Zero Tolerance

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Thu Apr 27 17:34:45 PDT 2000

Wojtek wrote:

>For the most dreadful fear
>of city dwellers (most of whom are Black) is the fear of crime and violence
>- most of which is committed by black offenders. According to the
>official statistics (NCVS), over 80% of all Black victims of violent
>crimes, but less than 17% of all White victims, are victimized by Black

By violent crimes you mean murder, rape, aggravated assault, etc. Of course you can't claim that the majority of the incarcerated are violent criminals. If the police simply focused on violent crimes, while decriminalizing drugs & prostitution, the rate of incarceration would plummet dramatically.


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