Clean up your own mess first

As William Teach noted, the Honorable Michael A Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, has strongly condemned the killing of Trayvon Martin, calling it an “assassination:”

I’ve called this nothing short of an assassination. There was no reason for that individual, Zimmerman, to do what he did. Trayvon was not doing anything and was not a threat, based on all the information and evidence and 911 tapes that have been released. It was incomprehensible to me why an individual would do something like this unless he had something else either in his heart or on his mind.

One wonders just what the esteemed Mr Nutter says about his own city: as of 2359 on March 26th, 85 people1 had been murdered in the City of Brotherly Love.2 According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 276 out of the 324 people murdered in Philadelphia in 2011 were black; that’s 85.2%. Perhaps those weren’t assassinations, because 146 of the 176 murderers identified, or 82.8%, were also black.3

Maybe, just maybe, Mayor Nutter ought to get more done in taking care of his own city’s murder problem before he starts commenting about killings elsewhere.
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  1. Since March 26th is the 86th day of the year, I guess it could be said that Philly isn’t killing people at a rate of one a day.
  2. Site accessed at 2209 on March 27, 2012. The Philadelphia Police update the site daily, so the information may be different when the reader checks it.
  3. According to the 2010 census, Philadelphia is 43.4% black, 41.0% white (of which 36.9% were not of Hispanic origin), but the top law enforcement and public safety officials are all black: the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, the Fire Chief and the District Attorney. It would be difficult to claim that the heavy black murder rate in Philadelphia is due to the neglect of racist white officials.

4 Comments

  1. Ahh, there’s the Money Line from Nutter: “It was incomprehensible to me why an individual would do something like this unless he had something else either in his heart or on his mind.”

    So it is comprehensible to Nutter what was in the heart or mind of the 276 blacks who killed blacks. There’s the Libspeak: we know there is malevolence in your heart and mind! More libtard projection. When will the NBP offer a dead or alive bounty on these 276 killers? Don’t hold your breath.

    BTW, of the remaining 48 people murdered how many were (I guess by the Zimmerman standard I must use the term ) “white Hispanics”? How many were just plain old white “crackers’? And how many of those were killed by blacks?

    Odd, black on black crime is a non-starter but let one white Hispanic or just plain white cracker kill a black and the race-baiters and liberals come out of the walls like roaches. Like yesterday in Florida when a bunch of black kids cut school in “support of Trayvon Martin” then ransacked a Walgreen’s store. Now that’s what I call support! I know “never let a good crisis go to waste”.

    I wonder if our ( by the Zimmerman standard ) “white-African-American” President will call the families of those 276 Philadelphians to show his support. Don’t hold your breath Philadelphia, you don’t count, you weren’t killed by a white Hispanic.

  2. Sorry. That should have been “at least 146 blacks who killed blacks”.

    However, if the 82.8% stat holds true, then 228 were killed by blacks. Still a pretty impressive kill ratio by only 43% of the population!

  3. Short Editor and Hoagie: Shut your mouth, Mayor Nutter!!!

    The honorable Mr Nutter is entitled to express his opinion just as much as you two do.

    Otherwise, please explain what the murder rate in Philadelphia has to do with Mayor Nutter’s opinion expressed on this case? Or does it have something to do with latent racism expressed by those who would criticize the Mayor in this manner?

    Just askin’!

    PS: And while you’re at it, you might explain how Mayor Nutter is directly responsible for the high murder rate in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s a long-lived tragedy, that’s for sure. You don’t think that 300 plus years of underclass status might have something to do with hopeless people fighting and killing each other? Don’t forget that I lived observing the Philly style racism for the first 23 years of my life, therefore know whereof I speak, first hand. And yes, I see the same oppressive, racist attitude on this blog on a daily basis, like right here — no understanding, no solutions, continued attacks on the oppressed!

    What about continuing affirmative action? What about continuing food stamps and housing assistance? What about equal justice for all, especially when it comes to drug crimes? What about expanding skills and job training? What about welfare to work?

    Programs like these have been successful, but undoing 300 years of slavery and hopelessness will take a long time to remediate, but stingy, uncaring Conservatives prefer to remain in denial and continue to withdraw these helpful programs which have been proven effective, then vilify those who are trying to help.

  4. WW wrote:

    Short Editor and Hoagie: Shut your mouth, Mayor Nutter!!!

    The honorable Mr Nutter is entitled to express his opinion just as much as you two do.

    Otherwise, please explain what the murder rate in Philadelphia has to do with Mayor Nutter’s opinion expressed on this case? Or does it have something to do with latent racism expressed by those who would criticize the Mayor in this manner?

    The Honorable Mr Nutter is entitled to express his opinion, on any subject he wishes, just as I am entitled to mock him for it.

    But if Mr Nutter has been calling the killings in Philadelphia “assassinations,” I have somehow missed it. Instead, rather than worrying about the murders under his own jurisdiction, he chooses to make comments about a situation in which he has no direct knowledge, in which law enforcement does not report to him, for really only one reason: a black man was killed by a white man.

    And while you’re at it, you might explain how Mayor Nutter is directly responsible for the high murder rate in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s a long-lived tragedy, that’s for sure. You don’t think that 300 plus years of underclass status might have something to do with hopeless people fighting and killing each other?

    They didn’t kill each other at rates like this fifty years ago, and they didn’t kill each other like this when there were some actual former slaves still alive in Philadelphia.

    Hopeless people? Well, perhaps they are: they do, after all, live in a city that has been run by Democrats for time immemorial. But the mayor is black, the previous mayor was black, the police commissioner is black, the previous police commissioner was black, the fire chief is black and the District Attorney is black. Surely, surely! if the government can help the black population of Philadelphia, I would think that it would have been done already.

    It’s interesting, of course, that you have absolved yet another Democratic officeholder of any responsibility for the state of affairs in his jurisdiction. It seems that only Republicans are responsible, when things go bad.

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