Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The State of the Shelley House at 4600 Labadie Ave in St. Louis... a Powerful Reminder the 'Racists' Were Right All Along

You might remember the house at 4600 Labadie Avenue in St. Louis

It's pretty famous. 

At just under 1,800 square feet, this home is a civil rights icon. 
Courtesy of Google Earth, the infamous Shelley home (which helped defeat freedom of association) is in a now 100 percent black community that resembles a war zone. Look at all the burnt-out properties surrounding this civil rights icon, part of the National Register of Historic Places...

The value of this infamous home has nearly doubled in four years, while homes around it are going for $1,000, $2,000, $2,500 (just next door), $2,000, and a home just down the street sold for a whopping $500...

It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which might be the primary reason this home is valued at 661.31% more than homes in the same community...
Property Overview - 4600 Labadie Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63115 is a multi family home built in 1906. The median sales price for the Greater Ville area is $64,237. The $114,196 estimated value is 661.31% greater than the median listing price of $15,000 for the Greater Ville area. 
Give up on what house this is

Oddly enough, it has an appraised value of $13,400 (2016)... though Zillow claims the value of the home is $82,000. 

Guess it yet?

Here's a pictorial you might like to jog your memory...

Here's another hint. [North St. Louis house changed civil rights history,, 2-13-17]:
In the 1940’s, J.D. Shelley wanted the American dream in St. Louis. 
“He wanted a nice place for his family to live while he was here,” said Jeffrey Copeland, Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Northern Iowa. “There were nine of them in the family.” 
In 1945, Shelley bought a house at 4600 Labadie Avenue in north St. Louis. What Shelley, an African American, didn’t know was there was a 1911 covenant barring blacks from owning the property. To block the home sale to the Shelley family, Louis Kraemer sued. According to author and filmmaker Copeland, Shelley’s legal fight to buy a home for his family changed the course of civil rights in the United States, via the U.S. Supreme Court. 
Courtesy of Zillow, we see the property value near the Shelley house in North St. Louis... a hilarious reminder of the consequences of desegregation: black people depreciating home values (the free market reacting to social dysfunction, crime and negative social capital created by blacks)
“Shelley v. Kraemer was actually one of the more milestone rulings in the history of this country,” said Copeland. 
Prior to 1948, blacks in St. Louis and throughout the U.S. could rent property, but racial covenants often prevented African Americans from buying real estate.“As of 1945 through 1948 when these events took place, people could be denied where they lived because of their race, color, creed, national origin,” said Copeland. 
“In this particular case, the covenant was specifically designed to keep African Americans out of the community.” 
Although it took multiple court cases, the Shelleys prevailed. 
“Mr. and Mrs. Shelley eventually do win in court. They win in St. Louis Civil Court.  
They lose at the Missouri Supreme Court, then they win at the United States Supreme Court,” said Copeland. “And when they win, people are overjoyed. This is a major victory. This literally changed the face and color of America.” 
The winning attorney in Shelley v. Kraemer was the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall, who went onto become the first African American Supreme Court justice. 
Copeland said he is fascinated by Shelley v. Kraemer. He produced a documentary and wrote a book about the case. “Olivia’s Story” looks at Shelley v. Kraemer through the eyes of Sumner High School teacher Olivia Merriweather Perkins, who joined a group of people assisting the Shelley family with their legal battles. 
“People of different races, different religions, different national origins all got together and said ‘Look, enough is enough. This is an inequality that we cannot let stand,’” said Copeland. “They put themselves on the line without regard for their own personal safety. They decided they were going to stand up and say ‘This is going to change and we’re going to do it.’” 
Copeland said Shelley v. Kraemer inspired civil rights activists for decades to come.“Once Shelley v. Kraemer was on the books, then people started looking at other injustices as well and they weren’t as afraid to get up and say ‘We see what they did in St. Louis. Now you know what? It’s our turn.’” said Copeland. 
Copeland debuts his documentary on Shelley v. Kraemer Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum.

It turns out the first black couple to move onto Labadie Avenue, J.D. and Ethel Shelley, purchased the long-celebrated (it's a National Historical Landmark after all...) "Shelley House" for $5,700 in 1945.

The neighborhood was 100 percent white until this transaction, which of course was illegal due to the restrictive covenant placed on the property.  

But that was 69 years ago.

Located in zip code 63115, 4600 Labadie Avenue is in an area that is now nearly 100 percent black.   

It wasn't but 69 years ago two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World World II; but the end of World War II saw the birthing of a new nation...

Today, the "Shelley House" has an appraised value of $13,400.
Consulting an inflation calculator (God Bless the Internet), we learn that a house valued at $5,700 in 1945 would be worth $76,899 in 2017 dollars; and yet the Labadie Avenue property at 4600 is appraised by the city of St. Louis for $13,400 in 2016. 

We call this the Visible Black Hand of Economics and the precise reason why restrictive covenants existed: to protect white people, their posterity and their civilization from the consequences of blacks. 

As we move further into the future and the consequences of the great American experiment to prove race really is a social construct fails magnificently, the horrific reality becomes clear: the racists were right all along.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last Day of the SBPDL Winter Fundraiser: We Still Need Your Help

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Because of our Inability to Admit Reality of Black Crime/Dysfunction Problem, Indianapolis Teeters on Edge of No Return

Indianapolis has been close before (Google: "Officer Perry Renn"). 

It's my belief we'll see an incident occur in the city, triggering a serious of events beyond our comprehension at this point. 

With President Trump in the White House, there won't be any representatives of his administration being sent to funerals of black thugs killed by evil white police (honorary white police, in the case of George Zimmerman), as Obama did in the cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray.

What is this dude talking about, you're probably asking yourself?

This. [Downtown teen fights becoming ‘typical’,, 2-12-17]
IMPD patrol officers are so inured to breaking up weekend fights between battling teens that now when a skirmish breaks out on a downtown street they merely report is as, “another typical Saturday night,” on the police radio. 
And so it was last night as IMPD officers called for backup and broke up at least five fights between eight and ten o’clock, arresting perhaps a dozen teens and young people, one of them a 13-year-old girl.
Fox 59 is too polite to note it's black teens behind the mayhem, with the obvious solution to his racial problem being the barring of black youth from visiting downtown areas on the weekend. 

Truly, the most pressing problems in our modern society is to admit black individuals collectively lack the ability to function at the average level of civility standards established by white individuals. 

Because of our reticence to address obvious racial shortcomings in behavior by blacks publicly, we must privately note our reluctance to believe in racial equality by abandoning shopping/entertainment centers frequented by blacks. [IMPD working to curb recent spike in youth violence,, 2-14-17]:

Fed up with unruly youth and teen behavior that has resulted in fights, beatings, confrontations with police, shootings and murder, IMPD will soon knock on doors of juveniles arrested for downtown misbehavior. 
Eight teens, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were arrested in downtown Indianapolis last weekend as fights among crowds of 40-50 teens broke out with some battling police officers. 
That’s why 17-year-old Markeshia Laswell’s Saturday night ended early Sunday morning at the Marion County Juvenile Facility. 
“’Why did you get arrested?’” Michael Laswell asked his niece when he arrived to bring her home. “She would not say anything. Nothing whatsoever.” 
An IMPD report from that night portrayed Laswell as a combatant in a fight between three officers and a 22-year-old man in the shadow of Circle Centre. 
“I can’t understand why she would be interfering with the police when they were trying to arrest someone,” said Laswell when informed by FOX59 of the police report narrative his niece wouldn’t share. “Interfering with the police, not doing what the police tells her to do, it’s a dead end street. It’s a way to go to jail, it's all there is to it.” 
Deputy Mayor Rev. David Hampton said that while the chronic disruptive behavior downtown should not be indicative of Indianapolis teens, admittedly there needs to be more entertainment and social alternative for youth on weekends. 

Hampton said this Saturday clergy will be on the street to observe and act as intermediaries if necessary between the young people and each other and the police.
".... confrontations with police?" 

Do you get how close Indianapolis is from being ground zero of The Happening?

It nearly happened over the weekend. [Three juveniles arrested in rash of downtown fights Saturday night, Indy Channel, 2-20-17]:
IMPD arrested three juveniles and an adult Saturday in multiple fights that broke out around the downtown area. 
The fights, which mostly centered around the Circle Centre Mall and Indiana Convention Center, took place between 8:00-10:00 p.m. 
Just before 9 p.m., an IMPD officer in the downtown unit deployed a pepperball to break up a fight near the Steak 'n Shake restaurant on Maryland Street. 
Shortly before 10 p.m., another officer deployed a pepperball near the intersection of Washington Street and Capitol Avenue to disperse a large fight. 
According to the police report, after the pepperball was deployed, those involved in the fight ran in all directions. No arrests were made in that incident. 
Another juvenile male was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest near the convention center. 
The fights come just a few weeks after another large fight in front of the Bu Da Lounge on Market Street downtown ended with a fatal gunshot. 
When white people abandon these public places, the businesses currently open there will close and the tax revenue they produce for the city will evaporate. Black dysfunction/crime/disorderly behavior will result in the city budget of Indianapolis shrinking with loss revenues from taxes, depreciated commercial/residential property values as businesses shutter and productive citizens flee the city, and an lower quality of maintenance for infrastructure upgrades.

More importantly, each time black individuals believe the law doesn't apply to them and that they can confront police without repercussions/consequences, we move closer and closer to the moment a white police officer is forced to defend his life, and in so doing, collectively infuriates black people who feel a black individual has the right to do whatever the hell they damn desire.

If you were a gambler, Indianapolis is the city to go all-in on.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blacks in 70% Black Ferguson Upset Police Department Deploy "Militarized" D.A.R.E Humvee

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Remember Ferguson, Missouri? 

The 70 percent black city was home to Barack Obama-approved black riots/black insurrection in 2014 (only becoming a majority black-city because of Section 8 vouchers destabilizing the quality of life white people had established there for decades) after Officer Darren Wilson defending himself while being attacked by Michael Brown. 

Well, Michael Brown has emerged as the true hero of the 2014 altercation and the Ferguson Police Department (and all cops in the St. Louis metro area) have become the villains in this ongoing morality play, which helps explain why an innocuous D.A.R.E Humvee has emerged as the vehicle of evil in the city[D.A.R.E. mascots name raises eyebrows in Ferguson,, 2-7-17]:
The Ferguson Police Department’s DARE vehicle got an update from a standard van to a newly decorated Humvee. 
On the side of the Humvee is the DARE mascot Daren the Lion. 
Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss said Daren has been the mascot for DARE since the 80's. 
Some Ferguson residents think that is an inappropriate name for a mascot in that area. 
In a post on the cities website Daren the Lion was spelled wrong, with two R’s like Officer Darren Wilson. 
"People thought immediately of Darren Wilson and that he is being lionized on the side of a militarized police vehicle in our community," said Ferguson resident Emily Davis. 
Moss said Daren the Lion was on their previous DARE vehicle and has been introduced to kids in Ferguson for decades. 
"To say that this somehow relates to Michael Brown or Darren Wilson is a stretch because this predates that incident and no one was thinking that way because we were innocently trying to appeal to children," said Moss. 
Some parents are also upset with the choice of vehicle, a Humvee. 
"These militarized vehicles were used during a military occupation of Ferguson during a stressful period of a lot of our children's lives," said Davis. 
Moss said the vehicle was donated to the department in 2011 and they wanted to use it for something fun. 
Some residents still feel like the new DARE vehicle is a slap in the face that the city and school district did not think through. 
Moss said they intended the vehicle to be used as a positive way to keep kids away from drugs and nothing else.
Daren the Lion replaced Yogi Bear as the mascot of D.A.R.E long, long ago, though for some reason people in the now 70 percent black city of Ferguson believe Darren Wilson is being 'lionized' with this honorific (with the Humvee a reminder of the need for a militarized response to the black riots/black insurrection befallen the city for much of 2014).

Let this be stated: Darren Wilson should be lionized and praised as the true hero of Ferguson, instead of being depicted as the villain.

Let this be stated: the militarization of the police is a direct response to the threat posed by Africans in America when they threaten to not only destabilize, but permanently overwhelm the civilization white people long ago established in a neighborhood, community, town, city, or county.

When we publicly celebrate Darren Wilson as the hero of Ferguson (and the man who helped expose anti-white racism in the black community and their primary allies in the mainstream media), we won't need militarized vehicles deployed in police departments: the threat to our communities will be gone.


When Daren the Lion is renamed, "Darren Wilson the Lion of Ferguson," we will know D.A.R.E is nothing more than a ceremonious relic of a horrifying past where we could not truly take the gloves off and declare a real war on drugs (executing illegal drug dealers and drug users as a means to end the allure of drug use).