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On the Milwaukee Riots - jordan179
August 14th, 2016
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On the Milwaukee Riots

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From:ford_prefect42
Date:August 15th, 2016 03:21 am (UTC)
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(Note here, all the statistics I am about to say are approximate, and from my memory. If they're wrong by some factor, that's not surprising, and has no impact on the validity of the point.)

Also, it's a fact that the people shot by police are not proportional to the populaces. However, the expectation that they would be is poorly thought through. Black people in the US represent 13% of the population, but commit almost 50% of the murders... They also kill 50% of the police, 50% of the rapes, 50% of the robberies, etcetera. Is it surprising, given that that they would be 50% of the police kills? Or 50% of the incarcerated citizens? No.

Which is why the rage against police by BLM is so egregiously wrong. there's no reason to think that the police are doing anything but what they are supposed to, arresting perpetrators, and keeping order.

The problem with the black community in the US is NOT one of policing. In my opinion, it's a 3 part issue. 1) perverse incentives in the social safety net, such that "getting a job" is not actually a paying proposition for a low-skilled individual. 2) the drug war creating a very lucrative black marketplace. and 3) a very large amount of defeatist propoganda foisted on them by poverty pimps.

Edited at 2016-08-15 03:24 am (UTC)
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From:jordan179
Date:August 16th, 2016 11:13 am (UTC)
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Black Americans as a community (not individually) seem unable to grasp that if you treat being a criminal as an acceptable life path, you're going to have higher numbers of people be criminals -- and, consequently, wind up dead or in prison.
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