I was sort of surprised this morning when the USA Today folks did a piece on the disproportionate number of blacks arrested by police in the US, especially when the article didn’t get into the more important number: Conviction rates.
Don’t get me wrong, the USA Today story that can be found online over here makes some fine points.
And yes, blacks really are arrested more frequently. But that’s could change due to illegal immigration being made suddenly legal.
Quite telling on the conviction rates point is this Wikipedia snip:
Various studies have shown that, in recent decades, there has been no noticeable disparity in black vs white conviction likelihood for those accused in black-run vs white-controlled cities, say Atlanta vs San Diego. In the largest counties, the rates of prosecution for accused blacks was slightly less than the prosecution rates for whites, for example. “…the only hint of racial disparity was to the advantage, not disadvantage, of blacks accused of crimes.”
There may some disparity in the arrest rate, but I suspect that if the arrest rates were really different than the actual perp rate (which is not measurable) that conviction rates would be different. They are not.
Which gets me to the first ponder of the morning in the area of Peoplenomics: Do cops tend to “go fishing” where they catch the most fish? D’oh…
I hold that Americans are a lot less biased that guilt-peddlers would like to admit. I would also suggest that when black “leaders” like Bill Cosby are getting hounded on date-rape accusations and where black urban music features lyrics about “popping a cap in yo ass” every drug ref in the PDR and such, that the drug underculture and “do overs” conspire against black culture. It’s been largely destroyed by well-intended welfare overseers who drove black male heads of households from homes with the inevitable outcome from parentless upbringings. What the hell did the nation expect?
Do you think I’ll give reporting like this arrests story, which seems incomplete and polarizing in what could be two of the toughest days in America’s history of trying to get race relations right a “gold star”?
Think again. I’m not that guy. But it likely will sell newspapers.
While we await Ferguson and Executive Amnesty, seems to me we ought to look to the sources of the real problem – which is all that money spent on social programs since the Great Society has not significantly changed poverty in America or the injustice that breeds what?
More after this…
Say hello, again, to deflation…
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment. Gasoline and other energy indexes declined, offsetting increases in shelter and an array of other indexes to leave the seasonally adjusted all items index unchanged.
The gasoline index fell for the fourth month in a row, declining 3.0 percent, and the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil also decreased. The food index rose slightly in October, with major grocery store food groups mixed. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in October. Besides the shelter index, airline fares, household furnishings and operations, medical care, recreation, personal care, tobacco, and new vehicles were among the indexes that increased.
The indexes for used cars and trucks and for apparel declined in October. The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the same increase as for the 12 months ending September. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.8 percent over the span, and the food index rose 3.1 percent. In contrast, the energy index declined 1.6 percent over the last 12 months.
And so it is we have good news and bad news in our faces this morning. The good news is that the 1.7% raise for Social Security seems like a reasonable number. The bad news is that the economy still hasn’t sparked and without some wages going up, we’re locked in deflation and that means no earnings growth to speak of.
Gee, is that why the futures point down 75 at the open? Or, is this just a scapegoat for the pending social problems that are being fanned with stories like “Report: Alleged Officer Warns Ferguson ‘If You Do Not Have a Gun, Get One’
Have America’s cooler heads finally be sucked into all becoming hot heads?
Tossing Out Laws
Meantime we will have to wait for the presidential announcement of amnesty this evening to see how much like a monarch BO will become.
Look what open borders has done for Libya, I told Peoplenomics readers yesterday: They’re now free to leave any old time to hook up with ISIS in the Global Caliphate Revolution in that part of the world.
Why, that’s so successful, let’s go down that road here, huh? Are you freaking kidding me?
While the BLOC (big lies on climate) are flowing like water in order to set up a global climate tax, which in turn will begin global government confiscations, notice how it’s cold and more snow is coming?
Why Flee Honduras?
Well, since they may not have a contestant in the Miss World pageant, now that the national pick has been found murdered, that might be one reason.
I hear New Zealand is still somewhat sane, but not much else is left…