“All black men on Miss Ann’s plantation are antiblack and don’t side with the black community? Not Lewis Reed. Not Jeffrey Body. Not new Police Chief Haden. Or new Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards. She likes a certain type.
“Edwards told a crowd at a Martin Luther King Day event that black-on-black crime was a problem African-American residents need to tackle.
The following day, as part of a thread of 11 tweets, ArchCity Defenders posted “newly appointed Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards chose to publicly demonize black St. Louisans by employing overly-simplistic racial rhetoric that has long been used to preserve the status quo.”
Notice the chief NEVER addresses institutional racism, oppression or disastrous polices enacted by the white establishment machine that increased crime and poverty. All that is given a pass. He lays the blame exclusively on black people. He would never suggest white victims of the opiod crisis are to blame, when it comes to talking about them, it’s a societal issue, there’s compassion, always a million fucking variables why… they get every benefit of the doubt.
The state of the negro establishment in St. Louis is so bad, it took Arch Defenders to clap back … I’m sure black leaders will talk about this next week in the negro weekly… St. Louis needs real black media. And real black leadership.”
Who is responsible for ‘black-on-black’ crime in St. Louis? MLK Day remarks prompt sharp response
St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards made remarks about crime in St. Louis that prompted a sharp response from civil rights law firm ArchCity