America does not have a massive policing problem.
Tucker Carlson broke down the left-wing claim that America has a massive and institutional policing problem on his show on Wednesday night, pointing out that police violence has consistently declined against both black and white suspects every year within the last decade.
Tucker pointed out the circumstances of the 10 police shootings of unarmed African Americans in the United States in 2019, pointing out that in some instances the officers were attacked, and in five of the instances the officers were criminally charged. Any death is a tragedy, but the 10 shootings of unarmed black Americans are far lower in comparison to the 19 shootings of unarmed whites.
In any nation as populous as the United States, a certain level of law enforcement abuses and crimes will be inevitable. That doesn’t mean it’s the widespread epidemic that the liberal intelligentsia and race rioters have claimed police violence to be.
“Either way, this is a very small number in a country of 325 million people. This is not genocide… It is not even close to genocide. In fact, the number of police killings is dropping. In 2015, during Barack Obama’s presidency, 38 unarmed black Americans and 32 whites were killed by police. Overall totals have fallen since then, and they’ve fallen far more dramatically for African American men.”
Tucker pointed out that murder rates within the black community itself pale in comparison to the numbers of blacks killed during interactions with police.
“One final number for you, because it matters… In 2018, 7,407 African Americans were murdered in the United States. If 2019 continues on a similar trajectory, that means for every unarmed African American shot to death by police, more than 700 were murdered by someone else. Usually by someone they know.”
“Is our nation being ripped apart by a total and complete lie- a provable lie? A lie used by cynical media manipulators and unscrupulous politicians?“
Author: Richard Moorhead
Source: Big League Politics: Tucker Carlson Breaks Down Rioters’ Anti-Police Narrative Through Crime Statistics