tommy2chips: “Statistically, Blacks do kill and attack more than any race. I live in the Baltimore area, it is bad.”
Hi, Tommy. I was a Brooklyn cop when Shawn Jay Z Carter raps about attempting destroy his community by selling dope to people living and working in the community and neighborhoods I served.
I personally witnessed the emotional pain and physical violence Shawn Carter is responsible for causing, and its aftermath, leaving peaceful community residents fearing for their safety on a 24/7 basis, which are the hours drugs were/are being sold.
During the twelve years I served this community I met hundreds of peaceful people who were just as shaken, upset and disturbed as I was by the daily displays of violence.
I was lucky, at the end of my workday I could leave the community, returning to a more peaceful residential community were concerns for me and my family’s safety were significantly lower.
However, virtually all of my civilian co-workers, mostly loving, competent moms living in this community were not as fortunate. They were burdened with stresses and challenges my parents did not face to any significant degree.
I can recall only a few times when my mom said, “Knute, I do not want you hanging out or playing with those “Smith or Jones” family kids. If I learn you are hanging out with them, you’ll be grounded with no TV.” (at the time our TV was a 13″ B&W Motorola with rabbit ears)
The added stresses and challenges my peaceful co-workers faced was preventing their children from being negatively influenced by abused/neglected/unsupervised children being raised and nurtured by immature teens and young women who irresponsibly begin building families before they acquired the skills, maturity, PATIENCE and means to independently provide for their family of developing children.
In his 2015 Grammy Award winning performance of “I” Kendrick Lamar raps about experiencing depression since he was an adolescent.
In a January 20, 2011 LAWeekly interview Kendrick, born in 1987, the same year songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy award, he told the interviewer:
“Lamar’s parents moved from Chicago to Compton in 1984 with all of $500 in their pockets. “My mom’s one of 13 [THIRTEEN] siblings, and they all got SIX kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton,” he says.”
“I’m 6 years old, seein’ my uncles playing with shotguns, sellin’ dope in front of the apartment. My moms and pops never said nothing, ’cause they were young and living wild, too. I got about 15 stories like ‘Average Joe.'”
In this October 25, 2012 interview Kendrick describes being a SIX-YEAR-OLD child who was emotionally abandon by his “living wild” mom.
Tommy, Kendrick describes the emotionally abused/damaged children that responsible peaceful, caring, loving moms living in this community, on a daily basis struggled to keep their kids from being influenced by.
In school Kendrick, his brothers and sisters, his cousins, his neighborhood friends, elementary and JHS classmates were being taught peaceful values, to respect their neighbors and our society’s rules and laws.
Only to return home after class to “living wild” caretakers and a neighborhood atmosphere that was disregarding all the peaceful values he was being taught in elementary school.
In her book, “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS)”, researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy’s does an excellent job relating how “Cognitive Dissonance,” a debilitating mental condition, causes people’s minds to experience confusion and ambivalence.
Tommy, I wonder how little Kendrick and his elementary school classmates reacted when their elementary school teacher introduced the DARE presenter and they learned about the real dangers of drugs, how they harm people, including their parents, other family members and neighbors?
Kendrick’s description of his young life certainly explains why many kids grow up confused, perhaps resentful for being introduced to a life of hardship and struggle. As they mature they realize mom and/or dad introduced them to life of struggle, totally unlike the safe, mostly happy, life they were aware many Average Joe American kids were experiencing.
In his 1990s raps Tupac describes loving/hating his mom, despising his dad, contemplating suicide when he wakes in the morning, and committing harmful anti-social acts against his peaceful neighbors because of the painful life his drug addicted mom introduced him to.
Because they live thousand of miles apart, I can safely say Shawn Jay Z Carter was not the poison dealer Tupac’s mom purchased drugs from.
Recently Baltimore mom Toya Graham’s teen son Michael and many of his teen classmates were observed/recorded acting with depraved indifference for human life toward peaceful people attempting to protect their peaceful community members from the anger and frustration of children experiencing Cognitive Dissonance, in that these children are aware their moms are responsible for introducing them to a life of pain and hardship they would not have experienced if their moms had made better choices when building a family.
In her song about child abuse, 1988 Grammy nominee Suzanne Vega correctly notes that many victims of child abuse will not identify and often protect their abusers.
In my mind it is understandable that many victims of emotional child abuse understandably will not blame their moms or other caretakers for the hardships they are experiencing. Yet being young immature humans they somehow need to vent their simmering rage and resentment, which results in peaceful people living and/or working in their community becoming victims of their rage, frustration and resentment.
Tommy, early in my police career when I was assigned to a Brooklyn community a few of my training officers advised me to be prepared to experience “culture shock.” When I asked what is meant by “culture shock,” I was told, “You’ll find out.”
I did find out what “culture shock” is, though it was not a culture of violence and harmful anti-social activities many were insinuating I would be shocked by.
The aspect of this Brooklyn, NY community that shocked me to the core was witnessing children being emotionally scarred by a “culture of child abuse/neglect” that Kendrick Lamar raps and speaks about some twenty-five years after I first witnessed the “Culture of Child Abuse/Neglect” that today CONTINUES emotionally damaging many developing children and their communities.
Tommy, if Ms. Graham and Kendrick’s mom had built smaller families they could easier care for, provide for and supervise, do you believe Michael and Kendrick would have matured into teens whose minds were tainted with anger and frustration, feeling a need to vent these negative emotions, often in a violent fashion?
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”