“Locking Up Our Own” AKA Justice–White People Do It, Why Not Blacks?


In Q. Who Put All Those Blacks in Prison? A. Other Blacks., Steve Sailer took notice of a New York Times article by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad of Harvard, which lamented the fact that in spite of many cities having black rule, they still have to keep locking blacks up for various crimes, the same as the racist white Sheriffs of the distant past.

It seems to have been forgotten that during the racist past, one of the most serious crimes whites were accused of was failing to “lock up our own.”

Hung juries or not guilty verdicts in cases where whites were accused of crimes against blacks were condemned as “Southern justice.” (See the cases of Emmett Till, the Birmingham Church bombing, and Viola Liuzzo–the book at right was published in 1965.)

Propaganda against these incidents resulted in white people insisting that their own people should not be allowed to get away with that sort of thing.

When Eric Holder said in 2011 that focusing on New Black Panther threats against white voters and observers demeaned his “people”, he harked back to that ancient history (1965 is more than 50 years ago) saying

“When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people.”

Of course, many of the people fighting for the rights of Holder’s people were white liberals, and they were backed by a white president (LBJ) and a white Attorney General (Robert F. Kennedy) who apparently put abstract justice above “their people”.

From 2008 to 2016, the US had a black President (Barack Obama) and a black Attorney General (Holder) who weren’t interested in abstract justice at all.

In any event, there’s no reason why black ruled cities shouldn’t pursue tough-on-crime policies–they need them much more than Whitopias.

Below, black Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams asks black gunman Steve Stephens (right) to turn himself in for the shooting–which he posted on Facebook–of black 74 year old Robert Godwin, Sr.

Pictured: two images of Godwin being allegedly shot by Stephens live on Facebook:

Who’s to blame for this kind of thing? Well, here’s one suggestion: