October 26, 2016

If police are “hunting down young Black men”…………..

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer carries one-year-old Amylah Hunter (L) and two-year-old Amonie Tate (R) back to their family after chatting in Ferguson, Missouri August 20, 2014. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS) - RTR435VA

Then why was Trenton Trevon Lovell not killed by police? The narrative on cops goes like this. America is racist, American police are racists, and they are hunting young Black men, and shooting them without provocation. Several high-profile cases have been used to push this highly emotional, and highly false narrative. Every case starts the same it seems. A young Black man is shot and killed by police. Immediately the Social Justice Warriors come out in full agitation mode. They loudly proclaim that the young Black man was a “good boy” was “unarmed” and was simply gunned down for being Black. They accuse the police of murder by racism, paint the person shot as an angel, and the media, of course, allows them ample air time to try to convict the officers involved in the court of public opinion.

Facts? Please! Evidence that racism had anything to do with the shooting? The Social Justice Warriors don’t need no stinkin’ evidence because RAAAAAACISM! They will  trot out stats on “disproportionate” police stops, arrests, and shootings of young Black men. Then, slowly, in almost every high-profile case the facts start to seep out. Soon, we, at least those of us that wait until actual evidence starts to emerge, learn that the person shot was not a “good boy” at all. Usually their lengthy criminal record, and often violent past comes to light. Then we learn that they were, in fact not “unarmed”, or were attacking a police officer. Or that they were refusing to show their hands, instead reaching into their waistbands or pockets where a weapon can easily be concealed. 

Then, the narrative tends to fall apart completely, as we realize that the officer really had no choice. Of course, the Social Justice Warriors continue their propaganda, never acknowledging the facts. They still use Michael Brown as an example of police racism for example. Even though every shred of eyewitness accounts, forensic evidence, and even the Obama Justice Department found that the officer that shot Brown, acted completely properly and was completely justified, the narrative is still pushed.

Another part of the narrative that continues is that police never allow Black suspects to surrender, as they do with suspects of other races. If this is true then why is Trenton Trevon Lovell still alive? Lovell executed an officer in cold blood, yet he was taken alive.

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