Skip to comments.Reuters Report Erroneously Claims That 'Most' Prisoners in the U.S. Are Black
Posted on 07/06/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by chessplayer
On Tuesday, Tom Brown at Reuters (HT CounterContempt.com aka "Republican Party Animals") wrote about the case of Quartavious Davis, a 20 year-old sentenced to life (and then some) after being "convicted of participating in a string of armed robberies in the Miami area in 2010."
In the process, Brown, whose column title was inadvertently humorous ("Insight: Florida man sees 'cruel' face of U.S. justice"), demonstrated his lack of knowledge and failure to confirm through research by asserting that "United States ... prisons house fully one-quarter of all the prisoners in the world, most of them black." As David Stein at the linked blog noted, this statement isn't merely untrue, it's most sincerely untrue.
Most U.S. inmates are black? Brown needs to brush up on the MSM bias playbook. One needs to be careful when lying about figures that are as easy to find online as fetish porn sites. As U.S. government stats clearly show (see Table 16 at link -- Ed.), black men make up a little over 40% of the male inmate population (state and federal combined). Black women make up about 32% of the female inmate population. Combined, blacks make up about 39.4% of inmates in U.S. prisons (whites make up about 34.2%. Hispanics comprise the rest).
... Yes, black people comprise the largest plurality of inmates, but they are not in any way a majority. To say that most U.S. inmates are black is false. Patently false. And heres the kicker Brown knows this! Early on July 4th ... I wrote to Brown, pointing out the error."
Stein goes on to note that Brown responded, saying that "Ill get the story fixed shortly. Its an unfortunate editing mistake but I have no one to blame but myself."
As of 3:30 p.m. today, the story has not been fixed.
Bet he thinks most veterans are black, too, and homosexuals make up 15-20% of the population.
Whenever race is brought up... it is always a distraction to divert attention away from the real issue.
How about .... Regardless of your skin color don’t break the law
What makes this worse is that Reuters is an international news agency based in London. So this lie is going to be repeated by every media outlet on the planet.
Note: I dislike Chris Rock, but this is too right to be wrong. And too hilarious...
Wow the actual percentages still are horrible indictments of black and hispanic culture in America. With all the civil rights protections they are not in jail due to racism. They are committing hugely disproportionate amounts of crime.
Meanwhile we have to pretend these groups are holier than anyone else. How very sad.
More blacks commit violent crimes than whites.
More blacks shout racist slurs than whites
More blacks father illegitimate babies than whites
More blacks than whites partake of federal entitlements
More blacks than whites pay no income taxes
But of course, there are more whites than blacks, so in an absolute sense, not on a per capita basis, the statistics are closer.
Now that the “media” is run by the government, you really can’t believe much that they say anymore.
Another good one:
“Chris Rock-Niggas Vs. Black People Pt 1”
Just watched it again. Hilarious!
Liars lie. Leftists have made an art and power structure of lying. Political correctness is lies.
Blacks are what? 12% of the population? It's a high enough number as is without being exaggerated.
His mother should be incarcerated for giving him that name.