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Report Debunks Black Lives Matter's Killer-Cop Propaganda

January 04, 2016  | 

To hear the media tell it, America is in the grip of an unprecedented crime wave, an orgy of wanton murder in which heavily armed thugs randomly gun down innocent unarmed people, some of them teens, just for sport.

Except that these homicidal goons are wearing the blues and badges of American police departments.

It’s the narrative that’s given rise to the protest movement Black Lives Matter and to a growing public mistrust of the police in general. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the recent shooting of a middle-aged woman and a teen in Chicago, the body count seemingly keeps rising, exacerbating racial tensions and keeping the nation on edge. And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.

Problem is, it’s simply not true.

Last week, the Washington Post published a study of the police shootings that took place in 2015. Likely they intended the story to be shocking — as on Dec. 24, 965 people were killed by police! Instead, the report quells the notion that trigger-happy cops are out hunting for civilian victims, especially African-Americans.

Read more at New York Post.

Comments (18)

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Leonard Mather @ 1/4/2016 5:35 PM

When I read the stated goals of BLM seeking "Campaign Zero" in regard to no more shooting of young black men, BLM spokesperson, Molly Weasley gave some statistics. What she said was 100% incorrect: and that was that "More than1,000 people are killed each year by police and that nearly 60% were unarmed. That is a blatant untruth! Data from US Department of Justice, FBI Uniform Crime Reports and the US Census allow the following conclusions: Black are just shy of 13% of the population. Between 2009 ands 2012, a total of 1,491 officer involved deaths of citizens occurred. That = 372 and NOT 1,000 a year. Of these, 61% were white males; 32% were black males, and 3.2% were of other races. Conclusion: Approximately 120 black males a year die in police encounters where force is used. To me, it looks like Black LIES Matter.

Leonard @ 1/4/2016 5:53 PM

It's widely know that the statistics collected by the FBI are inaccurate because such reporting is voluntary. Reporting by the Washington Post, The Guardian and COP crisis all report similar numbers, approximately 1100 citizens killed by police. It's a national tragedy that our own government don't have accurate numbers on this topic. The number of deaths at the hands of police is obscene and even more so when compared to European police forces and Canada. The sad fact is, our police use too much force and especially deadly force.

Leonard @ 1/4/2016 5:53 PM

and BTW. Black Lives Matter!!

Mark @ 1/4/2016 6:14 PM

Oh no, and article that actually uses real stats and puts things into perspective. We can't have that! Where is the other Leonard and Percy who post on this site? They won't comment here because this article debunks their agenda and everything they are saying. They will just pretend to not to read it, ignore it, and hope it goes away so they can keep shouting their total BS.

Mark @ 1/4/2016 6:24 PM

There you are Leonard. Of course don't believe stats and use ones that fit your agenda. I have a degree from a high research university and know all about biased studies and stats to fit agendas and that is exactly what you are doing.

I like how you mention Europe. Ever been there? I have many times. Many of those countries have no crime period. So of course their police never have to use force or even carry any weapons. Why don't we talk about the root of the crime problems here in America and ask why certain people here in America act like animals and cannot live in a civilized society? Just like the linked article above says why does 13% of the American population commit 50% of the murders? PLEASE ANSWER THAT LEONARD?! WHY?! Some of these European countries you cite some have no murders period. Those Europeans are civilized people and we Americans act like animals. That is why forced is used here and not there.

xxxxx @ 1/4/2016 6:35 PM

Leonard, have you every thought that maybe, just maybe, it's the citizenry using too much force resulting in their own death? And that maybe the officers are forced into the violent situations by the mere fact they are sent there with the responsibly of fixing the problem. I can't answer your question about Canada and European countries. Maybe they behave better or maybe when an authority figure arrives on the scene they were taught to respond better. For example, Michael Brown. That incident could have been completely avoided if "Big Mike" didn't make a decision to try and win over on an officer that day. See, like it or not, police officers are paid to win.

Bob peterson @ 1/4/2016 7:24 PM

It should be. Black Lies Matter. Let's refer to the movement as that
Let's make the real movement All lives matter.

Percy @ 1/4/2016 9:40 PM

I'm here, I just have other shit to do sometimes.
I will comment on this as soon as I have some time,
probably tomorrow afternoon. I don't sit at my computer hovering all day on this page.
I read this article last week when it came out and I found it very interesting.
I'll leave it at that for now. I must say I found your comments to me on the Tamir Rice
story much more recievable, informative, and engaging. I was going to thank and commend you
for that, as I rarely recieve sane commentary on this site. I will also leave that as is for now.
Try looking back to the comment I left about the Oregon lads who did some very nice things for a family in their area and then look at the comments. That's what I'm used to from those like SS, and others and there sure do seem to be a whole lot more of the. Also look where I have said fairly often to the good ones in my comments. I DON'T have an agenda, like someone else said I would like the police to be better.

Leonard @ 1/5/2016 10:43 AM

@Mark: You may have visited, but I have actually lived there. I agree, there is less violent crime in European countries. But to claim there is no crime is ludicrous. A key difference is gun control. Europeans don't allow their citizens to buy handguns the way we are allowed in this country. So I will concede that in some parts of this country, typically large cities, policing can be more challenging in terms of gun violence. However, I will offer a few stats for you. In Britain, the biggest threats to police are knives and other sharp objects. In 2014, almost there were 26K of incidents involving them and 7K of incidents involving firearms. Do you know how many citizens were killed by police 2013/14...NONE! since 2004...24! In the US, a person with a knife or anything remotely resembling a weapon will be shot. Let me repeat that...26K of incidents involving a knife and not one death. Again, why are your mostly unarmed British counterparts able to subdue suspects.....

Leonard @ 1/5/2016 11:08 AM

without resorting to deadly force? The key differences are the following and they cannot be understated: Training, Rules of engagement; Non-Militarization; Tactical Retreat, and Respect for Life. In the US, we give a cop a gun after 19 weeks of training on average, a substantial portion being weapons training with little time dedicated to conflict de-escalation. Before an officer in Britain can join an armed unit, he must be on the force for 4 years and then there are strict rules of engagement. We give our officers a deadly weapon and very few rules to operate except one; to shoot if a threat to your life exists (real or perceived, no matter how big or small) That mentality does not exist in the European forces. Deadly force really is the last resort and in many Euro countries, officers must obtain permission from a supervisor. So their societies haven't bought into the false narrative that "officers have to make split second decisions" As someone that has self defense...

Leonard @ 1/5/2016 11:35 AM

training, I know that narrative to be false. Standing in front of a suspect shouting "put down the weapon", or not engaging the suspect at a safe distance or not using the available environment as protection are easy ways to get oneself killed and I've seen far too many video of officers doing just that and then blame their actions on the suspect. That's just poor tactics and policing period. Police are the ones with the training, police are the one supposed to be able to handle tense and potentially dangerous far as I'm concerned, police own their actions. We hand too many deadly weapons to officers without giving them the parameters in which to operate and then fail to hold them accountable (criminally or administratively) for violating parameters where they might exist. Our police view every encounter as potentially their last. Also polices such as broken windows and stop and frisk have created the environment where some police no longer value...

Leonard @ 1/5/2016 11:46 AM

the lives of the citizens in the communities the serve. Some police have no desire to deescalate interactions with citizens. Your own comments and the comments of the other officers that comment on this board confirm it. It's telling when someone can look at the T. Rice or J Crawford and call those actions reasonable when so many other alternatives existed that would have prevented the death of an innocent citizen. Police automatically brand everyone they contact has a criminal and at that point, that citizens life holds no value. That doesn't happen in Euro counties, every life is valued...even the criminal.

Leonard @ 1/5/2016 11:49 AM

@Bob: If it wasn't for BLM, the media wouldn't be talking about the problem of police shootings and violence in this country. All lives do matter and Campaign Zero among other efforts will make our police forces better.

S.S. @ 1/6/2016 12:13 PM

Wow I knew leonard was an idiot and a tool, but then joining into the so-called discussion percy decides that she wants to put he two cents in. I definately can't listen to dumb and dumber on this bullshit anymore.

Percy @ 1/6/2016 12:34 PM

@SS says " I definately can't listen to dumb and dumber on this bullshit anymore."

Yes dear.

Then go away. There does appear to be some on this site who don't mind engaging the public in a decent and civilized fashion. Hurl your profane insults elsewhere. Move to Syria.
As I suggested earlier try firing wildly into your computer screen.

S.S. @ 1/7/2016 7:11 AM

percy I love what my career. it's just what comes out of your mouth,other that leonard tool. You guys are a couple of undeducated and ignorant morons. If you really think that way then God helps us. You too should never be able to adopt. You really are truly stupid, and ignorants. MORONS>

Leonard @ 1/7/2016 8:21 AM

@SS. You appear to be the epitome of the type of officer we don't want on the streets, it you are an officer. Can't tolerate being challenged on an intellectual level because you obviously don't have the ability to process complex thoughts. I will ignore your comments, they aren't worth the effort it took to write them.

Percy @ 1/7/2016 8:40 PM

SS says " You really are truly stupid, and ignorants. MORONS>"

Yes dear.

The irony of calling others stupid, ignorant, and uneducated while writing statements like that is palpable. The comments on this page do have a built in spellchecker you should avail yourself of it.
This will be the final time I respond to you as well, as Leonard elegantly put it you're not worth the time. Or maybe you shouldn't post after yo have been drinking.


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