Sunday, September 25, 2016

Some US Police Department Statistics and Opinions

Forgive an old white woman some confusion here -- Charlotte:  a black Police Chief, a black police officer and a black miscreant.  These are all black lives mattering, but the BLM is still not satisfied!  What the hell do they want?  Perhaps they aren't quite sure?  Wouldn't it be prudent to leave the field of fire (so to speak) and have a nice sit-down and finalize their objectives?  And then let the rest of us in on what those objectives might be?  I think it would be helpful for a lot of people who are as confused as I am.

In 2013, 27 per cent of U S peace officers were black.  That was 130,000 minority officers, up from 78,000 in 1987.  (Source DOJ survey)

Alex S. Vitale, assistant professor, Brooklyn University said, "black officers are more likely to make arrests of black suspects than white in the same circumstances."  (Source Newsweek magazine article)

Given the fact that if you obey a police officer's orders, you are 100 per cent less likely to get shot by a cop, wouldn't you think a wise person would consider this before going for a cop-assisted suicide? 

Maybe if you adopted the Nike slogan "Just Do It" you'd have fewer casualties?  Mingle something like Just Do It If a Cop Says So Because Black Lives Matter? 

Just a thought.  Carry on.

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