creators.com opinion web
Liberal Opinion Conservative Opinion
Patrick Buchanan
Pat Buchanan
25 Nov 2014
Hagel Didn't Start the Fire

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam war veteran and the lone Republican on Obama's national security team,… Read More.

21 Nov 2014
Rogue President

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue,… Read More.

18 Nov 2014
Did We Vote for War?

"How do you like the Journal's war?" So boasted the headline of William Randolph Hearst's New York flagship … Read More.

The Color of Crime

Comment

The execution-style murder of three African-American college students in Newark, N.J., forced to kneel and shot in the head — allegedly by an illegal alien from Peru who was out on bail for the serial rape of a 5-year-old — has the makings of a Willie Horton issue in 2008.

Newark, like New York, is a "sanctuary city," where cops are not to ask criminal suspects if they are in the country legally. Mitt Romney has been hammering Rudy Giuliani on the issue, trashing his tough-cop resume by painting the mayor as den mother of the Big Apple's playpen for illegal aliens.

The arrest of Jose Carranza in that Newark massacre, amid reports he had Hispanic accomplices and the murders may have been part of a gang initiation, has also elevated the issue of the black-brown war raging in U.S. big cities.

In the Aug. 10 Washington Post story that covered the Carranza arrest, the same page had two related articles. One was headlined, "Study: Almost Half of Murder Victims Black," the other, "Slaying of Popular Editor Stuns Blacks in Oakland."

The second headline reveals an ideological slant. One would assume that everyone in Oakland was stunned by the daylight execution of African-American editor Chauncey Bailey, allegedly by a teenage foot soldier at Your Black Muslim Bakery, which Bailey was investigating.

At Bailey's funeral, a mourner held up a sign reading, "Stop Black on Black Violence." That was the subject of the second Post story.

"Nearly half the people murdered in the United States are black," declared the opening paragraph, "part of a persistent pattern in which African Americans are disproportionately victimized by violent crime, according to a new Justice Department study."

Among other conclusions reported by the Post:

— Blacks are more likely than whites or Hispanics to be victims of crime.

— Blacks are more likely than any other group to be victims of "serious violent crime," such as rape, assault and robbery.

— Blacks were more than twice as likely as whites to be confronted with a firearm during a crime.

"Overall, the new Justice findings jibe with previous studies," said the Post. "For example, a review of FBI data from 2004 by the Violence Policy Center, a liberal-leaning group that campaigns for stricter gun control laws, found that blacks accounted for about half of the nation's murder victims that year."

"Black victimization is a real problem, and it's often black on black," said David Harris, a law professor at the University of Toledo who studies crime statistics.

"Often"? Correction, Harris.

As the Post reports and Justice concedes, in more than nine out of 10 cases, black victims are murdered by fellow blacks.

Utterly absent from the Post story and Justice Department stats is anything about white victims of crime. Not a word. Do white folks not count, though they are two-thirds of the population?

Yet, in "The Color of Crime: Race, Crime and Justice in America," produced by the "right-leaning" New Century Foundation in 2005, using the same FBI and Justice surveys, startling facts emerge:

— "Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against other blacks." Forty-five percent of the victims of violent crime by blacks are white folks, 43 percent are black, 10 percent are Hispanic.

— Blacks are seven times as likely as people of other races to commit murder, eight times more likely to commit robbery and three times more likely to use a gun in a crime.

— "Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against a white person than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery." (If decent black folks have trouble hailing a cab, and they do, these numbers may help explain it.)

— Black-on-white rape is 115 times more common than the reverse.

Even the two most famous sexual assaults by white men on black women in the last two decades — the Tawana Brawley and Duke rape cases — turned out to be hoaxes.

What do these statistics tell us? A message the Post will not report. The real repository of racism in America — manifest in violent interracial assault, rape and murder — is to be found not in the white community, but the African-American community. In almost all interracial attacks, whites are the victims, not the victimizers.

Why does the Post not report such statistics? My guess: Because the stats would shatter the Post's cultivated image of America as a land where white racism is the great lurking malevolent monster. Stories that conform to the image get play. Stories that contradict it are buried.

But, if the Bush Justice Department is doing in-depth studies on black victims of crime and who is responsible, why not one on the victimization of Americans of all colors and who is responsible?

Or is that information we ought not know, and news not fit to print?

To find out more about Patrick Buchanan, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2007 CREATORS SYNDICATE INC.



Comments

2 Comments | Post Comment
.

For the love of God -- STOP trying to be so "politically correct" in your
articles by using terms like "African-American" inaccurately !!!!

Just because some people are a bunch of BLACKS
does NOT mean they were also "African-Americans".

Charlize Theron (a White actress) is a TRUE African-American.

Those other inmates were just a bunch of BLACK.
Americans (they were NOT actual African-Americans).

Lots of White immigrants who have fled African nations to.
the U.S. for safety are actual African-Americans -- and.
you should NOT insult their heritage by comparing these.
BLACK imprisoned ground-apes to any of them by being.
"politically-correct" and misusing the term of African-American.

.
Comment: #1
Posted by: SickofAllOfIt
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:59 AM
.

Every news story about those "people" should use the following VOICE OVER ...
.
""""And here are some scenes from our next terrifying episode of 'NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC'S WILD KINGDOM' -- as we cautiously observe the impact
of the unprovoked and mind-boggling violent social-behavior as found
displayed among THE TYPICAL HERD-PACK when it is composed
OF THE "Non-Incarcerated-Ghetto-Ground-Ape" (aka. the 'NIGGA').
.
It should be noted that a baby gazelle surrounded by a pride of lions is,
on certain occasions, safer than an actual human-being in the presence
of THE TYPICAL "Non-Incarcerated Ghetto-Ground-Ape" (the 'NIGGA').
.
May God help humanity and let this entire species
get forcibly sterilized ... throughout the whole world!!!""""

.
Comment: #2
Posted by: SickofAllOfIt
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:01 PM
Already have an account? Log in.
New Account  
Your Name:
Your E-mail:
Your Password:
Confirm Your Password:

Please allow a few minutes for your comment to be posted.

Enter the numbers to the right:  
Creators.com comments policy
More
Pat Buchanan
Nov. `14
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
About the author About the author
Write the author Write the author
Printer friendly format Printer friendly format
Email to friend Email to friend
View by Month
Authorís Podcast
Walter Williams
Walter E. WilliamsUpdated 26 Nov 2014
Patrick Buchanan
Pat BuchananUpdated 25 Nov 2014
Dennis Prager
Dennis PragerUpdated 25 Nov 2014

7 Aug 2007 Subprime Superpower

9 Aug 2013 Do We Really Want a Cold War II?

17 Jun 2011 Fed Up With Freeloaders