"Charlotte sits at 88 homicides so far in 2019. Outrageously high compared to past years. Got us thinking... how do we compare to other cities? Turns out, our violent killings are significantly higher than Nashville, Seattle & San Francisco. More comparisons, at 11p."
(Love the "violent killings" as if some places have non-violent killings and they are acceptable.)
The trouble with being Molly, is her tweets also attract the liberal left who want to blame Charlotte's rise in crime on the Police and Inequality.
Take Atheist Black Chic's (@atheistBlkChic) twitter reply:
"Actually, in the 1990s the homicide rates were much higher than that. And also, anytime you have areas of massive inequality and opportunities you have greater incidences of violence and violent reactions to conflicts."
"And when you look at communities of black Americans around Charlotte (and any city in this country) that were redlined (starved of resources), you see the stark differences racist government policies have had on generations of black Americans. So when reporters report...."
"And here you have these coded stories about crime and homicides."
Atheist Black Chic is referring to Tulsa 1921 which was recently used at the backdrop and opening to the latest instalment of the fictional Watchmen series on HBO.
Let's be clear Watchmen is fiction, bizarre crazy fiction where Nixon served 2 full terms and Hitler is not defeated. Space aliens and people who can change their physical appearance at will and other bat shit crazy stuff. And yes the Tulsa 1921 Race Massacre did happen.
More factual information about the Tulsa Race Riot/Massacre is here.
Then there's Molly's reply:
"I understand you saying talk more about how it became this way. Good idea. Wouldn't tonight in a basic comparison for numbers, but in a more in-depth piece/show, that makes total sense. Thank you for the suggestion."
Molly is of course patronizing ABC, when she should bitch slap her ass for trying to blame homicides on inequality.
Twitter doesn't like me saying this:
"The African American Community has become a culture of violence, that has embraced both gun play and criminality."
And this has absolutely nothing to do with "Black Wall Street" aka the Greenwood District of Tulsa, or Mississippi Burning or Rosewood or any other fictionized account or even historical record of any of these portrayed events.
Charlotte's Homicide numbers have everything to do with a "Culture of Violence" where having a gun makes you one of the cool kids on the block. That, and a combination of civil and judicial leadership that is soft on crime.
Charlotte's homicides in the late 1980's and early 1990's were also confined mostly to Charlotte's African American communities where "gang life" had become normal. Mayor Harvey Gantt was soft on crime, Mayor Sue Myrickk finally conceded there was a problem and enlisted the help of the DEA and FBI along with the US Attorney's Office.
100's of African American gang members were then rounded up, arrested, convicted and given long and in many case life sentences in federal prison where parole is non-existant.