The invisible black-on-black murders

By Les Kinsolving

A 2010 Baltimore Bureau of Justice Statistics report reveals that from 1980 to 2008, 93 percent of black homicide victims were killed by other blacks.

Retired Baltimore Police Officer Peter Moskos, in his 2009 book, “Cop in the Hood,” reported that in Baltimore’s Eastern District, more than 10 percent of black men are murdered before the age of 35.

“The fact that one in 160 men are getting murdered every year out of that (15-34) age group – it’s unbelievable,” declared this associate professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, said:

“It’s as if black lives only matter when they die at the hands of law enforcement. Black lives matter, as all lives matter.

“In 2013, 6,261 blacks were murdered, approximately 93 percent by other blacks. Yet those killings produced no organized protests, no marches, no White House summits. Did those black lives not matter?”

Larry Elder, a longtime talk-radio host in Los Angeles and WND columnist, wrote the following:

  • “Black people have been trained by the media, by Hollywood, by academia to believe that racism remains a huge problem in America, and ground zero is the way police interact with black people.”
  • “Decrying police killings is easy. Finding solutions to the black homicide problem is far more difficult.”
  • “This is not anything we can talk about. It’s unpleasant. It’s not something that can easily be addressed. It’s easier to scream about white racism than it is to deal with black-on-black crime.”

All of this memorable analysis, by one of the best of all my fellow talk-radio hosts and columnists, is now accompanied with a report from Pew Research that gun-rights support is growing across the United States.

Reported the Washington Times: “For the first time in more than two decades, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership. … This by a margin of 52 to 46 percent.

“In short, we are at a moment when most Americans believe that crime rates are rising and when most believe that gun ownership – not gun control – makes people safer.

“This comes after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and some other high-profile rampages that the White House used to argue for a full-court press for gun control – despite statistically lower crimes rates overall.”

Continued the Times:

“The National Rifle Association was successful in more than 90 percent of the races in which it played, demonstrating that it can run TV ads and support candidates in urban districts without collateral damage.”

This may explain the boldness of Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, in the following statement:

“For six long years, patriotic men and women have held the line against the most ruthlessly dishonest, anti-gun president our country has ever seen. We defeated his national gun registration scheme. We stopped his congressional allies from banning semi-automatic firearms. We made anti-gun U.S. representatives and senators pay at the ballot box last November.

“By working together, we can stop this unlawful ban on our ammunition, save our freedom, and hand Mr. Obama and Mr. Bloomberg another stinging defeat.”

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