Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Anti-Mope-rah

  • The Black KKK claimed another victim, a high-profile professional football player with a checkered past this time.

    No, we don't know for certain the circumstances surrounding Taylor's death. I could very well be proven wrong for engaging in this sort of aggressive speculation. But it's no different than if you saw a fat man fall to the ground clutching his chest. You'd assume a heart attack, and you'd know, no matter the cause, the man needed to lose weight.

    Well, when shots are fired and a black man hits the pavement, there's every statistical reason to believe another black man pulled the trigger. That's not some negative, unfair stereotype. It's a reality we've been living with, tolerating and rationalizing for far too long.

  • Let's cut through the bull(manure) and deal with reality. Black men are targets of black men. Period. Go check the coroner's office and talk with a police detective. These bullets aren't checking W-2s.

    Rather than whine about white folks' insensitivity or reserve a special place of sorrow for rich athletes, we'd be better served mustering the kind of outrage and courage it took in the 1950s and 1960s to stop the white KKK from hanging black men from trees.

    But we don't want to deal with ourselves. We take great joy in prescribing medicine to cure the hate in other people's hearts. Meanwhile, our self-hatred, on full display for the world to see, remains untreated, undiagnosed and unrepentant.

Go read the entire article. Now.

Jason Whitlock is an award winning columnist for the Kansas City Star. Oh yeah, and he's black. Read the last two paragraphs we quoted above. Can you imagine Mope-rah ever preaching to the masses like that? Espousing responsibility? Demanding people take back their community? Hell no. Go read any of her last five columns and we'll bet you a shiny dime that she takes the complete opposite view of Mr. Whitlock.

If this is how Jason Whitlock lives his life and not just writes his columns, we'd vote for him no matter the office he ran for. If the Sun Times or the Tribune had half a brain, they'd hire this guy away from Kansas City and see if he would write op-ed pieces, because he's wasted on the sports beat. He gives us hope that a turnaround is coming to this country one day soon.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: from -3 DEC 07…..1950 hrs

CNN had a live show from the Orange Bowl regarding the death of Sean Taylor. One of the NFL players on the CNN panel said “They were all out to get him”

When the CNN host asked if he meant the burglars were out to get him the NFL player referred to the police by stating….

“They were always waiting for him to litter or break a traffic law to get him.”

?????????????????????????????
The police did not kill him…..WTF when does the police bashing end.

12/04/2007 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous "big hog balls" said...

Whitlock be a Tom to the pit of his soul.

12/04/2007 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a reason Jason Whitlock is an award winning journalist.... read the article and see for yourself. He writes from the heart, honest and true... ABOUT REALITY! Plain and simple! "Mope-Rah" should take notice.. and we all know YOU MOPE-RAH read this blog... Care to re-but about Mr. Whitlock's article in your column?
Nah, didn't think so....

12/04/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you're right. Why is this guy being wasted on sports? Outstanding article! Someone should forward this to Mope-rah!

12/04/2007 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Whitlock for president!!!

12/04/2007 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poverty does NOT lead to violent crime...if that was the case, White Appelachia would be the most violent place around. (What? there are poor white people? Huh?)

12/04/2007 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blaim sone one else....at all cost!

12/04/2007 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Jesse, Al, Mope-rah said...

Uncle Tom! He's an Uncle Tom! He must be marginalized and silenced! If people start listening to the truth then black people will no longer need us to tell them how victimized they are...then they'll get jobs, families, futures, and then who will we exploit for power and money? We'll be exposed for the total waste of humans that we are!

12/04/2007 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think he's a good writer read the syndicated column by Thomas Sowell (an African-American econmics professor). My favorite is his column "Are Cops Racist"? in which he completely disproves the concept of "Racial Profiling".

12/04/2007 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you wonder why people believe there is a wall between the races. It is because of comments and beliefs like that that keep building the wall higher and higher. It is because of people who erect those walls and blame others for it that don't take responsibility for themselves or their families that there is a problem. The gov or social liberals can throw all the money in world at the percieved problems, at the wall, but unless those that hide behind it are willing to take responsibility, then nothing will ever be solved.

Sam Bass

12/04/2007 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Bobby "WHITE" Knight said...

Holy crap!!!

When will it ever end???

I'm tired of the media TRYING to make me feel guilty for being (1) a White Male (should count as 2), and (2) A POLICE OFFICER.

Just because I'm white, doesn't mean I'm racist against blacks, African Americans, Mexicans Americans, Asians, etc.
Though, those Pacific Islanders really piss me off. Surfng all the time and what not.
Just because I'm a peace officer doesn't mean I steal, beat or rob people.
Though, I'd like to sometimes...
I DO NOT.

Yes there are racist in the world. Some are even white. Are some black?
Minister Farrakan(sp)?
Mayor of New Orleans?
They both believe in segregation.

Funny how when white and hispanic people talk about blacks, they are on the same team.
When white and black talk about hispanics, they are on the same team.
When black and hispanic talk about whites, they are on the same team.

It's always gonna be Us vs. Them. No matter who is on what team.

I just hope my team wins.

Of the thousands of peace officer that risk their lives over the past 100 years, how many have been labeled heros?
Far fewer than have been labeled crooks.
What a shame. Media feeds on the negative. So does society in general.

Our own Deputy Supt. Williams is a hero(hey, he did something) for chasing a m/b copper thief, and arresting him. Well done boss. Lucky you are not white, or the article would have started...
White CPD boss abuses poor homeless man attempting to feed self and family by doing the city a favor and help clean an abandon builing and recycle materials.

Signed,
Bobby "WHITE" Knight

"...and you can print it"

12/04/2007 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Whitlock is 100% correct, only the black community can solve its own problems, and as a black person it takes courage for him to say what he said. Question is, where is Jesse Jackson Sr, Al Sharpton and the rest of the Civil Rights industry? Opportunity is there, all you have to do is have the desire to work to get it. As much as I don't like the illegal aliens that we are innundated with, at least they WORK, which is a concept alien to some people who's decendents have been here for 200 years. But it is easier to be a perpetual victim, demand your hand out and blame every one else, especially the white man for your problems.

12/04/2007 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Burger Wilke said...

Anonymous said...
If you think he's a good writer read the syndicated column by Thomas Sowell (an African-American econmics professor)


I did, and you are correct, it was a very good read, and he is an intelligent man/reporter/scholar. Makes me wonder, does anyone know what college Moperah attended?? I am curious.

Anyhow, the point of the post is to give you the link to the article by Thomas Sowell, and it is included below.


http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell073103.asp

12/04/2007 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

On topic -

I heard Jason Whitlock interviewed on the radio the other day and he is a breath of fresh air amongst the gangrenous befoulment of the mainstream media.

What is pathetic and maddening is the fact that YOU HAVE TO BE BLACK in order to point out the fucking obvious, with regards to problems within the black community.

When I saw that Imus is back on the air - complete with 2 new black 'sidekicks' - and the news interviewed some bow-tie NOI member who said he was taking a "wait and see attitude" on whether Imus's show would change or be the status quo. Who made Jackson and Sharpton the people whose rings must be kissed in order to be "forgiven" for making an insensitive comment?

I thought it was interesting that Imus's first swipes were at two white people. His first on-air comment was, "Dick Cheney is still a war criminal, Hillary Clinton is still Satan and I'm back on the radio!"

The racial pandering by our elite media needs to stop. It does a huge disservice to our society, our laws and our citizens.

12/04/2007 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the article last week, african american wrote the article and hit the nail on the head awesome piece of journalism

12/04/2007 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone wishing to read a powerful commentary on today's state of black america got to the Trib and check out the commentary by Leonard Pitts. He is black and writes from the Miami Herald I believe. The piece is titled "This is How We Die." This guy is neither liberal or conservative. Just telling the truth. After reading this, you will no longer worry about Mary Mitchell and what she writes, just see what a race baiter she is.

12/04/2007 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger flyonthewall said...

Does anyone else wonder what Stacy Peterson's "caring family" was thinking when she was 17 and dating a 47 year old? What kind of future did she see? It's the new thing in today's world...every day is a Jerry Springer or Maury Povich show. The blame game is on both sides of the coin...

12/04/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is off topic , but is it ? I just read on the Fox News Home Page that a new triple-A baseball team in Allentown , PA had just dropped the name of Porkchop as their Mascots name because it "OFFENDED" Hispanics . What a croc-o-shit . I can't believe they actually changed the name . If I owned the team I sure wouldn't have done it. What's your take on this ?

12/04/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said....sadly this article will most likely never reach the audience it help most....

12/04/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss. Mitchell, I am a Chicago Police Officer, and the following is not meant to be offensive to you, but since you are a journalist I feel part of your job is constructive criticism. I am white and have been undercover for the last 12 years, working in ALL areas of the City. I have worked in diverse areas, and other areas that weren't so diverse, for example the Austin neighborhood. I have arrested or investigated people from 10 years old to 80 years old, EVERY ethnicity, not one in particular. I have led my District and Area in arrests, for numerous years, however I have also led in complaints against me, and have had a few law suits. I have NEVER planted drugs on someone, taken money, or beat someone. I always figured if I couldn't t catch them playing the game, there would be another time, and usually there was. I have spent the last few years working the West side where as you know 90% percent of the citizens are African American. That means that your Victim, Offender, Witnesses(when they want to cooperate),Callers, everyone you deal with is African American. Drug dealers don't like their drug business interfered with, they don t like their cars taken, their money inventoried, their family arrested, and they don t like going to jail. A LOT of the Police officers on the West Side are WHITE. You make arrests, you re going to get complaints. You make A LOT of arrests, you re going to get A LOT of complaints. You inventory $2000.00 from a drug dealer, the complaint will say they had $4000.00 on them. WE got a complaint from the Hispanic community that there were 5 bars selling a lot of Cocaine out of them. WE set up an operation, we arrest about 50 people, recover a bunch of money and drugs. The female bartender who is working and selling drugs at 3 of the bars is arrested 3 times for Delivery of a Controlled Substance. She files a federal lawsuit against EVERYONE involved for Civil Rights violations saying that we targeted her because she is Hispanic. Obviously the lawsuit got tossed out of court, but now thats on your record, for good. Luckily the heads of the hispanic community were involved and came to our defense, if not, someone like you would've wrote an article about the law suit without having ALL the facts circumstances which you do more than not. I have been involved with a dozen of these incidents involving all ethnicities. ALL these complaints are on my record now, and as I stated before because it NEEDS to be reiterated, I have NEVER planted drugs on someone, taken money, or beat someone. I have also never targeted someone because of their ethnicity. You go where the investigation takes you. If the community is complaining about drug dealing on the West side, unfortunately the dealer most likely will be African American. Do we take care of the drug problem for the community, or do we try to find some African American officers from somewhere else in the City to work it, because then it will be ok.???? I have become friends with numerous community leaders in the City, from ALL ethnic backgounds. If there is a problem, they know they can call, and if I can t help them, I ll give it to someone that can. And in return, when I have recieved numerous bogus complaints agasinst me, THEY ALL came to my defense. if I didn t have them on my side I probably would ve been suspended or had my name in your colum a long time ago.
I am in NO WAY sticking up for these idiots that are corrupt, and not playing by the rules, they are NOT the Police and I could care less about them, because they make the rest of us look bad. I don t want to work with these FOOLS, I LOVE being the Police. Helping people, and putting REAL bad guys in Jail., no matter what their ethnicity is.

HOWEVER, you sometimes right articles recklessly, and get the Community in an uproar WITHOUT knowing ALL the facts, and that adds to the problem, NOT the solution, unless that is your motive the entire time, not to help certain communities. YOUR comments about the new TOP COP are off a little. I don't know him, and my comments aren t necessarily about him. From my understanding he is in charge of the Philadelphia FBI Division. YOU keep talking about the crime and Murder rate over there. The FBI has NOTHING to do with MURDERS or VIOLENT CRIMES, NOTHING, unless asked by the local agency for assistance as in the examples of the Lisa Sebic or Stacey Peterson case. The POLICE department is responsible for CRIME, not the FBI. I have worked on the FBI Task force here in Chicago and have numerous friends in the FBI here. There Violent Crimes Squad DOES NOT work MURDERS or PREVENTIVE VIOLENT CRIMES. They work Bank robberies, Fugitive Apprehension, and ASSIST the local Agencies with Violent crimes. The Police Chief in Philly is AFRICAN AMERICAN, the NEW Police Cheif is African American (Ramsey, who is a good guy). I'm not saying its the fault of any police chief, change is good when the norm isn t working, whatever the problem. But if you re going to make statements, you should make ACCURATE statements, or you are no better than these corrupt people out here, tell the whole story, not just the part that FITS what you want people to know. I have been on numerous scenes with the media, and they RARELY get it right. Who do they run too after ANY situation, the grieving family, or the gang bangers on the corner.

There are A LOT of GOOD Police officers out there, but unfortuanately when some thing happens negative, WE all get lumped together, especially from people like you that does NOT have ALL the facts. You in such a rush to get the story out there, you miss A LOT.

I try to help ALL the communities, and I tell the truth in my job, you should try doing the same.

12/04/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please let us know who the Stupid ass boss was that put Sgt. Moore-Powell (detailed 022 - cause no one else her) in as a meritorious Sgt? Where is the Commander of Responsibilty on this one? Who is the boss they are protecting? This Sgt is the dumbest one ever put on the steets. Why is no boss doing something about her? She stated in roll-call yesterday "when OEC gives you a job- no matter what it is that is what your case report should be" Last week she said, "All officers must write thier signatures neater" and kicked back every report telling the officers thats not your signature, sign it again. I can go on and on. More to come...

12/04/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger blue said...

as Bill Cosby said, "you can't land a plane with 'why you ain't'!"

12/04/2007 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we're going to be totally honest here, then it needs to be said that there are many whites who truly don't want to be in competition with people of color for job opportunities. I'm not saying it's every white person, but it is true for many white people. And frankly, some blacks, no matter how degreed they are, will never reach an equal plateau in the field of employment. Does any one here truly believe that Mike Cronin was intelligent enough to not only jump to the head of the line and become a Commander, but to finish out his career as DEPUTY CHIEF? Does anyone here believe it could happen to a latino or a black? Yeah, I didn't either. Say what you want about Dana, at least he spent time moving up the ranks as Sgt., Lt., and Commander. What occurred for Cronin will never happen to a woman, a black or latino male in the near or far off future in the CPD.

12/04/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Say what you want about Dana, at least he spent time moving up the ranks as Sgt., Lt., and Commander"


AND NEVER PASSED A PROMOTIONAL EXAM

12/04/2007 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If we're going to be totally honest here, then it needs to be said that there are many whites who truly don't want to be in competition with people of color for job opportunities. I'm not saying it's every white person, but it is true for many white people. And frankly, some blacks, no matter how degreed they are, will never reach an equal plateau in the field of employment. Does any one here truly believe that Mike Cronin was intelligent enough to not only jump to the head of the line and become a Commander, but to finish out his career as DEPUTY CHIEF? Does anyone here believe it could happen to a latino or a black? Yeah, I didn't either. Say what you want about Dana, at least he spent time moving up the ranks as Sgt., Lt., and Commander. What occurred for Cronin will never happen to a woman, a black or latino male in the near or far off future in the CPD.

12/04/2007 06:48:00 PM


I wouldn't bet on it!!

12/04/2007 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
("Miss. Mitchell, I am a Chicago Police Officer, and the following is not meant to be offensive to you, but since you are a journalist I feel part of your job is constructive criticism.")

She could care less. Her objective is to smear the white race and all it stands for.

12/04/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well spoken. Now will Moprah address this?

12/04/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actuall it has.....Ron Huberman a Patrolman assigned as an ADS on leave to the CTA.

12/04/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Wish I Was Nicer To Mary Mitchell said...

Mary Mitchell, use YOURSELF in your bullshit. Don't use women or blacks or being poor for the justification for your racist rants. We are really getting pissed at you becauase you're using your blackness, (and nothing else), for your insane, delusional Facts? Are you sure that you're not from some wealthy suburb? Because you sure the fuck talk like you are.

12/04/2007 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/04/2007 11:49:00 AM

I applaud your effort...however in regard to Moprah its like "casting pearls before swine".....................19P

12/05/2007 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Asshole ,
How many women ,blacks & latino males do you know that lost a fuckin' leg in Viet Nam ? I'm not saying he deserved it but he got it. When you show me one of your kind that lost a leg in combat and still made it on the job , please let me know. Otherwise , shut the fuck up ! You are a race baiter just like M.M.

12/05/2007 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wartime victims should be blessed with gifts, I agree.
How about the young lad who lost both his legs and one arm? Should he be appointed ADS. He suffered a greater loss than Cronin.
For serving his country the old Mayor Daley let him come on the job with a disability.
That's the gift.

Then..
Gang Specialist

Then..
Commander

Then..
DC

I've never heard a good thing about him as a person, and that does matter. I never cared for him one way or the other. Just thought he was an egomaniac, unsocial,etc.

You know that anti-social behavior is a sign of deeper issues.

We have to deal with each other everyday. It would be nice to not dread having to deal with him.

Now...
He doesn't call the shots.
He hides in his office, reaping the benefits. Money isn't everything.
When your taking the dirt nap, money and how many black gangbangers you put away for whatever have very little value.
Family and Friends - what more needs to be said.

Whatever, same ol' same ol'

12/06/2007 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Ms Jesus said...

There is no "black" community. The mostly black community is more multi-racial than black. These areas need to be cleaned of crime just as other areas. There is no black-on-black crime, there is just crime. Why are so many black men killing black men? Because killing black women doesn't count and white men seem to like killing white women more than white men too. As prior news stories tell - black and white men like killing black women, or did you not notice because they were not millionaire athletes?

12/10/2007 05:17:00 PM  

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