By Justin Tucci
Two police officers are dead because of the media.
After the death of two black men at the hands of the police the media instead of addressing the larger issue of police brutality against all races they’ve framed the narrative as a black/white issue.
Instead of waiting for the details of both shootings and doing what the media should be
– reporting the facts-
People are buying into the emotion the media is selling and jump to conclusions without evidence.
The media refuses to address reality.
Instead of pointing out that this isn’t a racial problem and that in 2015 double the white people compared to the number of blacks were killed by police they paint the picture of a black genocide at the hands of racists.
Instead of unifying people to combat this issue of police brutality on a larger scale as human beings wanting justice they segregate and divide based on race.
Why? Because drama sells and the media needs viewer-ship.
Think about it. When was the last time you watched the news to learn about something positive?
Every story entertains when you are emotionally invested in the characters.
The media has sensationalized these tragedies and casted heroes and villains. The blacks are David the cops are Goliath.
Then you have Obama coming out and spewing his usual rhetoric:
“They are symptomatic of challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.”
What has Obama, the most powerful black man in the country, done to change the alleged systematic oppression of blacks in the US? Nothing. For eight years he has virtue signaled his despair for the black community but has done nothing for them.
Obama has also said that racism is deeply rooted into America.
No it is not. Less than 2% of all Americans at the peak of slavery owned slaves.
America fought a bloody civil war to free the slaves. 215,000 died.
It was in fact the democratic party, which Obama belongs to, that overwhelmingly did not want to end slavery.
April 16, 1862, President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia;
In Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no
Obama is not the ambassador for blacks in the US. If he truly cared he could have signed an executive order forcing cops to only use rubber bullets or some other law limiting the power of the police. Anything would have at least sparked a nation discussion about law enforcement.
Obama is subtly telling blacks not to trust the police.The media and Obama are both fueling the fire that has left a former veteran and newlywed dead.
I don’t believe in systematic oppression of blacks. Unless you can point to a specific law or legislation that is racist you are standing on an unfounded claim. I am open to the idea if you can prove it however.
To be fair blacks ARE largely represented in the prison populations. But not because of racism.
Despite being 13% of the population blacks accounted for 50% of all homicides in the US from 1980-2008
(Based on the Department of Justice statistics http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf)
Mainly against each other. Do those black lives matter?
But mentioning this unfortunate truth only alienates and does nothing but distract away from the issue of police brutality and focuses on race.
This is the discussion the media wants to have.
We can all agree that the police have killed an excessive amount of people whether they were innocent or not. No real debate on this issue.
But this isn’t sexy enough and to seduce a larger audience the media have done something very evil.
Instead of using their power for social change and the greater good of America Obama and the media have stigmatized the police and indirectly incited violence resulting in the death of the innocent.
Isn’t that what they were crusading against?