Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tulsa and Charlotte shootings

Statistically, both in number and rate, more whites in the commission of a crime are killed by police than blacks, but it doesn't seem to make the national news or cause riots. Why is that? And how often do I hear about it in Columbus, Ohio? In incidents involving police and felons, 2/3 were the same race. For citizens killing felons, 3/4 were the same race. I'm not suggesting that in Charlotte or Tulsa the victim was a felon (news flash for Hillary: there hasn't been an investigation yet), only that the perception created by media is that it's only race. We're expected to believe that an officer with 9 years experience who has saved many lives, all of a sudden goes crazy and starts shooting the people she's been protecting all these years.

I was so impressed by the press conference of the city government of Charlotte today. Black, white, men, women, old, young. Female mayor, black police chief. The south has a lot to teach this country. Then the black Muslims had a press conference, with the same old same old.

"According to Chief Putney, Officer Brentley Vinson was not wearing a body camera, but other uniformed officers on scene were. Vinson was reportedly wearing plain clothes and a clearly marked CMPD vest.

"I can tell you a weapon was seized, a handgun," Putney said, "I can also tell you we did not find a book that has been made referenced to."

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