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Friday, August 17, 2007

Fourth Dunbar Village Suspect Arrested... Local Congregations Embrace Dunbar Village

“We’re in support of Michael as a human being,” SCLC president Charles Steele said. “Right now, he’s feeling discarded, ostracized by people who are rushing to judgment. It’s our responsibility to save him.”(Source) SCLC Preseident, Speaking about Multimilliionaire Michael Vick.

Umm Mr, Steele, how about saving Black women and girls in West Palm Beach, Florida. Y'all e-mail Mr. Steele and ask him about the SCLC's silence on Dunbar Village and see if he responds. president@sclcnational.org.(BTW, this e-mail does not work.... why does that not surprise me? Call instead Tel:404.522.1420)

A fourth teen in the Dunbar Village gang rape was arrested. He's 18, the previous three arrested were 14, 15, and 16. Six more remain at large.

On another front, at least 1000 local church members plan to form a ring around Dunbar Village on Saturday.

I hope they are signing up to register to vote and vow to elect a Mayor that values the lives of all of the citizens of West Palm beach and won't purchase expensive office furniture while sections of town fall into anarchy and Black middle aged women and their children are turned into prey. Theya re having a 2 hr. Prayer march on Saturday.

"I am going to challenge our pastors and our people," Hobbs said. "It's not enough to pray and go home. The Christian community has been idle and AWOL here and thought that government would take care of this."


"The church at large has neglected its responsibility to take care of the poor, the fatherless and widows," he said.


"We need to really show the community at large that something as horrible as this should not go by without someone speaking out against it," he said.

Wow, so I am not the only one. In case you haven't figured it out by now. One of the main purposes of the League of the Immorally Indifferent was to point out that ordinary people can be leaders. Ordinary people MUST be leaders. This means local pastors and grassroots activists and ordinary folk like you and me, not globe trotting ambulance chasers that come on the scene and then swiftly move on once the glare of the cameras goes away.

I KNEW that nobody on that list was probably going to say a dayum thing about Dunbar Village until someone in the National Media puts them on blast, but each day they remain silent, the case for ordinary people stepping up to the plate to help each other without the aid of any "leaders" and organizations is made stronger. Come on! We got the NAACP to admit that they don't care about Black on Black crime and admit that had the Dunbar Village gang rape been carried out by white teens instead of Black, the NAACP would have become involved at the national level. That is a pretty damning piece of evidence in making the case that these folks and their organizations are out of touch.

Each day ordinary folks step up to the plate while these folks remain silent also makes them more irrelevant and appear more incompetent. So the next time we have one of our quarterly discussions about is organization X still relevant, we can point to the League of the Immorally Indifferent and say "Hell NO!" and "Give me my dues back!"

You can help the victims of the Dunbar Village gang rape. Read about my experience donating at a Wachovia branch in my town:
Checks can be made payable to the Dunbar Village Victim Assistance Fund-St. Ann. They can be dropped off at any Wachovia branch or mailed to: St. Ann Catholic Church, 310 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. The church’s phone number is (561) 832-3757. (SOURCE)