Devastating Facts About Black-on-Black Crime by Jerome Hudson (28
The mainstream American media is, again, happily hitting the 'Black Lives Matter' crack pipe in its pernicious pursuit of high ratings. These blood-lusting junkies were nowhere to be found when, with haunting predictability, Chicago news headline after headline detailed the carnage that has consumed dozens of communities in that city where black men kill each other with terrifying regularity. Where were these 'Black Lives Matter' protesters after the slaying of Chicago's little Tyshawn Lee, the 9-year-old lured into an alley and shot to death by a black man seeking gang-related vengeance against his father? Did little Tyshawn's murder at the hands of a black gangster -- an all too common occurrence in Chicago -- not warrant wall-to-wall news coverage or Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson-style calls for "justice"?
Because the ugly truth behind 'Black Lives Matter' is that black people killing other black people does nothing to advance its political power in the same way that one white cop killing a black criminal can. Despite the media's over-indulgence on white cops killing blacks, there is still a far-larger amount of black bodies being sent to morgues by black killers.
Here's five devastating facts, liberals can't deny, that prove it.
FACT 1. Over 1,400 more black Americans murdered other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968.
According to FBI data, 4,906 black people murdered other blacks in 2010 and 2011. That is 1,460 more black Americans killed by other blacks in two years than were lynched from 1882 to 1968 (a period of 86 years), according to the Tuskegee Institute.
FACT 2. Black People (mostly men) commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime.
In 2012, white males were 38 percent of the population and committed 4,582 murders. That same year, black males were just 6.6 percent of the population but committed a staggering 5,531 murders. In other words: black people -- at just a fifth of the size -- committed almost 1,000 more murders than their white counterparts. The figures above highlight a horrific truth that black racialists and white liberals routinely ignore: Lawbreaking black Americans, young black males particularly, put themselves in close proximity to (mostly white male) police officers at rates sometimes five to 10 times higher than whites. This is a recipe for disaster. Thusly....
FACT 3. Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks committed half of homicides in the United States for nearly 30 years.
DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, black people committed 52% of homicides. In 2013, black criminals committed 38% of the murders. Whites accounted for just 31 percent. There are five times fewer black people than white people in America and, yet, they consistently carry out a larger share of the crimes. Given this rate, it's no wonder that there aren't more instances where cops kill black criminals.
FACT 4. Chicago's death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined.
There have been almost as many deaths in one American city (Chicago) as there have been in the two major wars carried out by the U.S. military this century. Chicago's death toll from 2001 -- as of November, 26 2015 -- stands at 7,401. The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.
FACT 5. It would take cops 40 years to kill as many black men as have died at the hands of other black men in 2012 alone.
University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2012. Professor Johnson's research further concluded that 112 black men died from both justified and unjustified police-involved killings annually during this same period.
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Article by Jerome Hudson on Breitbart (note: Jerome is a black man)
Most people -- whether black or white -- are murdered by people in their own racial group, and that has held true for decades. From 1980 through 2008, 84 percent of white victims were killed by whites and 93 percent of black victims were killed by blacks.
SOURCE: BJS.gov on racial groups and murder victims 1980 - 2008 (pdf)
See Expanded Homicide Data Table - Murder (Single
'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Movement Built On False Rumors, Columnist Says
March 17, 2015 - 4:49 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
Transcript ( MP3 AUDIO )
NPR's Melissa Block interviews Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart (note: he is a black writer) about his column, " 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Was Built On A Lie." Capehart says he regrets the building of a movement on the false rumors that Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Mo., while putting up his hands in surrender.
MELISSA BLOCK: The column is titled "Hands Up Don't Shoot Was Built On A Lie," and Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart calls it the hardest piece he's ever had to write. In it, he confronts what he calls two uncomfortable truths exposed by the Justice Department's extensive investigation into last summer's shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The uncomfortable truths he identifies -- first, that Michael Brown never surrendered with his hands up, and second, that Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting him. Jonathan Capehart joins me now. And Jonathan, one of the things you write is that what the Justice Department found made you ill. Why don't you explain?
JONATHAN CAPEHART: Well, there were three things that made me ill. One was reading there in black and white that Michael Brown and Darren Wilson fought inside the officer's SUV. The second thing was reading -- again, in black and white -- that DNA evidence of ballistics evidence shows that Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought over his gun. And the third was reading the various witness statements, matching those up with DNA evidence and the ballistics evidence and finding out with certainty that Michael Brown never had his hands up in surrender, didn't say don't shoot and, in fact, was moving towards Officer Wilson. Putting all of that together is what made me ill.
BLOCK: Jonathan, since your column was posted you have taken a lot of flak. On one side, people are saying you are terribly late to this conclusion. This is what they had been saying all along, and perpetuating the narrative of hands up did real damage. On the other side, you've heard from a lot of people, especially in the African American community, who say you have sold out. And let me read you one tweet that came in response to your column. (Reading) Hands up was more than Mike Brown. You just demeaned this child to be accepted by white people. How do you react to all that reaction?
CAPEHART: Well, I mean this is one of the reasons why it was the hardest piece I had ever written because I could have anticipated this kind of reaction. That tweet, to me, shows that the person did not actually read what I wrote because the whole point of the piece was to make it clear that what happened in Ferguson was a spark of something that went well beyond Michael Brown and that there was a reason why Ferguson exploded after he was shot. And we know that from the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department. The constitutional rights of the people of Ferguson were being trampled. I also make a point of saying that Michael Brown was shot and killed on August 9. A few days before, John Crawford was shot and killed in a Wal-Mart in Ohio. Eric Garner was killed on a street by police in Staten Island in July. Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer a couple of days before or after the grand jury came back deciding not to indict Darren Wilson. The movement moved from 'hands up, don't shoot', to 'black lives matter'. That's the larger movement that that person in the tweet was talking about. And if that person had read my entire piece, they would have seen that.
BLOCK: Putting it in the context of other cases, in other words.
CAPEHART: Right, and, you know, with regard to the folks on the right who say that I'm late to the party here, you know what? They're right, but I take my job as a journalist personally and especially on this particular story. I'm African American, and I'm an African American man, and, you know, I recognize and understand and appreciate the fact that there but for the grace of God go I. I could be one of these many people we've been talking about over the last year. But I also take it personally because I am a journalist. I base my pieces on fact, and people, I hope, read me because they trust what I have to say. And I couldn't possibly go on writing about this without acknowledging my error and without saying how I felt about it. Why would anybody trust anything I would have to say if I continued to ignore something so pivotal going forward?
BLOCK: Jonathan Capehart is an opinion writer with The Washington Post. Jonathan, thanks for talking with us.
CAPEHART: Thanks, Melissa.
"Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks' contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression." -- from the founders of www.BlackLivesMatter.com
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