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    From City Journal Hard Data, Hollow Protests

    The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.
    Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks. In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The Post categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest. Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers—committed vastly and disproportionately by black males. Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.
    Violent crime has now risen by a significant amount for two consecutive years. The total number of violent crimes rose 4.1 percent in 2016, and estimated homicides rose 8.6 percent. In 2015, violent crime rose by nearly 4 percent and estimated homicides by nearly 11 percent. The last time violence rose two years in a row was 2005–06. The reason for the current increase is what I have called the Ferguson Effect. Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened. Having been told incessantly by politicians, the media, and Black Lives Matter activists that they are bigoted for getting out of their cars and questioning someone loitering on a known drug corner at 2 AM, many officers are instead just driving by. Such stops are discretionary; cops don’t have to make them. And when political elites demonize the police for just such proactive policing, we shouldn’t be surprised when cops get the message and do less of it. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s officers say that they and their colleagues are now less willing to stop and question suspicious persons, according to a Pew Research poll released in January 2016. The reason is the persistent anti-cop climate.
    The FBI report is linked in the article. This is an excerpt.

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    Anyone? Bueller?
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    I ain't touching this one. I don't want the Nazi hunters turning their sights on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asynartetic View Post
    I ain't touching this one. I don't want the Nazi hunters turning their sights on me.
    Why not?

    It's not like there is a coordinated effort by one side of the political spectrum making people fear voicing their opinions!
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    I am sorry but all I really see here is the deficit of quality welfare state that would ease the collective PTSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual ghost View Post
    I am sorry but all I really see here is the deficit of quality welfare state that would ease the collective PTSD.
    No cultural issues?

    No single parent household issues?

    No giant Blue City issues?
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    Cherry picking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    Cherry picking...
    The entire FBI 2016 crime report is cherry picking?

    you must be shrooming
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    The entire FBI 2016 crime report is cherry picking?

    you must be shrooming
    The Washington examiner is a fraud. But you already know that. Talk about living in a bubble.
    It takes less than 2 minutes to drill down into that website and find its true motivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    The Washington examiner is a fraud. But you already know that. Talk about living in a bubble.
    It takes less than 2 minutes to drill down into that website and find its true motivation.
    Don't you mean City Journal? The publication I link to in the OP?

    May want to figure out what source you aren't going to listen to, before you don't listen to it.
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