Half Century Low

21 06 2016

USA

From the Mises Institute, H/T Crusader Rabbit.

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So why do we think it’s a lot worse?

(1) The social justice implications of who the perpetrators and victims are, mostly NAMs, and predominately black.

(2) Homicides take place in cities, where the media are based.

(3) There are so many more media outlets today, and the news cycle is 24/7, such that a mass shooting incident is hyped and hyped and hyped and hyped and hyped.  In contrast, between the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial and the Civil Rights Movement, there was sort of a gentlemen’s agreement in the media to downplay such crimes and not to sensationalize them, out of fear of spreading mass paranoia and hysteria.

(4) Many mass shooting incidents themselves have some sort of social, political, cultural or social justice implications that interest those who work in mainstream news media.  For instance, I think the reasons why the media were so freaked out about the Sandy Hook nutbar is because it took place in Newtown, Connecticut, which is in the area where many well paid New York media people live, and the nutbar reminds so many media people of their own sons of about the same age.

 


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21 06 2016
AnAnon

“So why do we think it’s a lot worse?” – cooked statistics.

21 06 2016
countenance

Problem is there was stat cooking when the rate was at a record high, because the incentive to cook was just as present. Which means if they were cooking then and they’re cooking now, the trend is still the same.

21 06 2016
AnAnon

Right, but crime hasn’t returned to its 1950s level, so we’d think it was worse, because it still is.

21 06 2016
countenance

I also tend to wonder if violent crime in the ’50s was as much of a non-problem as the stats would seem.

21 06 2016
AnAnon

There was little reason to cook the books there, though by the same token the police were accused of simply not caring about what you termed “blacks of similar circumstance” murdering each other.

21 06 2016
David In TN

And it’s media types who are obsessed with O.J. Simpson, insisted on wall to wall coverage of the crime and trial and tie themselves in knots to excuse/justify the acquittal.

Full disclosure, I’m a Trial Junkie going back to Manson.

21 06 2016
21 06 2016
Area Man

Can you imagine how low it would be if the didnus were held accountable for their actions instead of being encouraged? !3% responsible for 50% of those homicides.

If we could get a handle on the border I suspect that number would drop another 20% at least.

21 06 2016
countenance

“Dindus were held accountable”

That’s what the late ’80s and early ’90s crime reform laws on both the Fed and various state levels did, and that was the major driver in the yuge drop in the homicide rate, the other yuge driver was the crack epidemic naturally running its course and wearing itself out. The problem is that doing so had MUH DISPUT IMPAK on yoots, dindus, bellcurvius and ooks, and the black lesbian-whores in BLM are forcing today’s Democrats and the wife of the President who signed such Federal legislation in the ’90s to fall all over themselves to apologize for having done so. History is also being retconned and revised to write out black politicians’ roles in getting all this legislation passed, when in reality, they were so adamant about it that they sounded more law and order back then than even the average Republican sounds today.

One more thing: Just as ZOMG GUNS are a diversion to solve the Democrats’ political headaches post-Orlando, the “assault” weapons prohibitions as part of the Clinton era Federal crime bill I think were the same kind of diversion. I think Clinton and most Democrat elites in 1993 and 1994 knew that what would cause crime to decrease as part of the legislation was the “mass incarceration” of ooks, but they had to tiptoe around that reality because of the politics of their own party, that blacks drive so much of it. So, they put the “assault” weapons thing in so that they could have something to give credit to other than the mass incarceration of ooks when the mass incarceration of ooks resulted in the massive violent crime decrease, and I plainly remember Clinton in his latter years as President openly citing the gun thing as the singular reason for what was at the time the plummeting rates. It’s also why a lot of blue areas want tough gun laws, so that those, and not AFFH, will get the “credit” for when those areas suddenly see a lot less violent crime.

21 06 2016
David In TN

Several years ago, a 1958 Time magazine piece lamenting the high (at the time) Negro crime rate was reprinted on, I think, AmRen.

21 06 2016
David In TN

Speaking of Manson, I’ve read almost every book and seen every film or documentary on the case I could find.

Manson hoped law enforcement would think the Tate-Labianca murders were committed by blacks, the Black Panthers specifically. The Panthers had a fairly large public profile at the time. The NOI-Black Muslims, who actually murdered 100-200 (estimation varies) California whites up to 1974, were not as in the open.

As it happened, the LAPD and the LA County Sheriff’s office never suspected black perps at any time. Manson took a billfold from the Labianca house and placed it in a restaurant rest room in what he thought was a black area hoping a black person would pick it up and use the credit card.

Nobody did.

21 06 2016
countenance

I know it’s a fool’s errand to apply reason to the motivations of crazy people, but the big hitch in Manson’s plans was this: If the blacks suddenly got organized and intelligent enough to overthrow white society and wipe all us crackers out, what would they have needed with Manson and his vagabounds holed up in the desert?

21 06 2016
David In TN

That was prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s theme. I think it was less than that. Manson did hope blacks would be blamed for Tate-Labianca but I don’t believe he REALLY thought the race war won by blacks who needed him would occur.

A recent author thought Manson ordered the killings to keep the band together as much as anything. I’m inclined to agree.

Also Manson’s personal animus toward society in general was typical of a career criminal, especially after Terry Melcher didn’t make him a recording star.

21 06 2016
eah

Asians have lower crime rates than Whites and they are the fasting growing population group.

22 06 2016
Msjpacke

NAMs ?

22 06 2016
countenance

Non Asian Minority, easy shorthand for “black and Hispanic.”




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