Wednesday, January 20, 2016

An antidote to the BLM hysteria about police and their shooting of blacks

“In December, police killed 92 people — 21 blacks, 40 whites, 17 Hispanics/Latinos, five Asians/Pacific Islanders, and nine of unknown race. Fourteen were unarmed, including five blacks. Those who were unarmed reportedly still posed other types of threats to officers. These threats included physical violence and ramming officers with a vehicle. Most of these reports are based largely on the accounts of eyewitnesses and the officers involved and so might not include all relevant details, such as results from ongoing police investigations. But the available facts fail to support the claim, made most prominently by the movement Black Lives Matter, that police systematically target unarmed black men. Of note among those who were killed is, however, the prevalence of mental illness.”

Whenever someone whines about blacks getting the lead pill treatment from police, demand hard evidence.  That evidence will show the opposite of their position, which is why they won't cite any.

Hat tip: Instapundit.

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