And making the connection isn’t racist, says Walter Williams. Rather the connection is a problem for the black community—the primary victim of black crime.
The former Charleston, S.C., black chief of police, Reuben Greenberg, said the problem facing black America is not racial profiling. He said, “The greatest problem in the black community is the tolerance for high levels of criminality.” Former Los Angeles black police Chief Bernard Parks, defending racial profiling, said: “It’s not the fault of the police when they stop minority males or put them in jail. It’s the fault of the minority males for committing the crime. In my mind, it is not a great revelation that if officers are looking for criminal activity, they’re going to look at the kind of people who are listed on crime reports.” Are former police Chiefs Greenberg and Parks racist?
(HT: Lawrence Auster.)
From the BBC: ‘Is Africa on trial?‘
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up to try those responsible for the most serious crimes in the world – such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
So far, all 24 people facing charges – and the only person convicted – are from Africa, leading to accusations of bias. The African Union has said members countries should stop cooperating with the Court.
Today’s Globe and Mail:
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued an iron-clad edict that sentencing judges must search out lenient or creative sentences for aboriginal offenders that recognize the oppressive cultural conditions many have grown up with.
I would imagine that many criminals have tragic pasts, regardless of ethnic background.
However. I assume that aboriginal crime mostly affects aboriginals. And having a bunch of aboriginals locked up also mostly affects aboriginals. If this is what aboriginals want (and the article says that it is, at least in the case that triggered this ruling), then it’s probably good to let them have it.