Black Teen Murders Up 39% since 2000-2001

The Wall Street Journal reports today that, according to new research, murders of African-American teenagers (overwhelmingly black-on-black crime) have risen 39% since 2000 and 2001.

James Alan Fox, co-author of the study done by criminal-justice professors at Northeastern University, attributes the numbers to a variety of issues, including the cuts in law-enforcement programs and activities geared toward youth. These deep cuts (made during the Bush years) have disproportionately affected African-Americans because they are more likely than their white counterparts to come from communities where there is inadequate adult supervision, high rates of single-parent homes, inferior schools and widespread gang activity.

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