POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO NOT DYING

FOLKS ALWAYS ASK WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAYBE HELP ALLEVIATE THE BLACKACIDE epidemic in Chicago. I know just passing out jobs will never stop this carnage …because it is so out of control that folks with jobs are being shot and injured! I have a few ideas…like them or not.

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FIRST, THE BAD GUYS WILL NEVER give up their guns…it will never happen. ..ONLY decent citizens will feel guilty and will turn over the guns they use for protection. There is nothing wrong with a good guy having a gun….especially when a perp is climbing through your window at 3 a.m.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST START kicking out the bad apples, which I have said over and over again…There are policemen on the force who have become very jaded about black on black crimes because they have seen too much of it. Some of these policemen have long blemishes on their records and files regarding using excessive force and abuse along with many citizen complaints that they have managed to beat and remain on the force.
POLICEMEN WHO HAVE BECOME apathetic, should be kicked out of the Department, or placed behind a desk not on the street. THE CITY CURFEW MUST AND SHOULD be enforced. And there is nothing wrong with fining the parents for not enforcing that rule. Even forming a unit specifically designed for watching out for kids on the street after curfew may cost more money, but would make sense to me. There should also be a special detention building just to show kids that the city is serious about keeping their young butts off our street corners. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY no excuse for a 13 -year-old child to be on a street corner without an adult after hours….not a thug adult….but a parent OR guardian.
SINCE THE NATIONAL GUARD WILL NOT BE CALLED IN to Chicago because The Mayor will not admit that this is an epidemic, we have no choice but to work and deal with our police department because THEY ARE THE FIRST RESPONDERS, and they are our only line of defense….THAT IS WHY IT IS IMPERATIVE TO GET RID OF BAD COPS…THEY MAKE ALL COPS LOOK BAD AND THAT JUST IS NOT FAIR. AND THE GOOD COPS MUST START TURNING IN THE DIRTY ONES, BUT ANONYMOUSLY, JUST LIKE THEY TELL THE PUBLIC TO DROP A DIME ON CRIME!
AFRICAN AMERICANS are a strong people, and most are hardworking, God fearing, church going and caring ….and very busy trying to raise their families in a safe and loving environment. BUT WE ARE UNDER ATTACK FROM WITHIN. I CALL IT “BLACK-ON-BLACK RACISM”! IT IS HARD TO ADMIT IT…BUT THE PROOF IS FILLING UP THE MORGUES ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY…AND IT IS HARD AS HELL TO SAY IT OUT LOUD AND MOST BLACK REPORTERS seem to feel better if they do not say much. BUT WE HAVE TO.. GOOD BLACK FOLKS -are catching heck trying to stay alive and be able to send their precious babies to school to get an education and not a bullet in the head. Just remember: “You have to keep breathing to keep achieving! ” There are hundreds of thousands of great and wonderful black families, who have been crouching in corners or lying down on their home floors to avoid stray or intended bullets coming into their windows and walls that they have worked hard to have and raise there families in.
MOST BLACKS ARE Kind, Nurturing, fun loving AND HARDWORKING…BUT THEY ARE GETTING CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE BY GANGS AND THUGS WHO CANNOT SHOOT STRAIGHT.AND DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANYONE, INCLUDING KIDS AND SENIORS.
RAHM NEEDS TO STOP PAYING FOR THESE SURVEYS AND BIG ass MANUALS trying to detail who is at fault and WHAT IS WRONG…USE THAT MONEY TO HIRE MORE POLICEMEN AND WOMEN, WHO HAVE BEEN PSYCHOLOGICALLY EVALUATED BEFORE being hired. AND STOP TEACHING COPS IN THE POLICE ACADEMY TO SHOOT TO KILL, EVEN IF THE PERP IS ONLY ARMED WITH A KNIFE, BAT, PIPE A tree trunk, etc. AND NOT A GUN! A PERP WHO IS WIELDING THOSE TYPE OF WEAPONS, AND DO NOT HAVE A HOSTAGE IN HIS ARMS, SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE TAKEN DOWN WITHOUT SHOOTING HIM 16 or 42 times! These type of stories involving police…do not sit well with the black or any other communities. Use your TASERS more…for God’s sake…that is why you have them!
ALSO, THE POLICE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE POWER, LIKE BACK IN THE DAY, TO STOP AND SEARCH VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE CONTRABAND AND SHADY LOOKING FOLKS SLOUCHED DOWN AT EACH WINDOW. IT SHOULD NOT BE LABELED RACIAL PROFILING…BUT BEHAVIORAL PROFILING! If a Squad car is policing in a black area ..more than likely he or she will be stopping someone black….WHITE people are not shooting up black people…even though you might want to contribute all the killing and shootings to them!

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MANY YEARS AGO, THE POLICE WERE ABLE To CONFISCATE MORE GUNS THAN EVER by searching cars and frisking gangs of kids hanging around all willy nilly on our streets late at night. Hey, it may have bordered on harassment and some innocent people may have gotten caught up….but that can be the price we have to pay to get to the crooks out to do harm. Also, IF THE BAD COPS ARE NO LONGER ON THE STREETS of Chicago….folks will start showing more respect for police..even while being inconveniently searched.
ALSO, THE NEW POLICE SUPERINTENDENT, EDDIE JOHNSON, is impressive and seems to have a good and fair attitude about this huge undertaking that has landed in his lap. I believe he will make sure that people are treated with kindness and respect and that his officers are treated with respect by the community. Our rubber-stamp City Council is a waste……and just a group of politicians stunning and profiling….and keeping there blinds closed and ducking down like the rest of us.

AND, THE 911 CENTER, ABSOLUTELY HAS TO KEEP ALL CALLS CONFIDENTIAL , IF YOU WANT TO BREAK THE CODE OF SILENCE. GOOD CITIZENS Do not have guns…and have to look out for their families. If a citizen, reports a crime…the police cannot go stomping up to their door steps in view of everyone. Johnson please figure out a way! You are smart! And a note to everyone reading this: PRACTICE SMILING ….IT CAN OPEN UP MANY POSITIVE DOORS! In case I decide to drop the mic….have a blessed day !
YEAH, I SAID IT….STELLA IN THE CITY!

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About stellafoster

Stella Foster is a retired columnist writer who has contributed to the Chicago Sun-Times for 43 years. Well known for the trailblazing path she has created for other columnist writers and her fearlessness, candor, and strong principles while covering the most entertaining stories relating (but not limited) to, celebrities, community events, and black-on-black crime.

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