web analytics

Newborn’s Killing In Chi-Town Must Be Catalyst For Change: Point Them Out And Call Them By Their Name

They will bring flowers, the piano will play sad songs, and the preacher man will speak to ease the pain within the hearts of those who knew and loved young Jonylah Watkins at her funeral services in the coming days. Sadly, another black child has fallen to the perverse sickness of violent culture that permeates within the African-American communities of our nation. The 6 month old baby has succumbed to five gunshot wounds she suffered in a hail of gunfire intended for her father, who was also injured in a cowardly attack while he changed the infant child’s diaper on a Chicago street last week. The incident was just another routine shooting that many have become accustomed to in the Woodlawn section of south Chicago, as the mechanism of death churns on indiscriminately in one of the most violent cities of America. The child’s killing is not only shocking but demonstrates how death may come without warning, hesitation, nor any provocation. It seems as if death had it’s eyes set upon this child long before her mom gave birth to her. Nearly a year prior to the shooting that took Jonylah’s life, her mother was also shot in the leg while she was 8 months pregnant. Chicago is notorious for gang activities and some reports surfaced that the shooting may have been sparked by a feud over a facebook post or local gang related activity. Then again, we must be cautious of how police quickly label  the motives for crimes inflicted upon people of color. Blacks who fall prey to violent crimes, particularly black males, are often identified with gangs, drugs, and other violence solely because they have had previous encounters with police. It also indicates that police are readily prepared to downplay such heinous acts of violence against young black children as if their victimization is somewhat justified because of the actions of their parents. Many tragic cases just like this one are ushered into a backlog of homicides under the presumption of gang affiliation long before the facts have come squarely into focus. The black community is well aware of the manner in which cops typically handle murder cases of black children, but we can no longer accept the ineptness of police when black babies are continuously dying at alarming numbers, and a movement of community policing must now take the reigns in an effort to quell an epidemic of murderous violence upon black children. It speaks volumes when a person makes a conscious decision to pick up a gun and deliberately shoot another human being, but  when such an act is committed when the intended targeted is with a child while his back is facing the shooter, we can only resolve by accurately describing such an action as complete cowardice. It’s easy to simply kill someone when your soul is void of conscious and your heart is filled with darkness and despair. Civilization revile such actions as deeds of the ungodly, yet at the same time society manifest a vast congregation of people who in fact profess to know and love God, but often times harbor, assist, and protect the very satanic spirit of death, destruction, and unrighteousness of violent criminals that brutally slay God’s phenomenal gift of life. We don’t know the circumstances that led up to the shooting that took the life of this newborn baby, but I am certain someone knows who committed this horrific act, and those who know while remaining silent is just as culpable, ungodly, and significantly responsible for the culture of violence that plagues our society. The mindset that black people foster by not wanting to get involved because of fear, street credibility, and apathy is unacceptable pure bullshit. The black community would rather stand by silent allowing gun toting thugs to rule the streets where our children live and play, instead of proactively getting involved to secure the prosperity and safety of our very own children. Let’s face it, children are not dying at a rate of biblical proportions within other ethnic groups around the globe, and the killing of black children at the hands of other black people is a black problem, plain and simple. Some will come decrying the plight of blacks in America while citing drugs, guns, and other agents of destruction only find their way into black communities by enemies of our people, solely for the purposes of oppression, emasculation, and the hindrance of the black community’ development.  History demonstrates very clearly that the life of a black child is meaningless, and evidenced by the lack of mainstream media coverage of horrific crimes such as this case. Black on black violence has become the norm for urban communities around the country in the post civil rights era, and other ethnic groups who once supported the struggles of Black America has since abandoned our people  because we are considered animals as depicted by our behavior toward each other, violent behavior in general, and the perpetuation of black on black violence continues to add credibility to such a perspective now held by many outside of the black community. I am sure I will find many takers from Black Nationalist groups interested in debating this issue, but the fact remains that on an ordinary day within any black community in America, a black baby could fall to gun violence at the hands of another black man’s child, just like young Jonylah Watkins did, and for no other provocation other than dispute regarding a comment on social media. The killing of any child so young is unconscionable, but with the toxic culture of violence now playing out in Chicago resulting in the death of black youth at such an alarming rate, an urgency of change related to how black people respond to violence within our community must now swiftly arrive, and until such a revolution develops within urban black communities we will continue to see our children perish on the streets of this land. Point them out and call them by their name, because tomorrow it could be your child laying on a slab in a city morgue.

 

Sources:

NBC News

Huffington Post

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle Plus

They will bring flowers, the piano will play sad songs, and the preacher man will speak to ease the pain within the hearts of those who knew and loved young Jonylah Watkins at her funeral services in the coming days. Sadly, another black child has fallen to the perverse sickness of violent culture that permeates within the African-American communities of our nation. The 6 month old baby has succumbed to five gunshot wounds she suffered in a hail of gunfire intended for her father, who was also injured in a cowardly attack while he changed the infant child’s diaper on a Chicago street last week. The incident was just another routine shooting that many have become accustomed to in the Woodlawn section of south Chicago, as the mechanism of death churns on indiscriminately in one of the most violent cities of America. The child’s killing is not only shocking but demonstrates how death may come without warning, hesitation, nor any provocation. It seems as if death had it’s eyes set upon this child long before her mom gave birth to her. Nearly a year prior to the shooting that took Jonylah’s life, her mother was also shot in the leg while she was 8 months pregnant. Chicago is notorious for gang activities and some reports surfaced that the shooting may have been sparked by a feud over a facebook post or local gang related activity. Then again, we must be cautious of how police quickly label  the motives for crimes inflicted upon people of color. Blacks who fall prey to violent crimes, particularly black males, are often identified with gangs, drugs, and other violence solely because they have had previous encounters with police. It also indicates that police are readily prepared to downplay such heinous acts of violence against young black children as if their victimization is somewhat justified because of the actions of their parents. Many tragic cases just like this one are ushered into a backlog of homicides under the presumption of gang affiliation long before the facts have come squarely into focus. The black community is well aware of the manner in which cops typically handle murder cases of black children, but we can no longer accept the ineptness of police when black babies are continuously dying at alarming numbers, and a movement of community policing must now take the reigns in an effort to quell an epidemic of murderous violence upon black children. It speaks volumes when a person makes a conscious decision to pick up a gun and deliberately shoot another human being, but  when such an act is committed when the intended targeted is with a child while his back is facing the shooter, we can only resolve by accurately describing such an action as complete cowardice. It’s easy to simply kill someone when your soul is void of conscious and your heart is filled with darkness and despair. Civilization revile such actions as deeds of the ungodly, yet at the same time society manifest a vast congregation of people who in fact profess to know and love God, but often times harbor, assist, and protect the very satanic spirit of death, destruction, and unrighteousness of violent criminals that brutally slay God’s phenomenal gift of life. We don’t know the circumstances that led up to the shooting that took the life of this newborn baby, but I am certain someone knows who committed this horrific act, and those who know while remaining silent is just as culpable, ungodly, and significantly responsible for the culture of violence that plagues our society. The mindset that black people foster by not wanting to get involved because of fear, street credibility, and apathy is unacceptable pure bullshit. The black community would rather stand by silent allowing gun toting thugs to rule the streets where our children live and play, instead of proactively getting involved to secure the prosperity and safety of our very own children. Let’s face it, children are not dying at a rate of biblical proportions within other ethnic groups around the globe, and the killing of black children at the hands of other black people is a black problem, plain and simple. Some will come decrying the plight of blacks in America while citing drugs, guns, and other agents of destruction only find their way into black communities by enemies of our people, solely for the purposes of oppression, emasculation, and the hindrance of the black community’ development.  History demonstrates very clearly that the life of a black child is meaningless, and evidenced by the lack of mainstream media coverage of horrific crimes such as this case. Black on black violence has become the norm for urban communities around the country in the post civil rights era, and other ethnic groups who once supported the struggles of Black America has since abandoned our people  because we are considered animals as depicted by our behavior toward each other, violent behavior in general, and the perpetuation of black on black violence continues to add credibility to such a perspective now held by many outside of the black community. I am sure I will find many takers from Black Nationalist groups interested in debating this issue, but the fact remains that on an ordinary day within any black community in America, a black baby could fall to gun violence at the hands of another black man’s child, just like young Jonylah Watkins did, and for no other provocation other than dispute regarding a comment on social media. The killing of any child so young is unconscionable, but with the toxic culture of violence now playing out in Chicago resulting in the death of black youth at such an alarming rate, an urgency of change related to how black people respond to violence within our community must now swiftly arrive, and until such a revolution develops within urban black communities we will continue to see our children perish on the streets of this land. Point them out and call them by their name, because tomorrow it could be your child laying on a slab in a city morgue.

 

Sources:

NBC News

Huffington Post

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle Plus

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

- See more at: http://thepeopleschampion.me/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=side-tab#sthash.HEuco14y.dpuf