Five years after the extremely aggressive 6-foot, 4-inch, 295-pound, 18-year-old Michael Brown prevented the officer from opening his police car door, punched the officer in the face through the open car window, grabbed the officer’s fire arm drawn for personal protection, and tried to shoot the officer with his own gun in the ensuing struggle, which was discharged in the police car and apparently wounded Brown’s hand, suspect Brown was then fatally but likely justifiably shot by grand jury exonerated officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.
Meanwhile, the race-baiting race hustlers including the legacy media, Black Lives Matter, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and the American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU are making a decent living fanning the flames of a deceitful, pernicious but flourishing Race Industry in America. What’s this Race Industry all about? I’m Matt Tullar and here’s my opinion.
While often ignoring facts and reasonable explanations, race hustlers operate in a world of myth, fear, frustration, grief, shame, and successful multimillion-dollar lawsuits against municipalities that employ a police force and morally weak politicians in charge of deep government pockets. Some of the myth involves claims like a high rate of prison incarceration for blacks is evidence of systemic racism instead of a direct reflection of the crime that blacks commit, that police across the country unjustly target young black men when they are actually justified in doing so, and that police are the greatest threat facing young black men today.
The fear, frustration, and grief is experienced by the taxpayer, the police, and the minority communities across the country experiencing rising black-on-black crime in spite of all the billions and billions of government money being spent to study, address, and Band-aid urban problems. Think about President Trump recently shedding light on Baltimore or San Francisco while the race hustlers intimidate police and ruin effective community policing technique in order to exploit the political environment, win large settlements, and fill their pockets with taxpayer money via the courtroom or government grants to keep studying the problem. The shame comes from a public who generally never witnesses authentic racism because its really quite rare but all the same, avidly support the idea of helping to end racism in America because they are good moral people who, of course, are not racist themselves, want to solve the problem if it exists, are easily taken in by socialist rhetoric, and would certainly like to avoid violent protest in their community.
In April 2016 a YouTube video called “The War On Cops at Hillsdale College,” which interestingly enough does not accept any state or federal subsidies, American political commentator, essayist, and attorney Heather Mac Donald points out the achievement of law and order, the wicked birth of Black Lives Matter based on a bold face lie, and how race hustlers reduce good policing and are actually causing violent crime to increase.
Attorney Mac Donald said, “The founders understood that probably the greatest achievement of Western civilization is the rule of law. That achievement is presently at risk and today I want to lay out the reasons why. Since summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter has convulsed the nation. Triggered by the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri in August 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement holds that racist officers are the greatest threat facing young black men today. This belief has triggered riots, die-ins, the murder and attempted murder of police officers, a campaign to eliminate traditional grand jury proceedings when officers use lethal force and a Presidential Task Force on policing. Even though the U.S. Justice Department has resoundingly disproven the lie that a pacific Michael Brown was shot in cold blood while trying to surrender Brown is still venerated as a martyr. And now officers are backing off of proactive policing under the relentless venom directed at them on the street and in the media. As a result, violent crime is on the rise. The need is urgent therefore to examine the Black Lives movement central thesis that the police are the greatest threat facing young black men today.”
Mac Donald reveals that police feel that all lives matter but that alleged police racism is actually covering up the larger taboo racial issue of black-on-black crime. With a likely connection to the high number of fatherless households, blacks are murdering other blacks and committing other crimes against blacks at astonishing rates all across the country. Black males commit homicide at 12 times the rate of white males. Unlike another myth perpetrated by the left in America, we are not all the same and we do not all have the same propensity for criminal behavior.
Mac Donald said, “I’m going to propose two counter hypotheses. First, that there is no government agency more dedicated to the proposition that black lives matter than the police and second that we have been talking about alleged police racism over the last 20 years in order not to talk about a far larger problem: black-on-black crime. … There is a larger reality behind the issue of policing crime and race that remains a taboo topic. The problem of black-on-black crime is an uncomfortable truth but unless we acknowledge it, we won’t get very far in understanding patterns of policing. Every year, approximately 6,000 blacks are murdered. That’s a number higher than white and Hispanic murder victims combined even though blacks are only 13% of the national population.”
And then she said, “Blacks of all ages are killed at six times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined. In Los Angeles, a typical city, blacks between the ages of 20 and 24 die at a rate 20 to 30 times the national mean. Who’s killing them? Not white civilians and not the police but other blacks. The astronomical black death by homicide rate is a function of the black crime rate. Black males between the ages of 14 and 17 commit homicide at 10 times the rate of white and Hispanic male teenagers combined. Black males of all ages commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics and 12 times the rate of whites alone. The police could end all use of lethal force tomorrow and it would have at most a negligible effect on the black death by homicide rate.”
While blacks make up just over 10 percent of the population, they commit the majority of serious crime and are therefore very often reasonable suspects for police and that’s why they account for almost 40% of the prison population but no effective race hustler would repeat these facts. While also ignoring that blacks are also very often the victims of black crime, race hustlers like Al Sharpton, leftist universities, or the ACLU spin the facts and stoke emotions to keep their game going capitalizing on minority community fear and frustration connected to crime and failed programs like welfare. And there’s nothing like a good race riot to help make your case even if the war on cops is unjustifiable, makes the situation worse, and perpetuates the misery.
Mac Donald said, “Forty percent of all cop killers over the last decade have been black even though again blacks are only 13% of the national population. Standard anti-cop ideology whether emanating from the ACLU or the university, holds that the law enforcement actions are racist if they don’t mirror population data. New York City illustrates why this benchmarking rule is so misguided. Blacks are 23% of New York City’s population but they commit 75% of all shootings, 70% of all robberies and 66% of all violent crime. Add Hispanic shootings and you can account for 98 percent of all illegal gunfire in the city. This means that every time the police are called out on a shots fired call, they are inevitably going to minority neighborhoods and looking for minority suspects.”
And then she said, “Now who are some of the victims of elevated urban crime? On March 11th 2015, as protesters were once again converging on the Ferguson Police Department demanding the resignation of the entire department, a 6-year-old boy named Marcus Johnson was gunned down a few miles away in a St. Louis Park. The victim of a drive-by shooting. No one protested his killing. Al Sharpton didn’t show up to demand a federal investigation. Few people outside of his immediate community even know his name. Last year in Baltimore, 10 children under the age of 10 were gunned down and drive-by shootings. In Cleveland in September of 2015, three children 5 and younger were gunned down in drive-by shootings. In November, a 9-year-old in Chicago was lured into an alley and killed by his father’s gang enemies. The father refused to cooperate with the police. In August 2015, a 9-year-old girl was doing her homework in her mother’s bedroom and was killed by a bullet that penetrated the house. Such mindless violence seems almost to be regarded as normal given the lack of attention it would receive from the same people who would be out in droves if any of those victims had been shot by police.”
Next time in this series called The American Race Industry, Part 2 of 3, we will take a closer look at a specific case and how race hustlers exploited the case of Eric Garner and the NYPD.