Yes, they could.
|There's a reason the prisons of Missouri are full of blacks. It's not white supremacy, it's the supremacy of DNA in a world where white privilege excuses every measure of black dysfunction|
It's safe to say Missouri only has a homicide problem because of its black population. [Homicides in Missouri Cities Surpass Mass Shootings, KOMU.com, 5-7-2013]:
The deaths of 20 elementary school students and six teachers in Newtown, Conn. On December 14, 2012 sparked an outpouring of grief and calls for stricter gun laws.
Yet even as the nation mourned the Newtown tragedy, the killing continued across the nation and in the state of Missouri. Missouri State Highway Patrol statistics show 32 people have been murdered in St. Louis since January 1, nearly matching the death toll in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
Another 20 people have died on Kansas City's streets. The patrol's numbers show a total of 125 people were killed in St. Louis last year, more than were killed at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Ft. Hood, Northern Illinois University and Columbine combined.
The statistics show homicide disproportionately affects blacks, and black men in particular, in Missouri. During 2012, 115 of the 125 homicide victims in St. Louis were black, and 101 of them were black men.
Across the state in Kansas City, 81 of that city's 106 homicide victims last year were black, 68 of them black men. The homicide problem is far less common in mid-Missouri, but the same patterns present themselves.
At least three people were murdered in Columbia last year and two more in Jefferson City, tying the total number of people who have died in school shootings in Missouri.
And just like in St. Louis and Kansas City, the overwhelming majority of both victims and perpetrators of homicide in mid-Missouri are black men. That demographic group accounted for 11 of the 13 homicide victims in Columbia and Jefferson City between 2010 and 2012. FBI statistics quoted in a Violence Policy Center report released in January show the homicide rate among Missouri's blacks was the highest in the nation in 2010, the most recent year for which data are available.
That year, blacks experienced 33 homicides per 100,000 population in Missouri. The national rate was about 16 per 100,000.
University of Missouri-St. Louis criminology professor Richard Rosenfeld said several factors affect Missouri's black homicide rate.
He said Missouri has two large, heavily black cities with relatively high poverty rates, adding poverty creates conditions that encourage firearm violence. "St. Louis has all the makings of a place that ought to have elevated levels of crime," Rosenfeld said.
"A racially diverse population, the African-American population considerably more disadvantaged than the white population, high levels of unemployment in the African-American community, a school system that is fragile."
Highway Patrol statistics don't reveal any particular pattern in motivations for homicide. Of the 125 homicides in St. Louis last year, 76 are listed as "cause undetermined." The same goes for 80 of Kansas City's 106 murders.
Four of the 15 homicides in Columbia and Jefferson City between 2010 and 2012 meet the same description. For the 11 murders for which a motive was established, no more than two fit any one particular motive, such as a robbery or drug-related killing.Remember, the state of Missouri is 80.4 percent white and 11 percent black.
Black areas in Missouri have relatively high concentrations of poverty because they have relatively high levels of black population. In essence, the greater the black percentage of a city's population, the greater the chance of it being a high poverty area; the greater the white percentage of a city's population, the less the chance it being a center for any poverty (until Section 8 Vouchers are handed out to blacks to import poverty into an area it previously did not exist).
In St. Louis over the weekend of October 24-26, two black toddlers were shot; in Kansas City, a 10-year-old black female was gunned down.
|Mr. Vonderritt Myers, right, is the poster child for your average black male in Missouri.|
Not by the Klan; not by the Tea party; not by the Republican Party; not by the Ferguson Police Department or anyone who dares to "Stand with Darren Wilson"; but in all cases, by an unidentified black person (as in almost all fatal or nonfatal shootings in the entire state of Missouri). [Grief and calls for justice as second young drive-by shooting victim is identified, KansasCity.com, 10-27-14]
Only one month before the Gentle Giant himself, Michael Brown, lost his life in Ferguson, a rally against a form of violence the media is all too familiar with and chooses to ignore was held: a rally in St. Louis against black violence. [Family rallies for peace after violent weekend, Fox2Now.com, 7-6-2014]:
“You all took away a father, a boyfriend, a brother, a son and a provider and a protector to me and a lot of people,” said Tynishia Bibbs, Crumps girlfriend.
“It’s taken us too long to begin to deal with the issue at the root which is in our families and in our neighborhood,” said Better Family Life director James Clark.
His organization targets at-risk neighborhoods with door to door assistance.
“And if we believe that this gets better without direct resource delivery into our neighborhoods, we are sadly mistaken,” said Clark.
A tearful mourner at Sunday’s rally agreed.
“Our community is so angry. I know we need resources but we can’t resort to violence,” said Locha Brooks.
“Let’s put our guns down St. Louis,” said Bibbs. “Let’s just stop this because no one deserved this.”
Could the most violent blacks in all of America reside in Missouri?
Yes, they could.
Could it be St. Louis is the hotbed for the most violent blacks in not just Missouri, but all of America.
Yes, it could be. [Study: More Blacks in St. Louis Killed by Other Blacks Compared to White Officers, CBS St. Louis, 10-15-14]
The shooting death of Michael Brown has unleashed a torrent of pent-up hostility against local police.
But a University of Missouri – St. Louis researcher says emotions aside, the number of black youth who have been fatally shot by white police officers has been fairly low in recent years.
Criminology professor David Klinger told KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that he conducted a thorough, decade-long study that showed there were 1,265 murders over that time, with 90 percent of the victims being black. And 90 percent of those black victims were killed by other blacks.
“While I understand the people are concerned about the use of deadly force by the police, by far – about 50 to 1 – more blacks in St. Louis are killed by other blacks as compared to white police officers,” Klinger says.
Over that same period, Klinger says 31 blacks were killed by police officers – 21 by white police officers.
“The sad fact is, we had well over a thousand black-on-black homicides in the city of St. Louis during that same decade,” he says.Remember: St. Louis is 49 percent black and 43 percent white. No, the sad fact is wherever high concentrations of black people congregate in Missouri, such real estate becomes uninhabitable.
The most violent blacks in all of America call the state of Missouri home. This fact is the reason why high rates of segregation exist in St. Louis and Kansas City, so that the violence in the black community is kept from harming either white people or their commercial or private property value.