Instead of trying to calm everybody down, President Obama doubles down on his “America is racist!” rhetoric. In his comments the last couple of days about the killing of Freddie Gray and the riots in Baltimore, the president repeatedly said that these “incidents” (of young black men being shot by white police officers) happen too often, implying that there is a structural problem, which is of course utter nonsense.
Yes, there are some African American men who get shot by police, but the same goes for young white men, as Ben Shapiro explained on his radio show yesterday. In fact, he said, the ratio of whites being shot by police is higher than that of blacks being shot by police. The reason for this is two-fold:
1. Police working in black neighborhoods are more used to violence than those working in majority white neighborhoods so they don’t panic easily.
2. Police officers know they’ll get in trouble when they shoot a black man, but not when the target is white, so they’ll pull the trigger more easily when confronted with an aggressive white man.
Mark Levin also touched upon this subject yesterday. He rightly blasted the president for pretending there’s a deeper problem (there isn’t) and added that “there’s no excuse for this rioting.”
No there isn’t, and the president should say so. Sadly, he won’t. You see, this isn’t about “civil rights” or “racism,” it’s about certain groups and individuals trying to provoke civil unrest hoping it’ll give them the excuse they need to make the federal government even more powerful than it already is. They want to federalize the police force in every single big city in America so Obama can reach his goal of “fundamentally transforming” the country. If Baltimore has to be burned down in order for him to do so, so be it. He won’t lose one night’s sleep over it.
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