My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, May 27, 2005

Racial Profiling hysteria...

Coming soon to your community, the horrors of racial profiling. Yesterday, a report was released on racial profiling by police in Kingston.
Yesterday the analysis of that data was released, revealing great disparities:

Blacks were stopped by police about three times as often as whites.

More than 40 per cent of black males between the ages of 15 and 24 were stopped during the year, compared to 11 per cent of their white counterparts.

About 10 per cent of the stops involving a black person resulted in an arrest or charge, compared to 6 per cent of the stops involving whites.
But, what percentage of crimes were committed by the various groups? Perhaps there's a reason why more blacks were arrested when stopped than whites.

I believe racism is wrong, for sure. But, let's not be blind to the fact that certain communities committ more crimes.