Left has been pushing a dangerous lie on the American people for many years
now- the lie that we live in a country plagued by racism, where white cops kill
black men for sport. Every day, we see this narrative being reinforced. But the
reality is very different.
- In 2018, 452 whites were shot by police
compared to 229 blacks.
- In 2017, 459 whites were shot by police
compared to 223 blacks.
- In 2016, 465 whites were shot by police
compared to 234 blacks.
- In 2015, 497 whites were shot by police
compared to 258 blacks.
numbers were compiled by the Washington Post using news reports, Internet
databases, and public records.
numbers are incredibly stable and can be explained in a number of ways. For
one, whites make up about 70% of the population and blacks make up roughly 13%
of the population.
if we were to believe the Left, we would assume that whites and blacks should
be shot by police at a rate commensurate with the size of their populations.
But this is not the case as the numbers show.
you take a look at the ways in which these numbers are borne out, the picture
twice as many whites are killed than blacks.
to the Washington Post, the victims “were armed or otherwise threatening the
officer with potentially lethal force.”
Daily Wire writes, “Some argue that these statistics are evidence of racist
treatment toward blacks since whites consist of 62% of the population and
blacks make up 13% of the population. But as MacDonald writes in The Wall
Street Journal, 2009 statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveal
that blacks were charged with 62% of robberies, 57% of murders and 45% of
assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the country, despite only comprising
roughly 15 percent of the population in these counties.”
explains that the higher concentrations of crime in inner-city black
communities mean police will confront blacks at a higher rate proportionally.
studies show police shoot based on the intensity of the violence directed
against them not based on race.
to statistics compiled in 2015, the ratio of black to white shootings is about
seven to one. But the numbers fail to reveal the circumstances of these
attacks. Looking at police reports MacDonald found that:
“unarmed” label is literally accurate, but it fails to convey highly-charged
policing situations. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being
unarmed, it was not for lack of trying. At least five black victims had
reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with
his own equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by
their own assault on the officer.”
officers of color are more likely to shoot blacks
2015 the DOJ reported that minority cops shoot and kill people of color
proportionally more often than white cops do. White officers are more likely to
shoot at white suspects. Criminologist Greg Ridgeway believes this is because
whites are afraid of being punished if they are perceived as being motivated by
kill cops more often than cops kill blacks
compiled by the FBI shows that 40% of people who killed police officers are
black. It also shows that police are 18% more likely to be killed by a black
suspect than a black suspect is to be killed by police.
has not always been the case
poverty was at an all-time low in the early 1900s, and black crime was down as
well. Before 1940, whites committed more crime than blacks.
then, father absenteeism has been heavily promoted by the welfare state. And
the fear of whites has been promoted ruthlessly. In other words, this situation
has nothing to do with any biological racial divide. It is the direct result of
social engineering intentionally promoted and enacted by left-wing politicians
in order to secure the black vote.
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