Saturday, April 6, 2013
One Of Those Depressing Reminders Of Where The Problem Is
Gun Watch has a screenshot of a New York Times article about murder in New York City, 2003-2011, and it is a reminder that if you think Law & Order gives an accurate portrayal of the nature of murder there, you are in serious trouble. Of the 4161 murders in that period, the murderers are 61% black, 29% Hispanic, 7% white, and 3% Asian. If you want to do something about murder, you need to examine why the problem is so heavily concentrated in those two groups, and solve that problem. It isn't like white people in New York City have less access to guns than blacks or Hispanics.