Saturday, May 23, 2015

Honor thy criminals

No this isn't a story from the Onion or some other satire site. I have tO sigh and claim it's real!
Why would anyone in their "right mind" ever want to memorialize a criminal you may be asking? Your guess is as good as mine. Well,  our country has been morally and intellectually screwed up for the past 30 years. It seems like the country has been in an intellectual free fall for the past 10 years. For example, take Saint Michael Brown of Ferguson Missouri. People who dare to exercise their brain matter knew that Saint Michael was not a saint no victim, even though warped, racially deceptive and obsessed thinking people tried to portray him as such. This was the real Michael Brown that certain people chose to overlook.

Some people had the nerve to refer to Brown as a "Gentle Giant". Well that image didn't look like he was gently jacking up the owner of that convenience store. Well fast forwarding a few months after the Ferguson racial and media circus and the stores and businesses being looted and destroyed in the name of the gentle giant, the city of Ferguson has decided to do something that can only be described as "delusional and insane" in regards to Mike Brown.  
The city is going to "memorialize him" with a plaque!! 

The  memorial is going to be placed near the site where he died charging at the now former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. I have no problem with the family of Michael Brown wanting to avoid dealing with the reality that Mike Brown's past. I just hope that tax dollars from the citizens of Ferguson weren't used in making that plaque. Thankfully the plaque will not be placed on city owned property at the site where Brown died. It will be placed on private property near where it happened. I have to wonder if Michael Brown was shot and killed by another black teen , would this "memorial" still exist in his name? Normally I've seen memorials created to pay respect or tribute to people who have done great deeds in their lives but nothing like this. So should the mayor of Ferguson help to take part in memorizing other criminals as well or should it only be for Mike Brown due to the way he died?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The passing of the lengendary BB & how music influences young people.

The music world lost a true American institution with the death of BB King. His death was on the scale of that of the loss of other American icons such as Jimmy Hendrix,, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and James Brown.

Growing up in Baltimore, my mother use to play blues music from time to time. BB King was one of her favorites. I was driving around town Saturday taking care of business, and I happened to tune to the XM Satellite blues station, and the DJ was playing all of BB King's hits in tribute to his life and career, so I listened for awhile. While driving and listening, I started to think about several things especially how music does indeed can have a postive influence on people but also it can have a negative one. There has been an ongoing debate in the black community about whether gangster hiphop music has had a negative influence on young blacks especially males in their behavior. I have never backed down from my belief that gangster hip hop music is audio poision to black youth. Of the countless records BB King has produced over his historic lifetime, none of his songs has ever had one curse word, glorified killing people, selling drugs or treating women like garbage. None of his alblums ever needed a parental advisory label on them like for example the former rap group (N.W..A) which stood for "Niggers With Attitudes". These are the lyrics from their song "straight out of Compton"

                   'Cause the police just like fuckin' with people, you know.
                    They stop you, throw you on the ground and shit.

Put a gun to your head, and shit, you know what I'm saying.
They just fuck with you for no reason...
Anyway, fuck the police.
Fuck the police coming straight from the underground.
A young nigger got it bad 'cause I'm brown...
They have the authority to kill a minority.
Fuck that shit cause I ain't the one,
For a punk motherfucker with a badge and a gun to be beating on.
Searching my car, looking for the product.
Thinking every nigger is selling narcotas

How many gangsta rap songs that have been produced saying to "F" the police, disrespect them or kill them as in Ice T's song "Cop Killer"? I bet there are a lot, and young black teens listen to those songs, and we wonder why there is a police problem in the black community, go figure on that one. Of course no urban gang banger or drug dealer has ever listened to BB King, and that's my point. I'm sure these people know the lyrics to every gangsta 50 cent song or rappers like him but how about musicians like BB King, Otis Redding, Bobby Blue bland etc?The young black generation know as little about BB King as they know about Jimmy Hendrix or Duke Ellington etc, The problem with black youth in America has to do with the "ghetto hip hop mindset culture"! I had to pause, when I heard to wizards of smart in the media and in politics claim happened with the riots here in Baltimore was a result of "economic frustration". No, what was only display was the ghetto hip hop cultural mindset. For the longest time, I've said that the problems in the black community among it's youth is internal, and this is ground zero. When I was a teenagers in the 80's, black teens during that era didn't act like they do now and have been acting over the past 25 years. Then again, the hip hop music was completely different back then and it was just becoming mainstream at the time. I use to listen to the Fat Boys, RunDMC, Ladi Dadi, etc. Young teens had "break dancing" battles as their form of expression through the music, they weren't trying to kill people back then. It was  positive music which spawned a positive movement for urban teens and teens alike.

BB King was a true musician in every sense of the word and his place in music history is rightful deserved. I read how BB King growing up use to go to bed listening to Frank Sinatra records. So yes music does have the power to influence young people.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Marilyn Mosby's inexperience might teach her a very tough leason pretty soon.

The protesters cheered last week as Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby laid down the hammer on the six Baltimore Police Officers who she charged in the death of the West Baltimore heroine dealer Freddie Gray.

Well those who celebrated directly after her announcement might not feel like celebrating in a few months "if" these case ever goes to trial. The news from the legal community both here locally and nationally towards Ms Mosby's charges were stinging with some even claiming she was incompetent in the particular charges she gave to the officers. Former Baltimore Deputy State's Attorney Page Croyder ripped into Ms Mosby over the charges.

I do not know if Ms Mosby has political ambition beyond her current role as the youngest States Attorney in Maryland history but if she does and these charges reflected that, she may have just committed political suicide if she can't deliver the red meat being the six police officers to the blood thirsty mob. I have yet to come across any legal experts that have said that Marilyn Mosby properly charged the six officers. There are so many issues at play with this case and none of them bold well for Ms Mosby. There is already talk of a conflict of interest, because the Attorney for the Gray family Billy Murphy gave a sizable donation to Mosby's campaign last year. I believe the issue with the Baltimore Police van that transported Freddie Gray may be the single biggest obstacle that Marilyn Mosby may not be able to overcome, If her prosecution hinges on her believing that the BPD officers broke police rules in not securing Freddie Gray. Number one, it will be nearly impossible for her to prove that any of the officers acted in a malicious intend in not securing Mr Gray.


Second, the BPD only recently as in 4 days prior to the death of Freddie Gray created the new policy stating that suspects in transit in police vans or paddy wagons must be secured. If the officers didn't know about that  rule, how can she prove they knowingly broke it?  There are other factors at work also; Whether she was playing social justice advocate who was grandstanding to the protesters, a woman trying to boast her political ambitions or a person who was simply trying to defuse the protesters and rioters due to the city losing money over the curfew, it will be interesting if she can back up her tough talk.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

An illustration of how stupidy and emotion can have dangerous consequences.

I will go into detail tomorrow about the Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby officially charging the 6 police officers on Friday in the death of the East Baltimore poison pusher Freddie Gray. I will just say for now that something about these indictments isn't passing my smell test. Anyways as I promised, this is my report from the location from what was once slated to be a senior citizen building on the corner of Federal & Chester Street. As the fake supporters of Freddie Gray celebrate the indictment of the six Baltimore Police Officers, some people are not exactly in the mood to celebrate for obvious reasons.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ghetto Crabs, Freddie Gray and the destruction of Baltimore

I used to laugh when people referred to Baltimore as an "urban jungle". After what happened and I witnessed Saturday and especially yesterday, I'm not laughing anymore. I think these people might be on to something actually. What has happened over the past 72 hours has been an utter embarrassment!! I do not care about Freddie Gray. His death was no excuse nor validation for black youths to act like uncivilized mindless animals! Freddie Gray was no saint just like Michael Brown wasn't. What the media isn't telling everyone is that Freddie Gray upon his death was arrested for the 40th times! So let me see if I have this right, a bunch of animals destroyed their communities in Baltimore over a career criminal?! So this morning, Baltimore is essentially on lock down. Thankfully Governor Larry Hogan has deployed the National Guard here. I am very angry probably more so then I have ever been. at what transpired on Saturday and yesterday.

Either Thursday or Friday, I will be doing  some videos from the scenes from the impacted areas.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Baltimore Mother beats son's ass on live television for participating in riots

I have plenty to say on what is happening here in Baltimore. For starters,I am ok and so is my family. As you all can image I am very upset with anger towards these sorry, dumb ass, ghetto parasites.  I will have more to say tomorrow. On the lighter side (if there is one), a mother here in Baltimore is probably more pissed off as I am right now, but she is pissed of for a different reason. She caught her son participating in the riots and looting and she beat the crap out of him while television cameras were rolling! Good for her!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The aftermath of the death of Freddy Gray

Ok everyone, here it is. I'm sure by now a lot of you have heard about what has been going on here in Baltimore in regards to the death of a drug dealing suspect by the name of Freddie Gray. The national media has blanked the nation with this story for the last week, because the suspect was black and also in the manner into how he was injured in police custody inside a Paddy Wagon and ultimately died a few days later.

Though I believe the people who are protesting over the drug dealing suspect Freddy Gray are fake in their support, because they would never protest if he was killed on the streets of Baltimore by another black thug or drug dealer, they still do have the right to protest regardless, "as long as it's peaceful". Today in downtown however, protesters decided to vandalize cars, set a car on fire, block the light rail from moving with passengers on it, looting several stores and trying to stop people from attending the Orioles vs Red Sox game etc. Oh yeah, the peaceful protesters decided to take a break from their protesting and decided to loot a 7-11 on Howard Street. I guess their thinking was "No Justice, No Slurpees"! The mobs in downtown Baltimore concentrating on Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the local media was providing non stop coverage of the standoff between Baltimore Police and the protesters for almost 8 hours! I have to give the local news outlets here some credit for how they were presenting some of the protesters as being outside instigators and agitators with some trying to egg on the cops in order to get into allocations. In a very rare case of support, I support Congressman Elijah Cummings and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake in claiming that Baltimore residents should shun any outsiders who are coming to Baltimore for the purpose of causing trouble. What does vandalizing and looting have to do with the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray?

The answer of course is, "it doesn't". As if Baltimore didn't have enough problems on it's plate before the death of Freddie Gray, now it has to contend with this.Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural born stupidity. Today stupidity embarrassed itself greatly for all the nation to see. A Russian news porter for the Russian Times was robbed by the peaceful advocates of Freddie Gray. It's sad that it happened, but I am not surprised. These reporters who are foreigners didn't know not to bring protection when entering an urban jungle neighborhood at nighttime in Baltimore.