When will Leftists stop lying about police killings of “unarmed blacks”?
When they can’t profit from it.
More statistical proof about police shootings of blacks. The “science” of this Leftist-described EPIDEMIC!
While this study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics is not meant to be conclusive, just the summary shows quite a bit of disparity between the narrative and reality:
Erika Harrell, Ph.D., Elizabeth Davis, BJS Statisticians
December 17, 2020 NCJ 255730
This report is the twelfth in a series that began in 1996. It examines the nature and frequency of residents’ contact with police by residents’ demographic characteristics, types of contact, perceptions of police behaviors, and police threats or use of nonfatal force.
In the prior 12 months, as of 2018, among persons age 16 or older—
- About 61.5 million residents had at least one contact with police.
- Twenty-four percent of residents experienced contact with police, up from 21% in 2015.
- Whites (26%) were more likely than blacks (21%), Hispanics (19%), or persons of other races (20%) to experience police contact.
- There was no statistically significant difference in the percentage of whites (12%) and blacks (11%) who experienced police-initiated contact.
Whites had more contacts with police than blacks. And whites had more police-initiated contacts than blacks.
When you factor in criminality among blacks, these numbers become even more stark. Moreover, this is 16+ in age. Many black criminals are younger than 16.
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But there is another irony. Most of the encounters of police shooting blacks are public cases. For example, the store owner called police on George Floyd because he tried to pass a counterfeit $20. Daunte Wright was killed in a traffic stop. Eric Garner died in front of a store, where police had been called. I think you get the picture.
However, what about residences?
It’s not store owners or officer-initiated reasons people show up at black residences. When police show up at somebody’s house, either a neighbor or the resident called. And what happens generally in these instances? The police defuse a situation.
Rarely is force, or the threat of force, actually used during police contact.
According to the research:
- Among the 61.5 million U.S. residents age 16 or older in 2018 who had contact with police during the prior 12 months, 1.3 million (2%) experienced threats or use of force from police (table 3).
- Males (3%) were more likely than females (1%) to experience threats or use of force.
- Whites (2%) were less likely than blacks (4%) or Hispanics (3%) to experience threats or use of force.
- Persons ages 18 to 24 (3%) were more likely than persons ages 45 to 64 (1%) or 65 or older (less than 0.5%) to experience threats or use of force from police.
Now, when we’re talking about police presence in neighborhoods, much of what we’re talking about is domestic violence. According to research, it is likely that only 1-2% of domestic violence incidents are reported to the police.
Now, contrast that with the fact that nearly 1 out of every three women has been beaten, assaulted, or coerced into sex, it becomes obvious that the police aren’t the enemy 99% of the time. But a fear of the authorities actually puts women in more danger.
And let’s just throw one more set of statistics out there. According to one study, domestic violence (DV) calls are one of the most dangerous situations for police officers. Before Obama’s war on police, numbers say about 4,000 officers were assaulted annually and at least six of them were murdered. Now, these numbers only apply to DV calls.
Sandwich all this together, and what do we learn?
Most of the time, police are in more danger than we are. And ladies, you’re 33 times more likely to get a beating from the man smiling next to you in those 8×10 glossy wedding photos than you are to suffer from any kind of police force.
Yet, the public narrative is F*ck the police. Defund the police. Strike back at the police. Instead, it should be thank an officer. Respect the police. Understand, arresting you for shoplifting isn’t the highlight of their day either. But I’ll leave you with one more statistic to bring it all together. According to data, approximately 10% of police officers are assaulted while performing their duties each year. Thus, you have a 1% chance of being assaulted by a cop, and he/she has a 10% chance of being assaulted by you. Surely that brings a little perspective to the table.
Here, at the Black Sphere, part of the Kevin Jackson Network, we back our boys in blue. In fact, we dedicated our team to make the documentary, “Bleeding Blue.” And when Hollywood refused to tell the other side of the story, we created Flick Fest. Conservatives can’t sit back and wait for the next Donald Trump to silence the leftist agenda. We have to do it ourselves. And we have to do it now. It’s time we force the liars to start telling the truth. And they can begin with the real police statistics, the very ones liberal work so hard to hide.