BY LOCAL MEMPHIS.COM
Of the 83 homicides in Memphis so far this year, 76 of the victims were African-American. That means more than 9 out of every 10 homicide victims are black. 65 of the victims were black men.
Nearly 92 percent of this year’s homicide victims are African American and some are asking, where is the outrage?
“It’s not only sad, it’s disgusting. It’s irresponsible. There is no denial. How can we sit here as a black community and accept this?” Stevie Moore of Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives said.
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Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.
Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States.
The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee’s major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as Memphis and the Mid-South. WIKIPEDIA
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