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Why It Took Months to Reveal Fifth Circuit Misconduct Dismissal

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In August, a panel of federal judges in Washington dismissed a misconduct complaint against Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The decision was announced on Wednesday—not by the court, but by the group that filed the complaint.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    The political left tries (and fails) again to suppress discomfiting speech. In this instance, a respected federal judge made a passing reference to irrefutable fact -- namely that blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to commit violent crimes than are members of other population subsets -- and the radicals who wish to redefine deviancy ever downward want desperately to make an example of her so others won‘t similarly speak the truth. How very sad.

    Nevertheless, if and when blacks and Hispanics manage to reduce their catastrophically self-dooming out-of-wedlock birthrates and bring fathers back into their family structures, their children, in the aggregate, will grow up less likely to become crimes statistics and no one will any longer be able to argue factually that minorities are more prone to committing violent crimes.

  • Dudley Sharp

    An anti death penalty witch hunt? Hmmm maybe.

    Race, ethnicity and crime statistics.

    For the White–Black comparisons, the Black level is 12.7 times greater than the White level for homicide, 15.6 times greater for robbery, 6.7 times greater for rape, and 4.5 times greater for aggravated assault.

    For the Hispanic- White comparison, the Hispanic level is 4.0 times greater than the White level for homicide, 3.8 times greater for robbery, 2.8 times greater for rape, and 2.3 times greater for aggravated assault.

    For the Hispanic–Black comparison, the Black level is 3.1 times greater than the Hispanic level for homicide, 4.1 times greater for robbery, 2.4 times greater for rape, and 1.9 times greater for aggravated assault.

    From

    REASSESSING TRENDS IN BLACK VIOLENT CRIME, 1980.2008: SORTING OUT THE "HISPANIC EFFECT" IN UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS ARRESTS, NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY OFFENDER ESTIMATES, AND U.S. PRISONER COUNTS, DARRELL STEFFENSMEIER, BEN FELDMEYER, CASEY T. HARRIS, JEFFERY T. ULMER, Criminology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Article first published online: 24 FEB 2011
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-9125.2010.00222.x/full

  • Dudley Sharp

    An anti death penalty witch hunt? Hmmm maybe.

    Race, ethnicity and crime statistics.

    For the White–Black comparisons, the Black level is 12.7 times greater than the White level for homicide, 15.6 times greater for robbery, 6.7 times greater for rape, and 4.5 times greater for aggravated assault.

    For the Hispanic- White comparison, the Hispanic level is 4.0 times greater than the White level for homicide, 3.8 times greater for robbery, 2.8 times greater for rape, and 2.3 times greater for aggravated assault.

    For the Hispanic–Black comparison, the Black level is 3.1 times greater than the Hispanic level for homicide, 4.1 times greater for robbery, 2.4 times greater for rape, and 1.9 times greater for aggravated assault.

    From

    REASSESSING TRENDS IN BLACK VIOLENT CRIME, 1980.2008: SORTING OUT THE "HISPANIC EFFECT" IN UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS ARRESTS, NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY OFFENDER ESTIMATES, AND U.S. PRISONER COUNTS, DARRELL STEFFENSMEIER, BEN FELDMEYER, CASEY T. HARRIS, JEFFERY T. ULMER, Criminology, Volume 49, Issue 1, Article first published online: 24 FEB 2011
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-9125.2010.00222.x/full

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