About South Saint Petersburg
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
matter.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
The South St Petersburg web site was inspired by three events which occurred in St Petersburg over the period from April 2008 to April 2009. Two of those events occurred in North St Pete but the perpetrators were Southsiders or had Southside connections.
This site is currently in a transitional phase. We have lots of content, that we are copying and pasting into it. As we write, it is 3 weeks til the Statute of Limitations expires for Amy’s killer (April 12, 2013). If so, congrats to South St Pete. You protected another criminal. Hopefully in the next week, we can get the content loaded in and tightened up, the interface and WordPress theme finalized. Please be patient and feel free to contribute or contact us if you want.
“I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” –Mahatma Gandhi
1. The cruel beating and ultimately the killing of a pet Siamese cat in the Historic Kenwood area of North St Petersburg. The perpetrator was seen and described as someone typical of the profile of persons most commonly associated with crime, especially violent crime, in South St Petersburg. The incident happened just a three blocks north of Central Ave and the criminal was seen heading South after the crime.
2. The murder of a Bangladeshi immigrant shop keeper just a couple of blocks south east of crime number 1 in the Grand Central District. The store keeper, Mohammad Uddin, had come to the United States after winning the “Green Card Lottery” (Diversity Visa Program). The two scum bags who killed him were born here, but were apparently unable to take advantage of all that America offers.
3. The shooting of a little girl in a drive by in South St Petersburg in April, 2009. Paris Whitehead-Hamilton was murdered by three South St Pete gangbangers. The revolutionary group, the Uhurus’ response was to exploit the crime for political advantage by offering a reward to any police officer who would testify against another LEO in a case of an officer involved shooting of a South St Pete profile criminal. Shame, Kobina Bantushango, the group’s St. Petersburg president and international Uhuru president Chimurenga Waller, who we assume is Uhuru founder Omali Yeshitela’s son, shame on you.
If you live in South St Petersburg, it is likely that you are a follower, not a leader, a destroyer, not a creator, a taker, not a giver, you are silent when a voice is required, passive when you should be active.
How The South St Petersburg Crime Problem Came About
“It was, as I saw it, a case of ‘the chickens coming home to roost.’” – Malcom X.
Back in the bad old days, North St Petersburg profile residents forced South St Petersburg profile residents to live in one area, known as mid town. That area tended to have diminished economic opportunity. From that came a culture of crime. And here we are today.
Why South St Pete will never change
Cornel West – indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself,
why evil flourishes. apathy.
He is the man who unknowingly got St Petersburg 2009 mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford into trouble when she quoted his “HNIC” abbreviation that he wrote in his seminal book on American race relations, ‘Race Matters’, in her reference to Goliath Davis’s position as de facto ambassador for South St Petersburg’s population. Of course, the St Pete Times beat the story up, and Davis pounced on it in an effort to protect his $170,000 per year job as Deputy Mayor, one that would surely disappear if Ford triumphed.
She lost, but the new Mayor, Bill Foster, did fire Goliath Davis.