The DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and DC has proven that white lives matter more than black lives – When the white American male student was killed in Shaw the Deputy Mayor made it a priority to find the shooter and alert the white controlled media for full daily coverage. When the black girl was killed in the 600 Block of O the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety was missing in action along with the white controlled media and law enforcement to find the shooter. Black people in Shaw and Southeast has no trust in this government and it’s local elected officials which has left them out from affordable housing, employment,city contract opportunities and good schools.
Black people in DC realizes that gentrification has made their lives miserable and despite the cranes around the city building housing and new restaurants ans stores popping up in their neighborhoods with white advertisement to rent or buy – blacks realizes that their local elected officials have sold them out to gentrification voters and that blacks will be forced out of DC because they can’t afford to live in DC. A new survey has listed DC more expensive than New York City to live. The current government is void of connected black neighborhood activist and seasoned black public servants that understand black people and their needs and will not given to special interest groups who are gentrifying black neighborhoods pushing for dog parks and bike lanes while pushing blacks out of DC. The useless black elected officials may see a backlash at the voting polls from those conscious minded blacks who are being sold out by black elected officials.
The DC Government strategy to pass public policy into law to check the houses of parolees and those on probation for guns won’t work. Most of those men older than 25 on parole or probation are not responsible for the majority of homicides in the city. More police officers on the streets won’t solve the homicide rate and this is an emotional response from a government that has no connection with the community with a young and white administration in charge of public safety that has no connection to people of color or their needs for massive affordable housing, gainful employment with health benefits and quality education to level the filed with gentrified white DC residents. The huge housing boom in the District of Columbia consist of building a large quantity of smaller housing (condo’s) for whites that don’t have children and which people of color can’t afford. The recreational amenities of bike lanes and bike sharing are benefiting gentrified whites who forced black public officials at the ballot to build dog parks on traditional school playgrounds and recreation centers for gentrified whites. These are facts and that have caused racial divide in a city where black public officials shuffle at many demands from gentrified whites to arrest and push people of color out of the city because these black officials fear that gentrified whites won’t vote for them when they are up for re-election – these foolish black officials don’t realize that many of these gentrified whites are just using them to push people of color out of the city.
The white media coverage of a black killed in Shaw compared to a white is a major difference in media coverage. The white media looks at black homicide victims in Shaw as a normal occurrence with little if any white media coverage. However, when a white person is killed in Shaw a rapidly gentrified former black neighborhood where city officials and local neighborhood representation pave the way to force blacks out of Shaw via high property taxes, un-affordable condo’s or high rent, converting children play grounds into dog parks for whites dog owners, depriving blacks of construction contracts and bids and allowing alcohol to be sold on Sundays, city officials legalizing drugs for blacks to by k-2 and drug paraphernalia from immigrant and white store owners – and sell blacks the dice to gamble and then you want to suddenly call for the deployment of police patrols when a white is killed in Shaw.
Shaw Shooting Homicide In The 1700 Block Of 7th Street In Daylight Today At Shaw Metro Station Innocent Bystander Killed: Former ANC Commissioner Leroy Thorpe Tells Residents To Stop Asking Him To Do The ANC Work Of Kevin Chapple
Former Shaw ANC Commissioner and crime fighter Leroy Thorpe reflects on shootings and homicides in Shaw. ” I Iost the ANC race in 2006 prior to that it was my efforts with my Red Hats Patrol group that shut down the open air drug markets and crack houses in Shaw for eighteen years as I served on the ANC Commission making economic development and new residents possible to move into a safe Shaw community and I had the safest ANC single member district of all the elected ANC Commisisoners in Shaw. The small group of folks that lead the effort to defeat me in 2006 and elected ANC Commissioner Kevin Chapple are suffering today with the high ratio of shootings and homicides in Shaw. The voters were swayed by negative gossip and character assassination about me so they get what they voted for in Kevin Chapple. I will not perform the work of Kevin Chapple – you folks need to hold him accountable and stop asking me to do his work- I told you all that you wasted your vote on a do nothing flunkie of Alex Padro,” said former Shaw ANC Commissioner Leroy Thorpe.
Shots fired at 7th & O this past week despite economic development, elected local leadership and recreation amenities that have ignored people of color in Shaw and you wonder why crime, homicides and shootings are up. Some of you folks thought that by not re-electing crime fighter Leroy Thorpe and electing Kevin Chapple would change Shaw – well think again as Shaw continues to move backwards under Kevin Chapple, Alex Padro, Rachelle Nigro and ANC 6-C Chair Marge.
A Black male was shot to death in Shaw last night near 5th & M Streets, NW. The black male was shot in the back – For more information contact the Third District Police on (202) 673-6815.
DC Metropolitan Police Asst. Chief Diane Groomes presented former Shaw ANC Commissioner and Red Hats Patrol Group Leader Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., with a certificate for fighting crime successfully at the Annual Shaw Red Hats Community Awards Block Party on June 13, 2015.