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Black On Black Crime Growing In Memphis July 29, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African, African Americans, Askew, Black, black-on-black, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Crime, Growing, homicide, Jim Crow, Johnnie Turner, Kill, killed, Memphis, Murder, NAACP, poverty, Racism, Whalum, White.
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It’s a subject most people don’t like to talk about, but many in the African American community say black on black crime in Memphis is out of control.

“I hate to hear breaking news cause I always think who got killed this time,” said Hickory Hill homeowner Freddie Askew.

What angers Freddie Askew even more is that the number of African American victims keeps piling up.

“Jim Crow didn’t destroy us, racism didn’t destroy us, it is us destroying us,” said Askew.

Already this year, Memphis has seen 91 homicides. A breakdown shows 89% of the victims are Black. And 84% of those accused of murdering the men, women and children, are also African American. 96% of the suspects are male.

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