Jesse Jackson Seems Rather Upset About The “Powder Keg” Of Milwaukee

As Milwaukee stews a blend of violence, Liberals keep telling us how racist and stuff the city is. Most conveniently forget to tell us something rather important. Jess Jackson is the latest become forgetful

Jesse Jackson: The shame of Milwaukee

Now it is Milwaukee. On Saturday, a car with two African-American men was stopped for “suspicion.” The men fled, the policeman pursued, and the driver, reportedly armed, was shot and killed.

And Milwaukee exploded. Angry crowds confronted police, set fires, threw rocks. At least half-dozen businesses — including a grocery store, a gas station and an auto parts shop — were robbed or destroyed. The Saturday shooting was part of a weekend filled with violence in Milwaukee. Five people were shot and killed overnight Friday.

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Milwaukee law mandates an investigation of any police shooting. Immediately, focus goes to the harsh relations between police and the community. But to understand the reaction to the shooting, it is necessary to go much deeper.

The guy who was killed was a stone cold criminal. He was not a good guy. And, he was shot by a black officer. That part is forgotten, as well.

This city is “a powder keg,” Ald. Khalif Rainey told The Washington Post. “This entire community has sat back and witnessed how Milwaukee, Wis., has become the worst place to live for African-Americans in the entire country. Now this is a warning cry. … Do we continue — continue with the inequities, the injustice, the unemployment, the undereducation…? The black people of Milwaukee are tired. They’re tired of living under this oppression. This is their existence. This is their life. This is the life of their children.”

An exaggeration? An excuse for rioters? Inflated rhetoric? Consider Milwaukee’s stark realities.

Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the United States. Black household income is the third lowest in the U.S. Its black poverty rate is the highest in the U.S.

These are figures presented in a haunting and damning 2015 report, “The Shame of Milwaukee: Race, Segregation and Inequality,” by Marc V. Levine of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

What’s missing? You can surely guess that the word “Democrat” is not in attendance. Democrats have run Milwaukee lock, stock, and barrel for over 100 years

What we have here is yet another example of a Democrat Party run city being racist and segregated, with a poor outlook for black people.

Milwaukee is not the worst. Black income has plummeted more in Cleveland and Detroit. School segregation is worse in New York and Chicago. Violence stalks the mean streets of impoverished urban neighborhoods across the country.

Why do so many Democratic Party run cities have so many problems with racism?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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