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Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

WOW - is that all? Looking at all the section 8, the welfare neighborhoods, the line at the WIC office and the food stamp cards being used I thought it would have been 2nd or third. Let's go Democrats, you can do better than 19th. Keep closing streets for bicycles, limiting the party time at the parking lots, increasing fees and fines and you'll be number one or two very quickly. A couple Ferguson style looting sessions, another G-20 and more face time with Obama and Sharpton will help as well.  (7 hrs ago | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson - Pittsburgh, PA

Here's Walter Williams take on the whole problem: The problem is much more than poverty and racism. It's a cultural and civilization thing. . A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two decades, currently at 8.4 percent. Weak family structures not only spell poverty and dependency but also contribute to the social pathology seen in many black communities — for example, violence and predatory sex. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are also major victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault, rape and robbery. To put this violence in perspective, black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and all wars since 1980 (about 8,200) come to about 18,500, a number that pales in comparison with black loss of life at home. Young black males had a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities. The black academic achievement gap is a disaster. Often, black 12th-graders can read, write and deal with scientific and math problems at only the level of white sixth-graders. This doesn't bode well for success in college or passing civil service exams. If it is assumed that problems that have a devastating impact on black well-being are a result of racial discrimination and a "legacy of slavery" when they are not, resources spent pursuing a civil rights strategy will yield disappointing results. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.  (Thursday Aug 28 | post #59)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson - Pittsburgh, PA

1. No, we can enforce it. And yes, stiffer punishments for crimes committed in possession of a gun. 2. There are tons of ways to increase minority participation in policing, including recruiting and scholarships, and increased pay and benefits. The diversification of our police isn't something that we can do overnight, but it is something we can do. 3. No military equipment and no military tactics. Police do not need hummers, and parades can be participated in by the military. Police don't need this shitt. Still waiting for your suggestions on how to solve the problems we both agree exist. The real and best answer to satisfy the Negro community would have to be separate, but equal. The Negro community could police itself, could employ it's own citizens, educate it's own children and in general care for the general welfare and needs of the community. The laws of the United Staes could still apply and be enforced by the community and it's representatives. Taxes could be assessed and collected by the community. Utilities would be paid by the individual consuming the service and would be color blind. Based on population the communities could send representatives to DC and participate in National laws of the country, but all local issues could then be handled by the community itself via citizen participation. It would definitely take away white privilege as whites would have no power or presence in the community. Ferguson would be a good place to start as the population is majority Negro now. I agree that the police do not need the military hardware and it still surprises me that the first Negro president allowed the local police to be so equipped. He clearly had sway on military equipment as he is the commander in chief.  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #38)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson - Pittsburgh, PA

They only did their job. Should we have simply let the town fend for itself?  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #34)

Pittsburgh, PA

Daughter killed, mother wounded in Hill District shooting

And this is civilized behavior? It does not belong in our society, period! And, if it's the price, why didn't the DA's office provide some protection? He can prosecute over a Fax machine, but not protect an important witness?  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #4)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson - Pittsburgh, PA

1. Do you suggest that we add "more" gun legislation that we do not enforce. different legislation that we will not enforce or mandatory punishment for crimes committed with a gun? 2. If there are no qualified candidates who want to be policemen, are you suggesting a draft, a posse or what? Perhaps neighborhoods could police themselves as was the Zimmerman thingy? 3. Does this include Jeeps and Hummers? Toyota pick-up trucks? Parades? Re-enactments?  (Wednesday Aug 27 | post #32)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson - Pittsburgh, PA

AND, this is license to burn, loot and steal? Admit it, it's the uncivilized African way. I think the police simply should do as asked and stay away from Negro problems. Now that we know that Sharpton and Jackson can rush in at the drop of a hat, they should be able to keep the daily peace with the tribes in the hood. Again and again, "separate " is the answer. If the white man isn't around he certainly cannot be blamed.  (Monday Aug 25 | post #9)

Pittsburgh, PA

white protest

Don't matter, with the progressive liberal, if it's not Matthews or Sharpton, or Obama, you don't believe it anyhow.  (Sunday Aug 24 | post #3)

Pittsburgh, PA

Daughter killed, mother wounded in Hill District shooting

More Negroes? What's wrong here? Just what kind of animals are living in our city? Time for Sharpton to get involved. Rally, march, fix this crap. Sharpton will have the answer. Send money to the reverend AL. ASAP  (Saturday Aug 23 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

white protest

Here you go "Bacon" just as you stated, whites are just as bad! At least in Texas. FTA: The shooting of the unarmed white man has the entire Dallas white community enraged. To protest, thousands of Texans got up early and went to work today. Some of the more angry protesters made a point of being a few minutes late to the office. ... Motorists all over the Metroplex could be seen driving down Central Expressway, the North Dallas Tollway, and 35 in a light rain and not turning on their headlights (as is the law!) in an open show of dangerous protest against the shooting. Such reckless behavior has never seen before from white people.  (Saturday Aug 23 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Fineview apartment standoff ends in 6 arrests

Fineview Negroes plying their trade, what else is new. More and more, each and every day most of our problems are caused by Negroes. I noticed that they weren't shot. By the way one of these negroes was just let out after that mess on the Southside where the Steeler negro was stabbed. . Fine upstanding citizen who is simply misunderstood. But, this is the white mans fault.  (Friday Aug 22 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson Police Need to Shot to Kill Protesters

While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy. Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters. Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor. “You will see on camera … the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters. He said the video, along with the officer’s identity, will be released at the “appropriate” time, adding it could be days, weeks or months.  (Thursday Aug 21 | post #31)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson Police Need to Shot to Kill Protesters

Nope, when white people do this, which is very, very, rare, they are wanna' be Negroes. But, they get arrested and pay the price. In the black neighborhoods, there is very little punishment and almost no restitution to the innocents that have suffered damage and thievery. You need to stop pretending with your half truths and Liberal progressive BS. It's a matter of civilized human behavior which many Negroes have never believed in. Ferguson is a perfect example.  (Thursday Aug 21 | post #30)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson Police Need to Shot to Kill Protesters

What we are seeing here is very simple. It's Negroes being Negroes. Again and again they make their case for "separate ". They will not, or cannot, live in a civilized society where violence is taboo. Violence is in their very nature and each and every day it's proven by their behavior. They are unable to police themselves, they blame the white man for their troubles, but, gladly accept his welfare, his food stamps and many, many other handouts while still biting the hand that feeds them. Separate is the only answer. Given their actions, I can see no reason not to separate them from civilized society and allow them to live their violent tribal lives as they wish.  (Thursday Aug 21 | post #20)

Pittsburgh, PA

Ferguson Police Need to Shot to Kill Protesters

That idiot radio flak on KDKA in the morning is calling for riots in Pittsburgh because Negroes are not getting good grades in public school? What an idiot, trying to cause trouble. At some point, we will all have to admit, that "separate but equal" is the only answer. From the White House to the street most of our problems are caused by Negroes and their different morals, concepts of civilization and intelligence. The evidence is very clear!  (Tuesday Aug 19 | post #2)

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