The news is filled with the riots, looting and arson occurring in and around Ferguson, Missouri. Rioters claim the police target blacks and that’s the reason for all the trouble. They claim blacks are arrested 34% more often than whites. The mainstream media and a state politician spread that bit of misinformation.
The truth is that the population of Ferguson and the surrounding area is 65% black. That means that it is a higher statical probability that more blacks will be meeting with police than whites. According to census data, the mean age of Ferguson is 33 years and the average income is $36,000 compared to Missouri’s state-wide average of $45,000. With that information, we can assume that the population of Ferguson, MO is mostly young, black and has lower incomes that the state’s average.
According to that same census bureau website, Ferguson’s crime rate is approximately 25% higher than the rest of the state. I’m not surprised more blacks are arrested in Ferguson than whites. The answer is that there are more blacks in Ferguson than other ethnic and racial groups.
I suppose that little bit of research is too difficult for the mainstream media to uncover.
If you weren’t aware, America’s manned space program is effectively grounded. The US has had no manned launch vehicles since the end of the shuttle program. NASA has to hitch a ride to the International Space Station from the Russians and with the current exchange of sanctions over Crimea and the Ukraine, that access will likely end…soon.
With that, what do we see in the news this morning? If Russia is the 1st in space, it now appears that communist China is second.