Chattanooga’s mayor using federal program to continue racial oppression of poor Blacks in public housing

By Sinclere Lee

(Chattanooga) BNW) —
Chattanooga’s Mayor Ron Littlefield outlined new city initiatives for violence-prone inner-city youth at a summit with Black leaders on Saturday afternoon. The so-called youth summit, which was attended by no youths, was organized over the passed few days because of the retaliation killings that have plagued Chattanooga’s Black community.

The meeting at Olivet Baptist Church on MLK Boulevard came after a murder at a local housing project and a follow-up killing at another housing development. The slaying early Friday was apparently in retaliation for the first shooting.

Mayor Littlefield said combating the problems, in which officials now believe gangs may play a role, is complex. But he said his administration is ramping up youth programs, which is a lie.

Mayor Littlefield and his whole administration are known for its racism and the use of the Weed and Seed program to continue a system of racism in the local courts in Chattanooga. It is estimated that two-thirds of all the Black men in the city between the ages of 17 and 35 are under some kind of criminal justice control —that's two out of three — and the Weed and Seed program has allowed this injustice to happen.

Weed and Seed

Weed and Seed is a Department of Justice community-based program whose goal is to prevent, control and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in targeted high-crime neighborhoods throughout the country. On the surface it sounds good, but when it is used as a form of racism to control a people, it becomes more evil than Hitler’s Germany. In other words, Mayor Littlefield is using the Weed and Seed program in Chattanooga as a means of ethnic cleansing.

Weed and Seed strategy follows a two-pronged approach: local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors cooperate in "weeding" out criminals who engage in violent crimes and drug abuse, and "seeding" brings to the area human services encompassing prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood revitalization. They don't have anything like that going because that makes too much sense for a bunch racist crackers in Tennessee!

A community-oriented policing component bridges weeding and seeding strategies: officers obtain cooperation and information from area residents while they assist residents in obtaining information about community revitalization and resources, but the white racist police hate the Black community so, that the use of the word Nigger is routinely used in referring to Black citizens in Chattanooga.

While the Weed and Seed program has a carrot and stick approach, the racists in Chattanooga are only using the stick! Their method of control is the beat-down of any Black person who challenges their control and racism.

The mayore said the Weed and Seed program is being expanded, the Stop the Madness project that worked in Fort Wayne, Ind., will be started, and there is a coordinated effort for more youth programs involving city parks and recreation, the Boys Club and the YMCA. All the above is a fake and a bunch of lies coming from a racist who uses federal dollars to continue racial oppression of Black people.

He also mentioned the faith-based initiative involving local Black ministers and youth and new programs planned on the Westside at the former James A. Henry School — more lies and the Black preachers!

He said Outdoor Chattanooga is also planning to include inner-city youth in its programs.

Mayor Littlefield said the city "has had groups calling themselves Bloods and Crips for a number of years. Whether they are real gangs or wannabe gangs, the effect is the same."

17-Year-Old Charged In Murder Of Patton At Emma Wheeler Homes

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Adrian Patton at Emma Wheeler Homes on Tuesday.

Timothy "TimBoo" Evans had been arrested previously and charged as an accessory.

On Saturday, he was brought in again and charged with first-degree murder for the death of the 26-year-old Patton. He and a passenger were shot as they drove in a pickup truck. The truck crashed into one of the units at the Chattanooga Housing Authority facility.

There was a follow-up slaying early Friday morning at East Lake Courts that was felt to be retaliation for the Patton murder.

Police said the shootings may be gang related.

He said there is a problem "with young people not having enough things to do and not having jobs."

Rep. JoAnne Favors, who took part in the meeting, said many local employers, hire people from North Georgia or North Alabama rather than from Chattanooga. This area of the Dirty South is known to be the most racist area in the country.

She said, "You should look out for those from home first."

Rep. Favors said another problem is that in local housing projects "too many people of the same socio-economic level are together. Thirty years ago there were professional people living there and it was more diverse."

Yusuf Hakeem, former City Council member, said, "Talking about the problems is a first step." However, talking is on thing and lying is another.

He said it is important to try to begin communicating with young people, but no young people were invited to the youth summit.

He also said, "You can't tell me that you can't hire people from this community."

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