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  •  again, you are conflating a whole (10+ / 0-)

    process here. blacks may be arrested for murder at higher rates, and be sentenced more severely. But, white people commit the most number of murders in this society. Crime is a social process, and a symbol of power relationships. Why white collar and blue collar crime? Who is making the rules?

    If blacks are predatory murderers by nature why do black middle and upper class folks commit much less violent crime, and all other types of crime, than whites?

    This is about class and enforcement. It isn't an easy puzzle. Many take the answers for granted which is why it demands a real exploration. Check out some of the books I listed, you may find them illuminating.

    •  I don't think I am stating anything similar to (4+ / 0-)

      "blacks are predatory murderers by nature" in my statistical presentation. Actually my numbers from FBI showed that black people committed most murders in this society, despite being 12.6% of the population.

      I think the reasons are socio-economic and don't have anything to do with race, but I think the murder rate has very little to do with "enforcement".

      •  see above (4+ / 0-)

        and yes much of these stats are all about policing and enforcement. check out the books listed or some interviews with sociologists and criminologists on the matter.

        •  Your books are not about the meaning of the FBI (0+ / 0-)

          statistics.

          The FBI stats are about witness statements.  They have very little to do with policing and enforcement.

          If you have evidence to the contrary provide it, instead of asking us to look for it for you.

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