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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Black Community and Crime

The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was another black. Listening to the news media and the Black Lives Matter movement, one would think that black deaths at the hands of police are the major problem. It turns out that in 2015, police across the nation shot and killed 986 people. Of that number, 495 were white (50 percent), 258 were black (26 percent) and 172 Hispanic (17 percent). A study of 2,699 fatal police killings between 2013 and 2015, conducted by John R. Lott Jr. and Carlisle E. Moody of the Crime Prevention Research Center, demonstrates that the odds of a black suspect’s being killed by a black police officer were consistently greater than a black suspect’s getting killed by a white officer. Politicians, race hustlers and the news media keep such studies under wraps because these studies don’t help their narrative about racist cops.

The homicide victim is not the only victim, whether he is a criminal or not, for there are mourning loved ones. No one ever fully recovers from having a son, daughter, husband, mother or father murdered. Murder is not the only crime that takes a heavy toll on the black community. Blacks are disproportionately represented as victims in every category of violent crime — e.g., forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.



Anonymous said...

This is why Black Lives Matter is bulls÷÷÷! Nothing but a racist terrorist group. They have no leg to stand on.

Anonymous said...

Well in white homicides, who is the perpetrator and if 50% of whites were killed by cops thats alot its self. And if there is videos showing unjust killings. My God

Anonymous said...

Hands up; don't shoot.
If I had a son, he'd look like Trevon.
Basket of deplorables.
Black lives matter.
The list goes on....but republicans are dividing the country. Right.

Anonymous said...

I repeat, there are those among us who will never, ever let go of the claims of bigotry and racism and will forever be victims unwilling to get on with life. These are people clueless to American history and fall for the rhetoric of the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Luis Farakan, Oprha Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and other race baiters who are getting richer off the backs of the poor.

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Anonymous said...

50% of the people, shot by police, are white. Not 50% of homicides in general.

Looks like whites and blacks get shot equally by law enforcement. Black lives matter makes it sound like blacks are the ONLY people ever shot.