We have seen movements to defund the police and replace it with a more “holistic” approach using words to deescalate violence. Whatever that is supposed to be!
How’s that working in Minneapolis, where crime has skyrocketed and lawmakers want the police of all people, to stop it.
Is it any wonder people from some of the hardest hit riot torn cities, which by the way, are run by Democrats, are moving out as fast as they can?
According to Politifact and other sources:
Most homicides for which the race of the victim and offender are known are intraracial, meaning they involve people of the same race.
A Justice Department report on homicide trends from 1980 to 2008 said 84% of white homicide victims over that 28-year period were killed by other white people, and 93% of Black victims were killed by other Black people.
More recent FBI homicide data puts the percentages in the same range.
Why don’t these same protesters get up in arms with the suicide rate in this country! 48,344 as of 2019! Some of it caused by hopelessness and fear!
Nationally, the suicide rate increased 25.4% from 1999 to 2016, with increases occurring in every state, save for Nevada. In 2017, there were an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and more than 47,000 deaths by suicide, making it the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
So far this year, there has been a total of 661 civilians having been shot by police, 123 of whom were Black, as of August 30, 2020.
Of course, any life taken, is to many, but we also have to look at the circumstances. Not every police shooting is a bad shoot. We also have to look at the Police Manuals around the country. A good deal of them need to be chucked and redone! The police in Minneapolis, followed the police manual to the letter and still it wasn’t right! That city has been in Democrat run hands for 40+ years. So if fault is to be cast, then it should be the lawmakers and police who allowed such a out of date, out of touch, misguided manual to still exist.
Defunding the police is not the answer. People will take the law into their own hands if that happens! That’s the last thing we need in this country!