Over 60% of people in every racial group prefer the BLM investigation.
A Rasmussen survey revealed 66% of the voters want Congress to investigate the Black Lives Matter riots in 2020 instead of the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th:
A new national telephone and online survey by the National Police Association and Rasmussen Reports finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests, in which more than 2,000 police officers suffered injuries in the line of duty. Twenty-one percent (21%) don’t think Congress should investigate last year’s protests, and 13% were not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey found strong voter support for law enforcement on issues ranging from display of the “Thin Blue Line” flag to prosecution of so-called “quality of life” crimes.
Over 60% of people in every racial group prefer the BLM investigation:
- 67% of whites
- 64% of blacks
- 66% of Hispanics
- 62% of other minorities
Riots occurred across America after George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The Major Cities Chiefs Association reviewed data from those riots:
In total, there were 8,700 protests that took place in most major cities between May 25th and July 31st, 2020. While the vast majority of these protests were peaceful, a large portion did include non-violent acts of civil disobedience such as the takeover of a roadway or disruption of commerce. Additionally, there were 574 protests that involved acts of violence, some of which were severe. This violence was limited to only 7% of all protests and in most cases, the acts were perpetrated by individuals or small groups that infiltrated the larger protests. Nonetheless, the sheer volume of protests, combined with the level of civil disobedience and existence of some ultra-violent events, created an extraordinarily challenging environment for law enforcement agencies
The National Police Association (NPA) embraced the Rasmussen survey and lashed out at the mayors:
When the mayors of cities in which violent riots took place in 2020 refused to let police immediately stop the crimes taking place, it sent a message to violent criminals across the nation that crimes will be allowed and criminals won’t be touched.
“Many elected officials of both parties and at all levels followed up, not by apologizing to their citizens for failing to uphold the law, but by accusing police officers of systemic racism, being in need of reform, reimagining and defunding” said spokesperson for the National Police Association, Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith (Ret).
The Rasmussen survey also found that 65% think President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should meet the family of murdered St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn.
63% of those surveyed think authorities should face criminal charges those who took part in the riots and looting like those on January 6th.DONATE
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