Blacks won't cooperate with police when it comes to snitching on suspects in nonfatal shootings involving both black suspects and black victims. Homicides in the 42 percent black city are almost always the result of black suspects.
It goes without saying that if Little Rock didn't have a black population, it would be nearly gun violence free. But, Little Rock does have a black population... [All homicide victims are black in Ark. capital, Washington Times, March 26, 2014]:
The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year’s 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects. But the city’s police chief said factors other than race - including the economy - are in play.
Mayor Mark Stodola announced last week that he is forming a team to analyze current programs helping the city’s poverty, education and other issues to seek collaborative opportunities between them to help reduce Little Rock’s crime rate.
It’s similar to a commission that Little Rock City Board member Ken Richardson has said he wanted to mobilize.
“Myself as a mayor and other mayors around the country have looked at this issue and tried to stare at the hard, glaring facts of it, and that is there’s a disproportionate number of young men and boys of color who are committing homicides,” Stodola said. “They’re solving their differences, whatever they may be about, with violence.”
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