“And we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called ‘whiteness’ uses and abuses us, burying black people out of site and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment, like oil, black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations, stealing them, gentrifying our genius, and trying us on like costumes, before discarding our bodies like rines of strange fruit”.
“What we’ve been doing, is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.”
-Jesse Williams, 2016 BET acceptance speech
“It is no longer a hushed secret that Black people are wantonly gunned down by law enforcement on a seemingly daily basis.”
“There are more hashtags than most can count as the list of Black lives struck down at the hands of police officers continues to grow…”
-Benjamin Crump, attorney, 5/25/21
“…many of us still live in fear, as we go to the grocery store, or walking our dogs (Gayle King interjects); or allowing our children to get a license…but every time they get in a car by themselves, I worry about what assumption is being made by someone who doesn’t know everything about them. The fact that they are good students and polite girls, but maybe they’re playing their music a little loud; or maybe somebody sees the back of their head and makes an assumption, I like so many parents of Black kids…the innocent act of getting a license puts fear in our hearts.”
-Michelle Obama, interview (1 min. mark) on CBS with Gayle King after Derek Chauvin was convicted(2021).
In light of the above quotes, allow me to remind you of the ‘numbers’ only points from my 10 points refuting the myth-- Police Target Black Men:
-Arrests in Houston. In the city of Houston, during 1.6 million arrests, police did not discharge their guns 99.968% of the time. Take a moment and meditate on this number!
-Arrests in America. In 2019, during 10,085,207 arrests, 249 Blacks were killed. Therefore, during arrests, police kill Blacks at the rate of .0000246896. Or, police do not kill Blacks 99.99753104% of the time.
I could not find arrests by race, so let’s just use hypothetical numbers:
-8 million Black arrests=99.9968875% of the time Blacks are not
killed by police
-7 million Black arrests=99.99644286% of the time Blacks are not
killed by police
-4 million Black arrests=99.993775% of the time Blacks are not
killed by police
-1 million Black arrests=99.9751% of the time Blacks are not killed
-500,000 Black arrests=99.9502% of the time Blacks are not killed
-250,000 Black arrests=99.9004% of the time Blacks are not killed
You have to fall to the hypothetical number of 24,000 arrests of Blacks before we ever dip below the 99 percentile figure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Police Contacts in America.
In 2018, there were 61.5 million contacts between police and the American public. Therefore, 99.99839024% of the time, Americans are not killed during police contacts.
The conclusion from these numbers: even if ‘all’ or ‘every’ killing by police of Blacks were unjustified, the chance of a Black man being killed by the police is remote, i.e. less than 99.99%!!!! Compare this fact with Michelle Obama’s comments!!!!
What is a critical piece of evidence to consider NEXT is that the previous ‘minute’ percentage numbers assume that “no other variables” exist! In other words, the previous ‘minute’ percentages only consider ‘THE NUMBERS FACTOR’---and nothing more, i.e.no other variables!! On the contrary, there are at least two ‘elephant-in-the-living-room’ variables:
1.justification of police killings
2.unarmed Black men
1.Justification. Were any of the police killings of Black men justified? Well, the first question that comes to mind is, how exactly is a police-killing justified? First, did the person killed by police present a ‘life-threat’ to the police officer or another person? For example, prior to being killed, did the victim possess a gun, knife, or a weapon that could kill or injure the officer, or another?
In short, according to the Washington Post, both Whites and Blacks killed by police were overwhelmingly armed with either a gun, knife, or some other weapon.
In other words,
i.the vast majority of the Black men killed had criminal records,
i.e.they had a history of breaking laws and hurting others. I repeat,
there are only a few names on the list of Black men killed by
police who did not have a criminal history.
ii.the vast majority of people killed—Black, White, and Hispanic,
were killed while resisting arrest! Here is THE principle truth: if you
resist arrest, you put your life at risk!!!!
2.Unarmed. First, because a person is unarmed, does not mean the person is not dangerous: i.e. is not a threat to the body or life of a policeman, or another person! Second, an unarmed person can take the weapon of the police officer and use it to kill him or others(Michael Brown).
Following are the unarmed killed by police annually(See Tidbit 1 of this series)
2015: Unarmed: White-31; Black-36; Hispanic-19
2016: Unarmed: White-20; Black-18; Hispanic-9
2017: Unarmed: White-24; Black-19; Hispanic-12
2018: Unarmed: White-25; Black-23; Hispanic-8
2019: Unarmed: White-25; Black-14; Hispanic-11
2020: Unarmed: White-23; Black-18; Hispanic-?
Notice there is only one year where more unarmed Blacks were killed by police than unarmed Whites. Yet, liberalism continues to have incredible success promoting the easily proven lie that police are racist for killing unarmed Blacks!!! If it is true that police are racist for killing unarmed Blacks, what does it make White police for killing MORE unarmed Whites?
Second, let’s give some perspective to the literal ‘unarmed’ annual death numbers, by comparing them to deaths in other areas:
i.Lightening kills 26 people/year
ii.Bee stings kill 62 people/year
iii.Passenger and Cargo plane crashes kill 345/year
iv.Car accidents kill 38,000/year
v.Cardiovascular Disease kills 70,000 Black males and 60,000 Black females/year*
vi.Cancer. 202,260 new Cancer cases were expected in 2019 among Blacks, and
73,030 expected deaths.*
vii.Abortion. Approximately 926,200 abortions were performed in 2014, down 12% from 1.06 million in 2011. Blacks aborted were 259,336 in 2014.
-862,320 abortions were performed in 2017, down 7% from
926,190 in 2014.
-According to the CDC, black women have triple the abortion rates of white women. Why is this not racism, if we measure racism, i.e.injustice, by using the deaths of Black people?
In conclusion, Heather McDonald wrote, “in 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population.” Why is it permissible for criminal Blacks to kill police, but considered the highest evil for police** to kill Black criminals?!?
As the rejection of God, and His word, continues to surge in America, we proportionately fall into a darkness(Ps119:30), where lying becomes the norm, and good becomes evil, and evil good(Is5:20)!!!
*Highest among all races
**Both White and Black police officers.
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."