This is in response to Tara Knight’s letter Aug 2, 2013 in which she stated that my letter of July 26, 2013 utilized “Distorted Statistics” to try and justify racial profiling. She also challenged me as to the veracity of the statistics I quoted.

Apparently she missed the part where I stated that “Racial Profiling is wrong”. I never tried to imply that the statistics justified any such thing, I merely suggested that these stats contributed to the problem.

As for verifying the questioned statistics they are part of a study done by the “Black on Black Crime Coalition” see Also these facts were vetted in a panel discussion aired on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Unfortunately, many on the “Left” only see what they want to see and rarely ever let the facts get in the way of their political correctness.

Marlin D. Lilley Jr.

Cogan Station

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