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Murders Among Black Youths Rising

WASHINGTON DC. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com><st1:State w:st=<st1:place w:st=" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> (Dec. 29) - The number of young black men and teenagers who either killed or were killed in shootings has risen at an alarming rate since 2000, a new study shows.

The study, to be released Monday by criminologists at <ST1:PNortheaster University in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Boston</st1:City></st1:place>, comes as FBI data is showing that murders have leveled off nationwide.

Not so for black teens, the youngest of whom saw dramatic increases in shooting deaths, the Northeastern report concluded.

Last year, for example, 426 black males between the ages of 14 and 17 were killed in gun crimes, the study shows. That marked a 40 percent increase from 2000.

Similarly, an estimated 964 in the same age group committed fatal shootings in 2007 — a 38 percent increase from seven years earlier. The number of offenders is estimated because not all crimes are reported, said Northeastern criminologist James Alan Fox, who co-authored the study.

"Although the overall rate of homicide in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region></st1:place> remains relatively low, the landscape is quite different for countless Americans living, and some dying, in violence-infested neighborhoods," Fox said.

Seizing on President-elect Barack Obama's incoming administration as an opportunity for more funding, Fox added: "There is an urgency for reinvestment in children and families.

In essence, we need a bailout for kids at risk." Obama will be the nation's first black president.

The study partly blamed Bush administration grant cuts to local police and juvenile crime prevention programs for the surge in crimes by young black men and teens.

Incoming Vice President Joe Biden has promised funding to put 50,000 new police officers on the street to help bring violent crime rates back to a decade-long annual decline that began in the mid-1990s, after then-President Bill Clinton provided local officials with money to hire 100,000 new cops.

Nationwide, the number of murders and violent crimes overall dropped last year after increasing in 2005 and 2006, according to annual data compiled by the FBI. Overall, however, murders have risen by about 8 percent between 2000 and 2007.

The FBI reported 10,067 arrests in murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in 2007. Half of the people arrested — 5,078 — were black. Almost 10 percent of black people arrested for murder were under age 18, the FBI data show.

The number of young white men who committed gun-related homicides also rose over the same period, the Northeastern study showed, but not as dramatically.

In 2007, an estimated 384 white males age 14 to 17 shot someone to death, up from 368 in 2000.

The numbers of homicides committed by women and teenage girls — whether black or white — were relatively few, the Northeastern study found.


Bhaktajan: These people are flesh eaters surrounded by inexpensive meat serving outlets catering to their masses of underprivileged anti-establishment 'frog-in-the-well' instant-sense-gratification acolytes with a world outlook that extends as far as they can 'think'.

Please, why is it not shown as undisputable that poor crime ridden areas are filled with flesh mongers —of the bone discarding type, with mustard packets into the bargain —as the common denominator in all the demographics of crime addled societies?!

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its really quite simple, as Malcolm X mentioned forty years ago.


Ill use LA for example. In Belmont Shore, (Long Beach, upscale), there are restaurants and a few liquor stores, but if ya want a gun, ya gotta drive 2o miles to get one in huntington beach. In Beverly Hills, there are wine shops and meat stores, but no gun stores.


In South central LA (Watts), an average street corner has a pawn shop with guns, Gun stores, at least two competing liquor stores, etc.


It availability. Just like the gangbanger days. Poor blacks did not normally use Cocaine, they used cheap fortified wine. But suddenly, the expensive hollywood star drug became widespread when mixed with garbage and sold cheap. Poor blacks have access to Uzis and drugs that seems to this writer as something placed there for the purpose of a sort of genocide. And it works. In the eighties, we all read about Beirut and the hundred dead each week from blasts of varioous calibre. But during the same period, we didnt hear of the hundreds of dead each week in South Central. We heard the Blood vs. Crip nonsense, but we didnt hear much about the Crip vs Crip, which the war waged financed by the Columbian drug lords in alliance with the US alphabet spy agencies that used this genocide on US soil for the genocide taking place in Central America.


See http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/october96/crack_contra_11-1.html

Haribol, mahak

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.........people lost faith in their leaders.


George Bush lost credibility: "Katrina to me was the tipping point," said Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and chief strategist for the 2004 presidential campaign. "The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives? It didn't matter. P.R.? It didn't matter. Travel? It didn't matter."

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We have to keep the metaphysical in sight even when pondering on world affairs. Murders in one life are being born in situations that end in their own murder.


The predator becomes the victim and the victim the predator. They need each other and are drawn to each other to complete their destinies.


The various socialological factors are secondary only.


What we sow we shall also reap.

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