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From the New York Times:

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Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

By MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH AUG. 31, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.

More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago. In New Orleans, 120 people had been killed by late August, compared with 98 during the same period a year earlier. In Baltimore, homicides had hit 215, up from 138 at the same point in 2014. In Washington, the toll was 105, compared with 73 people a year ago. And in St. Louis, 136 people had been killed this year, a 60 percent rise from the 85 murders the city had by the same time last year.

Law enforcement experts say disparate factors are at play in different cities, though no one is claiming to know for sure why murder rates are climbing. Some officials say intense national scrutiny of the use of force by the police has made officers less aggressive and emboldened criminals, though many experts dispute that theory.

What do these five cities with fast growing homicide rates in 2015 v. 2014 have in common: Milwaukee, New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington, and St. Louis?

They are all cities where the vast majority of homicides are committed by blacks, and these tend to be particularly troubled black communities. The problems of Wisconsin blacks are a long-time iSteve focus, while David Simon has devoted much of his TV career to the problems of Baltimore and New Orleans blacks. And the St. Louis and Baltimore areas have of course had the Eye of Soros upon them.

So, one possibility is that when the Obama Administration encourages blacks to feel aggrieved toward whites, cops, and white cops, blacks in the worst black slums respond to their leadership’s urgings by murdering each other in even larger numbers than normal. That, of course, is exactly what happened after the triumph of liberalism in the 1960s.

Heckuva job, Obammie!

 
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  1. #blacklivesmatter

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  2. Uh Oh!…Part LIV…

    Hee’n ready fo’ ya’ll race Wo’!

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    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Wow how stupid was the guy who made that video? First he wasn't a black man, he was a Middle Easterner, second he wasn't being beaten, he was being hand-cuffed, and finally from the titles at the end, I had no idea these cops were Finnish. Are they here to do the jobs Americans won't do?
    , @Bill
    I see a crazy white guy attacking a cop for no discernible reason. What do you see?
  3. What Do Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, and New Orleans Have in Common?

    I’m tempted to attribute this to the presence of the NFL, but Milwaukee’s club is way, way, way the hell out in the suburbs.

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  4. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    BLM is like the misguided war on fat.

    BLM yells at the police when police have been the ones who ensured fewer blacks died.

    Main killers of blacks are other blacks.

    But if blacks want less police interference, no complaint from me.

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.
     
    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the "experts" thought. Same with the cop/black issue. Cops for the most part are the way they are because blacks (PD's repeat customers) are the way they are.

    I would love to devote all of my time to SJW causes. Like integrating PG County and SE DC blacks into Chevy Chase and Bethesda schools, Roxbury and Dorchester blacks into Wellesley and Newton schools, etc. We need to target the less vibrant libtopia areas for massive vibrancy programs. There are large numbers of young black Dominicans in Lawrence, MA and young blacks in Newark, NJ who would love to live and go to school in posh liberals areas of CT, MA, CA, etc. Let's make it happen folks.

    , @SPMoore8
    BLM is like the misguided war on fat.

    Like "BuLiMia"?

    Based on another thread, I think the issue is not #blacklivesmatter but #blacksleepmatters

    Also, completely O/T but I hope iSteve digs into the HRC emails. Can't find the words to discuss the cronyism of those texts.
  5. So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses? I feel sorry for the East Bay cities that are receiving the bulk of Oakland’s Black thugs. I wonder how many Oakland Black thugs are also moving further out to cities like Sacramento and Stockton for example.

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    • Replies: @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    Oakland just isn't tough like back in the day. Just look at the Raiders. *sighs*
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses?"

    Essentially, yes. Oakland has more Mexicans than Blacks these days, and the mayor is a Chinese woman (and its likely that Oakland won't be electing a Black mayor again, anytime too soon). The Mexican, Asian, and White segments of the Oakland populace, are all increasing in size, and the Black segment is decreasing.
    , @fish
    The rest of the cities in the East Bay are even worse from a cost of living standpoint!

    Pity the central valley along the I-5/580 corridor....Tracy, Patterson etc.! Stockton as well as you mentioned. Sacramento to a lesser degree.....as it's not cheap either!

  6. DC is an outlier on that list with respect to recent demographic trends though.

    The official response to crime here is fun reading: http://mayor.dc.gov/release/case-you-missed-it-addressing-violent-crime-washington-dc

    They’re trying really hard to blame it all on synthetic marijuana.

    Here’s the depressing part:

    “In DC, we are seeing an increase in the number of repeat violent offenders involved in our shootings and homicides. So far this year:

    * At least 22 of our homicide arrestees were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime. This is a substantial increase from the 15 under supervision we had all of 2014.

    * At least 20 of our homicide victims were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime.

    * 10 individuals involved in homicides this year had prior homicide charges.

    * Almost half, or 45%, of the homicide arrestees had prior gun-related arrests in DC (compared to 27% in 2014); meaning nearly half of the persons responsible for these homicides had previously been arrested for carrying or using illegal guns in the commission of a crime.”

    Synthetic drugs and black bodies aside, they could cut the murder rate in half if they just actually punished people for crimes they’d already committed. This lesson appears to be one that we have to learn on a cyclical basis

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    • Replies: @Jonathan Silber
    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Foseti, In 2010 there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, now known as The City Grille Massacre, that left four dead and three seriously wounded. The shooter, Ricardo McCray was tried and convicted. The editor of the Buffalo News at the time was Margaret Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan ran a story pointing out the fact that seven of the victims had prior or pending criminal charges. The Buffalo black community summoned Ms. Sullivan to a meeting and roasted her skinny ass. Ms. Sullivan would only concede that the timing of the article, right after the shooting and the placement, front page, may have been insensitive, but the story was factual. Ms. Sullivan is the current Public Editor of the NYT. I am surprised that any government official or newspaper would state the truth...a lot of these shootings are criminals shooting criminals.
  7. “They are all cities where the vast majority of homicides are committed by blacks, and these tend to be particularly troubled black communities.”

    With the exception of Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles and a few small pockets in PG County, Maryland, aren’t the rest of Black communities in America pretty much all troubled?

    Does Atlanta have any non troubled Black communities? I read that the Atlanta neighborhood where Tyler Perry lives in is nowhere near predominantly Black, it’s majority White.

    If there were any affluent Black communities in Atlanta, I am sure Tyler Perry would be living in one of them by now. What does it say that Tyler Perry does not feel safe living in any of Atlanta’s predominantly Black neighborhoods. Black Mecca my ass. The Black underclass is still a very large segment of Atlanta’s population.

    Atlanta Blacks are not exactly Beverly Hills Persians or Cupertino Chinese in terms of Minority groups who financially punch way above their weight.

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    • Replies: @Mike Zwick
    Pill Hill in Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pill_Hill,_Chicago
    , @Ed
    The AJC ran a story about the black graduation rate in the black suburbs of Atlanta. I couldn't read it because it was gated but the rate was below 70%. This in counties that are supposed to be the promised land for Black Americans.
  8. It’s funny that Richard Nixon ran pro-law and order political commercials back in the 1960s to appeal to the White middle class, even though Black thuggery in the 1960s was nowhere near as bad as it is today 2015 as they were better behaved back than. If Richard Nixon were still alive today and did not have alzheimer’s disease and was still well aware of his surroundings for an extremely old man, I wonder what he would privately think about 21st Century African American thuggery.

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  9. OT.

    Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools

    One school district that has been hit hard by the flow of illegal children is the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School System.

    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.

    will require an additional $4.6 million to educate 533 unaccompanied alien children. The state’s average cost to educate a student is $8,854 per year, but the figure for Jefferson Parish for the 2014-2015 school year will be $9,047 per student.

    The parish will need to hire 27 new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, 20 new “ESL para-educators,” 19 regular education teachers, and three special education teachers in order to meet the demands associated with the students who are there illegally.

    According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, it will cost Louisiana $25,829,748 to educate illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year.

    The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907.

    A report posted by American Thinker on July 8 explained that the Obama administration was using the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe to pressure the states to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.

    In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district’s attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.

    In the American Thinker article, the writer, Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish, presented the following case: “FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs.”

    Favish cites FAIR’s estimate that the students who are illegally present in the country are 29 percent of the total number of students on which the $8.5 billion amount is based. Twenty-nine percent of $8.5 billion amounts to $2.465 billion,

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    • Replies: @Big Bill
    Every time someone sobs about "jobs" and "education" as the "root cause" of black-on-black violence, I reflect on Obama's performance as the HNIC (Head Negro In Charge).

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children ... and yet they love him.
    , @AnAnon
    "In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district’s attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding." - Plyler v. Doe also redefines the bit in the 14th amendment to apply to illegals.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Hippo, Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed. You will also be billed for any time that child spent in that school district. Illegal aliens? No problem.
    , @ben tillman

    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.
     
    Think of all the disparate impact. State spends more money on Mexicans than on Blacks and Whites. State has to hire Spanish-speaking teachers.
  10. My first thought was to think of the riots in Ferguson- St. Louis and Baltimore. Cops go away=criminals play. I suspect that’s how the Slaters will spin this (and something something Katrina for N.O., gentrification for D.C.). But Milwaukee, wow, that’s nuts.

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  11. Woman and the New Race by Margaret Sanger, 1920:

    Labor is oppressed because it is too plentiful; wages go up
    and conditions improve when labor is scarce. Large families make plentiful labor and they also provide the workers for the child-labor factories as well as the armies of unemployed.

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  12. Not sure that the Washington D.C. black community qualifies as one of the more troubled urban black communities in the USA? I would have thought it includes a fairly large black middle class? Just a question, not an answer.

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    Nope - the native DC black population is overwhelmingly low income. There are a few pockets of working class black neighborhoods and of course you have the highly educated people who move from elsewhere, but the black middle class is almost entirely in suburban Maryland.
  13. This is a good article, glad they mentioned what many of these killings are over: petty disputes.

    Culture in the black community has devolved to the point of barbarism. Folks need to start calling it out.

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    • Replies: @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.
  14. Having personal familiarity with 3 of the cities listed here, I think Steve is correct – these are places with sky-high rates of dysfunctional behavior and an unusually low least common denominator when it comes to this population. They stand out for the nihilism and obviously low level of average intelligence compared to other places I have lived or visit often enough to consider myself familiar with the population.

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  15. Could also be police standing down from aggressive policing due to threats of legal activism, increasing social atomization, not enough jobs for low-g citizens. After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    We no longer get to have nice things.

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    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    Then why are they importing millions of Third World peasants?
  16. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    What do you guys care? It’s not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    You're talking through your hat. You don't know anything about the people who post here. Actually, lots of people who post here have children.

    We do know this about you though. You are an idiot. Lots of people probably know that. Your true qualities shine right through.
    , @Curle
    Who do you think pays the taxes to employ the police, to cover their disability payments, to cover SSDI payments for those injured by these crimes? Plus, if you don't stop it it grows and expands and forces people to move (not what most want to do). Read up on NYC in the 70s.
    , @Jack D
    I think you are mistaking us for liberals. They are the ones who are childless ladies with cats or multi-millionaires who can isolate themselves from urban dysfunction. You did get the part about the weighty intellect and ability right.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "What do you guys care? It’s not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future."

    I have (White) offspring, of that fact you may rest well and truly assured, that is, if we were going to pretend for a moment that its any of your business.
    , @Marty
    If you weren't so scared of blacks and actually talked to them eye to eye, you'd learn that blacks enjoy being big and scary. As one of them proudly told me, "you're lucky you didn't go to (his high school) man, you wudna last a week."
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Boo, I don't actually have skin in the game, but I have children who work in Cleveland, another extremely dysfunctional city. So, I worry about my kids. And another thing, who do you think pays for the enormous costs of treating a shooting victim, sometimes for the rest of their paralyzed life. Look it up, but the University of Chicago pegged the cost per victim at $80k plus. And when a baby daddy is murdered and leaves behind a shitload of kids, who do you think really supports and pays for them. Case in point, last month a Buffalo man threw himself a 29th birthday party at a city playground. He was shot to death by an unknown shooter. He left behind NINE daughters and no widow or former wives. So, we all have skin in the game.
  17. Is this blog an IQ supremacist blog?

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    • Replies: @midtown
    Steve's position is that IQ accounts for about half of achievement in life, or the lack thereof. So in that sense, IQ is quite important but not necessarily "supreme."
    , @ATtate
    No, it's a "noticing things" blog. It's a realism blog. Stick around you may learn a thing or two, or perhaps not. Sometimes the cognitive dissonance is too much for people to handle and they slink back off to more "fairer" fare.
    , @Gato de la Biblioteca
    Not really. But it is a place where IQ (or at least the 'g' that underlies it) is recognized as real, and where the variance of IQ across individuals and populations is consequential.
    , @Jack D
    No, but the world is an IQ supremacist world. You can deny that in the same way that you can deny that gravity exists, but denying reality doesn't make it go away.
  18. So, one possibility is that when the Obama Administration encourages blacks to feel aggrieved, blacks in the worst black slums respond to their leadership’s urgings by murdering each other in even larger numbers than normal.

    Heckuva job, Obammie!

    The link to Obama and the racial-grievance industry is even stronger when you look at the Baltimore statistics:

    Your chart shows an increase of 56% in Baltimore homicides this year, but it doesn’t show that most of this increase came after the death of Freddie Gray and the riots and anti-police persecutions that followed.

    Through April 15 of 2015 (the day Freddie Gray died), there were 58 murders in Baltimore. By comparison, there were 49 murders through April 15 of 2014. This was an increase of only 9 murders, or 18%. (And even this increase is likely due to Obama’s anti-police persecutions following Michael Brown’s attack on a policeman in Ferguson in 2014.)

    But the Baltimore murder rate soared far more after April 15. From April 16 through August 23 of 2015, there were 157 murders versus only 88 in same the period in 2014. This was an increase of 69 murders, or 78%.

    Since the increase in murders is similar in other cities to the increase in Baltimore, it is reasonable to attribute the other increases to Obama as well. Police throughout the country saw what happens to police who do their job in Baltimore, and it is reasonable to assume that police in other cities learned the same lessons the Baltimore police learned.

    So pretty much all of the recent increase in murders this year should be be attributed to Obama and his allies such as Ta-Nehisi Coates and Black Lives Matter.

    Moral: the racism of Obama, and Ta, and BlackLivesMatter matters. Black racism kills, and it kills on an industrial scale.

    (Source: //chamspage.blogspot.com/2014/01/2014-baltimore-city-homicides-list-and.html)

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    @Priss Factor
    BLM is like the misguided war on fat.

    BLM yells at the police when police have been the ones who ensured fewer blacks died.

    Main killers of blacks are other blacks.

    But if blacks want less police interference, no complaint from me.

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.

    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the “experts” thought. Same with the cop/black issue. Cops for the most part are the way they are because blacks (PD’s repeat customers) are the way they are.

    I would love to devote all of my time to SJW causes. Like integrating PG County and SE DC blacks into Chevy Chase and Bethesda schools, Roxbury and Dorchester blacks into Wellesley and Newton schools, etc. We need to target the less vibrant libtopia areas for massive vibrancy programs. There are large numbers of young black Dominicans in Lawrence, MA and young blacks in Newark, NJ who would love to live and go to school in posh liberals areas of CT, MA, CA, etc. Let’s make it happen folks.

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    • Replies: @Bill

    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the “experts” thought.
     
    I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, but this is one of those cases where the liberal academics and Foggy Bottom types got it right, and the moronic, pig-ignorant neocons got it wrong. Don't you remember the bile poured out, day after day, on that evil-traitor-who-hates-America-and-all-our-freedoms, Juan Cole?
  20. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT.

    Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools
    ...
    One school district that has been hit hard by the flow of illegal children is the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School System.
    ...
    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.
    ...
    will require an additional $4.6 million to educate 533 unaccompanied alien children. The state's average cost to educate a student is $8,854 per year, but the figure for Jefferson Parish for the 2014-2015 school year will be $9,047 per student.

    The parish will need to hire 27 new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, 20 new “ESL para-educators,” 19 regular education teachers, and three special education teachers in order to meet the demands associated with the students who are there illegally.
    ...
    According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, it will cost Louisiana $25,829,748 to educate illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year.
    ...
    The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907.
    ...
    A report posted by American Thinker on July 8 explained that the Obama administration was using the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe to pressure the states to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.

    In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.
    ...
    In the American Thinker article, the writer, Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish, presented the following case: “FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs.”

    Favish cites FAIR’s estimate that the students who are illegally present in the country are 29 percent of the total number of students on which the $8.5 billion amount is based. Twenty-nine percent of $8.5 billion amounts to $2.465 billion,

     

    Every time someone sobs about “jobs” and “education” as the “root cause” of black-on-black violence, I reflect on Obama’s performance as the HNIC (Head Negro In Charge).

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him.

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    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    The advantage of having followers who are mostly stupid, often very stupid, is that they are incapable of realizing how they're getting fucked over by their leaders. Cults have to use a lot of fancy mind control techniques and drugs, but the black leadership class can devote all their energy to looting. The white leaders are jealous of this, which is why they're working to make the country dumber via immigration.
    , @Nico

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him.
     
    Most P.C. cuckservatives won't admit it, but blacks are more than partially to blame for their own problems when most of them would vote for the devil himself if he had a "D" next to his name on the ticket.
    , @Priss Factor
    "He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him."

    I don't know about the mulite -- mulatto elite -- , but it could be SWPL elites make a big fuss about 'black lives' and 'racial injustice' because they are busy doing things that benefit themselves at the expense of blacks.

    It's a way to distract the people you're hurting. The more you hurt them, the more you have to scream about protecting them from Oberlin KKK's and the like to distract them from the fact that your policies are doing them the most harm in terms of political and economic power.
  21. @Foseti
    DC is an outlier on that list with respect to recent demographic trends though.

    The official response to crime here is fun reading: http://mayor.dc.gov/release/case-you-missed-it-addressing-violent-crime-washington-dc

    They're trying really hard to blame it all on synthetic marijuana.

    Here's the depressing part:

    "In DC, we are seeing an increase in the number of repeat violent offenders involved in our shootings and homicides. So far this year:

    * At least 22 of our homicide arrestees were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime. This is a substantial increase from the 15 under supervision we had all of 2014.

    * At least 20 of our homicide victims were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime.

    * 10 individuals involved in homicides this year had prior homicide charges.

    * Almost half, or 45%, of the homicide arrestees had prior gun-related arrests in DC (compared to 27% in 2014); meaning nearly half of the persons responsible for these homicides had previously been arrested for carrying or using illegal guns in the commission of a crime."

    Synthetic drugs and black bodies aside, they could cut the murder rate in half if they just actually punished people for crimes they'd already committed. This lesson appears to be one that we have to learn on a cyclical basis

    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing
     
    Cops could go back to being armed only with billy clubs.
    , @Anonymous
    No need to calculate - there is a natural experiment, Vermont. Its homicide rate is already at Finland's level.

    In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico's is roughly the same as Nigeria's. So much for Unz' claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites.

    Sure the culture and institutions matter but looking at these stats Ron has to be an extreme anti-hereditarian to believe that there is truly no difference.

    , @Alfa158
    It has been done by gun rights advocates for murder, and it would run in the range of the average for European countries. Not as low as Iceland, a little lower than England, and around the same as Switzerland. I haven't seen anything for other violent crimes than murder.
    Interestingly , the study I saw also looked at other ethnicities and found that their murder rates were often even lower than for their country of origin. For example, Japanese-Americans committed murder at an almost negligible rate, an even lower rate than the very low rate in Japan.
    , @snorlax
    According to Ann Coulter we'd have the same murder rate as Belgium.
  22. WhatEvvs [AKA "AamirKhanFan"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    What I’d like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American? (There’s loads of data, discussed here, showing that more Africans are immigrating to the US than were imported during the slave trade, which negates the fact that AA birthrates have drastically come down.)

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924. They learned it naturally – living in an English-speaking society.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    Depends on the group and where they live.

    In my experience as a child of African immigrants it can go either way.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    Ghanaians & Nigerians can go either way, if they grew up low income with black Americans they'll drift towards them. Although since more of them are here now I've noticed the younger ones keeping to themselves more.

    The more middle class Ghanaians & Nigerians reject AA culture and frown upon their kids marrying them. I've heard of Nigerians threatening to disown kids that marry them.

    The Sierra Leoneans & Liberians are generally thought of by other West Africans as little bit more than "akatas". They seem to adopt AA culture fully.
    , @Truth

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924.
     
    What school did you attend where they didn't teach English?
    , @AnAnon
    "What I’d like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American?" - There is another possiblity: that they won't assimilate at all, but will regress to mean.
  23. @Ed
    This is a good article, glad they mentioned what many of these killings are over: petty disputes.

    Culture in the black community has devolved to the point of barbarism. Folks need to start calling it out.

    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one’s honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is “No Snitching’” but the black community’s collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d’honneur.

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    • Replies: @gruff

    What is “No Snitching’” but the black community’s collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d’honneur.

     

    http://whitepeoplesaidwhat.tumblr.com/post/127848955509/rudegyalchina-cashmerethoughtsss
    , @Mr. Anon
    'All they really need is a Negro Code Duello....."

    You have been called out sir! Boxcutters. At dawn.
    , @Stan d Mute

    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one’s honor and status in the black community.
     
    In what sense is a drive-by shooting honorable?
    , @Bernie
    Not sure this is true. One-on-one fights between blacks seem to be pretty rare. As are most black on non-black attacks. They primarily involve gangs of blacks attacking lone individuals. Either that or going after woman, the elderly, children or small men.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I agree that "Black urban culture is an honor culture." This has nothing to do with whether people's behavior is what we would call honorable; it has to do with the importance of "respect" and how people respond to insult. In traditional honor societies, such as Sicily, we see many of the same types of violent reaction to insults that we see in black neighborhoods today.

    Professor of Social Science Elijah Anderson wrote a book on black street culture titled The Code of the Street(1994). Here is a section from a lengthy article he wrote for the Atlantic:

    [S]treet culture has evolved what may be called a code of the streets, which amounts to a set of informal rules governing interpersonal public behavior, including violence. The rules prescribe both a proper comportment and a proper way to respond if challenged. They regulate the use of violence and so allow those who are inclined to aggression to precipitate violent encounters in an approved way. The rules have been established and are enforced mainly by the street-oriented, but on the streets the distinction between street and decent is often irrelevant; everybody knows that if the rules are violated, there are penalties. Knowledge of the code is thus largely defensive; it is literally necessary for operating in public. Therefore, even though families with a decency orientation are usually opposed to the values of the code, they often reluctantly encourage their children's familiarity with it to enable them to negotiate the inner-city environment.

    At the heart of the code is the issue of respect--loosely defined as being treated "right," or granted the deference one deserves. However, in the troublesome public environment of the inner city, as people increasingly feel buffeted by forces beyond their control, what one deserves in the way of respect becomes more and more problematic and uncertain. This in turn further opens the issue of respect to sometimes intense interpersonal negotiation. In the street culture, especially among young people, respect is viewed as almost an external entity that is hard-won but easily lost, and so must constantly be guarded. The rules of the code in fact provide a framework for negotiating respect. The person whose very appearance-- including his clothing, demeanor, and way of moving--deters transgressions feels that he possesses, and may be considered by others to possess, a measure of respect. With the right amount of respect, for instance, he can avoid "being bothered" in public. If he is bothered, not only may he be in physical danger but he has been disgraced or "dissed" (disrespected). Many of the forms that dissing can take might seem petty to middle-class people (maintaining eye contact for too long, for example), but to those invested in the street code, these actions become serious indications of the other person's intentions. Consequently, such people become very sensitive to advances and slights, which could well serve as warnings of imminent physical confrontation.
     
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/05/the-code-of-the-streets/306601/

    Centuries ago, when such attitudes prevailed among the ruling class, the adoption of the duel was considered an advancement. It regulated violence; it ensured that a fight was conducted fairly; it promoted self-control and courtesy; it put an end to feuds and secret assassinations; and it spared innocent bystanders. Dueling was said to be “a barbarous practice among civilized people, but a civilized practice among barbarous ones.” While whites may have been civilized beyond the need for it, it would be a step forward for underclass blacks.
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    Blacks have an excitable, explosive temperament prone to adrenaline dumps. One can see it everywhere. The upper class types work harder to restrain themselves but it’s still there. It’s built in. Having their behavior spill over onto other people and how to prevent that is the big issue particularly now when equality is the state religion.

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    Here’s an interesting relation:

    The murder rate increase is strongly correlated with black-white segregation. The more segregated a city is, the larger the increase in the 2015 murder rate.

    Here is the NYT data on the increase in 2015 murder rates along with a measure of black-white segregation for each of the cities.

    Milwaukee….. 76%… 81.5
    St. Louis……… 60%… 72.3
    Baltimore……. 56%… 65.4
    Washington… 44%… 62.3
    New Orleans.. 22%… 63.9

    The correlation is close to perfect: 81%.

    My theory: cops across the country are scared to death of being crucified for killing a black criminal, so they avoid policing blacks as much as possible. In a more segregated city, it is easy to avoid policing blacks by simply not policing the black part of town, while still policing the white part of town. It then becomes clear which parts of town are not being policed and criminals run wild in that part of town. But, this doesn’t happen as much in a less segregated city. Police end up policing blacks more because there are more of them in the parts of town still being policed. Also, it is less clear which parts of town are not being policed, so criminals aren’t as clear as to where they can run wild.

    (Source for segregation data: William H. Frey analysis of 1990, 2000, and 2010 Censuses.)

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    • Replies: @anonymous

    My theory: cops across the country are scared to death of being crucified for killing a black criminal, so they avoid policing blacks as much as possible. In a more segregated city, it is easy to avoid policing blacks by simply not policing the black part of town, while still policing the white part of town. It then becomes clear which parts of town are not being policed and criminals run wild in that part of town. But, this doesn’t happen as much in a less segregated city. Police end up policing blacks more because there are more of them in the parts of town still being policed. Also, it is less clear which parts of town are not being policed, so criminals aren’t as clear as to where they can run wild.

     

    In places like Chicago there's more police in the black neighborhoods, not less, because that's where the homicides are. People have been shot just down the street from police stations. Police activity in those neighborhoods is always high. People in the white areas pay the taxes but get less police assigned there. Segregation results from people's attempts to protect themselves from the underclass.
    , @Avenge Harambe
    This is not the case in heavily segregated Chicago. Police presence has been pulled from the whiter (read taxpaying) areas to bolster the police numbers in the black/NAM districts. The result is blacks traveling to the whiter north and northwest sides to commit crimes where they know the police aren't.
  26. Mike Zwick [AKA "Dahinda"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jefferson
    "They are all cities where the vast majority of homicides are committed by blacks, and these tend to be particularly troubled black communities."

    With the exception of Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles and a few small pockets in PG County, Maryland, aren't the rest of Black communities in America pretty much all troubled?

    Does Atlanta have any non troubled Black communities? I read that the Atlanta neighborhood where Tyler Perry lives in is nowhere near predominantly Black, it's majority White.

    If there were any affluent Black communities in Atlanta, I am sure Tyler Perry would be living in one of them by now. What does it say that Tyler Perry does not feel safe living in any of Atlanta's predominantly Black neighborhoods. Black Mecca my ass. The Black underclass is still a very large segment of Atlanta's population.

    Atlanta Blacks are not exactly Beverly Hills Persians or Cupertino Chinese in terms of Minority groups who financially punch way above their weight.

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  27. A blogger nicknamed Paul Kersey (as a nod to the character performed by Charles Bronson in the Death Wish movie series) posted some anwsers about the situation at Baltimore and Milwaukee.

    But saying that as it was mentionned in that video.

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  28. We have an anti-American racist for a President who does not support law enforcement. The incendiary outcome is evident in the all major American cities. Now we have black splinter groups cropping up promoting violence against police and white people. Once Obama’s term ends civility can be restored :)

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  29. Some of the NYT commenters get it, of course, but the most liked comments are, as ever, clueless. Bill Phelps remarks: “Poverty. The mere availability of guns. Insane drug laws. Citizens United. Why is anybody surprised?” Is poverty/guns/drug laws worse than this time last year? Does the mere availability of guns cause problems in Vermont? And how many ghetto blacks know what Citizens United is?

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  30. And the response this this trend is calls to disarm law abiding whites and hobble law enforcement.

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  31. One article I read tried to blame the rise in murder rates on the fact that murder rates have been falling for two decades, and therefore a rise was inevitably due. Bullshit.

    These increases are rapid, and are occurring across the country in multiple states and jurisdictions, and they are only occurring in cities with large black populations, and they are occurring immediately after Obama and Holder began their vilification of police officers.

    This is the result of Barack Obama stoking racial grievances among blacks and attacking police officers for trying to do their jobs. It’s also the result of his refusal to enforce our immigration laws. There is no other plausible explanation. The ultimate price will be the lives of several hundred Americans, mostly black, but also including those two cops in NYC, Katherine Steinle, Alison Parker, Adam Ward, and the list goes on.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    Its plausible that the rise (assuming it's real--I haven't dug into the stats) is due to the protests and prosecution of policemen. I'm not sure how we'd get solid evidence either way, but looking at increase in crime rate vs proportion of black population is probably reasonable as a first cut.

    If it's caused by non enforcement of immigration, it's not too clear to me why it's only happening now--we've been not enforcing our immigration laws for a couple decades now.
  32. @Truth
    UH Oh, Part LV!...

    In the Caucasoid world, Michael Brown lives...


    http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/08/police-man-assaults-officer-arrested/15318909/

    http://www.kctv5.com/story/29767559/police-man-injures-seven-officers-during-fracas

    Eric Holder’s Department of Justice declined to bring any civil or criminal charges against Darren Wilson.

    FYI.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Yeah, but he still shot and killed the man attacking him.
  33. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    You’re talking through your hat. You don’t know anything about the people who post here. Actually, lots of people who post here have children.

    We do know this about you though. You are an idiot. Lots of people probably know that. Your true qualities shine right through.

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  34. What about black cities like Newark, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and others? I don’t see any mention of Detroit or Gary. I bet in any particular year you can take a sample of five or ten large cities and find an increase, it doesn’t mean there’s a national trend.

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    • Replies: @EriK
    Newark
    The killings shot Newark's 2015 homicide total to 59, pulling the city even with its 2014 year-to-date total. Fatal shootings recorded in the days since again forced the total upward. As of August 29, the total stood at 62, according to Anthony Ambrose, Essex County Prosecutor's Office Chief of Detectives.

    Atlanta
    According to the Atlanta Police Department website, the rate was up 16 percent in the first half of the year.

    Through July 11, the most recent date available, there have been 52 murders in the city. During the same time last year, there were 42 murders – a 24 percent increase.

    Cincinnati
    YTD as of 8/22/15 47, last year YTD 47

    Maybe not part of a massive trend, but hardly good news.
  35. @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.

    What is “No Snitching’” but the black community’s collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d’honneur.

    http://whitepeoplesaidwhat.tumblr.com/post/127848955509/rudegyalchina-cashmerethoughtsss

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  36. @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.

    ‘All they really need is a Negro Code Duello…..”

    You have been called out sir! Boxcutters. At dawn.

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  37. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jonathan Silber
    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing

    Cops could go back to being armed only with billy clubs.

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  38. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    Here's an interesting relation:

    The murder rate increase is strongly correlated with black-white segregation. The more segregated a city is, the larger the increase in the 2015 murder rate.

    Here is the NYT data on the increase in 2015 murder rates along with a measure of black-white segregation for each of the cities.

    Milwaukee..... 76%... 81.5
    St. Louis......... 60%... 72.3
    Baltimore....... 56%... 65.4
    Washington... 44%... 62.3
    New Orleans.. 22%... 63.9

    The correlation is close to perfect: 81%.

    My theory: cops across the country are scared to death of being crucified for killing a black criminal, so they avoid policing blacks as much as possible. In a more segregated city, it is easy to avoid policing blacks by simply not policing the black part of town, while still policing the white part of town. It then becomes clear which parts of town are not being policed and criminals run wild in that part of town. But, this doesn't happen as much in a less segregated city. Police end up policing blacks more because there are more of them in the parts of town still being policed. Also, it is less clear which parts of town are not being policed, so criminals aren't as clear as to where they can run wild.

    (Source for segregation data: William H. Frey analysis of 1990, 2000, and 2010 Censuses.)

    My theory: cops across the country are scared to death of being crucified for killing a black criminal, so they avoid policing blacks as much as possible. In a more segregated city, it is easy to avoid policing blacks by simply not policing the black part of town, while still policing the white part of town. It then becomes clear which parts of town are not being policed and criminals run wild in that part of town. But, this doesn’t happen as much in a less segregated city. Police end up policing blacks more because there are more of them in the parts of town still being policed. Also, it is less clear which parts of town are not being policed, so criminals aren’t as clear as to where they can run wild.

    In places like Chicago there’s more police in the black neighborhoods, not less, because that’s where the homicides are. People have been shot just down the street from police stations. Police activity in those neighborhoods is always high. People in the white areas pay the taxes but get less police assigned there. Segregation results from people’s attempts to protect themselves from the underclass.

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  39. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    This is a long term play by gun grabbers to fix the problem of downward trending gun violence.

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  40. @Jefferson
    So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses? I feel sorry for the East Bay cities that are receiving the bulk of Oakland's Black thugs. I wonder how many Oakland Black thugs are also moving further out to cities like Sacramento and Stockton for example.

    Oakland just isn’t tough like back in the day. Just look at the Raiders. *sighs*

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  41. @rvg
    Is this blog an IQ supremacist blog?

    Steve’s position is that IQ accounts for about half of achievement in life, or the lack thereof. So in that sense, IQ is quite important but not necessarily “supreme.”

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  42. @rvg
    Is this blog an IQ supremacist blog?

    No, it’s a “noticing things” blog. It’s a realism blog. Stick around you may learn a thing or two, or perhaps not. Sometimes the cognitive dissonance is too much for people to handle and they slink back off to more “fairer” fare.

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  43. Two of the cities are in metro areas that had riots in recent months, Baltimore and St. Louis. Black riots being essentially victory uprisings. That jazzes the black undertow up everywhere to start turning their normal day to day antics into overdrive.

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  44. @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.

    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one’s honor and status in the black community.

    In what sense is a drive-by shooting honorable?

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  45. @WhatEvvs
    What I'd like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American? (There's loads of data, discussed here, showing that more Africans are immigrating to the US than were imported during the slave trade, which negates the fact that AA birthrates have drastically come down.)

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924. They learned it naturally - living in an English-speaking society.

    Depends on the group and where they live.

    In my experience as a child of African immigrants it can go either way.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    Ghanaians & Nigerians can go either way, if they grew up low income with black Americans they’ll drift towards them. Although since more of them are here now I’ve noticed the younger ones keeping to themselves more.

    The more middle class Ghanaians & Nigerians reject AA culture and frown upon their kids marrying them. I’ve heard of Nigerians threatening to disown kids that marry them.

    The Sierra Leoneans & Liberians are generally thought of by other West Africans as little bit more than “akatas”. They seem to adopt AA culture fully.

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    My only experience with this was in DC, but my Ethiopian and Nigerian acquaintances were in general revolted by black Americans and did not want to be associated with them in any way. The frank comments I heard from these guys, had they been spoken by a white man in public, would have resulted in total banishment from public life.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    What is an "akata"?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

     

    We have both in our apartment building, and other than one Ethio family whose kids play with ours, we have no interaction with any of them beyond a pleasant nod in the hallway. Our neighborhood offers separate daycares for each ethnicity.

    Recently, another Minneapolis teen was killed in Somalia. But it wasn't the usual thing. He was attending boarding school in Puntland, in the stable, quasi-independent north, because his parents didn't want him to lose touch with his roots. Apparently somebody killed him because he was "too American".

    Boarding school in Somalia? To escape the Minneapolis School District? This turns the refugee claim on its head.

  46. There were substantial drops in homicides in several major cities. Notably NYC. Some of that was due to “Compstat” policies that tried to focus police resources in problem areas.

    But 2 other things were also major factors. We have been at war almost continuously since 1992. ER doctors, EMTs and surgeons either themselves have so served or seen techniques developed in the field to better treat gunshot wounds. Men who sustained gunshot wounds are more likely to survive those wounds than ever before. Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    To your point about ER docs, the Army sent medics to County-USC hospital in LA to see all the gunshot wounds as a preparation for ME action. In the 1990s there was a lot of gang killing and that provided much throughput for the ERs (King-Drew Hospital also saw many Bloods and Crips, among others) and the morgue.
    , @anon

    Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.
     
    This is the first time I've heard meth users described as "mellow".
  47. Could it also be a function of violent offenders being released from prison back to their home communities?

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  48. @Truth
    Uh Oh!...Part LIV...

    Hee'n ready fo' ya'll race Wo'!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIyv6h2-pps

    Wow how stupid was the guy who made that video? First he wasn’t a black man, he was a Middle Easterner, second he wasn’t being beaten, he was being hand-cuffed, and finally from the titles at the end, I had no idea these cops were Finnish. Are they here to do the jobs Americans won’t do?

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  49. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    Who do you think pays the taxes to employ the police, to cover their disability payments, to cover SSDI payments for those injured by these crimes? Plus, if you don’t stop it it grows and expands and forces people to move (not what most want to do). Read up on NYC in the 70s.

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  50. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jonathan Silber
    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

    No need to calculate – there is a natural experiment, Vermont. Its homicide rate is already at Finland’s level.

    In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico’s is roughly the same as Nigeria’s. So much for Unz’ claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites.

    Sure the culture and institutions matter but looking at these stats Ron has to be an extreme anti-hereditarian to believe that there is truly no difference.

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    "In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico’s is roughly the same as Nigeria’s. So much for Unz’ claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites."

    Ron Unz lives in a fantasy world where Hispanics have the same low crime rate as The Amish.
  51. @Jonathan Silber
    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

    It has been done by gun rights advocates for murder, and it would run in the range of the average for European countries. Not as low as Iceland, a little lower than England, and around the same as Switzerland. I haven’t seen anything for other violent crimes than murder.
    Interestingly , the study I saw also looked at other ethnicities and found that their murder rates were often even lower than for their country of origin. For example, Japanese-Americans committed murder at an almost negligible rate, an even lower rate than the very low rate in Japan.

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  52. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    In their attempt to stir up anti-white racial violence the media have made black people angrier thus creating more violence inside black communities.

    #oops #nyt

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  53. @Priss Factor
    BLM is like the misguided war on fat.

    BLM yells at the police when police have been the ones who ensured fewer blacks died.

    Main killers of blacks are other blacks.

    But if blacks want less police interference, no complaint from me.

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.

    BLM is like the misguided war on fat.

    Like “BuLiMia”?

    Based on another thread, I think the issue is not #blacklivesmatter but #blacksleepmatters

    Also, completely O/T but I hope iSteve digs into the HRC emails. Can’t find the words to discuss the cronyism of those texts.

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  54. @Jonathan Silber
    Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

    According to Ann Coulter we’d have the same murder rate as Belgium.

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  55. @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.

    Not sure this is true. One-on-one fights between blacks seem to be pretty rare. As are most black on non-black attacks. They primarily involve gangs of blacks attacking lone individuals. Either that or going after woman, the elderly, children or small men.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    This was the M.O. of the Zebra murderers.
    , @Seminumerical
    One glimpse of me, white, driving while Canadian through Cabrini Green in Chicago and a mob of teens chased after my car, gesticulating and leaping about and throwing things. They really were teens, school had let out half an hour earlier. I had picked up a friend's child at her elementary school and was driving her home by the most direct route.

    I mean, I grew up in Montreal. To get to one place from another in an unfamiliar part of Montreal you check the map then drive the shortest route. The idea that a mob would chase me, with a terror stricken and screaming nine year old in the back seat, just upon glimpsing my face was utterly alien.

    So I learned at the age of thirty that in the third world one drives around certain neighbourhoods. In Durban I avoid a certain Moslem neighbourhood, and in Cape Town I drive around black townships. When I lived in Santa Barbara I avoided the barrio (took me a while to learn that).

    I also learned that Chicago is the third world. My roommate at the time was a 5'4" white guy from Wisconsin. His mother had given him a spray can of mace after a gang of Latinos has surrounded him, but eventually it was agreed that he could not use the "L" train anymore, except during certain safe hours.

  56. @Peter Johnson
    Not sure that the Washington D.C. black community qualifies as one of the more troubled urban black communities in the USA? I would have thought it includes a fairly large black middle class? Just a question, not an answer.

    Nope – the native DC black population is overwhelmingly low income. There are a few pockets of working class black neighborhoods and of course you have the highly educated people who move from elsewhere, but the black middle class is almost entirely in suburban Maryland.

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  57. @Ed
    Depends on the group and where they live.

    In my experience as a child of African immigrants it can go either way.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    Ghanaians & Nigerians can go either way, if they grew up low income with black Americans they'll drift towards them. Although since more of them are here now I've noticed the younger ones keeping to themselves more.

    The more middle class Ghanaians & Nigerians reject AA culture and frown upon their kids marrying them. I've heard of Nigerians threatening to disown kids that marry them.

    The Sierra Leoneans & Liberians are generally thought of by other West Africans as little bit more than "akatas". They seem to adopt AA culture fully.

    My only experience with this was in DC, but my Ethiopian and Nigerian acquaintances were in general revolted by black Americans and did not want to be associated with them in any way. The frank comments I heard from these guys, had they been spoken by a white man in public, would have resulted in total banishment from public life.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    Sure but we're talking about their kids. Wale has Nigerian parents and he's adopted AA culture wholly. He's not a rarity either.
  58. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    http://www.amren.com/news/2015/08/altered-protein-makes-mice-smarter/

    Will bio-engineering eradicate IQ differences?

    Good for Negroes, bad for Ashkenazi Jews(whose advantage will vanish).

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  59. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/10-ways-well-meaning-white-teachers-bring-racism-into-our-schools/

    “4. Intentionally or Unintentionally Mispronouncing Names”

    But how do you pronounce ‘shaquishindilaqua’?

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Google "key and peele substitute teacher" if you haven't already seen it.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Skia, Or Quevenzhane Wallis, who stars as Annie in the re-make of the Musical.
  60. The republican party deserves a swift death. If there was any doubt that the republican party has outlived its usefulness, its silence in the face of lawlessness by illegals from without and criminals from within has removed it. Obama has remained silent while hispanic illegals and black criminals attack the law enforcement agencies of the United States.

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  61. @Big Bill
    Every time someone sobs about "jobs" and "education" as the "root cause" of black-on-black violence, I reflect on Obama's performance as the HNIC (Head Negro In Charge).

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children ... and yet they love him.

    The advantage of having followers who are mostly stupid, often very stupid, is that they are incapable of realizing how they’re getting fucked over by their leaders. Cults have to use a lot of fancy mind control techniques and drugs, but the black leadership class can devote all their energy to looting. The white leaders are jealous of this, which is why they’re working to make the country dumber via immigration.

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  62. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Could also be police standing down from aggressive policing due to threats of legal activism, increasing social atomization, not enough jobs for low-g citizens. After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    We no longer get to have nice things.

    After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    Then why are they importing millions of Third World peasants?

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    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    Then why are they importing millions of Third World peasants?
     
    Brother, that is an excellent question.

    Tyler Cowen and David Brooks read iSteve, so we are told. Maybe they can answer it.
  63. @rvg
    Is this blog an IQ supremacist blog?

    Not really. But it is a place where IQ (or at least the ‘g’ that underlies it) is recognized as real, and where the variance of IQ across individuals and populations is consequential.

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  64. Sailer writes: “So, one possibility is that when the Obama Administration encourages blacks to feel aggrieved, blacks in the worst black slums respond to their leadership’s urgings by murdering each other in even larger numbers than normal.”

    I guess that’s a possibility, but I wonder: to what extent do blacks who murder people pay attention to the pronouncements of any politician at all? And to what extent are they really riled up by recent media coverage of deaths of blacks at the hands of police? Do they even know about these events? I’m skeptical that they follow much of this coverage at all, and I’m even more skeptical that their following these stories would have much of a motivational effect at all on their decisions to murder.

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    • Replies: @anon

    I guess that’s a possibility, but I wonder: to what extent do blacks who murder people pay attention to the pronouncements of any politician at all?
     
    None.

    And to what extent are they really riled up by recent media coverage of deaths of blacks at the hands of police?
     
    Very.

    Do they even know about these events?
     
    Yes.

    You do have a point which is why when dealing with what spin doctor types call "low information voters" they focus on repetition - simple message, endlessly repeated. They keep it in the news day after day until it's sunk in even with the people who least follow the news.
  65. @Jefferson
    So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses? I feel sorry for the East Bay cities that are receiving the bulk of Oakland's Black thugs. I wonder how many Oakland Black thugs are also moving further out to cities like Sacramento and Stockton for example.

    “So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses?”

    Essentially, yes. Oakland has more Mexicans than Blacks these days, and the mayor is a Chinese woman (and its likely that Oakland won’t be electing a Black mayor again, anytime too soon). The Mexican, Asian, and White segments of the Oakland populace, are all increasing in size, and the Black segment is decreasing.

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  66. @Anonymous
    Here's an interesting relation:

    The murder rate increase is strongly correlated with black-white segregation. The more segregated a city is, the larger the increase in the 2015 murder rate.

    Here is the NYT data on the increase in 2015 murder rates along with a measure of black-white segregation for each of the cities.

    Milwaukee..... 76%... 81.5
    St. Louis......... 60%... 72.3
    Baltimore....... 56%... 65.4
    Washington... 44%... 62.3
    New Orleans.. 22%... 63.9

    The correlation is close to perfect: 81%.

    My theory: cops across the country are scared to death of being crucified for killing a black criminal, so they avoid policing blacks as much as possible. In a more segregated city, it is easy to avoid policing blacks by simply not policing the black part of town, while still policing the white part of town. It then becomes clear which parts of town are not being policed and criminals run wild in that part of town. But, this doesn't happen as much in a less segregated city. Police end up policing blacks more because there are more of them in the parts of town still being policed. Also, it is less clear which parts of town are not being policed, so criminals aren't as clear as to where they can run wild.

    (Source for segregation data: William H. Frey analysis of 1990, 2000, and 2010 Censuses.)

    This is not the case in heavily segregated Chicago. Police presence has been pulled from the whiter (read taxpaying) areas to bolster the police numbers in the black/NAM districts. The result is blacks traveling to the whiter north and northwest sides to commit crimes where they know the police aren’t.

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  67. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    I think you are mistaking us for liberals. They are the ones who are childless ladies with cats or multi-millionaires who can isolate themselves from urban dysfunction. You did get the part about the weighty intellect and ability right.

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  68. @rvg
    Is this blog an IQ supremacist blog?

    No, but the world is an IQ supremacist world. You can deny that in the same way that you can deny that gravity exists, but denying reality doesn’t make it go away.

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  69. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    “What do you guys care? It’s not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future.”

    I have (White) offspring, of that fact you may rest well and truly assured, that is, if we were going to pretend for a moment that its any of your business.

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  70. I think there are two things going on here ( and the second, which you did not mention, is even more important than the 1st):

    1. As you say, blacks have picked up on the Administration message, “Black people are entitled to go about their business without being harassed by the police.” except in the mind of a ghetto dweller, his “business” includes things like drug dealing.

    2. Much more importantly, the police have heard the same message, and in their minds it reads, “Lay off on enforcing the petty crime laws against black people. Forget all the “broken windows” and community policing lessons learned in the last 30 years. Go get some donuts instead.” Sure they are still going to arrest you if they catch you red handed holding up a gas station, but if you are, say, walking in the middle of the street like the Gentle Giant, they are just going to drive right past you. Remember that Darren Wilson lost his job and only avoided being put on trial by the skin of his teeth. Who needs that kind of aggravation?

    The NY Times has been talking endlessly for years about the “Butterfield Paradox” – black incarceration rates have been going up DESPITE the fact that crime has gone down. Of course, it was no paradox at all – crime went down BECAUSE many of the most likely offenders were off the street. As soon as you loosen that valve, the direction of crime statistics will reverse. If the police get the message from Obama not to “molest” Obama’s sons hanging out on street corners, some (quite a few actually) of those men will turn out to be drug dealers or will “dis” passersby and other young men will decide to kill them.

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    From the Washington Post today:

    The leaders of Germany and France want to achieve that goal by speeding deportations of economic migrants while allocating more resources to people fleeing the wars in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. They have also proposed a quota system under which each of the 28 E.U. nations commits to resettle a certain number of refugees, taking aim at countries such as Hungary, which is building a fence to keep migrants out.

    But there were signs that unity within Europe’s consensus-driven policymaking would be elusive. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico on Monday firmly rejected any decision that would force his nation to take in a fixed number of refugees.

    “We strongly reject any quotas,” Fico told reporters in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, according to the news agency Reuters. “We will wake up one day and have 100,000 people from the Arab world, and that is a problem I would not like Slovakia to have.”

    Britain, too, seems unlikely to throw open its doors. Over the weekend, British Home Secretary Theresa May said she wanted to cut back even legal migration from other E.U. nations.
     

    , @Nico

    As you say, blacks have picked up on the Administration message, “Black people are entitled to go about their business without being harassed by the police.” except in the mind of a ghetto dweller, his “business” includes things like drug dealing.
     
    This is the dirty rotten secret of the left. Because they control the media, they portray only the limousine liberal section of the Democratic Party electorate: SWPL aesthetes and a few colored lackeys. And portray rural uncosmopolitan Christians as the uneducated base of the GOP. And because they control the media, they get away with it, even though the average GOP voter has MORE education than the average Democratic voter.

    The reality of the Democratic electorate, the one we never see, is the gritty underside of the urban ghetto ward. (It used to include northern white trash but Donald Trump will probably sweep up what remains of that.) My parents were always very careful about my frequentations when I was growing up, and later in life I understood that this was because they knew that we become like our friends. What does it say about Democratic officials that they depend for their careers on the backing of criminals and the literally retarded?
  71. @Jefferson
    So Oakland is no longer in the top 5 most homicidal cities in America? Is the rising cost of living there driving out Black thugs by the masses? I feel sorry for the East Bay cities that are receiving the bulk of Oakland's Black thugs. I wonder how many Oakland Black thugs are also moving further out to cities like Sacramento and Stockton for example.

    The rest of the cities in the East Bay are even worse from a cost of living standpoint!

    Pity the central valley along the I-5/580 corridor….Tracy, Patterson etc.! Stockton as well as you mentioned. Sacramento to a lesser degree…..as it’s not cheap either!

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  72. Perhaps poor block folks thought that Obama would make things better for them. It has not worked out that way. He has NOT made things better – he has not integrated blacks into society – if anything he has been political and reinforced black victimization, making things even worse. “Hope” in the black underclass is hurting.

    Now that his term in office is coming to an close, the poor black underclass is realizing the sad truth and rebelling.

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  73. Blacks are just doing the job white Americans won’t do.

    Too bad they’ve ruined so many beautiful cityscapes in order to have the work environment in which they best function.

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  74. @WhatEvvs
    What I'd like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American? (There's loads of data, discussed here, showing that more Africans are immigrating to the US than were imported during the slave trade, which negates the fact that AA birthrates have drastically come down.)

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924. They learned it naturally - living in an English-speaking society.

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924.

    What school did you attend where they didn’t teach English?

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  75. There was an incident in Milwaukee last year when the Ferguson thing was front burner. A cop with 19 years experience shot a black, mentally disturbed homeless guy after the homeless guy took his nightstick and started hitting him. The cop was fired with a very short time to go before his pension kicked in, like a week or two. The police union polled its members and got a 100% disagreement with the firing. I’d guess the police aren’t trying as hard (just a guess). Why lose your pension?

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  76. @Ed
    Depends on the group and where they live.

    In my experience as a child of African immigrants it can go either way.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    Ghanaians & Nigerians can go either way, if they grew up low income with black Americans they'll drift towards them. Although since more of them are here now I've noticed the younger ones keeping to themselves more.

    The more middle class Ghanaians & Nigerians reject AA culture and frown upon their kids marrying them. I've heard of Nigerians threatening to disown kids that marry them.

    The Sierra Leoneans & Liberians are generally thought of by other West Africans as little bit more than "akatas". They seem to adopt AA culture fully.

    What is an “akata”?

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    • Replies: @AP
    Derogatory word for African Americans used by African immigrants. Urban dictionary has a warm and fuzzy first defintion but further down it provides more realistic examples of how this word is used.
    , @Ed
    A Yourba word that I'm told means wild cat. My folks are Ghanaian but the word was used extensively when I was growing up to describe African-Americans.
  77. “What do these five cities with fast growing homicide rates in 2015 v. 2014 have in common: Milwaukee, New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington, and St. Louis?”

    Could it possibly be those pesky (race always unspecified) ‘teens’ who always seem to be up to some type of monkeyshines or another?

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  78. @Jack D
    I think there are two things going on here ( and the second, which you did not mention, is even more important than the 1st):

    1. As you say, blacks have picked up on the Administration message, "Black people are entitled to go about their business without being harassed by the police." except in the mind of a ghetto dweller, his "business" includes things like drug dealing.

    2. Much more importantly, the police have heard the same message, and in their minds it reads, "Lay off on enforcing the petty crime laws against black people. Forget all the "broken windows" and community policing lessons learned in the last 30 years. Go get some donuts instead." Sure they are still going to arrest you if they catch you red handed holding up a gas station, but if you are, say, walking in the middle of the street like the Gentle Giant, they are just going to drive right past you. Remember that Darren Wilson lost his job and only avoided being put on trial by the skin of his teeth. Who needs that kind of aggravation?

    The NY Times has been talking endlessly for years about the "Butterfield Paradox" - black incarceration rates have been going up DESPITE the fact that crime has gone down. Of course, it was no paradox at all - crime went down BECAUSE many of the most likely offenders were off the street. As soon as you loosen that valve, the direction of crime statistics will reverse. If the police get the message from Obama not to "molest" Obama's sons hanging out on street corners, some (quite a few actually) of those men will turn out to be drug dealers or will "dis" passersby and other young men will decide to kill them.

    From the Washington Post today:

    The leaders of Germany and France want to achieve that goal by speeding deportations of economic migrants while allocating more resources to people fleeing the wars in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. They have also proposed a quota system under which each of the 28 E.U. nations commits to resettle a certain number of refugees, taking aim at countries such as Hungary, which is building a fence to keep migrants out.

    But there were signs that unity within Europe’s consensus-driven policymaking would be elusive. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico on Monday firmly rejected any decision that would force his nation to take in a fixed number of refugees.

    “We strongly reject any quotas,” Fico told reporters in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, according to the news agency Reuters. “We will wake up one day and have 100,000 people from the Arab world, and that is a problem I would not like Slovakia to have.”

    Britain, too, seems unlikely to throw open its doors. Over the weekend, British Home Secretary Theresa May said she wanted to cut back even legal migration from other E.U. nations.

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    California is like what 6% Black? Many of them are of the light skin variety to boot.
  80. @Lot
    The crime wave is passing California by:

    http://www.unz.com/forum/violent-crime-drops-again-in-california/

    California is like what 6% Black? Many of them are of the light skin variety to boot.

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  81. @Truth
    Uh Oh!...Part LIV...

    Hee'n ready fo' ya'll race Wo'!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIyv6h2-pps

    I see a crazy white guy attacking a cop for no discernible reason. What do you see?

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    • Replies: @Truth
    There is a discernible reason; probably that he feels the arrest is unjustified. The question is, is there a logical reason. It wouldn't be my choice, but broadcasting these back-and-forth race-war instigators on a daily basis is going to have consequences....and that's logical.
  82. I don’t think this is a hard riddle at all. Obama/Democrat/left/media, starting around April 2012, hyped up L’Affaire d’Skittles and other things to hype up black turnout for the election that year, and per middle aged and elderly black women, it worked. Throw GENTILIVUS GIANTVIUS in August 2014 into the pot of stew, and it boiled over. They got the black undertow so amped up that they’re being even more TNB-ey than usual with each other.

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  83. There is a breaking news story of a cop killed somewhere in Illinois. Unsurprisingly, attempts to nationalize every police shooting of a civilian results in headlines every time a cop is shot.

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  84. @Anonymous

    PS. Targeting the police is also like targeting Gaddafi and Assad.
    Kill them or weaken them, and all the nuts come out of the woodwork.
     
    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the "experts" thought. Same with the cop/black issue. Cops for the most part are the way they are because blacks (PD's repeat customers) are the way they are.

    I would love to devote all of my time to SJW causes. Like integrating PG County and SE DC blacks into Chevy Chase and Bethesda schools, Roxbury and Dorchester blacks into Wellesley and Newton schools, etc. We need to target the less vibrant libtopia areas for massive vibrancy programs. There are large numbers of young black Dominicans in Lawrence, MA and young blacks in Newark, NJ who would love to live and go to school in posh liberals areas of CT, MA, CA, etc. Let's make it happen folks.

    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the “experts” thought.

    I’m not sure what you mean, exactly, but this is one of those cases where the liberal academics and Foggy Bottom types got it right, and the moronic, pig-ignorant neocons got it wrong. Don’t you remember the bile poured out, day after day, on that evil-traitor-who-hates-America-and-all-our-freedoms, Juan Cole?

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    He's saying Saddam's rule-by-murder regime was the only way to hold together a country made up of thugs from different ethnicities who hate each. Basically, I'd say he was right, but that is NOT what liberal academics thought. Except some devotees of Samuel Huntington, although I couldn't name one.
  85. @Big Bill
    Every time someone sobs about "jobs" and "education" as the "root cause" of black-on-black violence, I reflect on Obama's performance as the HNIC (Head Negro In Charge).

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children ... and yet they love him.

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him.

    Most P.C. cuckservatives won’t admit it, but blacks are more than partially to blame for their own problems when most of them would vote for the devil himself if he had a “D” next to his name on the ticket.

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    This reminds me of a passage in Theodore H. White's book "The Making of the President 1960." A black man told White he "would vote Democrat if there was a dog at the head of the Democratic ticket. I vote for the man who'll put money in my pocket."
  86. Much more importantly, the police have heard the same message, and in their minds it reads, “Lay off on enforcing the petty crime laws against black people. Forget all the “broken windows” and community policing lessons learned in the last 30 years. Go get some donuts instead.”

    It isn’t in the mind of police, ending “broken windows” is an explicit demand by BLM.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    If that were replaced by a demand for Ending Broken Families, then there could start to be some progress.
  87. @Jack D
    I think there are two things going on here ( and the second, which you did not mention, is even more important than the 1st):

    1. As you say, blacks have picked up on the Administration message, "Black people are entitled to go about their business without being harassed by the police." except in the mind of a ghetto dweller, his "business" includes things like drug dealing.

    2. Much more importantly, the police have heard the same message, and in their minds it reads, "Lay off on enforcing the petty crime laws against black people. Forget all the "broken windows" and community policing lessons learned in the last 30 years. Go get some donuts instead." Sure they are still going to arrest you if they catch you red handed holding up a gas station, but if you are, say, walking in the middle of the street like the Gentle Giant, they are just going to drive right past you. Remember that Darren Wilson lost his job and only avoided being put on trial by the skin of his teeth. Who needs that kind of aggravation?

    The NY Times has been talking endlessly for years about the "Butterfield Paradox" - black incarceration rates have been going up DESPITE the fact that crime has gone down. Of course, it was no paradox at all - crime went down BECAUSE many of the most likely offenders were off the street. As soon as you loosen that valve, the direction of crime statistics will reverse. If the police get the message from Obama not to "molest" Obama's sons hanging out on street corners, some (quite a few actually) of those men will turn out to be drug dealers or will "dis" passersby and other young men will decide to kill them.

    As you say, blacks have picked up on the Administration message, “Black people are entitled to go about their business without being harassed by the police.” except in the mind of a ghetto dweller, his “business” includes things like drug dealing.

    This is the dirty rotten secret of the left. Because they control the media, they portray only the limousine liberal section of the Democratic Party electorate: SWPL aesthetes and a few colored lackeys. And portray rural uncosmopolitan Christians as the uneducated base of the GOP. And because they control the media, they get away with it, even though the average GOP voter has MORE education than the average Democratic voter.

    The reality of the Democratic electorate, the one we never see, is the gritty underside of the urban ghetto ward. (It used to include northern white trash but Donald Trump will probably sweep up what remains of that.) My parents were always very careful about my frequentations when I was growing up, and later in life I understood that this was because they knew that we become like our friends. What does it say about Democratic officials that they depend for their careers on the backing of criminals and the literally retarded?

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  88. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT.

    Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools
    ...
    One school district that has been hit hard by the flow of illegal children is the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School System.
    ...
    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.
    ...
    will require an additional $4.6 million to educate 533 unaccompanied alien children. The state's average cost to educate a student is $8,854 per year, but the figure for Jefferson Parish for the 2014-2015 school year will be $9,047 per student.

    The parish will need to hire 27 new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, 20 new “ESL para-educators,” 19 regular education teachers, and three special education teachers in order to meet the demands associated with the students who are there illegally.
    ...
    According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, it will cost Louisiana $25,829,748 to educate illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year.
    ...
    The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907.
    ...
    A report posted by American Thinker on July 8 explained that the Obama administration was using the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe to pressure the states to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.

    In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.
    ...
    In the American Thinker article, the writer, Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish, presented the following case: “FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs.”

    Favish cites FAIR’s estimate that the students who are illegally present in the country are 29 percent of the total number of students on which the $8.5 billion amount is based. Twenty-nine percent of $8.5 billion amounts to $2.465 billion,

     

    “In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district’s attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.” – Plyler v. Doe also redefines the bit in the 14th amendment to apply to illegals.

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  89. @WhatEvvs
    What I'd like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American? (There's loads of data, discussed here, showing that more Africans are immigrating to the US than were imported during the slave trade, which negates the fact that AA birthrates have drastically come down.)

    The fact that we have to spend taxpayer dollars on teaching English in the schools makes my blood boil. No one taught English to the children of the European immigrants 1880-1924. They learned it naturally - living in an English-speaking society.

    “What I’d like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American?” – There is another possiblity: that they won’t assimilate at all, but will regress to mean.

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  90. Has anyone calculated how low the rates of violent crime in America would be if there were no blacks or Hispanics residing in it?

    Anyone who’s recorded the violent crime rates of overwhelmingly white or yellow countries? On a more serious note:

    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/01/european-murder-rates-compared-to.html?m=1

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2012/12/why-us-gun-deaths-are-high.html

    What I’d like to know is what community do the children of African immigrants assimilate to: mainstream American, or African-American? (There’s loads of data, discussed here, showing that more Africans are immigrating to the US than were imported during the slave trade, which negates the fact that AA birthrates have drastically come down.)

    In the long run, I think it’s obvious they’ll assimilate to African-American norms and community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    Not that you wrote otherwise, but I don’t think it’s a matter of culture being in the driver’s seat. I think black culture in America has progressed toward norms that suit their nature. In other words, I think black murder rates are more about black impulsiveness and time preference, and I think those things are written into black DNA.

    Blacks have an excitable, explosive temperament prone to adrenaline dumps. One can see it everywhere. The upper class types work harder to restrain themselves but it’s still there. It’s built in.

    This.

    Having their behavior spill over onto other people and how to prevent that is the big issue particularly now when equality is the state religion.

    And this. Leftists can blather on as much as they like about fixing the problem of black violence, but our response should be that nothing they’ve done so far has worked, and until it does, this enforced “equality” (in scare quotes because forcing whites to live around blacks is not equality, it’s oppression) thing needs to go.

    No, but the world is an IQ supremacist world. You can deny that in the same way that you can deny that gravity exists, but denying reality doesn’t make it go away.

    I’ve always poured cold water on IQ fetishism, because I think it does disservice to the real issue, the full spectrum of behavioral genetics. You don’t see much violent crime from people with Downs Syndrome.

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  91. @Bugg
    There were substantial drops in homicides in several major cities. Notably NYC. Some of that was due to "Compstat" policies that tried to focus police resources in problem areas.

    But 2 other things were also major factors. We have been at war almost continuously since 1992. ER doctors, EMTs and surgeons either themselves have so served or seen techniques developed in the field to better treat gunshot wounds. Men who sustained gunshot wounds are more likely to survive those wounds than ever before. Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.

    To your point about ER docs, the Army sent medics to County-USC hospital in LA to see all the gunshot wounds as a preparation for ME action. In the 1990s there was a lot of gang killing and that provided much throughput for the ERs (King-Drew Hospital also saw many Bloods and Crips, among others) and the morgue.

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  92. @Lot

    Much more importantly, the police have heard the same message, and in their minds it reads, “Lay off on enforcing the petty crime laws against black people. Forget all the “broken windows” and community policing lessons learned in the last 30 years. Go get some donuts instead.”
     
    It isn't in the mind of police, ending "broken windows" is an explicit demand by BLM.

    If that were replaced by a demand for Ending Broken Families, then there could start to be some progress.

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  93. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Big Bill
    Every time someone sobs about "jobs" and "education" as the "root cause" of black-on-black violence, I reflect on Obama's performance as the HNIC (Head Negro In Charge).

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children ... and yet they love him.

    “He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him.”

    I don’t know about the mulite — mulatto elite — , but it could be SWPL elites make a big fuss about ‘black lives’ and ‘racial injustice’ because they are busy doing things that benefit themselves at the expense of blacks.

    It’s a way to distract the people you’re hurting. The more you hurt them, the more you have to scream about protecting them from Oberlin KKK’s and the like to distract them from the fact that your policies are doing them the most harm in terms of political and economic power.

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  94. @Wilkey
    One article I read tried to blame the rise in murder rates on the fact that murder rates have been falling for two decades, and therefore a rise was inevitably due. Bullshit.

    These increases are rapid, and are occurring across the country in multiple states and jurisdictions, and they are only occurring in cities with large black populations, and they are occurring immediately after Obama and Holder began their vilification of police officers.

    This is the result of Barack Obama stoking racial grievances among blacks and attacking police officers for trying to do their jobs. It's also the result of his refusal to enforce our immigration laws. There is no other plausible explanation. The ultimate price will be the lives of several hundred Americans, mostly black, but also including those two cops in NYC, Katherine Steinle, Alison Parker, Adam Ward, and the list goes on.

    Its plausible that the rise (assuming it’s real–I haven’t dug into the stats) is due to the protests and prosecution of policemen. I’m not sure how we’d get solid evidence either way, but looking at increase in crime rate vs proportion of black population is probably reasonable as a first cut.

    If it’s caused by non enforcement of immigration, it’s not too clear to me why it’s only happening now–we’ve been not enforcing our immigration laws for a couple decades now.

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  95. And because they control the media, they get away with it, even though the average GOP voter has MORE education than the average Democratic voter.

    The Democrat Party has a total lock on America’s stupidest demographic, blacks. They dominate the second-stupidest American demo, mestizos, as well. The Democrat Party has America’s stupid demo locked up tight, something I love pointing out to liberals every time they make any comment remotely related to the idea that Dems or libs are smart, and Republicans or cons are stupid.

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "The Democrat Party has a total lock on America’s stupidest demographic, blacks. They dominate the second-stupidest American demo, mestizos, as well. The Democrat Party has America’s stupid demo locked up tight, something I love pointing out to liberals every time they make any comment remotely related to the idea that Dems or libs are smart, and Republicans or cons are stupid."

    Here is how stupid I think most Mestizo/Amerindian and Black voters in America are, I seriously believe most of them would vote for Kanye West if he ran for president of The United States.

    Kanye West got a standing ovation at by the Vibrants in the crowd at The MTV Music Awards when he announced he was running for POTUS in 2020.

    It doesn't help either that a very high percentage of NAM voters are under the age of 30. Voters under the age of 30 tend to be extremely misinformed when it comes to politics. They tend to be some of the most easily brainwashed voters.
  96. and what do THESE cities have in common?

    TOP 5 MOST LIVEABLE CITIES:

    1. Tokyo, Japan

    2. Vienna, Austria

    3. Berlin, Germany

    4. Melbourne, Australia

    5. Sydney, Australia

    AND MORE CITIES WITH A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE:

    6. Stockholm, Sweden 16. Madrid, Spain

    7. Vancouver, Canada 17. Auckland, New Zealand

    8. Helsinki, Finland 18. Lisbon, Portugal

    9. Munich, Germany 19. Hong Kong, China

    10. Zurich, Switzerland 20. Amsterdam, Netherlands

    10. Copenhagen, Denmark 21. Hamburg, Germany

    12. Fukuoka, Japan 22. Geneva, Switzerland

    13. Singapore 23. Oslo, Norway

    14. Kyoto, Japan 24. Barcelona, Spain

    15. Paris, France 25. Portland, USA

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3126280/Tokyo-rated-world-s-best-city-live-London-New-York-not-making-25.html#ixzz3kWOY0dCo
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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  97. @Priss Factor
    http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/10-ways-well-meaning-white-teachers-bring-racism-into-our-schools/

    "4. Intentionally or Unintentionally Mispronouncing Names"

    But how do you pronounce 'shaquishindilaqua'?

    Google “key and peele substitute teacher” if you haven’t already seen it.

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  98. http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/09/01/james-okeefe-a-political-sleuth-to-stalk-campaigns-for-wrongdoing/

    I was impressed to see the Drudge headline (NYTIMES: Clinton Campaign caught on tape accepting foreign donation…) began with “NYT.” “What’s this?” I thought. “Has there been a sudden outbreak of truthiness at the NYT?” Then I started reading:

    Campaign rallies are crawling with hidden cameras these days as opposition researchers from rivals, activist groups or political action committees spare no expense in hopes of finding a gaffe or, ideally, signs of unlawfulness.

    Presidential campaigns were put on notice on Tuesday that the stakes will be higher in this election cycle as Project Veritas Action, a research team that uses undercover investigators, warned that it was stepping up its stalking.

    It’s a hit piece. It’s actually a hit piece designed to turn reader sentiment against those perfidious wrecker whistle-blowers.

    Down with the whistleblowers! May their non-governmental efforts to improve the Republic perish in fire!

    James O’Keefe, who has experienced his own legal problems over the years for lying to gain access to information.

    Down with O’Keefe! Only gov’t stooges may pretend to be what they are not in pursuit of justice!

    Mr. O’Keefe’s team — which he billed as an investigative SEAL Team Six — fired an opening salvo on Tuesday by calling a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington to reveal a purported violation of campaign finance laws by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s staff members.

    Well, after giving us all the important info (evil stalkers abound, James O’Keefe & company are villains) in the first three paragraphs, I guess the NYT figured it was time to get on with the actual story.

    On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign denied any wrongdoing and accused Project Veritas of attempted entrapment.

    I.e., the Clinton campaign resorted to a defense typically deployed by dindunuffins against drug charges.

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  99. @Hepp
    What about black cities like Newark, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and others? I don't see any mention of Detroit or Gary. I bet in any particular year you can take a sample of five or ten large cities and find an increase, it doesn't mean there's a national trend.

    Newark
    The killings shot Newark’s 2015 homicide total to 59, pulling the city even with its 2014 year-to-date total. Fatal shootings recorded in the days since again forced the total upward. As of August 29, the total stood at 62, according to Anthony Ambrose, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives.

    Atlanta
    According to the Atlanta Police Department website, the rate was up 16 percent in the first half of the year.

    Through July 11, the most recent date available, there have been 52 murders in the city. During the same time last year, there were 42 murders – a 24 percent increase.

    Cincinnati
    YTD as of 8/22/15 47, last year YTD 47

    Maybe not part of a massive trend, but hardly good news.

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    • Replies: @Hepp
    Here are the top ten cities in terms of % African American

    Detroit, MI
    Jackson, MS
    Miami Gardens, Fla
    Birmingham, AL
    Baltimore, MD
    Memphis, TN
    New Orleans, La
    Flint, MI
    Montgomery, AL
    Savannah, GA

    The article mentions Baltimore and New Orleans.

    So of the top ten blackest cities in the country, we know that the murder rate increased in two of them. What about the other eight? And how much of New Orleans is due to blacks moving back in?

    It's entirely possible that the murder rate actually is increasing. The evidence in St. Louis and Baltimore indicates that the "Ferguson effect" is real at the local level. But I need more evidence before we can say there's a national trend.
  100. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    If you weren’t so scared of blacks and actually talked to them eye to eye, you’d learn that blacks enjoy being big and scary. As one of them proudly told me, “you’re lucky you didn’t go to (his high school) man, you wudna last a week.”

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  101. @Bernie
    Not sure this is true. One-on-one fights between blacks seem to be pretty rare. As are most black on non-black attacks. They primarily involve gangs of blacks attacking lone individuals. Either that or going after woman, the elderly, children or small men.

    This was the M.O. of the Zebra murderers.

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  102. @Foseti
    DC is an outlier on that list with respect to recent demographic trends though.

    The official response to crime here is fun reading: http://mayor.dc.gov/release/case-you-missed-it-addressing-violent-crime-washington-dc

    They're trying really hard to blame it all on synthetic marijuana.

    Here's the depressing part:

    "In DC, we are seeing an increase in the number of repeat violent offenders involved in our shootings and homicides. So far this year:

    * At least 22 of our homicide arrestees were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime. This is a substantial increase from the 15 under supervision we had all of 2014.

    * At least 20 of our homicide victims were under supervision pending trial or on probation or parole at the time of the crime.

    * 10 individuals involved in homicides this year had prior homicide charges.

    * Almost half, or 45%, of the homicide arrestees had prior gun-related arrests in DC (compared to 27% in 2014); meaning nearly half of the persons responsible for these homicides had previously been arrested for carrying or using illegal guns in the commission of a crime."

    Synthetic drugs and black bodies aside, they could cut the murder rate in half if they just actually punished people for crimes they'd already committed. This lesson appears to be one that we have to learn on a cyclical basis

    Foseti, In 2010 there was a mass shooting in Buffalo, now known as The City Grille Massacre, that left four dead and three seriously wounded. The shooter, Ricardo McCray was tried and convicted. The editor of the Buffalo News at the time was Margaret Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan ran a story pointing out the fact that seven of the victims had prior or pending criminal charges. The Buffalo black community summoned Ms. Sullivan to a meeting and roasted her skinny ass. Ms. Sullivan would only concede that the timing of the article, right after the shooting and the placement, front page, may have been insensitive, but the story was factual. Ms. Sullivan is the current Public Editor of the NYT. I am surprised that any government official or newspaper would state the truth…a lot of these shootings are criminals shooting criminals.

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  103. @Nico

    He, his Talented Tenth administration and the Congressional Black Caucus have done their best to replace black workers with illegal aliens and crush the school system under a load of illegal alien children … and yet they love him.
     
    Most P.C. cuckservatives won't admit it, but blacks are more than partially to blame for their own problems when most of them would vote for the devil himself if he had a "D" next to his name on the ticket.

    This reminds me of a passage in Theodore H. White’s book “The Making of the President 1960.” A black man told White he “would vote Democrat if there was a dog at the head of the Democratic ticket. I vote for the man who’ll put money in my pocket.”

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  104. @Big Bill
    Black urban culture is an honor culture, not a barbarian culture. These murders are like dueling (on impulse) to defend one's honor and status in the black community.

    All they really need is a Negro Code Duello to delay their instant and impulsive defense of honor and thereby insure that innocent bystanders are not killed. Pity they have not collectively evolved in that direction yet, but it is their community, their culture, and ultimately their choice, not ours.

    What is "No Snitching'" but the black community's collective rejection of white meddling in black affaires d'honneur.

    I agree that “Black urban culture is an honor culture.” This has nothing to do with whether people’s behavior is what we would call honorable; it has to do with the importance of “respect” and how people respond to insult. In traditional honor societies, such as Sicily, we see many of the same types of violent reaction to insults that we see in black neighborhoods today.

    Professor of Social Science Elijah Anderson wrote a book on black street culture titled The Code of the Street(1994). Here is a section from a lengthy article he wrote for the Atlantic:

    [S]treet culture has evolved what may be called a code of the streets, which amounts to a set of informal rules governing interpersonal public behavior, including violence. The rules prescribe both a proper comportment and a proper way to respond if challenged. They regulate the use of violence and so allow those who are inclined to aggression to precipitate violent encounters in an approved way. The rules have been established and are enforced mainly by the street-oriented, but on the streets the distinction between street and decent is often irrelevant; everybody knows that if the rules are violated, there are penalties. Knowledge of the code is thus largely defensive; it is literally necessary for operating in public. Therefore, even though families with a decency orientation are usually opposed to the values of the code, they often reluctantly encourage their children’s familiarity with it to enable them to negotiate the inner-city environment.

    At the heart of the code is the issue of respect–loosely defined as being treated “right,” or granted the deference one deserves. However, in the troublesome public environment of the inner city, as people increasingly feel buffeted by forces beyond their control, what one deserves in the way of respect becomes more and more problematic and uncertain. This in turn further opens the issue of respect to sometimes intense interpersonal negotiation. In the street culture, especially among young people, respect is viewed as almost an external entity that is hard-won but easily lost, and so must constantly be guarded. The rules of the code in fact provide a framework for negotiating respect. The person whose very appearance– including his clothing, demeanor, and way of moving–deters transgressions feels that he possesses, and may be considered by others to possess, a measure of respect. With the right amount of respect, for instance, he can avoid “being bothered” in public. If he is bothered, not only may he be in physical danger but he has been disgraced or “dissed” (disrespected). Many of the forms that dissing can take might seem petty to middle-class people (maintaining eye contact for too long, for example), but to those invested in the street code, these actions become serious indications of the other person’s intentions. Consequently, such people become very sensitive to advances and slights, which could well serve as warnings of imminent physical confrontation.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/05/the-code-of-the-streets/306601/

    Centuries ago, when such attitudes prevailed among the ruling class, the adoption of the duel was considered an advancement. It regulated violence; it ensured that a fight was conducted fairly; it promoted self-control and courtesy; it put an end to feuds and secret assassinations; and it spared innocent bystanders. Dueling was said to be “a barbarous practice among civilized people, but a civilized practice among barbarous ones.” While whites may have been civilized beyond the need for it, it would be a step forward for underclass blacks.

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    • Replies: @27 year old
    Dueling was said to be “a barbarous practice among civilized people, but a civilized practice among barbarous ones.” While whites may have been civilized beyond the need for it, it would be a step forward for underclass blacks.

    Whites could definitely benefit from the reinstatement of duels.
  105. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    Then why are they importing millions of Third World peasants?

    After all, we only need so many people to man the fast food outlets.

    Then why are they importing millions of Third World peasants?

    Brother, that is an excellent question.

    Tyler Cowen and David Brooks read iSteve, so we are told. Maybe they can answer it.

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  106. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT.

    Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools
    ...
    One school district that has been hit hard by the flow of illegal children is the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School System.
    ...
    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.
    ...
    will require an additional $4.6 million to educate 533 unaccompanied alien children. The state's average cost to educate a student is $8,854 per year, but the figure for Jefferson Parish for the 2014-2015 school year will be $9,047 per student.

    The parish will need to hire 27 new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, 20 new “ESL para-educators,” 19 regular education teachers, and three special education teachers in order to meet the demands associated with the students who are there illegally.
    ...
    According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, it will cost Louisiana $25,829,748 to educate illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year.
    ...
    The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907.
    ...
    A report posted by American Thinker on July 8 explained that the Obama administration was using the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe to pressure the states to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.

    In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.
    ...
    In the American Thinker article, the writer, Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish, presented the following case: “FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs.”

    Favish cites FAIR’s estimate that the students who are illegally present in the country are 29 percent of the total number of students on which the $8.5 billion amount is based. Twenty-nine percent of $8.5 billion amounts to $2.465 billion,

     

    Hippo, Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed. You will also be billed for any time that child spent in that school district. Illegal aliens? No problem.

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    "Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed."

    Unless your child is the grandchild of residents of Beverly Hills, CA. Grandchildren of Beverly Hills residents are welcome in Beverly Hills public schools even when the kids don't live in Beverly Hills. The citizens of Beverly Hills take seriously that part of the Preamble about "for ourselves and our posterity," at least when it applies to Beverly Hills. For the United States, not so much.

  107. @Buffalo Joe
    Hippo, Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed. You will also be billed for any time that child spent in that school district. Illegal aliens? No problem.

    “Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed.”

    Unless your child is the grandchild of residents of Beverly Hills, CA. Grandchildren of Beverly Hills residents are welcome in Beverly Hills public schools even when the kids don’t live in Beverly Hills. The citizens of Beverly Hills take seriously that part of the Preamble about “for ourselves and our posterity,” at least when it applies to Beverly Hills. For the United States, not so much.

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    • Replies: @Alfa158
    My father-in-law and his brothers attended Beverly Hills High before WWII even though they didn't live in the district because the school needed big kids who wanted to play football. My father-in-law even inherited an older brother's position at left end and his jerseys. Very efficient, they didn't even have to change the name on the back.
    , @Brutusale
    It's been a chronic problem for the top public schools.

    Boston Latin, America's oldest public school and the top exam school in the city, has always dealt with this. In the Seventies, when busing caused white flight from Southie and Dorchester to the South Shore, I had Irish neighbors who were still sending their kids to Latin using a relative's address.

    Fast forward to the mid-Nineties when it was Asians instead of Euro stock scamming the system; the Boston Public Schools cracked down on residency.

  108. @Anonymous
    No need to calculate - there is a natural experiment, Vermont. Its homicide rate is already at Finland's level.

    In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico's is roughly the same as Nigeria's. So much for Unz' claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites.

    Sure the culture and institutions matter but looking at these stats Ron has to be an extreme anti-hereditarian to believe that there is truly no difference.

    “In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico’s is roughly the same as Nigeria’s. So much for Unz’ claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites.”

    Ron Unz lives in a fantasy world where Hispanics have the same low crime rate as The Amish.

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    I know you are exaggerating to make a point, but Unz was comparing Mexicans in America to all whites in America .
    , @Ed
    Nigeria's homicide rate is slightly higher than the African American rate which is nearly double of Haiti's rate.

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/04/daily-chart-16
  109. @Anonymous
    What do you guys care? It's not like you have any skin on the game. No kids means no interest in the future. Also, men of such weighty intellect and ability can move away from the big scary black men

    Boo, I don’t actually have skin in the game, but I have children who work in Cleveland, another extremely dysfunctional city. So, I worry about my kids. And another thing, who do you think pays for the enormous costs of treating a shooting victim, sometimes for the rest of their paralyzed life. Look it up, but the University of Chicago pegged the cost per victim at $80k plus. And when a baby daddy is murdered and leaves behind a shitload of kids, who do you think really supports and pays for them. Case in point, last month a Buffalo man threw himself a 29th birthday party at a city playground. He was shot to death by an unknown shooter. He left behind NINE daughters and no widow or former wives. So, we all have skin in the game.

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  110. @Svigor

    And because they control the media, they get away with it, even though the average GOP voter has MORE education than the average Democratic voter.
     
    The Democrat Party has a total lock on America's stupidest demographic, blacks. They dominate the second-stupidest American demo, mestizos, as well. The Democrat Party has America's stupid demo locked up tight, something I love pointing out to liberals every time they make any comment remotely related to the idea that Dems or libs are smart, and Republicans or cons are stupid.

    “The Democrat Party has a total lock on America’s stupidest demographic, blacks. They dominate the second-stupidest American demo, mestizos, as well. The Democrat Party has America’s stupid demo locked up tight, something I love pointing out to liberals every time they make any comment remotely related to the idea that Dems or libs are smart, and Republicans or cons are stupid.”

    Here is how stupid I think most Mestizo/Amerindian and Black voters in America are, I seriously believe most of them would vote for Kanye West if he ran for president of The United States.

    Kanye West got a standing ovation at by the Vibrants in the crowd at The MTV Music Awards when he announced he was running for POTUS in 2020.

    It doesn’t help either that a very high percentage of NAM voters are under the age of 30. Voters under the age of 30 tend to be extremely misinformed when it comes to politics. They tend to be some of the most easily brainwashed voters.

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  111. @Priss Factor
    http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/10-ways-well-meaning-white-teachers-bring-racism-into-our-schools/

    "4. Intentionally or Unintentionally Mispronouncing Names"

    But how do you pronounce 'shaquishindilaqua'?

    Skia, Or Quevenzhane Wallis, who stars as Annie in the re-make of the Musical.

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  112. @Jefferson
    "In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico’s is roughly the same as Nigeria’s. So much for Unz’ claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites."

    Ron Unz lives in a fantasy world where Hispanics have the same low crime rate as The Amish.

    I know you are exaggerating to make a point, but Unz was comparing Mexicans in America to all whites in America .

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  113. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Bugg
    There were substantial drops in homicides in several major cities. Notably NYC. Some of that was due to "Compstat" policies that tried to focus police resources in problem areas.

    But 2 other things were also major factors. We have been at war almost continuously since 1992. ER doctors, EMTs and surgeons either themselves have so served or seen techniques developed in the field to better treat gunshot wounds. Men who sustained gunshot wounds are more likely to survive those wounds than ever before. Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.

    Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.

    This is the first time I’ve heard meth users described as “mellow”.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "This is the first time I’ve heard meth users described as “mellow”."

    Yes, that doesn't quite ring true. However, they do mellow out considerably after they drop dead.
  114. @Jim Don Bob
    What is an "akata"?

    Derogatory word for African Americans used by African immigrants. Urban dictionary has a warm and fuzzy first defintion but further down it provides more realistic examples of how this word is used.

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  115. @Harry Baldwin
    I agree that "Black urban culture is an honor culture." This has nothing to do with whether people's behavior is what we would call honorable; it has to do with the importance of "respect" and how people respond to insult. In traditional honor societies, such as Sicily, we see many of the same types of violent reaction to insults that we see in black neighborhoods today.

    Professor of Social Science Elijah Anderson wrote a book on black street culture titled The Code of the Street(1994). Here is a section from a lengthy article he wrote for the Atlantic:

    [S]treet culture has evolved what may be called a code of the streets, which amounts to a set of informal rules governing interpersonal public behavior, including violence. The rules prescribe both a proper comportment and a proper way to respond if challenged. They regulate the use of violence and so allow those who are inclined to aggression to precipitate violent encounters in an approved way. The rules have been established and are enforced mainly by the street-oriented, but on the streets the distinction between street and decent is often irrelevant; everybody knows that if the rules are violated, there are penalties. Knowledge of the code is thus largely defensive; it is literally necessary for operating in public. Therefore, even though families with a decency orientation are usually opposed to the values of the code, they often reluctantly encourage their children's familiarity with it to enable them to negotiate the inner-city environment.

    At the heart of the code is the issue of respect--loosely defined as being treated "right," or granted the deference one deserves. However, in the troublesome public environment of the inner city, as people increasingly feel buffeted by forces beyond their control, what one deserves in the way of respect becomes more and more problematic and uncertain. This in turn further opens the issue of respect to sometimes intense interpersonal negotiation. In the street culture, especially among young people, respect is viewed as almost an external entity that is hard-won but easily lost, and so must constantly be guarded. The rules of the code in fact provide a framework for negotiating respect. The person whose very appearance-- including his clothing, demeanor, and way of moving--deters transgressions feels that he possesses, and may be considered by others to possess, a measure of respect. With the right amount of respect, for instance, he can avoid "being bothered" in public. If he is bothered, not only may he be in physical danger but he has been disgraced or "dissed" (disrespected). Many of the forms that dissing can take might seem petty to middle-class people (maintaining eye contact for too long, for example), but to those invested in the street code, these actions become serious indications of the other person's intentions. Consequently, such people become very sensitive to advances and slights, which could well serve as warnings of imminent physical confrontation.
     
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/05/the-code-of-the-streets/306601/

    Centuries ago, when such attitudes prevailed among the ruling class, the adoption of the duel was considered an advancement. It regulated violence; it ensured that a fight was conducted fairly; it promoted self-control and courtesy; it put an end to feuds and secret assassinations; and it spared innocent bystanders. Dueling was said to be “a barbarous practice among civilized people, but a civilized practice among barbarous ones.” While whites may have been civilized beyond the need for it, it would be a step forward for underclass blacks.

    Dueling was said to be “a barbarous practice among civilized people, but a civilized practice among barbarous ones.” While whites may have been civilized beyond the need for it, it would be a step forward for underclass blacks.

    Whites could definitely benefit from the reinstatement of duels.

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  116. @Jim Don Bob
    What is an "akata"?

    A Yourba word that I’m told means wild cat. My folks are Ghanaian but the word was used extensively when I was growing up to describe African-Americans.

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  117. @Arclight
    My only experience with this was in DC, but my Ethiopian and Nigerian acquaintances were in general revolted by black Americans and did not want to be associated with them in any way. The frank comments I heard from these guys, had they been spoken by a white man in public, would have resulted in total banishment from public life.

    Sure but we’re talking about their kids. Wale has Nigerian parents and he’s adopted AA culture wholly. He’s not a rarity either.

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  118. @Jefferson
    "They are all cities where the vast majority of homicides are committed by blacks, and these tend to be particularly troubled black communities."

    With the exception of Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles and a few small pockets in PG County, Maryland, aren't the rest of Black communities in America pretty much all troubled?

    Does Atlanta have any non troubled Black communities? I read that the Atlanta neighborhood where Tyler Perry lives in is nowhere near predominantly Black, it's majority White.

    If there were any affluent Black communities in Atlanta, I am sure Tyler Perry would be living in one of them by now. What does it say that Tyler Perry does not feel safe living in any of Atlanta's predominantly Black neighborhoods. Black Mecca my ass. The Black underclass is still a very large segment of Atlanta's population.

    Atlanta Blacks are not exactly Beverly Hills Persians or Cupertino Chinese in terms of Minority groups who financially punch way above their weight.

    The AJC ran a story about the black graduation rate in the black suburbs of Atlanta. I couldn’t read it because it was gated but the rate was below 70%. This in counties that are supposed to be the promised land for Black Americans.

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  119. @Jefferson
    "In the list of countries with highest intentional homicide rates, the top five are Honduras, Venezuela, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala. Mexico’s is roughly the same as Nigeria’s. So much for Unz’ claim about Hispanic criminality being no different than that of whites."

    Ron Unz lives in a fantasy world where Hispanics have the same low crime rate as The Amish.

    Nigeria’s homicide rate is slightly higher than the African American rate which is nearly double of Haiti’s rate.

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/04/daily-chart-16

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  120. @EriK
    Newark
    The killings shot Newark's 2015 homicide total to 59, pulling the city even with its 2014 year-to-date total. Fatal shootings recorded in the days since again forced the total upward. As of August 29, the total stood at 62, according to Anthony Ambrose, Essex County Prosecutor's Office Chief of Detectives.

    Atlanta
    According to the Atlanta Police Department website, the rate was up 16 percent in the first half of the year.

    Through July 11, the most recent date available, there have been 52 murders in the city. During the same time last year, there were 42 murders – a 24 percent increase.

    Cincinnati
    YTD as of 8/22/15 47, last year YTD 47

    Maybe not part of a massive trend, but hardly good news.

    Here are the top ten cities in terms of % African American

    Detroit, MI
    Jackson, MS
    Miami Gardens, Fla
    Birmingham, AL
    Baltimore, MD
    Memphis, TN
    New Orleans, La
    Flint, MI
    Montgomery, AL
    Savannah, GA

    The article mentions Baltimore and New Orleans.

    So of the top ten blackest cities in the country, we know that the murder rate increased in two of them. What about the other eight? And how much of New Orleans is due to blacks moving back in?

    It’s entirely possible that the murder rate actually is increasing. The evidence in St. Louis and Baltimore indicates that the “Ferguson effect” is real at the local level. But I need more evidence before we can say there’s a national trend.

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  121. @Bill

    We learned the hard way that Saddam was the way he was because Iraq was the way it was. Not the reverse, as all the “experts” thought.
     
    I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, but this is one of those cases where the liberal academics and Foggy Bottom types got it right, and the moronic, pig-ignorant neocons got it wrong. Don't you remember the bile poured out, day after day, on that evil-traitor-who-hates-America-and-all-our-freedoms, Juan Cole?

    He’s saying Saddam’s rule-by-murder regime was the only way to hold together a country made up of thugs from different ethnicities who hate each. Basically, I’d say he was right, but that is NOT what liberal academics thought. Except some devotees of Samuel Huntington, although I couldn’t name one.

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    I disagree. They did not use those words, obviously, but that's the import of what they were saying. Cole, in particular, warned repeatedly that having elections was going to result in a Shia-dominated government which the Sunni would not accept the legitimacy of, and that this would result in violence and probable de facto or de jure partition. As I recall, he wrote sentences very similar to the one I just wrote.

    There is no difference worth noticing between the sentence I just wrote and " Saddam’s rule-by-murder regime was the only way to hold together a country made up of thugs from different ethnicities who hate each [other]." Though, again, the liberal academics would vigorously assert that there is a difference. They were not wrong. They were saying what needed to be said under the constraints imposed by multiculti Newspeak.
  122. @Steve Sailer
    "Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed."

    Unless your child is the grandchild of residents of Beverly Hills, CA. Grandchildren of Beverly Hills residents are welcome in Beverly Hills public schools even when the kids don't live in Beverly Hills. The citizens of Beverly Hills take seriously that part of the Preamble about "for ourselves and our posterity," at least when it applies to Beverly Hills. For the United States, not so much.

    My father-in-law and his brothers attended Beverly Hills High before WWII even though they didn’t live in the district because the school needed big kids who wanted to play football. My father-in-law even inherited an older brother’s position at left end and his jerseys. Very efficient, they didn’t even have to change the name on the back.

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    Names on the back of football jerseys were an invention of the American Football League (1960-69). The NFL adopted it after the leagues merged. In the first three inter-league championship games (not called "Super Bowls" at the time) the NFL teams did not have names on their jerseys while the AFL team did.
  123. […] All cities are not equal. Cities are like people. They have personalities. Some cities and even some states in America are best avoided. The city you choose to call home will play a major role in your destiny. If you live in a dysfunctional city, that dysfunction will find its way into your life. […]

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  124. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @SoCal Philosopher
    Sailer writes: "So, one possibility is that when the Obama Administration encourages blacks to feel aggrieved, blacks in the worst black slums respond to their leadership’s urgings by murdering each other in even larger numbers than normal."

    I guess that's a possibility, but I wonder: to what extent do blacks who murder people pay attention to the pronouncements of any politician at all? And to what extent are they really riled up by recent media coverage of deaths of blacks at the hands of police? Do they even know about these events? I'm skeptical that they follow much of this coverage at all, and I'm even more skeptical that their following these stories would have much of a motivational effect at all on their decisions to murder.

    I guess that’s a possibility, but I wonder: to what extent do blacks who murder people pay attention to the pronouncements of any politician at all?

    None.

    And to what extent are they really riled up by recent media coverage of deaths of blacks at the hands of police?

    Very.

    Do they even know about these events?

    Yes.

    You do have a point which is why when dealing with what spin doctor types call “low information voters” they focus on repetition – simple message, endlessly repeated. They keep it in the news day after day until it’s sunk in even with the people who least follow the news.

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  125. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT.

    Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools
    ...
    One school district that has been hit hard by the flow of illegal children is the Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) School System.
    ...
    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.
    ...
    will require an additional $4.6 million to educate 533 unaccompanied alien children. The state's average cost to educate a student is $8,854 per year, but the figure for Jefferson Parish for the 2014-2015 school year will be $9,047 per student.

    The parish will need to hire 27 new English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, 20 new “ESL para-educators,” 19 regular education teachers, and three special education teachers in order to meet the demands associated with the students who are there illegally.
    ...
    According to a report (“Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children”) from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that came out in August, it will cost Louisiana $25,829,748 to educate illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year.
    ...
    The total estimated cost of educating illegal alien minors during the upcoming school year for all states and the District of Columbia is $761,405,907.
    ...
    A report posted by American Thinker on July 8 explained that the Obama administration was using the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Plyler v. Doe to pressure the states to provide elementary and secondary education at taxpayer expense to children who are illegal immigrants.

    In Plyler v. Doe, the High Court struck down a Texas state statute denying funding for education to illegal immigrant children and simultaneously struck down a municipal school district's attempt to charge illegal immigrants an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each illegal immigrant student to compensate for the lost state funding.
    ...
    In the American Thinker article, the writer, Los Angeles attorney Allan Favish, presented the following case: “FAIR found that annually the estimated 195,000 illegal alien students and 481,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens place an $8.5 billion burden on taxpayers for their education costs.”

    Favish cites FAIR’s estimate that the students who are illegally present in the country are 29 percent of the total number of students on which the $8.5 billion amount is based. Twenty-nine percent of $8.5 billion amounts to $2.465 billion,

     

    the Jefferson Parish School System will be forced to hire dozens more staff to teach English to the more than 500 illegal alien children who have been relocated there by the federal government.

    Think of all the disparate impact. State spends more money on Mexicans than on Blacks and Whites. State has to hire Spanish-speaking teachers.

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  126. @Alfa158
    My father-in-law and his brothers attended Beverly Hills High before WWII even though they didn't live in the district because the school needed big kids who wanted to play football. My father-in-law even inherited an older brother's position at left end and his jerseys. Very efficient, they didn't even have to change the name on the back.

    Names on the back of football jerseys were an invention of the American Football League (1960-69). The NFL adopted it after the leagues merged. In the first three inter-league championship games (not called “Super Bowls” at the time) the NFL teams did not have names on their jerseys while the AFL team did.

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    I think they were at least informally called Super Bowls very early on.
  127. @Ed
    Depends on the group and where they live.

    In my experience as a child of African immigrants it can go either way.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    Ghanaians & Nigerians can go either way, if they grew up low income with black Americans they'll drift towards them. Although since more of them are here now I've noticed the younger ones keeping to themselves more.

    The more middle class Ghanaians & Nigerians reject AA culture and frown upon their kids marrying them. I've heard of Nigerians threatening to disown kids that marry them.

    The Sierra Leoneans & Liberians are generally thought of by other West Africans as little bit more than "akatas". They seem to adopt AA culture fully.

    Generally though the Ethiopians & Somalis keep to themselves. This is mostly due to religion.

    We have both in our apartment building, and other than one Ethio family whose kids play with ours, we have no interaction with any of them beyond a pleasant nod in the hallway. Our neighborhood offers separate daycares for each ethnicity.

    Recently, another Minneapolis teen was killed in Somalia. But it wasn’t the usual thing. He was attending boarding school in Puntland, in the stable, quasi-independent north, because his parents didn’t want him to lose touch with his roots. Apparently somebody killed him because he was “too American”.

    Boarding school in Somalia? To escape the Minneapolis School District? This turns the refugee claim on its head.

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  128. @gruff
    Eric Holder's Department of Justice declined to bring any civil or criminal charges against Darren Wilson.

    FYI.

    Yeah, but he still shot and killed the man attacking him.

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  129. @Bill
    I see a crazy white guy attacking a cop for no discernible reason. What do you see?

    There is a discernible reason; probably that he feels the arrest is unjustified. The question is, is there a logical reason. It wouldn’t be my choice, but broadcasting these back-and-forth race-war instigators on a daily basis is going to have consequences….and that’s logical.

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  130. @Ed
    Sure but we're talking about their kids. Wale has Nigerian parents and he's adopted AA culture wholly. He's not a rarity either.

    I guess that was a good business decision.

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  131. @Chrisnonymous
    He's saying Saddam's rule-by-murder regime was the only way to hold together a country made up of thugs from different ethnicities who hate each. Basically, I'd say he was right, but that is NOT what liberal academics thought. Except some devotees of Samuel Huntington, although I couldn't name one.

    I disagree. They did not use those words, obviously, but that’s the import of what they were saying. Cole, in particular, warned repeatedly that having elections was going to result in a Shia-dominated government which the Sunni would not accept the legitimacy of, and that this would result in violence and probable de facto or de jure partition. As I recall, he wrote sentences very similar to the one I just wrote.

    There is no difference worth noticing between the sentence I just wrote and ” Saddam’s rule-by-murder regime was the only way to hold together a country made up of thugs from different ethnicities who hate each [other].” Though, again, the liberal academics would vigorously assert that there is a difference. They were not wrong. They were saying what needed to be said under the constraints imposed by multiculti Newspeak.

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  132. What’s missing is a discussion of toxic masculinity, gun machismo and the neoliberal police complex. News like this is now commonplace: “Just today, a Maryland officer was charged with attempted murder for shooting an unarmed suspect who had already surrendered. Following his surrender, the police officer called him a “piece of shit” and shot him in the groin.” A more trenchant critique is possible: http://wp.me/px5Ea-tW

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  133. 2002: “Murder rates would be up to five times higher than they are but for medical developments over the past 40 years.”

    I found this from 2014: “A Milwaukee woman was stabbed to death earlier this week while waiting 20 minutes for police to answer 911 calls for help.” Are the city’s ambulances doing any better? Could an exodus (I have no idea if there is one) of the most competent emergency physicians, nurses, and technicians from area hospitals contribute to the rising murder rate?

    It’d be interesting to see to what extent the overall violent crime rate has gone up in these places. NYT doesn’t provide that data, even though they have it (“with at least 35 of the nation’s cities reporting increases in murders, violent crimes or both, according to a recent survey”).

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  134. @Steve Sailer
    "Try putting your child in a neighboring school district without establishing a legal, actual residence and see how fast that child is removed."

    Unless your child is the grandchild of residents of Beverly Hills, CA. Grandchildren of Beverly Hills residents are welcome in Beverly Hills public schools even when the kids don't live in Beverly Hills. The citizens of Beverly Hills take seriously that part of the Preamble about "for ourselves and our posterity," at least when it applies to Beverly Hills. For the United States, not so much.

    It’s been a chronic problem for the top public schools.

    Boston Latin, America’s oldest public school and the top exam school in the city, has always dealt with this. In the Seventies, when busing caused white flight from Southie and Dorchester to the South Shore, I had Irish neighbors who were still sending their kids to Latin using a relative’s address.

    Fast forward to the mid-Nineties when it was Asians instead of Euro stock scamming the system; the Boston Public Schools cracked down on residency.

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  135. @CJ
    Names on the back of football jerseys were an invention of the American Football League (1960-69). The NFL adopted it after the leagues merged. In the first three inter-league championship games (not called "Super Bowls" at the time) the NFL teams did not have names on their jerseys while the AFL team did.

    I think they were at least informally called Super Bowls very early on.

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  136. @anon

    Secondly, the street drug of choice went from crack cocaine to heroin and meth. Simply the way an addict behaves using those drugs is radically different; manic and violent in the former case, mellow to passed out in the later.
     
    This is the first time I've heard meth users described as "mellow".

    “This is the first time I’ve heard meth users described as “mellow”.”

    Yes, that doesn’t quite ring true. However, they do mellow out considerably after they drop dead.

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  137. @Truth
    Yeah, but he still shot and killed the man attacking him.

    I’d shoot and kill a man attacking me too.

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  138. @Bernie
    Not sure this is true. One-on-one fights between blacks seem to be pretty rare. As are most black on non-black attacks. They primarily involve gangs of blacks attacking lone individuals. Either that or going after woman, the elderly, children or small men.

    One glimpse of me, white, driving while Canadian through Cabrini Green in Chicago and a mob of teens chased after my car, gesticulating and leaping about and throwing things. They really were teens, school had let out half an hour earlier. I had picked up a friend’s child at her elementary school and was driving her home by the most direct route.

    I mean, I grew up in Montreal. To get to one place from another in an unfamiliar part of Montreal you check the map then drive the shortest route. The idea that a mob would chase me, with a terror stricken and screaming nine year old in the back seat, just upon glimpsing my face was utterly alien.

    So I learned at the age of thirty that in the third world one drives around certain neighbourhoods. In Durban I avoid a certain Moslem neighbourhood, and in Cape Town I drive around black townships. When I lived in Santa Barbara I avoided the barrio (took me a while to learn that).

    I also learned that Chicago is the third world. My roommate at the time was a 5’4″ white guy from Wisconsin. His mother had given him a spray can of mace after a gang of Latinos has surrounded him, but eventually it was agreed that he could not use the “L” train anymore, except during certain safe hours.

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