The stats collectors at GVA scrape their numbers from news reports and law enforcement feeds; the official federal counts, and their racial breakdowns, will be slower to arrive. But the established pattern offers a safe prediction: Roughly 50 percent of those killed will be shown to be men of color, who make up just 6 percent of the population. The disproportionality carries over to victims of the police shootings that fuel a vicious cycle that leaves the residents of some city neighborhoods trusting street justice instead of law enforcement. When a single summer day in an American city can conclude with 30 people shot, you begin to comprehend how it can be that Black, Male America, if measured as a distinct nation, would have the second highest homicide rate in the world.
Ah! Nothing like stirring racial disharmony and a “Fuck Da Police” attitude to get more people dead and being able to claim the urgent need for gun control. I figure at this rate, Bloomberg will end up giving away cash so minorities can buy a gun illegally even though he is on the record saying that minorities should not own guns.
By the way, I found this great site with the murder stats of Chicago detailed in a great way. Did you know that Chicago PD’s homicide clearance is just 19.3%? That is 8 homicides in ten go unresolved or that you have an 80% chance of getting away with murder in the Windy City.