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Saturday, January 14, 2017

High crime rate is acceptable to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Democratic Congressman John Lewis who locked arms in brotherhood Republican Senator Jeff Session at the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma stabbed Sessions in the back this week.

I was going to let it slide until his hometown newspaper defended him, and Atlanta's high crime rate -- all because the newspaper suffers Trump-phobia.

President Trump tweeted today: "Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!"

That is perfectly acceptable to the newspaper, which in response defended Atlanta's high crime rate.

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
An Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of that data found Atlanta’s violent crime rate -- one crime per 1,120 residents -- landed Atlanta at No. 14 nationally among cities with populations of more than 200,000. However, the analysis also found that not all major American cities had data in the report -- for instance, Charlotte, N.C., often cited as one of Atlanta’s closest rivals, was not included, nor were New York City or Cleveland, Ohio.
One crime per 1,120 residents? Who calculates crime rates that way? Crime rates are calculated per 100,000 people.

The latest numbers I have are from the FBI in 2014.

Atlanta's violent crime rate is 1,227.4 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants per year.

The national average was 365.5 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants per year.

Atlanta's crime rate is triple the national average.

Yep, it is crime infested. And so are many other inner cities.

The newspaper is liberal infested.


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  1. John Lewis' brave actions 50 years ago do not insulate him from criticism and ridicule today. He has been a hack partisan for a long time.

    Same goes for McCain - he is not untouchable.

    1. You got it.

      Benedict Arnold's heroism at Quebec, Ticonderoga, and Saratoga didn't make him any less a traitor.

  2. 1,227 violent crimes per hundred thousand population is 13.7 crimes per 1,120 population, not 1 crime per 1,120 people. Math is hard. But more than an order of magnitude error? Where are the fact checkers?

    1. Upon reflection, I think they confused their terminology there. The boy reporter worked for the Fed as a researcher! Oh my

    2. The numbers are correct if you use the metro population of 5,710,795; but not if you use the city population of 463,878. Atlanta crime stats are based on crime with in the city only.

    3. @Anon: Not according to the FBI table that Don used. The violent crime rate listed for the Atlanta metropolitan area (5.6 M population) appears to be 398 crimes per hundred thousand population, which is 4.5 crimes per 1,120 people, not 1 per 1,120.

  3. Why are cities run by Democrats so crime-ridden?

  4. I think the final word on John Lewis comes from Kurt Schlichter's tweet (H/T Instapundit):

    So, because ~50 years ago some Democrats beat up John Lewis means we have to ignore how he lies about Republicans today?

  5. If they don't like Republicans, why are they commemorating the March to the Sea with a semi-annual Burning of Atlanta?

  6. Ever seen those "energy drink" commercials?

    The ones that say something like: "Huge Energy Hit! Zero Sugar!"

    Yeah, like a mega-dose of caffeine is soooo harmless compared to a few grains of that death sentence, sugar.

    That there's a metaphor for everything that's wrong with progressives. An inability to prioritize in a meaningful way.

  7. John Lewis: when race is your trade you have to shuck and jive at every opportunity, and he never disappoints. Somebody called the modern "civil rights" warriors "snivel rights" warriors. Perfect.

  8. I think we can thank the shitlords for giving us more freedom on this issue. The DR3 thing was never going to work out. Schlister's comment can stand on firmer ground because the Overton window has been shifted, not because DR3 worked.

  9. "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye." Sounds like good advice for Congressman Lewis. - Elric

  10. Lewisa got beat by the cops back in the day, and has made a living as a race hustler ever since. The only people dumber are those who keep voting for the clown.


  12. I really appreciate Don Surber's writing. Spot on as always!

  13. Wasn't Lewis the perpetrator of the lie that the Tea Party engaged in racist speech against him right after Obamacare passed??