Yet another black person shot and killed in South Jamaica, AGAIN. According to the Times Ledger:
By Christina Santucci
A Cambria Heights teenager was killed and another teen wounded in a shooting on a South Jamaica street Sunday afternoon, police said.
Authorities said they were called to the shooting scene in front of 143-07 Lakewood Ave. near the intersection with 109th Avenue at 3:20 p.m.
Emergency responders then brought 17-year-old Khalil Bowlin, who was shot in the torso, to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said.
An unidentified 18-year-old, who had been shot in the leg, was also taken to Jamaica Hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.
Authorities blocked off the street Sunday evening with tape as they collected evidence in the rain.
An investigation into the killing was ongoing, authorities said.
This particular area is bad and keeps getting worse. Why aren’t our leaders doing everything they can to deal with this. This is a classic case of the “Broken Window Theory”.
Our leaders have done so little for this area and just allow it to continually fall into shambles (and let people live in these conditions) and then they think it will just get better by itself. This is what happens when you do not take care of small quality of life issues and ignore them over a long period of time, which is what has happened for years in this area. Garbage all over, garbage strewn abandoned homes and lots, falling down buildings, bad roads, illegal apartments, abandoned cars, poor zoning, no grocery stores, questionable delis more than likely involved in something illegal (most of the delis certainly have very few staples and seem to be hang outs for criminal activity).
I mean how can our local elected leaders, our church leaders, our community board, our business leaders keep turning a blind eye to this. Enough with bullshit like street naming ceremonies, play acting a homeless person, photo-ops and of course corrupt behavior and shady dealings, how about actually getting your hands dirty (the good way), doing some hard work and coming up with solutions. You know this area has a high unemployment issue, so why not get funding for something like a “Doe Fund” and put people to work to clean up the area, fix homes, maintain properties, etc. Why are not all of you leaders working as a team and unit, it is all Greater Jamaica. The church leaders, including the Flakes, especially should be ashamed of yourselves for not calling our elected leaders out on their bullshit. Many of you church leaders say you do this and you do that, but look around, what exactly are you doing, because I see OPPRESSION.
There is no reason what-so-ever to keep letting this community go down and down, while you say you are doing everything you can because YOU ARE NOT!
What is the purpose of having a black president, a black media mogul (Oprah), filthy rich rappers (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jamaica’s own 50 Cent), if black people and their communities are still being held down like this. It is an American disgrace that is as bad a stain as slavery.
Black oppression by our black leaders.