How Racial Opportunists Ruin Real Chances for Police Reforms

The two men could not be more different. Brown died after robbing a liquor store and initiating confrontation with police. Garner, a father, died during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes on the street.

Unfortunately, Al Sharpton and the mobs he whips up ignore the difference in favor of a distracting similarity: the men were black. That is the beginning and end of their analysis.

This is a tragic blow for those who see the need for reform in law enforcement tactics, particularly militaristic tactics and the abuse of asset forfeiture laws.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon
  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The police could use some reforms, but that is on a departmental by departmental basis. Some police departments are in more need of “reform” than others.

    Having said that, when can we talk about reform of the greater black community?
    They need it more than any police department that I have ever heard of in America.

    • Pete_Brewster

      You assume that they’re reformable. Not like 150 years weren’t wasted trying.

      High time they were Liberia’s problem.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I guess my point is that blacks shouldn’t expect to be treated like everyone else when they don’t ACT like everyone else.
        I could care less how many of them ‘buy it’ because they are acting like retarded thugs.

      • I love it when first generation Irish immigrants are allowed into North America and then start demanding that people whose ancestors have been living here for eight generations be deported because they are, and I quote, “foreigners”.

  • mauser 98

    gimme’ an “E”
    Opportunists should stay in school

  • Hard Little Machine

    They really lost me as soon as they started screaming racism. They missed an enormous opportunity to address the militarization of local police forces and the harm it does to local communities to say nothing of the fantastic cost. And now, no one’s going to talk about whether we need and want cops to be a Republican Guard of the Future.

    • jayme

      Thisd all started when protesters started to militarization at one point protesters would just have signs at thats it now they come armed.

  • Blacksmith

    They don’t want reform, they want anarchy and then socialism. They are not going to like the result.

  • Jesse Jackson is quoted as saying “There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

    Jesse says this because he profiles black men.

    Jesse knows something we are unwilling talk about? It may be politically incorrect. It does not follow the liberal political narrative. But it’s a simple fact. Young black males are involved in violent crime at significantly higher rates than other ethnic groups. And Jesse is clearly aware of the problem.

    Here is a link to the US Department of Justice data for murder in 2011. (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6)

    Let’s look at the numbers and do a little math.

    In 2011, total number of blacks murdered 2,695. Of those, 193 (7.1 %) were murdered by whites.

    In 2011, total number of whites murdered 3,172. Of those 448 (14.1%) were murdered by blacks.

    The numbers are quite clear. Blacks murder whites twice as often as whites murder blacks.

    But even more important – blacks murder the over 90% of all black victims. And this is what Jesse is talking about.

    Until black “leaders” address the problem Jesse Jackson knows about, the biggest cause of racial mistrust will continue.