Prison Watchdog Probes Spike in Number of Black Inmates

Yahoo! News, December 15, 2011

Canada’s independent prisons ombudsman has launched an inquiry into a 50 per cent spike in the proportion of black offenders filling federal jails over the last 10 years.

Howard Sapers, the federal correctional investigator, wants to study the possible causes behind the increase, which saw the proportion of black offenders in federal incarceration jump to 9.12 per cent in 2010-2011, from less than six per cent a decade earlier.

It amounts to a 52 per cent leap, with the most dramatic increase occurring over the last five years.

More than 1,300 black offenders are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries. Most of them are in Ontario, where 20 per cent of the entire federal prison population of 14,312 inmates is black, according to new statistics.

Whether those numbers can be curbed–and why they are what they are–will be the focus of Sapers’ report. If there are gaps in the system that must be filled, such as a possible need to hire more visible minority staff, he hopes to identify them.

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The disproportionate number of black convicts serving in federal prisons has long troubled Roger Rowe.

The Toronto lawyer, who has been practising for more than 20 years, said little has changed since a 1995 report on systemic racism in Ontario’s criminal justice system.

“On any given day, you can step into any criminal court in Toronto and see a gross over-representation of black young males,” Rowe said, adding that he feels the issue of an over-representation of black and aboriginal people has been studied to death.

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“Very often, poverty is a factor. Disengagement from the school system is a factor. Racial profiling is a factor,” Rowe said.

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Tazio Clarke, a Toronto social worker who mostly helps adolescent, high-risk and black offenders, said Sapers will likely find that the black prison population is young and in need of education.

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As for the latest statistics showing the spike in black inmate representation, Clarke was hardly surprised, adding that he only needs to scan the faces in a detention centre to draw an obvious conclusion.

“Visually, I could see the reality to the stats,” he said. “Like, what’s going on here? Do they have specific jails for other cultures that I’m not visiting? Because I’m not seeing them.”

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  • Bandmo

    Does he probe the “spike” in White victims with this same vigor?

  • Anonymous

    The reason there are disproportionately high numbers of blacks in prison is because they commit more crime. Just like blacks do EVERYWHERE ELSE. Note that Canada, 99% white until the 1970’s began has no “legacy of slavery” or “Jim Crow”.

  • chuck

    I sense that we, Canada, are only catching up to the US in the numbers of blacks being incarcerated. If you do the crime then be prepared to do the time.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps someone should send Mr. Sapers a copy of The Color of Crime.

  • Question Diversity

    My theory: Black immigration means there are more blacks in general in Toronto than there were before, ergo more young black men than before. I would be willing to bet that the population of young black men in Toronto and also in Canada is also 50% higher than it was a decade ago.

    Another possibility is that, as I have come to conclude, black percentages aren’t as frightening as the overall raw number of blacks. A town that has 100 people, 50 black and 50 white, is probably far more tolerable than a city of 100,000 where there are 20,000 blacks and 80,000 whites. What might be happening is that in Toronto, the black population didn’t quite increase by 50% in the last decade, but by some smaller percentage. It’s just that the raw number of blacks reached and surpassed some critical mass.

  • Eric

    Very surprising. Well not really. Blacks are unable to function in a highly competitive western society. They just aren’t equipped for the task and never have been.

    I’ve started noticing more and more blacks with African names popping up in the crime reports. I guess the US government believes that we don’t have enough blacks already. Sickening.

  • Dave UK

    Just out of curiosity I searched for Ontario police most wanted.

    Only 3 people wanted it seems. Want to guess what they look like?

    http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/index.cfm/2949

    [This website is for Ontario, California. Then again, but for climate, Ontario, California and Toronto, Ontario might share a few auspicious demographic similarities. – Moderator]

  • Gen. Lee

    #5 Question Diversity: “It’s just that the raw number of blacks reached and surpassed some critical mass”

    I respectfully disagree that once blacks reach some particular number they go out and start committing rampant crime and violence. Of course they are more comfortable when more of their own kind are around, but it doesn’t make much of a difference whether that’s 5 other blacks or 50 other blacks. You are reading too much into it and giving them too much credit. Blacks are just violent, plain and simple.

  • Detroit WASP

    As jobs require higher and higher skills, blacks will be out of luck in terms of employment. They will turn to crime and as America flounders into 3rd world status, expenses like welfare will have to be cut making blacks more and more angry.

    The future will be explosive.

  • Anonymous
  • Denmark

    It’s the same old broken record of poor excuses, reiterating it’s self, again and again: Poverty, discrimination, racism, oppression etc, etc. I’m sure the uncrowned king of diversity, Tim Wise, wouldn’t mind telling those wicked white Canadians (with a proper fee, of course) how they are unconsciously benefitting from their white privilege, while keeping those poor colored minorities down (minorities, who for some mysterious reason, are desperately trying to enter that very same wicked Canada).

    With Africans, you will see the exact same pattern wherever you have black people congregating in sufficient numbers. It makes no difference whether it’s in Africa, Europe, North America or elsewhere, black societies always end up at the bottom of the pond, with high crime rates, unemployment, high illegitimacy, stagnation, chaos, mayhem, and general dysfunctionality across the board. Guilt ridden White people blame themselves for this, of course, but there are perfectly natural explanations as to why this has been so consistent throughout history. Blacks on average, have IQ’s that are one or two standard deviations below that of whites. They also lack moral character, impulse control and conscientiousness, which make them incapable of creating or maintaining first world societies on their own. In other words: They are different from us.

    The differences are mainly genetic in origin, and cannot be changed or corrected through social policies or government efforts, which our elites nevertheless have so desperately been trying to do for decades. What is truly amazing is that our politicians and the public at large either cannot or will not see this obvious truth. Hopefully, as the economic situation continues to deteriorate and the pressure on our borders from the third world increases, more people will come to their senses.

  • Anonymous

    “As jobs require higher and higher skills, blacks will be out of luck in terms of employment”.

    You might not be out of luck if every company and government office practices affirmative action, however, I’m willing to agree with the perspective shown here in the article. Therefor I believe keeping them out of wicked and racist Canada is the only way to protect them..

  • Kenelm Digby

    Same old story.

    Wherever blacks go, they are imprisoned at massive rates.

    A universal truth and an iron law of sociology.

    And here’s another law – Lefties and race hustlers will shout and scream that the incarceration disparity is the result of a ‘racist system’.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    In an earlier post, I mentioned that if you watch the Rush “Subdivisions” video (made in 1982 in Scarborough, Ontario) every person featured is white. This was just 30 years ago. From what I picked up on Wikipedia, it looks like Scarborough (and Toronto in General) is descending into another Detroit. Granted, cars may wear out faster in Canada than in Texas, but you can pretty quickly know whether or not you are in a minority neighborhood here in the US (and probably Canada) just by looking at the vehicles. In most black neighborhoods, everything is in a state of disrepair; including their lives.

  • Andrew Neather

    Looking at ‘Toronto’s most wanted’, I see a fair few subcon Indians.Hardly surprising considering that Toronto is full of them.

    But it does tend to blow Sureesh’s claims out of the water.

  • Anonymous

    So those darn white Canucks are all racists too?

  • Anonymous

    Part of the problem may be that some Blacks have better food,

    lodging, and more physical security even when in prison than they

    do outside in urban ghetto hell holes ?

  • sofita

    The arrogance and stupidity of these white liberals is just astonishing. To think they figure Americans are just irredeemable racists and that’s why we have so many problems with blacks. What is it going to take for the love of God?

  • Anonymous

    If the increase in blacks in Ontario prisons over the past decade is 52%, but the increase in the black pop’n is less than that figure, I have a possible explanation.

    Beginning in the late 1960s, black immigration to Canada has been overwhelmingly from the Caribbean: Jamaicans first and foremost (the biggest island in the area), plus assorted Trinidadians, Barbadians, etc. In the past 10 – 15 years, Canada has been admitting far more AFRICAN blacks: Muslim Somalis, Congolese, Ethiopians (almost all of whom come through Canada’s incredibly lenient “refugee” program, rather than gaining admission via education, skills, etc).

    Although Jamaican immigrants are generally high-crime and high-unemployment, their abilities to do normal things like get a job and obey the law still aren’t as bad as their brothers (and sisters) straight out of Mother Africa. Jamaicans may bring plenty of social damage to white countries (just ask a Londoner), but Somalis bring even more (ask a resident of Minneapolis or Lewiston, Maine). In terms of “compatibility” with Euro-based First World nations, Somalis are about as incompatible as they come. An utterly hopeless bunch of people. The very idea that their adaptation to North America will be no more problematic than, say, the waves of Poles, Hungarians and other Eastern European immigrants who came after WWII, is preposterous.

    So if these crusading criminologists want to study something relevant and enlightening about The Terrible Awful Rates At Which Racist Canada Imprisons Black Males [TM], they need to start differentiating between the nationalities of these blacks. I am sure their conclusions, if honest, would read as follows: Caribbeans bad; Africans worse.

  • John Engelman

    More than 1,300 black offenders are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries. Most of them are in Ontario, where 20 per cent of the entire federal prison population of 14,312 inmates is black, according to new statistics.

    Whether those numbers can be curbed—and why they are what they are—will be the focus of Sapers’ report. If there are gaps in the system that must be filled, such as a possible need to hire more visible minority staff, he hopes to identify them.

    – Yahoo! News, December 15, 2011

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    Howard Sapers seems to think the number of criminals in prison is a more serious problem than the number of criminals out of prison.

  • rjp

    More than 1,300 black offenders are currently serving time in federal penitentiaries. Most of them are in Ontario, where 20 per cent of the entire federal prison population of 14,312 inmates is black, according to new statistics.

    First they report 1,300 in federal penitentiaries.

    Then 20% of 14,312 in Ontario …… which is 2,862.

    Which is it? 2,862 is bigger than 1,300 and 2,682 is only Ontario.

  • Anonymous

    At the beginning of the 1960’s, Canada was over 95 percent white.

    Immigration has transformed the largest Canadian cities into ethnic ghettoes. Africans in Canada are approaching the million mark, and with their rapid birthrates, their numbers will rise dramatically in the coming decades.

    With foresight, the Canadian government is preparing to expand its prison capacity.

  • Anonymous

    Insanity: Repeating something over and over again, and expecting different results.

    Canadians had the golden opportunity until about 40 years ago to learn the well-fought lessons from our American cousins, that “oil and water” simply don’t mix. Canada’s current “black” problems could have been avoided by simply observing persistent racial trends that have unequivocal patterns to them.

    Toronto city was once a marvel place for American tourists to visit because of its overall homogeneous Whiteness. For those arriving from eastern U.S. cities, many Americans were pleasantly surprised that a large, nearby metropolis could be so safe to walk at all hours, without fear of being mugged by “you know who”.

    Today, we give Black immigrants (who represent half of Canada’s black population) preferential treatment in our work force, and offer undeserved job promotions at the expense of more qualified White Canadians.

    We’re forever pandering to these people who never seem to stop demanding special rights for themselves, and yet the Blacks’ disproportionate prison numbers demonstrate that something is askew.

    Similar to nurturing adopted children until they’re ready for adulthood, these “children” never seem to mature despite having been doted upon by White leftists since they began arriving in the 1970s.

  • The Bobster

    I’ve started noticing more and more blacks with African names popping up in the crime reports. I guess the US government believes that we don’t have enough blacks already. Sickening.

    _________

    Unbeknownst to most Americans, Obongo has been admitting over 100,000 legal immigrants from Africa every year. They’re all over Philly, and you see them in the crime reports, both as perps and victims of crime.

  • Anonymous

    “At the beginning of the 1960’s Canada was over 95% white”.

    Actually it was over 98% white. And could have stayed that way. But the Liberal party wanted cheap ethnic votes to water down the Anglo population. The city of Toronto has now largely been ruined because of this.

  • Anonymous

    @23,

    >>

    Canadians had the golden opportunity until about 40 years ago to learn the well-fought lessons from our American cousins, that “oil and water” simply don’t mix. Canada’s current “black” problems could have been avoided by simply observing persistent racial trends that have unequivocal patterns to them.

    >>

    The fact that it’s being done the world over and our elites are not as foolish or controlled as their media suggests that there is more of a globalist quality to this act (everyone has to suck the lemon or none will…) and hence that supposing it could have been avoided is, perhaps, optimistic.

    The real question then must become: Why don’t we stop it?

    Because monumental growth rates in sub performing, socially lympetted, racial pop groups WILL have an effect on the Elites at the point where they are horded by a changed demographic majority in electoral bids. Or suffer the fate of a third world state that no longer supports the kinds of specialist labor as medical care or luxuries which make the Elite Life worth having.

    This chaotic entropy effect has already happened in the working/professional classes as first blue collar and then white collar and now university/doctoral positions all dry up and disappear from The West. ‘Outsourced and Downsized’ beyond our borders.

    It will hit the Elites as the non-working wealth class just as soon as their currency devalues to the level which a third world economic status can support.

  • Deirdre

    #18 Sophita

    I have asked myself that very same question so many times: WHAT WILL IT TAKE??? and the answer I have come up with is I DON’T KNOW! It’s so frustrating; I used to think it would just take personal experience with blacks. So eventually (way too late) these DWLs would see it up close and personal; at that point they would understand much, much more clearly. But even that is not enough for them. They still cling to an unreality that must never be shattered and that is that black people are missing something that should have been PROVIDED by US or they wouldn’t have these pathologies. Blaming them is utterly IMPOSSIBLE for these freaks. They are far more of an ideological adversary even.

  • Anonymous

    CANADA’S EXPLODING BLACK POPULATION

    DATA FROM CANADIAN CENSUS

    The greatest explosion took place between 1971 and 1991.

    In more recent years other non-white groups are growing faster.

    In 1971 there were 34,400 Blacks in Canada, a mere 0.2 percent of the population.

    By 2006 through the wonders of multiculturalism, immigration from the third world and high birth rates there were 783,795 blacks amounting to 2.5 percent of the population.

    CANADA’S BLACK POPULATION IN 2006 WAS APPROX. 23 TIMES ITS SIZE IN 1971

    A stunningly stupid accomplishment of Diversity Worship

    2011 not yet available

    PERCENT INCREASE IN BLACKS 1996-2006

    36.6

    2006

    783,795

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    2.5

    2001

    662,215

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    2.2

    1996

    573,860

    (below are rounded to nearest hundred)

    1991

    504,300

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    1.9

    1981

    239,500

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    1.0

    1971

    34,400

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    0.2

    1961

    32,100

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    0.2

    1951

    18,000

    PERCENT OF TOTAL POPULATION

    0.1

    PERCENT GROWTH OF VARIOUS NON-WHITE GROUPS 2001-2006

    Latin American 40.2

    South Asian 37.7

    Filipino 33.1

    Southeast-Asian 20.6

    Black 18.4

    Chinese 18.2

    POPULATION OF THOSE NON-WHITE GROUPS 2006

    South Asian 1,262,865

    Chinese 1,216,570

    Black 783,795

    Filipino 410,695

    Latin American 304,245

    Southeast-Asian 239,935

    Sources:

    Statistics Canada

    http://goo.gl/6neSX

    http://www.ualberta.ca/~jrkelly/blacksinCanada.pdf

  • Anonymous

    “At the beginning of the 1960’s Canada was over 95% white”.

    Actually it was over 98% white. And could have stayed that way. But the Liberal party wanted cheap ethnic votes to water down the Anglo population. The city of Toronto has now largely been ruined because of this.

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    The whole country has been ruined by this. Admittedly so far Toronto has taken the brunt of it. Vancouver has been lucky because the Chinese and Sikhs (who make up about two thirds of the population in the greater Vancouver area) are not as bad as blacks or Muslims. The very worst are Somalians. Why in the name of God do we keep bringing in more Somalians? The ones we have now are almost all on welfare or in jail. We must be insane. I suspect the immigration authorities have become corrupt. What else could account for this madness?

  • Anonymous

    Canada was the end of the line for the Underground Railroad. They were free, No more slavery and they turned out the same as the ones below the border. There is nothing one can do for Blacks that gets a positive return on the investment whether it be in the form of money, kindness, education/training etc.

    All the treasure that has been spent in Africa with the same sorry outcome.