Yeah, nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES in African-American communities because of the mentality, the apathy, the “just used to the bullshit attitude”, useless and corrupt local elected officials, like Marcia’s Moxam Comrie’s husband Leroy, who have done nothing about poor quality of life issues that has been going on for years in Jamaica and other African-American communities.

Marcia focuses as usual on police brutality, something that does not happen as much as the media tends to focus on, but yet little focus on the African-American communities themselves and how they can be the change for a better environment. That is not to say that police brutality if not an issue, but there is a much bigger issue within the African-American community to begin with that has nothing to do with police and that is rarely talked about or discussed, hence this same old tired conversation.

She goes on to say:

As a community, we are lethargic with grief that we continue to have to grapple with this issue. We are not condoning any sort of civilian misconduct where there may be misconduct. We are just desperate for a better way to police our communities.

LETHARGIC is right, but not with grief, with not doing a damn thing. Even those who are civilized in the Jamaica community, work hard and do the right thing, too many of those folks, accept all the nonsense and bullshit that goes on in this community from bad behavior of our local elected officials and their do nothing attitude to doing nothing about the bullshit quality of life issues from illegal trucks driving all over residential streets and mounds of garbage dumped by residents to the chronic noise issues late at night and all the other shit that has been going on for years and decades. If this pattern continues, 50 years down the road, it will be the same old shit within African-American communities.

While LIC has for the summer “Long Island City waterfront parks will host concerts, dance classes, exotic animal shows and more”, Jamaica has shootings, killings, vigils, rallies, more shootings, more killings and streets filled with problematic homeless that have been dumped here along with other crap like poisonous waste transfer stations. Why doen’t LIC have this issue or Forest Hills or Park Slope. That is the question you need to be asking, because JAMAICA SUCKS and the people are who make it suck.

Ms. Comrie, read some Walter E Williams (http://walterewilliams.com/challenges-for-black-people/) because you are not getting to the crux of the bigger problem in these communities and people like your husband are at at fault as well for standing idling by, doing very little to nothing.

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Queens Press:

More Pain More Protests And Nothing Changes

A Personal Perspective

I find it excruciatingly difficult to keep writing about police misconduct toward African Americans.
It is the civil rights issue of our time.

We cannot avoid coming in contact with police. They are necessarily everywhere; but why must so many use such extreme measures in carrying out their duties in our communities? We are exhausted from dealing with these tragedies. Our hearts feel like they will burst from the grief of it all.

It is especially painful when there is either no indictment, indictment but no conviction, or in at least one recent New York case, conviction but no punishment. We live in fear for our children – especially our male children.

Our hearts ache with fear.

We are by no means condemning the entire law-enforcement community. We all have friends and relatives in this important profession. We also see many officers whose names we do not know, doing remarkable jobs every day. Many of us have dealt with the police in incidents that go perfectly fine. But Lord when it goes wrong it goes horribly wrong!

There are people who resent the term “Black Lives Matter,” because it supposedly leaves out the importance of other lives. Well other lives are not being snuffed out by the police at the slightest provocation, are they?

All lives, including the police’s, do indeed matter. But ours seem to matter least of all lives. And one might argue that Black-on-Black crimes cause more deaths in our community than does police. That is true. But no one is condoning that either. And when caught, the perps in those cases are punished to the full extent of the law.

But here we are only in the first week of July 2016 — summer time – and we already have two controversial shooting deaths by police.

Outside Minneapolis, a police officer shot and killed motorist Philando Castile, while his fiancé live-streamed the gruesome incident and their four-year-old child sat in the back seat of the family’s car. This happened just a couple of days after another officer had shot and killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La.

The cases are shocking in their graphic nature and seemingly unnecessary force. Castile allegedly told the officer he had a licensed weapon in his pocket with his wallet. Obviously the drivers’ license is in his wallet and when he reached to get the wallet the officer apparently fired (I have not and will not, watch these videos).

Sterling was held immobile on the ground by two officers, one of whom yelled out that “the suspect” had a gun. Rather than unarm him they shot and killed him. There was no need to shoot since the guy, even if he were so inclined, could not get to the weapon to shoot at the officers. All they had to do was cuff and disarm him. Instead, they choose to kill him in a hail of bullets.

The scenario once again defies logic.

As a community, we are lethargic with grief that we continue to have to grapple with this issue. We are not condoning any sort of civilian misconduct where there may be misconduct. We are just desperate for a better way to police our communities.




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