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Blacks will be needlessly killed out of simple, irrational fear

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To The Daily Sun,

George Zimmerman's acquittal on murder charges have been followed by the predictable calls for America to have a national conversation on this or that aspect of the case. Obama wants to talk about gun control. Civil rights leaders want to talk about racial profiling and others want to discuss how the American criminal justice system supposedly targets blacks.
That's all well and good but don't expect any honest conclusions. Liberals love to talk about racial issues seeing it as a political tool. Hypocrisy and lack of character knows no bounds with the progressives. But in practice they ignore everything relevant. Any open discussion about race and criminality in this country would start with a review of the most disturbing facts. To start with, blacks represent 13 percent of the population, yet over the past 30 years have committed more than 50 percent of all murders in the U.S. The black arrest rate for most offenses including robbery and assault are 35 to 65 percent higher than their representation in the population. 90 percent of all black murders are committed by other blacks.
High rates of black violence in late 20th Century to the present are a matter of historical record. They are not the imagination of some bigot. These trends of horrific violence peaked not in the age of Jim Crow as liberal wonks would have you believe but in the modern America. Not in the south as you might expect, but in the north. Committed not in the age of segregation but in the decades that saw the rise of civil rights for African Americans with blacks in control of many large, city governments. From the 1970s to the present, many municipalities from Chicago to Detroit to Cleveland have often been under black control with black mayors and police chiefs. The liberal, left, loonies want to blame every black murder by a white on racial animus. The homicide rates of blacks is 700 percent higher than whites and the George Zimmerman's of this world are not the reason.
In 1961 the GREAT Martin Luther King regaled a large audience saying "Negros are 10 percent of the city of St. Louis and are responsible for 58 percent of it's crimes. We have to face that. And we have to do something about our moral standards. We know there are many things wrong in the white world but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can't keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do ourselves". Nothing has changed since reverend King gave that eloquent speech more than half century ago.
In the light of these statistics, almost any white person accused of murdering a black person — unless there is an eyewitness or forensic evidence like DNA that assures a slam dunk case (which there seldom is) will be acquitted by simply saying "It was night, there was a black man in a hooded sweat shirt within 20 feet of me moving strangely, I feared for my life". Given the American legal systems high threshold FOR CONVICTION of guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, how could any juror knowing the facts I told you be able to get past the words REASONABLE DOUBT in a circumstantial case. Obtaining any conviction will be near impossible given the burden of the law and the conscience of jurors. Blacks will be needlessly and senselessly killed out of simple, irrational fear (and are) — BY STATISTICS that scare others to act out of fear, shooting first and asking questions later. Young, Trayvon Martin is just the latest, tragic victim (statistic) in a very long line of sad statistics that only worsen. While the liberal lizards of the lefts only intent in the death of young Martin is to stir up racial animus in hopes of buying a vote.

Tony Boutin