Good God, cops are getting shot just about every day now on average.
One in Indianapolis and one in Watts. In Watts, police were called to Nickerson Gardens and interrupted a shooting in progress. One cop got shot, and the gunman was killed. The killer was quite possibly Black.
In Indianapolis, a man was stopped for a traffic stop and then took off on a wild high speed chase. In the course of the chase, he shot at cops, wounding one. Another cop was injured in some unknown manner but not by gunshot. The dead man is a young Black man with long dreadlocks.
I have been to Nickerson Gardens before. It is not a pretty place. Watts is truly the heart of the ghetto. As bad as you think the ghetto is, the very heart of the ghetto is where it is the worst of all. I also noticed that the Blacks in very heart of the ghetto seem to be darker-skinned than in the rest of the ghetto. It is not unusual to see Blacks in Watts who are so dark that their skin is almost blue.Ghetto Blacks are not all that friendly anyway, but the ones in the heart of the ghetto really, really hate Whites.The deeper you go into the ghetto, the ore the hate Whites and in the very heart of the ghetto, the White-hatred is so hot it’s almost about to catch fire. You can feel it in your bones, from both the students and even in some of the teachers. Just pure, sheer, utter hate.
Watts is a scary place. I taught there for only one day, and some Blacks disabled my car battery. But this really cool Black Auto Shop teacher fixed it for me. The Black administrators in Watts are really cool. They know it’s hopeless and they are more or less kicking back, holding down the fort and enjoying the show. Teaching students there was hopeless. I substituted for one class and they kept making excuses to get up and go to the bathroom. Then they would never come back. One after the other. Then I got mad and would not let anyone leave anymore. So the students would just stand up and walk out the back door of the class. Then I caved in and said I would let them out on break. One after the other, they raised their hands with some bullshit excuse to leave class.It was literally a dog ate my homework type thing. It was pretty funny and after a while, I was almost doubled over in laughter when another one would raise their hand to be excused. I would just laugh and let them go. I tried to get them to do some work but they simply refused. Nothing was getting done anyway, why not just let them all go home, right? The whole day more or less went like that.