Rely On Facts Not Media Hype
The following is an article taken from The Epoch Times, March 17, 2021, written by Jean Chen. She had a conversation with her 17-year-old daughter who attends a public school in a deep blue state about race. The daughter explained that most of her friends supported BLM & Antifa because they believe many black Americans are abused and killed by police. They support defunding the police and think looters and rioters are “rightfully angry” because of racism and slavery in their history.
Jean Chen is a first generation Asian American who embraces America’s freedom. She and her Asian-Americans friends are sad and angry to see their children being brainwashed by the media and educations system. She did the research to find answers about her daughter’s question about racism and figured out who is the real racist.
Here are the results she found: In 2019, there were more than 10 million arrests in the US per the DOJ. Among 54 unarmed civilians who died of officer involved shooting, 12 were black and 26 white according to the Washington Post data provided by the FBI.
At the same time, 89 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty per FBI data. Rep. Burgess Owens, former NFL player and congressman from Utah who is black stated, “We don’t have a police problem in America, we have a narrative problem.”
As she states, nowadays, many journalists have lost their professionalism as they push their narratives with lies, or partial truth, or misleading statics while intentionally omitting other facts. A Skeptic Research Center showed how severely the public opinion about police has been misled by media hype. When asked to guess “how many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019, 38 percent of respondents overall answered, “about 100,” and 29 percent answered “about 1,000” or more. As mentioned above, the recorded death number for unarmed black men and women was 12.
We all need to rely on facts not media and political hype.
2019 999 people were killed by police. 599 were armed with a gun, 30 had toy weapons, 172 had knives, 64 were using a vehicle as a weapon, 60 had other weapon, 54 were unarmed and 26 where unknown. In case anyone was curious about the other type police shootings since Ed did as he accused journalists and only gave partial information.
Also, 41 officers died in accidents where 48 died as a result of felonious acts.
Changes the narrative some. Practice what you preach Ed.
There is truth and there is narrative. The democrats, BLM, Antifa, and the news media ignore the truth because they have an agenda that can only be driven by narrative. American voters must wake up and acknowledge the truth and vote these people out of congress and the senate in 2022 or our nation will never be the same.
Yes, there are between 50 and 65 million police encounters nationwide every year that result in a handful of deaths and of those police caused deaths only a fraction of that number are unjustified. While any unjustified death is unacceptable, to try to cancel all police because of the very miniscule percentage of a subset of the profession is ridiculous.
Fun fact, medical errors and malpractice cause about 250,000 deaths per year in the USA alone. 250,000 dead makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in America! Police kill a dozen people, while doctors kill a quarter million and there is not a single protest? Where is the outcry to cancel all doctors? (Fact check me: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/)
No one is calling to “cancel all police”. You might be interpreting things that way, but there’s no significant groups actually supporting a completely police-less society.
People are asking police to do better. To not shoot someone in the back of the head as they are fleeing (whether they did drugs or not, police are not the jury and executioners), to not confuse their taser with their lethal firearm, to not confuse how the first amendment works and threaten to arrest someone if they don’t blindly cooperate with a police officer violating their human and American right. Is that really so much to ask?
You people keep saying the media is the problem as you read and comment on media that literally makes money by getting clicks, shares, and likes. It is an entertainment industry, not an information industry. Society pays more to good basketball players and video gamers than they do to teachers or emergency medical workers. And you think the media writing a more sensationalized version of the news is the problem? The problem is society. Change that.
“You people…” Exactly what people am I? What large group of society would you like to group me into so that you don’t have to consider me as an individual?
“You people”? That gives me a little insight into your point of view.. You’re so open minded Name Star. How about you change your bigoted ways first. Maybe then you can start “fixing” society.
You people refers to the plethora of posts on this article and other similar stories. Do your own research and don’t take it so personally, Don.
Please, direct me to the bigotry in my statements.
There is one party in Washington that believes a lie and jumps to the wrong conclusion of any event that involves the police.Not only that ,they over react in Blue /Democrat state with the wrong conclusion.in most red states we have smarter leaders than In blue states.
A good example is that the Young man in St Louis and his friend LiED and says the man had his hands up.The next couple weeks the house opened with all Democrats having their hands up.A lie being carried on.
CHris, Ed was sharing an article in which the original author shared her chosen data. It is clear you don’t want to accept the stated facts and chose to present unrelated info. However, you also chose not to research of the 54 unarmed criminals killed- how many resisted arrest, or grabbed for the officer’s gun? Never mind the fact that you can’t stand to know only 12 blacks out of 54 were killed. That upsets your and the liberal narrative, doesn’t it?
Sadly, Ed did not share an article. He shared his paraphrasing of an article. He’s literally presenting his summary of someone else’s opinion article as evidence of the “right”ness of his own opinion. This is an example of the laziest of mediocre white privilege.
Chris makes good points that the data presented by Ed (or Jean really) is incredibly skewed. You make the point that Chris doesn’t want to accept the “stated facts” and scoff when he presents more context and data – also facts. You also seem to suggest that Chris wanted more black people to die because it helps “the liberal narrative”. You know what, 54 unarmed people being killed upsets me, period. A police officer that kills an unarmed individual should no longer be a police officer, period. They clearly are either physically, mentally, or emotionally unfit to serve responsibly. They should be held accountable both personally and professionally.
All of us are idiots. The mediocre white guys just get away with it. Congrats on your rise to the top of the food chain by completely average.
Numbsterd, you are a commie pink libtard. Blah,blah,blah. Constant bblathering of socialist drivel. We Americans call them constitutional rights which is correct , not American rights you freaking libtard.