Black People : Race Not an Issue With Police

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  1. Destee

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    Leaders: Race not an issue with police

    By J. Eric Eckard
    Rocky Mount Telegram

    Sunday, August 06, 2006

    Of 4,951 people arrested in Rocky Mount last year, 4,185 were black.

    African-Americans accounted for 84 1/2 percent of all arrests in 2005, according to the Rocky Mount Police Department. The figures do not include traffic citations.

    A special report by the Telegram five years ago showed similar numbers. Although the city's black population stood at 54 percent, blacks were arrested five times more often than whites in 2000 in Rocky Mount.

    In 2000, black people made up 83 percent of all people arrested in Rocky Mount.

    At the time, Rocky Mount's police chief – Bill Hogan – was white, as was the majority of the seven-person Rocky Mount City Council.

    Five years later, the chief is a black man – John Manley – and blacks hold a 4-3 majority on the council.

    But none of this matters as far as crime is concerned, Manley said.

    "But it's all over America. Some of the laws are geared toward young black people."

    Knight said the differences in punishment for crack cocaine and powder cocaine convictions is one example of how blacks are treated more harshly in the court system. Typically, statistics show that black people deal in crack and whites traffic powder cocaine.

    Walker said he believes there still is some racial profiling left over from hundreds of years of racial inequality in the United States.

    So are black people committing more crimes in Rocky Mount than white people?

    Many crime experts say economics account for much of the discrepancy of arrests between whites and blacks.

    "If you live in a (poverty-stricken) community, and that's all you see, it's hard."

    Since 2000, 89 percent of all people arrested for aggravated assault in Rocky Mount were black.

    During the same six-year period, 79 percent of all people arrested in the city for larceny were black.

    The numbers are even higher for more serious crimes.

    Over the past six years, 94 percent of all people arrested for robbery in the city were black.

    More than 92 percent arrested for rape were black.

    Since 2000, five white people have been charged with murder. During the same time period, 47 blacks have been jailed on murder charges.

    Since 2000, Rocky Mount police arrested more white people for just four crimes – failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in 2001 and 2002, safe movement violations in 2001 and exceeding a safe speed in 2003.

    Seat belt stops often are called pretextual ones, in which officers use that as an excuse to look for more serious crimes. In Rocky Mount over a six-year period, black people accounted for 56 percent of all people charged with a seat belt violation.

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  2. hope

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    police dont have anything against black males is that meant to be a joke:uhh:
     
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    Could this be one of our problems that we ignore and wonder way that we have 5 times more crime and are not treated the same? Would you?
    Does anybody really believe that the Crack vs Cocaine law is only about race and had nothing to do with the differences between the 2 drugs. If it was just about race somebody would have said something about race when the law was made. Why now. So should we now make rape and robbery legal because we do more of this and it causes us to be arrested more?
    Also what about all the people that were Raped and robbed and most likely black also. Do you want to be the one that tells them that their attacker can not be arrested because you don’t want there to be more blacks than whites arrested. They should accept being raped so our race doesn’t look so bad. It would be easy to interview all rape victims there and see that their attackers were black most of the time and so it should be more blacks arrested. It seems we always protect the thugs and forget about the innocent victims. Do you really think the victims which I guess are mostly black are just sitting back and did not say anything that their white attackers were not arrested. For those that do think crime is acceptable and not a bigger problem in our neighborhoods. You have a big advantage that you can buy a house in a high crime area for about the price of a car. You could live cheaper and help build the neighborhood with more home ownership. If you feel crime is not a lot greater in these neighborhoods then you should take advantage of this. This seems to be the way we do things. Ignore the real problem because it involves accepting respondsiabilty and lets pretend people are stupid enough to not see the problem and we just keep things the way they are.
     
  4. That Jones Boy

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    Blacks commit more rape and robbery than whites? were do you get your info stormfront?
    Sure police love black folk the law treats everyone equally and Santa really does bring all the good kids presents at christmas time.:bullseye:
     
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    Ummm......


    Given the experience I had last week, I have no choice but to say the Police are WRONG in the worst way!

    The situation I went through had to do with Race, and everything centered around it!

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    Of course race matters!!

    Racism is a problem, but it is no excuse for the criminals who ruin our neighborhoods. If they are criminals, why should we be so upset that we get more protection from them, than the white community does from theirs?

    I know that some officers are racist, I've had to work with some of them, and I've had my share of run in's with them, especially when it comes to the way suspects are treated. Many suspects are innocent and are released soon after they are detained or arrested, but some of the black one's seem to be treated with more suspicion.

    When one looks at the black community, it's appearance on the surface really speaks volumns about the attitide of the people living there. It is strikingly different from the white community, and it seems to universal. Go to a large city with a large black community, you will always know when you have arrived in the "hood". It's those conditions that breed crime. Surround a child with negativity, and you will get negative behavior, in abundance. It's axiomatic.
     
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    That was the title of the actual article ... no joke.

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    Brother MrRon ... based on the paragraph above, it appears as though Black People are inherently "worse" than white folk ... since the observations you've made and noted, are universal.

    Am i understanding you properly ... i mean ... is that what you're saying?

    If that's not what you're saying, what do you think the reasons are, for these stark differences?

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  9. That Jones Boy

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    Are these communties you speak of also poor? I think you will find the high crime rate finds its roots in economics not race.
     
  10. hope

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    well that title is extremely misleading especially when you consider the fact that the truth couldnt be more the opposite. Whoevr wrote the article has done black folk a great injustice. Articles like these will cause some black folk to let their guard down and thats one thing we cannot afford to do as far as the police and how they attempt to deal with black males. We must be aware and we must make young black males aware if they dont know, NEVER TRUST THE POLICE
     
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