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Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites
Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013

Posted on 01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST by Altura Ct.

Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington state’s court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study.

Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties aren’t keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger.

Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth, who are 80 percent more likely to be referred. Overall, minority youth are 22 percent more likely to be referred.

To determine the ratio, researchers calculated the number of minority youth in a particular aspect of juvenile law and the overall population of each county.

In arrests, minority youth were nearly 85 percent more likely to be arrested than white youth statewide, the study found. But researchers said that number is likely much higher because counties count Latinos as white in their record keeping. Latino is an ethnicity, not a race.

Sarah Veele, one of the researchers from the Washington State Center for Court Research, said there isn’t a federal or state requirement for local agencies to track ethnicity in their juvenile-arrest data, so Latinos are put in the “white” category.

Researchers looked at eight categories, ranging from arrests to diversion-program enrollments.

Still, about 40 percent of all cases were missing data on whether the youth was Latino and 5 percent of cases had no indicator of race or ethnicity.

“Increasing the quality of data collected by courts is key to fully understanding how and where racial and ethnic inequality arises,” Chief Justice Barbara Madsen said.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blackmales; juveniles; latinos
We must arrest more whites!
1 posted on 01/21/2013 1:03:34 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Shocking! I had no idea./s


2 posted on 01/21/2013 1:07:03 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: Altura Ct.

Article title wins understatement of the year award.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 1:07:54 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Altura Ct.

Article title wins understatement of the year award.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 1:08:26 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Altura Ct.
We must arrest more whites!

Don't worry Obama and Biden will be taking care of that soon.

5 posted on 01/21/2013 1:08:40 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Altura Ct.

here’s a radical thought... stop committing crimes.


6 posted on 01/21/2013 1:09:10 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites”
Should read:
Study: Minority youth commit more crimes than Whites.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 1:10:29 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The chief justice uses the term “inequality.” as if the progressive state of Washington is racist for arresting more minorities. Noone decides to ask the question of why more single parent kids wind up getting arrested. That wouldn’t fit patti Murphy’s worldview or other self hating white liberals.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 1:11:29 PM PST by Tulane
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To: Altura Ct.

I freely admit I did not click on the link to read the full article. But the excerpt was quite a few paragraphs, and seems to fail to answer a salient question: Did these people commit any crimes to warrant an arrest? Oh, right, we’re not supposed to think about that. We’re just supposed to focus on skin color.

Happy MLK Day!


9 posted on 01/21/2013 1:13:34 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Altura Ct.
Yes, it's true. Black "youths" are disproportionally violent lawbreakers, more than any other group, so they get arrested more often.

And of course the Seattle Times is puzzled by this, and wants to blame it on something else. Liberals don't just wear blinders, they are attached to their heads.

10 posted on 01/21/2013 1:14:03 PM PST by Kenton (Finally, a charity worth supporting - Wounded Warrior Project! Donate today.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Rather than realize that it is a breakdown of the minority culture due to the welfare state they will continue to demonize whites and cite “white privlidge”.


11 posted on 01/21/2013 1:15:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Altura Ct.
Still, about 40 percent of all cases were missing data on whether the youth was Latino and 5 percent of cases had no indicator of race or ethnicity.
They do the same thing that the FBI does with crime stats. They combine hispanics and white as offenders thus skewing the actual stats per race/ethnicity. The numbers would look even worse if the stats for each group were properly represented. Sad commentary about the state of things all the same.
12 posted on 01/21/2013 1:16:29 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Altura Ct.

Have a liberal friend who insists “minorities” don’t actually commit more crimes than whites, they’re just arrested more often.

I pointed out that the FBI ethic crime statistics aren’t of arrests, they are of perpetrators as reported by the victims. And that most of the crimes reported as being committed by blacks are reported by black victims.

So the high crime rates of blacks are primarily the result of black victims either saying it was a black guy when it was really a white guy, or black victims making up crimes entirely.

To which his response was that the FBI statistics were cooked to incriminate blacks.


13 posted on 01/21/2013 1:17:30 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Altura Ct.

When 3% produce40-50% of the crime , they will get arrested more often


14 posted on 01/21/2013 1:23:27 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: sten

Favorite line from Liar Liar:

Greta: He knocked over another ATM. This time at knife point. He needs your legal advice.
Fletcher: [picking up phone and shouting] Stop breaking the law, a—hole!


15 posted on 01/21/2013 1:28:58 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sherman Logan

Amazing the extent to which the insane will concoct “escape mechanisms” in order to avoid having their ideology debunked.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 1:30:48 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.

Damn.

They could have given me half the cost of the study and I would have given the result in half the time.

No wonder our country is going broke.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 1:47:27 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Kenton
Yes, it's true. Black "youths" are disproportionally violent lawbreakers, more than any other group, so they get arrested more often. And of course the Seattle Times is puzzled by this, and wants to blame it on something else. Liberals don't just wear blinders, they are attached to their heads.

Here's an idea - reporters from the Seattle paper can request the privilege of riding with some police officers for a week. Then they can write up their observations. For the experiment they need to dress as police assistants - NOT as 'we're so gullible we believe any story if you're a minority' MSM idiot...

I suspect even the most dim witted, thoroughly indoctrinated liberal member of the press will be able to figure it out after a week...

18 posted on 01/21/2013 1:58:02 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door- daughter and wife screaming for help - Dems took YOUR gun....)
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To: Fireone
Minority youth commit more crimes than Whites.

To be fair, it should be pointed out that the kids of elite parents (with connections) are a lot more likely to get off with a warning or have charges dropped. Since more elite parents are white, this skews the stats somewhat.

But the big difference is the crime rate.

19 posted on 01/21/2013 1:58:17 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Really, there are not enough “elite” whites to skew the stats that much, especially considering the percentage of the population made up by the demographics in question.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 2:03:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Oh, I agree.


21 posted on 01/21/2013 2:05:22 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Altura Ct.

As former LEO I can tell you it’s not because they are putting more focus on minority communities. When you answer a call you you are just given a summary that’s input by the dispatcher that appears on your computer screen and the address is listed. You just drive to it and respond to the call. There is no particular race targeted. You just simply get a lot more calls to HUD housing and minority areas because they do commit more crimes. The truth is the truth. Talk to black and Hipanic officers; they’ll tell you the same thing. White trash areas have their moments too but not to the depth of HUD assisted living areas.


22 posted on 01/21/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: sten
here’s a radical thought... stop committing crimes.

Gosh, if we only had a deterrent like midnight basketball or something....

23 posted on 01/21/2013 2:14:14 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: llevrok

Keep the ferals in jail longer...that will deter their criminal behavior against normal people.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 2:16:53 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Altura Ct.
Still, about 40 percent of all cases were missing data on whether the youth was Latino and 5 percent of cases had no indicator of race or ethnicity.

I always wonder if missing Hispanic data is really a cover up for illegal aliens. Too much paperwork and interagency bureaucracy is involved when the arrested is an Hispanic illegal alien.

-PJ

25 posted on 01/21/2013 2:26:48 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Statement:"... Minority youth more often in state courts than whites"

Response: No kidding.

26 posted on 01/21/2013 2:34:45 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Altura Ct.
We must arrest more whites!

Certain federally supported school policies would effectively do this at the educational level by reducing racial disparity in disciplinary outcomes.

27 posted on 01/21/2013 2:37:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: GOPJ

WA State Supreme Court Justice Sanders lost reelection to the court (4 or 6 years ago) after making the remark “(paraphrasing- The reason more minorities are in jail is because they commit the more crimes.)” He lost again to a real liberal this last November’s election. Seattle liberals will never learn!


28 posted on 01/21/2013 2:42:41 PM PST by CW3-MI-R
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To: hal ogen
We're gonna need bigger jails. ("We're gonna need a bigger boat".)
29 posted on 01/21/2013 2:49:58 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: Altura Ct.

There’s a reason for it and it ain’t racism. It’s because they actually commit more crimes and cause more trouble. For any number of reasons. No dad. No dad and no mom. Bad role models. Anger at parents they project onto others. Don’t care about school or their future. Realize they’ve blown their education and being a criminal is their solution. Want to be cool gangsta rappers. Want to be in gangs. Enjoy hurting people. Don’t fear punishment.


30 posted on 01/21/2013 3:02:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Articles like this never note the disproportionately high unemployment rate for young black males which some social scientists would conclude results in a disproportionately high crime rate. Concluding racism better serves the media agenda.


31 posted on 01/21/2013 3:04:58 PM PST by Spok
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To: Altura Ct.

>understanding how and where racial and ethnic inequality arises

It arises in their criminal minds. These minority thugs see a system ripe for gaming and they pounce upon it. They are the new lazy and want their special treatment. Our enlightened legal system will now give them all the freebies they desire including their get out of jail free cards.

America is dying internally and its spoils are the minorities riches.


32 posted on 01/21/2013 3:21:24 PM PST by soycd
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To: Altura Ct.

Perhaps if they had the same crime rates as white kids the numbers would even out.


33 posted on 01/21/2013 4:49:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Altura Ct.

Who’d a thunk it.


34 posted on 01/21/2013 4:51:48 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Altura Ct.

It was one degree of danger when the diversity race haters represented a small minority in this country. It’s another thing when they represent a big enough population that whites can’t vote themselves social, political and legal protection from the frothing racists.

Whites are going to have to became a tribe and work with Hispanics against the ghetto minded to survive in places where they are not the majority in this country. If they fail to do that, they are going to be seriously abused by the racists as time marches on.


35 posted on 01/21/2013 7:16:27 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Altura Ct.

We need a quota on whites! Sheesh!


36 posted on 01/21/2013 8:58:30 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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