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Old 07-31-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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The truth about mass shootings is that most of the are by black people against black people. Even the NY Times posted a report stating (buried in the middle of the article) that around 75% of mass shootings are done by blacks, and we are the victims at the same rate.

May 2016... A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening

Seeking deeper insight into the phenomenon, The New York Times identified and analyzed these 358 shootings with four or more casualties, drawing on two databases assembled from news reports and citizen contributors, and then verifying details with law enforcement agencies.

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Over all, though, nearly three-fourths of victims and suspected assailants whose race could be identified were black. Some experts suggest that helps explain why the drumbeat of dead and wounded does not inspire more outrage.

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Michael Nutter, a former Philadelphia mayor, who is black, said that society would not be so complacent if whites were dying from gun violence at the same rate as blacks.

“The general view is it’s one bad black guy who has shot another bad black guy,” he said. “And so, one less person to worry about.”



My question is why are we (especially those most boisterous when whites kill) complacent about our own people being shot? We get mad on the occasion that a cop or a white person shoots us - why are we complacent when we kill ourselves? Nutter seems to have some position to make some impact, but I guess he is waiting on society to become exercised.

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In the last two weeks, there have been 36 mass shootings... 34 by blacks.... 1 white... 1 Hispanic

1. As many as 12 people shot in Brownsville, Brooklyn: Police.

2. In Philadelphia on July 28: 1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting during rap video production.

3. In Philadelphia on July 28: 6 shot in Southwest Philadelphia.

4. In Uniontown, Pa. on July 28: Multiple Uniontown shootings injure 4 people.

5. In Chicago on July 20: 7 shot in Lincoln Park near Fullerton Beach.

6. On Wichita on July 27: Wichita shooting, victim and suspect identified.

7. In Pembroke Park, Florida on July 27: 2 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting at Pembroke.Parkauto shop.

8. In Memphis on July 24: Three people shot in Highland Heights.

9. In Baltimore on July 20: three injured in dice game shooting in Southwest Baltimore.

10. In South Bend, Indiana on July 21: Police identify man killed on Niles Avenue.

11. In Kansas City, Missouri on July 20: Police are investigating a triple shooting.

12. In San Antonio on July 16: 4 wounded in shooting.

13. In Fort Worth on July 17: 3 people shot on Berry Street in east Fort Worth.

14. In Racine, Wisconsin on July 28: Triple shooting overnight in Racine.

15. In Modesto, California on July 24: Triple shooting at Modesto Park leaves one dead.

16. In St. Louis on July 23: Police investigating triple shooting in North City.

17. In Chicago on July 28: Four shot in North Lawndale.

18. In Jersey City on July 20: Three people shot, one killed.

19. In St. Louis on July 26: Triple shooting leaves one in critical condition.

20. In Detroit on July 24: Persons of interest sought in Detroit triple shooting.

21. In Washington, D.C. on July 28: Early morning triple shooting in Shaw.

22. In Kansas City, Kansas on July 21: Neighbors found teen mortally wounded in triple shooting.

23. In Tulsa on July 18: Police identify 2 killed in shooting outside fitness center.

24. In Flint, Michigan on July 21: One woman dead, two hurt.

25. In Baltimore on July 21: Nine shot overnight in separate Baltimore shootings (one quadruple shooting).

26. In Essex, Maryland on July 28: Two men dead in triple shooting.

29. In Paterson, New Jersey on July 28: Three men shot on Saturday night.

30. In Washington D.C. on July 28: 4 shot near Howard Theatre.

31. In Chicago on July 18: Woman killed three others hurt on Garfield Park porch.

32. In North Charleston on July 22: Three people dead, one injured after shootings.

33. In Birmingham, Alabama on July 28: Three people shot near Ensley club.

34. In Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 25: 3rd suspect arrested in deadly Douglas Heights apartment shooting.


No political leverage can be gained with this, so politicians don't care and choose not to get their hands dirty.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:38 PM
 
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Default No political leverage can be gained with this, so politicians don't care and choose not to get their hands dirty.

truth.

anyone who actually watches the news would know that the premise in the OP is correct. it's just not very click-worthy, apparently.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That’s racist according to Liberals.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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And the vast majority of those shootings take place in the ghettos. Not in schools, not in theatres, not in office buildings. They happen in places where gangs are prevalent. Mass shootings refer to shootings of multiple people getting shot in places where you don't expect them to get shot. Stuff like Columbine, the Aurora theatre shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary. Those kind of shootings feature one or two people whose goal is to shoot as many people as they can all at one. These shootings by Black males are not "shoot as many as you can". It's "shoot whatever rival gang members are there" or multiple people getting shot because the shooters are horrible marksmen.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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My grandkids do not frequent the places where gang fights occur. The do go to church, school and the movies.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:51 PM
 
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And the vast majority of those shootings take place in the ghettos. Not in schools, not in theatres, not in office buildings. They happen in places where gangs are prevalent. Mass shootings refer to shootings of multiple people getting shot in places where you don't expect them to get shot. Stuff like Columbine, the Aurora theatre shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary. Those kind of shootings feature one or two people whose goal is to shoot as many people as they can all at one. These shootings by Black males are not "shoot as many as you can". It's "shoot whatever rival gang members are there" or multiple people getting shot because the shooters are horrible marksmen.
where did this definition [underlined] come from? i've never heard that before.

why is that an important metric?
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Okay, the whites are off the hook. Carry on in Pleasantville.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:54 PM
 
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There sure have been a lot of shooting deaths in Chicago lately. What was last weekend totals? God must really love them there, as they are keeping heaven stock full of fresh souls.
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:59 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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My grandkids do not frequent the places where gang fights occur. The do go to church, school and the movies.
Do your grandkids occasionally attend funerals, neighborhood parties, or maybe just hang out on their front porch? Or, as you mentioned, maybe a night out at the movies? Yeah, shootings happen in all those places too, and not just the "big publicity" mass shooting kind. Gang shootings, random shootings, etc. So rather than trying to give different instances of mass violence different labels depending on race and/or fatalities, how about we just focus on the fact that these types of crimes can happen anywhere, and be perpetrated by anyone, regardless of their racial background. That'd be nice.

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/lo...202055284.html

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...804-story.html
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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Black on Black violence is just not sensational enough for the news or politicians. There is also no quick talking points to push on how to fix the issue. As such shootings often occur where gun laws are already very strict and yet guns are readily available. It's easy to yell about greater gun control and tougher background checks and laws. Its far more difficult to talk about, identify and come up with a fix for inner city violence. For way to many politicians and News Media the whole Black Lives Matter thing only applies if a black person is shot by a cop or a white person. Which tells you a whole lot how much they really care about solutions. Perhaps if it was only the gang bangers getting killed I might agree but often innocents are caught in the crossfire.
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