|An image of two black males in St. Louis... far, far more of threat to the stability of city than lynchings have ever been (with this fact dating back to the 1910s, when St. Louis was 93 percent white)|
From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched.
Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched. That is only 27.3%. Many of the whites lynched were lynched for helping the black or being anti lynching and even for domestic crimes.
Examining overall homicide trends ignores the substantial role that race plays in levels and trends in city crime rates. Are the patterns shown for St. Louis similar for blacks and whites? To begin to address this question, in Figure 4 [below] we present homicide arrest rates for 1930-2000 disaggregated by race. Three trend lines are show, which represent total homicide arrest rates and black and white homicide arrest rates, respectively.
|St. Louis Homicide Arrest Rates by race from 1930 - 2000. Source: St. Louis Metromorphosis: Past Trends and Future Directions|
Three important observations emerge from inspection of Figure 4. First, the trend in homicde arrest rates for whites is relatively stable throughout the period, fluctuating no more than 10 per 100,000 over the last seventy years of the twentieth century. Second, consistent with findings reported in previous historical studies of homicide in the United States and New York, homicide arrest rates for blacks are generally much higher than the rates observed for white, and they remain higher though out the period. Indeed, black arrests account for over half of all arrests from 1950 on, a period of time when blacks accounted for less than one-third of the city's population. And since 1970, blacks have accounted for 80 percent of homicide arrests except for a single year.
Although the full meaning of the race-specific trends shown in Figure 4 would move us well beyond the scope of this chapter, it is noteworthy that the year in which black and white homicide arrest rates begin to diverge considerably - 1963 - is a unique year in the demographic history of St. Louis. As shown in Figure 5, 1963 is the first year in which the City's black population approaches about one-third of the total population, a proportion that has been identified as an important "tipping point" in social science research on racial segregation, and whites' expressed neighborhood residential preferences, perceived threat from blacks, and fear of crime. (p. 268-270)
...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.
Of the 567 homicides from 2008 to 2011, for which the race of the victim is available in the SLMPD annual reports, 502 are listed as black, while 64 were white. Over that period, 89% of those killed in the city were black. In a city that's very nearly 50/50 black/white, those 64 homicides would give an annual murder rate of ~10/100,000 for white residents and ~78/100,000 black residents.
This information should further illustrate the lie of #BlackLivesMatter. Remember, out of 318,000 people, St. Louis is 49.2 percent black 43.9 percent white (as of 2010 US Census).
Here's the breakdown 1999:
Here's the breakdown for 2000:
Here's the breakdown for 2002:
Here's the breakdown for 2003:
Here's the breakdown for 2004:
Heres' the breakdown for 2005:
Here's the breakdown for 2006:
Here's the breakdown for 2007:
Anything different in 2008? No:
2009? Is it still almost all-black? Yes:
Please, tell me 2010 is different...:
2011? Same old song:
According to 2012 Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis: Annual Report to the Community:
No, Black Lives truly Don't Matter.
What does matter, is that in the 1910s, the white people of St. Louis (representing 93 percent of the population of the city) decided to pass laws to protect their property and communities.
In so doing, they declared #WhiteLivesMatter.
In only one decade, black people in St. Louis killed other black people to the tune of 30 percent of the number of blacks lynched in all of the United States in a span of 86 years!
St. Louis has a homicide problem and is only dangerous today because of black people, just as it only had a homicide problem and was only dangerous because of blacks in the decades of 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010...