WRITING DAY

I enjoy sharing what I did and who I saw the day before. Even the very mundane. Yesterday was one where I never left the house. Nevertheless, a good day!

I wrote all day. I was in the mood. Words and thoughts flowed. I stayed with it.

Part of the writing included preparation for my blog talk radio show tonight. It’s Christmas time. I am going to share a history of Christmas with you. Guaranteed there will be items that previously have  never been brought to your attention. My history of Christmas is a long story. It may consume the entire half hour.

Join me tonight at 9 my time for Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. It is my Christmas gift to you. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.

The day writing, the evening Syracuse/Colgate basketball. Syracuse soundly defeated Colgate 78-43. The teams are in different leagues. Syracuse still has a long way to go.

This is supposedly the season of love. We are not seeing much of it with the black/police problem a constant one.

Numbers are important. It seems blacks are being killed by the police in much greater numbers than people in general are killing police. The FBI’s National Incident-Board Reporting System came out with some interesting numbers for 2013.

The report stated that 76 police officers were killed in the line of duty. Twenty seven by felonious acts. Forty nine by accidents. Bottom line, 27 police officers killed directly by an assailant. No break down re black/white as to assailant.

Numbers in reverse are hard to come by. Stats are not as rigidly kept re blacks killed by police. The numbers constantly reported suggest a low of 460 to a high well over 1,000.

Using the lowest projection of 460, it still seems police are killing significantly more blacks than people (blacks and whites) are killing police. Too one sided. It suggests something is wrong.

Every life is precious. Black or police officer. We must recognize however the disproportion. And do something about it!

I grieve for the two police officers killed in New York and their families. We should not lose sight however that killings are far greater involving police killing blacks.

Along the way, we have forgotten as a society many things. Two of significance. The first is violence begets violence. The second, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Enjoy your day!

6 comments on “WRITING DAY

  1. Too one sided.
    end quote

    Just how many black lives, or any lives for that matter, were saved by police. And saved by police of any color.
    92% of killed blacks happen to be killed by other blacks. How many does that total.

    Christmas, are you going to really tell us that he wasn’t born on the 25th and where the myth came from.

  2. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.

    You assault, attack or give a police officer any reason to believe his life or well being or those of others, may be threatened, don’t expect him to take you out for tea.

    You try to take his gun? Don’t expect him to say “would you give it back, pretty please?”

    I agree with Boudroux…you have lost it.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. “I grieve for the two police officers killed in New York and their families. We should not lose sight however that killings are far greater involving police killing blacks.”

    Check official DOJ crime statistics. Just facts no media BS. Check racial components of crime. Argue it is all based on no economic opportunity, ect, etc. Then realize all people have had it rough at one time or another but through character pulled themselves through and upward.

    We make excuses for bad behavior, no criminal and deadly behavior. There are far more as in a massive amount more of criminals hurting others doing evil than evil cops. The two situations do not equate at all.

    Ultimately, it is personal responsibility, act like a criminal and risk death. I have no sympathy for you. However, the two absolutely innocent police officers merely serving the public in their under-paid occupation, I have vast sympathy for you and your families.

    If there ever is a civil war again in this nation, a horrific one like our last one, make sure you pick the right side.

  4. The American family has deteriorated, especially the black family. 70+% of black births are out of wed-lock and there is no father present in the child’s life. Many don’t even know who the father is. Kids are raising kids. There is no structure or responsibility.

    Blacks make up 12.6% of our population, but, account for 60+% of all violent crime.

    Common sense would have anyone understand there would be more problems in black communities among themselves as well as with the police. Police however do far more good in any community, black communities included, than harm. However, if sense was common, everyone would have some and understand that.

    Some people do not have or are taught to have any respect for any authority figure and have no feelings toward personal responsibility.
    But yet, some can’t or won’t let facts get in the way of emotion.

    Some would continue to believe its OK for a black to kill a white officer as has recently been shown.

    In two recent incidents had they complied with police requests, two people would still be alive. Respect and responsibility.

  5. Using the lowest projection of 460, it still seems police are killing significantly more blacks than people (blacks and whites) are killing police. Too one sided. It suggests something is wrong

    I love Key West so I follow your blog, but this has to be the most idiotic statement you have ever made….you are suggesting police should be killed as often as criminals……there is a reason good reason for these statistics……Police are here to protect us and uphold the law to protect us!……it is no way one sided….it only makes sense that more criminals will be killed by police than the opposite, otherwise us law abiding citizens would be f@#$&#d

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