If you’re black, you are almost 25 times more likely to be shot in New York City than a white person — and you are also more likely to be arrested for pulling a trigger, alarming new NYPD statistics show.
Data collected during the first six months of the year reveal 74% of the city’s 567 shooting victims were black. An additional 21.5% were Hispanic. Less than 3% of shooting victims were white, according to the report.
Who’s to blame for this? If you’re Al Sharpton, the answer is obvious. Police racism.
Black community activists said the frustrating statistics, which have barely fluctuated since 2009, tell the stark stories of economics in poorer neighborhoods and the NYPD’s laser-like focus on communities of color.
Wait… so black people are shooting other black people because of the NYPD’s focus on black communities? That’s exactly right.
“Many of us have struggled with crimes in our own communities, but clearly we have to question the records,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told the Daily News on Tuesday. “It’s no surprise that you get more results in a community you are concentrating on.”
So that must mean there are a whole lot of white people shooting other white people in New York that the NYPD doesn’t even know about because it’s too busy stopping and frisking project dwellers in Brownsville.
If the NYPD were to focus on protecting white neighborhoods. It would be racist. When it focuses on protecting black neighborhoods, it’s racist and somehow responsible for all the shootings, which it’s not allowed to stop, because liberals decided Stop and Frisk is racist.
“Last year, 97% of all shooting victims were black or Hispanic and reside in low-income neighborhoods,” Commissioner Kelly recently said. “There were more stops with suspicious activity in neighborhoods with higher crime because that’s where the crime is.”
But there’s only crime there because the police stop people. If the police stop stopping people, the crime will vanish.