In the wake of the deadliest month for black people in Baltimore in several decades, I have been meaning to share this one:
“t was early Thursday morning, and news of another killing had just arrived, this one more chilling than the others. There were two bodies. One was a young woman, aged 31. The other was her 7-year-old son. Both had been shot in the head. It wasn’t long before police and onlookers swarmed the West Baltimore street to bear witness to another grim annotation in the city’s skyrocketing murder toll.
“The screams I’m hearing right now as the bodies are removed from the house would rip your heart out,” one reporter wrote on Twitter. …
And he had an idea so unusual — and so promising — that officials today travel from across the country to learn the model. It’s simple, he said. Pay people not to kill. …”
Just wow … this is jaw dropping.
What kind of world do we live in where a municipal government is debating paying its citizens not to shoot each other? It must be due to the legacy of slavery or a sharp uptick in the Klan distributing fliers in the area!
Note: After reading this story, check out Dr. Michael Hill’s latest blurb on the failure of integration over at the League of the South website.