The stories of racial tension and all out war against the police are pouring in across the country faster than we can write them:
- Gunman fires 17 rounds at policeman’s home; police chief makes UNBELIEVABLE statement
- Protesters shut down Interstate 35 in Minneapolis
- Black Lives Matter Standoff With Police In Kansas
- Parents, Sick Baby Blocked from Hospital by BLM Protestors
- Detroit police arrest four for threats against cops
- NC Police Officers Say Fast Food Staff Taunted Them, Served Them Tainted Food
The Black Lives Matter movement is based in the belief that there is substantial, and rampant, racism throughout law enforcement nationwide. Any rational person would think, ‘well there has to be some numbers out there on this’ and look into it to see if their assertion is true.
So here it is:
A Harvard professor and his student researchers have concluded a study on racial bias with regards to police officers. The team spent 3,000 hours compiling data from police records in 10 major cities across the United States and examined 1,332 shootings between 2000 to 2015. The result? Police officers do tend to fire their weapons at one race over others. Caucasians.
The study was conducted by Roland G. Fryer, Jr., a professor of economics at Harvard – the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard and the first to win a John Bates Clark medal.
Fryer’s study concluded police officers are LESS LIKELY to fire their weapons if suspect is black, than white.
“As a kid, I didn’t like the police at all,” Fryer said. “I grew up on one side of the story.”
Fryer said he hopes his analysis will have a positive effect once people know the truth on police use of force. “It’s not the finish,” he said. “It’s the start.”
So what is the breakdown of Americans shot and killed by police?
Regardless of the study’s findings, I’m tired of this blatant racism infesting this country but even more infuriating, they’re allowing lies and half truths fuel their hatred – this has got to stop.
The fact is: almost twice as many white people are killed by law enforcement over black people every year. We need to start spreading the truth in America, not feeding into these infectious lies and ignorant claims. We need to keep putting the facts of cases like Michael Brown, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile out there because facts are not racist – they are impartial facts.
If Black Lives Matter really wants to help someone, they should help the inner city communities in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta or any number of other cities where black-on-black gun crime occurs on almost a daily basis.
That’s the truth. That’s a fact.