If we’re brutally honest, the COVID-19 scourge may have given Black America an unintended public safety advantage.
Obviously, our disproportionately high life-threatening illness and death rate from this disease isn’t it.
The prime unintended advantage is stay-at-home orders discourage public congregating, long a source of confrontation, robbery, and ballistically settling old scores, often to the deadly detriment of onlookers and passersby.
Some will consider this interpretation too bitter a pill to swallow. My response is you gulped down daily murder, theft, and aggravated assault without complaint.
Stay-at-home orders meant to manage the COVID-19 virus may also be managing viral violence and larceny in our most unsafe areas — American inner cities.
These orders have also shown career criminals used to passive mayors that these elected officials have always had the power to clear the streets and aggressively deploy police. They simply never exercised it.
I invite anyone angered by my perspective to become equally angry at those making urban areas unsafe and unliveable.
After two terms of pampering policies by the previous president of the United States, the hypnotic mantra of mass incarceration, a creeping abolition of cash bail, and now releasing criminals from custody due to infection concerns, there exists a generation who’s never been held responsible for their actions, no matter how heinous nor habitual.
This is one Black hermit’s view of an unintended public safety advantage arising from stay-at-home orders in usually overrun urban areas.
#capblacksafetycreator is Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black, Grassroots Security Consultant in the real life Gotham City of New Orleans.
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