Category Archives: Crime

Black Men In America Are Living Almost As Long As White Men

America, Crime, Healthcare, Race

With the constant complaints about the perils of being black in America, the following data will come as a surprise to some:

The chasm in life-expectancy that once existed [between blacks and whites] has nearly closed.

“Criminologists still do not know why violent crime and homicides began to decline [for blacks]in the mid-1990s. A wide array of theories have been proposed.” A strong contender: “mass incarceration actually working as intended.”

In fact, “the emergence of the opioid epidemic, which kills whites at higher rates than other races, has also hastened the racial convergence.”

BACK IN 1980 when Harlem was still a byword for poverty, criminality and the decline of New York City, black men in the neighbourhood had a worse chance of living to the age of 65 than men in Bangladesh did. At that time Harlem’s residents—almost all of them black, and many of them poor—died of heart disease at double the rate of whites. They died of liver cirrhosis, brought on by alcoholism or hepatitis, at ten times the rate of whites. And they were 14 times likelier to be murdered.

BUT,

… the persistent gap in life expectancy between whites and blacks has closed substantially, and is now at its narrowest ever. In 1900, … the life expectancy for black boys at birth was 32.5—14.1 years shorter than for white boys. Put another way, the typical black boy had 30% less life to live. Incremental progress, however fitful, was made for the next century, but epidemics of crack, HIV and urban violence threatened to reverse [progress]. By 1993, a peak year for violent crime, the life-expectancy gap between black and white men had widened again by nearly three years, to 8.5 years.

… But then it began a sustained, steady fall. In 2011 the black-white gap had narrowed to 4.4 years for men (5.7% less) and just 3.1 years (3.8% less) for women. Though progress then levelled off until 2016, the most recent year available from the CDC, the trend is stable and not reversing.

… A wide array of theories have been proposed: the eroding appeal of crack cocaine, mass incarceration actually working as intended, legalisation of abortion, less lead poisoning of children and the improving economy. But the public-health consequences are abundantly clear, particularly for black men who were and remain the most frequent victims of murder. …

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MORE: “Black Lives Longer.”

UPDATED (7/12/019): Logic Disallowed: If Drowning Exposes Risks Of Illegal Crossing, Then … Read On

Crime, Democrats, Environmentalism & Animal Rights, IMMIGRATION, Logic, Reason

Drowning exposes the risks of illegal crossing. So blared the headlines around the world, June 26.

The statement  was in response to the sad image of a father and daughter drowned attempting to break into the USA illegally and recklessly.

Drain and dry that Rio Grande! Level the land to make their passage easier. Let them come in their millions,  no, in their billions.  (That’s the Democrats’ 2020 platform.)

If “drowning exposes the risks of illegal crossing” is a true statement, and it is—-then every murder at the hand of an immigrant exposes the risks of immigration.

That too is a true statement.

See “The United States Illegal Alien Crime Report.” It offers information that doesn’t pop up on the rigged Google search.

“Another Illegal Alien Has Raped A Dog…Ending In Canine’s Death.” Where is PETA? Pamela Anderson? RIP, poor little Estrella. Burn in hell, Fidel Lopez.

UPDATE (7/12/019): Nullifying immigration law. 

When Tucker Carlson Is Tops: Let Tucker Be Tucker

Crime, IMMIGRATION, Paleoconservatism, Political Philosophy, Republicans, Technology

Let Tucker Carlson be Tucker Carlson. When Fox News bosses allow Tucker to be himself, a hardcore, principled paleoconservative, the only one at Fox News, he shines.

Reparations, immigration and Illegal-alien privilege, third-world style homelessness in an increasingly disease-riddled Los Angeles, the Koch Brothers’ ownership of the Republican Party, Big-tech tyranny and the censorship of conservatives and dissident rightists on the Internet: Tonight Tucker shone.

TRANSCRIPTS are here.

Thing To Remember: Crook Michael Avenatti Was Democrat Hero And Anointed Trump Slayer

Crime, Democrats, Donald Trump, Ethics, Morality

The real news about Michael Avenatti is not that he “forged Stormy Daniels’ signature to steal $300K from this woman,” perpetrating “identity theft and fraud” upon his trusting client—but that, for a while, Avenati was the anointed and celebrated Trump slayer for the Democrat Party. Their moral avatar.

Via The Daily (Democratic) Beast:

“Michael Avenatti abused and violated the core duty of an attorney—the duty to his client,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “As alleged, he used his position of trust to steal an advance on the client’s book deal. As alleged, he blatantly lied to and stole from his client to maintain his extravagant lifestyle, including to pay for, among other things, a monthly car payment on a Ferrari. Far from zealously representing his client, Avenatti, as alleged, instead engaged in outright deception and theft, victimizing rather than advocating for his client.”

* Image via Hollywood Reporter