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This is from Forest Dweller. The CDC counts deaths by homicide by month, with a huge increase from May onward (jagged gray line). The smoothed blue line is a 12 month running average.

In the New York Times news section, Neil MacFarquhar shows how to talk about the Murder Surge without mentioning the Racial Reckoning until the 22nd paragraph:

With Homicides Rising, Cities Brace for a Violent Summer

Homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year, according to criminologists.

By Neil MacFarquhar
June 1, 2021, 5:25 p.m. ET

The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks jumped out of a stolen white Nissan S.U.V. and fired randomly into the crowd early Sunday.

A white Nissan S.U.V., ladies and gentlemen. Whiteness continues to run amok.

Some revelers fired back. The whole encounter unrolled in about 10 seconds, leaving two people dead and 21 others injured. It was one of the worst shootings in the Miami area in recent memory, and came just a day after one person died and six were wounded in a drive-by shooting in another part of the city.

Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off a three-month summer season for violent crime, and in the past few days there were also homicides at a nightclub in Dallas, on a freeway in Detroit and in an apartment building in Baton Rouge, La., where a 1-year-old was among the three people killed.

With the pandemic precautions that kept people at home receding, officials and police departments are bracing for a violent summer. “We are seeing an uptick in violent crime across the country, specifically gun violence,” Daniella Levine Cava, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, said. “People have been cooped up, they have been psychologically affected by this pandemic.”

The question now is whether the rising level of killings in American cities that began last year, as the pandemic wrought economic and social hardship, will continue to climb.

The F.B.I. does not release full statistics until September, but homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year, according to criminologists.

In some places, …

The drop …

Superintendent David Brown …

Given the high numbers in 2020, no rapid decrease should be anticipated this year — the hangover from any significant crime wave continues after the peak is reached, the police and criminologists said.

“Even though the pandemic is receding, it casts a really long shadow, along with the social unrest related to policing,” said Max Kapustin, an assistant professor of economics and public policy at Cornell University who studies crime.

Overall crime figures were down during the coronavirus pandemic. Rape, robbery and petty thefts — which constitute the vast bulk of the numbers — tend to be crimes of opportunity, and with people staying home and businesses shuttered, there were far fewer chances. Those numbers should rebound as life across the United States returns to more normal patterns, analysts said.

Homicides were a notable exception, however, with almost every major city in the United States seeing large increases in 2020. In Chicago and several other cities, last year was the worst year for killings since the mid-1990s.

Homicides in Portland, Ore., rose to 53 from 29, up more than 82 percent; in Minneapolis, they grew to 79 from 46, up almost 72 percent; and in Los Angeles the number increased to 351 from 258, a 36 percent climb, according to statistics analyzed by Jeff Asher, a former crime analyst for the New Orleans Police Department.

Those increases have continued in many cities this year.

Homicides in Philadelphia are up almost 28 percent, with 170 through May 9, compared with 133 in the same period last year; in Tucson, Ariz., the number jumped to 30 from 17 through May 13, an increase of 76 percent.

In New York …

Analysts are still pondering exactly why.

Trying to ascribe reasons for a crime wave is often a puzzle, but the pandemic is considered an important contributing factor to the elevated homicide rates. It created economic turmoil and widespread unemployment as well as other side effects like leaving domestic abuse victims trapped at home.

Well, what happened to domestic homicides?

Police departments in New York and Detroit saw occasional periods of fewer officers on the streets when Covid-19 outbreaks forced significant numbers to isolate or quarantine.

Guns contributed to the equation as well. “Were it not for the proliferation of firearms through our society and in our big cities, we would not have seen these big jumps in homicide,” said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Homicide rates, already ticking up in the few months after March 2020 when the pandemic began, exploded last summer. This is partly because of what criminologists refer to as the “seasonal effect,” the habitual rise in crime during the warm months in northern cities, starting with Memorial Day.

And, oh, yeah, something else happened on Memorial Day 2020, which, this being the 22nd paragraph probably only 1% of NYT readers are going to get this far:

Another significant factor was the unrest following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, which prompted a wave of protests in more than 140 cities across the United States.

The year before Mr. Floyd’s death — from May 25, 2019, to May 25, 2020 — there were 2,885 shootings in Chicago that resulted in 521 deaths. From May 25, 2020, to May 25, 2021, there were 818 deaths from 4,562 shootings, an increase of almost 60 percent in both categories, according to Christopher Herrmann, a professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

In the aftermath, some criminologists attributed the spike in homicides to hesitancy among residents to turn to the police for help. Others argued that it was the police who held back. The debate, frequent after any crime wave, remains unresolved.

“When police legitimacy is greatly reduced, you get more crime because people are no longer relying on the criminal justice system for assistance,” Dr. Rosenfeld said. “People are less willing to cooperate with police in investigations, less willing to report crimes or other problems to the police and more willing to take matters into their own hands.”

Some police officials said the outlook for addressing violent crime appeared bleak, especially with no bipartisan effort to reduce crime or gun violence materializing. “I am very sad to say that this summer is going to be a long summer for the American people,” Art Acevedo, the Miami police chief, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

The lingering question is whether 2020 and its aftermath will prove to be an outlier, with the toll receding toward the record lows seen around 2013 or stopping somewhere higher than it was before the pandemic.

Wait, what happened after the relatively non-lethal year of 2013? … Oh, yeah, Ferguson and Black Lives Matter.

 
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  1. anon[111] • Disclaimer says:

    The latest Miami bullets-emitted / shots-rang-out event looks more and more like something from The First 48. If it turns out to be yet another rapper vs. rapper “beef”, what a boring anti-climax that will be.

    But that’s how it’s shaping up. An upscale version of high school dropouts wacking at each other in some cul-de-sac in public housing.

    smh

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
    @anon

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rapper-dababy-interviewed-police-wake-miami-beach-shooting-n1269260

    Oh wait -- that was a different Memorial Day weekend shooting incident in Miami.

    But this sounds a lot like the "rapper vs. rapper" scenario:

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/01/suv-used-by-miami-shooting-suspects-found-in-canal-cops-say/

    Investigators believe the mass shooting — which killed two people and wounded 21 others — was connected to an ongoing rivalry between two groups.

    Though I suppose "groups" could be gangs, or rival chess clubs, or...

  2. The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks…

    Concerning album release parties (they still make “albums”?), Marx had it backwards. It seems like the second time is tragedy, the first, farce:

    Police Seeking Four Men Who Forced 40 Partygoers to Strip

    Back in the present, here’s a murder in which no blacks appear to be involved. Eerily, the last three numbers in this link are 666:


    18-year-old woman charged with murder in cemetery death

    Raleigh Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria.

    https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-83fb55ea7ec0bf7b10b6151484304666

    Echeverria! It’s those damned Basques again!

    Two others arrested in connection to Raleigh cemetery death

    A 16-year-old has also been taken into custody in relation to Taylor’s death, officials said. Their name and records are not made public due to age.

    Or sex! Or is it a Non-Binary American??

    Here is the lovely Señorita Peña-Echeverria, just three years after her quinceañera:

    • Thanks: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Reg Cæsar

    Sex-Satanism-Murder. The 69 year old man came to the cemetery to get his rocks off w this Satanism inspired duo. Lovely neck tattoos on her. She is a Basque? by way of Indio country in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etxeberria

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @Reg Cæsar

    That is a cold stare. Guessing she'd have to be twice as bad to make it as a sicario, with the outdated machismo of the cartels and all, but I won't be betting against her.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Upbeat mood....was shattered Nothing like being shot at to destroy an up beat mood. Triggers pulled themselves, bullets flew and some people died from White supremacy and lack of gun control.

    , @Mike Tre
    @Reg Cæsar

    Pure Amerindian from the looks of it.

  3. The F.B.I. does not release full statistics until September

    Full statistics? The FBI won’t be doing that again, most likely ever.

  4. Did they point out almost all the increase was by the usual suspects, in the usual neighborhoods?

  5. A minor nitpick, but I wish the graph had been normalized by population rather simply raw count. The population of the US grew by ~17% between 2000 and 2020. Accounting for population would have the homicide rate from 2000 as comparable or higher than post Ferguson, and only recently overtaken.

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JosephB

    Agreed, Joe. In fact, to make it really useful, it ought to be normalized by black male population between the age of 12 and 45.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    , @photondancer
    @JosephB

    That's not a minor nitpick. It changes the interpretation of the figures so it should be explicitly mentioned. It's also the kind of thing our fearless journalists invariably overlook, ignore or don't even think of when cranking their article generator machine.

  6. @Reg Cæsar

    The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks...
     
    Concerning album release parties (they still make "albums"?), Marx had it backwards. It seems like the second time is tragedy, the first, farce:


    Police Seeking Four Men Who Forced 40 Partygoers to Strip

    Back in the present, here's a murder in which no blacks appear to be involved. Eerily, the last three numbers in this link are 666:


    18-year-old woman charged with murder in cemetery death


    Raleigh Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria.

    https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-83fb55ea7ec0bf7b10b6151484304666
     
    Echeverria! It's those damned Basques again!

    Two others arrested in connection to Raleigh cemetery death

    A 16-year-old has also been taken into custody in relation to Taylor's death, officials said. Their name and records are not made public due to age.
     
    Or sex! Or is it a Non-Binary American??

    Here is the lovely Señorita Peña-Echeverria, just three years after her quinceañera:



    https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/66247c12cd7140d9b36451c505d44d02/800.jpeg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Gabe Ruth, @Alden, @Mike Tre

    Sex-Satanism-Murder. The 69 year old man came to the cemetery to get his rocks off w this Satanism inspired duo. Lovely neck tattoos on her. She is a Basque? by way of Indio country in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etxeberria

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Clyde

    Holy cow! Luis Echeverría's presidency ended before Jimmy Carter's started, and he's over two-and-a-half years older!


    https://i0.wp.com/regeneracion.mx/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Cumple-99-anos-Luis-Echeverria-en-la-impunidad-por-el-2-de-octubre.jpg

    He shares a birthday with Benjamin Franklin. Who is the oldest politician, and the oldest former politician, in the world today?

  7. The jagged gray line obviously begins its rapid rise around the first of the year. There doesn’t seem to be any change in slope at the red dot in May.

  8. Shieeet, we finally found what causes the excess Covid mortality.

  9. Police are looking for 3 average-sized people, last seen driving a white four-wheel drive Nissan crossover with the 2.8 dual cam turbo V-6, the moonroof option, tow package, roof rack, electric mirrors, and ultra-low-profiile tires, ahhhh, dammit!

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Reminds me of an average sized man killing and stabbing spree in NYC a few years ago. Suspect stabbed 3 people waiting at a bus stop. Ran a block over and stabbed more people at another bus stop. Then went down into the subway station and stabbed a couple more people.

    1 victim died the others badly to moderately injured. Here’s the media description of the killer

    Male 5’11 approximately 200 pounds wearing black Nikes with a red swoosh, black pants white sweatshirt, padded red vest over the sweat shirt and a red baseball cap with a black logo in front.
    And even a missing tooth in the left jaw.

    Subway video showed that of course the suspect was a very dark skinned black. With a missing tooth and dressed exactly as described. Oy vey What can be done? Nothing.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  10. @JosephB
    A minor nitpick, but I wish the graph had been normalized by population rather simply raw count. The population of the US grew by ~17% between 2000 and 2020. Accounting for population would have the homicide rate from 2000 as comparable or higher than post Ferguson, and only recently overtaken.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @photondancer

    Agreed, Joe. In fact, to make it really useful, it ought to be normalized by black male population between the age of 12 and 45.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "... to make it really useful, .."

    I would like to see graphs by the race of the victim (a rough proxy for the race of the offender and less open to argument). If this is largely a black phenomena the increase in the black community must be even larger to get a 50% overall increase. Although come to think of it maybe not that much larger since if black homicides were already 50% of all homicides they just have to double to get a 50% overall increase.

    Replies: @Paleo Liberal

  11. “Some revelers”

    Lulz….

  12. Guns contributed to the equation as well. “Were it not for the proliferation of firearms through our society and in our big cities, we would not have seen these big jumps in homicide,” said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

    Wat? Has there been a whole lot of proliferating in St Louis?

    • Replies: @new Stalin
    @Gamecock

    It's not so much gun proliferation, as much as people who don't use suntanning lotion proliferation.

  13. this being the 22nd paragraph probably only 1% of NYT readers are going to get this far

    With modern technology, the NYT can actually quantify this effect, at least for online readers. And they probably already have. Whaddya reckon they’ll share the data?

  14. the social unrest related to policing

    People weren’t getting enough sleep?

  15. Voters in Philly have a death wish….

    Social Justice warrior, no jail, no bail, DA wins primary re-election bid

    https://www.bigtrial.net/2021/05/the-people-most-responsible-for-larry.html

    https://www.bigtrial.net/

    NYS wants more crime….

    As crime soars, Legislature is looking to spring even more criminals

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/01/as-crime-soars-legislature-is-looking-to-spring-even-more-criminals/amp/

    • Thanks: donut
  16. It seems we’re making progress, since “lead paint” was not used as an obvious cause of young black men killing one another in the streets of America’s cities in the excerpted paragraphs.

  17. They can’t even get the 22nd paragraph right. They suggest people aren’t reporting the crimes which is ridiculous–these crimes are reported and logged.

    But when the cops take a paid holiday because their left-wing mayors tell them to, that’s an entirely different thing, which the article doesn’t address, except with the nebulous phrase “held back.” The Times then drops that thought crime like a live grenade.

    So, you want to know why, ask left-wing mayors. FOIA all their text and email communications with chiefs of police from last June. Start with DeBlasio, Lightfoot, Frey and Wheeler.

  18. I wonder why these people bother to put the truth in at all, even though they bury it way down in the 22nd paragraph? News stories are formatted to push the Party narrative, so why add a passing mention of the truth at the end? Even if you make the generous assumption that deep down inside modern journalists have some faint spark of integrity and want to slip the truth in, the editorial commissars would simply blue line it out.
    These stories are like reading a long article in Pravda in 1935 that ends with the sentence “But on the other hand, some analysts think that Comrade Stalin is a murderous psychopath.”

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alfa158

    That's not how Pravda stories went and that's not how these go. What you had to do in both cases, in addition to reading to the end of the story, was/is "reading between the lines". It's like the Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that did NOT bark.

    So, for example, if they tell you what color the getaway car was but not what color the shooters were, you can read between the lines and infer that the shooters were black. Once you understand how this works you can get a lot more out of each story than what is actually printed. Sure, it is infuriating that they won't just come out and print the truth but it really makes no difference - NOT printing something conveys information just as surely as printing it.

    Even printing lies conveys information because which lies you print conveys what the people in power are really worried about and what they feel guilty about having done. For example, when they print lies about white nationalists taking over America it is because they are really worried about white nationalists taking over America. They thought that they had achieved the method for boiling all of the frogs but some of the frogs have noticed. When they print lies about "peaceful demonstrations" it is because they have a guilty conscience about having fomented riots. Etc.

    Replies: @anon

    , @J.Ross
    @Alfa158

    So that when you call them liars they can say "Ackchuuuuuuuaaaalllly ..."

  19. I wonder why these people bother to put the truth in at all, even though they bury it way down in the 22nd paragraph?

    Because it inoculates them against claims of bias. If anyone says they’re missing the obvious explanation, they can point to paragraph 22 as a defense. If you ask why wasn’t it listed earlier in the article, the natural response of individual writers make decisions about the order to present their argument. None of the above sounds suspicious. It’s only when you look at a pattern across articles and the trend becomes obvious that there is a problem.

  20. @Achmed E. Newman
    @JosephB

    Agreed, Joe. In fact, to make it really useful, it ought to be normalized by black male population between the age of 12 and 45.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    “… to make it really useful, ..”

    I would like to see graphs by the race of the victim (a rough proxy for the race of the offender and less open to argument). If this is largely a black phenomena the increase in the black community must be even larger to get a 50% overall increase. Although come to think of it maybe not that much larger since if black homicides were already 50% of all homicides they just have to double to get a 50% overall increase.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    @James B. Shearer

    It used to be the black community calling for more policing, since they were more likely to be crime victimes.

  21. @Alfa158
    I wonder why these people bother to put the truth in at all, even though they bury it way down in the 22nd paragraph? News stories are formatted to push the Party narrative, so why add a passing mention of the truth at the end? Even if you make the generous assumption that deep down inside modern journalists have some faint spark of integrity and want to slip the truth in, the editorial commissars would simply blue line it out.
    These stories are like reading a long article in Pravda in 1935 that ends with the sentence “But on the other hand, some analysts think that Comrade Stalin is a murderous psychopath.”

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross

    That’s not how Pravda stories went and that’s not how these go. What you had to do in both cases, in addition to reading to the end of the story, was/is “reading between the lines”. It’s like the Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that did NOT bark.

    So, for example, if they tell you what color the getaway car was but not what color the shooters were, you can read between the lines and infer that the shooters were black. Once you understand how this works you can get a lot more out of each story than what is actually printed. Sure, it is infuriating that they won’t just come out and print the truth but it really makes no difference – NOT printing something conveys information just as surely as printing it.

    Even printing lies conveys information because which lies you print conveys what the people in power are really worried about and what they feel guilty about having done. For example, when they print lies about white nationalists taking over America it is because they are really worried about white nationalists taking over America. They thought that they had achieved the method for boiling all of the frogs but some of the frogs have noticed. When they print lies about “peaceful demonstrations” it is because they have a guilty conscience about having fomented riots. Etc.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    ...they have a guilty conscience...

    Assuming facts not in evidence. Psychopaths cannot be said to have anything remotely like a conscience.

  22. @Alfa158
    I wonder why these people bother to put the truth in at all, even though they bury it way down in the 22nd paragraph? News stories are formatted to push the Party narrative, so why add a passing mention of the truth at the end? Even if you make the generous assumption that deep down inside modern journalists have some faint spark of integrity and want to slip the truth in, the editorial commissars would simply blue line it out.
    These stories are like reading a long article in Pravda in 1935 that ends with the sentence “But on the other hand, some analysts think that Comrade Stalin is a murderous psychopath.”

    Replies: @Jack D, @J.Ross

    So that when you call them liars they can say “Ackchuuuuuuuaaaalllly …”

    • Agree: vhrm
  23. @Jack D
    @Alfa158

    That's not how Pravda stories went and that's not how these go. What you had to do in both cases, in addition to reading to the end of the story, was/is "reading between the lines". It's like the Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that did NOT bark.

    So, for example, if they tell you what color the getaway car was but not what color the shooters were, you can read between the lines and infer that the shooters were black. Once you understand how this works you can get a lot more out of each story than what is actually printed. Sure, it is infuriating that they won't just come out and print the truth but it really makes no difference - NOT printing something conveys information just as surely as printing it.

    Even printing lies conveys information because which lies you print conveys what the people in power are really worried about and what they feel guilty about having done. For example, when they print lies about white nationalists taking over America it is because they are really worried about white nationalists taking over America. They thought that they had achieved the method for boiling all of the frogs but some of the frogs have noticed. When they print lies about "peaceful demonstrations" it is because they have a guilty conscience about having fomented riots. Etc.

    Replies: @anon

    …they have a guilty conscience…

    Assuming facts not in evidence. Psychopaths cannot be said to have anything remotely like a conscience.


  24. [MORE]

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @MEH 0910

    "5. How many fingers are we holding up right now?"

    --- One.
    --- Two.
    --- Three.
    --- I don't know, you tell me.
    --- Best not be St. George of Floyd's fingers you holdin' up; his family be mad you dug up his grave and all...
    --- How many fingers do you want to be holding up right now?

    "Let's drill down, and look at what the data actually show..."

  25. @Achmed E. Newman
    "Police are looking for 3 average-sized people, last seen driving a white four-wheel drive Nissan crossover with the 2.8 dual cam turbo V-6, the moonroof option, tow package, roof rack, electric mirrors, and ultra-low-profiile tires, ahhhh, dammit!"

    Replies: @Alden

    Reminds me of an average sized man killing and stabbing spree in NYC a few years ago. Suspect stabbed 3 people waiting at a bus stop. Ran a block over and stabbed more people at another bus stop. Then went down into the subway station and stabbed a couple more people.

    1 victim died the others badly to moderately injured. Here’s the media description of the killer

    Male 5’11 approximately 200 pounds wearing black Nikes with a red swoosh, black pants white sweatshirt, padded red vest over the sweat shirt and a red baseball cap with a black logo in front.
    And even a missing tooth in the left jaw.

    Subway video showed that of course the suspect was a very dark skinned black. With a missing tooth and dressed exactly as described. Oy vey What can be done? Nothing.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Alden

    But if we tell the truth, the racists win.

  26. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1400137295324499971

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1400137299468431360
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1400137302043676685

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “5. How many fingers are we holding up right now?”

    — One.
    — Two.
    — Three.
    — I don’t know, you tell me.
    — Best not be St. George of Floyd’s fingers you holdin’ up; his family be mad you dug up his grave and all…
    — How many fingers do you want to be holding up right now?

    “Let’s drill down, and look at what the data actually show…”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  27. @Reg Cæsar

    The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks...
     
    Concerning album release parties (they still make "albums"?), Marx had it backwards. It seems like the second time is tragedy, the first, farce:


    Police Seeking Four Men Who Forced 40 Partygoers to Strip

    Back in the present, here's a murder in which no blacks appear to be involved. Eerily, the last three numbers in this link are 666:


    18-year-old woman charged with murder in cemetery death


    Raleigh Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria.

    https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-83fb55ea7ec0bf7b10b6151484304666
     
    Echeverria! It's those damned Basques again!

    Two others arrested in connection to Raleigh cemetery death

    A 16-year-old has also been taken into custody in relation to Taylor's death, officials said. Their name and records are not made public due to age.
     
    Or sex! Or is it a Non-Binary American??

    Here is the lovely Señorita Peña-Echeverria, just three years after her quinceañera:



    https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/66247c12cd7140d9b36451c505d44d02/800.jpeg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Gabe Ruth, @Alden, @Mike Tre

    That is a cold stare. Guessing she’d have to be twice as bad to make it as a sicario, with the outdated machismo of the cartels and all, but I won’t be betting against her.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Gabe Ruth


    Guessing she’d have to be twice as bad to make it as a sicario...
     
    True, Gabe. It's tough to break through the graffitied-up stucco ceiling.
  28. One thing that happened in Philly was that they hired former Portland “Chief of Police” Danielle Outlaw to be their “Police Commissioner”.
    If there’s a better example of the way negro women can fail upward, I suppose it would be the VPOTUS.

    • Agree: fish
  29. @James B. Shearer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "... to make it really useful, .."

    I would like to see graphs by the race of the victim (a rough proxy for the race of the offender and less open to argument). If this is largely a black phenomena the increase in the black community must be even larger to get a 50% overall increase. Although come to think of it maybe not that much larger since if black homicides were already 50% of all homicides they just have to double to get a 50% overall increase.

    Replies: @Paleo Liberal

    It used to be the black community calling for more policing, since they were more likely to be crime victimes.

  30. Somebody should do a study of % of people that make it to x paragraph in any given article. Of course this would vary by article length since (I think) para. 5 of a 5-para long article will probably be read more than para 5 of a 17-para article.

    Writers should use BLUF more, bottom line upfront, the way the Army does.

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Paleoconn

    The legal system reaches the reverse of BLUF. A good attorney mentions all of the exceptions and conditions on what is being said and then states the conclusion.


    Also, there was a good article a few months ago about the massive amount of time wasted at the Pentagon by having a room full of people listening to a high ranking general being briefed on an issue. A massive amount of unproductive time for work bees just so the general/SES does not waste his/her time.

  31. @Reg Cæsar

    The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks...
     
    Concerning album release parties (they still make "albums"?), Marx had it backwards. It seems like the second time is tragedy, the first, farce:


    Police Seeking Four Men Who Forced 40 Partygoers to Strip

    Back in the present, here's a murder in which no blacks appear to be involved. Eerily, the last three numbers in this link are 666:


    18-year-old woman charged with murder in cemetery death


    Raleigh Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria.

    https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-83fb55ea7ec0bf7b10b6151484304666
     
    Echeverria! It's those damned Basques again!

    Two others arrested in connection to Raleigh cemetery death

    A 16-year-old has also been taken into custody in relation to Taylor's death, officials said. Their name and records are not made public due to age.
     
    Or sex! Or is it a Non-Binary American??

    Here is the lovely Señorita Peña-Echeverria, just three years after her quinceañera:



    https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/66247c12cd7140d9b36451c505d44d02/800.jpeg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Gabe Ruth, @Alden, @Mike Tre

    Upbeat mood….was shattered Nothing like being shot at to destroy an up beat mood. Triggers pulled themselves, bullets flew and some people died from White supremacy and lack of gun control.

  32. @Paleoconn
    Somebody should do a study of % of people that make it to x paragraph in any given article. Of course this would vary by article length since (I think) para. 5 of a 5-para long article will probably be read more than para 5 of a 17-para article.

    Writers should use BLUF more, bottom line upfront, the way the Army does.

    Replies: @guest007

    The legal system reaches the reverse of BLUF. A good attorney mentions all of the exceptions and conditions on what is being said and then states the conclusion.

    Also, there was a good article a few months ago about the massive amount of time wasted at the Pentagon by having a room full of people listening to a high ranking general being briefed on an issue. A massive amount of unproductive time for work bees just so the general/SES does not waste his/her time.

  33. Anonymous[443] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve is on a tear.

  34. @anon
    The latest Miami bullets-emitted / shots-rang-out event looks more and more like something from The First 48. If it turns out to be yet another rapper vs. rapper "beef", what a boring anti-climax that will be.

    But that's how it's shaping up. An upscale version of high school dropouts wacking at each other in some cul-de-sac in public housing.

    smh

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rapper-dababy-interviewed-police-wake-miami-beach-shooting-n1269260

    Oh wait — that was a different Memorial Day weekend shooting incident in Miami.

    But this sounds a lot like the “rapper vs. rapper” scenario:

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/01/suv-used-by-miami-shooting-suspects-found-in-canal-cops-say/

    Investigators believe the mass shooting — which killed two people and wounded 21 others — was connected to an ongoing rivalry between two groups.

    Though I suppose “groups” could be gangs, or rival chess clubs, or…

  35. @Reg Cæsar

    The upbeat mood at an album release party at El Mula Banquet Hall in Miami-Dade County was shattered when three men in ski masks...
     
    Concerning album release parties (they still make "albums"?), Marx had it backwards. It seems like the second time is tragedy, the first, farce:


    Police Seeking Four Men Who Forced 40 Partygoers to Strip

    Back in the present, here's a murder in which no blacks appear to be involved. Eerily, the last three numbers in this link are 666:


    18-year-old woman charged with murder in cemetery death


    Raleigh Police on Saturday night announced the arrest of Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria.

    https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-83fb55ea7ec0bf7b10b6151484304666
     
    Echeverria! It's those damned Basques again!

    Two others arrested in connection to Raleigh cemetery death

    A 16-year-old has also been taken into custody in relation to Taylor's death, officials said. Their name and records are not made public due to age.
     
    Or sex! Or is it a Non-Binary American??

    Here is the lovely Señorita Peña-Echeverria, just three years after her quinceañera:



    https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/66247c12cd7140d9b36451c505d44d02/800.jpeg

    Replies: @Clyde, @Gabe Ruth, @Alden, @Mike Tre

    Pure Amerindian from the looks of it.

  36. @JosephB
    A minor nitpick, but I wish the graph had been normalized by population rather simply raw count. The population of the US grew by ~17% between 2000 and 2020. Accounting for population would have the homicide rate from 2000 as comparable or higher than post Ferguson, and only recently overtaken.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @photondancer

    That’s not a minor nitpick. It changes the interpretation of the figures so it should be explicitly mentioned. It’s also the kind of thing our fearless journalists invariably overlook, ignore or don’t even think of when cranking their article generator machine.

  37. an assistant professor of economics and public policy at Cornell University who studies crime.

    I am so sick and tired of public policy profsters. This article quotes from three of them. Nationwide, there must be more of these academic tax leeches than there are hardened criminals.

  38. They say other crimes were down, but I don’t know if that is true.

    Rape might have been down, but that could be because date rape was down because night clubs were closed. But other violent crimes, I would like to see that looked into. Weren’t carjackings up huge in some places? And I think there was a whole lot of under reporting going on. The guy who kidnapped and killed Cash Gernon for instance had been a complete terrorninbhis neighborhood. He had attempted to kidnap another toddler on the same night he broke into a house and assaulted the owner. But that crime isn’t in the books, or it wasn’t until after he killed Cash Gernon.

  39. @Gabe Ruth
    @Reg Cæsar

    That is a cold stare. Guessing she'd have to be twice as bad to make it as a sicario, with the outdated machismo of the cartels and all, but I won't be betting against her.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Guessing she’d have to be twice as bad to make it as a sicario…

    True, Gabe. It’s tough to break through the graffitied-up stucco ceiling.

  40. @Clyde
    @Reg Cæsar

    Sex-Satanism-Murder. The 69 year old man came to the cemetery to get his rocks off w this Satanism inspired duo. Lovely neck tattoos on her. She is a Basque? by way of Indio country in Mexico. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etxeberria

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Holy cow! Luis Echeverría’s presidency ended before Jimmy Carter’s started, and he’s over two-and-a-half years older!


    He shares a birthday with Benjamin Franklin. Who is the oldest politician, and the oldest former politician, in the world today?

  41. @Alden
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Reminds me of an average sized man killing and stabbing spree in NYC a few years ago. Suspect stabbed 3 people waiting at a bus stop. Ran a block over and stabbed more people at another bus stop. Then went down into the subway station and stabbed a couple more people.

    1 victim died the others badly to moderately injured. Here’s the media description of the killer

    Male 5’11 approximately 200 pounds wearing black Nikes with a red swoosh, black pants white sweatshirt, padded red vest over the sweat shirt and a red baseball cap with a black logo in front.
    And even a missing tooth in the left jaw.

    Subway video showed that of course the suspect was a very dark skinned black. With a missing tooth and dressed exactly as described. Oy vey What can be done? Nothing.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    But if we tell the truth, the racists win.

  42. @Gamecock

    Guns contributed to the equation as well. “Were it not for the proliferation of firearms through our society and in our big cities, we would not have seen these big jumps in homicide,” said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
     
    Wat? Has there been a whole lot of proliferating in St Louis?

    Replies: @new Stalin

    It’s not so much gun proliferation, as much as people who don’t use suntanning lotion proliferation.

  43. The “to-from” construction is another clever journo trick…

    “to 53 from 29”

    “to 79 from 46”

    “to 351 from 258”

    …and so on. Every time. An inattentive reader might subconsciously perceive reductions.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Thirdtwin

    i also prefer "from-to" instead, but what i find particularly strange in this article is this switch in order in one sentence:



    The year before Mr. Floyd’s death — from May 25, 2019, to May 25, 2020 — there were 2,885 shootings in Chicago that resulted in 521 deaths. From May 25, 2020, to May 25, 2021, there were 818 deaths from 4,562 shootings,
     
    Note: "2885 shootings resulting in 521 deaths ... 818 deaths from 4562 shootings."

    Sure, parallel structure can be bland in some cases, but does anyone's mind find this easier to understand?
  44. vhrm says:
    @Thirdtwin
    The “to-from” construction is another clever journo trick...

    “to 53 from 29”

    “to 79 from 46”

    “to 351 from 258”

    ...and so on. Every time. An inattentive reader might subconsciously perceive reductions.

    Replies: @vhrm

    i also prefer “from-to” instead, but what i find particularly strange in this article is this switch in order in one sentence:

    The year before Mr. Floyd’s death — from May 25, 2019, to May 25, 2020 — there were 2,885 shootings in Chicago that resulted in 521 deaths. From May 25, 2020, to May 25, 2021, there were 818 deaths from 4,562 shootings,

    Note: “2885 shootings resulting in 521 deaths … 818 deaths from 4562 shootings.”

    Sure, parallel structure can be bland in some cases, but does anyone’s mind find this easier to understand?

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