If you cannot be color blind, WHAT ARE YOU?
If you think ‘all lives matter’ is a rejection of some sort, YOU ARE BIASED to say the least.
Anyone who saw Malik Shabazz last night understands the problem
Perceptions are so far apart facts cannot dent the realities and cannot even be agreed to exist
But of course, Shabazz probably never heard of Officer Mearkle or her shooting of Kassick. Or that after a year of TRYING WaPo could find no evidence that the 36 black men killed in 965 police shootings in 2015 was color related. Or that Roland Fryer of the Harvard Dep’t of Economics could not find any similar evidence in a very thorough study (which does not look at the race of specific police officers), which this American who happens to be black called the most surprising result in his career (he did find black Americans were more likely to be shoved, handcuffed, kicked etc. at the point of arrest or stop, but of course FBI data show HALF of all murder arrests are of black Americans who represent 12.61% of the population)
This should be watched in full.
The Stop and Frisk program in NY (and large cities make up the bulk of the Harvard study) is a perfect icon for discussion of this total divergence of perception, and Fryer points this out.
The study says:
The results obtained using these data are informative and, in some cases, startling. Using data on NYC’s Stop and Frisk program, we demonstrate that on non-lethal uses of force – putting hands on civilians (which includes slapping or grabbing) or pushing individuals into a wall or onto the ground, there are large racial differences. In the raw data, blacks and Hispanics are more than fifty percent more likely to have an interaction with police which involves any use of forceThe Associated Press study of the NYPD makeup says this:
Whites make up 33 percent of New York City’s population and 54 percent of the NYPD.Are white officers primarily, totally or only in a minor manner responsible for rougher treatment? UNKNOWN
Blacks represent 23 percent of the city’s population and 16 percent of the NYPD.
Hispanics make up 28 percent of the city’s population and 24 percent of the NYPD.
Asians represent 13 percent of the population and 4 percent of the NYPD.
In stark contrast to non-lethal uses of force, we find no racial differences in officer-involved shootings on either the extensive or intensive margins.So, if you are black, and live in a big city, the odds are a police contact will one in five times result in aggressive or ILLEGAL(?) treatment by police, and if NYC is an example, 0.213*0.54(proportion of white cops)=11% of the time a cop stops you he or she will be white and mistreat you. ANd if you are stopped by a ‘minority officer’ the odds are the same.
On non-lethal uses of force, there are racial differences – sometimes quite large – in police use of force, even after accounting for a large set of controls designed to account for important contextual and behavioral factors at the time of the police-civilian interaction. Interestingly, as use of force increases from putting hands on a civilian to striking them with a baton, the overall probability of such an incident occurring decreases dramatically but the racial difference remains roughly constant. Even when officers report civilians have been compliant and no arrest was made, blacks are 21.3 (0.04) percent more likely to endure some form of force. Yet, on the most extreme use of force – officer-involved shootings – we are unable to detect any racial differences in either the raw data or when accounting for controls. We argue that these facts are most consistent with a model of taste-based discrimination in which police officers face discretely higher costs for officer-involved shootings relative to non-lethal uses of force.
But if there is a murder being investigated the cops, you can be SURE, know half of all murder arrests are black.
You are facing an INFINITESIMAL chance of being shot by a cop, and if you are, it’s not due to race.
Final conclusions by Harvard:
As police departments across America consider models of community policing such as the Boston Ten Point Coalition, body worn cameras, or training designed to purge officers of implicit bias, our results point to another simple policy experiment: increase the expected price of excessive force 35 on lower level uses of force. To date, very few police departments across the country either collect data on lower level uses of force or explicitly punish officers for misuse of these tactics. The appealing feature of this type of policy experiment is that it does not require officers to change their behavior in extremely high-stakes environments. Many arguments about police reform fall victim to the “my life versus theirs, us versus them” mantra. Holding officers accountable for the misuse of hands or pushing individuals to the ground is not likely a life or death situation and, as such, may be more amenable to policy change.But rather than discuss this or admit to his TRUE UNARGUABLE racism, and initiate a real, and difficult discussion, Shabazz had his story and was sticking to it.
That’s the way it is on the first day of this convention.
We can’t talk, and it seems to me to be because the BLM story line is ENGRAVED into the soul, as true in 12.61%+ of the population and their political think alikes, and it is held as true as the evil that resulted in Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka.
It is not.
Black Lives Matter does not have JUSTICE on their side because they do not have the TRUTH on their side. Police are not just SHOOTING black men and women at stops. NOT
Black Lives Matter has incited to violence and violence has resulted.
It’s not that this is unacceptable.
It is INTOLERABLE.
Just as it was for Aryan Nation, which executed the same process
Just as it was for the KKK, which executed the same process
It is just as intolerable when the President tries to find UNDERSTANDING for choosing PERCEPTION over FACT and it creates a ‘space’ for understanding attack on society.
And we can’t even TALK ABOUT THIS?
That’s how the argument gets settled by the National Guard in the streets of rioting cities.