Filling in for Glenn on radio Tuesday, John Cardillo commented on the news of mall rampages occuring around the U.S. the day after Christmas. He also shared the findings of his research on the areas where the most crime is committed.
"I did an analysis, in-depth on this, about this three months ago: 100 percent of the areas where crime was at its highest crosshatched with the young black men committing the crime, were the most progressive Democrat districts in their respective cities and states," Cardillo said. "There is a correlation."
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JOHN: Talking about epidemic-level of black-on-black crime rates. And in Chicago alone, I just want to touch on something with Chicago, because we brought up Chicago because their crime numbers are really disproportionate to the rest of the US, especially with regards to murder. What are the crime rates in Chicago? They were 43 people shot and 11 murdered over Christmas weekend?
TIFFANY: Sixty-one people shot since the Christmas weekend started. Twelve dead. One of them is a 14-year-old girl who is clinging to life.
TIFFANY: It is tragic. 785 homicides this year alone. 4300 shooting victims this year alone. That's up 1300 from last year.
JOHN: Now, what's the population? Chicago population is about four to 5 million, right?
TIFFANY: In the greater area.
JOHN: Okay. So it's about half that of New York City.
TIFFANY: A little bit less.
JOHN: Yeah. New York City is only about 200-some-odd this year. Mid- to high two hundreds. That's 200-and-some-odd too many. But Chicago, just to put it in perspective, with half the population of New York City is averaging about three times New York City's homicides.
Now, I want to get at these mall rampages in just a second. But I want to also focus on something that people understand. Young black men being .5 percent of the population and committing 11 percent of the homicides. Twenty-two times the representation in the population. But you also have to look at Census track data.
So even though it's .5 percent of the population, it's a very small subset of those black men, 18-24, in certain geographical areas. Now, I don't want to get political here. I never want to get political when I talk about dead kids, dead young men. But these areas -- and I study this. I'm a geek for this data. These Census tracked areas are overwhelmingly the most progressive Democrat-run areas in the United States, bar none.
In fact, I did an analysis, in-depth on this, about this three months ago: 100 percent of the areas where crime was at its highest crosshatched with the young black men committing the crime, were the most progressive Democrat districts in their respective cities and states. There is a correlation.
And this particular instance, correlation and causation are the same. It is the institutionally racist and debilitating policies of progressive Democrats. And it trickles down to kids. Because I worked in a pretty much 99 percent non-white area in the south Bronx. But only about four to 6 percent of that area was a criminal element.
The rest, 94, 95 percent were good hard-working people who simply couldn't afford to move or didn't want to move. It was their home. And they were victimized by overwhelmingly disproportionate crime of a very small minority, and the victims were black. The victims weren't white. The victims were black working families.
But, again, we're not allowed to talk about that.
TIFFANY: No, we're not allowed to talk about that. Because it really does stem from progressivism. You know, it's been more than 50 years since LBJ's War on Poverty. More than 22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs, welfare programs, and the poverty rate in the black community is basically the same now as it was then. It's just a couple points less.
JOHN: Well, it's designed though. This is by design. This is by design to keep tens of million -- maybe 100 million Americans collectively dependent on Democratic policies.
TIFFANY: Exactly. I mean, food stamps. Public housing. Medicaid. Daycare. We're penalized as well if the recipient was married. So this really led to the breakdown, the dissolution of the black family. You know, according to the Census Bureau, 73 percent of blacks are born out of wedlock today. Sixty-seven percent are growing up in single-parent households. This is a direct result of LBJ's War On Poverty and progressive policy.
JOHN: And, again, these are not the opinions of John Cardillo, Tiffany Gabbay, the Glenn Beck Program. This is data from the United States Census Bureau. This is data from the FBI. From the Center For Disease Control. From the National Institute of Health. All of these organizations compile and crunch this data. And so yesterday, we see a result of this. We saw, the day after Christmas, mall rampages around the US.
Town center in Aurora, Colorado. Five hundred people involved in multiple incidents. A mall in Fort Worth, Texas, 100 people involved. In Memphis, two malls. Fayetteville, North Carolina, Elizabeth, New Jersey. And the list goes on. And the common denominator was these are young black men and women. That those teenager age groups. That 14 to 17, that 18 to 24, you know, teenage to young adult who are committing crime at disproportionate rates.
And they're doing this, I believe, because the Democratic Party has failed them. The education system has failed them. They're taught to believe false narrative. Now, a pet peeve of mine, and I get flame for it, is Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was created by a guy who goes by the name of Maulana Karenga. His real name is Ron Everett. And if you don't know this, he invented Kwanzaa in 1966.
And shortly after that, in 1971, was convicted to four years in prison for torturing two women. The torture was so severe. He burned them with a soldering iron. Beat with them electrical cords. This guy is now -- he's not sitting in prison, by the way. He did four years. He is an Africana studies professor at Cal State, Long Beach.
JOHN: Right. These are the people being celebrated in academia. These are the people that the United Federation of Teachers -- we talked about the teachers union yesterday, that the UFT and the AFT, the American Federation of Teachers, these are the people they celebrate, that they put into classrooms, that they promote.
Felons torturing -- murderous felons. People who create an alternate narrative of American history.
And I think it's a tremendous disservice when you tell teenagers, young adults, in any population, in any racial group, to disregard the truth, to disregard facts, to disregard data, statistics. To disregard established history. Create your own -- excuse me, create your own and act accordingly.
And we've seen the end result. And what's happening here is just another generation. In fact, many generations that will then live in systemic poverty. That will then blame a system, the same system that was designed to keep them down, they're going to be conditioned to vote for that system.
It is absolutely tragic.
TIFFANY: No. It absolutely is.
JOHN: Yeah. It's just absolutely terrible. And I think that one of the biggest problems we run into is the mainstream media and academia again.
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