New poll from Data for Progress and Vox finds that basically everyone — Democrat, Republican, young, old, white, black, brown — would feel safer with *more* police patrols in their neighborhoods. https://t.co/5pJecRZaYR pic.twitter.com/eN6fyDCntM— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) April 9, 2021
Did you ever expect to wake up and see the truth about the resurgence of violent crime and Black Lives Matter finally exposed in Vox of all places?
“There’s long been a fierce debate about the effect of Black Lives Matter protests on the lethal use of force by police. A new study, one of the first to make a rigorous academic attempt to answer that question, found that the protests have had a notable impact on police killings. For every 4,000 people who participated in a Black Lives Matter protest between 2014 and 2019, police killed one less person. …
From 2014 to 2019, Campbell tracked more than 1,600 BLM protests across the country, largely in bigger cities, with nearly 350,000 protesters. His main finding is a 15 to 20 percent reduction in lethal use of force by police officers — roughly 300 fewer police homicides — in census places that saw BLM protests.
Campbell’s research also indicates that these protests correlate with a 10 percent increase in murders in the areas that saw BLM protests. That means from 2014 to 2019, there were somewhere between 1,000 and 6,000 more homicides than would have been expected if places with protests were on the same trend as places that did not have protests. Campbell’s research does not include the effects of last summer’s historic wave of protests because researchers do not yet have all the relevant data. …”
This could be a small problem for the “racial justice movement.”
If you have traded around 300 fewer police homicides in cities that saw Black Lives Matter protests for an additional 1,000 to 6,000 homicides, how can you claim to be protecting black lives? This data also only runs from 2014 through 2019. It doesn’t take into account the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots from last summer or the explosion in violent crime in big cities that has followed in its wake. The effect of demonizing the police, glorifying criminals and celebrating anarchy … is fewer dead criminals in police homicides, but more dead black people who are preyed on and victimized by them.
The consequences of “Defund the Police” are starting to register in the polls:
Note: Last year, a teenager was shot and killed inside CHAZ in Seattle and another black man who was shot in CHAZ blamed the KKK and the Proud Boys and the police for not protecting him.