Kill-adelphia: Yet Again, City Tops List of Homicide Rates

Stephanie Farr & Dana Difilippo, Philadelphia Daily News, December 30, 2011

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Murders are up again this year in Philadelphia, and the city still has the highest homicide rate of the nation’s 10 most populous cities, according to stats provided by each city’s police department. At the same time, fewer murders are getting solved.

With a few days left in the year, the city’s homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Last year, 306 people were killed, and the year before, 302.

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Mayor Nutter, at a debate during his 2007 campaign, pledged that he wouldn’t seek re-election if the 2010 homicide tally was more than the 288 killed in 2002. Then at his inauguration in January 2008, he set what turned out to be an overly ambitious goal of slashing the city’s murder rate by 30 to 50 percent in three to five years. He won re-election this year.

So, number nitpicking is de rigueur at City Hall.

“We’ve been pretty much flat for about two years, if you take the Gosnell numbers out,” said Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, who spoke for the Nutter administration.

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Comparing murder rates with the rest of the 10 most populous cities, Philly comes out on top, with 20.7 homicides per 100,000 residents. The next closest are Chicago, 15.7, and Dallas, 10.9.

New York’s rate is 6.1, and even notorious Los Angeles’ is only 7.8, though rates for some smaller cities–like Detroit, New Orleans and St. Louis–are much worse than Philly.

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Black citizens comprised 84 percent of homicide victims from January to June 2011, according to police statistics. [Police spokesman Lt. Raymond] Evers said he expects that trend will remain consistent once numbers are crunched through December.

“Responsibility has to be taken by members of the African-American community to address the issues that deal with this particular problem,” Gillison said. “African-American males killed by other African-American males is literally the elephant in the room.”

Chad Dion Lassiter, president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, agreed: “Some of the black politicians in Philadelphia sit quiet on institutional racism and the black homicide rate. If I was giving them a grade, they’d all be in summer school.”

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Retaliation also continues to be a problem, he said. Argument was the most common motive for murder, followed by what are categorized as unknown reasons, highway robbery and retaliation, according to police data from January to June.

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As for the falling murder-clearance rate, Evers said the department has made 221 murder arrests this year, down from 271 last year. “Our clearance rate was definitely better last year,” he said. “Unfortunately, when you have more homicides, there’s more jobs to go around to the same number of detectives.”

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  • Anonymous

    “African-American males killed by other African-American males is literally the elephant in the room.”

    No – ANYONE killed by young black males is figuratively (not literally!) the elephant in the room.

  • Anonymous

    Same old nonsense. They always put out the message that Blacks killing Blacks is not acceptable but apparently they’re willing to look the other way when they kill Whites, then why shouldn’t they, the Justice Dept. sure does!

    Check out this link. A black cop using his position to sexually assault women. Even the ones that we select to protect can’t control their drives.

    http://goo.gl/eMR33

    This is from a suburban county outside Afrodelphia.

  • Dave

    Comparing murder rates in such a “cavalier” way is just a sign of the times! Oh, Gee – we had a 2% jump in the murder rate in our city. Send in the counselors – just make sure they are trained in diversity sensitivity!

  • madison grant

    “Some of the black politicians in Philadelphia sit quiet on institutional racism and the black homicide rate…”

    Really? The next black Democrat who fails to blame all their communities’ problems on racism will be the first.

    And they all condemn black-on-black crime. They just never criticize black atrocities against other races because they have no problem with them.

  • Peejay in Frisco

    84 % of the victims were black. Why is it NEVER said what the % of the known perps were? Because it would be close to One Hundred.

  • Jim

    Is it just me or is it always the same?

    First come the blacks then come the problems.

    You would be astounded by the number of malls these people have forced into bankruptcy.

  • Soprano Fan

    To madison grant (re post #4):

    You are correct in saying that Bantus never condemn crimes that Bantus commit against other races, since they do not have a problem with that.

    I’ll go you one better, paisan. Bantus are actually OK with Bantu-on-Bantu crimes deep down inside, too. It sounds paradoxical, but consider:

    American Bantus spent most of their time condemning the South African and Rhodesian regimes, while ignoring atrocities in Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Uganda, Liberia, etc. Why? Because South Africa and Rhodesia were controlled by whites who built up those countries, and the Bantus could not tolerate that. It made them look bad, on their own mother continent.

    Bantus have never pressured the Las Vegas police to solve Tupac Shakur’s murder, because they know he was killed by another Bantu. If he were killed by anyone else, they’d be screaming for the federal government to do something.

    Bantus may publicly gnash their teeth and weep whenever a Crip shoots a Blood (or vice versa), but they’d condemn the instrument of mayhem -usually a gun – rather than the killer. Whenever Willie shoots Jamal, Bantus always call for “gun control”, but deplore the fact that so many Bantu criminals are locked up.

    Bantu ALWAYS blame abstract things, like “racism”, hopelessness, despair, poverty or “inequality” for crimes in their communities, committed by other Bantus. This, of course, is not unique in this country, but in every majority Bantu nation, from Jamaica to South Africa to Haiti.

    Remember those child killings in Atlanta years ago? Bantu “leaders’ actually came out and said that, for white America’s sake, we’d all better hope the killer was a Bantu. Or else….cities would burn.

    Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone at Amren, a Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    There seems to be no end to this madness. It just increases every day and it seems to be heading toward open conflict. I can envision a scenario say in a Mall where a Zulu Impi comes raging through a Mall assaulting Whites and other non- Blacks and is met with a hail of gunfire from their intended victims.

    Once they see that there won’t be a cheap victory on one of their rampages you’ll see a change. And every attack upon Innocent Whites will be met with a retaliation against groups of thuggish “youths”. This seems to be the only thing that they understand. I’ve heard many of them say “Y’all got to die sometime” when speaking of the early death rate among Blacks. They have no concept of the value of life; even their own much less ours. That won’t change and all for the better because that way we have no need for feeling guilty when forced to defend ourselves.

  • AvgDude

    “Chad Dion Lassiter, president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, agreed: ‘Some of the black politicians in Philadelphia sit quiet on institutional racism and the black homicide rate. If I was giving them a grade, they’d all be in summer school.’”

    “institutional racism” = Black People Killing Black People Must Be Whitey’s Fault

    After decades of observation, I can say with certainty that the concept known as “black culture” is essentially a culture borne of psychopathic thinking. Psychopaths have no empathy for their victims. They only think of themselves. They never consider themselves responsible for anything they do. If a 200 lbs, 20 year old psychopath punches and 90 lbs, 80 year old lady in the face, it will be certain that the psychopath considers the old lady to be entirely responsible for the crime because she “made” him do it by having something he wanted or “disrespecting” him. That is why I black culture to be garbage. It is nothing but psychopathic behavior on a massive group scale.

  • Question Diversity

    “We’ve been pretty much flat for about two years, if you take the Gosnell numbers out,” said Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, who spoke for the Nutter administration.

    Whatever the “Gosnell numbers” mean in this context, this reminds me of that genius Marion Barry, when defending D.C., saying that if you take out all the murders, Washington D.C. would have a low murder rate.

    Didn’t Mayor Nutter preach in front of a church just before Labor Day that his city better shape up? Oh yeah:

    http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives/2011/08/philadelphia_ma.php

    Whatever happened to the “10,000 man” unarmed volunteer patrol that was supposed to stop all this crime in Philly?

  • Jeddermann.

    “Black citizens comprised 84 percent of homicide victims”

    And of that remaining 16 %, how many are whitey killing other whitey or whitey killing someone of another race? Probably near ZERO! Elephant in the room. How so very appropriate.

  • Jeddermann.

    “We’ve been pretty much flat for about two years, if you take the Gosnell numbers out,”

    Someone else commented the same way I am thinking. YOU CAN’T just take the Gosnell number out. That is part of the whole.

  • michael

    I got an idea, issue “shall issue” CCW for all law abiding citations. It has worked everywhere it’s been used. The left cries “there will be blood in the streets” but it never happens. “When you take the gun away from law abiding citations, its open season on law abiding citations “!

  • Detroit WASP

    @ Anon. #2

    Same thing here is Detroit. Black cop rapes white woman.

    http://goo.gl/7Btqt

  • ice

    I notice since Holder took over as AG statistics are missing or almost impossible to find on certain black crimes on the DOJ web site. Black on white rape for instance.

    The figure on black on white rapes Laurence Auster cited in his news story, outlining page numbers, tables, and stats is gone. At least I couldn’t find it.Obviously, Holder thinks it is up to him to cover for “his people.”

    The internet has brought to light the epidemic of black crimes these last several years, so more have been reported, but black crime is also increasing with black mob incidents adding to their crime stats.

    Instead of working to reduce crime by blacks, the black leadership and liberal radicals in the media are complaining loudly about the high percentages of blacks who are disciplined in the schools and who are in prison. Doing that only encourages them to behave worse, which we are seeing right now.

    Having a black pro-black, anti-white community organizer as prez makes the dumbest ones believe they have a carte blanche to misbehave and it has encouraged them to hate whitey even more.

    It’s going to get worse. Another economic drop is looming.

  • olewhitelady

    Why is there more black-on-black crime now, particularly black men killing other black men? Because the sociopaths doing it are not in prison or dead from state execution. In the old days, blacks who committed felonies got long sentences or, when appropriate, the death penalty. Now, huge numbers of black men are awaiting trial, out on bail, on parole, and free because of light or suspended sentences and early release. There’s an ongoing carousel of being arrested, being released with a trial date, ignoring the trial, ignoring summonses, getting arrested, being released once again with a trial date, ignoring the date, ignoring summonses….Men are often arrested with several outstanding warrants, but judges turn them right back onto the streets to await trial.

  • Concerned

    It’s becoming clearer every day that all the alternatives have been tried, and failed. There are simply no answers to these problems. Our “civilization” is breaking down and we are moving back to Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest. “Law and Order” is an invention of man, not of nature, and we are reverting back to the law of nature.

  • Leroy Jr.

    There are more suicides per year in the United States than there

    are homicides. Who is doing the majority of that?

  • Veritas

    To Poster #18 Leroy: What’s that suppose to mean? What’s the correlation?

  • La Santa Hermandad

    10 — Question Diversity at 11:42 PM on December 30:

    I think that Mike Nutter is a decent guy with a job that I think he seriously regrets having. I see him as someone torn between loyalty to Blacks and the truth about how they have put Philadelphia on the road to destruction. I don’t envy him. I saw how uncomfortable he was when making that address to the public. He was more frank that I thought he’d be. But the truth is that it’s already too late to change anything. It has been let go for too long. The corrupt people who created the “Great Society” handed the self serving, corrupt Black “leaders” the keys to the country and they took it down. They demagogued the susceptible to suggestion Blacks and indoctrinated them with hatred for White people and with the intro of welfare and the proliferation of drugs, ushered in political slavery. The Progressive ideology became the new Plantation.

    The rest of society (White) was blanketed with guilt and cowed with fear of being branded as racist and it has rendered us completely impotent even down to the basic instinct of self defense. In addition they have permitted the further destabilization of the society with the laissez faire immigration policy and their suicidal tolerance of an Intolerant, misogynistic “religious”/ political ideology that is totally incompatible with a 21st century Western Society. When you have a Justice Department ( I cringe when even applying that title to what we have now) that turns a blind eye to wanton murder, rape and other forms of horrific brutality being perpetrated against another group, how can there be any hope for the future of America? I’ve decided that we’re doing the Boers no favor by encouraging them to immigrate here.

    So many of our large cities soon will be no better than Johannesburg or Cape Town. The only solutions I see now are complete geographic segregation, truly “separate but equal”, a repatriation program for Blacks, or total all out civil war and I see the last option as being the most likely.

  • Anonymous

    It is hard to find work. Seems aliens are taking their jobs, which is no problem for the Dems as long as they get new voters.

  • Intelliboy

    “Black citizens comprised 84 percent of homicide victims”

    “Responsibility has to be taken by members of the African-American community to address the issues that deal with this particular problem,”

    They seem to be genuinely upset that blacks are killing each other instead of being concentrated on kiling whites. Education is the answer. The other 16% sensible blacks can act as role models.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    There are more suicides per year in the United States than there

    are homicides. Who is doing the majority of that?

    Uh, great and brilliant analogy! NOT

    One who commits suicide only harms himself UNLIKE a homicide. Seems you’d be glad that it’s Whites offing themselves.

    liberal radicals in the media are complaining loudly about the high percentages of blacks who are disciplined in the schools and who are in prison. Doing that only encourages them to behave worse, which we are seeing right now.

    Ice: You have brought up a very important point. Blacks are NOT being disciplined in the schools. Their aberrant behavior is brushed off as that of “typical adolescents” or “boys will be boys” — aberrant behavior meaning robbery, vicious assaults, beatings, threats, intimidation and extortion.

    The schools excuse and cover up black crimes for fear of black activists and the government screaming “disparate impact” or “racism.” Some of these thugs have carte blanche to behave as they please on school grounds with little or no fear of repercussion. This attitude is taken into the community and beyond.

    Many of us teachers hope and pray that some of these students are arrested over the weekend.

    Blacks are only doing what they’re being allowed to get away with. With their low IQ, small frontal lobes and inability to delay gratification — robbery, murder, theft and violence are NORMAL behaviors for many of them.

    What is NOT normal is a government that allows one segment of the population to prey upon and terrorize another, almost with complete impunity. What is NOT normal, indeed evil, is a government and media that EXCUSE away and HIDE black crime and pathologies, refuse to warn and protect those who are being preyed upon (Whites), going so far as to call for further gun control to make Whites more vulnerable to black criminals and rapists.

    Ask why the government and media refuse to curtail black violence, refuse to publicize black-on-White crime rates, refuse to even WARN the White population about black violence that is directed at them. Why? Why aren’t Whites allowed to speak out about black rapists and criminals that target Whites for murder, torture and assault. Why are we called racists, bigots or haters when we point these things out? Why is a dangerous, high crime population systematically being moved into safe, White areas? Why is the US importing MORE violent blacks into the US from Africa?

    Maybe this isn’t about black crime at all, but a part of the government’s ongoing War on White Americans, the aim of which is to reduce our numbers once and for all through violence and genocide. It appears that way to me.

    Blacks deserve all manner of contempt but it is those who ALLOW and EXCUSE black violence, those who are conducting this war and encouraging White genocide who deserve to be targeted by White America, it is they who are conducting this war, using blacks as a tool against Whites. Blacks are merely a symptom.

    Bon

  • Bernie

    “Chad Dion Lassiter, president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, agreed: “Some of the black politicians in Philadelphia sit quiet on institutional racism and the black homicide rate. If I was giving them a grade, they’d all be in summer school.”

    Well, yeah, but that institutional racism takes the form of blacks robbing, raping and murdering non-blacks and ethnically cleansing the city. People like Chad Dion Lassiter support that type of racism so why are they complaining? They get what they want.

  • Laager

    @ anon 2 & Detroit Wasp 14

    Same thing in Pretoria South Africa

    4 black cops rape 2 White women

    http://mspoliticalcommentary.blogspot.com/

    Does anyone know what the total annual murder rate is in the USA with a population of 280m?

    324 murders is just 7 days work in South Africa – population about 50m – where 80% of the victims are black and close on 100% of the perpetrators are black

  • Bernie

    “Is it just me or is it always the same? First come the blacks then come the problems.”

    No, it is like the law of gravity.

    Whenever the percentage of blacks in a city, school or any institution gets above 10% or so there will be the usual gang assaults against women, the weak and the elderly, vandalism, loud music, fights, drugs, pedophilia, welfare, begging, stealing, stores shutting down, constant police presence, traffic accidents, litter and all the destruction and death that blacks carry with them.

  • Anonymous

    That headline could just as accurately say 84% of murderers in Philadelphia are black.

  • The Bobster

    You would be astounded by the number of malls these people have forced into bankruptcy.

    __________________

    We just lost a Sears to a flash mob.

    http://goo.gl/ZcWT0

    Two Local Sears Stores To Close

    Updated: Friday, 30 Dec 2011, 6:42 AM EST

    Published : Thursday, 29 Dec 2011, 8:06 PM EST

    Sears has announced some of the stores that will soon close its doors forever. The company has identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it will shut down due to poor sales.

    The Sears store in Pottstown, as well as the store in Upper Darby will both close, though the company hasn’t said when yet.

    The Upper Darby Sears location was the scene of a violent mob attack this summer. Back in June, about 40 people, most of them children(?), stormed the store and stole merchandise.

    ___________

    Two days ago we had the typical mammies-wailing-for-gun-control-and-an-end-to-violence parade, never mind the fact that the murderers were their very own crotch fruit.

    http://goo.gl/29NY7

    Moms’ Motorcade for Peace

    Local moms and grieving relatives who’ve lost loved ones to violent crime hit the streets in a motorcade for peace

  • Webspin

    An interesting observation that eludes both the big government right and bigger government left is; Even post elections, with completely new governing bodies at the city, state and federal levels, year over year murder rates of any given white or black city remain within a few percent of each other. A thinking individual might conclude governments that can do nothing about murder are even less likely to be in control of economic activity. An even deeper thinking individual might even start voting Libertarian.

  • Bud

    It’s a toss-up whether Philadelphia or Chicago will become the next Detroit.    My money is on Philadelphia.