In wake of Trayvon Martin death, hear...

In wake of Trayvon Martin death, hearing examines racial profiling

There are 24 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Apr 17, 2012, titled In wake of Trayvon Martin death, hearing examines racial profiling. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

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#24 Apr 20, 2012
If Mr Zimmerman is granted bail, you can be sure they do not have the evidence of 2nd degree murder. You can also be sure he will be acquited at trial. This whole thing was to pacify the inhabitants of our ciy jungles.

Saint George, UT

#25 Apr 20, 2012
Rebel wrote:
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According to the below independent report, blacks commit most of their crimes against whites, then against blacks, and last against Hispanics. Of course, many places put Hispanics in with Whites (as they usually *are* white, since Hispanic is not a race...kind of like they keep calling Zimmerman white).
Race, Crime and Justice in America
The Color of Crime
New Century Foundation
Oakton, VA 22124
Second, Expanded Edition
Major Findings
Police and the justice system are not biased against minorities.
Crime Rates
Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.
When blacks commit crimes of violence, they are nearly three times more likely than non-blacks to use a gun, and more than twice as likely to use a knife.
Hispanics commit violent crimes at roughly three times the white rate, and Asians commit violent crimes at about one quarter the white rate.
The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.
Interracial Crime
Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.
Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Fortyfive percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black.
Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against a white than vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit robbery.
Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
Only 10 percent of youth gang members are white.
Hispanics are 19 times more likely than whites to be members of youth gangs. Blacks are 15 times more likely, and Asians are nine times more likely.
Between 1980 and 2003 the US incarceration rate more than tripled, from 139 to 482 per 100,000, and the number of prisoners increased from 320,000 to 1.39 million.
Blacks are seven times more likely to be in prison than whites. Hispanics are three times more likely.
The prevalence of imprisonment in 2001 was higher for
-- black males (16.6%) and Hispanic males (7.7%) than for white males (2.6%)
-- black females (1.7%) and Hispanic females (0.7%) than white females (0.3%)
# Lifetime chances of a person going to prison are higher for
-- men (11.3%) than for women (1.8%)
-- blacks (18.6%) and Hispanics (10%) than for whites (3.4%)
# Based on current rates of first incarceration, an estimated 32% of black males will enter State or Federal prison during their lifetime, compared to 17% of Hispanic males and 5.9% of white males.
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Thank you for the info.

“Do be afraid”

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#26 Apr 21, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
racial profiling is done everyday and it works
But it is very hard for some races to accept that the steriotypes they dispute are not steriotypes at all, they are actual facts and that the White man can't fix it for them. Persona reasponsiblity isn't something they are capable of accepting as they do welfare, bonus points and special/greater protections under law.

Carmel, IN

#27 Apr 21, 2012
The courts have ruled that racial profiling is OK as long as racial profiling isn't the only criteria used in an arrest.

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