First, you should definitely fix that shift key or at least start using the caps lock button. It's a little grating reading without capital letters.
Second, your point about segregation not causing crime is an oversimplification. The legacy of segregation has made African Americans the least afluent major racial group in the United States (Household income trends by race
). I'm sure even you, my individualist friend, will agree that poverty and the accompanying lack of opportunity breeds crime.
The liberal ethic as I have always understood it and tried to practice it stands on two pillars.
The first is that government should protect us from harming each other but not from harming ourselves. Guns, as catalysts for violence fall in the first category, drugs fall in the second.
The second is that, as fellow travellers on spaceship earth, we have an obligation to help each other in times of trouble.