Black Lives Matter and the radical left is getting exactly what they’ve been asking for – less police in their neighborhoods. Just last week Black Panthers were marching in the streets chanting, “No more pigs in our community.” Okay, fine.
After a record setting year of bloodshed in the nation’s third largest city, Chicago, neighborhoods are seeing a decline in police presence. In August of 2015, police stopped and/or arrested 49,257 people. In 2016 that number declined by a staggering 80%!
It is ironic that the men in blue who work to protect urban communities have been blamed for the violence in them. The stories of murder, rape, theft, and assault that are civilian on civilian crime are swept under the rug. The day-to-day violence in black communities is seen as normal, with no one on college campus so much as giving a speech about it.
However, when a police officer uses his sidearm in a confrontation with a civilian, he is immediately framed as a racist who was out to kill black people, and simply uses his badge as a shield against punishment. The coverage of a relative handful of blacks shot by police dwarfs the coverage of the massive onslaught of violence against blacks by blacks.
If black lives matter, then civil rights organizations should be calling for more police in dangerous parts of the cities with the most crime, not fueling the flames of racial hatred by manufacturing the narrative of cops vs blacks.