Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Heather MacDonald on Black Victim Ranting

Black Crime is off the charts, as MacDonald notes:
No one in the Jena stampede dares whisper a word about black crime, because it undercuts the portrait of a victimized race. You can listen to every protest across the country glorifying the “Jena Six” and you will never hear an acknowledgement of the massive social breakdown that is the black crime rate: no mention of the violence in inner-city schools that black students commit overwhelmingly; no mention of the rising homicides in midsize cities that young black males commit when they feel “disrespected.” It is not racism that is putting black men in jail; it’s their own behavior.

She does chapter and verse:
In New York, any given violent crime is 13 times more likely to have been committed by a black person than by a white person, according to the reports of victims and witnesses. Though they are only 24 percent of the city’s population, blacks committed 68.5 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults in New York last year. Whites, who make up 34.5 percent of New Yorkers, committed only 5.3 percent of violent crimes. These ratios are similar across the country. In Los Angeles, blacks committed 41 percent of all robberies in 2001, according to victims’ descriptions, though they constitute only 11 percent of the city’s population. Robbery victims identified whites, who make up 30 percent of the Los Angeles population, just 4 percent of the time.

Gee, wonder why you don't get these statistics over on the limp-wristed side of the blogosphere, the southpaw sinister side? Here's more:
When attacking the justice system, racial agitators work mightily to change the subject from violence to drugs, using their flimsy argument that crack cocaine penalties are too high. But the vast preponderance of prisoners are in the pen for violence and property crime. In 2003, 52 percent of inmates in state prisons were serving time for violent offenses, 21 percent for property offenses, and only 20 percent for drug offenses. To be sure, black incarceration rates are off the charts. Black men were 41 percent of the more than 2 million men in federal, state, and local prisons at midyear 2006. At the end of 2005, there were 3,145 prison inmates per 100,000 black males in the United States, compared with 1,244 inmates per 100,000 Hispanic males and 471 inmates per 100,000 white males. Is that because violent and property crime is overpenalized, as race advocates sometimes argue? No. Despite the advocates’ constant complaints about three-strikes laws, the criminal justice system actually underpenalizes crime because of inadequate prison space. Prosecutors cut deals to lessen sentences; sheriffs overseeing local jails regularly devise new schemes for dumping offenders back on the street to make room for the next batch. And in any case, even if penalties for particular offenses were too draconian, the punishments affect all offenders the same.

When a pathetic token rabble-rousing NYT Op-Ed writer does his usual rant, perhaps the Party most responsible for Herbert's ignorance and shallowness should be examined more closely, as writers like Thomas Sowell & a lot of very smart young blacks, as opposed to stupid hacks like Herbert, have realized for a long time now.

Herbert plucks at the hem of his White Master Pinch Sulzberger's robe to flaunt what a compliant house n-word he continues to be.

Think they'd keep this specimen around if he suddenly started thinking and stopped playing that ole-time victim muzak?


Anonymous said...

The Key words in all these statistics, are "as reported, by witnesses and victims" in various combinations. First, in school I was able to learn about some of these studys and surveys, and it was foudn to be the case that in many robberies, rapes, etc. witness did not get a very good look at the suspect. The vast majority of people in experimental often described the suspects as male, blacks or hispanics, when they could not remember what the suspects looked like-despite the fact that the suspects in the experiment were white.

DO you really think that of the crine in NYC whites only commit one of every 20 crimes?

dave in boca said...

Oh, I see. Some FARK.com type study in your unidentified "school" came up with a certain conclusion. Do I detect a certain inability to exercise critical thinking?

I REALLY think that of all the crime in NYC, whites only commit one of 20 VIOLENT CRIMES. The undereducated, drugged-up and dealing underclasses of NYC enforce their codes with violence.

Do you really think that blacks & hispanics are NOT susceptible to impulsive violent armed behavior?

The Whites DO commit more white-collar offenses, but they tend to settle their differences in court rather than with weapons on the street.

You sound like that old refrain in West Side Story: "I'm depraved on account of I'm deprived."