Friday, March 14, 2014

High-crime America?



As for crime rates overall, the picture is stark: the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control lists the homicide rate per 100,000 as 23.1 for blacks, 7.8 for Native Americans, 7.6 for Hispanics, 2.7 for whites, and 2.4 for Asians.  The reality of crime in America is that the white and Asian homicide rate is on par with Finland's.  The American black homicide rate is on par with those of Zambia and Rwanda (22.9 and 26.6 per 100,000, respectively)."

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/liberals-love-racism

1 comment:

mattbarrow said...

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it. . . . The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, the most important of the code, will respect the less important and arbitrary ones, which can be violated with ease and impunity, and which, if strictly obeyed, would put an end to liberty. . . and subject innocent persons to all the vexations that the guilty alone ought to suffer? Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage rather than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. . . ." -- Cesare Beccaria, Essay on Crime and Punishment, 1764