Charlotte's Mayor goes all in on race further adding to the division, adding more fuel to the fire and the building on to the entitlement culture of Black America that always blames the color of their skin for their failures and demands more from White America.
But first Mayor Lyles:
It's Time for Charlotte to be uncomfortable about race
Growing up in South Carolina during the Civil Rights Movement, I am no stranger to racial injustice. I attended segregated schools. I was a toddler when Emmett Till was lynched. As a teen I witnessed the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Though I knew I couldn’t completely escape racism and discrimination at the time, I hoped things would be better in a more progressive city, so I set my sights on Charlotte for college. I quickly learned the battle Black America fights daily wasn’t limited to just one place. As protests against racial injustice and police brutality engulf our country, I’m reminded this ongoing fight isn’t limited to a moment in time.
The eight minutes and 46 seconds that George Floyd was pinned down by the police was not much different than the events I lived through in the 1960s. It’s why the same anger that exists in Minneapolis exists in other large cities and rural towns. Downtown and suburbia. It exists in Charlotte.
We share in the outrage and anger, because in mourning the death of George Floyd, we mourn the deaths of Keith Lamont Scott, Johnathan Ferrell, and Danquirs Franklin. We say their names. We march. We seek answers to why Black men and women continue to die at the hands of police.
In response, we call for reforms and create task forces. We do workshops and implement de-escalation tactics. Yet, we fall back into the comfortable places we’ve grown to know. We fall back into a place where black parents continue to have the ‘talk’ with their children – as I have done – on how to get out of traffic stops alive. We stop questioning why many in the Black community continue to live in segregated neighborhoods and accept low-wage jobs without healthcare or childcare. Professionally, members of the Black community become comfortable taking jobs at publicly-traded companies that lack diversity in the boardroom and in the c-suite.
We can no longer allow ourselves to fall back into those comfortable spaces. We aren’t just at a breaking point for systemic racism, but also a breaking point for the systemic comfort that we’ve grown to know.
It’s time to remain uncomfortable. We need to have the uncomfortable discussions, be uncomfortable in our approaches, and embrace the uncomfortable because that is where growth and change live.
We need more than policy and training changes and youth programs. The issue with systemic racism isn’t just a policing issue. It is education, jobs, development, planning. A systemic issue needs a systemic response.
For the corporations who call Charlotte home, we don’t just need their funding and messages of support but need the diversity in their offices and on their leadership teams. The actions of leadership must reflect those statements of solidarity, particularly in their hiring, promotion and customer service practices. We need these organizations to change the systemic practice of only recruiting in the top 10 percent of colleges and universities, which eliminates talented Black students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, state schools and community colleges.
And for our faith community, we need your support more than ever. we need to discuss your ideas and have your congregations join us in this call to action.
As mayor, I will continue to listen. I want to have the uncomfortable conversations that matter so we have a united community vision for systemic change.
We can model the change we want. We can work to eliminate systemic racism and define our future. It’s my commitment to help do that work and I ask you to join me in being uncomfortable.
Vi Lyles is Mayor of Charlotte
Vi Lyles is 67 and desperately trying to connect herself to the "events she lived through in 1960s". Keep in mind that she was only 12 in 1965.
Next she'll tell you how confederate statues made her feel anxious while walking with Dr. King from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.
She continues and fortifies the myth of "systemic racism" never mind that our own city council maintains a solid people of color majority, and that every top level position within our city county government is occupied by an African American.
Mayor Lyles adds her voice to the claims of systemic racism in an effort to expand the territory of entitlement. Like Al Sharpton and so many others who continue to preach the victimhood of African Americans and the shame of White Guilt.
Yet, Vi Lyles ignores the effect of crime on our community. Explaining "the talk" as if only black parents need to tell their children to be respectful of law enforcement officers. No, she preferrs blaming the police for doing their job and supporting the call to de-fund the police. Never mind that violent crime in Charlotte is solidly an African American issue.
In our city of 32 homicides this year 28 are Young Black Men, of the 18 known killers 100% are Young Black Men. Last year saw a 89% increase in homicides solely due to black on black violence.
The African American community has become a culture of violence embracing gun play and criminality as a way of life, and this has nothing to do with systemic racism.
Mayor Lyles wants us to be uncomfortable about race, well mayor we are uncomfortable about race. We are uncomfortable with the surge in homicides, the increase in property crimes, drug dealing, armed robberies and domestic violence that is a solid a problem laid squarely at the feet of Charlotte's African American Community.
Like all liberals Vi Lyles wants to blame White America for the pain of African Americans that can only be corrected by American Liberalism. Only the democrats can save Black Lives. Never mind they elect the same democrats year in and year out with absolutely zero reforms or progress.
To Vi Lyles you aren't Black unless you're a democrat and if you are White and have not owned up to your slave owning history then you aren't legitimate.
Painting Black Lives Matter on Tryon Street was just a easy way to for Mayor Lyles to remind African Americans how oppressed they are how bad they have it and that the only way for things to get better is to elect liberals because only the liberals will fight the oppression and systematic racism.
Never mind that she attended Queens College (Current Tuition $35,000 Annually) which has become fully divesityifed and lives in a 1/2 millon dollar home in South Charlotte far removed from the gun fire along Beatties Ford Road.
She needs to do a few 3rd shift ride-a-longs in Metro so she can get an up close look at "her people"...
Until then she will continue to bury her head in the sand and blame whitey for all of the ills that they suffer.
Vi... go ahead and defund us. “Your people” will wipe themselves out. Do us all a favor.
Equality is the great lie. Conservatives delude themselves into believing we can ever have a society based on equity. The reality is that humans, and groups, are not equal.
Consider the crime statistics you've highlighted about homicide. It is a black issue. We can test that hypothesis in other cities. We can take those cities and test them against countries. What do we find? Black homicide is a feature of black life. Its not due to systemic white racism. Its not due to colonialism. Its not due to anything white people have ever done.
And its not for a lack of opportunity. Black people are more rewarded for EXISTING in America than any other group.
But, they have one thing white people do not. Intense ethnic solidarity. And a sympathetic media. Coupled together, they have unimaginable power. For whatever we think about the capabilities about individual blacks, collectively they are powerful. And in the current political, cultural, and social paradigm, they are the new Master.
Power does not equalize. It tips into one hand or the other. So, Black Lives Matter has helped upend what was once a decent hierarchy ruled by whites. It is now at the top of the hierarchy. Blacks are the new slave masters. And whites are the new niggers.
You may not agree with anything I've said, because you are a good moral white person. You don't have evil thoughts about race. You believe equality is still possible in America. But none of that matters when you are powerless, because the terms of debate are now set by people who never wanted equality. It was a lie.
What they wanted was REVENGE against WHITES.
Did Vi say anything about the 9 shootings in the last 24 hours?
What you don't realize is that whites can move cities. Surrounding counties are set in white and will not let this liberal crap near their schools and businesses. The media just highlights the major cities, which do not represent the country as a whole. Our election was proof of this when Trump was elected. My entire neighborhood has Trump signs up in their yards.
Blacks can have their urban environments and liberal college campuses. College is transitioning to remote learning, so less whites are moving to the college areas. The urban environment will get worse and the crime rate will continue to soar. They want goverment support, which can only happen at the local level, since Trump and his cabinet won't fund their worthless programs. These riots only help the republican election, and it was that way when George Bush Sr won his election in 1988.
Nothing can stop blacks from destroying the nieghborhoods that are already destroyed. The cops are moving out of these urban dwellings, and the malls/businesses are beginning to fail. (Northlake is a ghost town or chocolate town)
Whites will never be the new niggers, outside of liberal hotzones. Caucasian families are teaching their white kids about this liberal agenda which will eventually run out of caucasian followers once these kids grow into young adults.
So now County Commmission and CLTCC want to declare racism as a public health crisis?!? REALLY!?! Covid and STDs are a health crisis. Not being black and lazy. So let's give blacks more handouts. Yeah, that will make everything better....
8:11 There are a lot of people out here who are quite and are law biding citizens. Ex-military and all sorts of good people who know how to shoot. And fight. You never know who you are fucking with. America is the only country that allows you to talk shit to someone without getting your ass kicked. Because you can call the Police to protect you. One thing I learned in the Marine Corps. is that we all bleed red, race has nothing to do with it. Also stop using the "N" word. No one will take what you say serious when you that word.
I taught my kids how to make money, they win.
Could you imagine being the black man that was charged with Homicide of that gas station clerk...with no evidence?
Those homicide detectives are so fucked. Law Suit and Terminations are coming if I had to take a guess. Sending a man to prison with no evidence is just as bad a shooting an innocent man.
^^^. Was it that Detective Starnes that did that case???? We all know her stellar experience with that sort of work
Dear black criminals
Your life matters.
It might not matter much to you based on your risky behavior, but it matters a lot to other black people. It matters to your victims. It matters to celebrities. It matters to athletes and social media stars. It matters to opportunistic politicians. It matters to white people who are just now realizing their lives are better because they didn’t grow up in poverty.
To help you stay alive, here are two useful tips.
1. Stop committing crimes.
2. Stop resisting arrest.
Now, if you follow tip #1, you don’t need to worry about tip #2, but if you happen to find yourself passing fake currency or behind the wheel drunk and passed out in the drive through line at McDonalds or being stereotyped by the police who are notoriously racist statisticians, refer to tip #2 because this is when your life with all the mattering it does is most at risk.
Stop putting police officers in position to make decisions about whether your life matters because in their mind, their lives and safety matter a lot more than yours. Police officers aren’t perfect and a very, very small percentage of them make horrible decisions. So, to be safe, stop committing crimes. If that’s not an option, stop resisting arrest. You’re probably not going to prison anyway.
Your life matters. Act like it.
She’s a dumb ass
This city cant get much darker. Everyone in leadership positions are black and they still cant appease the BLM crowd. Its that way in most major cities that are feeling the squeeze of the current purge. I predict that future leadership positions will start getting a little "whiter" so they can have someone to really blame for all of their current problems. You know... Black on Black crime, Black on White crime, not willing to seek education or trade opportunities. Basic responsibility! The black leadership can only take so much pressure and criticism before they retreat and just let whitey take the fall.
Wait for it.....
Anyone still working for CMPD needs to get out now. Trust me. It’s a lot nicer in the private sector. Also your 401k’s and pensions are not going to be there at the end of the 30 years. Think about it. With the mass exodus of officers not wanting to put up with this stuff... who is there to pay into the system of the retirees? They’re lying to you!
5:53 must be an ANTFUCKER. You have no idea what your talking about.
The pensions will be there but they will be small. They dont match the cost of living so you will get like 700 a week which won't be shit with medical bills.
The real reason cops won't ever quit CMPD is because their attachment to off duty. They live outside of their means and can't go to another department. They are stuck working speed street and Johnson C Smith Parade. They cannot just go to SC for a better life, even though one presently exists.
If you work the gay pride parade you are desperate for money. You will never leave this plce so stop fronting on an OG.
Sorry 6:22. I have to agree with 5:53. They’re gonna find a way to not pay out. The pension system is being raided by Wall Street. Hedge fund managers and people like Jeffrey Epstein. Do some research. Do some detective work. Don’t be like sheep following the herd. On a second note, the 2 officers in the ATL just got rammed up the ass and one ratted on the other. Sorry to say he’ll be forever known as a rat!
That officer has a solid offer from Cecil to join his crew of rats and snakes, he would fit in perfectly and would be hailed as a hero by those morons up there.
If any of you would take the time to go to the State Treasurer's website you could read and see exactly what your state retirement is invested in and see how it is funded. Do a little more research and you would find North Carolina is one of the top well funded pensions and South Carolina is one of the worst. Lastly, if that doesn't give you peace of mind your pension is insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
11 charges for that atlanta officer? really? charged before the gbi even finished their investigation. this country is so fucked.
At 7:50. They charged the other officer too. He didn't do anything. He tried to taser the guy who was FIGHTING them. Political charges and burn the white cops on the alter of black victimhood. You can argue all day if the shooting was good. But that second officer was clean. Appropriate force for the situation. Fuck is all it over. I ain't making an array unless commanded to. Also job hunting ASAP.
Dude... blue flu. Fuck the black community. They don’t want us. Fine! Live with the consequences
I've been told police make awesome salespeople, if any of you are looking for another career. Something about being lied to 95% of the time by people, you all can read it in anyone's face and body language. I'm not talking about the car lot either. Don't think you're stuck just because this world is going up in flames. You all have a lot of options out there.
4:24 .... agreed. Retired and now in sales for a construction company. I’m killing it and the job is safe and secure. There is a life outside of law enforcement. You just have to want it and be willing to walk away.
Say what you guys want about McFadden writing tickets up in Cornelius... at least he’s got the balls to have his troops arrest these shitheads today. Pussy Putney keeps playing politics.
8:35. How does one find this job? Indeed? Monster? Don’t know about you but I can’t do this for another 20 years
Pick an area that interest you and start applying at companies in that field. Companies are dying for hardworking , reliable people that can talk Intelligently with customers.
In sales , try to get a company that offers a base salary with commissions. That way in the beginning, you have money guaranteed. Once you get established, the commission will take care of itself. It’ll might take year or so to get established but once there , your salary is based on how hard you work and how much time you want to put into it.
If Bruce Bellamy can score a job in the private sector...why not you?
EVERYONE should watch the below video of Dababy’s meeting today. This is our future, start getting used to it. The actual “conversation” doesn’t begin until 48 minutes into video.
What’s bubbles Bellamy doing now ? Hot dog tester at Nathan’s??
So I left CMPD back in 2009 and moved to FL but I still follow this page. Has the blue flu hit Charlotte like it did in Atlanta? What’s going on with you all?
Bellamy is a chicken-choker at a Perdue Poultry Plant.
Anon 7:24... Where in Florida? I'm headed that direction in a couple of weeks to interview for an agency there that has a great reputation...
Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I’m calling in sick July 4th. These fuckers wanna protest... so will I. This is how I protest.
Who else is with me?
How about the whole July 4th weekend? 3rd, 4th & 5th.
^^I like that idea better, let the dirtbags have the city that weekend and let us stay at home with our families.
Another great idea would be for the Dept to boost morale a little bit, stop these stupid and worthless CEU, QRF, POB, Dual Sport pulls for 20 protestors and while you’re at it....give an update as to the status of our pledge fund money.
Shut up pussies. Aint none of ya gonna no show on July 4th.
2:56. It’s already begun!
Mr. Hyatt is my Hero!!!
Anyone headed by Beatties Ford and LaSalle this morning?... don’t !
There is a particular ethnic group last night that expressed how much they believe black lives matter
by shooting up this entire area. Nice right?! I don’t foresee any protests though so don’t worry. It was black-on-black
No protests, No Chants, No Marches. Just go on as normal
Waiting on Vi Lyles to comment on this one. Won’t hold my breath however…
We have made World News, Congrats, Charlotte, NC.
Malcolm Graham said this does not define us. I think it pretty much defines the whole movement to be honest.
Black lives matter until black lives kill other black lives then it’s just business as usual.
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?! 13 SHOT???
DOES NOT DEFINE THEM? THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE TO SAY THAT MEANS THAT IT DOES DEFINE THEM. THESE ARE MY PEOPLE AND THEY CANT EVEN ACT RIGHT ON A PEACEFUL SUNDAY.
But black lives been mattered tho
F@%! em! Let em smoke each other! I'll be in my hidey hole until I hear 33 traffic. If you are smart and value your safety and job then you should do the same.
It's time that we let the purge continue in da hood and focus our efforts on the neighborhoods where people actually appreciate police presence.
hey malcolm graham if the hood rats shooting up a block party don’t define ya’llthen one rogue cop murdering a brotha doesn’t define all cops. see how that works mofo?
you are a rooki cop and its your first year. you gotta deal wit covid 19 and a mass shooting that the media wants to keep secret.
do you quit or keep workin here?
Putzney is retiring july 1? is he taking gift cards at his party?
Nothing says Happy Fathers Day and Juneteenth like a good ol drive-by! I especially like that none of the hundreds "dancing in the streets" heard or saw anything. Our neighborhood just opted for the traditional cook out and a few beers. And the "Police Kill Team" is responsible? SMH......
Yeah...That's pretty lame if all you did is have a cook out. Everyone knows that a good celebration ends in a shoot out. Its not a party till the cops show up!
Just curious as a non-LE, all the leadership I see on TV is Afam. How do you all keep that 'kill team' under wraps? Thats some serious undercover, right there. Everyone has time to get their cell phones out, but nobody saw nuffin.
Not like the DA would ever get on conviction if 50 people came forward. Meck County is a lost cause.
the dipshits were fighting the fire dept too? i mean that’s low even by blm standards.
"Not like the DA would ever get on conviction if 50 people came forward. Meck County is a lost cause"
What up with that one cop running around with a AR 15 pointing it at the black women and kids? He might need to have a counseling session with a supervisor. Just make sure the supervisor doesn't rat them out to the chief's office.
^^^ Its called going to a gun fight. Which is what this was. There are 2 rules in a gunfight:
1) Always take a bigger gun.
2) Take lots of friends with guns.
Next dumbass question......
What is the current resignation count up to? And how many are actively looking for a way out?
Who knows? All I can tell you is that I have 2 applications submitted to other agencies so I can giddy up my ass outta here!
What other agencies are you guys applying to? I need some ideas!
Thanks for helping the firemen the other night.
Things that make you think
With all the things being dubbed racist
I hope the lady spokes woman with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is going to be replaced, would think she would give back all the money she has made being the spokes person or at least give it to some charitable organization
Officer Terry Lyles killed by a black man
Officer Gene Griffin killed by a black man
Officer Andy Nobles killed by a black man
Officer John Burnette killed by a black man
Officer Jeffrey Shelton killed by a black man
Officer Sean Clark killed by a black man
Where the hell was BLM at with their protests, until you get it, you will not get that BLM is not about all lives
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