Birthday thoughts about the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police
Eric Olsen
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Wallow in your white guilt a little more. When your pull your head up for air, perhaps you’ll recall that blacks commit a disproportionate amount of homicides in particular (mostly against fellow blacks), and crime in general in the US.

Blacks are only 13% of population in the US, but committed 52% of ALL homicides between 1980 and 2008 per FBI crime statistics. Crime in large cities like NYC or Chicago? Blacks commit nearly 80% of all homicides.

Treating a black man carrying a weapon as potentially hostile isn’t racist. It’s playing the odds.

The problem is 90% with the “black community” and not with peace officers. Even if you eliminated every single death caused by police officers (justified or not) it would still pale in comparison to black-on-black violence.

It has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with social and community values.

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