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1 restaurant gunman found dead; other at-large

Fayetteville police have recovered the body of a gunman who was shot when he and another armed man attempted to rob the China Cafe restaurant in Fayetteville late Friday night.

The body of Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow, was found in an abandoned house in Morrow, which detectives learned about earlier today when they arrested the getaway driver involved in the heist, police said. The driver was identified as Alvin James Scott, 26, of Jonesboro.

Meanwhile, police have issued warrants for the second gunman who stormed into the back door of the restaurant and shot a restaurant employee, police said. That suspect, identified as Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, is driving a 2005 burgandy Buick Lacrosse with a drive-out tag, police said.

One of the China Cafe employees fired a shot that struck the deceased gunman in the head, and the other assailant returned fire, hitting the other restaurant employee, police said.

The restaurant employee who was shot remained in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, police said.

The break in the case came from one of Starks' relatives who suspected he was involved in the shooting, police said.

Fayetteville police have been working the case continuously since the incident was first reported at 10:50 p.m. Friday night. Also assisting have been the police departments in Morrow and Clayton County, officials said.

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SPQR's picture

It might help your credibility to dump the comic book avatar

I am willing to bet that there are factors that are more to blame than race in the commission of crime. If I had to guess I would say that these criminals had a few common traits with most other criminals (white or black). I bet they came from broken homes with no father figure or a father figure with serious flaws such as addiction or criminal activity. I bet these guys went to a failing or poorly performing school. I bet some of these guys failed to graduate. I bet most of these men grew up in poverty or something close to it.

Have you tried to help these problems? Do you volunteer as a "big brother"? Do you try to develop young people to succeed in life? It isn't "their" problem. It is our problem and until we start to realize that we will be in a perpetual state of conflict.

Writing this I realize that I am in a poor position to judge as I only do a little bit, but I can tell you one thing I don't judge them for what color they were born. I am really getting tired of telling people who aren't from the south that "it really isn't racist here" only to have them point to posts on the internet like yours. Either work to fix the problem or quit whining about it on the internet.

/rant

EDIT: After writing I realized that when saying "I don't judge them for what color they were born" I should have said "I don't judge criminals for what color they were born but by the actions they commit." Sorry. That was a poor choice of wording.

even if all that bs about broken homes and father figures is true it doesnt give anyone the right to be a criminal.
if a person has a bad childhood experience it doesnt make it ok for them to become a child molester.
my dad left us when i was in 5th grade. my mom worked night shift to feed three of us. we were very poor and at times there was no food in the house.
non of us are criminals so i dont buy that sad story that you made up.

Raised by a single mom; adoring grandparents from Kansas; - didn't become a criminal; dealing with the problems of our country and the world with dignity and SUCCESS. (In spite of the minority of citizens who disagree with him - he won two elections readily.)

PTC Observer's picture

Precise, he won the majority of the votes.

We'll see how many votes the supporters of the AHCA get in the upcoming elections after the citizens begin paying the bill.

My guess it will come down to that one issue, people aren't going to be happy about the costs of this "visionary" law.

Let's hope that lessons have been learned from this latest fiasco - and the adults in the room will work <strong>together </strong>to provide affordable healthcare to American citizens, entitlement reform, immigration reform, living within the budget, jobs, infrastructure, etc., etc., etc. <strong> The country needs leadership from the legislative AND executive branches of government and hopefully we have elected representatives who have the intelligence to work for those who elected them and not those who feel they have paid for the office.</strong>

PTC Observer's picture

As philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel aptly said,

“What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”

Our liberty, our individual liberty, has been and continues to be under attack by "well meaning" fools.

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares,
a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government —
you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

Mr. Garvin, I have a few more additions to your polemic:

If your government starts a war with Iraq postulating nonexistent weapons of mass destruction and never admits the error — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your president establishes a Medicare drug benefit with no possible means to fund it — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government bases laws on the last 14 words of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution while completely ignoring the first 13 words of the same amendment – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government passes laws requiring incarceration of nonviolent criminals for decades without any discretion by local judges at astronomical costs – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government allows billionaires virtually to buy elections with unlimited contributions to any whimsical candidate or party – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government allows gerrymandered districts which blatantly favor one party over another by segregating the opposing party’s voters in single districts– you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government allows states severely to restrict access to abortion while balking at paying for these unwanted children after they are born to poor parents – you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your party castigates all non-Caucasians while the demographics of the country are changing to assure that your party will never win a national election – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

If your party hates the President so vehemently that they make unfounded claims about his birthplace and religion – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

If your party shuts down the government for ideological reasons while sinking like stones in all national polls and elevating the President’s standing among all but rabid conservatives – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

If your party denies all the findings of modern science – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

If your party denies homosexuals the rights of matrimony against the will of the majority of voters that they need to win the next election – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

If your party considers the unbridled propaganda presented by Fox “News,” Matt Drudge, and Rush Limbaugh as objective reporting – you might live with a party established by Lincoln but run by idiots.

I hope you enjoyed my contingent statements as much as I did yours!

How does a party castigate all non-Caucasians? Please provide specific examples. I anxiously await your reply.

Is this the only 'idiocy' that you find questionable? Interesting.

Jokerman, thanks for asking.

The most egregious examples of GOP racial intolerance is for African-Americans. Their disdain for the President is evident in the nonsense perpetuated by constantly questioning where he was born, impugning his intellectual ability, and asserting Islam as his religion. The list of indignities routinely advanced toward POTUS seems endless.

African-Americans seem very offended by the ubiquitous assertion that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are their leaders. These men have long-ago ceased to matter at all to the vast majority of Blacks, but the GOP trots them out as “typical black leaders” constantly. The most offensive GOP strategy appears to be honoring the Uncle Toms. Obama received 93% of the African-American vote in 2012; however, the GOP promotes a Thomas Sowell, Ben Carson, or Clarence Thomas as somehow proof that Blacks agree with them.

The GOP’s Hispanic problem largely centers around their tendency to use a very broad brush in disparaging immigration. So eager to please their white base, Republicans refuse to deal realistically with the Senate-passed immigration bill and vilify Hispanics as derelict because some came here illegally. Hispanics voted for Obama at the clip of 71%. See how this polls:

http://publicreligion.org/research/graphic-of-the-week/hispanics-and-the...

Obama received 73% of the Asian vote in 2012. Because the GOP has become so radical in their stance on immigration, many very bright Asians (and other foreigners) who are educated in the USA are having problems gaining the right to stay here and work. Microsoft had to set up a division in Vancouver because Canada is more sane in their immigration laws.

These are but a few examples. Even if one passes these off as perceptions rather than substantive, it still has a devastating effect on the GOP.

If the GOP is listening, they will realize that the examples you have shared are REAL, and keep Americans of color from joining them on other substantive issues.

Cyclist's picture

[quote=stranger than fiction]

African-Americans seem very offended by the ubiquitous assertion that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are their leaders. These men have long-ago ceased to matter at all to the vast majority of Blacks, but the GOP trots them out as “typical black leaders” constantly. [/quote]

That's interesting, if what you say is true then why does the Demos keep projecting them as black leaders?

[quote]

The most offensive GOP strategy appears to be honoring the Uncle Toms. [/quote]

Is that your description of them or someone else’s?

As for the future direction of the Repubs, I hear you and I'm sure that discussion has taken place. I suspect there might be some fracturing within the GOP where the more conservative players might end up as a smaller caucus. Time will tell.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

African-Americans with whom I have talked see President Obama as their leader, not Jackson and Sharpton. I haven't seen the Democratic Party projecting them as leaders in years; rather, I have seen these two narcissists projecting themselves as supposed leaders. This doesn't play well with blacks.

Again, the African-Americans with whom I work see Sowell, Thomas, Carson, Herman Cain, and their ilk as "Uncle Toms" not so much because these guys embrace a conservative ideology, but rather, because they pander to a fawning white, right-wing audience and give them cover for their civil rights "forgetfulness."

I agree that the GOP must find a way to become relevant to a wider swatch of the electorate if they wish to stay relevant nationally.

Has changed his persona to fit the times. Today's thin, well-dressed spokesman for the Democratic Party is different from the one that I grew up with before and during the Civil Rights movement. He is respected by some segments of the white and black (American) community - but new leaders are emerging. One of the most respected, non-ministerial 'black' leader is Colin Powell. He served American leaders of both parties. There were a number of young African-Americans who were active as supportive of Democrats for Reagan. It appeared that 'politics' was taking a non-racial approach. Then Iraq; the use of Colin Powell in mis-informing the citizens of the world; and the publication of Lee Atwater's 'strategy' in electing Republicans.

The ''media' continues to portray Sharpton and Jackson as current leaders of 'African Americans'. Todays African Americans are very diverse - except in the area of Civil RIghts. There will be no return to the 'rights' of others to limit the 'rights' of some. Hispanics, African Americans and Asians are all aware that on many issues, it is important that they have representation in both parties -<strong> and when the national Republican leadership is aware of the distrust that is held regarding the current national Republican leadership among women and minorities, and concrete steps are taken to correct that mistrust - the political parties should represent Americans of all colors and gender.</strong>

Gentlemen, you have identified the idiocy. Thank you. Can you take just one of the issues you identified and suggest an intelligent solution to the problem it presents? I know you can - and I feel our elected leaders can also! <strong>Solutions based on reality and intelligence and not politics</strong> A small group of politicians in both parties don't get the message that the American people are tired of the political strategies and want results - or will seek a change in 2014.

If my political party, according to Gallup, had a 5% approval rating, I would hope the party would change strategies!!!

meanoldconservatives's picture

[quote=Davids mom]Gentlemen, you have identified the idiotsy......

If my political party, according to Gallup, had a 5% approval rating, I would hope the party would change strategies!!![/quote]

The definition of irony: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. The intellectually superior DM, pontificating on current events as usual, attempts to cast aspersions on the <strong>"idiocy"</strong> of the situation.

I hear Websters makes a nice resource that you might check out.....oh, I see you must have found it.

The mistake in spelling - what? Can't articulate regarding the 5% approval rating? Save your time little man - your insecurity, like G35's, is showing. What do you care what I think? How about that 5% approval rating of the national Republican Party according to Gallup?

meanoldconservatives's picture

Since I happen to know how FOS you are, I went to the Gallup website and this is from the October 9th article by Andrew Dugan, referencing their latest poll:

"WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives engaged in a tense, government-shuttering budgetary standoff against a Democratic president and Senate, the Republican Party is now viewed favorably by 28% of Americans, down from 38% in September. This is the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992."

Did you catch that last sentence, goofball? Not saying 28% is good. Just saying that you and your 5% claims are simply "idiotsy".

But, you're right about one thing. I don't care what you think. I wasn't articulating a response to your drivel. I was getting a kick out of your stupidity. You question people's intelligence here all the time and have actually issued IQ challenges. And then you come on here, just dumb as a stump and can't even spell idiocy. Go dream up some more poll numbers, you senile old fool.....

Response to Recent Conversation column on page A14 of today's AJC? Mr. Rice was responding re: an article written by Justice Leah Ward Sears column on human rights.

To quote Mr. Rice: "My objection is her (Sears) inference that it is white Americans who have not honestly embraced the past. The people I see who have not honestly embraced the past, and especially the past 50 years, are those whose relevance depends upon seeing racism behind every tree, under every rock and in every gesture, 'code word' and off hand remark."

When I read this I wondered if perhaps Mr. Rice was a frequent reader of these blogs, sure sounds like he has read the drivel constantly espoused by several of our usual posters, or at least one.

meanoldconservatives's picture

But, it is a good possiblity. One would hope that he is a frequent Citizen reader and has sampled the drivel and not had his own encounters. Wonder if Justice Sears goes to public events to see how whitey reacts to minorities and then reports to the AJC?

Polls: had Romney winning! Only intelligent citizens would base all reality on polls - right?

It is interesting that only the self-proclaimed non-racists use the derogatory term 'whitey' in their sharing. Students of today are learning how to address all Americans using respectful descriptive terms. We are moving past this 'racial' separation in public discourse. The little child shall lead us! Thanks kids!

G35 Dude's picture

[quote]Polls: had Romney winning! Only intelligent citizens would base all reality on polls - right?[/quote]

Is this the same poll that kept saying that all americans wanted Obamacare? (Except for a few on this blog?)LOL

You can't use logic with an illogical person.

[quote]Most voters still don’t like the new national health care law but also say it has had no impact on them so far[/quote]

Right. The majority of Americans who are working have health insurance. The Affordable Health Care Act is for those citizens who cannot afford healthcare - and are without insurance..

G35 Dude's picture

Don't bother DM with facts. She creates her own.

You can't use logic with an illogical person.

meanoldconservatives's picture

It's pathetic and embarrassing, but not to her. Makes framing your arguments easier I guess.....

Wow! Feel better? LOL

G35 Dude's picture

[quote] your insecurity, like G35's,[/quote]

I'm to ignore you but you not me? Typical DM double standard. Just like Obama. I give you Obamacare but I don't have to use it myself!!!!! LOL Thats just for the little people!!!

You can't use logic with an illogical person.

I know you have selective sources for your 'facts' - just wanted to share with some readers other sources.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/09/congress-approval-rating_n_4069...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/ap-gfk-poll-republicans-...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/...

Now, I will try to follow my own advice, and not address you personally - but of course I will continue to express my opinion.
Have a great day!

I would probably enjoy; why are you including me in your posts to them? I have not been involved in any of that conversation. The only thing I did ask, which I have not found an answer to was: Are you prejudiced against Section 8 people? Are they not just down on their luck people who have probably been held down for years by 'the man'. So, are you prejudiced against them? From your previous post you seem to be.

No, I'm not prejudiced against the majority of those who have Section 8 housing that I have met. I am disgusted with those who take advantage of the break they get withSection 8 and not accept the responsibility of maintaining the property. I'm also disgusted with the 'government not doing a better job of assisting section 8 occupants with training in household management and upkeep. In today's economy, there will be responsible renters who have homeowner skills.

meanoldconservatives's picture

Pitiful attempt to spin out of what you stated as fact here. This is what you wrote earlier:

<strong>"How about that 5% approval rating of the national Republican Party according to Gallup?"</strong>

You stated the Republican Party has an approval rating of 5%, and you quoted your source as Gallup. I simply went to Gallup and showed you where they state the party approval rating is 28%. The "selective source" I used was the very one you referenced.

Go read the links you provided yourself. Helpful hint for you: Congress and the Republican Party are not the same thing. Just own up to it. Just admit you flat out misrepresented the ratings and figured nobody would call you on it. Or, just admit that you thought Congress and the Republican Party were the same entities. Which one was it DRM?????

Take a deep breath - and move on. The readers who care to read our drivel can read. Enjoy the changing leaves.

PTC Observer's picture

Why are Democrats so worried about the Republicans self destruction?

If they self destruct they self destruct, something else will replace them. It certainly won't be anything that resembles the current Republican Party, that's for certain.

The question then becomes, will that new party be able to win elections?

If not, the the Dems will take over the government completely, isn't that the point of the entire exercise? Total control of the government and extinguishing all opposition? Seems that's what the Progressives want to do. It's the only way that socialism can work.

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." W. Churchill

Who says we aren't on this road DM?

I personally want a strong opposition party to the Democrats as a logical check to absolute power. I remember the GOP before the tea party and religious right hijacked it. A pragmatic, fiscally conservative party that steers clear of ridiculous stances on social issues (abortion, gay marriage, guns, etc.) could regain a national majority. The Ted Cruz version hasn't a prayer.

PTC Observer's picture

Really? You remember a Republican Party like that?

When exactly was that period of time?

How about the results of this alleged Party platform?

No, STF we don't need this type of party. We don't need a Conservative party, we need something quite different to rollback the Socialist Party's gains against personal freedom. We need a new way of approaching the ever increasing encroachment of government power over our lives and liberty.

Perhaps, we may get it, but it's not likely with government educated sheepel voting for wealth redistribution.

[quote]No, STF we don't need this type of party. We don't need a Conservative party, we need something quite different to rollback the Socialist Party's gains against personal freedom. We need a new way of approaching the ever increasing encroachment of government power over our lives and liberty.[/quote]

I remember more than one political ideology represented in both parties. I remember when members of Congress looked for issues they could support - because this gave them the leverage for getting support from a member of the 'other ' party. I remember when they actually talked to each other! PTCO, what makes women, minorities, and the youth suspicious is the use of such terms as 'rollback gains'. We have heard that used against Civil Rights gains; women' s gains, marriage gains, etc. - which for many in this country are gains in personal freedom.

[quote]If not, the the Dems will take over the government completely, isn't that the point of the entire exercise? Total control of the government and extinguishing all opposition? Seems that's what the Progressives want to do. It's the only way that socialism can work.[/quote]

Our founding fathers wanted checks and balances rather than a 'take over' dictatorship. The opposition strategy was supposedly a 'check and balance' strategy. Your definition of socialism includes many of the attributes of our 'democracy'. When the members of our national government follow the steps for passing a bill that every fifth grader learns - which includes the two bodies of Congress working together- we will be on the path to progress - progressives and conservatives working for the American people rather than political party. . . or rich individuals. So many have been affected by the 'shut down' that IMO we will see even more citizens using their power at the voting booth in both 2014 and 2016.

In response to your question, there are Democrats and Republicans who are working together in this difficult ideological climate in Washington. It looks like, hopefully, they are being listened to. Students of government, IMO, do not want to see a 'take over' by either or one political party. This is one Democrat who does not support total party take over - majority? Yes! LOL

G35 Dude's picture

I originally posted this in another topic. But it seems to fit here as well. I really believe that this is whats happening:

The American people as a group are too soft. We've been spoiled. It's going to take a lot of effort to make significant changes and we as a group are not up for it. The life span of democracies is 200-250 years historically. This one is now 236. The following unverified quote is credited to Alexander Fraser Tytler.

[quote]
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.[/quote]

Certain people have found a way to vote themselves gifts from the Government treasury. The outlook is not good.

You can't use logic with an illogical person.

Philosophers and prophets have been saying the same thing since the 'written word' was shared. In our country, with its Judaic/Christian basis,The Ten Commandments/Moses - and The Beatitudes/Jesus - if followed, would help man to live on this planet in peace. Just think, if just two commandments were followed, there would be no war and no divorce! Identify the fools, get them under control, and move on! That has helped this country throughout history. The 'fools' of today - are not well intentioned, but bent on obstruction IMHO. There is no reason why Americans cannot work together to solve our problems under the guidance of our Constitution. (Well - there is a reason - but I don't accept that as a final example of our way of life) LOL!

Isn't true that he was raised in a White household of Upper Middle Class means, his Grandmother being a Bank VP in Hawaii? Raised in Indonesia and Hawaii attending the Punahou School, a private college preparatory school. Not exactly the same as whats being talked about here.

His mother was a single parent, his grandparents were hardworking white Americans, ( his grandmother started out as a secretary and earned the title of VP. - his grandfather was a WWII vet.) They were not then and would not be considered now as upper middle class. They valued education and sacrificed to give the best to their daughter and grands. They moved to Hawaii for employment reasons and an accepting attitude towards race. Obama's proud grandparents were not upper middle class. Their daughter had married an African, and bore them an African American grandchild. They chose to live in an accepting environment in these United States. A good book to read is A Singular Mother - the story of Obama's mother.

Yes that is why our economy is down the toilet. The man is in over his head. If he could run again he would win again because to many people voted for him for all the wrong reason. Black and white voters alike that are looking for handouts carried the last two elections. Don't send a meeting planner to do the job of commander in chief. The man is intelligent but in so deep he can't tell his ass from his elbow

Thanks for sharing your opinion. As certain politicians were attempting to hold our country hostage in order to get their way- this president and his advisors continued to operate like the leading country on the globe; continuing to bring terrorists to justice , etc. We have now got to operate as a leading country, implement a budget that does not require us to raise the debt limit every year ; (it appears our Congressmen are unaware of the debt they approve ;) pay our bills; confer with each other and act on areas of agreement. The strategy of making Obama fail has failed. Clinton left a surplus; Bush left a mess. By not working cooperatively, we are taking too long to get out of this mess. I thank our lady leaders and our moderates for being the adults in the room. Local Republicans are serving their communities - but nationally, Republican leadership is questionable.

The NAACP lobbies and invests in legal challenges just like thousands of other interest groups in the United States.

As a white dude in Fayette County, it would have to get about 5 times scarier before I would run away. White flight is just not going to be a problem here. Our greatest next decade problem will probably be the price of gas and the fact that we haven't set up mass transit connections to Atlanta in the meantime.

'white power' groups what they plan to do about:
1. the white students who buy drugs from the 'black' thugs from Riverdale
2. the 'porn' industry - which caters predominently to 'white' clients
3. etc., etc, etc.

Let's support the groups of all colors who encourage family values; education; the practice of 'do unto others'; etc., etc., etch

The end of segregation opened the eyes of some to the reality of judging humans by their character rather than their skin color. It would have been sad if all 'black' people judged all 'white' people by the actions of those who celebrated hangings; supported beatings of 'blacks' who 'got out of line' without the benefit of legal justice; who dared to look a 'white' person in the eye or not step aside to let a 'white' person pass. Those days have passed. In Fayetteville and PTC. whites and blacks enjoy the services of those citizens who provide education to their children, healthcare, retail services, etc. Open your eyes, the citizens of Fayette County who are not 'white' fit the demographics of most of the citizens in the county. Some have even been supportive of the GOP in Fayette County - and conservative values. This may continue - but nationally, the GOP continues to lose the support of minorities, women, and our youth (the future of our country) Why? Conservative values appear to be tinged with racism..

The black community glamorizes thuggery and crime via hip-hop and rap music. I am still waiting for the "black people already living in Fayette County" and everywhere else in this nation who "do a really good job of looking and sounding like ordinary, decent human beings" to join forces with the NAACP - en-mass step up, speak out and boycott gangster rap and hip-hop. I am talking about outrage and boycott on the level that Paula Deen endured.

I am also waiting for the same kind of backlash and boycott of thug black athletes who make millions of dollars playing games but commit any number of criminal acts annually (usually violent and gun-related). So much for the argument put forth here that black criminals are economically created. Let's see the moral black community unite and take a "Bill Cosby" type stand against these millionaire criminal athletes. Let's see the outrage as visibly and hear it as loudly as the noise that was made when Riley Cooper uttered the "N" word.

But this will never happen. Racism in any form is totally acceptable by the black community as long it is being practiced by blacks. The belief being practicing racism is a right the black community earned. It is a form of reparation the culture and community believe it is due.

If white racists are secretly "whispering" to each other, then black racists and their black enablers are secretly clapping and cheering every time any black does anything that makes white people uncomfortable, unhappy or that causes any form of white pain or loss.

This is the reality of the situation.

illicit sex; gambling; infidelity; etc., etc., etc. Gosh - why not - it sells newspapers and movies!! You are insane!!!

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