• So why aren’t white people rioting in the streets?
By Dave Gahary —
Amid the constant cacophony of the mainstream media, United States Department of Justice Department and so-called “social-justice groups” that innocent blacks are being slaughtered by white police officers across America, a statistical analysis released last month shows that more whites “died at the hands of law enforcement than those of any other race in the last two years.”
Peter C. Moskos, an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, compiled figures from various sources which revealed that of all those killed by cops from May, 2013 to April, 2015, 49% were white, 30% were black, 19% were Hispanic and 2% were Asian or other races.
“The data doesn’t indicate which shootings are justified (the vast majority),” wrote Professor Moskos on his website, “Cop in the Hood,” “and which are cold-blooded murder (not many, but some). And maybe that would vary by race. I don’t know, but I doubt it.”
Moskos, a Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist has a unique view on crime, as he is also a former Baltimore City police officer. He served on the force in the late 1990s and early 2000s on uniformed patrol and was also a Maryland medical first responder.
Moskos is also a published author of two books, Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District, and In Defense of Flogging, which recommends giving “criminals a choice between incarceration and the lash.”
Professor Moskos pointed out in his research that although based on the racial breakdown of the population, black men are 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men, when analyzing race in violent crime, the data indicate that cops “are less likely to kill black suspects than white ones.”
Although critics of Moskos’s research were quick to attack him and his analysis, other sources back up his work.
“ProPublica,” an investigative journalism website, arrived at a similar conclusion in an October, 2014 article, reporting that 44% of all those killed by police were white. ProPublica used data from the FBI which covered the time from 1980 to 2012.
Additionally, in August 2014, “PolitiFact,” a fact-checking website, showed that police kill more whites than blacks, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on fatal injuries by “legal intervention” from 1999 to 2011.
“Over the span of more than a decade,” wrote PolitiFact, “2,151 whites died by being shot by police compared to 1,130 blacks.”
A May 30, Washington Post article, “Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide,” backs up Moskos’s results as well.
Regardless of the evidence that the odds are astronomical that it’s hunting season on blacks by white cops, some notable names regularly incite violence against whites.
Take one of the latest examples by Chloe Ardelia Wofford, better known by her stage name of Toni Morrison.
The 84-year-old black novelist, who has won a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize, as well as being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 from Barack Hussein Obama, gave an interview with the UK’s The Sunday Telegraph on April 19, 2015, in which she advocated and openly called for the murder of whites.
“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” she told The Telegraph. “This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back. And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’ I will say yes.”
Morrison, clearly ignorant of the facts of the race breakdown of those killed by cops and the number of black women who are raped by whites (according to FBI statistics it ranges between zero and 10 for an entire year), got her wish many times.
The most high-profile white gunned down by a black career criminal was NYPD officer Brian Moore, who was shot in the head while in his patrol car.
The decent folks of this country want to know why whites are not rioting across the country over the death of this innocent man?
You can be sure Morrison, and her ilk, is gaining great pleasure when something like this happens.
Dave Gahary, a former submariner in the U.S. Navy, is the host of AFP’s ‘Underground Interview’ series.
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