WND, August 22, 2016
Milwaukee was the latest center of the racial unrest spreading across the nation, with a vicious black riot breaking out after a black cop shot a black suspect who refused to put down a gun he had pointed at the officer. In a shocking orgy of violence, buildings were looted and then set on fire, while white pedestrians were targeted for attacks by the black rioters who chanted “black power.”
But the claim black people are being hunted and killed by police doesn’t pass scrutiny in light of the data provided by the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, or MHRC, a government-funded organization that tracks the suspects and victims of all homicides and nonfatal shootings by race in the city.
Since 2005, the MHRC has published a yearly report that WND has independently analyzed, and the results completely contradict the idea that it isn’t black-on-black violence plaguing Milwaukee.
In the city of 597,867 people, Milwaukee itself is 40 percent black, 17 percent Latino and 37 percent white.
From 2005 to 2015, there were 1,070 homicides in the city, with blacks being the victims 78 percent of the time and suspects in 82 percent of the murders; Hispanics were the victims 11 percent of the time and suspects in 10 percent of the murders; and whites were victims 9 percent of the time and suspects in 6 percent of the murders.
Between the years 2006 and 2015, there were 5,122 nonfatal shootings in the city of Milwaukee, with blacks victims in 87 percent of the nonfatal shootings and also suspects in 87 percent of the cases. Hispanics were victims in 8 percent of the nonfatal shootings and suspects in 9 percent of the cases, and white people were victims in 5 percent of the nonfatal shootings and suspects in 2 percent of the cases.
One of the more shocking revelations of the WND analysis of the data is how homicides and nonfatal shootings increased substantially between 2014 and 2015 when the “Ferguson Effect” became most noticeable. Homicides increased 69 percent and nonfatal shootings increased 9 percent, with black people victims and suspects in more than 80 percent of the homicides and nearly 90 percent of nonfatal shootings.