Skip to comments.California Cops Are Allegedly Arresting A Staggering Number Of Black Kids
Posted on 08/30/2013 7:48:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
African-American youth in Oakland, Calif. are arrested but then not charged at vastly disproportionate rates compared to others, which raises troubling questions about police interactions with some of the citys most vulnerable young people, according to a report released this week by civil rights advocates.
During a five-year period between 2008 and 2012, black children represented 29% of Oaklands school-age population but 78% of the more than 13,680 juveniles arrested mostly by city police and referred to the Alameda County Probation Department, according to the study, From Report Card to Criminal Record.
Shockingly, the report also says, more than half of those arrests did not lead to charges or further involvement by probation officials. Black kids represented 78% of the youths whose arrests were not sustained in the end, according to an analysis of information obtained by the reports authors.
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Where are the fathers of these feral youth, preventing them from running the streets in pursuit of crime?
Quick. Get Andy (the stupid one: Jesse) and the Kingfish (Sharpie. He’s stupid too.) out there right away. Get them folk agitated.
The welfare rules make it very undesirable economically for the fathers to be in the households of their children
There are a lot of “Trayvon” wannabes out there running around these days.
**California Cops Are Allegedly Arresting A Staggering Number Of Black Kids**
Let me fix that: A Staggering Number Of Black Kids Are Out Breaking Laws.
If they are being arrested, the must be doing some pretty serious stuff.
RE: If they are being arrested, the must be doing some pretty serious stuff.
If these are serious stuff, why are they not charged?
I am sure that this has nothing to so with the fact that young black males commit crimes hugely out of proportion with their numbers. /s
Sure, stop harassing the young thugs — and make the lives of the law-abiding blacks in the hood even more miserable.
Trying out the catch-and-release approach, apparently. Sort of like taking one anti-biotic in hopes of scaring the infection away.
How long before they start arresting record numbers of white kids for no other reason than to make it fair and equal.
Skate boarding on the sidewalk should do the trick.
Only in America can a journalist get away with calling criminal black youths "vulnerable."
They're about as vulnerable as a bull elephant.
Not a surprise to anyone who has spent any time in East LA or Oakland.
Demographically, Black Males from 15-40 commit over 50% of all serious and violent crimes despite the fact that they make up only 3% of the population.
Since young Black males commit crime a disproportionally large fraction of the total crime, they of course will be disproportionally represented in the arrest and incarceration statistics.
Paperwork is often the biggest reason why a cop will not follow through on charges of minor stuff. It’s often enough to detain and call the parents.
I suppose we're suppose to go "GASP - Those nasty racist cops!" Change the words to mean exactly the same thing and we get:
"California Black Kids Commit Staggering Number of Crimes."
“Where are the fathers of these feral youth, preventing them from running the streets in pursuit of crime?”
Fathers, what fathers? Most of the “mothers” probably can’t tell you which of her “sperm donors” was actually the child’s “father.”
Yeah, I remeber back in the 1990's when limbaugh spouted off about the problem wasn't too many black drug abusers locked up, it's that there weren't enough white drug abusers in jail and that the system needed to go after them. Boy did that one come around and bite him in the ass a few years later.
Don't want to get picked up by the cops, don't be loitering on the streets where crimes are being reported.
So . . . liberals, having emasculated the inner city black family through AFDC and waivers to the Gingrich/Clinton welfare reform, now are shocked to discover that police are seeking to control youths raised in those families. What do these folks have against the inner city black community? If they do to the police what they have done to families, who will protect that community from their own kids?
“Staggering”, “vastly”, “shockingly” ... Susie, baby—let’s cut to the chase:
Oakland is a human zoo. Who cares? As long as they stay there ......
29% of the children are black; they make up 78% of the arrests. That’s a roughly 2.5 to 1 ratio. It’s less than the overall ratio of black crime to non-black crime statistics, so I don’t see the problem. Statistically, it might even look like they are going easy on the black kids.
You know... If the headline is a lie. False and misleading, then why should I believe anything else the article has to say.
Or better yet.... I SUPPORT AND APPROVE California Cops (really Oakland cops) arresting a staggering mumber of black kids.
Stagger me you cops. Stagger away.
Thugs used to fear being ostracized. Now they might get the President of the United States of America to say on national television that they are the son he never had. Where else are you going to get that kind of respect? Not by being a decent citizen, at least not from this president. Might as well take up thuggin ‘ and the life of crime.
“Don’t want to get picked up by the cops, don’t be loitering on the streets where crimes are being reported. “
And most importantly, DON’T BE COMMITTING THE CRIMES.
The higher ups don't prosecute. Here's why. If they prosecuted all the little Trayvons that deserved it the court system would be inundated and overwhelmed. If they convicted and sentenced as they should be the prisons would burst at the seams. All of this would cost a fortune but more importantly it would be outrageously and obviously RACIST!
It should inform that community and the parents of an impending problem.
Junk science here.
They say that many of the arrested blacks aren’t charged, but don’t even allege that the non-charge rate is any different for the non-black control group.
Running the streets in pursuit of crime.
Is the article supposed to make us think the cops are arresting kids because they hate them? Because they’re racist? That’s the standard liberal dogma.
With today’s PC climate, it’s more likely the other way around - they don’t arrest kids, after determining their race.
Did they have probable cause to arrest these adolescents? If they did, then who they arrested doesn’t matter.
Isn’t Oakland, CA made up of predominately blacks?
big difference between addiction to pain killers and using weed, heroin,cocaine,pcp,meth...
Before ANY of you here make a comment on this, Google Susan Ferris and the Center for Public Integrity and see where she is coming from.
Dead or in Prison by and large! Yes it is that bad!
The cops shouldn’t be arresting these animals - - they should be air-dropping guns and ammo to them.
So have I. Since he doesn't say he was ticketed, he was probably just given a warning. Most of the time, when a cop stops somebody for something like this, he doesn't know the race of the offender until he approaches the car.
and being held for 45 minutes in a squad car because he was told he matched a robbery suspects description.
I once spent 10 minutes handcuffed and face down on the floor of a CO 7-11 because I matched the description of an escaped convict who had killed four people in three days, two of them cops. And I felt extremely lucky I didn't get my head blown off when the cops came in. Had I made what they perceived as a wrong move I might very well have.
No, there isn’t. Just a lot of hypocrisy required to make those excuses for him.
IOW, kids who do something that gets them arrested are also more likely to drop out of school. What a shock.
The research is supposed to make us think that the child being arrested causes the dropping out, rather than being another consequence of the attitudes and behavior that gets him in trouble with the law.
Neither does mine, but then I don't live in Oakland. There are a LOT of criminals in Oakland, where the racist Black Panther organization was founded.