Tag Archives: Black-on-black crime

Podcast – The murder of Destiny Harrison


The Murder of Destiny Harrison

The Police, “Every Breath You Take”

Link: D.L. Hughley says …
Link: 50% of murder victims
Link: Carl Stokes re: “thug”



Arnesha Bowers update

2016-11-10 – 2 plead guilty in rape, killing of 16-year-old Baltimore girl
2016-11-29 – Testimony Played Again in Teenager’s Case of Arnesha Bowers’ Murder
2016-12-02 – Jury returns partial verdict in Raeshawn Rivers trial
2016-12-05 – After Split Jury, Teen Accused In Bowers Murder To Be Retried In March

I continue to be scandalized over what I perceive as a lack of outrage, as indifference, in the community over this crime.

Previous posts:
– 2015-06-22 – Burglars rape, murder, burn high school junior
– 2016-04-04 – Names with issues; issues with names

Are blacks more violent?

Confronting the myth that “black culture” is responsible for violent crime in America

Friday, September 2, 2016

On the one hand, I am strongly tempted to include this one in my list of “biased headlines.”

On the other hand, whether or not I agree with him — At this writing, I’ve read most of the article but not all, and have not yet been able to determine whether or not I do. — German Lopez presents here a very thorough and balanced analysis.  This piece is to be regarded as a tremendous resource for any future discussions.


Murder rates

Remarked here:

“A black person is seven times more likely to be killed by another black, than a white person is to be killed by anyone.”

The derivation is as follows.

The overall murder rate is 5.3 per 100,000.[1]
Half — 2.65 — of those victims are black.[2]
Blacks compose 1/8 of the population.
That’s 2.65 murders per 12,500 blacks.
To find the rate per 100,000 blacks, we must multiply 2.65 by 8.
2.65 × 8 = 21.20 murders per 100,000 blacks.

2.65 of the victims are non-black.
Non-blacks compose 7/8 of the population.
That’s 2.65 murders per 87,500 non-blacks.
To find the rate per 100,000 non-blacks, we must multiply 2.65 by 8/7.
2.65 × 8/7 = 3.03 murders per 100,000 non-blacks.

Let us consider D.L. Hughley’s proposition that murder only occurs among the poor.

2/5 of blacks are poor.  1/8 of the population are black.  So poor blacks are 2/5  × 1/8 = 2/40 of the population, or 1/20 or 5%.  5% of 100,000 is 5,000.
1/5 of non-blacks are poor.  7/8 of the population is non-black.  So poor non-blacks are
1/5 × 7/8 = 7/40 of the population, or 17.5%. 17.5% of 100,000 is 17,500.

If murder were solely among poor people,
2.65 murders per 5,000 poor blacks would be 2.65 × 20 = 53 per 100,000 poor blacks.
2.65 murders per 17,500 poor non-blacks would be  2.65 x 40/7 = 15.14 per 100,000 poor non-blacks.

[1]Wikipedia: List of countries by intentional homicide rate

[2]FBI — Table 21 (2016)