Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lawyers - Why Everyone Should Be Allowed to Keep One Caged

I really don't have enough words, or space or time to do justice to this story, but go read Confessions of a Public Defender on American Renaissance.

You will find a story, posted under a pen name,  by a public defender in "a large southern metropolitan area".  He opens by saying he's "still liberal after all these years".  He goes on to describe the situation: " Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites."

He then describes every problem he encounters with that culture he spends most of his time representing.  He leaves every clue imaginable to the problems:  "As a public defender, I have learned many things about people. One is that defendants do not have fathers. If a black even knows the name of his father, he knows of him only as a shadowy person with whom he has absolutely no ties."...

Most blacks are unable to speak English well. They cannot conjugate verbs. They have a poor grasp of verb tenses. They have a limited vocabulary. They cannot speak without swearing. They often become hostile on the stand. Many, when they testify, show a complete lack of empathy and are unable to conceal a morality based on the satisfaction of immediate, base needs. This is a disaster, especially in a jury trial. Most jurors are white, and are appalled by the demeanor of uneducated, criminal blacks.
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Part of the problem is that underclass black women begin having babies at age 15. They continue to have babies, with different black men, until they have had five or six. These women do not go to school. They do not work. They are not ashamed to live on public money. They plan their entire lives around the expectation that they will always get free money and never have to work. I do not see this among whites, Hispanics, or any other people.

The black men who become my clients also do not work. They get social security disability payments for a mental defect or for a vague and invisible physical ailment. They do not pay for anything: not for housing (Grandma lives on welfare and he lives with her), not for food (Grandma and the baby-momma share with him), and not for child support. When I learn that my 19-year-old defendant does not work or go to school, I ask, “What do you do all day?” He smiles. “You know, just chill.” These men live in a culture with no expectations, no demands, and no shame.
And yet... and yet... he can see no way in which these facts tie together.  He can not make the connections to conclude why the black society is so dysfunctional.  He recognizes that it is dysfunctional.  He recognizes:
However, my experience has also taught me that blacks are different by almost any measure to all other people. They cannot reason as well. They cannot communicate as well. They cannot control their impulses as well. They are a threat to all who cross their paths, black and non-black alike.
But his liberalism keeps him from reaching any conclusions about where the problems come from and how they should be addressed.  He says:
I am a liberal. I believe that those of us who are able to produce abundance have a moral duty to provide basic food, shelter, and medical care for those who cannot care for themselves. I believe we have this duty even to those who can care for themselves but don’t. This world view requires compassion and a willingness to act on it.
 And yet... and yet... He can't see how that ties together.  The whole thing simply must be read to be understood.
(Jeantel Rachel: from the article)

(Standard disclaimers: clearly not all blacks, just the population he describes... yada yada yada)  (I was at an urban Wendy's not too long ago.  The lines were long, so I just said "white privilege" and started to cut in at the front.  They say the casts will be off by July 4th and the stitches are already out)


15 comments:

  1. I read those last two sentences. You owe me dry cleaning for a monitor now.

    ;-)

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  2. I worked with and later for ablack CMSGT in the Air Force 50 years ago. He is probably the top person who I most respected in my life. A good person and a good leader who was always giving 100%. I knew a lot of good black people in my 20 years in the AF. I'm sure there are still many good black people today but something has clearly changed. I think the problem all revolves around family i.e. births outside of marriage and lack of marriage and stable families to grow up in. And I think that the "family" problem in the black community began in the early 60's with dramatic increases in welfare. Auite simply the government destroyed black families with welfare and they did this not for alturistic reasons but to secure the black vote for the Democrat party. That is what happened to black Americans; their culture and families were destroyed for political gain.

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  3. You have to remember that he is dealing with a sub-set of the black population, those who are not only criminals but also dumb enough to get caught.

    You can't extrapolate from these to the general population.

    I have met supposedly educated white people who are pretty dumb - strangely these would probably be classed as 'liberal' as well.

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  4. "I do not see this among whites, Hispanics, or any other people."

    Mr. Liberal needs to go work in Ohio. "White trash" is a stereotype with a kernel of truth at its heart. I could name names.

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  5. Anon @7:20: "You can't extrapolate from these to the general population."

    While the plural of anecdotes is not data, you can look at the numbers and see that the anecdotes are a reflection of the data.

    Although they are only about 14% of the US population, blacks commit 48% of the murders, and are the victim in 43% of all murders. When a black is murdered, another black is the killer 93% of the time.

    Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery against a white, than a white is to rob a black.

    Overall, blacks are seven times more likely to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery, and when they do commit a crime of violence are three times more likely to use a gun, and twice as likely to use a knife, as any other race.

    The CDC reports that the leading cause of death among black men age 15 to 44 is homicide. 20% of all black women who die between the age of 15 and 24 are murdered, and 92% of the time, it is another black person who did it. Isn't it time for use to put a stop to this?

    It isn't that blacks are inferior to other races. The problem is that the black culture in America has been broken by generations of dependency on handouts and low expectations of achievement. Blacks grow up in an environment where everyone expects them to fail, and tells them so.

    http://street-pharmacy.blogspot.com/2010/04/nightclub-was-site-of-shooting.html

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  6. It has been proven again and again and again: If you keep people in zoos, they will act like animals.

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  7. I think most of you saw the glaring problem with the public defender's piece.

    He strongly advocates providing for people "even to those who can care for themselves but don’t"; he sees the broken families that welfare incentivizes, "defendants do not have fathers" and yet he doesn't see that those could be causes. He doesn't see that providing for people who could provide for themselves; that paying 15 year old girls to squirt out babies like some kind of horizontal Pez dispenser; that destroying the family, and providing an income for these kids while expecting nothing of them contributes to crime problems.

    He can line up all the contributing causes to the dysfunctional communities but simply can't realize they're the causes! He simply can't see that trying to provide for people who "can care for themselves but don’t" could be the cause of that dysfunction.

    (BTW, I'm going to go trademark the phrase "paying 15 year old girls to squirt out babies like some kind of horizontal Pez dispenser" - or send it to Readers Digest's "more colorful speech" column. If they still exist.)

    Like some of you have said, I've worked with some black engineers and others whom I'd completely trust my life to. I grew up in a neighborhood where whites were in the minority (roughly 40% black, 40% Cuban and 20% white) and had no problems, but the culture was very different then. Just compare the lyrics of the Supremes song "Love Child" to a modern rap song and you'll see how completely different it is today. Thanks to "The Great Society" and liberals like that public defender.

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  8. Hope "Mr. Smith" has updated his resume.
    Once his masters (and make no mistake Mr. Smith, they consider themselves your masters) find out who he really is he'll be fired, publicly denounced, and forced to renounce this article.
    As a self-admitted Liberal, Mr. Smith should know Liberals will not tolerate the truth.

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  9. Suppose you have two puppies, a white Labrador retriever and a black Labrador retriever. These puppies are very similar because coat color in Labrador retrievers does not indicate temperament, instinct, intelligence, etc. You, the white owner, are racist against black dogs. When the white puppy pees on the carpet, you whack him with a rolled-up newspaper and scold him that he messed up. When the black puppy pees on the carpet, you tell him in a soft, well-modulated NPR voice that it will be ok, he's black, he's a victim of racism (true), and you will make allowances for him and lower your standards. When these initially identical puppies grow up, which is housebroken?

    The Indian reservation was a place where government gave the Indians everything without working for it. The Indian reservation was designed to control enemy warriors, discourage them from doing productive work and break their spirits; for children, the reservation is a Skinner box that does not raise children into psychologically normal adults. Welfare is the new Indian reservation. As additional evidence that welfare dependency does not come from a genetic weakness of native Americans and former Africans, look to the place which is the very definition of Anglo whiteness: Britain. Welfare in Britain has ruined the poor white population, which now has the same social pathologies as poor black Americans.

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  10. Excuse me, but why should I or anyone take anything this article says seriously? It:

    * seems to confirm every negative stereotype about blacks
    * is written anonymously and contains no verifiable details
    * is published on a website that appears to have an unwholesome focus on race.

    In short, it smells of propaganda, and clumsy propaganda at that. So why should I believe it?

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  11. Wolfwalker - as with the entire Internet, you are free to believe anything you think. (I feel silly saying this, it's so obvious). My original reaction was that it must be the Onion or another satire, but was not able to find any indication.

    I take it at face value, which means it's one guy's impression of one town's situation. At face value, it's amazingly naive and that's what I chose to comment on.

    At absolute worst, I've been punked. So what?

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  12. Wolfwalker:

    I tend to believe it because I've read Theodore Dalrymple's take on Britain's underclass - which is mostly white. In his version, the "chav" culture is precisely what Anonymous describes here, with Indian and Pakistani immigrants behaving as he describes Hispanics.

    As Tam said, put people in zoos, and they behave like animals.

    We're the only species that does it to itself, voluntarily.

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  13. It's cultural, not racial. But unfortunately, we have a strong correlation between the two in urban populations. In northern rural communities, where there is no big racial division, the same thing still occurs, but you recognize the divide by family names, rather than skin color. And government policy, hiding behind the fiction that it is attempting to help people, perpetuates and even encourages the problem(s).

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  14. Kevin and ruralcounsel saying much the same things - as did some others. Well said, though.

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