Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amid More Violence, Some Really Good kids

Main story is below short updates-

Dana Loesch went straight for the throat - calling out those who make hay out of a person who was killed while beating up another while Blacks are being killed by Blacks in Chicago on a regular basis:


“Youth are the biggest target in Chicago. Black youth,” she pointed out. “In 2012, Chicago had 100 more murders than New York City, 215 more than Los Angeles, and according to the Chicago Reporter and other statistics, from 2008 to 2012 half of Chicago’s nearly 2,500 homicide victims were killed before they reached their 25th birthdays.”

“So where are the riots? Where are the protests?” Loesch asked. “I mean yes, apparently they are just killing black teenagers out there – but who is ‘they’? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, anywhere from 8,000 to 9,000 black Americans are killed every year…93% of these murders are committed by other black Americans.”

She continued, her speech growing increasingly impassioned:
Now if all of these people out there protesting for Trayvon are so concerned about the death of a youth, then where have they been these past ten years?......"

As an aside, former liberal Ms. Loesch also, while explain in part her abandonment of that opiate, made a call to arms to men to step up and be men: (Video on link)

".....She credits faith in God and herself and a man who stepped up, her now-husband, Chris Loesch.

[Starting at around 11:45 min. in video] “Men: do not allow yourselves to be emasculated,” Loesch remarked. “To let an entire generation die away because you didn’t feel it was your place to step up and speak out…Fight back! Your sons need you, your daughters need you, your wives and your girlfriends need you.”......"

Amid reports of more retaliatory violence -

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/16/group-of-black-youths-reportedly-beat-hispanic-man-while-yelling-this-is-for-trayvon/  (I have not found enough reports to assert that this one is accurate)



-Some genuinely good kids, with one of particular note  who thwarted a kidnapper from getting away with his five year-old victim:

When he became aware that a search was being conducted by police for a missing girl, Temar Boggs and his friends stepped up - and located the animal's car with the victim still inside:


"........That's when, Boggs said, "I had the gut feeling that I was going to find the little girl."

A friend asked Boggs to hold his bike. Boggs figured the bike would help him search for the girl.

So he and another friend, Chris Garcia, rode on area streets — Michelle Drive, St. Phillips Drive, Gable Park Road — looking for her.

That's when a maroon car caught his eye. (He had gotten a bit ahead of Garcia.)

The car was on Gable Park and turned around when it got near the top of a hill toward Millersville Pike, where Boggs said several police officers were gathered with the kind of cart used to carry an injured football player off the field.

The driver, an older white man, then began quickly turning onto and out of side streets connecting to Gable Park, Boggs said.

The neighborhood is something of a maze; many of its streets are cul-de-sacs."

This kid has some serious guts. I know of a lot of adults who would not act in this manner.

"Boggs got close enough to the car to see a little girl inside. Garcia was nearby.

The driver looked at Boggs and Garcia, then stopped the car at Gable Park and Betz Farm Road and pushed the girl out of the car. The driver then drove off, Boggs said.

Boggs said he didn't see where the car went.

"She runs to my arms and said, 'I need to see my mommy,' " Boggs said.

Boggs scooped the girl onto his shoulders and began riding the bike toward home, but then decided that wasn't safe, so he carried her and walked back while Garcia pedaled along, guiding the bike Boggs had been using.

Back at Lancaster Arms, when Boggs and Garcia arrived with the girl, someone summoned a firefighter or law enforcement officer............"

I hope that this kid changes his mind on career options. He appears to be born to be a cop, firefighter  or other Emergency Services employee. He should also consider becoming a commissioned officer in the military  He even made it clear that he recognized that being able to help someone is a gift from God.

"It was a blessing for me to make that happen," he said.

His mother, Tamika Boggs, said she's proud of her son.

"You just hope you raise your child the right way. ... He's learning what I tell him, to help others," she said...."

Temar Boggs has put me in what has become something quite rare - a good mood.

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