When you realize how much of the horror of violent crime/homicide/non-fatal shootings has been committed by blacks, you can’t look away from the horror of what proponents of Civil Rights/Equity/Social Justice have done to America.
Over 800 guns recovered, 116 from felons in Norfolk in 2021; Police chief says, ‘We have to stop the flow of illegal guns,‘ by Chelsea Donovan, WTRK.com, January 14, 2022
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Chief of Police Larry Boone [pictured right] discussed the impact of illegal guns in the community during a 1 p.m. press conference on Friday.
Boone was joined by Charlie Patterson, the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The Norfolk Police Department told News 3 that over the past year, the department has focused on certain “hot spot” neighborhoods to recover stolen guns. According to police, in 2020, Norfolk had the highest number of guns recovered out of all cities in Hampton Roads.
Boone spoke about how the neighborhoods where the guns were recovered have been mired in poverty and marginalized for many years.
“They have the same commonalities: Underemployment, undereducation, health issues, conflict resolution issues, lack of opportunities – same thing I have said for years,” said Boone.
Some of the statistics given out at the press conference were eye-opening. In 2021, 821 guns were recovered, and 116 of those were from felons. Boone says it often starts with women buying guns for their boyfriends who are gang members.
Chief Boone said, “If we want immediate impact, we have to stop the flow of illegal guns.”
From 2017-2021, 3,885 firearms have been recovered, 926 were recovered from felons and 317 firearms were reported stolen.
Also, from the data Boone presented, African Americans represent the highest number of homicides. From 1989 to 2021, there were 1,109 homicides – 952 were African Americans.
“We we are aware Black and brown communities are critically impacted by gun violence and are committed to doing something about it,” said Boone
He also revealed how the department will partner with numerous agencies to stop gun violence and sales of illegal guns, as well as protect youth from gun violence.
As far as solutions, Boone says it starts with you – being bold and speaking up if you see something.
So from 1989 to 2021, 86 percent of homicide victims were black in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 1989, Norfolk has been a majority white city. Knowing the majority of homicides are intraracial, what percent of black suspects do you think have been behind the overall percentage of the carnage in Norfolk since 1989?
If Norfolk had no blacks, how many homicides would there have been since 1989?