The proportion in which race played a role rose from 16% to 19% over two years. An official says the number appears to back Baca's argument for a broader discussion about the issue.
Sheriff's homicide investigators reported that race "played a role" in 16% of the 207 gang-related killings in 2005, rising to 19% of 133 gang slayings last year, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.
"Critics have said race is a major factor in the violence in county and state prisons, and is a problem on school campuses. But they say, 'Baca was wrong to say those factors are at play with gangs on the streets,' " Whitmore said. "The numbers lend credibility to the argument that the racial component be examined along with other factors, including drugs, territory and money, in these crimes."
Last week, Baca wrote in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece that "some of L.A.'s so-called gangs are really no more than loose-knit bands of blacks or Latinos roaming the streets looking for people of the other color to shoot."
Races in Los Angeles:-source
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- Hispanic (46.5%)
- White Non-Hispanic (29.7%)
- Other race (25.7%)
- Black (11.2%)
- Two or more races (5.2%)
- Filipino (2.7%)
- Korean (2.5%)
- Chinese (1.7%)
- American Indian (1.4%)
- Japanese (1.0%)
- Other Asian (0.9%)
- Asian Indian (0.7%)
- Vietnamese (0.5%)
Of the above demographic estimates, keep in mind that when it comes to distorting the ACTUAL demographic catastrophe taking place in America, the US Census erroneously counts North Africans and Middle Easterners as "White".
And since LA is home to many Jews, Persians etc.. the Percentage of actual Whites ( as in people of indigenous European descent) is most likely around 15%.
Crime, Poverty, Corruption, Disease, Savagery, Chaos, etc.. have always been the hallmarks of the non-White world.
Nothing new here.
What Whites consider to be Moral, non-Whites consider to be an unnecessary burden.
What Whites call Law & Order, non-Whites call "oppression"...