Friday, July 8, 2016

Dallas, like Ferguson, Shows The Homicidal Outcome Of False Narratives

Pres. Obama vows that lawlessness will not stand & violators will be held accountable, unless it's Hillary...WH Press Secretary (parody)

A lifetime ago, I spent a few years in juvenile probation in a major U.S. city. There were occasions when we dealt with the juvenile detention system inhabited by adjudicated youth. While the youth were in detention, they had visiting hours from family and friends. There were several conspicuous observations I made at the time:

  • 95-99% of the youth were black.
  • It was mostly women---mothers, grandmothers, sisters, etc. that would be visiting. Very few men were present.
  • During their visit, many of the youth were talking about returning to crime and/or their gangs as soon as they were released.
I bring this to your attention for these reasons. This illustrates what the real problems are in the black community; namely, absent fathers, drugs and hanging around with bad actors.

While the two most recent police shootings appear to be troublesome, the fact is false narratives continue to be promoted by the media and the likes of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Let's take a look at the facts:

  • In 2015, there were 965 people killed by police.
  • Of those shootings, 90 were unarmed and a majority were white.
  • White police officers shooting unarmed black males accounted for less than 4% of fatal police shootings (the narrative is just the opposite).
  • In 75% of the incidents, police officers were either under attack (like Dallas) or defending civilians (kinda like police officers protecting anti-police protesters).
  • Most of those killed were brandishing weapons, suicidal or mentally ill.
  • Almost 30% of the police shootings resulted from car chases that began with a minor traffic stop.
  • The odds of anyone being killed by a cop is approximately 1 in 318,000. This happens to be in a nation of approximately 1 million police officers.
  • Many more victims of crime are victims of black-on-black crime not being  shot by police officers. In addition, in 2013, 42% of all cop killers were black.
As Heather MacDonald pointed out in her book, War On Cops,  it shows that "crime, not race, drives police actions..."

The truth is facts to many of these apologists is irrelevant.  They dismiss the truth to perpetuate lies. They prefer chaos. It sustains their false narratives. In short, it's their mission in life.

Fifty-eight police officers have died in the line of duty this year---26 were shot dead.

Sources:  FBI, The Washington Post, "War on Cops," NY Post,  Townhall, BBC News