Much ado about knockout

Via Slate:

Crime happens to every type of person, and is perpetrated by every type of person. What makes the false narrative of the knockout game—or any “black mob violence” story—crop up every year is the fact that some people will always believe the color of someone’s skin predisposes him to commit a crime. When a few YouTube videos are able to convince terrified white folks that young black people are dangerous, they may as well assume that all cats can play the keyboard.

Of course the knockout game is barbaric, but it’s not the epidemic the merchants of fear would have you believe.

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Tweet du jour

If crimes “begin and end with the criminals who commit them,” I think Sarah Palin just endorsed a mosque near Ground Zero. about 5 hours ago via Echofon Retweeted by 100+ people gknauss Greg Knauss

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blame the media, facts be damned

Scott Henry’s post on Fresh Loaf, “Clearing up confusion over Standard murder” clears up nothing. His only source is the cop who fed reporters misinformation regarding the details of John Henderson’s murder. Based on that, and his own assumptions, Henry concludes “the press snafu over the Henderson murder was brought about by a combination of […]

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