In six percent black San Francisco, we get a glimpse of the horror of egalitarian terror taken to its extreme, where black people’s propensity to protect black criminals – via the well observed notion of ‘no snitching’ – serves as the basis for a whimpering article in the San Francisco Chronicle.
The piece bemoans the relatively high-clearance rates in homicides involving white and Asian victims (68 percent and 65.3 percent) versus homicides involving black and brown people.
In six percent black San Francisco, there were 162 black victims of homicide between 2010-2015, with 37 percent cleared; in the 15 percent Hispanic city, there were 45 homicides involving a Latino victim during the same period, with 37.7 percent cleared.
Somehow, this is all white people’s fault.[Deep racial disparity in homicide arrests, SFPD data show, San Francisco Chronicle, 1-30-2016]:
When it comes to the police arresting suspects in homicide cases, the race of the victim plays an outsize role in San Francisco.
San Francisco police make arrests in homicide cases where the victim is white or Asian at nearly twice the rate in homicide cases with African American or Latino victims — 67.1 percent compared with 37.1 percent — according to a Chronicle analysis of police arrest data from homicides that occurred from Jan. 1, 2010, through July 31, 2015.
The disparity has perpetuated feelings of racial inequality in the black community, where many people have a story of a friend or relative whose homicide went unsolved.
“They are solving other people’s cases and not our children’s cases,” said Paulette Brown, one of several African American women who comes to City Hall several times a month to speak before the Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission, pleading for the police to arrest someone for their sons’ homicides. Brown’s 17-year old son was gunned down in 2006 outside her house in North of the Panhandle.“I always said if my son was a little white boy would his case be solved?” Brown said. “If I was a white woman would my son’s case be solved? I think about that all the time.”
The reasons for the disparity in the arrest rates vary, police and criminal justice experts say. One big reason they cite is that Latinos and African Americans who witness homicides are less willing to talk with the police, out of fear of retaliation but also a deep mistrust of the police — a suspicion intensified by the fatal San Francisco police shooting of Mario Woods, an African American, last month.But relatives of slain victims also question whether the police are doing all they can to investigate the homicides of black victims — a claim the Police Department rejects.
“Everyone thinks everyone else is getting a better deal,” said Toney Chaplin, commander of investigations at the Police Department. “We are looking at everything to help the solve rate.”
African Americans accounted for 55 percent of homicide victims between Jan. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2015, even though they make up less than 6 percent of the city’s population.
Over the same period, Latinos accounted for 15 percent of homicide victims, equal to their percentage of the population. Whites accounted for 17 percent of homicide victims, although they make up 41 percent of the population, and Asians accounted for 9 percent of homicide victims while making up 35 percent of the population.
The statistics underscore the parallel reality that many African Americans live in San Francisco, especially those in low-income, crime-ridden areas — where gun violence is a persistent threat and where most homicides go unsolved.
“Every time you turn around, we have a funeral we have to go to. Someone calling me and telling me so-and-so got killed,” said Paulette Chappill-Otten, who grew up and lives in the Western Addition and has worked as a community activist for 40 years. She also goes to City Hall several times a month to encourage the Board of Supervisors and Police Commission to do something about the unsolved homicides.
The real question left out of this San Francisco Chronicle is: what was the race of the suspects in those cleared cases between 2010-2015? Why did the San Francisco Chronicle omit this information?
So between 2010-2015, there were 293 homicides in San Francisco, with 55 percent of those being black (162). Blacks only make up six percent of the city, but the San Francisco Chronicle failed to educate us on what percent of homicide suspects are black (or brown).
Blacks (and brown people) complain about the low clearance rate for homicides involving black and brown people, but fail to understand how relatively peaceful the city would be without their presence.
One wonders what percent of white (and Asian) victims had a black or brown killer, but the San Francisco Chronicle is uninterested in helping us answer this question.
The reason? Aiding in pattern recognition is a sin in Black-Run America (BRA), where obfuscation of crime/homicide statistics must never, ever be common knowledge.
Instead, they must be kept in the realm of stereotypes, aggressively policed by authorities/elites as a thought crime if any dares utter them publicly.