People keep repeating the same misleading, debunked theories and statements about police brutality against Black America. One of the worst responses to protests against police violence was recently repeated by President Trump, and it has to be addressed again.
Trump was asked by CBS News' Catherine Herridge about Black people being killed by police. He responded in a typical way, saying, "And so are white people … What a terrible question to ask." It’s true white people are killed, but it’s NOT the same.
Black people are DISPROPORTIONATELY killed. We make up only about 15% of the population, but more than 33% of police killings are of Black people! We’re killed at a MUCH higher rate.
The whole premise is false, but even if it were true it wouldn’t make the point they think it does.
Police violence is the sixth leading cause of death for young men in America. When they say “white people are killed too,” it shows they don’t care about how widespread this problem is. Police shouldn’t be killing ANYONE! This debate is absurd!
It’s incredibly distressing to live in a country where there’s a nonsensical debate over who’s actually getting killed by police the most. The true question is, “Why are police killing this much at all?” Compared to other nations, US police kill much, much more. That’s the real issue at hand here.