Wednesday, May 11, 2016

More misinformation on TV tonight

We're still hearing twisted statistics about cops killing blacks. (Just watched the Ferguson story on CBS.) People want any unfortunate killings to reflect percent of population, but black males between the ages of 14 and 17 commit homicide at 10x the rate of white and Hispanic youths. Obviously, they will encounter police more often as the police protect people.

In New York City blacks are 23% of the population but commit 75% of all shootings, 70% of all robberies and 66% of all violent crime. Whites are 33% of the population but commit fewer than 2% of all shootings, 4% of all robberies and 5% of all violent crime. This means when police are called out on a gun run, the chances are they will encounter black men looking for trouble. 

The anti-cop campaign of the last 2 years puts police in danger and also the people they are supposed to protect. Crime fell dramatically the last 20 years, now it's creeping back up as the number of police killed in shootings doubled in 2016. The chance of a police officer being killed by a black is 18.5x higher than the chance of an unarmed black getting killed by a cop. From "The danger of the Black Lives Matter Movement" by Heather MacDonald, April 17, 2016, speech.

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