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.
Mayor Bowers Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Office ignored informing longtime Black Shaw activists, civic organizations and a Ward 6-E Black Commissioner of development plans for Parcel 42 located in Shaw at the corner of 7th & Rhode Island Ave, NW. Bowers folks held a recent meeting in Shaw at the Howard Theater and did not invite key Black leaders in Shaw on Parcel 42 to be developed for affordable housing.
A Young black male was shot this morning at 6th & P NW in gentrified Shaw – the young man is linked to the 7th & O neighborhood. Despite gentrified businesses and economic development benefiting gentrification in Shaw violent crime continues. “A lot of the gentrified new comers to Shaw re-elected a few sellout black ANC Commissioners and want to be politicians to the ANC to push blacks out of Shaw and to take land from black owners via real estate developers. The black voters did not have common sense to elect an ANC Commissioner to fight for equal and fair economic development and leadership to continue making Shaw safe. Some of the white voters as always, got caught up in slander and character assassination about ANC Candidates on the internet while ignoring the legacy of progress in Shaw fighting crime before they migrated to Shaw,” said Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
The young black men and woman rioting in Baltimore Maryland had the right energy and wrong method. The rioters did the right thing not to listen to the sellouts black politicians and clergy; however, the black rioters did the wrong thing to attack the police with bricks, rocks and destroy police public property by burning police cars and destroying businesses in their black neighborhoods which will soon be redeveloped and gentrified. The rioters could have made a major statement to sit at the table for economic development parity, better schools, better health care and employment had they rioted downtown and disrupted the the city’s core economic system instead of their own neighborhoods. The old civil rights methods have proven ineffective in America and young black men and woman understands this – the old sellout civil rights leaders, clergy and politicians beholding to white interest can’t sway these young black men and women in America anymore. To solve these social, economic and political inequalities America must abandon it’s race and class system and allow blacks parity on all levels to be safe.
Black Male Shot This Morning At 8th & O NW In Shaw: Gentrified Apartied Economic Development Continues To Push Blacks Out Of Shaw
A black male was shot this morning at 8th & O in Shaw while apartied gentrified development continues to push blacks out of Shaw int PG County.