I doubt it will be peaceful.
They are protesting racism, correct?
And the rich white Republicans who are holding them down? At least that is what Obama said about the Baltimore riots.
Let's look at who is in charge and who is really holding them down:
President of the US: Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II ( born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American
the office. Democrat.
(currently running the US for 7 years)
Governor of Pennsylvania: Tom Wolf
Dr. Thomas Westerman "Tom" Wolf (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and businessman who is the 47th and current Governor of
Pennsylvania, since taking office on January 20, 2015. A Democrat, (wiki doesn't say, but he is white)
Mayor of Phildelphia: Michael Nutter
Michael Anthony Nutter is the 98th/124th and current Mayor of Philadelphia. He is the third African-American to hold the position
. Elected on
November 6, 2007, he was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2011. Democrat
(currently running Phildelphia for 4 years)
Police Chief: Charles Ramsey
Charles H. Ramsey (born 1950), is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. Prior to assuming that post in January 2008, he had served
as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPDC) from 1998 to early 2007. (not mentioned in Wiki, but is white)
Previously:the head of Mr. Obama’s task force on 21st Century policing practices
(currently police Chief for Philadelphia for the past 7
District Attorney for Phildelphia:
Rufus Seth Williams (born January 2, 1967) is the District Attorney of the city of Philadelphia. He began his term January 4, 2010. He formerly
served as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA). Williams is the first African-American
District Attorney in Philadelphia and in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Democrat
(currently DA for Philadelphia for the past 5 years)
Overall police force racial profile:
In terms of racial demographics for all sworn personnel, 56% are white, 34% are African American, 8% are Latino, and 1.4% are Asian, .14% are American
Indian, and .17% are other.
For civilian police personnel, 35% are white, 53% are African American, 7.5% are Latino, 2.3% are Asian, .2% are American Indian, and 1.4% are
So 3 out of the 5 leaders from police commissioner up to President of the US of Philadelphia are black, a majority of the leadership.
100% of the leadership of Philadelphia for the past 4 years has been Democrat.
When the sworn and civilian police personnel are combined, close to 47% are not white, with 45.5% of the population being white, so white police
personnel are slightly underrepresented for their racial group in Philadelphia.
So if Black Democrats have been in charge for the past 4 years
why are their riots over racial discrimination?
Who is really responsible for the discrimination?
If the police force is highly diverse, as it is,
why are people crying discrimination?
Something is amiss.
edit on 2Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:37:17 -0500pm43004pmk304 by grandmakdw because: format