Group membership identity is a natural human (and, for that
matter, animal) tendency. It is not necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, it is often used as a pretext
for condoning if not supporting the poor behavior of particular group members.
Such a theme reverberated in this Blog's posting of 17
, which discussed the attitudes of certain Jewish groups and
individuals to the execution of Florida cop-killer Martin Grossman, and the
flak I as a Jew took on account of my refusal to subscribe to the supplications
This is not to say that lenity doesn't have a place in the
criminal justice system, but in the particular case of Martin Grossman, the
criminal's serious recidivistic crime squarely warranted the penalty which was
in fact imposed.
Within the African-American community are some very vocal
spokespersons who are all too quick to use membership in their group as
justification for excusing and encouraging the most violent of criminals. It is not the purpose of this posting to
analyze the reasons why such individuals hold so much sway in the
African-American community, nor the connection of the actions and attitudes
precipitated by such individuals to the reported percentage statistics of
African-Americans as lawbreakers. Those
of us who advocate for a government of laws and not persons should be rooting
for all law-abiding citizens regardless of race or ethnicity, and should
support the imposition of the appropriate negative consequences upon those who
violate the law, without regard to race or ethnicity.
With that as a background, I note that SEIU 1199, the
scummiest of the scum as far as labor unions go, has
cancelled a pro-gun control rally in Albany
for fear of causing racial
friction (or, more specifically, racial friction which would be inconvenient
for their agenda).
membership is largely Black and Hispanic, while the more vocal opponents of
Governor Cuomo's gun-grab law are white.
There is no doubt in my mind that Cuomo, with his aspirations to sit in
the Oval Office, was behind 1199's change in plan, being that he stands to have
mud splattered upon him if a racial confrontation ensues.
My observations and comments on this:
B. Whatever the
reasons may be for the disproportionate tendencies of Black people to commit
crimes, the persons most likely to be the victim of a violent Black criminal
are themselves Black.
A story now making
the rounds is that of Deyfon
, a Black man with a prior criminal record who was shot dead while
in the act of burglarizing a home.
is not being discussed in the news clips is that the event occurred in the Oak
Cliff section of Dallas, a predominately Black neighborhood.
The homeowner who performed the valuable
service of permanently retiring Pipkins from the active criminal league's roster
has not yet been identified, but there is a better than even chance that he is
Black and/or Hispanic.
Maybe the SEIU 1199 leadership fears that this, too, might fall
onto the table if it were to play its race cards at its now-scrubbed gun-grab
Labels: 1199, Andrew Cuomo, hoplophobes, Race