Fifth, I don’t think its possible to do the things I’m saying without having a race war. Why? Go to this link and read this http://www.naacp.org/pages/criminal-justice-fact-sheet and you will see why. In short African Americans make up a large portion of those who would be impacted if significant changes are made to our justice system.
Sixth, I said it can be done and I believe that but it can’t be done with out the God of the bible. Honestly, it will take a miraculous intervention of God. God has to save Baltimore from all the murders. You may be thinking amen God has to save all those bad murderers. Wrong! He has to start with us! The people planning and participating in murder are set in their ways. We can’t rely on them to come to their senses, stop murdering and change things. God is calling us to intervene. Every major social justice movement had leaders and God is looking for leaders to lead Baltimore. If murder is going to stop in our city God is going to have to be heard, sought, feared, trusted and obeyed by a significant amount of its citizens who have never murdered. Are you saying it’s the citizen’s fault that there are so many murders in Baltimore? Yes and no. Like I said you will have to read the following parts of this post. The good news is God has done this kind of stuff before. He has answered big prayers and turned cities, nations and whole groups of people around. He has come along side people and delivered them before and I believe He’s willing to do it again.
Seventh, something has to be done to decrease violent crime in Baltimore. We can’t just stand by and do nothing. We, the citizens of Baltimore, have waited and waited and superman’s not coming. No one is going to help us but us. We are all that’s left. If we want a safer Baltimore, if we want a Baltimore that’s better we have to do something. In closing listen to Dr. King “Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.” Amen! With God’s help may we find an new army of Baltimore citizens are ready to lead us to new measures of social justice.
Part 4 will begin to deal with the specifics of how we can reduce the murder rate in Baltimore.