Black Pastors Say Not Enough Black Criminals Being Sentenced to the Death Penalty

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On Thursday black pastors in Jacksonville, Florida called for an increase in the number of black criminals being sentenced to the death penalty. Why? These pastors believe that increasing penalties for ‘black-on-black’ crime will curb crime in the black community.

“The message has to get out — a strong message that black life does matter, that there is a value attached to it,” Pastor Kenneth Adkins said.

Adkins is disappointed that there aren’t protests, like the ones we witnessed during the Zimmerman trial, when ‘black-on-black’ crimes occur.


“Where is the outrage when it’s black-on-black crime? Adkins told News4Jax. “Where are the marchers, where are folks that are fighting and those that are upset? It should be the same amount of passion from the community standpoint.”

What these black pastors seem unwilling to acknowledge is that what they’re advocating has already been attempted with mandatory minimum sentences. Many in the black community, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, believed that enacting mandatory minimum sentences would reduce black crime. Instead of a drastic drop in black crime, the end result was a mass incarceration epidemic.

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik aptly described the inspiration behind mandatory minimum sentences:

The mandatory-minimum movement was a way, typical of the fear-and-revenge cycle of the eighties, to prevent those damned liberal judges from letting drug offenders loose. It was a way to short-circuit permissiveness—not to mention decency, common sense, and simple mercy—by insisting that an offense that is no worse, really, than being caught with a Martini in a speakeasy should be met with enough prison time to ruin a life.

And, as has been repeated several times, ‘black-on-black’ crime is about as real as ‘white-on-white’ crime. As Jamelle Bouie rightly pointed out in a piece titled The Trayvon Martin K!lling  and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime:

……from 1976 to 2005, 94 percent of black victims were killed by black offenders, but that racial exclusivity was also true for white victims of violent crime—86 percent were killed by white offenders. Indeed, for the large majority of crimes, you’ll find that victims and offenders share a racial identity, or have some prior relationship to each other.

 

 

22 comments
Kkev1313
Kkev1313

One of several reasons why the black church is loosing its voice in the community.  Black churches are notorious for hiring pastors that are out of touch with the community---they never recruit from the best and brightest  theological schools, instead most prefer a pastor that will perform, hoop, and holla. On the other hand, there are few churches that won't hire a pastor unless they have a certain academic pedigree, which is good.   Most never took a legitimate course in the history of the African American church, sad.  The crux of the matter in the black community is not rocket science...the problem is poor parenting.  


JamesBox
JamesBox

PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attention Facebook Family, and True Believers In Jesus Christ ( Hebrew name Yahushua Ha Mashiach), This is an example of the Willie Lynch Letter!!! These Negro Preachers in Florida need to find a job in some Factory somewhere or either become Prison Guards and Wardens themselves, or either open up their own Prison!!! But before they do that they should ...be made to Apologize to all their Church Members, and the entire State of Florida; but then again I shouldn't be surprised about what comes out of Florida in terms of Black Leadership from the Faith Based Community!!! You Negro Preachers need to hold an Press Conference and let that community know that you all together were to Damn Lazy to get on your Crusty Knees and Pray for the youth and Fragmentation of that Community, and it's clear to me that you negro's don't know nothing about Spiritual Warfare because if you did, the time you spent organizing and reaching out to other Black Preachers convincing them with your Satanic Ideology to support some madness like this just goes to prove to me that you negro's have no clue about Principalities and Powers that operate from the heavenly realm, most notably the Second Heaven where the Devil Kingdom Operates!!! So please Apologize to your members and the State of Florida!!! And then you guys can go and find George Zimmerman and become Pseudo Celebrities!!! This is the most useless use of time and attention from so called Christians to call attention to increase the Death Penalty against individuals that you negro's probably never reached out too!!!!!! What you negro's should have done was come together collectively and Fast and Pray and repent of your sins and humble your high minded so called Christian selves so that God can come and heal your land!!!! Instead of trying to get the government to sentence more Black Men to Death; how about let the IRS come and Audit your Financial Records!!! I am heated behind this garbage I just read, you negro's need to be ashamed of yourselves!!! When was the last time you negro's held a Street Crusade in the areas where the violence takes place, when was the last time you negro's in that community came together to make a serious attempt to reach the Hard to Serve Population of Youth and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals!!!!???? You preachers collect massive amounts of money from God's people and do nothing but give them a song and a dance!!! This is a Shame before God!!!! And you have the audacity to talk about the Nation of Islam, and Minister Farrakhan; at least in Chicago they go into the gang infested neighborhoods and reach out to our brothers and sisters, and they don't condemn them to death!!!! I challenge all of you negro preachers that feel like these negro's to an Open Public Debate!!!! Because there is no scripture in the Bible that supports this type of ideology!!!!

MarcusToddBrooks
MarcusToddBrooks

Crime exist no matter what color you are...Increase the penalty to death for every single murder or rape.

TransientObservationist
TransientObservationist

So these Black pastors believe that the death penalty sentence foisted on Blacks who have perpetrated a Black-on-Black crime--possibly resulting in a death, will lessen deaths having occurred as a result of Black on Black crime. If this is not an oxymoron, I don't know what is. What is needed is an intense investigation as to the "why" of Black on Black crime. What is the subtext? What is the motivation? Only when these questions are answered, interventionists and mental health professionals will find ways to quell this activity.

mer1maid
mer1maid

The intelligent people of Florida need to march on this fools and call them out.

What kind of ministries do they have to reach and help the wayward youth. I bet the spokesman drives a Bentley and lives in a Mansion.  So tired of these Pimps.

JamesBox
JamesBox

Attention Facebook Family, and True Believers In Jesus Christ ( Hebrew name Yahushua Ha Mashiach), This is an example of the Willie Lynch Letter!!! These Negro Preachers in Florida need to find a job in some Factory somewhere or either become Prison Guards and Wardens themselves, or either open up their own Prison!!! But before they do that they should be made to Apologize to all their Church Members, and the entire State of Florida; but then again I shouldn't be surprised about what comes out of Florida in terms of Black Leadership from the Faith Based Community!!! You Negro Preachers need to hold an Press Conference and let that community know that you all together were to Damn Lazy to get on your Crusty Knees and Pray for the youth and Fragmentation of that Community, and it's clear to me that you negro's don't know nothing about Spiritual Warfare because if you did, the time you spent organizing and reaching out to other Black Preachers convincing them with your Satanic Ideology to support some madness like this just goes to prove to me that you negro's have no clue about Principalities and Powers that operate from the heavenly realm, most notably the Second Heaven where the Devil Kingdom Operates!!! So please Apologize to your members and the State of Florida!!! And then you guys can go and find George Zimmerman and become Pseudo Celebrities!!! This is the most useless use of time and attention from so called Christians to call attention to increase the Death Penalty against individuals that you negro's probably never reached out too!!!!!! What you negro's should have done was come together collectively and Fast and Pray and repent of your sins and humble your high minded so called Christian selves so that God can come and heal your land!!!! Instead of trying to get the government to sentence more Black Men to Death; how about let the IRS come and Audit your Financial Records!!! I am heated behind this garbage I just read, you negro's need to be ashamed of yourselves!!! When was the last time you negro's held a Street Crusade in the areas where the violence takes place, when was the last time you negro's in that community came together to make a serious attempt to reach the Hard to Serve Population of Youth and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals!!!!???? You preachers collect massive amounts of money from God's people and do nothing but give them a song and a dance!!! This is a Shame before God!!!! And you have the audacity to talk about the Nation of Islam, and Minister Farrakhan; at least in Chicago they go into the gang infested neighborhoods and reach out to our brothers and sisters, and they don't condemn them to death!!!! I challenge all of you negro preachers that feel like these negro's to an Open Public Debate!!!! Because there is no scripture in the Bible that supports this type of ideology!!!!

CarolParks
CarolParks

They are from FLORIDA! What do you expect? LOL! That place has turned into a hell hole. I wouldn't go there even if someone offered to pay me.

ROBERT@atx
ROBERT@atx

THE black church has lost all credibility and has no moral standing on any issues ; these people have watched their own communities destroyed by our own government importing drugs in by the plane loads and also watched as this government attack one country after another ; killing AFRICANS and even CHRISTIANS in SYRIA ; but they have said nothing.


LET'S quit listening to these people they have taken the hand of evil ; when they should be leading the charge against it !

London_girl
London_girl

Many innocent Black people are put to death by the death penalty. The system isn't perfect and usually goes against Black men. If guilty they should do the time. I don't like the idea of the death penalty.

Watchful
Watchful

And another thing, after all the years that this nation has had the death penalty on the books, when has it ever proven to serve as a true deterrent to murder?

our race
our race

Memo  to all the JACK-LEG Black bastards in Jacksonville Florida

sorry i mean pastors....


u cry Crocodile Tears every SUNDAY at the thought of an white, blue eye Jesus


impelled on an cross some 2000 years ago


but won't plea for the life of ur Black Brother shame!!!!!!!!


"*There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850,


"A black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents


 than a black child born during slavery.


 The recent disintegration of the African American family is due ???????


 in large part to the mass imprisonment of Black fathers.


White Racist greatest allies r Black Negroes Preacher ........


Watchful
Watchful

This is the kinda ish that makes me glad that I gave up on organized religion when I was 20 yrs old. Bet these same 'preachers' won't march and call for the death penalty for those supplying guns and drugs to our youth. Buncha friggin' spineless hypocrites. 

GeorgiaJohnson
GeorgiaJohnson

I couldn't have said it any better,Shame on them. Florida of all place,

GeorgiaJohnson
GeorgiaJohnson

@MarcusToddBrooks If justice was blind  as the status outside the Courtroom show. I Would say Right On, We know that not true.Case in point, The Eight teen year old driving drunk hit another car, Kill four people. Got a year in Rehabilitation Center, Because his family is RICH. I Could go on with other cases, So be careful when you call for the DEATH PENALTY.  Justice is Not Blind.  

templeva
templeva

@TransientObservationist  I can tell you Trans.  It is because they had no proper upbringing.  They was raised by single women, who were impregnated by thugs, and who had no business having kids when they had them.

BlackheywoodHeywood
BlackheywoodHeywood

@Watchful No it has not, that's why I am very interested in knowing who is funding these self-hating, pathetic Black so-called Pastors. It's impossible to believe someone who has a Theology Degree and a Real pastor would call for such nonsense,unless money was a motivating factor. What's more baffling is why haven't those Pastors marched for JOBS and a better education system for their members. Someone is funding this craziness.  

CarolParks
CarolParks

@GeorgiaJohnson @MarcusToddBrooks


 Georgia Johnson, I could not agree with you more. That kid that got off from killing those people because his family was so rich, just shows how corrupt our UNJUST system is. And so many people on death row being found innocent now because of DNA tests also. Anyone without money is screwed by our wonderful system. And even sometimes when you do have money, but are not white. I do not know what is wrong with Florida, (except it is run by the GOP), but I would never set foot in that state.

Watchful
Watchful

@BlackheywoodHeywood


That could very well be. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if we were to later find out that they're receiving some kinda financial backing for pushing and promoting this nonsense.

BlackheywoodHeywood
BlackheywoodHeywood

@Watchful @BlackheywoodHeywood It only make sense , these pastors haven't marched for JOBS, better education or pastors raping young members of their church. They are marching to kill Black people, you know they are being paid. Especially since at least one of them have a criminal or two in  there own family. The only logical conclusion is someone is paying them.

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