Loretta Lynch, the new attorney general, or chief cop, is going to meet with Freddie Gray's family. What message does this send to all the families whose children, father, mother, grandparents, etc. have been killed by thugs, burglars, psychos or just bad dudes but never get a word of condolence from the WH or DOJ? It's almost as if black lives don't matter, unless. . . a white person is involved. http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=922
And do black children matter . . . if they are killed by their parents? The ones that are not aborted.
Throughout the 28-year period from 1980 to 2008, infants under
1 year of age had the highest homicide victimization rate of all
children under age 5.
Of all children under age 5 murdered from 1980 through 2008—
63% were killed by a parent—33% were killed by their fathers
and 30% were killed by their mothers (table 3)
23% were killed by male acquaintances
5% were killed by female acquaintances
7% were killed by other relatives
3% were killed by strangers.
Of children under age 5 killed by someone other than their parent,
Why are black males disproportionately represented in the prison population? Because they are disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and offenders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). Males represented 77% of homicide victims and nearly 90% of offenders (which btw means men are killing a lot of women).
The homicide rate peaked in 1980--10.2 per 100,000, dipped throughout the 80s, rose again in early 90s, then dropped to 4.8 homicides per 100,000 in 2010. This is what stiffer penalties and better policing have done and which will be undone by new calls for "justice." A large number of the lives being saved are black men, women and children. We have trouble makers, professional rabble rousers and race baiters, who want blacks to remain victims. Some within our own government. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf
80% were killed by males.