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AFRICAN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALIST ASSOCIATION

 

Homicides in the United States

2004/2003

 

FBI: 132 Police Killed While on Duty in 2003. Of the total, which is eight deaths more than in 2002, 49 were killed in traffic accidents and 45 by firearms. Thirty-one of those killed with guns were wearing body armor at the time

 

There were approximately 4,743 lynchings in the U.S. between 1882 and 1968.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: 45 taxi drivers across the country were killed on the job in 2003, 37 of them shot to death.

Chicago 445/599

Chicago isAmerica's murder capital. The homicides are down from 648 a year earlier and 665 in 2001. It's the first time since 1967 that the total has dipped below 600.

The nation's third-largest city still outpaced all others for the second time in three years. New York, with about three times the population, ended the year with 596 homicides. Los Angeles, which had the most murders in 2002 at 658, wound up with about 100 fewer than Chicago last year.

New York 565/596

The final tally for 2003 was 596 homicides, up from 587 in 2002.

The murder rate in NY City was driven by the crack cocaine epidemic, hitting more than 2,000 in the early 1990's.

Los Angeles 505

Most murder victims: males in their teens or 20s, gang- or drug-related, on the weekends and half of murders were Latino. Blacks represented 39% & whites 7.

Detroit 370/361

Philadelphia 347 Houston 272/278 Baltimore 278/271

DC 198 247

PG County, MD

148 128

Phoenix 247

Dallas 235

Oakland 114

St. Columbus 112

Seattle 88

Birmingham 87

Pittsburgh 41/77

San Francisco 71

Gary 69 St.Louis 114/69

Charlotte 66

Cincinnati 66

Toronto 65

Richmond 64

Albuquerque 58//63

Rochester 57

Jackson, MS 57

Camden 44

Minneapolis 44

Utah 43

Boston 41

Greensboro 39

San Jose 24

Wichita 21

Providence 19

Atlantic City 17

Maine 16

High Point 9

Puerto Rico 779

Black-on-black murder is the most serious environmental issue in the black community today. 

 

Black-on-Black murder is an insult to the sacrifices of our ancestors.

 

It is an insult to the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Huey Newton.  And two of them were killed by Blacks. 

Schadenfreude

German word for:

The guilty pleasure people secretly take in someone else's suffering.  It is usually generated by a person's own modest, uncelebrated, drab, dull, tedious and virtually purposeless life. But almost everybody rubber necks in the hope of seeing someone else's gore.