Saturday, July 25, 2020

How Trump’s Law and Order Agenda Is Making Black America Safer Again

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In the wake of George Floyd’s death, America has been presented with a false narrative about blacks and law enforcement.
Elite progressive voices have pushed a radical idea: Law enforcement is the embodiment of bigotry in America and that “defunding” or even banning the police department is the solution that blacks want most.
But nothing could be further from the truth, as I explain in Chapter 4, “Stop or I’ll Shoot,” of “How Trump is Making Black America Great Again.
It turns out that black Americans are as interested in law and order as the rest of the country, if not more so.
Blacks, Law Enforcement, and President Donald Trump
For instance, it was only last month that Rasmussen released a poll showing that blacks are the most fearful of their communities becoming less safe if police are not around.
A staggering 67% of blacks say that the growing criticism of America’s police will lead to a shortage of police officers and reduce public safety in the community where they live. That’s a 3 percentage points higher fear level than the response of Americans overall.
The fact is that black communities suffer far more from under-policing violent crime than from over-policing.
In a city like Chicago, the astronomical homicide rate has nothing to do with peace-officer shootings and is instead due to intentional underfunding of law enforcement. This strangulation of the Chicago Police Department results in elevated emergency response times and a mounting list of unsolved homicides. This is a concern across the nation.
Blacks know this, and that’s one reason why, contrary to media perceptions, black men disproportionately serve in law enforcement. While black men are only 6.2% of the population, they make up more than 11% of all law enforcement officers nationwide.
Read the rest from Horace Cooper HERE.

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