Anyone who spends time looking at crime statistics will discover the basics of race and crime before too long, but you better be careful not to talk about them in polite society. They are protected by a taboo even stronger than the Victorian taboo against public discussions of sex, but with good reason. The facts are painful. No one can take joy in publicizing them.
Murder is the crime which has the greatest “clearance rate,” i.e., it is the crime most frequently resolved and prosecuted. We know a lot about the victims and perpetrators of the crime of murder.
Murder is largely an intraracial crime. Almost all murders of blacks are committed by other blacks.
Blacks as a group commit murder at a rate astronomically higher than other groups. The rate of murder committed by blacks exceeds that committed by whites by approximately seven times. See, e.g., Heather Mac Donald’s essay “Is the criminal-justice system racist?”
If race hustlers like Al Sharpton really had the interests of the black community at heart, they would devote themselves to doing everything in their power to have violent black criminals separated from the community of law-abiding black citizens. The criminals are serial tormentors of law-abiding members of the black community.
Take the case of Lineten Belizaire. He is the chief suspect in the killings of Natasha Plummer, 25, her 6-month-old son, Carlton Stringer Jr., and Octavia Barnett, 21. Belizaire is black, as were all three of the victims.
Belizaire was being held without bond while the Broward State Attorney’s Office went to a grand jury in the hope that it would come back with an indictment. The grand jury had 40 days to do so. The circumstantial evidence incriminating Belizaire for the murders is powerful. Deputies were led to Belizaire by a Facebook status update Barnett had posted just before the shootings are believed to have taken place. The grand jury nevertheless ruled there was a lack of evidence in the case and Belizaire was released on his own recognizance, with no conditions or monitoring devices, from Broward County Jail on March 2. For more on the case, see this excellent local Fort Lauderdale news report.
At last word, Belizaire was charged after a 9mm Ruger semi-automatic was found in his car (and he lied to the police about it). You can see from the linked Miami Herald story that the guy is a walking crime wave.
Justice has yet to be done for Belizaire’s most serious crimes, but none of the hustlers calling for the head of George Zimmerman in Sanford will be swinging by Fort Lauderdale to declare the absence of peace until Belizaire is put behind bars. President Obama will not be calling for a round of soul-searching about his case. Life goes on.
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