Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The NFL protests—a big yawn

The original NFL  protest by trouble maker Colin Kaeppernick (who has 3 white parents and a white Muslim girlfriend) was about police violence against blacks which is a myth perpetuated by liberals, media and those who don't read Bureau of Justice reports. And of course, he needed media attention because he's a sore loser with a bad record and had been cut. How it became a flag and patriotism issue, I think was simply a slap in the face to the fans who pay those ridiculous salaries to watch grown men be violent and run around.

Using rates instead of numbers, a white man committing a crime is much more likely to be stopped/shot by police than a black man. Why is homicide for blacks at arrest out of proportion to their population? The offending rate for blacks is 34.4 per 100,000 compared to 4.5 per 100,000 for whites, yet 42% killed by police are white. Based on that figure, it looks like whites are more likely to be killed by police while committing a crime than blacks. (Bureau of Justice. Arrest related deaths, 2003-2009. NCJ 235385) But when a white man is shot breaking into Jim Little's Cleveland home, no one cares except Jim. If a black man committed the same crime, all Cleveland and Ohio and the east coast and west cost media would be talking about it, ramping up the racism to get more votes for Democrats.


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