Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 3 years ago

More police protestors in Baton Rouge! Don't our brave police officers deserve a lot more respect than this? Where in hell is Obama calling?


an end to this uncivilized behavior and/or send it the national guard?

10 Answers

  • 3 years ago
    Best Answer

    What if the Black Lives Matter movement is based on fiction? Not just the fictional account of the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., but the utter misrepresentation of police shootings generally.

    To judge from Black Lives Matter protesters and their media and political allies, you would think that killer cops pose the biggest threat to young black men today. But this perception, like almost everything else that many people think they know about fatal police shootings, is wrong.

    The Washington Post has been gathering data on fatal police shootings over the past year and a half to correct acknowledged deficiencies in federal tallies. The emerging data should open many eyes.

    For starters, fatal police shootings make up a much larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths than black homicide deaths. According to the Post database, in 2015 officers killed 662 whites and Hispanics, and 258 blacks. (The overwhelming majority of all those police-shooting victims were attacking the officer, often with a gun.) Using the 2014 homicide numbers as an approximation of 2015’s, those 662 white and Hispanic victims of police shootings would make up 12% of all white and Hispanic homicide deaths. That is three times the proportion of black deaths that result from police shootings.

    The lower proportion of black deaths due to police shootings can be attributed to the lamentable black-on-black homicide rate. There were 6,095 black homicide deaths in 2014—the most recent year for which such data are available—compared with 5,397 homicide deaths for whites and Hispanics combined. Almost all of those black homicide victims had black killers.

    Police officers—of all races—are also disproportionately endangered by black assailants. Over the past decade, according to FBI data, 40% of cop killers have been black. Officers are killed by blacks at a rate 2.5 times higher than the rate at which blacks are killed by police.

    Some may find evidence of police bias in the fact that blacks make up 26% of the police-shooting victims, compared with their 13% representation in the national population. But as residents of poor black neighborhoods know too well, violent crimes are disproportionately committed by blacks. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks were charged with 62% of all robberies, 57% of murders and 45% of assaults in the 75 largest U.S. counties in 2009, though they made up roughly 15% of the population there.

    Such a concentration of criminal violence in minority communities means that officers will be disproportionately confronting armed and often resisting suspects in those communities, raising officers’ own risk of using lethal force.

    The Black Lives Matter movement claims that white officers are especially prone to shooting innocent blacks due to racial bias, but this too is a myth. A March 2015 Justice Department report on the Philadelphia Police Department found that black and Hispanic officers were much more likely than white officers to shoot blacks based on “threat misperception”—that is, the mistaken belief that a civilian is armed.

    A 2015 study by University of Pennsylvania criminologist Greg Ridgeway, formerly acting director of the National Institute of Justice, found that, at a crime scene where gunfire is involved, black officers in the New York City Police Department were 3.3 times more likely to discharge their weapons than other officers at the scene.

    The Black Lives Matter movement has been stunningly successful in changing the subject from the realities of violent crime. The world knows the name of Michael Brown but not Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old black child lured into an alley and killed by gang members in Chicago last fall. Tyshawn was one of dozens of black children gunned down in America last year. The Baltimore Sun reported on Jan. 1: “Blood was shed in Baltimore at an unprecedented pace in 2015, with mostly young, black men shot to death in a near-daily crush of violence.”

    Those were black lives that mattered, and it is a scandal that outrage is heaped less on the dysfunctional culture that produces so many victims than on the police officers who try to protect them.

  • justa
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    The governor requests the National Guard, not the President.

    And the governor of LA hasn't requested it.

    While many of our police officers are brave, they do know that some of their own aren't. They don't report them, but they also don't want to work with them. There are few attempts to weed out the bad ones and all end up suffering for it.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Our brave police do deserve respect. The ones who overreact and kill unarmed people do not. Obama cannot call out the National Guard on legal protestors. That's unconstitutional.

  • 3 years ago

    Yes our brave good law abiding cops do. Such as the Dallas police that I am very angry about. But there is an element entity out there that is murdering innocent black people and the only way to view this is racially charged. It has to stop. Trying to put a decent face on this is spinning out of control. You blame the dead each and every time.

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  • 3 years ago

    Cops have killed innocent people. It's time for the good cops to stand up to the bad cops.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Respect has to be earned, not given. To get respect, you have to give respect. You treat people like sh*t, they will turn around and treat YOU like sh*t. The way it goes.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    So you think cops who murder black men should be respected? That's nuts!

  • The protesters have one goal. To stop individuality.

  • 3 years ago

    You're either racist or an idiot.

  • 3 years ago

    Once the protesters get an education or job, this will end.

    • Will Powers
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Liberals don't believe in education, only propaganda and wild emotions.

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