Hillary Clinton used a CNN interview on Friday to completely embrace the Democrats’ claim that white people and cops must change to help reduce the number of African-Americans killed in tense exchanges with cops.
“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. …
I’m certainly sympathetic to black victims of cops, and of course everyone should wish there were fewer black victims. But this myopic politically correct view from Clinton is outrageous — where is the concern for the victims of cops of other races?
The usual tactic with politically correct is on display here. Yes there is a group of victims worthy of sympathy, but it’s a selective sympathy for political advantage. In this case the advantage is ensuring nearly all blacks vote Democrat, because the Democrats need nearly every non-white vote to be competitive.
Here are the relevant statistics:
- Cops killed nearly twice as many whites (50%) as blacks (26%) in 2015.
- Whites constitute 62% of the population, blacks 12%. The media stops there, saying “Look! Black deaths by cop are disproportionate! The media this morning are now quoting this over and over, and it was on the ABC News here in Australia last night.
- Blacks constitute way more than 26% of the criminal population, those the cops are interacting with in the tense situations. For example, blacks were charged with 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders and 45 percent of assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the country. In New York, blacks commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime, even though they consist of 23 percent of the city’s population. So black deaths by cop are underrepresented — it is white deaths by cop that are disproportionately high.
- Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops. A police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black than a cop killing an unarmed black person. Furthermore, 40 percent of cop killers are black.
The chasm between political correctness and reality doesn’t stop there. From Steve Sailer, according to recently released government data on crime in the US, blacks commit far more crime on other races than are committed on them:
Interracial violence, contrary to the impression you might get these days from the obsessions of respectable media outlets, is overwhelmingly skewed toward victimizing whites (and Asians):
In 2012 and 2013, blacks committed an annual average of 560,600 crimes of violence against whites whereas whites committed only about 99,400 such crimes against blacks. This means blacks were the attackers in 84.9 percent of the violent crimes involving blacks and whites.
In 2012/2013, the actual likelihood of attack was extremely low in all cases, but statistically, any given black person was 27 times more likely to attack a white and six times more likely to attack a Hispanic than vice versa. A Hispanic was eight times more likely to attack a white than the reverse.
Although most murders are within the same race, [individual] blacks were 13.6 times more likely to kill nonblacks than [individual] nonblacks were to kill blacks.
We heard nothing from Clinton or the Democrats or even the media about the vicious “knockout game” or “polar bear game”, a racial hate crime in which a black person attempts to knockout an unsuspecting white person in a single punch.
Naturally Clinton goes with the “racist” slur:
Clinton suggested that people who disagree with her agenda are racists. “There is so much more to be done… we can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence, we need to be bringing people together … we need more love and kindness.”
Trump called it “an attack on our country”, and said:
“It is a coordinated, premeditated, assault on the men and women who keep us safe,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “We must restore law and order.”
UPDATE: The Democratic Party’s statement on this week’s shootings mentions Dallas in last line of 4th paragraph, calling it “unacceptable.” Near the end of the second last paragraph.