SYSTEMIC POLICE RACISM
IT'S ALL LIES!
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said in a newly surfaced
video from 2015 that she and her fellow organizers are “trained Marxists.”
--- New York Post, June 11, 2023
Black Lives Matter (BLM) was founded on February 26, 2012, in response to the so-called racially motivated shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, who was charged in July the following year with second degree murder for which he was acquitted. Following his acquittal, Martin was immediately raised by the Left and the Mainstream Media, to the status of a social justice hero, and his death would go on to highlight the prevalence of systemic racism and white privilege in almost every corner of American society. Even Obama publicly weighed in on the Martin case when he stated several days later that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” But the problem is, as we shall see - most of it isn't true!
The death of George Floyd, on May 25th, 2020, almost a decade on was also met with a barrage of half-truths and lies, sparking an emotive response from BLM, the Left and the Mainstream Media, who again twisted the narrative to suit their agenda. So, was Floyd just another black victim in a plague of white racism and police brutality? Was he "a gentle giant who loved his community," or was there something their omissions and selective harvesting of facts wasn't telling us?
The real George Floyd was about as far from a community conscious individual as you could get! He was a professional criminal, a drug dealer (in his own community) and an addict, with a string of minor and major convictions dating back more than a decade, culminating in aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. This occurred when he and three other black men forced their way into the home of a pregnant black woman. Floyd held her at gunpoint and pushed the barrel of is pistol into the woman's abdomen, threatening the life of her baby whilst demanding drugs and money (1). He was sentenced to five years imprisonment for this crime. Following his death, the Hennepin County medical examiners released a toxicology report on June 2nd, 2020, which stated that Floyd was intoxicated at the time with Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, traces of cannabinoids and morphine. Fentanyl is a Schedule II morphine substitute anesthetic/analgesic. It is reported to be 80 to 200 times as potent as morphine and has a rapid onset of action as well as addictive properties (2).
During the early 2020 Black Lives Matter riots that plagued Atlanta and other US cities, following the death of Floyd, 21 people lost their lives, many of whom were black Americans (3), who weren't killed by white racist police, but by other black Americans, whose deaths hardly rated a mention, because they had no propaganda value. The narrative promoted by BLM and the Media is that the Floyd killing was one of many disproportionate white cop on black suspect killings that were all, supposedly racially motivated:
The false narrative claims that individual police officers, motivated by overt racism or implicit racial bias, are rampantly targeting black Americans. Some go further to allege these shootings are proof of “systemic racism” within American law enforcement. Nonstop broadcast of the anti-police message by radical activists, Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, politicians, academics, and most mainstream media outlets have made this myth pervasive. The myth, and the powerful voices who perpetuate it, are rarely challenged - even by law enforcement leaders. The result has been fear, distrust, hatred of the police, and a breakdown of the rule of law (4).
It is interesting to note that two police officers at the scene who were charged with lesser offences, were of Asiatic and Middle Eastern appearance. What can be reasonably deduce from the evidence is that police officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force. Secondly, that all four officers were summoned by a victim to the scene of a crime allegedly committed by Floyd, who was drunk and high on drugs while attempting to exchange counterfeit money (5). The incident involving Chauvin may have had the same results if the alleged criminal was white, Asian or Hispanic.
The second case of supposed white on black police racism was the death of Rayshard Brooks on June 12, 2020, that caused yet another wave of riots, outrage, arson, violence and looting. BLM and the Media again portraying Brooks as a victim and a hero, and again, against the weight of the evidence. Brookes was portrayed as an average family man and a loving father. But as in the case of Floyd, this was not who he was. Brookes was a violent career criminal who had charges of cruelty to children (abuse), battery on a family member, false imprisonment, theft, receiving stolen goods, interference with custody, obstruction of an officer and other misdemeanours . Brookes was not a good person. On the night he died, he was on probation, he drove drunk, resisted arrest, assaulted two police officers, stole a taser, used that taser on a policeman, the first shot narrowly missing the policeman's head. Before assaulting the police officers and attempting to escape, the interaction between Brookes and the officers was mutually respectful, and at no time before or after Brooke attempted to escape was there any indication that this was a racially motivated police shooting, which video evidence also substantiated (6).
The media lies that followed the shooting of Brookes were again a long way from the truth, and were complicit in sparking another wave of riots that led to the death of several innocent black Americans. One of whom was Secoriea Turner, an 8-year-old black American girl shot dead by a black Marxist radical at a BLM riot in Atlanta on Saturday the 4th of July, 2020. She was shot near Wendy’s Restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed during a skirmish with police (7). The girl was riding in a car with her mother and a friend when they sought to turn into a parking lot, blocked by a rabble of screaming BLM rioters, many of whom were armed (8).
This shooting was one of many black on black killings during and before the Floyd and Brookes incidences, which were all but ignored by BLM, the Left and the Media, and were far in excess of any white on black killings by the police or white people. To help put things into perspective, an article in Townhall at the time, entitled Crime Is Up. Kids Are Dead. Where is the Outrage? examines 600 black murders in six major cities in six weeks. (9) Several of the 600 people murdered were innocent black children – who were killed by black men, since the beginning of July 2020. Their names are:
Carson Walker, 4 years old, of Galivants Ferry, North Carolina;
Makeliah Osorno, 11 years old, of Delano, California;
Jace Young, 6 years old, of San Francisco, California;
Natalia Wallace, 7 years old, of Chicago, Illinois;
Royta Giles, Jr., 8 years old, of Hoover, Alabama;
Davon McNeil, 11 years old, Washington, D.C.;
Elayna Saidee, 12 years old;
If the argument of BLM and the Mainstream Media is that black Americans are disproportionately targeted by police officers, then you would expect evidence of that in terms of killings. But there isn't any! As the latest statistics at the time from Statista demonstrates, the amount of whites shot by police is more than double that of blacks (10).
As Heather McDonald points out:
In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population (11).
Other studies support these findings. The 2017 Moody Report, for example, found "the probability of an unarmed black suspect being killed by a white police officer is not significantly greater than the probability of a black suspect being killed by a black police officer..."(12). In a 2017 Harvard report entitled An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force, black American Harvard scholar Roland G. Fryer Jr. concluded "On the most extreme use of force-officer-involved shootings – we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account." (13).
There are also dozens of accounts of black and other non-white police officers gunning down or killing unarmed white people. Justine Damond was shot in the stomach and killed at point blank range by Mohamed Noor, a Muslim police officer, after she called 911 for assistance. She had no criminal record (14). In 2015, Zachary Hammond was shot by a police officer, when attempting to escape in his car. He was unarmed and was pulled over for a minor Marijuana arrest (15). Tony Timpa pleaded for his life, but to no avail, as police officers - one of whom was black - pinned him down, knees and neck to the ground, as they mocked him and beat him to death (16).
BLM say the reason blacks are targeted by "racist" white police in plague proportions is because of white privilege - which is not the case. If they were, then white on black crime would be up, and the number of white on black killings would be astronomical! But the opposite is true. The 2018, US Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey 2018 (done by Rachel E. Morgan, PhD., and Barbara A. Oudekerk, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians) show in all cases that white people constitute the majority of victims. Black on white crime is way in excess of white on black crime. In 2018 there were 547, 948 cases of black on white crime, and 59,778 of white on black crime. If you add the Hispanic total it comes to 365,299 which makes a grand total of 913,247. So the combined total of black and Hispanic crime against white people was almost four times as high (17).
What these, and as we have seen, other studies have depicted is that the number of unarmed blacks killed up until 2020 has been minuscule, in fact there has been more police killed by blacks and slightly more unarmed blacks killed by police. But when compared to the number of blacks killed by blacks and total black homicides up to 2019, claims of systemic racism made by BLM and the Media, are patently false.
BLM often like to present themselves as the legitimate voice of the black community, but as their own words demonstrate, nothing is further from the truth! They are nothing more in fact, than a well organised gang of Marxist ideologues and thugs, whose stated objectives, have little to do with solving the very real problems encountered by law abiding black Americans. For proof of this, go to the Black Lives Matter website and the first thing you'll noticed is an article entitled What We Believe (18). The article is couched in leftist jargonese such as “collective freedom” “comrades,” who together are "making space for their transgender brothers and sisters..." "dismantling cisgender privilege, free from environments that impact on black trans folk who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence."
The article also tells us that BLM wants to “build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centred.” In the context of which they tell us they want to...foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of hetero-normative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise)."
What you will notice about this BLM ideological claptrap is that there is little if any space given to real issues that impact the black community. For example, the evidence I've already provided in relation to black on black murder, homicide and other crimes. No mention also of the devastating impact single mother and fatherless families have on child rearing:
More than one-third of all Black children in the United States under the age of 18 live with unmarried mothers—compared to 6.5 percent of White children. The figures reflect a general trend: During the 1960-2016 period, the percentage of children living with only their mother nearly tripled from 8 to 23 percent and the percentage of children living with only their father increased from 1 to 4 percent. Social scientists have long espoused the benefits for children who live in two-parent homes, including economic, educational, health and other advantages (19) As the United States Census Bureau reveal, these figures were even higher in 2022.
The BLM document says nothing about the destructive influence illicit drugs and alcohol addiction have on the black community (20) (21). Nor the impact mass abortion factories have on future generations of black Americans (22). Then we have the poor academic record of black American kids (23). What about the glorification of violence, guns, drug use and the abuse of women that forms much of the content of black rap and "gangsta" music? (24). And what solutions do BLM have to these problems? They would like to defund and dismantle the police, destroy the nuclear family, further reduce the role of the father, support the corporate abortion industry and stand with the transgender and queer Marxist activists and ideologues in a united struggle against white privilege, which, according to BLM, is the fundamental cause of all their problems.
They would rather embrace identity politics (anti-white racism) and a whole range of extreme left-wing fringe issues that, in the real world, have little or no impact on black communities whatsoever! They would rather blame people with a lighter skin shade for their problems and demand reparations - for past slavery - notwithstanding the fact that these people (who come from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds) were not around during the time of slavery, the great majority of whom migrated to America after fleeing from totalitarian regimes, of the kind BLM Marxists like co-founder Patrisse Cullors would like to impose on the American people, after they have consigned The Constitution of the United States to the dustbin of history. But the document gets even more irrational, when it goes on to state that the very idea of starting BLM in the first place came after the death of Treyvon Martin back in 2012, which they again attribute to white supremacy and racism. “Enraged by the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.” They described Martin's death as “state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism.”
Since the death of Martin was the pivotal event that inspired the formation of the BLM movement, and ground zero for the downward spiral of race relations in America, the reader may be thinking that such a death must have indeed been a cruel and terrible crime. But was it? Was Martin the innocent little freckle-faced teenager as portrayed by the Mainstream Media, who was shot dead by Zimmerman, a white racist, because he hated blacks? No. So, who is Zimmerman? For a start, Zimmerman is a white/Hispanic half-caste who has black African blood on his mother's side:
Why are they calling him white, wondered Paul Ebert, the Prince William County commonwealth's attorney who knew Zimmerman's mother, Gladys, from her days as an interpreter at the county courthouse. Zimmerman's mother, Ebert knew, was Peruvian, and he thought of her as Hispanic .
Further, his actions against Martin were not "state sanctioned violence." Zimmerman was a voluntary neighbourhood watch guard - in his own gated community - in an area that was crime infested. Evidence was presented at Zimmerman's trial that the accused resented how, in his conversation with a police dispatch unit that these "Fucking punks. These assholes, they always get away..." What this demonstrated was that Zimmerman wasn't concerned about the race of the punks, but the fact they kept getting away with crimes. Although the prosecutor attempted to prove this was a racially motivated crime, the evidence did not support that accusation. When confronted by Zimmerman, Martin attacked him. How this could be construed as an unprovoked white racist attack on an innocent black youth makes no sense. The fact that Zimmerman had sustained injuries to his face and head substantiated his story and other eye witness accounts. (26) The verdict of "not guilty" triggered an explosion of mindless emotive reactions, driven by Marxist activists - professional liars - Hollywood celebrities and the Mainstream Media. (27).
Martin was a tall, muscular former athlete. He was in Sanford, Florida at the time because he had been suspended from school - not the first time - for ten days after being caught in possession of burglary tools and jewellery stolen from a break-in near his school (28). The truth is: if Martin had proceeded to walk to his father's house; If he hadn't sucker-punched Zimmerman, jumped on top of him, and began beating his head into the pavement, he would probably be alive today, regardless of his race. It's hard to believe that this incident was the catalyst for the formation of the BLM movement! A total beat-up.
To say that America is a systemic racist country is a lie. This does not mean there is no room for improvement, that injustices against black Americans did not and do not happen today. But they are not the only ones impacted. This does not mean there are some in America who still hold disgustingly outdated racist theories and ideologies, which have, in the past, been the cause of terrible injustices. But today they are in the minority.
An honest appraisal of American history will reveal that great advances have been made. That the founders came to realise slavery was an abomination against the human spirit. The American Civil War was fought to abolish slavery. And people of good will in America and across the free societies of the West, who embraced the principles of the Enlightenment, were all of like mind, and established their societies on the principle that all people are created free and equal, regardless of race.
Black lives matter, but to fight racism with racism, is no solution. The identity politics of BLM will only lead to the identity politics of other ethnic groups, who will then seek racially exclusive solutions, which, as history has shown, are divisive and destructive. Martin Luther King got it right when he said during his 1965 speech:
“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”
That BLM have rejected the principles of the Enlightenment and constitutional government for the totalitarian ideology of Racial Marxism, (Critical Race Theory) make the words of Martin Luther King sound hollow and without meaning, when he said: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character..."
© E. A. Donnini