Saturday, January 12, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! CONSERVATIVE JACKSON COUNTY FACT CHECK!!!
An important and data driven perspective from Kansas City's leading and most prolific conservative author offers a rebuttal of recent stats from Jackson County.
Take a look:
Jackson County Statistics
I read with interest that "The jail population is 88% percent male and 58% black, which is substantially higher than the national average of 36%."
I see also that the county is expected to "Examine and address racial and ethnic disparities."
Let me help. The United States is 12.7 percent black. Jackson County is 23.6 percent black. In other words, Jackson County has a black population 86 percent higher than the nation as a whole. And yet the county's jail population is only 61 percent higher than the national at large.
If there is a racial disparity here, it would seem that whites and Hispanics are disproportionately being jailed in Jackson County.
I would also want to look into the fact that although males make up 49 percent of the county population they are being jailed at a wildly disproportionate rate.
Just trying to help out,
For more from Mr. Cashill, check out his EXCEPTIONAL work at The Sentinel.