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Violent crimes spike in major cities

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-s ... 1596395181

Thought this really needed its own thread and just can't be ignored anymore.

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There have been previous posts about the confluence of the pandemic, the lockdown, the recession/unemployment, and police protests. All these are aggravating factors to underlying social dysfunction. I’m not surprised at all.
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Ivytalk wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:27 pm
There have been previous posts about the confluence of the pandemic, the lockdown, the recession/unemployment, and police protests. All these are aggravating factors to underlying social dysfunction. I’m not surprised at all.
Crime and poor economic conditions have a strong linkage.
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dbackjon wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Ivytalk wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:27 pm
There have been previous posts about the confluence of the pandemic, the lockdown, the recession/unemployment, and police protests. All these are aggravating factors to underlying social dysfunction. I’m not surprised at all.
Crime and poor economic conditions have a strong linkage.
Yup, we always talked about the unemployment rate of young men in other countries as a leading indicator of unrest or insurrection. Having tons of these folks out of work with nothing to do just gives them more of an opportunity to get into trouble, and some are invariably doing that, especially during the good weather of summer months. Philly had 10 different shootings yesterday, which is the 4th night in a row of double digit shootings.
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Donks to Blacks: "Hey, we're going to give you have-assed changes to Obamacare that won't do you any good and do nothing to bring businesses back to your communities, but hey, you'll feel better because we'll increase the number of black Fortune 500 CEOs and stick to the FIve-O."
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dbackjon wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Ivytalk wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:27 pm
There have been previous posts about the confluence of the pandemic, the lockdown, the recession/unemployment, and police protests. All these are aggravating factors to underlying social dysfunction. I’m not surprised at all.
Crime and poor economic conditions have a strong linkage.
Correct. Which proves that the narrative that the percentage of Black inmates exceeding the overall population percentage because of racism is incorrect.

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CAA Flagship wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:48 am
dbackjon wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:30 pm


Crime and poor economic conditions have a strong linkage.
Correct. Which proves that the narrative that the percentage of Black inmates exceeding the overall population percentage because of racism is incorrect.
Interesting stats from the Innocence Project

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375 DNA exonerees to date

Demographics of the 375:
225 (60%) African American
117 (31%) Caucasian
29 (8%) Latin
2 (1%) Asian American
1 (<1%) Native American
1 (<1%) Self-identified “Other”

165: Actual assailants identified. Those actual perpetrators went on to be convicted of 152 additional violent crimes, including 83 sexual assaults, 36 murders, and 35 other violent crimes while the innocent sat behind bars for their earlier offenses.
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CAA Flagship wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:48 am
dbackjon wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:30 pm


Crime and poor economic conditions have a strong linkage.
Correct. Which proves that the narrative that the percentage of Black inmates exceeding the overall population percentage because of racism is incorrect.
Well, if it was racism that played a strong part in those economic conditions... :coffee:
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GannonFan wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 am
CAA Flagship wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:48 am

Correct. Which proves that the narrative that the percentage of Black inmates exceeding the overall population percentage because of racism is incorrect.
Well, if it was racism that played a strong part in those economic conditions... :coffee:
What's easier and/or quicker to change; racism or economic conditions?

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CAA Flagship wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:16 am
GannonFan wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 am


Well, if it was racism that played a strong part in those economic conditions... :coffee:
What's easier and/or quicker to change; racism or economic conditions?
They seem to be running neck and neck in our history as both being difficult to change, especially as related to the Black population. When racism is the cause of many of those economic conditions (history of Jim Crow laws, unequal segregation, red lines in housing and banking, etc), that kinda makes sense they are intertwined to a large extent.
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The big problem with the woke left is that they want their black Fortune 500 CEOs and black Nobel Prize winners right now but don't want to fix the problems from cradle to high school graduation that could give you those.

The absolute worst step to take is to defund, antagonize, or weaken police and leave black neighborhoods as the mercy of thugs, which the opposite of what the woke left wants to do.

In case anyone didn't click the link in the OP, 80% of blacks don't want less police in their communities, but hey, at least donks will make guilt-ridden white liberals feel better about themselves for voting Joe Biden.
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Pwns wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:35 am
The big problem with the woke left is that they want their black Fortune 500 CEOs and black Nobel Prize winners right now but don't want to fix the problems from cradle to high school graduation that could give you those.

The absolute worst step to take is to defund, antagonize, or weaken police and leave black neighborhoods as the mercy of thugs, which the opposite of what the woke left wants to do.

In case anyone didn't click the link in the OP, 80% of blacks don't want less police in their communities, but hey, at least donks will make guilt-ridden white liberals feel better about themselves for voting Joe Biden.
It's a good thing Joe Biden doesn't want to defund the police then, I guess.

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