The ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists have wreaked havoc on this nation over the last year or so.
Their allegations that our police officers are senselessly killing innocent black citizens is nothing short of false, and now we have the stats to prove it.
As The New York Post reports, according to what you’re hearing from activists, “bloodthirsty, racist cops are blasting black men like clay pigeons at a shooting range. The pace of this alleged slaughter is breathtaking.
Here are some of the bogus claims:
Rise Up October asserts that there are “over 1,000 people a year killed by police.”
Here is another one:
“Every 28 hours, a black person is murdered by police,” Black Lives Matter activist Cherno Biko told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. “It feels like we’re in a war.”
This would be a devastating statistic…Except it’s simply not true.
What people need is a strong dose of factual evidence to contradict their claims. Actual crime data reveals that this movement is based on purely FALSE allegations. Luckily, Dr. Richard came to our rescue with his new book, Race Pimping: The Multi-Trillion Dollar Business of Liberalism,
University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest data from the FBI and Centers for Disease Control.
From 2003 through 2012, law-enforcement officers killed an average of 429 people per year in “legal interventions.” These include a relatively small number of innocent people killed by cops and many more who died due to reasonable use of force.
But the biggest problem black men face is that their black lives don’t matter to other black men.
On average, 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Using FBI and CDC statistics, Professor Johnson calculates that 112 black men, on average, suffered both justified and unjustified police-involved deaths annually during this period.
This equals 2.5 percent of these 4,472 yearly deaths. For every black man — criminal or innocent — killed by a cop, 40 black men were murdered by other black men. The, at most, 2.5 percent of the problem generates relentless rage. And, yet, it is rude-to-racist to mention 97.5 percent of the problem.
The notion that America’s police officers are gunning down ‘innocent black people is one of today’s deadliest loads of BS.
According to an official, 73-page “2014 Annual Firearms Discharge Report”, NYPD killed eight people last year, not the ‘1000 people’ that Biko claimed.
Of these killings, only four of them were black. ALL OF THEM were armed with some sort of cutting instruments. To be more specific for the skeptics, of these objects used were scissors, a hatchet, a boxcutter and a knife. All suspects were ready to use their weapons when they were fatally shot.
Even so, these four justified deaths total last year’s NYPD “genocide” against black men.
It goes without saying that some police are undeniably racist. But the claim that cops are violently gunning down people for fun is absolutely absurd.