The liberal, race-baiting, tax-exempt W. Haywood Burns Institute (named for a socialist lawyer) reported the obvious: Black people are involved disproportionately in crime. The Burns report said black people are 7.1 times as likely to be arrested -- and 10.3 times as likely to be convicted.
This does not mean police are arresting without cause. Quite the opposite. The numbers of arrests and convictions show a black person arrested is 30% more likely to be guilty of a crime than a person who is not black.
The institute wants to perpetuate the myth that all races are the same when it comes to crime, even though black people continue to suffer a plague of black-on-black crime.
The report finds that, in comparison to whites, blacks are 7.1 times more likely to be arrested, 11 times more likely to be booked into County Jail, and 10.3 times more likely to be convicted of a crime in San Francisco.
The disparity gap between whites and blacks arrested between 1994 and 2013 has decreased by 23 percent in California. However, that number is up 53 percent in San Francisco.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said that African-Americans make up 6 percent of the city’s population, but 50 percent of its homicide victims. They also represent 40 percent of those arrested and 44 percent of those booked into County Jail, according to the report.
But Suhr also noted that 40 percent of property-crime victims describe an African-American suspect, about the same percentage that is arrested.Black-on-black crime serves the liberal power structure by instilling fear among black voters. By misdirecting the focus to police activity and not the criminals, liberals enable black-on-black crime
When 6% of a population commits 40% of the crime in a city, members of that community should be ashamed -- not belligerent. That the same 6% is also victim of that 40% of the crime is a double tragedy.