Lynching and Black Crime

wpe814.jpg (7386 bytes) Perhaps the most dishonestly and most cowardly discussed issue in present-day America has been blacks and crime. The national media and the Eastern establishment press have refrained from publishing what they perceive as facts repugnant to blacks. The legacy of violence and crime to and by blacks has escaped the honest attention of the press. Much of this dereliction has been rationalized by the establishment media as the deserved inheritance of slavery and its conditions.

Writing in 1941, W.J. Cash in The Mind of the South had noted the lynching of 3397 Negroes from 1882 to the close of 1938. Of that total only 366 were lynched outside the former Confederate States, and of those 185 occurred in the border states of Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri, which he termed more than half southern. Mr. Cash commented on how the barbarity of lynching had declined from the early years of the century.[i] In fact from 1914 the number of prevented lynchings had risen rapidly. Even for his observation a sense of proportion was missing.

Given that the population of blacks in that time frame had risen from about 8 million to over 12 million, the death rate for blacks from lynching averaged less than 1 per 100,000 of the black population. In 1989 the homicide rate for black males was 61.1 members per 100,000 of black men, and for black females the rate was 12.9 per 100,000.

The corresponding rates for white males was 8.2 per 100,000 and for white females 2.8 per 100,000. As disgusting as lynching was, it never approached the casual violence and murder of present-day black America. This point by itself should be worthy of a minimum of 100 doctoral dissertations and 10 symposiums in any academic year at any higher educational institution in America.

The huge numbers of homicide in America were most noticeable in the big cities. For the five biggest cities of the United States, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia, the murder rate hovered around 30 per 100,000 of general population in 1992. Detroit had 57 per 100,000 and Washington had the astounding number of 78 per 100,000.[ii] Homicide had distinct overtones of being primarily a black problem. In 1900 cities having a population of 100,000 or more had a murder rate of 3.4 per 100,000 population. By 1923 the murder rate had escalated to 10 per 100,000 and remained there for the next decade.[iii] During that time the presence of blacks in big cities in the North was minimal. In 1930 black males were homicide victims at a rate of 92 per 100,000 population and white males were victims at a rate of 12 per 100,000 population. This death rate declined from that time through World War II and the Eisenhower administration. It picked up with John Kennedy taking office, and by the early 1970's black males were dying at the rate of over 100 per 100,000 while white males were dying at the rate of slightly over 10 per 100,000.[iv] During that period white males tended to die at rates about one-eighth to one-tenth of black males. White females were killed at a rate of one-sixth to one-eighth of black females.

White liberals have traced much of the proclivity towards violence by black Americans to slavery. Witnessing from Detroit, Michigan, Judge Avern Cohn of the District Court had taken time to inform the readers of the New York Times that to his knowledge James Madison, Alexander Hamilton or even John Jay had remotely suggested a flaw in the Constitution for not mentioning slavery or suggesting one day slaves would be free. The founding fathers had expressly rejected the view that slavery was compatible with common-law principles of justice. Judge Cohn thought that omission was "to our everlasting shame".[v] It must be mentioned that among the founding fathers of America not one was a Jew. What would have transpired if Judge Cohn and his kin had been present? Judge Cohn did not bring a sense of history to his admonition, just the belief that he and his kind were morally fit to set the world right.

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Deaths in Texas

wpe261.jpg (2591 bytes) James Byrd

On March 22, 2004 a Google search using the words "Ken Tillery death Jasper Texas" received 153 mentions while a search using the words "James Byrd death Jasper Texas" gathered 8330. A question must be asked why such a disparity when both men had been dragged to death behind cars. Why did the death of James Byrd receive 50 times the attention of the American media than the death of Ken Tillery?

wpe264.jpg (2093 bytes) Ken Tillery

The answer must lie in the fact that Byrd was black and his killers were white while Tillery was white and his killers were black. The American media guided from New York obviously valued the life of Byrd much greater than the life of Tillery. A foreigner reading the American media would never know that blacks commit violent crimes on whites some 10 to 25 times the rate whites commit on blacks.

 

From my book: "Over 30 years later the mainstream establishment press in New York City had not changed much of their mindset when reporting minority crime. A car jacker in 1994 had stolen a car with a mother and her young daughter in New Jersey. The criminal, a 25 year-old black, had raped and stabbed a young white mother some 40 times before she died. Unrepentant and arrogant the young black called the dead woman's husband a "motherfucker" for daring to call him an animal.
wpe812.jpg (1776 bytes) The account in the New York Post described the criminal as having "arrogantly smirked" and showing no remorse for the murder.[vi] In contrast the New York Times gave a more refined account of the trial and omitted the suggestion that the criminal used the lovely word "motherfucker". The New York Times true to form described the facial contortions of the black criminal as "what appeared to be a smirk on his face". The dishonesty and cowardice of this newspaper when reporting crimes by blacks prevailed once more."[vii]

 

 

 


[i]. W.J. Cash, The Mind of the South, pp306-7 (Knopf, 1941)

[ii]. Statistical Abstract of the United States: Vital Statistics 1992, pp182-3 (US Bureau of Census, 1993) tables 290 and 292

[iii]. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1939, p95 (USGPO 1940) table 92

[iv]. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1976, (US Bureau of Census, 1976) table 260

[v]. NYT, pA18, Nov 11, 1986

[vi]. New York Post, p8, May 9, 1995

[vii]. NYT, pB5, May 9, 1995

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