Have a look at http://www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/ for a really good examination of the early history of roads and cars. Most of the car pioneers were also cycle enthusiasts (the earliest cars were pretty much tricycles with a motor fitted).
As I recall, hip-hop/rap music sprang out of a need for disenfranchised youth of low-income areas to have a "voice" and speak out about the social, economic and political realities of their lives. However, it appears that rap music doesn't agree with your sensibilities and you somehow think that it's the music that the issue rather than being a symptom of a major problem in the U.S.
I wonder how you would want "Black" people to respond to negative outside influences? Maybe tip their hat and say "Yes Masser"?
Your attitude reminds me of the Christian right back in the late 70s when they were complaining about backwards satanic messages in rock music. The problem isn't the music and trying to ban freedom of expression is part of the problem.
You may have got your cause and effect mixed up. Maybe it's that people who are placed at a distinct disadvantage by "greater society", (not to mention a greater risk of violence by the police) have chosen to participate in a sub-culture as a way of dealing with the inequities.
Anyhoo, whether you're right or wrong, your opinion sounds racist and is not a helpful sentiment to be expressing (unless you enjoy belittling minority cultures).
Your comment could be applied to any counter-culture (e.g. 60's long haired hippies), but the way that you're applying it here makes you sound like a racist fuck.
***runs off to check an atlas***
Yep, it's still there.
Okay, so you're not happy with specific examples of UK and Germany (for some strange reason), so here's a link to a Guardian article comparing various other countries (for you to arbitrarily discount) http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/09/the-counted-police-killings-us-vs-other-countries/.
Apologies for using facts against you like this.
The EU is a police state, far more than the US.
I'm glad to have proved your point (although you only just mentioned it, so I don't know how anyone else was supposed to work out what the hell your point was), but I'm afraid that your assertion of
The US has it's issues. Only we don't act like we don't have any, while constantly accusing Europeans of them.
is ironic given the nature of the post that prompted my replies.
So, can you please point me towards the "evidence" you mention so that I can educate myself and not have my facts so clearly wrong in future?
P.S. I wasn't alive in either World War, so I do apologise for any wrong-doings, but it was somewhat beyond my control.
Here's some stats for the UK https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/298435/Police_use_of_firearms_Commons.pdf/ and here's a German report http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/polizei-schoss-2011-seltener-im-dienst-a-832037.html/ although you'll need to translate it (or read a summary http://gawker.com/5909283/german-police-really-dont-like-shooting-at-people-used-only-85-bullets-last-year/ ).
Honestly, here in the UK, police violence tends to get newspaper headlines as there's been history of institutional racism in a lot of police forces. It's not something that typically get brushed under the carpet, but instead is used more as a political bargaining chip.
I assume you're referring to the whole Nazi Germany thing and yes, I imagine that the situation in the U.S. is somewhat better than Nazi Germany. Well done in setting yourself a high standard there.
With just a brief checking of facts, it appears that you are flat out wrong about "much of Europe abolished the death penalty as part of European integration". Have a look at http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777460.html/ for the official banning of the death penalty by country.
You seem to have a strange, paranoid view of Europeans, so I'd guess that you've never travelled very much. I'd recommend going to other countries as travel really does broaden the mind and gives you a better perspective. (You also learn that people are really the same everywhere and cultural stereotypes are just that - stereotypes).