Wise One States:
I find them to be uplifting and an ideal way of respectfully communicating an important message that we all need to hear ... that the African American segment of our population suffers indignities and death at the hands of police in ways that the rest of us do not
A Black Lives Matter lie. The Facts:
...blacks, who are 13% of the U.S. population, themselves commit many more homicides than white and Hispanic perpetrators—combined. Young black males in particular commit homicide at nearly ten times the combined rate of their white and Hispanic counterparts. As Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald explains, “That astronomically higher homicide-commission rate means that police officers are going to be disproportionately in black neighborhoods to fight crime, where they will more likely encounter armed shooting suspects.” Blacks nationwide are also dramatically overrepresented in the commission of other serious crimes such as rape, robbery, and assault—precisely the types of offenses most likely to trigger a confrontation with police that could result in a fatality.
...instances of police-on-Asian shootings are nearly invisible in this chart—indeed, blacks, Hispanics, and whites alike are far more likely than Asians to be shot in police encounters. What could explain this? If we were to apply Ms. Lee's line of reasoning, we'd have no choice but to conclude that New York police officers, for some reason, feel less racial animus against Asians than they feel against everyone else. A more realistic explanation is that Asians in the city have very low crime rates and thus have comparatively little contact with police.
Of all suspects who are known to have been killed by law-enforcement officers during that time frame, 41.7% were white, 31.7% were black, and 20.3% were Hispanic. Also during that period, blacks accounted for about 38.5% of all arrests for violent crimes—i.e., the types of crimes most likely to lead to a potentially fatal confrontation with police. These numbers do not in any way suggest a lack of restraint by police in their dealings with black suspects. On the contrary, they suggest the exact opposite
the per capita rate of officers being feloniously killed is 45 times higher than the rate at which unarmed black males are killed by cops. And an officer’s chance of getting killed by a black assailant is 18.5 times higher than the chance of an unarmed black getting killed by a cop.
Today blacks are about 13 percent of the population and continue to be responsible for an inordinate amount of crime. Between 1976 and 2005 blacks committed more than half of all murders in the United States. The black arrest rate for most offenses — including robbery, aggravated assault and property crimes — is still typically two to three times their representation in the population. Blacks as a group are also overrepresented among persons arrested for so-called white-collar crimes such as counterfeiting, fraud and embezzlement. And blaming this decades-long, well-documented trend on racist cops, prosecutors, judges, sentencing guidelines and drug laws doesn’t cut it as a plausible explanation.
The kneeling is protesting police brutality. You made it about disrespecting the flag. That is how racism works.
What a dumb argument. So if we had NFL players taking a knee to protest abortion during the playing of the anthem in disrespect to our veterans and we felt it disrespectful, than we hate children?? You are wrong. The whole concept that blacks are subject to higher incidences of police shootings or police brutality because of systemic racism is a false narrative. Are blacks shot by police officers at a higher proportion than the general population? Yes. Are blacks committing violent crimes in a much higher proportion than the general population that than requires police to have confrontational situations with black perpetrators that lead to violence and shootings between both blacks and police officers in a much higher proportion than the general population? Without a doubt, yes. If police officers are deemed racist by the fact that blacks are shot by police officers at a higher frequency than Whites, than how do you explain the fact that Hispanics are shot at approximately the same frequency as Whites and Asians are shot at a frequency much lower than any other racial group???? Are police partial to Asians than? Is the new form of racism Asian supremacy? Women comprise less than 10% of police shootings but make up over 50% of the population. Are police officers therefore sexist towards men?