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The Trayvon Martin Killing and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime
The Daily Beast ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jamelle Bouie

Posted on 07/15/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Last week, in Chicago, 16-year-old Darryl Green was found dead in the yard of an abandoned home. He was killed, relatives reported, because he refused to join a gang. Unlike most tragedies, however—which remain local news—this one caught the attention of conservative activist Ben Shapiro, an editor for Breitbart News. Using the hashtag “#justicefordarryl,” Shaprio tweeted and publicized the details of Green’s murder. But this wasn’t a call for help and assistance for Green’s family, rather, it was his response to wide outrage over Saturday’s decision in the case of George Zimmerman, where a Florida jury judged him “not guilty” of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Shapiro, echoing many other conservatives, is angry over the perceived politicization of the Zimmerman trial, and believes that activists have ”injected” race into the discussion, as if there’s nothing racial already within the criminal-justice system. Indeed, he echoes many conservatives when he complains that media attention had everything to do with Zimmerman’s race. If he were black, the argument goes, no one would care. And so, Shapiro found the sad story of Darryl Green, and promoted it as an example of the “black-on-black” crime that, he believes, goes ignored. Or, as he tweets, “49% of murder victims are black men. 93% of those are killed by other blacks. Media don’t care. Obama doesn’t care. #JusticeForDarryl.”

The idea that “black-on-black” crime is the real story in Martin’s killing isn’t a novel one. In addition to Shapiro, you’ll hear the argument from conservative African-American activists like Crystal White, as well as people outside the media, like Zimmerman defense attorney Mark O’Mara, who said that his client “never would have been charged with a crime” if he were black.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: benshapiro; blackkk; blackonblackcrime; breitbart; chicago; dailybeast; darrylgreen; florida; georgezimmerman; illinois; jamellebouie; newsweak; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; trayvonmartin
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1 posted on 07/15/2013 12:31:09 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Nice steaming pile of . . . trying to make it sound like whites run around all the time killing blacks. Not even the “gangsta” rappers can make any such valid claim, nor do they try.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 12:33:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

In 513 days between Trayvon shooting and Zimmerman Verdict, 1106 Blacks Murdered by other Blacks.

http://www.ijreview.com/2013/07/65527-in-513-days-between-trayvon-shooting-and-zimmerman-verdict-11106-blacks-murdered-by-other-blacks/


4 posted on 07/15/2013 12:34:11 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Forgot the author’s portrait.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

If it’s not black-on-black in Chicago then what is it?


6 posted on 07/15/2013 12:34:35 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Janelle must not have ever watched The First 48.


7 posted on 07/15/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Nor are African-Americans especially criminal...

I guess the author has a different definition of "especially" than most. To most people, the observation that about 12% of the population is responsible for around half of the violent felonies committed in America would qualify as "especially."

8 posted on 07/15/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
...Martin’s cause had less to do with the identity of the shooter and everything to do with the appalling disinterest of the local police department.)

The author is a liar. Just another propagandist. The Sanford PD submitted their report to the DA and the DA found no cause to indict.

9 posted on 07/15/2013 12:35:44 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Wow. this idiot completely ignores that the RATES for black-on-black crime are 8X higher than white-on-white crime. Yes the vast majority of crime is intraracial. But the rates are hugely disproportionate given the percentage of population.

Does it make ANY sense that there are more black males killed than white males given the population disparity? It's not "proximity" as the author says. It's cultural.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: F15Eagle

Young black males are 1% of the population and responsible for 27% of homicides.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 12:37:27 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Olog-hai

And this moron gets published : )


12 posted on 07/15/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

(yawn) Yet more libtard drivel, of course.

But then again, what ELSE do they write?


13 posted on 07/15/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by MarineDad (Wherever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits greatly!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“The mind is a terrible thing to waste”


14 posted on 07/15/2013 12:38:33 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Along with the plethora of others like him.

He should probably walk Chicago’s streets and see if black-on-black crime is really a “myth”. Hope he can escape to tell about it.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 12:38:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: rockrr

Yeah, but this mind just seems to be a terrible thing.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 12:38:59 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

The boy needs to learn how to wear glasses.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: F15Eagle
Darryl Green, an aspiring decent kid, is murdered for refusing to join a gang. Trayvon Martin, an aspiring thug, is shot in self-defense for sucker-punching, breaking the nose and pounding a man's head into the pavement.

Both are about the same age and exactly the same race.

Guess which one gets all the attention from the racial grievance industry.

18 posted on 07/15/2013 12:39:36 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The author is trying to make some weird point that when blacks kill other blacks it is not really black-on-black crime because . . . because why?


19 posted on 07/15/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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20 posted on 07/15/2013 12:40:53 PM PDT by Borges
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