Vox Notices That A Certain Type Of Shooting Happens Every Day In America

I wonder if Leftists will run out and call Vox, and article writer German Lopez, racists?

This kind of shooting happens every day in America — and we usually ignore it

Kimson Green, 17, was a month away from being inducted into the National Honor Society. But on Sunday afternoon, he and three others were caught in a shooting in the Miami neighborhood of Liberty City. Green, a sophomore at Northwestern High School, and former student Rickey Dixon, 18, were killed. Two others were wounded, including a senior from Northwestern High.

Police still have not caught the shooter or shooters, and they have not publicly identified a motive, according to the Miami Herald. An investigation is underway.

Under some definitions (including the one used by the Gun Violence Archive and Vox), the event would actually qualify as a mass shooting — since four or more people were shot, even if they weren’t killed. But the event, despite tweets by survivors from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, hasn’t gotten much attention — certainly not the kind of national media focus that Parkland drew.

That’s because this shooting appears to represent a more typical kind of gun violence in America. It wasn’t a lone shooter targeting a public space seemingly at random. It was yet another example of gun violence at Liberty Square, an apartment complex that the Miami Herald described as “crime-plagued.” Several other students at Northwestern High have also been killed in shootings over the past few years, according to the Herald.

What was this kind of shooting?

In 2016 (the latest year for which data is available), there were nearly 39,000 gun deaths. More than 14,000 of those were homicides, and almost 23,000 were suicides. Using Mother Jones’s definition of a mass shooting — which uses a narrow framework to try to identify the shootings people usually picture when they hear “mass shooting” — 71 deaths in 2016 were due to mass shootings. That represents less than 1 percent of all gun deaths that year.

Based on what we know so far, the Liberty City shooting represents the 99-plus percent.

The two teenagers who died in the Miami shooting were also black. This, too, is common: In 2016, for example, more than 52 percent of murder victims (73 percent of whom were killed by guns) were black, even though black people only make up about 13 percent of the general population.

So, what we see here is a crime that was a) not a mass shooting and b) involved African Americans in Democratic Party run cities, which never seem to want to do anything to deal with this criminal activity, and, on the few occasions they try, the Leftists will do all they can to shut the programs down as raaaaacist. Leftists prefer Blacks shooting each other rather than have some feelings hurt.

The racial breakdown may help explain the lack of national attention to more typical gun violence. We know that racial biases make white Americans more likely to perceive black people as less innocent and even as criminals, which may, in some people’s minds, make these victims more deserving of the gun violence in their communities.

So, that’s what Democrats think of Blacks? Who knew!

There are also some evidence-based policies that could help reduce everyday gun violence outside the realm of gun control, including more stringent regulations and taxes on alcohol, changes in policing, and behavioral intervention programs. These, too, rarely get national attention after a shooting like Liberty City’s.

Liberals. Good grief. Better yet, they could work to elevate the living standards of Blacks, instead of keeping them down on the Dem plantation.

Oh, and the handgun in the first excerpt? That’s the picture that accompanies the article. Anyone think that Dems are considering going after semi-automatic handguns?

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3 Responses to “Vox Notices That A Certain Type Of Shooting Happens Every Day In America”

  1. Hoss says:

    Democrats helping to make black folks more successful is the same as them helping to solve the immigration problem: there’s no votes in it for them down the road. They know they’re losing time with black folks because they’ll eventually figure out that voting monolithically for democrats for the last 50 years has gotten them nowhere, and some may even start taking note that Trump has already helped with black employment, etc. Democrats will probably just start dismissing the black vote in favor of completely pandering to Hispanics.

  2. Dana says:

    Just to be certain, I went to the Vox original; I wanted to make sure that the two paragraphs our esteemed host quoted were sequential:

    The two teenagers who died in the Miami shooting were also black. This, too, is common: In 2016, for example, more than 52 percent of murder victims (73 percent of whom were killed by guns) were black, even though black people only make up about 13 percent of the general population.

    The racial breakdown may help explain the lack of national attention to more typical gun violence. We know that racial biases make white Americans more likely to perceive black people as less innocent and even as criminals, which may, in some people’s minds, make these victims more deserving of the gun violence in their communities.

    And they were.

    So, what to make of them? The first paragraph points out that the majority of murder victims are black, and the second states that “racial biases make white Americans more likely to perceive black people as less innocent and even as criminals.” That isn’t a ‘racial bias,’ but a prudent recognition of the facts, one of which was directly stated in the previous paragraph.

    Of course, one fact not mentioned was that 90% of black murder victims were killed by other blacks.

    Why, I wonder, is the recognition of established facts called ‘racial bias’?

  3. It seems the Democrats have been right all along. Blacks shouldn’t have guns.

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