Figures Never Lie But Liars Always Figure. The Rallying Tweet, #every28hours, Sounds Horrific

ELDER PATRIOT – Referring to the time between the deaths of black men at the hands of police, the figure comes from a 2013 report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement titled “Operation Ghetto Storm.”  The report analyzed the deaths of 313 blacks.

The methodology used was inaccurate as the author, Arlene Eisen, added deaths at the hands of security guards and vigilantes to reach the final number.  She neglected to note how many of the police officers involved were themselves black.  She also added accidental deaths to arrive at the final tally.

The facts?  According to FBI statistics, blacks are over 7 times more likely to be killed by other blacks than by the police.  #every4hours, anybody?  Police are often responding to a higher percentage of volatile situations where blacks are involved.

Any deaths are unfortunate and need to be properly investigated, but to characterize this small sample as a war on blacks is not justified.  However, this is exactly what the author did when she gave away her agenda writing, “to prevent extrajudicial killings of Black people by those paid or sanctioned (security guards and vigilantes) by the national security state, it is important to know that these killings are a result of the perpetual war on Black people.”

Ms. Eisen could’ve chosen to examine a larger and, therefore more significant sample but that didn’t fit her agenda.  Let’s examine that larger sample now:
•       FBI statistics reveal 5496 homicides of blacks and whites combined in 2013.
•       Though they comprise only 13.2% of the total population, blacks committed 4,754 of these homicides.
•       That’s 86.5% of the total
•       You and I are more than 15 times more likely to be the victim of a homicide by a black, than blacks are by police.

It would be irresponsible not to acknowledge that police are often responding to a higher percentage of volatile situations where blacks are involved.  The statistics prove it.

Ginning up liberals’ emotions will be critical to Democrat electoral hopes in 2016 and nothing gets a liberal’s blood boiling like a good race riot.  Even if the cause of the rioting is not justified.

It matters little if innocent people are injured and tens of millions of dollars in property damage occurs.  There’s an election to be won.  To paraphrase Hillary, “What difference does it make?”

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Elder Patriot has a bachelor degree in political science and an MBA. He has worked in management for major corporations and as an entrepreneur. He has sat on boards as both a director and as a trustee. His interaction with media members, senators and representatives has been significant and form the basis for his writings and his beliefs.
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