Blacks Should Worry More About Blacks Killing Blacks,Than The Police Killing Bla

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  1. vveasey profile image84
    vveaseyposted 2 years ago

    Blacks Should Worry More About Blacks Killing Blacks,Than The Police Killing Blacks Yes Or No?

    Crime Statistics Show More Blacks Are Killed By Blacks Than By The Police

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    This often brought up. However statistics show that all races predominantly kill their own race.
    Most whites are killed by other whites, most Asians are killed by other Asians, most Latinos are killed by other Latinos.
    As one person said: "People kill where they live."
    Thugs, drug dealers, and so called gangsters never took an oath.
    The side panel on a police car reads: "To Serve and Protect".
    Anyone paying taxes has a right to (feel) they are going to have the same treatment from law enforcement regardless of their race.
    If someone is licensed to carry a concealed weapon it should not matter what race they are when it comes to approaching them or deescalating a situation.
    Lastly we don't expect lies and cover up from those sworn to protect and serve. Officer Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and misconduct in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014. Initially it was reported in the Chicago Tribune the teen surged towards the officer. The officer felt his life was threatened and he shot him. Autopsy records that revealed the teen was shot 16 times! A video that was kept from public viewing shows the teen never lunged at the officer and in fact had his back turned when he was shot down.
    The city quietly gave the family $5 Million while the mayor and state's attorney kept the video under wraps for almost two years.
    People living in the community aren't "surprised" this kind of thing happens. What shocks them is even when it's {on video} there is no legal repercussion or punishment for killing unarmed black men.
    With the advent of more police body cameras and dash cameras as well as citizens with cell phone cameras we are likely to come face to face biases that can't be denied.
    Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of money, wealth, fame, power, or race. The penalty for selling bootleg CDs shouldn't be getting pinned down and shot four times by police officers.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      By the way "Blue lives matter" too!
      Law officers by and large do a great job. However it doesn't mean more effort shouldn't be made to root out those who give the badge a bad name. Loyalty sometimes clouds judgment.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image38
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Even the blacks agree that there are too many blacks killing other blacks. Not sure about your conclusions.
      Maybe the bias is against criminals?

  3. pagesvoice profile image85
    pagesvoiceposted 2 years ago

    No! African Americans need to always be on guard against rogue and racist cops who fear those of a different color. When was the last time you heard about a white man shot and killed by four bullets while in a car with his 5-year old daughter in the backseat and girlfriend in the front, all because he had a broken taillight? How about the man in Baton Rouge who was, for all intents and purposes executed at close range.

    For those white people who think everything is equal, I have one question; if given the chance, would you come back a black man or a white man? I think we all know what the overwhelming answers would be.

    This question has the air of people like Rudy Guiliani who still refers to 09/11 with a noun, verb, and adjective.

    The Washington Post put these statistics in their proper perspective: … story.html

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You've made some excellent points.
      Most people believe if George Zimmerman had been black and Travon Martin had been a 17 year old white teenager the legal outcome would differ.
      Equality under the law has been so elusive for far too long.

    2. RJ Schwartz profile image92
      RJ Schwartzposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting take - should all white people be afraid of blacks then since of all the violent interracial crimes committed each year, 85% are committed by blacks?  Or are these just rogue blacks?

    3. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ralph, I think you're missing the point. The topic is not about thugs and criminals killing citizens. It's about law enforcement people who took an oath to "Serve & Protect" that are killing people. A society needs to be able to trust cops.

    4. Ericdierker profile image48
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is this concept in logic; you cannot draw a generalization from a specific. Even if you had a thousand individual examples it would pale in comparison to the millions of police contacts a day.

    5. bradmasterOCcal profile image38
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My take on the question is not solely on the cops, but on where is the worse transgression of blacks being killed. By other blacks or police? Not the police oath. The issue is Intent to kill? In LA blacks intentionally kill blacks

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Several hundred times more black lives are taken by other blacks than by police - but changing that requires reforming the black community and rebuilding black families. Easier to blame society as a whole and eliminate personal responsibility.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No one disagrees with your statement.
      In fact most murders in the U.S. are NOT committed by police. What's upsetting is police are sworn in to "serve and protect".
      If the people with badges are killing you just like the thugs where's the help?

    2. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      More whites are killed by cops than blacks, as well as at a higher rate. Therefore, cops are not targeting blacks disproportionately, but the narrative eliminates discussion of higher rates of black crime.

  5. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    I fully agree!  I have never been assaulted, or even threatened, by a cop, but I have long lost track of the times I have been victimized by blacks.  That is why I hightailed it out of Oakland soon as I turned 18.  It's the best decision I ever made!

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I hear you!
      The same can be said of Gary, IN.
      However I have to admit none of those criminals ever took an oath swearing to "Serve and protect" the community either.
      Therein lies the difference!
      People should feel safe and assured with cops.

  6. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 2 years ago

    Both things require equal amounts of attention in my book. Both are real and absolutely terrible.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image38
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Succinctly and accurately said!

  7. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    Agree.  Every time an African American is killed by a cop, it is all over the news.  Then if the cop is acquitted, there are violent protests with businesses getting burned down, innocent people getting killed and so on.  A lot of these protests are unjustifiable such as people going for the cop's gun, people who resist arrest and people high on drugs.

    Some protests are justifiable like the 12 year old who had the toy gun.  But they should not protest because of the cops, they should protest the toy manufacturers who made a realistic looking gun-this is not the first time this has happened.

    I live in a small city-less than 100K and most of it are people killing people-regardless of race-mostly drug related or domestic.  In the 20+years we have had about 10 cop/trooper killings.  So I am more fearful for their lives

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
      LoisRyan13903posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Not all the cop killings are by African Americans. example David Sweat


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