We The People: “There are some allegations and suppositions by the original author that don’t jive with the facts.”
Ah yes, just three of the racially divided Obama years.
LOL: listen to the editorializing of the talking head below as she explains why the white guy was at fault.
It seems to go without saying if one acts civilly he will be treated civilly.
It makes no sense for thugs of any color to be out all hours of the night terrorizing people in their own neighborhoods.
Rare: by BONNIE KRISTIAN
Take a moment to let this sink in:
That’s a huge disparity. As many as one out of every two people killed by police officers every year has gone uncounted—and even if you take the highly improbable position that each and every one of those deaths was legally and morally justified, it’s troubling that our government can’t be bothered to come up with an accurate tally.
This shockingly casual approach to the value of American lives is made worse when you factor in the evident racial disparities among the deaths. The Guardian reports:
When adjusted to accurately reflect the US population, the totals indicate that black people are being killed by police at more than twice the rate of white and Hispanic or Latino people. Black people killed by police were also significantly more likely to have been unarmed. […] While 31.6% of black people killed were found to be carrying no weapon, that was true for only 16.5% of white people.
That last detail is particularly telling: Black people were killed more often by police even though, by being unarmed, they presented less of a danger to police officers, who are already safer than they have been in years.
Also important to remember: not every violent interaction with police ends in death. There are far more, like the Texas pool party incident, in which no one is killed but the citizens involved are still injured or traumatized. These cases are even more likely than officer-involved killings to go uncounted at the national level, but if other criminal justice trends hold, they also affect black people and other minorities at a disparate rate.
In this light, “it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them.” And it is not hard to see why protesters feel it is necessary to declare that #BlackLivesMatter when they suffer government attacks that aren’t even deemed important enough to count.
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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.