Murder in Fairburn

What a shame! another young life lost for no reason. The violence in the Black community is out of control! Yet another example of what white men have done to black males. Power to the people! Long live the King!

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Submitted by Davids mom on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 2:52pm.

What a tragedy that any life is lost by the act of murder. What a tragedy that there is a human being who is so insecure that he/she feels it necessary to make such hateful and ignorant racial comments. The crime in the black community has been out of control for a long time. It has been studied and restudied - and the honest findings are that every community must take responsibility for crime in America. The relation between poverty, low academic achievement, poor educational opportunities and crime is evident in both the white and black communities. When poverty, poor education, low achievement and excessive exposure to violence are present - there is a higher incidence of crime. There are Americans who see this as an American problem and are involved in activities that will help to alleviate poverty, upgrade education, and insure that the educational offerings produce academic achievement. However, murder happens in communities in which there is no poverty and those involved had educational opportunities and achieved materially. What is frightening are these home invasions that are not only occurring in Georgia, but throughout our country. For persons to feel they have the right to break into a home and take the hard earned possessions and the well-lived life of the owner is reprehensible. This is not only happening in the black community.

Maybe we need to look at the moral educational offerings that should be the responsibility of the home and the church. . .in all of our American communities.. . .and teach the lessons of earning what we possess – and respecting the possessions of others. I haven’t heard any knowledgeable person blaming the current criminal activity of the black man on the white man or vice versa. As has been articulately stated in this discussion – the individual must be held responsible.

I’ve been accused of being racist in these discussions – but I will not stand by and see such ignorance expressed without addressing it. Fortunately, I do not see these ignorant opinions expressed by the majority of citizens in this country. Our history of democracy and implementing the words of our Constitution has some flaws – but we have improved so much in race-relations. It would be tragic if we allow another generation to make assumptions based on racial hatred. . and ignorant assumptions. The tragedy of crime in any community has been found to be related to poverty, poor education, low academic achievement, and excessive violence in the home and community. A community that overcomes these impositions has less crime. . .and that’s the truth.

Submitted by onlyrealcat on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 11:00am.

The only real cat in town

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 11:12am.

that the violence in the Black community is out of control?

Conservatism – apply it directly to the forehead.

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 2:55am.

"Yet another example of what white men have done to black males." -- Please explain your bigoted comment. Criminals (black, white, red, yellow, brown, etc.) are responsible for their own choices and the consequences of those choices.

"Power to the people!" -- Are you a socialist or a communist or a hippie?

"Long live the King!" -- If you're still referring to Martin Luther King, Jr., he's dead. In this country we don't have a king, and in Britain the reigning monarch is a queen. Puzzled

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 7:31pm.

Was it a white man? The news on TV made it sound like black on black crime.

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Submitted by TinCan on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 10:38pm.

Think the comment was not to implicate a white man in the criminal action. Just lay blame on the past "sins" of whites. You know, like the devil made me do it.

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 12:40pm.

The first time, and it stinks.

My grandparents escaped from nazi I guess using this guys "logic" I should be able to commit crime and get away with it. After all my people were hurt and persecuted for years. Someone has to pay.......I'll think I will commit a crime. It's not my people were hurt I have no other choice.

On the other hand I could get even by being successful and supporting myself. How is that for a wild idea?

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Submitted by TinCan on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 1:21pm.

There was a misunderstanding. However, guess it wasn't you. Oh well, I'm usually right. Now please don't lump me with $, I said usually, not always.

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 1:26pm.

Welcome aboard. You just weren't used to my sarcasm. I can't seem to help it sometimes.

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Submitted by Tug13 on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 1:06pm.

For what it's worth, my opinion is your wild idea is a good one. Smiling

Submitted by skyspy on Fri, 08/10/2007 - 1:16pm.

You always cheer me up!

I did hear that saying a long time ago probably from my grandma. The gist of it was: The best way to get even is to be successful regardless of what has happened to you. She had many good sayings another one of her favorites: "The secret to a happy living is in the giving".
That really is how she lived her life.

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