Thursday, December 2, 2010

Self Destruction

The Daily News ran an article today stating that 67% of murder victims in NYC are black. Are we surprised? Should we be? How much can we blame on negatively slanted propaganda? It was kind of painful to hear despite the fact that NYC is a lot safer than it used to be and there were only 476 murders this year. To know most of the victims were black I guess we can assume most of the murderers were black too and it is plain old disturbing. Most of these crimes are drug related. The article also offered these awesome tid bits:

* The deadliest day of the week: Saturday (89 murders).  
* The safest: Tuesday (58 murders). 
 * The deadliest time of day: 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. (41 murders).
*The deadliest weapon: Guns, used in 62% of all killings.  
*The deadliest precinct: Brooklyn's 75th, with 30 murders. 

Let me ask the age old question.. Who is bringing the guns into the country and into the neighborhoods anyway? I feel like I should have more to say on this but I’m not sure I do. It is what it is I guess.


  1. Its really not a matter of the guns being brought into the country. There are plenty of gun manufacturers in the US. The problem, at least for NYC, are the lax gun laws in southern states. The guns are bought in states where you can purchase one in the back of a Walmart, and that gun eventually makes it way up north.


  2. So the moral of the story is...if you're black, and you're out at 3:30a.m. on a Saturday in Cypress're asking for it. I feel like we already knew that though. Thanks, Daily News.