Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Portland and Fairness: Nearly a Black Christmas for DWL's

Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams has said something incredibly interesting that warrants a quick comment:
Mayor Sam Adams peddles "fairness" while Portland is awash in crime
“I trust in Portlanders sense of fairness; that bad actions by one member of any group does not and should not be generalized or applied more widely to other members of that same group. Otherwise, as part of the biggest racial group in Portland, European-Americans, producing many crimes daily, would be in deep trouble.”
This statement was uttered after the failed Christmas tree bomber was thwarted, no thanks to the city of Portland:
"I was recently told by a media person that if something happens in this city, I'm toast."
So said Tom Potter, mayor of Portland, Oregon, on April 28, 2005 as he and the city council voted to bar Portland police from participating in one of the federal government's key anti-terrorism initiatives, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. In Portland's deep-blue precincts, there was intense opposition to the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror; residents worried the task force might violate state anti-discrimination laws by targeting Muslims for their religious and political views. So city leaders forbade police from taking part in it.

They made brave statements. "Here in Portland, we are not willing to give up individual liberties in order to have a perception of safety," city commissioner Randy Leonard told reporters a few days before the vote. Yet there was still a little note of concern in Mayor Potter's words: What if there were a terrorist attack after we refused to work with the FBI to prevent it?
Profiling, in our world run by Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs), is wrong, though as Portland’s Mayor Adams points out would disproportionately affect white people in his city if such a policy was implemented.
Or would it? Who actually commits crime in Portland, a city that already hates itself for having committed the sin of being hideously white?:
As the nation's first African American president prepares to take office this week, metro Portland -- with its overwhelmingly white population and leadership -- is demographically out of step with 2009 America.

Among the nation's 40 largest metro areas, only four -- none of them in the West -- are whiter than Portland, new census figures show…
Portland's lack of diversity means it is less cosmopolitan, less dynamic and at risk of being less competitive than other metro areas, worries David Bragdon, president of the Metro regional government.

Portland has a metro population that is 78 percent white, a melancholy fact that infuriates DWL’s who feel that a lack of Black people distracts from the hipster, Stuff White People Like (SWPL) vibe the city should display

But the real question is simply this: Is Mayor Sam Adams correct that white people are committing the crimes at a rate consistent with their population, or is there a racial group that is committing crime at a rate far disproportionate to their population?:
Traffic stops of African American motorists in 2009 accounted for 12 percent of all Portland police traffic stops, a disproportionately high rate considering they make up about 6 percent of the city's population aged 16 and over.

And when police record all subject stops, not simply traffic stops, African Americans made up 21 percent in 2009, according to the Portland Police Bureau's "Community Relations Report 2009."

The ratios have remained constant over the last five years, a longer-term study by Portland State University shows.

Leslie Stevens, manager of the bureau's Office of Accountability and Professional Standards, presented both reports Wednesday night to the city's Community and Police Relations Committee.

Blacks have been stopped at more than twice the rate of white motorists when stop data from 2004 through June 2008 is analyzed, according to the report by PSU's Criminal Justice Policy Research Institute.

PSU's five-year study also compared data from daytime and nighttime traffic stops, and found there was a close to a 50 percent increase in traffic stops at night for all racial groups in Portland, with the percentage increase the largest for African Americans.

The study found that two-thirds of traffic stops of blacks occurred in 24 city neighborhoods that account for the very highest calls for police service and violent crime.

"It appears that citizen calls for service, neighborhood violent crime and proactive patrol are all interconnected with increased risks of African Americans being stopped in neighborhoods," the PSU study found. "Our conclusion does not imply that African Americans themselves are more likely to commit crimes given equal circumstances and should be treated with more suspicion."

Stevens, who will lose her job July 1 under the police chief's budget cuts, said the data historically has been compiled and released without informing management decisions.
"So the question is how do you manage the deliveries of that (police) service in a way that doesn't foster or contribute to a sense of distrust?" Stevens said.

Gang Enforcement Sgt. Tony Passadore, a committee member, said officers are trained to notice a person's "behavioral cues" when deciding whom to stop. If an officer makes contact with someone and then realizes "this isn't what I thought it was," Passadore says it's important the officer "turn it into a positive thing."

"The Police Bureau deploys its resources in areas where we have higher crime rates, where more minorities live," Passadore said. "That would explain part of the increase in numbers."

Dave Fidanque, executive director of Oregon's American Civil Liberties Union, said most residents in high-crime areas would welcome a greater police presence. If there are more minorities living in those areas, they're more likely to be seen by a police officer when they're committing a minor traffic offense, although there are patrol officers enforcing traffic laws throughout the city, he said.

The high-crime areas are Black areas, so stopping vehicles in these locations is merely common sense. East Portland has one of the highest rates of property crime in the nation and also has one of the highest rates of Black percentage of the population in the city. 

Yes, Black people get pulled over more. Though we can’t find a breakdown of crime in Portland by race, we would wager that Black people commit a disproportionate amount of crime in that city, which is upset by its glaring whiteness. 

Fairness when the city almost had its Christmas tree lightening interrupted by a Muslim bomber? Only a DWL would prattle about fairness and white people being singled out for profiling in the same sentence, without realizing that the reason Portland has so much violent crime is because of a toleration for drug users and at-risk (read Black people) children. 

Portland is a beautiful city, in spite of the people who hate themselves there, wishing publically to have their city remade in the image of every other failed metropolis in America. 

Here are some amazing statistics from City-Data.com for Portland that showcase what a thriving municipality it truly is, and how delusional the fantasy of importing diversity into the area is when considering how that wonderful idea has negatively impacted every other city it has infected. Portland is not immune from this virus, even with a Black population of just six percent:

Portland’s liberals hate law enforcement. They believe that law enforcement is unnecessarily violent, biased and generally insensitive to politically correct policies. More importantly law enforcement is expensive and commands resources that might be “better” spent on Portland’s social programs.

To enforce Oregon’s criminal laws in Northeast Portland, Portland’s police might be accused of (gasp) “racial profiling.” After all the police will be focusing their attention on African American youths. Arrests of these gang members will reinforce the disproportionate ratio of African Americans detained. Prosecution, conviction and imprisonment of these gang members will similarly reinforce the disproportionate ratio of African Americans incarcerated. In politically correct Portland that just cannot happen.

But something must be done. Something that appears to express concern, suggests action and accomplishes nothing.
Portland’s police do an invaluable job to the city’s residents by mapping crime. It can be found here.
DWL’s hate Pre-Obama America and though they tend to congregate in cities with precious few Black people and ethnic diversity, they desire to be blessed with a significant boost of multiculturalism:
The African grocers, restaurants and beauty shops create a sharp visual of how Portland's black population is changing. As more African Americans move to the suburbs, an infusion of African immigrants is the only thing holding Portland's small black population of 35,000 steady.
"We've been watching this evolve over a period of time," says Avel Gordly, Oregon's first black female state senator and a black studies professor at Portland State University. "It provides a rich and wonderful opportunity for African Americans to connect with their culture, to move past stereotypes that say Africans and African Americans don't have anything in common."
Portland is 12th in the nation for refugee resettlement, according to a 2007 report by the Brookings Institution, bringing in 34,000 refugees from across the globe between 1984 and 2003. But it's also one of the whitest cities in the country.
Interesting that violent crime and crime in general is decreasing at a time when the economy - even in Portland – isn’t so hot, negating that common, DWL theory that crime goes up when the economy goes south. 

They almost got diversity good and hard at the tree lighting ceremony. The crime rates in Portland show us that they already get plenty of diversity.


Anonymous said...

Somalia is an unlivable hellhole because of the behavior of people like this kid. BLACK people, like this kid. America takes him in, welcomes him, gives him a safe place to live and an education, and his thanks is to say that he hates Americans, and try to murder them at random. Why are we taking these people in? No wonder Somalia is what it is.

Anonymous said...

You think you've got it bad, there are millions of them all over Europe. Widespread illiteracy criminality and unemployment from our welcome Somalian guests.

Per capita Somalians Turks Bangladeshis and Pakistanis cost the UK more than any other diasporas. What have they go in common?

Anonymous said...

I live in Portland, in a neighborhood that 15 years ago was a black hell hole. With a lot of gentrification, the Mississippi District is thriving in hard economic times.

The random drive-by, stabbing and what not, the blacks that are still left in the neighborhood.

And you can go anywhere on Mississippi St., with all the attractions that bring people from all over the city, and no blacks. No blacks enjoying any of it. Maybe that's one reason it's still nice.

We bought a home in Portland with the racial balance in mind. It's worth it.

Anonymous said...

I believe this mayor is a homo who was recently caught having sex with a 17 year old boy! This fact alone makes him a star with the DWL crowd. Even if a real bomb went off and killed hundreds at that tree lighting nothing would change in these people's heads. They are deranged.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Portland until 1995. I, for one, do NOT find fault with the restaurateur asking the officer to leave.

PPD hang around restaurants and taverns (!) and they DO harass customers; the color or housing status do not matter. One gets stared at, or your table is approached and you get the "who are you what are you doing here let me see some identification did you drive here mind if I look inside your vehicle?" All this with a hand threateningly close to the MACE can. I suspect that has changed; it's the Taser gun now.

I wonder when the owner of this restaurant will be swarmed by the Multnomah County Bureau of Buildings? Or the health inspectors who suddenly find an A-rated establishment is now failing?

For the record, I am white, but in no way a DWL, and obviously not a badge licker. I simply experienced life in Portland and offer this as perspective.

- former Portland resident

Anonymous said...

"PPD hang around restaurants and taverns (!) and they DO harass customers;"

Sorry, but unless you can provide evidence of an abnormal number of harassment complaints against the Portland Police Dept, then your allegations are baseless, and quite frankly, offensive to all Portland cops.

I've encountered bad cops before. In my experience, they are a tiny minority.

The cop in the video seems to be a good guy. If he has a record of improper behavior, it should be public knowledge. If the restaurant owner asked him to leave because of the behavior of some other cop, then the restaurant owner should be ashamed of himself, and decent people should boycott his establishment.

If the restaurant owner had a problem with a black customer, would he refuse service to other black customers??

Hirsch said...

This post reminds me of a study done to counter the incessant claim that black men are given unfair sentences due to institutional racism. The study found that black men were generally given more time than whites in many instances for committing similar offenses, yet race was not the determining factor. How could this make sense? Easy, the liberals who conducted the earlier studies dutifully omitted pertinent data related to recidivism, meaning that the blacks who were given longer sentences than whites were on their second or third (or fifth) conviction, versus whites on their first. Black men were getting harsher sentences not for their skin color, but because they kept committing the same crimes over and over again. Their criminal histories, their jacket of offenses was getting them the lengthier sentences, not their blackness.

Similar studies re: housing discrimination also carefully ommitted the fact that black-owned banks were likely to refuse black clients at the same rate as white-owned banks; they did this not because they hated black people, but for the same reason that white-owned banks turned down loans by many blacks. Bad credit.

Anonymous said...

The Somali should be applauded for fighting for what he believes in, the people who are criminals are the traitors who brought him here, including Republican traitors like George W. Bush, and everyone, particularly conservatives, who dishonestly quacks on and on about the wonderfulness of diversity and the "creedal nation" despite the overwhelming evidence of its ghastliness. Terrorism and crime from immigrant groups is just a manifestation of the violence of the colonialism that the elites are waging against their own people.

Silent Running said...

Otherwise, as part of the biggest racial group in Portland, European-Americans, producing many crimes daily, would be in deep trouble.

I guess one doesn't have to grasp the concept of per capita statistics to become the mayor of a major city. Or perhaps the good mayor was having pederastic intercourse and missed that block of instruction.

Portland's lack of diversity means it is less cosmopolitan, less dynamic and at risk of being less competitive than other metro areas, worries David Bragdon, president of the Metro regional government.

Right, because white people just weren't competitive before the brownskins showed up. Yeesh. As usual, reality seems to be pretty much the exact opposite of what the liberals insist (nay, demand) it is. Maybe SBPDL can write a numbered article on Capitalism as something black people don't like, if he hasn't already.

Lastly, I have to side with Anonymous @ 3:09. The enemy of my enemy is not my friend, and many if not most cops are simply the state's enforcers-with-badges. They arrest blacks because they have no choice, but they disarm whites with even more enthusiasm. Remember this? I sure do. NO coppers were only too happy to illegally confiscate firearms and leave the citizenry at the mercy of savages. Up in my neck of the woods, a man was recently sentenced to several years in prison for carrying (not pointing, but carrying) a shotgun in his own yard to ward off an intruder.

Make no mistake, assuming a cop is your ally is one of the gravest mistakes you can make. In the event of a civil war, the police will remain firmly on the side of BRA.

Anonymous said...

As we slip into a dystopia I am comforted by the fact that unlike others I'm heavily armed. As the budgets for police get streached thinner and thinner by white flight from the gang infested neighborhoods I suspect that cities will do what they always do and that is find some sort of revenue stream to keep the administrators paid.
Cops will be taken off gang watch and put on traffic watch since we know what is really important. The good news though is that the laws on self defence will be liberalised to the point that you can shoot a purse snatcher.
I've purchased a number of second hand purses in advance. ROTFL

Artur said...

The New York Times predictably covered for Mud Assman Mud the Portland Christmas tree Bomber - according to the neo-marxist psychos at America's newspaper of record, it was a just a harmless prank by a normal, aw-shucks american kid.



Anonymous said...

And when the boogy man comes calling - who is he going to call?