May 5th, 2008

Within three days, generic cialis thumb Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane will have a post or article about the 16-year-old girl shot by someone in a passing vehicle near Addison, Wisconsin.

He’ll point out that no one is ranting about how the shooting is proof of a “cornfield culture” that encourages such actions unlike the criticism of inner-city culture that appears in the media and in the Cheddarsphere every time a black kid is gunned down in Milwaukee.

As usual, he’ll be right…and yet wrong at the same time.

Yes, no one uses crimes like this senseless shooting or the rampage by the rural cop last year as fodder for a discussion of the failures of white rural culture.

But the occasional existence of such crimes in no way balances or is the equivalent to the unacceptably high level of shootings in Milwaukee’s inner city.

Entry Filed under: Media,Milwaukee

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  May 5th, 2008 at 10:02 am

    So then, the shootings in rural areas are at a pretty much acceptable level? We could put up with a few more without worrying? What would be the proper level of rural shootings?

    How many fewer urban shootings would be necessary for that level to be acceptable?

    You know. Just asking? ;)

  • 2. elliot  |  May 5th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Good question!

    Of course, I’d like to see no shootings that aren’t in self-defense, period.

    But I think if shootings in Milwaukee’s inner city were as rare as drive-bys in Addison, Wisconsin we’d all be a lot happier. ;)

  • 3. Aaron  |  May 5th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Is it the density of the population, or of the people that causes the increased violence in the city?

  • 4. grumps  |  May 6th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    I blame…[all together now]…Alice Walker.

    I never did like her much.

  • 5. From Where I sit » &hellip  |  May 8th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

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