April 25, 2022

Blame it On the Police

Blame it On the Police

Are the police actually targeting Black people? Why do so many traffic stops conclude with the Black person getting killed? What’s the solution?

Key Points:

  • Statistical data does not support the claim that Blacks are being targeted by the police.

  • The number of blacks arrested by violent crime category in 2019: Murder—4,078, Rape—4,427, Robbery—29,677, Aggravated Assault—91,164. In this one year alone, there were 3 times as many blacks raped, 21 times as many robbed, and 65 times as many violently assaulted as there were blacks killed by police in the six years reported combined.

  • There is an old proverb that says “Where there is no vision, the people perish”

Race Crazy: BLM, 1619, and the Progressive Racism Movement
by Charles Love
Julie Tate, Jennifer Jenkins, and Steven Rich, “946 people have been shot and killed by police in the past year,” Washington Post, Updated June 3, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/

Federal Bureau of Investigation, “Table 43: Arrests by Race and Ethnicity,” 2019. https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2019/crime-in-the-u.s.-2019/topic-pages/tables/table-43

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