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chet w Cop Killer IS objectionable (66* d) RE: Cop Killer IS objectionable 04 May 98

Want a recipe for nerve gas? Go to a bookstore (you may have to try a few) and get a copy of The Anarchists' Cookbook, a reprinted work from the glorious sixties (I could have it in thirty minutes) In the sixties I never supported the violent activities of the Weathermen or the Black Panthers. I will say that at least these groups HAD a political agenda, whereas today's rap and heavy metal purveyors decidedly do not. It is a money-making machine taking advantage of the misery of those who can't seem to help themselves. And I'll tell you a couple of effective things being done in my backwards little state of South Carolina. In Columbia, where I live, they have opened police substations in the public housing projects and offered cash incentives to officers willing to live there. I have heard that it's making a difference. In historic Charleston, where the Civil War began, police chief Reuben Greenberg (who is black, in spite of his name), posted street officers on the very blocks where drugs were being sold (which is the driving force behind this gangsta criminal subculture). The dealers are being forced farther and farther away, and juvenile arrests are down 30 percent since the program began. This represents over the years hundreds of young people who did not start down the slippery criminal path. Chief Greenberg should be celebrated as a hero for that fact. I don't want government censorship. I want communities to marginalize these criminals just as we did to the Ku Klux Klan so that they at least have to hide their faces in public and do not get rich over the bodies of easily influenced juveniles who may have every right to feel rage but could be guided, as we were guided in the sixties by Dr. King, to do something constructive and effective rather than commit the suicide that the prison path represents. I can't help but think that we already are together on this if we just pay attention.

Keep it up. I'm mostly checking the "CopKiller-the sequel" thread now.

Chet W.

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