Debate This…

The question is “What are your thoughts on this post from a black police officer?”

My answer is that this guy has a few things wrong in my opinion. From my understanding the BLM movement is about police brutality and how it disproportionately affects black communities. Black people are 5 times more likely than white people to be killed by police(21 times for black teens vs white teens). Furthermore, these murderous cops will rarely ever face justice or even reprimanded. It’s because this society has valued black live less, hence the movement.

Black on black crime isn’t helpful to this issue. It’s the same as white on white crime. People tend to be victims and perpetrators from the same community, and we have a lot of white people living with white people black people living with black people, and other large minorities living together in separate communities. It’s not like black people are deliberately hunting black people for being black. And the perpetrators in these communities will usually get arrested, charged, and tried for their crimes, that’s how the system is supposed to work, unlike with like murderous cops.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/31/the-counted-police-killings-2015-young-black-men

Overall in 2015, black people were killed at twice the rate of white, Hispanic and native Americans. About 25% of the African Americans killed were unarmed, compared with 17% of white people. This disparity has narrowed since the database was first published on 1 June, at which point black people killed were found to be twice as likely to not have a weapon.

 

Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age