by Yvette Carnell
In a previous article titled Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails,BreakingBrown reported on a study originally published in Madison 365:
“Thirty-one of the 56 black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are, in fact, jails,” and “And I found out that the places that weren’t jails, weren’t great places to be – homeless shelters, section 8 housing, food deserts, etc.”
Of the black neighborhoods in Wisconsin that aren’t jails, Blank found that 21, or 38 percent, are apartment complexes, Section 8 housing, or both. Two are homeless shelters, and one is a job corps center. The only one left is Milwaukee’s general residential black neighborhood, which overall is doing very poorly.
These are all the markers of a community in total collapse. Couple that with what we’re now learning about the crime in Milwaukee. According to the Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee police have declared August the “deadliest month” in 25 years for the city:
Those are just three of the 24 homicides recorded in August — what Milwaukee police have termed the “deadliest month” in 25 years.
It is the highest monthly total since July 1991, when the victims of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer were discovered, Milwaukee police said.
“We’ve had a slight increase in domestic violence homicides this year, but the biggest driver of our homicides is arguments and fights and retaliation among people with criminal records,” Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Thursday.
And of course, the police chief gets it wrong in his assessment of what’s behind the crime wave:
“Some of our challenge is simply consistently being able to deter armed offending through the criminal justice system,” he added. “The penalties are too weak.”
How are penalties too weak when black neighborhoods are jails in Wisconsin? And how can you “deter” people who have no options since they’re living in communities that have collapsed? The simple answer is–you can’t. This is bound to get worse, and it has nothing at all to do with “weak penalties”. As I’ve said previously, what we’re watching now is the implosion of the black community: