The New York Daily News headline read: "Some Crown Heights residents say West Indian Day Parade is no cause for celebration: 'I don't leave my home'."
The story is a follow-up to the stray shooting of an innocent bystander, Carey Gabay, an aide to Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose knee-jerk reaction to the crime was a call for more gun control.
What you need is for the black community to stop making excuses for black criminals -- to condemn rap music, thug life, and the embrace of Third World cultural values. Is there no shame in Crown Heights? Half the people in prison are black, a race that makes up only 12% of the population. Instead of showing any shame in producing so much crime, Instead of remorse for this behavior Americans hear belligerence from black leaders who demand more government spending on their community as ad hoc reparations for long-ago slavery.
The people hurting from this idiocy are mainly black people. Praising criminals and promoting the Thug Life results in the shooting of people like Carey Gabay.
Consider the hellhole the thugs have made of Crown Heights by co-opting an annual community parade.
From the New York Daily News:
The annual West Indian American Day Parade is no cause for celebration among some residents along its Crown Heights route.
“I don’t leave my home that weekend,” said Yolanda Cox, 62, who lives near the spot where Gov. Cuomo’s aide Carey Gabay was shot in the head. “I stay inside. Back in the day it was better. It was safer.
“The people, they drink, they get high, things escalate,” she continued. “I always say, ‘Bullets have no eyes.’ And that’s how innocent people get hurt.”
The immigrant from Panama arrived in the neighborhood 25 years ago and last went to the parade in the mid-1990s.
“Back then, it was more enjoyable,” she said. “You could enjoy and celebrate the culture without worrying.”Democratic Party officials evidently benefit from this crime life, either financially through payoffs from drug dealers, or through political muscle the gangs provide. We can extrapolate that from the pattern of behavior. South Side Chicago is controlled by gangs thanks to decades of indifference at City Hall. What was the first thing the first Democratic mayor of New York in 20 years did? He changed police policies that had stopped crime and recruited homeless people to take over the streets. Baltimore, San Francisco, Detroit -- same old stuff.
Instead of putting criminals in prison, people like Yolanda Cox are prisoners of their own homes.