Come on… can’t we just get through one Juneteenth celebration without gunfire erupting and another black mass shooting happening? Just one Juneteenth needs to pass without a stereotypical black mass shooting. Unfortunately, we got two across the USA during Juneteenth parties. One in D.C., one in New York City. [Harlem mass shooting leaves one dead, eight wounded – and police scrambling to find the suspects, AMNY.com, June 20, 2022]:
Police investigating a Harlem mass shooting on Monday morning that left one dead and eight others wounded early are urging the public to come forward with tips to help them find the shooters responsible for the bloodshed.
Law enforcement officials said the gun violence happened at a gathering in the vicinity of 139th Street and 5th Avenue at about 12:36 a.m. on June 20 — destroying an otherwise peaceful Father’s Day/Juneteenth holiday in the neighborhood.
“The emboldened individuals responsible for this are exactly who our officers are battling every day to make our city safe,” said Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell in an early morning press conference Monday. “And while we are making some headway against violence, we have a lot of work to do, but we need help alongside the entire criminal justice system.”
Officers from the 25th Precinct, in responding to multiple 911 calls about shots fired in the area, found five of the victims on a nearby footpath along the Harlem River Drive. EMS units rushed them to area hospitals.
Police later learned that four other victims wounded in the attack had left the scene, and were brought to local hospitals via private means.
According to WABC-TV, the victims’ ages ranged from 21 to 42. The nature of their injuries varied, with many shot in the torso, while others had taken bullets to their backs, legs and fingers.
One victim did not live to see the sun rise Monday morning. A 21-year-old man wounded in the attack died at Lincoln Hospital of his injuries, police said. The NYPD has not released his identity, pending family notification.
Impulse control (or lack there of) on display at Juneteenth celebrations in 2022.
Remember: You won’t see this data breakdown in the New York Times or the New York Post.
It should be noted in 2021 New York City, blacks represent 24.3 percent of population, Hispanics 29.1 percent, and Asians 14.1 percent. Whites are 32.1 percent of the city’s population.
For those homicide suspects arrested, 96.1 percent were black, Hispanic, or Asian in New York City for 2020. These statistics come courtesy of the 2021 Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City :
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims are most frequently Black (67.0%) or Hispanic (23.7%). White victims account for (5.9%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims while there were no Asian/Pacific Islander (3.5%) Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter victims. The race/ethnicity of known Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects mirrors the victim population with Black (63.9%) and Hispanic (28.5%) suspects accounting for the majority of suspects. White suspects account for (4.8%) of all Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects while there were no Asian/Pacific Islander (2.8%) Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter suspects.
The Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrest population is similarly distributed. Black arrestees (61.7%) and Hispanic arrestees (30.9%) account for the majority of Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrestees while Asian/Pacific Islander arrestees (3.9%) and White (3.3%) arrestees account for the remaining portions of the Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter arrest population.
- 93.8 percent of robbery suspects arrested in 2021 New York City were non-white.
- 94.9 percent of rape suspects arrested in 2021 New York City were non-white.
- 97.8 percent of shooting suspects arrested in 2021 New York City were non-white.
Violent crime has a color/race in New York City, but this data is inadmissible in the court of public opinion, because it completely obliterates every conceivable egalitarian notion forced upon us by our hostile governing elite. And we this truth ring out on 2022 Juneteenth.
How long until our government passes a Federal Hate Crime about noticing who is committing the gun crime in America’s major cities? Wouldn’t that be in the spirit of Juneteenth?