July 8, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Chicago, Civil Rights, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Judges, Law, Liberals, Police, Police State, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
Black Males More Likely to Kill Police Than to be Killed By Police
-By Warner Todd Huston
The nation awoke to the murder of five police officers by sniper fire during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas, after President Obama spoke out on the earlier shootings of two black men by police in two different states. With these incidents in the news attention is once again turned to the strained relations between police and the community. But the evidence shows that police have far more to fear from African American males than the reverse.
In her new book, “The War On Cops,” author Heather MacDonald reveals FBI data showing that police officers are 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black man than black men are of being killed by a cop. MacDonald also reports that 40 percent of all cop killers are black men. These statistics seem to prove that police have far more to fear from black males than black males have to fear at the hands of police.
To be sure MacDonald’s findings are at odds with the Black Lives Matter movement and even recent comments by President Obama.
In the afternoon of July 7 after news engulfed America that two young black men were killed by police, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota, President Obama released a statement lamenting the shootings saying “all Americans should be troubled” by the two shootings.
“To be concerned about these issues is not political correctness. It’s just being an American,” Obama insisted. “And to recognize the reality that we got some tough history and we haven’t gotten through that history yet.”
But only hours after Obama again came to the side of the Black Lives Matter by criticizing police, five Dallas officers were killed by sniper fire during a Black Lives Matter protest. Both the shooting and more of MacDonald’s research are important as the author found a series of other facts that turn the Black Lives Matter narrative on its ear. For instance, she found that police killed nearly twice as many white people as they did blacks in 2015.
She also found that a large portion of African Americans who were ostensibly unarmed when they were shot by police were also attempting to wrest away an officer’s gun or otherwise arm themselves when they were shot.This, MacDonald says, makes the term “unarmed” misleading.
Also turning the “racist cop” claim on its head, MacDonald found that black and Hispanic police officers are 3.3 times more likely to resort to shooting a suspect than white officers meaning white officers are not the ones likely to shoot first and ask questions later.
These facts seem to make the lie to the Black Lives Matter narrative that America’s police departments are bastions of white racism going about murdering black citizens at will.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, BizPac Review, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.
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