My Great Good Friends,
Curious to explore the logic of progressive politicians whose politically correct policing policies do more to protect criminals than their victims, over a delicious Italian seafood repast with liberal friends I dredged up the old polemic:
If a pedestrian (of any race, but especially black) while being approached by a black person walks across the street to avoid passing, are they racist?
Good buddy Ungie took the affirmative position bolstering his contention with the usual a’priori liberal tropes; ‘all people…’, ‘relative percentage…’, ‘irrational fear based upon false statistics and fake news…’, while I took the opposite arguendo.
Good buddy Emil has settled the point :
So I was wrong; with the statistics provided by the USCB and the NYPD, one should not walk across the street in NYC when approached by a black; they should run.
While only 22.0% of NYC residents are black (2015 Census update) they commit (by NYPD arrestee):
- 52.4% of the murders
- 44.3% of the rapes
- 38% of ‘other’ sex crimes
- 59.9% of the robberies
- 52.5% of the felonious assaults, etc., etc.
- Oh, and 67.5% of all the shootings.
The sad irony in all of this, which my liberal friend can’t seem to accept, is the same statistics show the victims are disproportionately — to an even greater extent — also black.