…complaining on the one hand that the police do not pay enough attention to black victims of gun crime, and then simultaneously protesting that young black men are seven times as likely to be stopped by the police.
Here are the crime data that the Times doesn’t want its readers to know:
blacks committed 66 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009 (though they were only 55 percent of all stops and only 23 percent of the city’s population).
Blacks committed 80 percent of all shootings in the first half of 2009.
Together, blacks and Hispanics committed 98 percent of all shootings. Blacks committed nearly 70 percent of all robberies.
Whites, by contrast, committed 5 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009, though they are 35 percent of the city’s population (and were 10 percent of all stops). They committed 1.8 percent of all shootings and less than 5 percent of all robberies.
Interviewing a shop owner who got a text telling him his shop was in danger – he got to the shop and:
Victim: “there was at least 100, 200 black youths with hoodies and stuff, just rampaging, every shop”
Kay (interrupts): “you’re not being stereotypical there, are you sure they were black, they weren’t all black, i’m sure some of them were white”
Victim: “ok let me just say they weren’t all black, i was the white guy there”
Kay (interrupts): “well there were probably other white guys there but we get your point”