But KC Confidential got out in front of most media with the real story on the murder/suicide Saturday. My story was on the money.
This is not something to brag about because it’s truly upsetting and more than sad.
But yes, this was a racially motivated incident. It was about an all too common crime by a young black man who was a highly paid pro athlete. And who killed someone for no real reason. It’s about a culture that makes even average black Americans just as pissed off and ill.
The young hip-hop, urban core scene is basically, “We just hate.” Even when they have dream jobs, a dream life and attention they’re still angry and prone to violence.
Jovan Belcher was drinking and partying at the Power & Light Friday night into Saturday morning. According to police, they found him drunk and asleep in his $400,000 dollar Bentley around 2 AM. Had that been you or I we would have probably been taken in for a D.U.I.
Instead, they sent him home. A couple hours later he emptied his semi-automatic handgun into his girlfriend.
Why? Shocker, he was drunk, jealous and – oh yeah – they had FINANCIAL ISSUES.
This man was making close to $2 million a year, drove a Bentley and this was his home where his girlfriend, baby and mother lived. And let’s just say it was not a home in Hallbrook. Money problems? Seriously?
A 25 year-old, a pro football player with a seven figure salary and climbing but he’s broke. How do you do that?
I’ll tell you, NO EDUCATION, that’s how. Anger, that’s how. I’m bad and you’re stupid, that’s how.
As I’ve written before, most – not all – but most NFL and NBA players are broke or bankrupt 3 to 5 years after they leave the game. Most. I’ve known many of them.
Jovan was GIVEN a degree, as are most soon-to-be pro players of color.
It’s as simple as that.
We all know it but we don’t care because they’re great players and we need them out there on the field.
Hey, even Belcher’s best friend on the team couldn’t spell his name.
Dwayne Bowe and other Chiefs wore T-Shirts honoring their fallen pal with his name spelled Janvan.
I rest my case.
The media danced past these issues as Hearne pointed out yesterday.
Hearne was right, few people even knew the name Jovan Belcher – he was a starter but not a star. Chiefs fans knew of him but little else. Yet the Star wrote a headline saying the “Community Mourns.”
We didn’t know he was already in counseling over anger issues with his girlfriend.
The victims were the murdered girlfriend, her 3 month old child and their families. Jovan had plenty of other guns in his home. He sure needed those.
Was Belcher a pro football player or a gang banger? Which?
I did a similar story on KMBZ about how shopping and entertainment areas could not have young black people in them or they would fail. I based that on statistics about their bad behavior nationally.
No, not all blacks are bad. There are just too many troublemakers and whites fear them.
Blacks generally dislike and distrust white people as well. A sad fact.
You’ve seen the stats on violence regarding young black men. It’s unreal.
Yes, they are the crime problem in this country period.
I know we have white serial killers, murderers and other violent criminals, but it’s a small fraction of the numbers among young blacks.
Without young black men’s crimes our prisons would be nearly empty.
So now the streets are pretty safe – that’s just a fact.
BY THE WAY NOBODY ARGUED AGAINST ME on KMBZ – even the black callers agreed.
“We are embarrassed by this bad behavior,” they said. “These kids need to be in school and their parents are to blame, as are their neighborhoods.”
These are the real issues, not THE TRAGEDY.
It’s why white people don’t want to be around groups of black people. Like on the Plaza. They’re afraid.
This is why! This why! This is WHY!
Having said all this, I’m not a racist, I’m a realist.
My many close friends who are black agree with me 100%.
They include Jimmy Walker, Michael Winslow and even Chiefs player Ted McKnight who lived with me for a few months. They can’t stand it either.
What will change all this? Time and education.
Examples of great African Americans are everywhere – including in the White House.
THEY NEED TO BE IN THE MAJORITY NOT THE GANGSTAS.
I came from a violent background. I left that world decades ago and I don’t miss it. So I know things can change, people can change.