"According to the FBI, homicide is the leading cause of death among young black men, who are 10 times more likely than their white counterparts to be murdered. And while you’d never know it watching MSNBC, the police are not to blame.Blacks are just 13% of the population but responsible for a majority of all murders in the U.S., and more than 90% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks.Liberals like to point out that most whites are killed by other whites, too.That’s true but beside the point given that the white crime rate is so much lower than the black rate.Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do.The fact that their victims tend to be of the same race suggests that young black men in the ghetto live in danger of being shot by each other, not cops.Nor is this a function of “over-policing” certain neighborhoods to juice black arrest rates.Research has long shown that the rate at which blacks are arrested is nearly identical to the rate at which crime victims identify blacks as their assailants.The police are in these communities because that’s where the emergency calls originate, and they spend much of their time trying to stop residents of the same race from harming one another."
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