The Daily Mail has been visiting Scotland Yard gathering information on London’s crime. The results were disturbing for many reasons. They report that black men are commiting most of the crimes, but those crimes are commited against them as well. The Scotland Yard statistics state that “Police hold black men responsible for more than two-thirds of shootings and more than half of robberies and street crimes in London, according to figures released by Scotland Yard.
London has a little over 7 million residents yet the black population only represents 12 percent. Sound familiar? I thought that it would. Well, if you think that part sounds familiar, police figures showed that “black men are more likely to be the victims of violent crime, with 832 out of 2,882 of male victims of shootings in 2009-10 being black.” And the cherry on top…drumroll please….”Annual figures show that black people are at least six times more likely to be stopped and searched than their white counterparts.”
Controversy has already begun over these reports and the concensus is that the London police is racist. You don’t need a magnifying glass to see what every one of us has seen from a million miles away. The U.S. follows in step and I wouldn’t be surprised if we never see a report like this produced that recognizes some of the horrendous crimes committed against us in America.
There’s so much more to this report. Read it here.