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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Seattle: Since Blacks Support Black Criminals, City Needs Surveillance Cameras Everywhere

 


 
By Nicholas Stix

In 2001, the Urban League’s James Kelly was outraged that the public was informed that the racist murderers of Kris Kime were black. He wants black cut-throats to limit themselves to harming whites, and perhaps Asians.

John Truxal, the engineer who taught 'Engineering for English Majors' at my undergrad alma mater, SUNY Stony Brook, used to say that there are no technological solutions to social problems.

 

Surveillance cameras proposed to combat 'no snitching' street code
By Joel Moreno & KOMO Staff
Published: November 16, 2010 at 5:26 p.m. PST
Last Updated: November 16, 2010 at 6:25 p.m. PST

SEATTLE -- A "no-snitching" street code is such a problem in Seattle's Rainier Valley that some civic leaders want cameras installed to help police solve crimes.

The president of the Urban League says surveillance cameras could be the solution for several crime-plagued corners in Rainier Valley.

"Llet's [sic] explore placing cameras at places where shootings and gang violence are prevalent," James Kelly said.

A gang-related shooting last month is among a string of crimes police can't solve because witnesses won't cooperate. A youth outreach worker says it goes back to the no-snitching mentality and fears that people who talk get targeted.

"You're going to get killed, you're going to get hurt, for telling," said Carlos Garza. "So if it takes cameras to save lives, let's do it."

Kelly hopes the cameras can counteract the no-snitching street code that leaves so many crimes unsolved. The Urban League has identified hot spots where surveillance cameras could play a role.

They are clustered along Rainier Avenue South and Henderson Street South.

"I feel like we should put one everywhere, surveillance everywhere," said resident Shanice Sanders. "If we're just going to put it on Henderson, why just put it over here?"

But Ayana Cain said it feels like an invasion of privacy.

"You want to be able to freely walk down the street or go to school without feeling like the cops are just watching you," she said.

Seattle experimented with surveillance cameras in Cal Anderson Park, but abandoned the program last year when it failed to solve a single crime.

Kelly says until people in Rainier Valley are ready to identify the criminals, he'd like to try out cameras.

"But in the absence of them stepping forward, we need the streets to speak to us, therefore we need cameras," Kelly said.

The Urban League isn't sure where the money would come from to install the cameras. The city spent $850,000 to run the cameras at Cal Anderson before that program ended.

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU, on Seattle:

“De-Policing in America’s Cities: Erasing the ‘Thin Blue Line’” ;

“Why is James Paroline Dead?” ;

“Three Race Murders in Seattle” ;

“Race Hustler Alert at Wikipedia! Someone Has been Making Mischief Regarding Maurice Clemmons’ Lakewood Massacre”;

“Seattle: Diversity Trainers Wage War on Policing”;

“Ex-Cons May Gain Affirmative Action Status in Madhouse Seattle”;

“Seattle's Meanest Streets (Updated!) ”;

“Seattle Cop Rails Against Affirmative Action Policing”;

“Seattle: Baby-Faced ‘Tuba Man’ Killer, Billy Chambers, Strikes Again”;

“Stone Killer Billy Chambers, Who Murdered Seattle’s Beloved ‘Tuba Man,’ Edward McMichael, is Undercharged Yet Again in His Newest Alleged Crime”;

“War on Competent, White, Male, King County, WA Prosecutor James Konat Continues Apace: NAACP Demands His Dismissal, and He is Removed from Two Murder Cases”;

“Is It Possible for Blacks to Have a Good Time Without Bloodshed? Seattle Reader Asks if ‘Bite of Seattle’ Festival Could Become Blood of Seattle”;

“A Riot in San Francisco, with More to Come! Cop Shoots Innocent Black Honor Student (from Seattle), Kenneth Wade Harding, 19, in the Back; the Brothers are (as Always) on War Footing”;

“Seattle Blacks Believe That They Can Resist Arrest, and Aid and Abet Those Resisting Arrest with Impunity Against White Policemen…”;

“Billy Chambers, Racist Killer of Seattle’s Beloved ‘Tuba Man,’ Edward McMichael, Pleads Guilty, Gets Minimal Sentence, in Attempted Murder of Witness”;

“One of Tuba Man’s Killers Goes to the Big House, but for a Mere 22 Months for Attempted Murder”;

“For Alleged Reporter Levi Pulkinnen at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, There are No Black Murderers of Whites, Only ‘Accused’ Ones”; and

“AOL/Huffington Post and AP Manage the Black Air Jordan Riots Story.”]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read the column by the late Samuel Francis which you provided a link to. It concerned the Kris Kimes murder. Although over 10 years old, it is very relevant.

I've sometimes wondered what Francis (who was from Chattanooga, Tennessee) would have written about the Knoxville Horror.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

NOT cameras -- but guns in the hands of a trained citizenry. "The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back! — Colonel Jeff Cooper, November 1993