Crime, Looting and Reliance on EBT/Food Stamps: Black People and Minneapolis

Nation’s Healthiest City Harbors Dark Secret about Crime

Hurricane Katrina showed what a “Day without White People” (or as Hunter Wallace calls “The Day the EBT Cards Stop) looks like. We’ve been following the horrible stories of flooding in the Mississippi area (the pictures of Vicksburg are heart-wrenching) and found a link to a story of looting transpiring in Minneapolis after a tornado struck that city.

This looting prompted the first “curfew” ever to put into effect in the nation’s fittest city, though news of who exactly necessitated the “curfew” isn’t easy to come by:

Rescue and cleanup crews are being protected by Minneapolis Police on the north side of the city as a curfew is in effect. There were also reports of gunfire and looting in storm-damaged sections of the north side Sunday.


The city of Minneapolis has issued a Curfew, effective from 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday for areas between I-94, Penn, Plymouth, and Dowling Avenues.
Residents are told to stay in their homes during that time — and not enter the perimeter if they are outside.


Police Chief Tim Dolan, who’s been with the department for nearly 30 years, claims this is the first curfew he has seen in the city.


Another report on the need for a “curfew” stated looting took place at a liquor store and gunshots were fired:

Soon after a tornado ripped through North Minneapolis pm Sunday afternoon, an estimated 20 looters ripped off Broadway Liquor Outlet.


The high winds that downed trees and tore off roofs in the area also smashed the glass storefront of the liquor store at 2201 W. Broadway Ave., which was closed.


The looters stole liquor, cigarettes and cash, said owner Dean Rose. The store had plywood boards nailed to its exterior by 7:30 p.m., but broken glass and cases of beer could be seen scattered on the floor inside. Rose said Sunday night he didn’t know the extent of the theft.


Minneapolis Police on Sunday night could not confirm reports of looting.


“It’s devastating,” said Rose, the third generation of his family to run the store. “It puts us out of business.”


“It’s an unfortunate disaster,” he said. “The whole community has been hit hard.”


Asia Harris, 26, of Minneapolis said she saw the looters as the storm struck. Debris hit the Honda Accord she was driving, but she took notice of the thefts.


“Once it hit, they started taking things out,” she said.

Wait. So is the “curfew” required because of the cities predominately white and healthy population? Not exactly:
Some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods face rebuilding after a swift, deadly tornado ripped through northern Minneapolis, tearing roofs off houses, toppling huge trees and power lines and knocking over rail cars.
We at SBPDL quickly consulted the famous Flickr map that shows the racial breakdown of the city, and as our hunch suggested, the area that required a “curfew” was one of the few locations where Black people reside in the city.
Then we decided to consult The New York Times EBT/ Food Stampmap. Guess what we found? Hennepin County (where Minneapolis is located) has a population with nine percent of the citizenry on food stamps. Two percent of white people are on food stamps. Forty-seven – yes 47! –  percent of Black people are on food stamps. That Black people are roughly 13 percent of the county shows which group requires the bulk of the federal help when it comes to eating (not to mention the free lunch program for Black students).In neighboring Ramsey County, 49 percent of Black people are on food stamps (compared to four percent of whites and overall 12 percent of the population).
Some of the other counties in Minnesota show that – as of 2009 – more than 60 percent of the Black population is reliant on food stamps (Blue Earth, Houston, Nicollet, Steams, Kandiyohi, Wadena, Otter Tail, Douglas, St. Louis, and Clay County).
We have shown before that “curfews” are primarily required in Black cities and/or war-torn areas. We have shown a lot about Black people that most other sites won’t show, including the fact that the majority of crime in Minneapolis is committed by one group of people:
The statistics tell a tragic story. According to federal crime figures, homicide is the leading cause of death among African-American males aged 15 to 34. They also indicate that between 1976 and 2004, 94 percent of black murder victims were killed by black offenders. While “black-on-black crime” is having a devastating impact in Minnesota and across the country, its racial overtones have made it a difficult problem to address or even discuss. In this story, three community leaders weigh in on the roots of black-on-black crime and what, if anything, can be done about it.

St. Paul, Minn. — St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington views black-on-black crime as a scourge ripping apart his community. Since racial breakdowns of crime statistics are hard to come by in Minnesota, Harrington has been forced to do a lot of digging. 



He determined that in 2006, 70 percent of all aggravated assaults in St. Paul, the most violent crimes on the books, were committed against African-Americans. Given the proportion of blacks in the local population, Harrington was shocked. 


“In the city where ten percent of the [population] is black, how can you have 70 percent of your victims of this particular crime, which is one of the most horrendous crimes you can do, how can that be so out of whack?” he asks. 


As a first step toward controlling the problem, Harrington says you have to figure out who is in the suspect pool. When he divided the suspects by race, it gave him a snapshot of the degree to which black-on-black violence afflicts St. Paul. 


“Just like 70 percent of my victims are black, 70 percent of my suspects are black,” he says.


Harrington says black-on-black crime is an outgrowth of two huge problems affecting Black America: the high rate of out-of-wedlock births and gangs.

“The Day the EBT Cards Stop” is a day, a moment, that no one is prepared for, nor is anyone talking about what it means to have such high percentages of Black people reliant on the state for the daily sustenance.
In Minneapolis alone, nearly 1 in 2 Black people receives EBT/ Food Stamps. Black people are responsible 70 percent of aggravated in St. Paul (part of the twin cities) despite being only 13 percent of the population.
We hate to write this, but this report (written by Disingenuous White Liberals) shows that if you remove the Black population from Minneapolis, you remove virtually all the crime:
 The purpose of this report is to examine the experience of African American males in the criminal justice system. The focus is on males, 18 to 30 years old who are arrested, convicted, and sentenced in Hennepin County District Court. Data on arrests are from the Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Data on jail bookings were obtained from the Hennepin County Sheriff. Data on court dispositions and sentences were provided by Hennepin County District Court.

The information contained in this report reflects some of the data being compiled as part of a larger effort to examine the nature, extent, and causes of racial disparities throughout Minnesota’s criminal justice system. Compared to other states, Minnesota has the greatest black-to-white disparity in imprisonment rates. In 1997, the most recent year for which state-by-state data are available, the ratio of African Americans to whites in state prison was 25.09 to 1. This is the highest ratio of all states. In 2000, 37.2% of the state’s prisoners were African American. By comparison only 3.5% of the population of Minnesota was African American. The disparities are not limited to the “back end” of the criminal justice system. For violent offenses, the arrest rate of African Americans in 1999 was 1,621 per 100,000. The comparable arrest rate for whites was 76 per 100,000 resulting in African Americans being 21 times more likely to be arrested for violent crimes than whites.

In Hennepin County in 1999, African Americans represented over half (51.5%) of the arrests for violent crimes1 and whites represented 29.5% of violent crime arrests. Of all counties in Minnesota only Ramsey County was higher in the percentage of African Americans arrested for violent crimes (52.9%). African Americans accounted for a smaller percentage of arrests for property crimes (33.3%) than whites (40%). The percentage of African Americans arrested for violations of narcotic drug laws was twice as high as the percentage of whites arrested, 58.7% compared to 30%.
The first time “curfew” has ever been declared in Minneapolis is the result of the cities “poor” looting a liquor store and shooting of guns. The cities “poor” are its Black residents who are responsible for the lions-share of the crime (the majority of which rely on EBT/ Food stamps to eat).
Nature has a tendency to bring out the best in man (think Japan and Nashville) and it has the tendency to bring out the worst (think Katrina). Nature has always been the variable that DWLs can’t control or cover-up in Black-Run America (BRA).
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One Response to Crime, Looting and Reliance on EBT/Food Stamps: Black People and Minneapolis

  1. Ray says:

    Minneapolis is a clean, livable city. But on the street level, the downtown area is infested with gangs of African-American youth, making the sidewalks dangerous at all hours. Nothing is done about this. Fortunately, we have the skyways, private-owned property from which the thugs can be easily removed. They know enough not to go up there. Sadly, I have to take the bus (an express bus to my nice mostly white neighborhood) that stops on the worst street corner for droopy pants and rude, mean, dirty-mouthed, drug-crazy behavior. I’ve learned to time my arrival (from the nice safe skyway) so I don’t have to wait at the Thug Stop. Once in a while, a thug or some woman with three kids and stroller gets on and he politely informs him or her that they are on the wrong bus. Mine is the 141. Theirs is the 14, a local to the Thug North Side. They ruin everything. This is one of the things that discourages use of public transportation. I’m heading to work now on a Saturday, absolutely dreading the rude, noisy Thugs.

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