Saturday, April 19, 2014

The SPLC and Violence

Alabama
After reading the SPLC’s long awaited report on violence, I am still wondering why the SPLC has chosen to remain silent on “the tsunami of violence” here in Montgomery, which has received so much attention in the state and local media.
Note: A while back, I was banned from commenting on the Hatewatch for noting the irony that the SPLC ignores the gruesome violence that people who live in Montgomery – this includes Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich – have to put up with on a daily basis. They ignore the perpetrators of virtually all the violence in this city in favor of chasing after phantoms like trying to connect Jared Loughner to the Tea Party.
In 2011, I snapped this photo of a sign which had been erected on Washington Street a block or two down the road from the SPLC. It appears that violent extremists are operating in Montgomery. Who are they?
"Violent extremists" are operating in Montgomery
Last year, The Montgomery Advertiser devoted a major section of its website to exploring the causes of the “tsunami of violence” sweeping across Heidi Beirich’s and Mark Potok’s own neighborhoods in Montgomery:
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In 2013, Montgomery experienced its highest homicide rate in 33 years:
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Dr. Earnest Blackshear spoke at length to The Montgomery Advertiser in multiple articles about the causes of the “tsunami of violence” in Mongomery:
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In Heidi Beirich’s neighborhood, the profile of the typical “violent extremist” is a young black male with gang affiliations who is immersed in a hip hop subculture that devalues human life while placing emphasis on flashy display of material goods.

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