• Geraldo: Black-On-Black Crime ‘More of a Threat Than ISIS’

    Since the police-involved death of Freddie Grey and the rioting and looting that followed, police arrests are down dramatically and violence is at historic levels in the city of Baltimore.

    “Through the first half of May, police made 828 arrests—fewer than half the 1909 made during the same time last year,” according to a report published by the Baltimore Sun. “This month, 36 people have been killed in Baltimore, the highest total for a month since 1999.”

    And while most of the news coverage and conversation about Baltimore has focused on so-called systemic racism in the city’s police force and the supposed overwhelming amount of structural racism in America, most opinion makers are ignoring the big black elephant in the room: the clear and present plague of black-on-black crime in America’s urban areas.

    “It is easy, politically, for someone to say ‘Look at us, woe is me, we’re being victimized . . . by white officers because that fits a historic narrative,'” said Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera. “What is much more difficult to deal with is the reality . . . that these murders are largely turf battles over drug deals.”

    “Urban America is committing a kind of suicide,” Geraldo said. “This should be the president’s priority. I’m not talking rhetorically here. I’m talking what is the reality in Chicago; in Trenton; in Newark; in New Orleans; Detroit; in Baltimore.”

    “There is a crisis in urban America. The president has to deal with it. I think it’s more of a threat than ISIS,” Geraldo added.

    The sad truth is Geraldo is correct.

    So-called civil rights activists, Team Obama, and the media will never be as indignant about the overwhelming number of black people spilling the blood of other blacks as they are about white cops killing blacks.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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