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Race and crime

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From page A6 | July 19, 2013 |

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of second degree murder charges in Florida there is a hue and cry raised by the NAACP, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and others about black profiling and civil rights.

Some African-American leaders have argued that blacks are incarcerated at high rates because of white prejudice.

But some statistics provided by Jason L. Riley of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board in a column Tuesday cast a different light on the issue of crime and race:

“African-Americans constitute about 13 percent of the population, yet between 1976 and 2005 blacks committed more than half of all murders in the U.S. The black arrest rate for most offenses — including robbery, aggravated assault and property crimes — is typically two to three times their representation in the population.”

In response to blaming the system and white profiling, Riley’s responded, “Black crime and incarceration rates spiked in the 1970s and ’80s in cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia under black mayors and black police chiefs. Some of the most violent cities in the U.S. today are run by blacks.”

Of course, Chicago has a white mayor and police superintendent. The last black police superintendent left in 2003. Chicago is cited by many commentators as having one of the most horrific black-on-black murder rates.

“The homicide rate claiming black victims today is seven times that of whites, and the George Zimmermans of the world are not the reason. Some 90 percent of black murder victims are killed by other blacks,” Riley wrote.

It’s no wonder the new black migration pattern is out of the industrial North and back to the Southern states. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and agitator Al Sharpton would help their fellow African-Americans more by calling for reform and self-improvement rather than stirring up racial discord.

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