March 17, 2011

Obama Administration: New Orleans PD not shooting enough whites

From WWLTV:
The [Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's] report found from 2009 to 2010 all 27 incidents of NOPD deadly force were against African Americans, and in 2009  the department arrested 500 black and 8 white males under age of 17, which diverges "severely" from national data.

Disparate impact, I tell you!

In 2000 (the most recent data I can find), the NOPD was 51% black. I can't find anything in the Obama Administration's report on the racial identity of these NOPD police officers they are criticizing. That seems like a bit of an omission for a Civil Rights Division report, no? How often does that division forget to mention the racial makeup of an organization they are criticizing?

What former Mayor Ray Nagin called "Chocolate City" had its first African American mayor in 1978 and its first black police chief about a quarter of a century ago. A residency requirement for cops worked to discourage working class whites from joining the NOPD.The NOPD, which had always been shady, became notoriously gangsta in the late 20th Century.

This part of the Civil Rights Divisions' report on the New Orleans' Police Department report makes interesting reading in light of the Civil Right Division's requirement that the Dayton Police Department hire more marginal applicants(see below):
NOPD hired hundreds of officers during a relatively short time period; one estimate is that 400 officers were hired during the three year period following Katrina. In its press to hire these officers, NOPD reportedly lowered its recruiting standards, essentially removing the physical agility requirement and asking the Civil Service Commission to score the written portion of the application less vigorously.

... At the time of our review, the attrition rate for the latest recruit class was nearly sixty percent. Of the sixty-six recruits that successfully completed the recruitment and background investigation, thirty-nine were eliminated from the training class. NOPD expended thousands of dollars to test, train, and conduct background checks on what were clearly marginal applicants, a waste of funds that NOPD could have better used in a more targeted recruiting process. Nonetheless, NOPD’s decision to eject unqualified candidates before they became officers was the appropriate one. In interviews with NOPD officers at all ranks, we heard the consistent complaint that the Training Academy routinely graduated police recruits who were sub-par and not fit for duty.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is working to New Orleansize the Dayton Police Department.

Prediction: Nobody in the Obama DOJ will ever notice the contradiction between their complaints about New Orleans police applicants being scored less vigorously on the written test and their simultaneous demands that Dayton police applicants be scored less vigorously.

That would be HateLogic!

Let me add that the politics of this appear a little byzantine. Federal intervention in the police force was demanded by the new mayor, the first white mayor in 32 years, who was elected after lots of poor black voters were flooded out of the Lower 9th Ward. My guess is that the white mayor's intention is to bring the feds in to stage a quiet coup against a black-dominated institution, but to do it in the name of Civil Rights.

Very clever ... but can this kind of double bankshot maneuver be executed adroitly when nobody is allowed to mention in public what the problem is and only vaguely hint at what the solution is? After all, the Civil Rights Division doesn't have much practice at requiring organizations to grade hiring tests more vigorously. Are Obama's DOJ minions  going to be able to remember that the point of this exercise is to hire smarter, less criminal cops -- i.e., whiter cops? That's not exactly what Civil Rights Division lawyers are trained to do, as Dayton shows. From the report, it looks like the best they'll be able to do is force the NOPD to hire lots of Hispanic and Vietnamese cops. As I said, a double bankshot.

We shall see.

36 comments:

SGOTI said...

"We're sorry, all the whites are too busy being shot in Iraq and Afghanistan now. Please dial 0 to be returned to the operator."

Honky Dory said...

The report also found the following:

"The DOJ also found entrenched practices that caused patterns or practices of unconstitutional conduct, including:

1) Failed systems for officer recruitment, promotion and evaluation..."

I wonder if by "failed system of recruitment and promotion", they mean "too many white males were recruited and promoted".

I really don't know, but I can't help but think this...

Anonymous said...

Ah here's the post denigrating blacks that I was expecting. Fire away ladies and gentlemen!

Anonymous said...

That seems like a bit of an omission, no?
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why is it an omission? if the cops were black too, does necessarily matter? i suppose it does, but police brutality and racial profiling is not a white-cop thing, black cops are guilty of it too.


The [Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's] report found from 2009 to 2010 all 27 incidents of NOPD deadly force were against African Americans, and in 2009 the department arrested 500 black and 8 white males under age of 17, which diverges "severely" from national data.
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now, that is quite a disparity I tell you!

but i think u are missing the point.

they are accuisng the police department of racial profiling and baseless discirmination.

u haven't PROVEN otherwise... you've simploy ASSERTED that those 500 blacks who were arrested must've been guilty of somethingo ther than being black.

probably they were deserving. maybe not. u haven't convinced anyone who didn't already agree with your prejudice.

Whiskey said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you officer Annette Frank. A Black female NOPD patrol officer, she shot and killed her (White) partner in a hold-up of a Vietnamese restaurant, and also killed her father and buried him beneath her house. [This is not as exhausting as you'd think, most New Orleans Houses are raised up off the ground, due to the water table being half an inch below ground, with a lattice-work covering the gap between the house, and the ground. And yes during freezes ever four years or so, pipes burst there like crazy.]

Franks was hired despite reservations about her gang background because NOPD was desperate for Black female officers.

FWIW, a casual acquaintance was an assistant New Orleans DA. She prosecuted many "ordinary" felonies and all-Black juries would routinely fail to convict slam-dunk cases of Black thugs victimizing ... other Black people. That was New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

"The [Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's] report found from 2009 to 2010 all 27 incidents of NOPD deadly force were against African Americans, and in 2009 the department arrested 500 black and 8 white males under age of 17, which diverges "severely" from national data.

As do the racial demographics of the city of New Orleans, 60% of whose population is black.

Even if one were ignorant of all relevant statistical data concerning black criminality, would it really be so terribly shocking to find that blacks were being arrested more frequently by the police department of a majority black city?

Have we really reached that point?

Anonymous said...

Okay, new laws should require the shooting of 10 whites, 5 Asians, and 5 Jews by the police in every city to make things more fair, regardless of their guilt.

I think some police departments have minimum requirements for arrests and speeding tickets. So, a traffic cop might give a ticket to a driver even if he was going only 2 miles over the limit.
So, to make the minimun requirement, a white guy should be shot for jaywalking and a Jewish guy should be shot for double-parking and an Asian guy should be shot for driving badly.

Anonymous said...

This is getting funnier and funnier. In Texas, blacks and 'progressives' complain that all the suspects arrested for the rape of the 11 yr old girl were black. I mean how fair is that? Next time, if 27 blacks rape a girl, arrest some whites, Jews, and Asians randomly to make things more fair. Why? 'Social justice'.

Harry Baldwin said...

I have read that Eric Holder's Justice Department is pursuing eight federal civil rights investigations into the actions of NOPD officers, many stemming from the period after Katrina, as well as investigations of whites who may have shot blacks during the Katrina chaos.

Last year, to mark the fifth anniversary of Katrina, on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program, Terry Gross interviewed A.C. Thompson, a reporter for "The Nation" who has been investigating this story, seeking to bring those responsible to justice.

The article written by Thompson for the 1/05/2009 edition of "The Nation", "Katrina's Hidden Race War," ignores all the unpleasant realities of the situation. He refers to "the widespread notion that blacks engaged in looting and thuggery as the disaster unfolded," as if such a notion were preposterous. He suggests that the residents of Algiers Point, a "white enclave" bordering a large black neighborhood, "could have pulled together food, water and medical supplies for the flood victims." Could they have, really? Were they that well stocked?

"Instead," Thompson writes, "a group of white residents, convinced that crime would arrive with the human exodus, sought to seal off the area, blocking the roads in and out of the neighborhood by dragging lumber and downed trees into the streets. They stockpiled handguns, assault rifles, shotguns and at least one Uzi and began patrolling the streets in pickup trucks and SUVs. The newly formed militia, a loose band of about fifteen to thirty residents, most of them men, all of them white, was looking for thieves, outlaws or, as one member put it, anyone who simply 'didn't belong.'"

So this precaution, which most of us would regard as prudent, is treated as a sort of hate crime. The fears of whites are dismissed as deranged fantasies.

dearieme said...

"a white guy should be shot for jaywalking and a Jewish guy should be shot for double-parking and an Asian guy should be shot for driving badly": disgraceful racist stereotyping!

Dahlia said...

BTW,

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, STEVE, AND EVERYONE ELSE!!!!

josh said...

Eric Holder is completely unfit to be the AG. He is a buffoon,a vicious racist,and an Uncle Remus.Its curious how blacks claim to be believe in the equality of the races. Its clear that they really dont. It means nothing to a black that the Obama admin is dominated by Jews. Blacks seem to happily accept Jewish dominance and the implicit idea that Jews are of greater intelligence.The prize? The idea that whites are NOT in any way more fit or talented than blacks are. Ideas are accepted in the black community based on their utility to blacks and not the reality of the idea. Dear old Eric is quite the obedient guy,happily pardoning Marc Rich-cause he was told to. He is completely w/o integrity. he is stupid and incompetent,as his Ralph Kramden act before Congress re the trials of the terrorists.(Homina homina homina...) Now I understand the DOJ had dismissed a bunch of their lawyers,who had gone to mid-level law schools,and replaced them with high flying Ivy leaugers. Gee I wonder what race was overrepresented among the new lawyers? The pogrom is on!

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

your best post ever.

Pat MacThiule said...

Doesn't Obama have anything more pressing to do, like I don't know, work on the mass unemployment, skyrocketing public debts, wars in the Middle East, revolutions in the Middle East, Iran developing nukes, the US becoming a has-been superpower, trade imbalances with China, etc? Is bean counting over NOPD police officers to beat the dead horse that is white racism, really more pressing?

josh said...

Since it is St Paddy's Day and all,perhaps,to lighten the mood,it has been reported that one Evan O'Dorney has won the Intel Science Talent Search. Young Evan has been homeschooled. Way to go Evan! Woo hoo! Lets hope Eric Holder doea not hear of this...

Camlost said...

There's so much violent black crime in New Orleans that it can't all be prosecuted. Thus, the phenomenon of the "60-day misdemeanor murder" where violent criminals in New Orleans know that they'll be back on the streets if the prosecution is too lazy or incompetent to bring forth a strong case within 60 days.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-7/11712631133140.xml&coll=1

Anonymous said...

OT

http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/appleyard_03_11.html

Is the city as important as it once was? With the rise of cyberspace, even in small town communities can easily communicate and share info/ideas with people in cities--or any part of the world. If US companies can hire Asian-Indians halfway around the world for certain services, why is it so important for people to crowd into one place?

And a city thrives or dives depending on the quality of people it attracts and/or retains. Detroit is a city alright, but the best people left and the people still there aren't doing much to attract others to come settle.

Anonymous said...

"Eric Holder is completely unfit to be the AG. He is a buffoon,a vicious racist,and an Uncle Remus."

He's useful though. Obama uses people like Holder, Sotomayor, and Kagan to push the radical agenda while he himself plays the moderate 'above petty or partisan politics'. Alinskyite leftists love what Obama is doing: hoodwinking the white middle class with his 'moderate' style while pushing the leftist agenda, but many indepedents and moderate white conservatives like him too: they see him as the moderate liberal who will rein in the excesses of people like Holder, Sotomayor, and Kagan. NEVER MIND IT WAS OBAMA WHO APPOINTED THOSE PEOPLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's another crisis on our college campuses:

www.washingtonpost.com/on-college-campuses-a-gender-gap-in-student-government/2011/03/17/ABOTCKl_story.html

Anonymous said...

I guess it's like they let go of Michelle Rhee because she was firing too many black teachers.

Now, why doesn't Holder go after the NBA for not recruiting enough Mexican and Vietnamese players?

Anonymous said...

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you officer Annette Frank. A Black female NOPD patrol officer, she shot and killed her (White) partner in a hold-up of a Vietnamese restaurant, and also killed her father and buried him beneath her house."

The disgusting movie LAST SEDUCTION has a similarly sicko female character, but many lauded that film as an empowering feminist noir film. Maybe blacks and feminists should make Annette Frank into a hero as well.
Jews have Anne Frank, blacks have Annette Frank. You see, she's just a female Nat Turner who rebelled against all those evil whites. She did kill yellows, but we know they're a bunch of white-wanna-bes like Chua. Shame on them! How dare them yellows be that way, aspiring toward whiteness than blackness! If Chua sang gangsta-rap with her kids, liberals might like her more.
When white people trying to be so unwhite and black, why is she trying to make her kids act so 'white'?
Come to think of it, maybe the main white liberal anger with Chua wasn't really about her Asian Tiger Motherism but her respect for Western Culture as worthy and superior. Her classical-music obsession can be seen as a reprise of the CULTURE WAR debate. Most white liberals prefer the view of classical music in PIANO TEACHER, where it's all about anal repression and patriarchal psychosis. While liberals are into reggae and jazz, this Chua biatch is spoiling the party by saying kids should learn white classical music.

Anonymous said...

Whites, Asians, and Jews not committing enough crimes so that cops could shoot them. How 'racist' of them!
Diversity shouldn't merely be a political target but a shooting target. So, if you're white, stop being so 'racist' in obeying the law. Go up to a cop and call him a 'pig' and wave a gun at him, so he could shoot you. Make sure it's a black cop cuz he'll feel better knowing that he didn't a just a shoot a brother but shot a cracker too.

Anonymous said...

Residency requirements for police officers should only be legal if we can require politicians and judges to send their kids to public schools - and that means public schools in the nearest big city with mandatory busing.

Dahlia said...

"josh said...

Since it is St Paddy's Day and all,perhaps,to lighten the mood,it has been reported that one Evan O'Dorney has won the Intel Science Talent Search. Young Evan has been homeschooled. Way to go Evan! Woo hoo! Lets hope Eric Holder doea not hear of this..."

Thanks for posting that... it made my day.

I remember very vividly when he won the National Spelling Bee at age 13 in 2007. It was revealed that he was a math prodigy and composed his own music. And he was home schooled. Evan represented all that was good and to be celebrated.

Then he went and gave the most awkward interviews ever. He obviously had Asperger's to anyone familiar with it, but apparently most people were not.

He, his parents, and homeschooling parents were ravaged by liberals who wanted to score points against home schoolers and desperately wanted to pin his social awkwardness on his schooling. They made out that he was damaged, so damaged that he was really living a hellish existence in which he was probably psychologically maimed for life. Worst of all, his giftedness was either not acknowledged as a good in an of itself or was seen as a unimportant product of abusive, hyper-competitive parents.

Now, almost four years after that huge ugly fit was thrown, he has added a gold medal from Int'l Math Olympiad and now this.

This validation is so sweet. No one can deny his genius anymore nor treat his accomplishments as insignificant even if he is, horrors!, socially awkward.

Dahlia said...

Oops, meant "savaged". Those St. Paddy's Day festivities...

OneSTDV said...

In 2000 (the most recent data I can find), the NOPD was 51% black.

This doesn't matter on site like AlterNet. They basically blame whites for brainwashing minorities into targeting NAMs.

RKU said...

Josh: Since it is St Paddy's Day and all,perhaps,to lighten the mood,it has been reported that one Evan O'Dorney has won the Intel Science Talent Search. Young Evan has been homeschooled. Way to go Evan! Woo hoo! Lets hope Eric Holder doea not hear of this...

Yes, there was quite a bit of coverage of that in the newspapers. Frankly, I just don't see winning the National Spelling Bee as that significant---I'd guess it's mostly just a mixture of memory ability and dedicated training. But winning first place in the Intel Science Competition AND also winning a Gold Medal at the International Math is really quite extraordinary---I tend to doubt anyone does that more than once every decade or two, and can't remember the last time. I don't follow the homeschooling issue, but if a student can achieve that sort of amazing result, it can't be too bad. I suppose that's the fallback option if the schools keep all their idiotic policies. I'd also think that the Internet has enormously levelled the playing field against organized schooling.

Incidentally, the newspaper articles gave the strong impression that the kid very much enjoyed all the advanced math and science he was doing, and was almost entirely self-drivem. I didn't get the impression that his parents were Amy Chua-types, threatening to beat him mercilessly unless he solved five difficult math problems every evening. Therefore, I suspect he'll continue his excellence in math and science even once the threats and beatings are no longer at hand, unlike Chua's poor daughters. I never heard of Richard Feynman or Paul Dirac being coerced into studying physics either...

Anonymous said...

Why do people comment without any knowledge whatsoever? Evan clearly has Asperger/autism spectrum (way beyond just socially awkward), and is a blazing genius. His parents are totally normal salt of the earth middle class folks. He is home schooled because no regular school can handle him socially or academically. All of his friends in Danville are Indian and Asian math/spelling bee kids who don't seem to care about his social issues. He is a living legend to my relatives in the Indian community over there. He has been to the Jain temple there many times, and is apparently a wonderful kid.

Anonymous said...

I think Dinesh D'Souza got it backwards its not "The End of Racism" its the beginning or at least the reawakening.

My parents were both racists as was almost every other white person in and around Washington DC in the fifties.

My mother read about the murders or robberies every morning in The Washington Post. Her prejudice was confirmed everyday because the Post printed the pictures of the perps.

But then the Post and other papers decided to not print the pictures of those arrested. Those pictures tended to be all black of course.

That news blackout (editorial censorship) was in effect for about forty years.

Its odd when you think about it. These newspapermen who claimed to believe in democracy and the "people's right to know" unilaterally decided to withhold data lest the public think out-of-fashion thoughts.

The blackout curtain is now lifting. Everyone on the street these days carries a cell phone camera and posts their clips on YouTube. There aren't many videos of actual murder but plenty of violent behavior - all the perps are black (or seem to be).

This last year or two we have viewed earthquakes and tsunamis on TV. Some God of Irony has decided to stage these disasters as a lesson in comparative racial responses. We see the Japanese queue up politely amid the wreckage of their country and we remember the behavior of the Haitians and the New Orleans blacks.

The media reporters again miss the story. They are universally stunned that the Japanese behave well. They expected looting.

You don't have to think about it or ponder statistics. It's right there on the tube every evening. You can see the faces.

Looting isn't a phenomenon associated with disasters it's associated with black people.

Soon people will be led to suspect that we don't really have an education problem either but rather an education of black people problem.

We used to say that the communist dictatorships could not stand exposure to TV from the West. Now it seems as if politically correct anti-racism can't stand exposure to the cell phone camera.

Albertosaurus

Truth said...

"My parents were both racists as was almost every other white person in and around Washington DC in the fifties."

Stop lying, Al. when your parents were alive there was no D.C. They caught rides to school on Julius Caesar's Chariot.

David said...

Clearly, there is a bias against the criminal population.

After all, just think about it.

Who gets arrested? Who gets convicted?

Criminals.

How many non-criminals get thrown in the slammer?

Damn few. Some, but not enough.

Wouldn't a truly equitable police force go after everyone equally, so that all segments of society are represented?

Law-abiding citizens, non-law-abiding citizens, grandmothers, armed robbers, three-year-olds, murderers, non-murderers, everyone.

I mean, why are arrestees and prisoners disproportionately criminals? Why shouldn't there be at least as many non-criminals arrested, convicted, and imprisoned?

Tony said...

Wow. The NOPD was pretty bad at the time of Katrina. So many officers went AWOL and some were even caught looting. Now they say that a lot of dregs were hired after Katrina. You can only imagine how truly messed up that department must be. Unbelievable.

Svigor said...

Whites, Asians, and Jews not committing enough crimes so that cops could shoot them. How 'racist' of them!

I'm going to hold my breath waiting for an Ashkenazi-American to object to this (heavy) implication that Ashkenazi-Americans are not white.

Harry Baldwin said...

David said...I mean, why are arrestees and prisoners disproportionately criminals? Why shouldn't there be at least as many non-criminals arrested, convicted, and imprisoned?

If you recorded this for NPR, in an earnest tone with a little catch in your voice, they'd probably give it airplay. A few days ago NPR had a special report on a high-security prison set-up for those suspected of having terrorist affiliations, and the shocking revelation was that the system was disproportionately targeting Muslims!

Jay said...

"Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, maybe the main white liberal anger with Chua wasn't really about her Asian Tiger Motherism but her respect for Western Culture as worthy and superior. Her classical-music obsession can be seen as a reprise of the CULTURE WAR debate. Most white liberals prefer the view of classical music in PIANO TEACHER, where it's all about anal repression and patriarchal psychosis. While liberals are into reggae and jazz, this Chua biatch is spoiling the party by saying kids should learn white classical music."

Wait, so she is secretly a self-hater and an Asian white supremacist who considers western culture superior to her own culture because she likes classical music 0_0 :O ... !!!??? If a white kid enjoys Rap music, or R&B, or Jazz, or any form of black music, does that mean he is a white black supremacist? Your logic is ironclad, man /Rolleyes.

Mr. Anon said...

"Tony said...

Wow. The NOPD was pretty bad at the time of Katrina. So many officers went AWOL and some were even caught looting."

One explanation for some of the officers having gone AWOL, or being feared dead, was that they may not have even existed in the first place. I remember some talk after the event that somebody had entered ghost officers on the rolls, and was collecting their paychecks.