The Memphis Gas Station Mob Attack: A Black Eye for the Bluff City

thXNI8AGNLAs we approach the annual Memphis Summer Celebration of Memphis in May, featuring the World-renown Barbeque Championship Cook-off and following in June, the nationally-televised St. Jude PGA Golf Tournament, my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee has been in the National News again, and not in a good way.

Memphis’ local NBC Affiliate, WMC-TV-Action News 5, reports that

Nine teenagers were arrested after a group of students from Northwest Prep Academy attacked a man last Friday at the BP gas station on Poplar Avenue as he helped a frightened woman to her car. with the attack at the BP gas station in Memphis. At least four of them are being charged as adults.

Denizell Gladney, 19, Devin Hulbert, 19, Darion Milken, 18, and Joe Brittman, 19, were arrested and charged with aggravated riot, and assault, among other charges.

Five other teenagers, who are younger than 18, are also charged with aggravated riot. In addition to aggravated riot, two of the teens are charged with vandalism and one is charged with burglary of a motor vehicle.”Just let them think about the consequences of their actions,” said the attack victim, Orrden Williams. “Maybe you need to be sitting in jail while everyone else is going to prom.”
 
However, Judge Gerald Skahan felt differently.

Gladney’s bond was reduced to $30,000. He has a prior criminal history that involves marijuana and aggravated robbery charges.

Milken and Brittman’s bonds were both reduced to $5,000. Neither of them have prior criminal history.

“I’m disappointed that their bonds were reduced,” said Williams.

None of their parents or guardians appeared in court.  However, defense attorney Michael Working commented on the judge’s decision.

“At 18 or 19, they are still quite impressionable,” said Working. “Who do we want them learning from? Do we wanted them learning from teachers in our school systems, or do we want them learning from other bad guys who do bad things?”

All three men were given a 6 p.m. curfew and are banned from the BP gas station.  Skahan said, however, that he’d rather see them in school than behind bars.

Working says a good percentage of the people behind bars are high school dropouts.

“So if there’s a way to avoid making people a statistic, that’s probably why the judge would do that,” Working explained.

They will be back in court on April 24, and have to report to pretrial services every day when they are released from jail per the judge’s orders.

“I think it’ll show Northwest Prep and the rest of the students that I can beat a man up in broad daylight and terrorize his family, and I can come home for $500,” Williams commented.

However, in juvenile court, a different judge said two students in his court should stay locked up.

“Some of these people are people you say made physical contact with this man, but you can’t release the children to parents,” said one of the students’ grandmother.

Two other minors were released without having to post any bond.

The grandmother says the situation is unfair, since the court will not release her 16-year-old grandson to his family.  Though he is only charged with aggravated riot, he has three other pending cases against him.  The court says his record was so bad, he had to be detained.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong spoke Thursday about keeping the people responsible for recent crimes behind bars.

“Certainly, we have very little influence over bonds,” Armstrong said. “It’s frustrating to us, as well as these victims.”

Williams says he wants all of the teenagers responsible for beating him up to pay for their actions.

“They were swinging over my baby,” he added. “I have no hope for them. I want them to suffer the punishment for their actions.”

Memphis police are still investigating and trying to identify the other teens involved in the attack. They believe there are approximately 50 total teenagers involved.

This “incident” has been in the National News all week. Of course, it is not the first time that a bunch of black “yutes” have acted in a barbaric manner in my hometown of Memphis, TN. There have now been several instances of these sort of attacks, beginning with the now-infamous “Flash Mob Attack” at the Kroger Grocery Story, located in the heart of East Memphis, on the busy thoroughfare of Poplar Avenue.

In that instance, a mob of kids, for no apparent reason at all, attacked a couple of innocent people, smashing a huge pumpkin over a teenage store clerk’s head, resulting in hospitalization.

There have been several instances since then, with the Memphis Mayor and the City Council deciding that the solution to these barbaric mobs behavior was to reward them by opening up Youth Basketball Centers, which will stay open until after Midnight, in order to attempt to keep the little angels off the streets of my hometown.

The only problem with Mayor AC Wharton’s ingenious plan, is the fact that it would only work if these kids were raised right to begin with, and respected authority enough to go play basketball, instead of roaming the streets like a bunch of feral cats.

As I have written in the past, the trouble which American society is now experiencing, regarding the Black Youth Subculture, begins at home.

With a history of 74% of Black Americans being born out of wedlock, the problem of Black “Yutes” growing up without strong role models has now become generational…and, a vicious cycle.

Last night, my bride and I were at a stir fry restaurant in a suburb of Memphis. As we processed in the line, filling our little metal bowls with our own personal ingredients for our stir fries, a young black woman started skipping line, like no one mattered but herself.

It was as if she was daring those of us who were following the rules to say something to her about her outrageous behavior, so that she could act aggrieved by our “racism”.

I believe that we are experiencing the results of LBJ’s “Great Society”, in which the Almighty Federal Government has eliminated both the concept of moral absolutes and individual responsibility.

These “yutes” who are acting like wild animals have been raised as such, literally abandoned by irresponsible parents to fend for themselves and to make up their own rules as they go along.

What we are witnessing, boys and girls, is a Generation of Sociopaths, with no concept of morality, ethics, or personal responsibility.

They are doing what feels good to them…and what popular culture, which has become both their “god” and their “parental authority figure” has told them is cool.

Until Memphis’ Community and Civic leaders show these young savages that they will face SEVERE consequences for their barbaric behavior, these mob attacks will continue…until one of these young people are shot dead, when they pick a victim with a Concealed Carry Permit.

And, then “the community” will have no one to blame, but themselves.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

DOJ to America’s Schools: “Spare the Rod”…or, You’re Racists!

children41313On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice, on behalf of the Obama Administration was issuing a national set of disciplinary guidelines for America’s Public Schools to follow.

According to Breitbart.com:

The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students.

The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don’t. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations “ground-breaking.”

“A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct,” Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s, often spell out uniform and swift punishment for offenses such as truancy, smoking or carrying a weapon. Violators can lose classroom time or become saddled with a criminal record.

Police have become a more common presence in American schools since the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.

In American schools, black students without disabilities were more than three times as likely as whites to be expelled or suspended, according to government civil rights data collection from 2011-2012. Although black students made up 15 percent of students in the data collection, they made up more than a third of students suspended once, 44 percent of those suspended more than once and more than a third of students expelled.

More than half of students involved in school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or black, according to the data.

The recommendations encourage schools to ensure that all school personnel are trained in classroom management, conflict resolution and approaches to de-escalate classroom disruptions.

I obtained a copy of the Guidelines, which I found rather easily online. According to the DOJ and the Dept. of Ed.,

The Departments recognize that disparities in student discipline rates in a school or district may be caused by a range of factors. However, research suggests that the substantial racial disparities of the kind reflected in the CRDC data are not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color. Although statistical and quantitative data would not end an inquiry under Title IV or Title VI, significant and unexplained racial disparities in student discipline give rise to concerns that schools may be engaging in racial discrimination that violates the Federal civil rights laws. For instance, statistical evidence may indicate that groups of students have been subjected to different treatment or that a school policy or practice may have an adverse discriminatory impact. Indeed, t e De me s’ investigations, which consider quantitative data as part of a wide array of evidence, have revealed racial discrimination in the administration of student discipline. For example, in our investigations we have found cases where African-American students were disciplined more harshly and more frequently because of their race than similarly situated white students. In short, racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem.

The CRDC data also show that an increasing number of students are losing important instructional time due to exclusionary discipline. The increasing use of disciplinary sanctions such as in-school and out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, or referrals to law enforcement authorities creates the potential for significant, negative educational and long-term outcomes, and can contribute to what is called the “school to prison” pipeline.” Studies have suggested a correlation between exclusionary discipline policies and practices and an array of serious educational, economic, and social problems, including school avoidance and diminished educational engagement; decreased academic achievement; increased behavior problems; increased likelihood of dropping out; substance abuse; and involvement with juvenile justice systems.

As a result, this guidance is critically needed to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to learn and grow in school.

In other words, School Administrators and teachers who actually expect “children of color” to behave themselves in class are nothing but a bunch of RAAACIIISTS.

The problem is , nowadays the children are already out-of-control by the time they get to Pre-school.

For example: 

A Nebraska toddler who repeated a slew of profanities in an online video has been taken into child protective custody, Omaha police said Wednesday.

While authorities found nothing criminal in the video, officials from the Omaha police’s Child Victim Unit and the Nebraska Child Protective Services took the infant and three other children into custody on Wednesday, the police department said on its Facebook page.

The joint investigation found safety concerns, the statement said.

…In the video, the diapered child is bombarded with obscenities and racial slurs by the adults around him.

The African-American toddler knocks down a chair and gives nearly as good as he gets, responding to some of the comments with an upraised middle finger and telling one of the adults at one point, “Shut up, bitch.” The adults laugh and prompt him to repeat other crudities.

Within the last couple of years, I have had the occasion to work inside of a Middle School. I watched School Administrators and Teachers, black and white, deal with kids rolling their eyes and mouthing off at them.

In the state where I live, corporal punishment is still allowed, although parents can opt out, in favor of a home suspension.

I watched appropriate discipline being administered fairly.

In fact, I marveled at the patient of educators dealing with those “problem children”. Back in my day, their “discipline problem” would have been taken care of at home.

The problem educators are facing, quite frankly, can be traced back to the fact that 72% of black babies are being born out-of-wedlock, and grow up without a stable male authority figure in their life.

The life lessons that are essential to the development of a child and that encourage their ability to learn, are not being taught at home. And, due to the “popular culture”, neither is respect for authority, especially women in authority.

The Department of Justice and the Department of Education are targeting the wrong adults in these children’s lives.

They need to address those responsible for the behavior: the parents and the children.

They are the arsonists responsible for this fire. America’s School Administrators and Teachers, black and white, are Firefighters trying to keep the blaze under control…and, they’re running out of water.

Until He Comes,

KJ