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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stop the insanity — submit to it!

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“THERE was a predictable chorus of criticism from civil rights groups last month when the New York Police Department released its data on stop-and-frisk interactions for 2009. The department made 575,000 pedestrian stops last year. Fifty-five percent involved blacks, even though blacks are only 23 percent of the city’s population. Whites, by contrast, were involved in 10 percent of all stops, though they make up 35 percent of the city’s population. […] Allegations of racial bias, however, ignore the most important factor governing the Police Department’s operations: crime. Trends in criminal acts, not census data, drive everything that the department does, thanks to the statistics-based managerial revolution known as CompStat. Given the patterns of crime in New York, it is inevitable that stop rates will not mirror the city’s ethnic and racial breakdown. […] Such stops happen more frequently in minority neighborhoods because that is where the vast majority of violent crime occurs — and thus where police presence is most intense. Based on reports filed by victims, blacks committed 66 percent of all violent crime in New York in 2009, including 80 percent of shootings and 71 percent of robberies. Blacks and Hispanics together accounted for 98 percent of reported gun assaults. And the vast majority of the victims of violent crime were also members of minority groups.”
— By HEATHER Mac DONALD, June 25, 2010 (NYT)
It is pointless to reason with liberals. They don't do reason. They only do political correctness, and they will be the arbiters of correctness, thank you very much.

OK, then. The only way to deal with such a mentality is to acquiesce, selectively. Alternatively, ignore them, if acquiescence would be too detrimental to the general population. Such a strategy is akin to dealing with children or immature young adults who haven't figured out how reality works.

For instance, the liberals scream "Racism!" because the police interdict minorities at a frequency that exceeds disproportionately their corresponding fraction of the general population? Fine. Cut back the frequency of dispatches to minority neighborhoods such that they do not exceed the frequency demanded by strict and politically correct demographic proportions. Then wait for the liberals to come screaming for more police protection where it is actually needed. At which point, calmly explain that it wouldn't be politically correct to do so ...

F*ck 'em if they can't take a joke.

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