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jimnyc
10-03-2017, 10:50 AM
I'm not a racist for posting a current article and posting the facts, but some may think otherwise. Oh well. :dunno:

It's been made out now over the past 10 years or so, for many to believe that the police are an army and they are at war with black people. Not true. And many will be lead to believe that every black person ever shot was innocent and just drinking iced tea and eating skittles, or ignore the fact that another guy was trying to take an officers gun and shoot him. A couple of years later and he's the poster boy for unarmed black person being shot. He's idolized. He was a criminal.

And years later, Chicago is still ignored.

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Blacks vs. Police

Let's throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes.

According to The Washington Post, 737 people have been shot and killed by police this year in the United States. Of that number, there were 329 whites, 165 blacks, 112 Hispanics, 24 members of other races and 107 people whose race was unknown. In Illinois, home to one of our most dangerous cities -- Chicago -- 18 people have been shot and killed by police this year. In the city itself, police have shot and killed ten people and shot and wounded ten others. Somebody should ask the kneeling black NFL players why they are protesting this kind of killing in the Windy City and ignoring other sources of black death.

Here are the Chicago numbers for the ignored deaths. So far in 2017, there have been 533 murders and 2,880 shootings. On average, a person is shot every two hours and 17 minutes and murdered every 12 1/2 hours. In 2016, when Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee, Chicago witnessed 806 murders and 4,379 shootings. It turns out that most of the murder victims are black. Adding to the tragedy is the fact that Chicago has a 12.7 percent murder clearance rate. That means that when a black person is murdered, his perpetrator is found and charged with his murder less than 13 percent of the time.

Similar statistics regarding police killing blacks versus blacks killing blacks apply to many of our predominantly black urban centers, such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland. Many Americans, including me, see the black NFL player protest of police brutality as pathetic, useless showboating. Seeing as these players have made no open protest against the thousands of blacks being murdered and maimed by blacks, they must view it as trivial in comparison with the police killings. Most of the police killings fit into the category of justified homicide.

NFL players are not by themselves. How much condemnation do black politicians, civil rights leaders, and liberal whites give to the wanton black homicides in our cities? When have you heard them condemning the very low clearance rate, whereby most black murderers get away with murder? Do you believe they would be just as silent if it were the Ku Klux Klan committing the murders?

What's to blame for this mayhem? If you ask an intellectual, a leftist or an academic in a sociology or psychology department, he will tell you that it is caused by poverty, discrimination and a lack of opportunities. But the black murder rate and other crime statistics in the 1940s and '50s were not nearly so high as they are now. I wonder whether your intellectual, leftist or academic would explain that we had less black poverty, less racial discrimination and far greater opportunities for blacks during earlier periods than we do today. He'd have to be an unrepentant idiot to make such an utterance.

Rest - https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2017/10/03/blacks-vs-police-n2389488

Gunny
10-03-2017, 11:01 AM
I gave up bothering to post the stats years ago. Anyone who doesn't want to listen isn't going to. They'll listen to the hundreds of studies out that skew the facts in their favor.

Blacks make up less than 20% of the US population. IMO, they get a hugely disproportionate amount of time, attention and money based on their actual numbers. Can thank the MSM and network TV for that. They'd have you believe blacks were the majority the way they interject them into every situation among most of its other misinformation.

Kathianne
10-03-2017, 11:04 AM
Not saying that Chicago is safe, but as of last years stats, the worst in Chicago for over 25 years, it came in #24:

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2017/09/27/25-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2/2/

Just for comparison, if you don't wish to read the whole list, Beaumont, TX and Anchorage, AK are higher on the list. Just for Pete, Milwaukee comes in at #8.


24. Chicago, Illinois> Violent crime rate: 1,106 per 100,000
> 2016 murders: 765
> Poverty rate: 22.3%
> Unemployment rate: 6.5%


Chicago has recently become a symbol of urban crime in the United States after the murder rate spiked by nearly 50% last year. There were 765 murders in the Windy City in 2016, more than twice than in New York City — a city with three times the population. President Donald Trump suggested that if conditions did not improve in Chicago he “will send in the Feds!” Through mid-September, there have already been over 500 homicides in the city, putting it on track to match or surpass last year’s total.


Murder is only one part of Chicago’s violence problem. There were over 30,000 violent crimes in the city last year, or over 1,100 for every 100,000 people. Over half of these crimes were incidents of aggravated assault.

Gunny
10-03-2017, 11:11 AM
Not saying that Chicago is safe, but as of last years stats, the worst in Chicago for over 25 years, it came in #24:

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2017/09/27/25-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2/2/

Just for comparison, if you don't wish to read the whole list, Beaumont, TX and Anchorage, AK are higher on the list. Just for Pete, Milwaukee comes in at #8.I was wondering why Houston wasn't up there. Beaumont is not that far from Houston on I-10 close to the LA border. That is the only real area of Texas where blacks make up a noticeable number.

Hispanics are the #2 minority in Texas, and unless something has changed, the majority in San Antonio. Whites are a minority.