Ending the year with yet another Black on Black teenage murder

 

They live in a fucked-up world where black is white and white is black, and where there is all kinds of grey in between. Our elected politicians help themselves to as much goodies as they can and they don’t keep their promises to us…….

What a way to spend New Years Eve. Laying naked on a steel cold tray, with a name tag on your big toe to identify you in a cold mortuary, after being sliced-up and sewn back up after a post mortem.Oh and just incase you aren’t aware….you do realise you are dead?

This time the latest act of depravity is not in my area of Hackney, but Peckham and the police did not have to confirm the race of the deceased. The fact that Trident is investigating it, confirms it’s Black on Black.  On Wednesday a young boy’s life ended in some dank urine stinking stairwell on a housing estate in South London, after being shot dead, by his peers. Two others were stabbed.

While police have not confirmed anything, people on the estate, have described seeing a gang of boys chasing another group. Soon after gun shots were heard. Why this cycle of depravity amongst young black boys? Why so little value on life?

At this point, I’m out of excuses. Gone are the days I made them…They have had a hard life, racism, poverty or lack of jobs, although there are lots of others who will continue with excuses for their behaviour. Even though statistics show young black boys are being let down by the education system, we can’t pin everything on schools and teachers nor can we blame the police or stop and search.  It’s a black problem and it takes the village and parents to stop this cycle. Just like with dogs, there aren’t any bad dogs, just bad owners and I can only assume that very slack parenting and a total break down of the family is what leads to this.

My recent experience with Hackney Police and some young thugs in my area is proof that police intervention is pathetic and non existent at an early stage, when things could be nipped in the bud, instead they form divisions like Operation Trident, to handle the mess they could have stopped earlier.  The jury is still out on Trident’s effectiveness, but I’m leaning to, their a waste. As for the little thugs in my area, I’m hoping to photograph as many of them as I can, and pin the pics all over the area, especially on the estate they come from, in hope that I can come face to face with their parents.

Still I won’t lay all the blame on these wannabe bad asses, They live in a fucked-up world where black is white and white is black, and where there is all kinds of grey in between. Our elected politicians help themselves to as much goodies as they can and they don’t keep their promises to us, so I guess it’s easy for them to rationalize away morality and basic human decency when everything around them is driven by shallow consumerism and a live for the moment ethos. In their minds the future is now. There is no long term education plans, no career, wife, kids, and a two up two down terraced house anywhere in their dreams. Just joining their home boys, hanging around or hoping that their mother’s don’t cry too much at their funerals or court trials.

STAY SAFE FOLKS AND MAKE 2011 AN AWESOME YEAR! 

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