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Statistics are showing that violent crime is actually on the decline, but media reports of killings,robberies, and assaults give the impression that danger is everywhere, and the future looks grim. In fear, hordes of people are rushing to buy firearms and security systems. Who are these nameless, faceless people that we are protecting ourselves from? Is the media selling fear on purpose? Why? The daily stories of killings are certainly for real, and yet, what if there are many more acts of kindness and consideration by strangers that never get reported? Journalist Nate Clay, host of the television talk show "Seven Days Chicago" talks about distortions in the Media and the political and economic incentives for the media to sell fear to the public. Who stands to gain when the public becomes suspicious and hysterical? How can the negative impressions of growing inner city crime be reversed?
We can blame the absence of sports activities. We can blame the absence of safe neighborhood parks. We can blame the absence of music and choir and band in the schools. We can blame the absence of classes that teach viable trades. We can blame police who harass and humiliate young men at will. We can blame neighborhood stores that can't or won't offer jobs to local young men. We can blame the gun shops that carelessly sell multiple firearms without regard to how they will be used. We can blame the Mayor, the Governor, the President. But truly, the out of control rage that makes a boy shoot someone to death is triggered by something else on the inside. He was not loved and nurtured by a good man. Whether his father was forced out of his life or left voluntarily, or stayed around but was abusive, a young boy who kills has been through something. We need to know what that is, because it didn't just start at the age of 12,13,14,15,16, or 17 when he chose to commit a murder. Community activist and youth mentor Gregory Sain discusses the crisis of violent black male youth and what must be done by men who are of strong will and good conscience. He may say some things that surprise you, so get ready for a spirited conversation
PT 3 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. RECENTLY WE WERE FOUND OUT THAT POLICE IN FERGUSON WERE USING THE PEOPLE AS A CASH COW TARGETING PEOPLE OF THE CITY TO KEEP REVENUE FLOWING THROUGH THE SMALL CITY. IN A REPORT BY THE URBAN LEAGUE IT IS SAID THAT 70% OF BLACKS SAY THEY HAVE BEEN MISTREATED BY THE POLICE ALL ACROSS AMERICA, THAT 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN OUR WHITE COUNTERPARTS.
STATE OF BLACK AMERICA FOR YEARS HAVE SEEN MEN AND WOMEN LOCKED UP WITH MUCH HIGHER SENTENCES AND HIGHER BAILS AMOUNTS...NO ONE WILL GO ON RECORD TO SAY IT'S HAPPENING DUE TO BEING AFRAID OF THEIR JOBS. IT IS REPORTED THAT WHILE WE MAKE UP 30% OF THE POPULATION 60% OF THAT IS IN PRISON. FROM 1970 TO 2005 PRISON POPULATION GREW 700% IS HIGHER NOW FOR SURE.
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Libby Hellmann welcomes the founders of BRASH BOOKS to Second Sunday Crime. Joel Goldman and Lee Goldberg, themselves accomplished crime fiction authors, created BRASH BOOKS in 2014 with one simple objective: To publish the Best Crime Books in Existence! Which means crime novels from the recent past, as well as as-yet undiscovered NEW crime stories. As they say, "We’ve got it all: psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, international espionage, and police procedurals from established masters of the craft – as well as premiere books from new voices who are sure to become crime fiction stars." With nearly 30 authors and 200 titles in their camp, they've hit the pavement running and haven't slowed down. What's it like to turn from writing to publishing? Why do it? And, most important, how do you measure success? Find out all that and more when they talk to Libby Hellmann at Second Sunday Crime, April 12, 2015. In the meantime, visit Brash at http://www.brash-books.com and their individual websites at www.joelgoldman.com and www.leegoldberg.com. Host Libby Fischer Hellman's website is http://www.libbyhellmann.com/ and to purchase her books, go to http://amzn.to/1zliVZx.
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