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Demographics: 1; Gentrification Hysteria: 0

Brooklyn is the land where myths become geographic fact, at least when it comes to the New York Post.
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Brownstones in Brooklyn. (Photo: turtix/Shutterstock)

Brownstones in Brooklyn. (Photo: turtix/Shutterstock)

Today in Twitterland, "When Brooklyn Juries Gentrify, Defendants Lose." The crowd went wild. The influx of hipsters weighed heavily on the scale of social injustice:

The influx of well-off and educated white people to trendy neighborhoods such as Williamsburg is rapidly “gentrifying" the borough’s jury pool — and transforming verdicts, lawyers and judges told The Post. ...

... “The jurors are becoming more like Manhattan — which is not good for defendants," noted veteran defense lawyer Julie Clark.

“They are . . . much more trusting of police,” Clark said of the jurors. “I’m not sure people from the University of Vermont would believe that a police officer would [plant] a gun."

Ah, those Groovy Uvy grads wouldn't understand Big City ways. Hayseeds, shut up and go home. Milk cows, not Brooklyn.

The land where myths become geographic fact:

“There’s an influx of money, and when everything gets gentrified, these jurors aren’t pro-plaintiff anymore,” said plaintiff lawyer Charen Kim. ...

... The percentage of white people in Brooklyn grew from 41 percent to 50 percent between 2000 and 2012, according to US Census data.

Rents in the borough also spiked by 77 percent over the same period, according to a recent report by the city comptroller’s office.

Emphasis added. According to the Twitter account @xenocryptsite, "Not even if you count Hispanic people is Brooklyn 50% white. @nypost should correct that article."

@xenocryptsite cites Census data for Kings County (Brooklyn). From 2000-2010, the net gain for Brooklyn Asians was over 75,000. Whites? Shade under 57,000.

As we all know, Asians are much more trusting of police. They should go back from whence they came. Asians don't belong in Brooklyn, particularly if they graduated from the University of Vermont.