What a crazy last few days. I’ve been presented with the sad and tragic death of Trayvon Martin.
Simultaneously, I’ve been treated to an almost endless parade of race activists being marched in front me screaming about racial injustice, hate crimes and how whites have declared open season on blacks.
Check out the star-studded cast of this racial-parasite Hall of Shame and you’ll see why my head is spinning. It includes Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton as the headliners as well as many others in supporting roles. The great thing is I didn’t even have to buy a ticket for this show.
And, like we all want from Hall of Shamers, they delivered the goods.
“I, personally, really truly believe this is a hate crime,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a joint interview with CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) on CNN.
This statement, of course, comes before the investigation is complete. It is also shows Waters is a wind-bag. What Waters believes is irrelevant. It is what the investigation proves that is of importance. But if you’re a fan of this Hall of Shamer, it’s a “take that” moment.
Not to be outdone, Al Sharpton stated, “Trayvon represents a reckless disregard for our lives that we’ve seen too long. And we’ve come to tell you tonight: enough is enough.”
My question is, when Al mentions “disregard for our lives” to who is he referring? All of humanity? American citizens? Or just blacks?
And with the smoothness of a Hall of Shamer, in the same speech he called on “you business types, some of you preachers…” to, you guessed it, give up the green.
Al’s got game.
And, last but certainly not least, there’s Jackson. “The danger of focusing on the hoodie is that he wasn’t killed because of the hoodie,” preached Jackson, in Eatonville, FL. “He was killed because he was black,” Jackson said. “The issue is not the hoodie — it’s race, registration and civil rights.”
As in voter registration?
Yes. As in, if you feel Martin was killed because he was black, register to vote.
Jesse brings it, man.
Clearly, the Trayvon Martin killing is a tragedy. Only the most base and callous would not concede this point. But for our Hall of Shamers to openly declare there is a hate crime involved or imply that whites have disregard for black lives or to state Martin was killed because he is a black man, is, before the investigation is complete, utter buffoonery.
These things might, ultimately, be true. But they may not. Wouldn’t Jackson, Sharpton, Waters and others be more credible if they waited for some concrete evidence before they try and raise hell? Talking points, to me, are often much more powerful when supported by facts.
And speaking of facts, here are some homicide statistics I dug up.
The following statistics are taken directly from the Department of Justice. They deal with homicides perpetrated by both blacks and whites. They include homicides perpetrated against acquaintances as well as those perpetrated against strangers. They are cold, hard numbers spanning 30 years (1976 to 2005).
The first category we’ll look at is intraracial, acquaintance homicide. That is, homicides where the victim and the perpetrator knew each other to some degree and both were of the same race.
Intraracial, Acquaintance Homicides
Black perpetrator, Black victim: 98,281 or 3,276 average per year
White perpetrator, White victim: 88,320 or 2,944 average per year
Overall, the difference between a black killing a black acquaintance and a white killing a white acquaintance is 9,961 over 30 years. That’s about 331 per year or just under one per day. So the numbers regarding blacks killing blacks and whites killing whites are close.
Interracial Acquaintance Homicides
White perpetrator, Black victim: 5190 or 173 average per year
Black perpetrator, White victim: 10,509 or 350 average per year
So, over a 30 year span, government statistics show that blacks are more than twice as likely to commit homicide against a white acquaintance than whites are against black acquaintances.
Interracial Stranger Homicides
White perpetrator, Black victim: 3,515 or 117 average per year
Black perpetrator, White victim: 13,066 or 435 average per year
So, according to DOJ’s statistics, a black person is more than 3 times as likely to kill a white stranger than a white person is to kill a black stranger.
Interracial Homicides (acquaintance and stranger combined)
White perpetrator, Black victim: 8,705 or 290 average per year
Black perpetrator, White victim: 23,575 or 786 average per year
Total Black/White Interracial Homicides: 32, 280 or 1,076 average per year
Black perpetrator, White victim: 73%
White perpetrator, Black victim: 27%
So of all black/white interracial homicides, blacks perpetrate 73% and whites perpetrate 27%. (Continued)