that were brought to the US? Yup...other black people. Oh.

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I doubt that very much. If it is true then why don't you voice your opinions openly with your black neighbors? Yeah right!
Why don't the black leadership address the real problems with any honesty? Why is it alway's about disadvantages, instead of genetic honesty? Why are we alway's incapable of an honest exchange of ideas?
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Tell me how a minority who has been treated like crap for the majority of the time they have been in this country could possibly be racist. Have you ever been directly affected by a minority's racism? Almost every black person in his country has in one way or another. I'm being directly affected by yours right now.
I have been directly affected by the racism of people such as yourself. The entire issue with the "racism" word is people such as yourself and other progressives have overused it to the point no one pays attention anymore. Tell me how you will address the black on black crime in this country, or the low graduation rates, or the high out of wedlock birth rate. Once you address those questions honestly without pointing the finger at others, you will have gone a long way towards dissolving the racism within the African American community. Of course, that would mean you would have to be an adult and admit there is racism within the African American community.
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Vox DIDN'T say ALL black people - you, like every other worthless liberal, conveniently INSERTED the word 'all' in an attempt to win an unwinnable argument.
If brown people are so fucking "advanced", why are ALL of them from 3rd world shitholes and still live in huts? That's why they keep coming to America, because they're too lazy to bring their own countries into the 21st century.
Brown people want to have all the modern conveniences, but NONE of them want to do the WORK. You liberals have convinced them that they should let everyone else do all the work of country building so they can just come in and take over and reap all the rewards.
Name 1 single thing brown people have created or invented that contributed ANYTHING to modern society. The whole of modern society is BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE you ungrateful pieces of shit!
You are incorrect. Look at your history and you will see many contributions by African Americans to this country for the good of the country. However, I do agree with your assertion that the liberal/progressives have convinced many African Americans that they don't have to work for anything because they are "disadvantaged", another liberal term for "stupid and you can't accomplish anything on your own." I personally know several African Americans who have disowned and are totally disgusted with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who are the biggest racists within the African American community!
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Indeed, only the group now engaging in it has changed color.
Really??????

What color are Hollanders now?
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<quoted text>Why don't the black leadership address the real problems with any honesty? Why is it alway's about disadvantages, instead of genetic honesty? Why are we alway's incapable of an honest exchange of ideas?
Any discussion of "genetic honesty" should start with the fact that Edna is representative of the lily white gene pool......

Looks like someone peed in that pool!

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Any discussion of "genetic honesty" should start with the fact that Edna is representative of the lily white gene pool......
Looks like someone peed in that pool!
While on this train of thought....a Baby Ruth candybar in the community pool, would be a great conversation starter......the reaction's alone, would be priceless.....God bless, Bill Murray....
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Wow!

Put the word "Black" in the title of a thread on Topix and then just sit back and wait.....

Is this 2012 West Michigan or 1952 Mississippi?
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Wow!
Put the word "Black" in the title of a thread on Topix and then just sit back and wait.....
Is this 2012 West Michigan or 1952 Mississippi?
Quite a few knuckle draggers aren't there?

Enter the Way-Back Machine.... Exit straight to Bombingham!

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Wow!
Put the word "Black" in the title of a thread on Topix and then just sit back and wait.....
Is this 2012 West Michigan or 1952 Mississippi?
Don't know about you.....but, i find it damn hard to overlook the fact, that every night when the local news comes on....8 of 10 of the suspects in every violent crime and robbery, are members of one group...that make up 12% of the total population.....tell me, when you get it?
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Hey hypocrite, how is the term 'hollander' NOT a racial slur?
Because of imbeciles like you, we all have to walk on egg shells and say things like "the n-word" like we're all in kindergarten again, yet you can spew terms like "hollander". How is that "fair"?
You might want to start saying "the h-word", just to make sure you stay within your liberal ideals of "tolerance", of course saying "the h-word", in your racist case, could mean 'hollander' or it could mean 'hypocrite' or both.
Besides, we're "European-Americans" - why can't we be a hyphenated group and reap some benefits?
A: BECAUSE WE'RE THE ONES PAYING FOR THEM!
Speaking of hypocrite...... How does a person who types the following have the right to whine?

"Name 1 single thing brown people have created or invented that contributed ANYTHING to modern society. The whole of modern society is BECAUSE OF WHITE PEOPLE you ungrateful pieces of shit!"

Just more drivel from a person who long ago decided that the freedoms this country was based on no longer applies to their lives......

Do the rest of us a favor and hit the F'ing road!
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<quoted text>Don't know about you.....but, i find it damn hard to overlook the fact, that every night when the local news comes on....8 of 10 of the suspects in every violent crime and robbery, are members of one group...that make up 12% of the total population.....tell me, when you get it?
You obviously don't watch the news from this part of Michigan where we are deluged in police reports of inbred white trailer trash.

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You obviously don't watch the news from this part of Michigan where we are deluged in police reports of inbred white trailer trash.
No, i don't get your local news, and i am addressing mostly the urban areas of the country, where most of this disparity in violent crime occurs...i truly understand what you mean, though as i have seen the type of criminals, you speak of and Florida is certainly not immune to white crime.....but would'nt that be another conversation?
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<quoted text>No, i don't get your local news, and i am addressing mostly the urban areas of the country, where most of this disparity in violent crime occurs...i truly understand what you mean, though as i have seen the type of criminals, you speak of and Florida is certainly not immune to white crime.....but would'nt that be another conversation?
The point I'm really trying to make is that regardless of race, the majority of any community sees a segment which refuses to live by the rules, hence the title of this very thread.

I'm in the group that thinks that every race still has a majority that lives by those rules and is threatened by the minority. Painting any group with a wide brush does nothing to resolve the problem, but merely masks the causes.

Of course living in a state where you are overrun by a hoard of blue haired people whose only concern is making it to the early bird special might have something to do with the skewed percentages you referenced......

Especially since driving at least 10 mph under the speed limit isn't a crime!

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