Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Unbelievable how many of my white Conservative friends are getting sucked into the false media narrative being perpetuated by Black Lives Matter. Nary a word about this BS from my Black friends. I know you are emotionally and mentally exhausted from all this (at least I am)--reading and debating about it. But, if you read nothing else, read this.

"The Black Lives Matter movement claims that white officers are especially prone to shooting innocent blacks due to racial bias, but this too is a myth. A March 2015 Justice Department report on the Philadelphia Police Department found that black and Hispanic officers were much more likely than white officers to shoot blacks based on “threat misperception”—that is, the mistaken belief that a civilian is armed.

A 2015 study by University of Pennsylvania criminologist Greg Ridgeway, formerly acting director of the National Institute of Justice, found that, at a crime scene where gunfire is involved, black officers in the New York City Police Department were 3.3 times more likely to discharge their weapons than other officers at the scene.

The Black Lives Matter movement has been stunningly successful in changing the subject from the realities of violent crime. The world knows the name of Michael Brown but not Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old black child lured into an alley and killed by gang members in Chicago last fall. Tyshawn was one of dozens of black children gunned down in America last year. The Baltimore Sun reported on Jan. 1: “Blood was shed in Baltimore at an unprecedented pace in 2015, with mostly young, black men shot to death in a near-daily crush of violence.”

Those were black lives that mattered, and it is a scandal that outrage is heaped less on the dysfunctional culture that produces so many victims than on the police officers who try to protect them."



CrabbyOldMan said...

There is also a recently released Harvard study, by a black economist, that debunks the BLM propaganda.
In Minneapolis-St. Paul there is a lot of BLM noise about the guy the cops shot a few days ago. I have seen nothing from BLM about the two year old killed by a stray gang bullet about the same time.
And then there is our idiot governor...

ALa said...

I am also in no way saying that prejudice doesn't exist. It does. But, until we figure it all out--SUBMIT and always keep your hands where a cop can see them --whether you are brown. black white or purple...LIVE. If you have been wronged...call the ACLU, but LIVE.

Zelda said...

I've concluded that this begins and ends with black on black violence. I'm not a knee-jerk cop supporter. I've had good and terrible experiences with cops. There are a few cops in the news who should probably be in jail. That being said, blacks do not have statistics in their favor when it comes to violence in their communities. The violence they commit against each other has nothing to do with cops so the choice lies with them alone.

ALa said...

Me too -- I think cops are inherently jaded (they do deal with the dregs of society on a daily basis) and I think they come into most situations assuming you are guilty. That's been my experience, anyway.

Zelda said...

I mean, it isn't right. But cops can't change unless there is a drastic change in how blacks see and treat each other. Gangs have killed far more black men than the Klan or anyone else. So until gangs are seen as functional equivalents of the Klan, there will be no change.