Good - Milwaukee City Council press release concerning recent violence

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    Good - Milwaukee City Council press release concerning recent violence

    I copied this from another forum. It is nice to see someone who is more worried about the truth than being politically correct.

    I'm sure that everyone has heard the stories from the racially motivated attacks at the Wisconsin State Fair earlier in the week. The following PDF was released by the City of Milwaukee Common Council. This is the first time I've see a government agency stand up and state the real problem. Kudos to them.

    Released for public consumption, not copywrited:

    We’re Reaping the Harvest We’ve Sown
    Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Joe Dudzik
    August 5, 2011
    As elected officials, we are shocked and concerned about the senseless violence displayed by the large mob outside State Fair Park last night. On behalf of our city, we apologize to the victims and good patrons who endured or witnessed such horrific behavior.

    Sadly, what transpired near State Fair Park last night is only the most recent mob riot spawned by a culture of violence that has been brewing in Milwaukee for some time. And let’s face it, it also has much to do with a deteriorating African American culture in our city. Are large groups of Hispanics or Hmong going out in large mobs and viciously attacking whites?

    We are reaping the harvest that we’ve sown. How so?

    There are repercussions for the staggering illegitimacy rate in our African American

    There are repercussions for having little to no positive male involvement in the lives of African American children.

    There are repercussions for single-parent homes where children aren’t properly supervised, and where they aren’t held responsible for their actions.

    There are repercussions for a staggering, decades-long near 50% unemployment rate for African American males in our city.

    There are repercussions for having a failing public school system, and an outdated juvenile justice system.

    There are repercussions for having one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S., and for having kids raising kids.

    The community was shocked when the violent mob of African American youths attacked white people in Kilbourn Reservoir Park on July 3. Then, a few eyebrows were raised at the F-bombs and shocking disregard and disrespect for Milwaukee police officers shown by a large and unruly group of African Americans at N. Richards St. and W. North Ave. last Saturday night.

    And now this horrific mob violence near State Fair Park.

    But for those who live in some city neighborhoods, this violence has been like a steady rain for far too many years now. And the reality is this summer it seems we have five or six shootings each and every weekend! Unfortunately, this behavior is now all too common in some parts of the Milwaukee community.

    Our hearts go out to the older generation of African Americans in this city who remember when their community had one of the HIGHEST marriage rates in the city. Sadly, many of these same residents are now scared of their own children and grandchildren.

    Although we hope our law enforcement agencies are able to bring some of the thugs who were involved in these attacks to justice, no amount of millions of dollars in government spending or resources is going to truly address this problem.

    We can no longer wish this violence would just go away, and we cannot ignore it; we must see it for what it truly is. We cannot begin to address the underlying causes of the violence without change. We believe that change must come from within the African American community, where new seeds must be sown.

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    Well said. This needs to be repeated on Buffalo's East side.

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    They'll be hearing from the throngs soon...throngs of liberals!!!
    "Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)

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    What amazes me is the fact that these thugs think everyone owes them(Entitlements). The older generation in my opion has a little bit of a right to feel discriminated against, because they were. The youth have no idea what hard times are like, nor do I. I am a mere 40yrs old, but I believe in the near future we will all see some very hard times.

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