Originally Posted By FatCobra:
Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
This is that dipshit mayor who was all over the news a few weeks ago because they are trying to use eminent domain to seize the homes of 5,000 residents so a private developer can put in a Marina community. Maybe one day those shots ringing out will will be the sound of residents protecting their homes if the Riviera Beach government goes ahead with their landgrab as planned. If you go to the site address below the article you can post a comment below the article on the news site.
Riviera Beach is hurting.
Assault rifles ring out regularly these days. People fall dead. Murders go unsolved.
And everyone knows what’s going on.
So says Mayor Michael Brown, who wonders what good the city’s plans for change will be if residents don’t speak out to ensure crimes are solved.
“We have to start with us,” Brown said. “Most of us know who these shooters are. Riviera Beach is small enough. We know what’s going on.”
Brown looked angry when he took the podium Thursday morning at a news conference in Riviera Beach’s city hall.
City officials had called the media to tout their new strategies for clamping down on criminals.
Brown thought their plans were well and good. But he said police efforts wouldn’t be enough.
Residents can march and pray forever, he said. Police departments can adopt new policies.
But sooner or later another young black man will be gunned down on a Riviera Beach street. The shooters will go to the funeral service. And everyone will know.
But lips will be sealed, he said.
“We know who they are,” Brown said. “We see them. We watch them grow up. And we know.”
It’s a black problem, one that African-Americans need to address, he said.
Brown wondered where the area’s successful African-Americans were.
He said the ones who get out of the inner city, who go off to college and find good jobs, move into the suburbs and are never seen again.
“I want to ask the black fraternities and sororities, where are they?” Brown said. “I don’t see them intervening in the black communities.”
“They have abandoned these urban areas just like the people who are not of color.”
Meanwhile, teens fill their heads with gangsta rap and run the streets with guns. And black leaders, he said, are too often silent.
“A lot of us as leaders in the black community are reluctant to address these issues,” he said.
Strong words indeed.
What do you think of the mayor’s message? Please share your thoughts.
Sounds spot on to me. What do you disagree with?
How about calling the rifles in question assault rifles for starters?
If it's a Colt, it's a copy of an original ArmaLite.
Run for it??? Runnin's not a plan. No, runnin's what you do when a plan fails.
I am not LARRYG36.
AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!!!!!