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#BlackLivesMatter “based on a lie”

#BlackLivesMatter “based on a lie”

Heather MacDonald unloads the truth about Black Lives Matters movement

In the wake of the horrifying and incomprehensible shootings in Dallas that left four police officers and one rapid transit officer dead and another seven people wounded, Heather MacDonald appeared on Rush’s radio show. She shared statistics and asserted that the entire Black Lives Matter movement is “based on a lie.”

MacDonald, you may recall, made similar points on a radio podcast interview that we posted at Legal Insurrection about the Black Lives Matter movement and the threat they pose to our nation’s police officers.

In that interview, MacDonald “spoke out against the crippling influence that the “Black Lives Matter” movement is having on the quality of life in the very neighborhoods where the protests are taking place”:

I think this is an even more extreme example of the way this country deals with race and policing, which is to talk fanatically about police in order not to talk about the far more difficult problem of black crime.

Here is the podcast of that interview:

On Rush’s show, McDonald notes how Obama has embraced the false narrative of police aggression creating an atmosphere in which police are backing off community policing::

Well, Rush, President Obama lied to the nation last night, and he embraced the Black Lives Matter myth that there is a racist war by white officers against black civilians in this country.  And we see the results.  In fact, there’s no government agency more dedicated to the proposition that Black Lives Matter than the police. Proactive policing has saved tens of thousands of minority lives since the mid‑1990s.

And now police officers are backing off.  They’ve been backing off before the Dallas assassinations under the assault of hatred that is being spewed at them on the streets. But above all in the mainstream media by activists and by politicians from the White House on down, they’re backing off of proactive policing, and crime is going up astronomically, as much as 90 percent in cities with large black populations.  And now, after these Dallas shootings, officers are going to be even more reluctant to engage.  And the result is going to be more carnage.

She goes on to back up her position with statistics.

Well, let’s look at some of the numbers.  I know numbers are sometimes tough over the radio, but a larger proportion of white and Hispanic homicide deaths are the results of police killings than black homicide deaths.  That is, 12 percent of all whites and Hispanics who die of homicide are killed by police officers.  Four percent of all blacks, homicide victims, are killed by police officers.  So if we’re going to have an Anti‑Cop Lives Matter movement it would make more sense to call it White and Hispanic Lives Matter.

The fact is that over 6,000 blacks die of homicide each year.  That is more than white and Hispanic homicide victims combined, even though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population.  And the reason they are dying of homicide at a rate six times higher than whites and Hispanics combined is because they commit homicide at eight times the rate higher than whites and Hispanics combined.  And that type of crime disparity means that when the police are trying to save lives, they are in minority neighborhoods confronting people engaged in drive‑by shootings, killing children.

. . . . Over the last decade, black males made up 40 percent of all cop killers, even though they’re six percent of the population.  It turns out, Rush, that a police officer is 18-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is likely to be killed by a police officer.

With regard to the Black Lives Matters movement itself, MacDonald contends that the whole thing is based on a lie.

It is so appropriate that the Black Lives Matter movement took off on the basis of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, which as you say, Rush, was a hoax and has continued to venerate Michael Brown as a martyr to police brutality, which is also a hoax, because the entire movement is based on a lie.

It is simply not the case that the police are disproportionately shooting black males when you take violent crime into account.  And for President Obama to give that movement any credibility when it is now threatening law and order itself, we are at risk of attacking the very foundation of civilization if this type of hatred continues.

Listen to the full interview:


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Cops are civilians, too, which a lot of people fail to understand or accept. However, like politicians, they are shielded from the consequences of breaking them far more liberally than the rest of the populace.

Cops are like anyone else: fallible and prone to poor judgement. But, unlike anyone else, they are more likely to get slaps on the wrist or complete exoneration when they skirt or break the law. That’s what happens when you create an elite group within a larger group to act as sheep herders. Special treatment for those who are just like the rest of us…only better.

    TX-rifraph in reply to MrSatyre. | July 9, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    “Cops are civilians, too, which a lot of people fail to understand or accept. “
    Rhetorical trick: State an obvious fact and then follow it with a lie.

    “However, like politicians, they are shielded from the consequences of breaking them far more liberally than the rest of the populace.”
    Rhetorical trick: Combine two groups as though they are equal and then state something that applies to one group so people think it applies to both groups. Cops are not politicians and cops are judged harshly compared to other professions.

    “Cops are like anyone else: fallible and prone to poor judgement.”
    Multiple rhetorical tricks: “Cops are like anyone else…” is meaningless without an object. So, you supply two. Again, you combine two concepts to make people think that they are equivalent. Different people are fallible under different conditions. So to call people “fallible” without any conditions is so general it is absolutely useless. “Prone to poor judgement” applies to cops way less than it does to almost any other group. Cops are selected for intelligence, independence, and the ability to think and react quickly. Few people can clear those hurdles but all cops must clear them. Out of all of your statements in your comment, this one here is both the core and the most stupid.

    “But, unlike anyone else, they are more likely to get slaps on the wrist or complete exoneration when they skirt or break the law.”
    Rhetorical trick: False dichotomy followed by a false statement (lie). This is simply absolutely and totally false. I have a lot of experience as both a supervisor and a captain in a PD. Your statement is 100% false.

    “That’s what happens when you create an elite group within a larger group to act as sheep herders.”
    Comment: This such a stupid assertion that my only reaction will be WTF?

    “Special treatment for those who are just like the rest of us…only better.”
    Another WTF?

    Cleetus in reply to MrSatyre. | July 10, 2016 at 6:46 am

    You seriously need to get out and see more of the world. How about doing a ride along with a police officer in a Democrat center of excellence like Chicago or Detroit and see how many in the black community treat police? My son in law is a state trooper and he is the typical cop who is highly respected in his community, has many awards, and helps with various ministries aiding minorities and yet he gets spit upon at least once a month and it never occurs from anyone who is not black. His fellow officers report similar experiences and yet they are trained to swallow their pride/anger and walk away.
    The truth of the matter is that what is amazing about the police is that given their job, given their level of authority, given the level of disrespect given them by so many, it is astounding that so few police go rogue. Where else could you find a population of half a million people who are armed and trained in the use of guns, who go out into the community by themselves, who are often treated horribly, and do not act out viciously at much higher rates?

    The only redeemable takeaway from your post is that you did not taint your ridiculous conclusions with racial animus.

Having more black officers in black neighborhoods would help, but young black men & women are being taught to hate the police, so why would they want to be a police officer?

    DINORightMarie in reply to rinardman. | July 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

    As this woman said in her 2-segment interview with Rush (who will be an interview subject in an upcoming Limbaugh Letter), there are more police officers who are black and Hispanic, more police chiefs who are African American, and yet these ideas – and police hatred – persist.

    She wrote a book (which I am surprised, Mary Chastain, you didn’t mention – BIG omission, there!!) – War On Cops – How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe.

    Amazon has it as a Best Seller – no doubt, after this interview on Rush’s show opener on Friday.

    She lays out the case of all the above, and more.

    Valerie in reply to rinardman. | July 10, 2016 at 9:53 am

    They did this in many places, and in Washington, D.C., a few years back. It does work, but has some ramifications.

    They recruited from the community, and sent those officers back to the community. This was done for the purpose of putting an end to a general Wild West atmosphere, with many shootings by inept young men of bystanders. Those officers as a group (and over a decade or so) had a high rate of officer-involved shootings, and eventually a high rate of attrition due to the shootings.

    The police officers who new the bad guys were tougher on them due to their knowledge about them, and probably were more often targets. And yet, they were required to adhere to the same standards as other police officers, and found to be at fault more often.

    Dallas is a model for a police force with good community relations. Have you seen that police chief? He’s black, he insists on discipline and transparency. He publishes the the local information on discipline of his officers.

Paul In Sweden | July 9, 2016 at 6:21 pm

US general population has about twelve percent black individuals. During the podcast it is stated that Rikers Island in NYC(my hometown) has an 80% black corrections force. NYC is 20+% black. Rikers Island is under investigation by the US Federal Department of Justice for racism by the majority black corrections force with no specific charges or basis.

A few weeks ago in College Insurrection or Campus Reform a small university which is comprised of 96% female undergraduates was going berserk about a systematic culture of rape on campus.

I find it difficult to connect the dots on many occasions.

The fringe groups and the activists are controlling the air waves and media.

20 some years ago I worked for a fairly large Sheriff’s department. At that time most of our Black deputies were former military. They often were the toughest on young Blacks who were either gang bangers or wannabes.

While I, as a white deputy, never felt some low life scumbag represented my race, often the Black deputies seemed to feel the criminals who were Black reflected poorly on their whole race.

    It is (or was) the same thing within the military. Black NCOs were routinely harder on black junior enlisted than they were on everybody else. An infraction that would get a white or hispanic junior a “more in sorrow than in anger” talking-to would get a black junior a “trip behind the woodshed”. BTDT; in four years active Air Force (’75-’79), all of my NCOICs were black E-6s and E-7s. Then I went National Guard (’82-’91), where the racial make-up of the units was more in line with the local community, which you would expect. In my case, that meant lots of whites and hispanics (Mississippi and Texas). Not once in fourteen years did I ever see a racial incident. Not once.

DieJustAsHappy | July 9, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Fuzzy Slippers,

Thank you for this article and especially including the vid of Heather Mac Donald and Rush. I found it quite illuminating.

We need more clarifying voices such as Heather Mac Donald whose views are based on solid research.

I listened to part of…maybe most of…Barracula’s presser today.

He told multiple lies that Mac Donald has pretty well debunked. She would make a great advisor to a POTUS like Cruz. Maybe she’ll get the chance…

Char Char Binks | July 9, 2016 at 8:53 pm

BLM isn’t based on a lie, it’s based on a PACK of lies. From Trayvon on, they’ve been wrong every time. After each cause celbre blows up, they trot out The Narrative, switching it from them being unable to prove ANY case to their opponents not being able to disprove EVERY POSSIBLE case.

Executive Summary:
BLM definition: an insidious example of mass hysteria, predicated on a series of false narratives, promulgated by useful idiots and financed by a fat Socialist billionnaire.

A lie will go around the world while truth is putting its boots on.

They still go around shouting “Hands up, don’t shoot”, a slogan which lost all meaning once it became clear that the claim the Michael Brown had said or communicated this was a lie. Without that claim, the slogan just doesn’t make any sense. So anyone using it must be still supporting that completely discredited claim, and thus divorced from reality.

    Bruce Hayden in reply to Milhouse. | July 10, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Not only was it a lie, but it was a self serving lie. It seems to have been started by Brown’s accomplice, Dorian Johnson. He moved from an accessory to the strong armed robbery to an accessory to assault on a police officer and possibly attempted murder when he took the cigarillos from Brown so he would have both hands free to assault Officer Wilson in his Tahoe. And, as an accomplice and accessory, was potentially liable for felony murder when Browm died. Brown was young, stupid, and stoned when he died. Johnson was older and much more sophisticated in law enforcement matters. Which means that he started spinning lies and spreading rumors to keep himself out of prison almost immediately, and it apparently worked. He theoretically could have spent decades in prison for his actions that fateful day. The cops know what he did and how he was tied in. But they can’t touch him since his accomplice that day was sainted by the Black community, thanks to the rumor he started.

      Char Char Binks in reply to Bruce Hayden. | July 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Johnson was also “supported” that day by his black brothers who surrounded him when he gave his interview and weren’t going to hear the wrong thing.

With respect to the Minneapolis shooting, it will come as no surprise (at least to some of us) when it is confirmed that Diamond Reynolds, disguised as a man, was Philando Castile’s accomplice — the Newport cigarette-toting one — when he robbed the Lauderdale convenience store, at gunpoint, on July 2nd.

[Kindly search eastsidereviewnews Lauderdale convenience store robbery for surveillance photos of the two robbers]

You might recognize the hips and smallish feet on the brightly dressed perp in the second surveillance photo as being more characteristic of a female than a male. The long, lean face is consistent with Ms. Reynolds’ photos on Google. The little moustache and wig(?) are nice touches, don’t you think? Ms. Reynolds apparently shares with the perp a fondness for Newport smokes, too, judging from photos taken during her interviews. Doesn’t she realize that cigarettes can cause cancer or, perhaps even worse, shatter one’s web of lies? Prison awaits the young lady. Justice has already been served on her boyfriend.

Case closed, good night, all!

    Best summary yet, Solomon, as to why Diamond Reynolds would whip out her phone and start recording and calmly providing a factually deficient play-by-play as to what had just happened.

      Solomon in reply to Redneck Law. | July 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

      There’s likely to be heightened shall we say “excitement” when Diamond is arrested and charged. Embarrassment in certain high political circles as well. However, the latter will quickly pass.

      Char Char Binks in reply to Redneck Law. | July 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Diamond/Lavish is cold blooded!

    Char Char Binks in reply to Solomon. | July 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    It’s an interesting and plausible hypothesis, one that should definitely be investigated, but it’s hardly “case closed”.

      Milhouse in reply to Char Char Binks. | July 10, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Exactly. The one thing all this speculation is missing: a factual basis. It may prove true, but it may not; why not wait for the facts to come out?

Common Sense | July 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

“Hands Up Don’t Shoot”
The BIG fat lie that started this fiasco!
And our politicians and liberal media continue to push
this falsehood!

“Semper Paratus”

inspectorudy | July 10, 2016 at 11:19 am

There have been a few “Uncalled for” shootings of blacks by white cops but there aren’t many. In all of the “Famous” cases that we are all familiar with, the facts all changed after the msm got through with their lies. The shooter in Dallas was kicked out of the Army and the driver in MN had a gun on his lap which the Mexican-American cop saw. Considering that the cop stopped the car because of a BOLO on his radio, there is no other reaction he could have had but to shoot when the driver dropped his hands down. There was no tail light mentioned by anyone but that hag in the car with him. In fact, the dispatcher said that Yanez, the cop, had radioed in that he was stopping what looked like the two robbers of a convenience store the day before. There was no mention of a tail light. This is so much like the Zimmerman and Brown incidents that it makes me sick. Hasn’t the msm learned anything from their debacles before?

    Char Char Binks in reply to inspectorudy. | July 10, 2016 at 11:43 am

    You’re right, the only report we have of it being a chicken-shit tail light stop came from Diamond/Lavish, and almost everybody seems willing to take her word for it. She also kept referring to Castile reaching for his WALLET at the moment of the shooting when Yanez was probably referring to Castile reaching for his GUN, cleverly getting that allegation on the recording ASAP.

    Notice how distraught Yanez was after the shooting, and how calm and cool Diamond was when she was building a case for murder against Yanez while her “boyfriend” bled out at her side. She did some theatrical wailing at around 9:04 to about 9:30 in the video, but the close-up of her face from 9:44 to 9:46 showed NO TEARS.

      Solomon in reply to Char Char Binks. | July 10, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      I’m tellin’ you, she’s gonna wish she had quit those Newports!

      Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to Char Char Binks. | July 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Has anyone in MN thought to look in the late Mr. Castile’s wallet for that CCW he was supposedly reaching for?

        I’m sure the police went through his pockets, and we will hear about their contents in due course. I’m waiting for facts before reaching conclusions. This may turn out exactly as the BLM folk claim it did. If so it’ll be the first time they got a story right, but there has to be a first time, doesn’t there? Still, the smart bet is that it won’t be this one.

I wish some good cop would leak the dash cam video.

#Blacklivesmatter is a Soros funded group.

Soros recently destabilized Ukraine by funding anti cop demonstrations and he’s doing it here too.

Militarized police is a real issue. Black crime is a real issue. But Soros is only interested in destabilizing the country for his personal profits and personal politics.

When the time for a dialogue comes, it would be a mistake to let #blacklivesmatter anywhere near the table.