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The Rest of the Story

Freddie Gray protester faces off police
Freddie Gray protester faces off police in Baltimore

A citywide curfew went into effect in Baltimore tonight after violent rioting and looting erupted in the city over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. The police record below indicates what kind of man Freedie gray was.

Freddy Gray: No wonder he ranAnd now we learn he may not have died at police hands, as has been imagined. “Freddie Gray’s life-ending injuries to his spine may have possibly been the result of spinal and neck surgery that he allegedly received a week before he was arrested, not from rough excessively rough treatment or abuse from police.” The Fourth Estate, http://thefourthestate.co/2015/04/breaking-freddy-gray-had-spine-surgery-just-one-week-before-arrest/, 2015-04-28

Sometimes we need to get the whole story BEFORE we burn the city down. This is not all of it, but we’ll have it eventually.

Number One with a Bullet

I was glad to receive this link recently. The video contains statistics I had wondered about for years, but hadn’t taken the time to look them up. In the USA, we have 90 guns for every 100 people,  far more guns per capita than any other country on earth. Serbia comes in second with only 58.2.

In spite of this fact (or maybe even because of it), our murder rate is low. Out of 218 nations, our annual murder rate comes in at number 111, placing us “near the top of the bottom half.”

Next time you year that America has  the highest murder rate in the world, you’ll know we’re not even close. Honduras is number 1, with 90 murders per 100,000 people in 2012. Our rate was 4.7, placing our murder rate below that of most other countries.

So you say even one murder is too many? Of course it is. So let’s focus on stopping murder instead of stopping guns.

Black Wall Street Journal Editor Speaks Out

“Let’s not pretend that our morgues and cemeteries are full of young black men because cops are shooting them. The reality is that it’s because other black people are shooting them, and we need to talk about black criminality. Blacks are only 13% of the population, but they’re 50% of  homicide victims in this country. And 90% of those are killed by other black people.”

Jason Riley, Editorial Board Member,  Wall Street Journal