Black People Politics : Murder goes unsolved in the innercity

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  1. GrayMatter

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    The site dnainfo dot com released a story on Chicago murder stats. Only 26% of cases get solved (yoy 2015). Officials state that the 'no snitching' policy discourages witnesses to come forward to help solve the crime.

    If a killer has a 1 in 4 chance of getting away with murder, then there is not much deterring that murder.

    The Washington Post describes the point of view of witnesses as such:

    "It’s not that the people who may know something don’t think that the lives of these victims are important. It’s just that they place more value on their own lives, which they consider too important to get labeled “snitch.” Too important to risk becoming a victim of retaliation. Too important to even let on that they know something.

    That’s what intimidation and fear of revenge can do to a community, especially one that has seen witness killings in the past."

    Do you think urban violence is a big issue? What deserves more resources than this issue? Lastly, do you support the no snitching culture, if not, how could it be reversed?
     
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    Good stuff, thanks for sharing GrayMatter ...

    I'm tracking Chicago real tough, here:


    Chicago Rings in New Year With First Homicide of 2016 - Count Continues
    Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Clyde C Coger Jr, Jan 2, 2016
    https://destee.com/threads/chicago-...first-homicide-of-2016-count-continues.85191/


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    Saw that thread. Look forward to discussing further. It is a difficult issue, but I take heed in that there are actually very few murderers in the entire country. There are 40M Black citizens yet only several thousand murderers. What is going on with those few bad seeds terrorizing everybody else? I think solving the gang/drug issue would have a night/day impact.
     
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    Good points, it is very complex, but not all the hoop-la its made out to be, looking forward to it, GrayMatter.


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    This is an interesting premise. You are saying our murder investigations rely on testimony to a fault and that there are additional avenues to bring about a result. Do you have a link for sources?

    If this is true it is a problem. However, we would have to acknowledge something right away as well:
    DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago all have Black administrations. If they are not thoroughly investigating Black innercity murder then the conspiracy is being carried out by Black people.
     
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    Faces and titles mean nothing. What matters is who has the gold. They make the rules.
     
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    With respect, it sounds like you have done a lot of work to uncover a disparity between officials' efforts to solve murder cases on the basis of race. Why go through the effort and not document your findings and sources?
     
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