The American media has instaurated a half-truth narrative about cop shootings in the society. Mounting data reveals too many American police display antisocial murderous behavior when encountering American citizens, especially in events where police shoot and kill mercifully unarmed American citizens regardless of the citizen race yet the news media concentrates its reporting when cops kill unarmed Black males not when police kill unarmed White males in the society.
Perhaps the Black community screams louder (Touche Brothers and Sisters) than the White community when they see video coverage showing unarm Black men shot and killed by White male police like their mad dogs running through the streets. Yet the raw data reveal police shoot and kill White male citizens as often as they kill Black male citizens in our society.
This flip-flop double standard in national media coverage appears directly targeted at Black citizens to incite protest and marches so news reporters with camera footage can supply evening news commentators something to talk about on the evening news that will hopefully for them, result in an increase viewership on evening broadcast and morning newsstands across the country (I believe a simple reason for this observation might incite people controlling the news media and more importantly what the American public views on television begin to tell the whole truth of this business, cops killing unarmed American citizens).
Why is this America?
Also, I observe this flip-flop double standard is a systematic design. Designed to directly incite America’s historical racial divide between Black and White Americans and keep them (All of US) from joining forces – as many White Americans – joined Blacks (MLK) in the 60’s civil rights protest. Common Americans of all races, creeds, and ethnic groups need to question critically our political leadership: Who or what the consistent racial divide benefit(s) in America?
I surely believe more White Americans would join side by side with Black Americans screams, appeals, and protest for justice and accountability imposed on police authority and government oversight investigating policing practice in our society if the whole truth was revealed in the land on the evening news but that would be too much like racial harmony in America – I’m sure!
Raw criminal data reveals the whole truth regarding cops killing an estimated 509 citizens so far this year in 2016, and last year (2015) ended with a total of 909 according to the Washington Post, see chart below. The data reveals it really doesn’t matter the race of the victims that catches a bullet fired from these happy go lucky blue uniform murders service weapons. Aren’t cops sworn to protect and served the public not shoot and kill then make up a justifiable reason that fits the Supreme Law of the Land that gives all sworn American law officer the “right to use deadly force.”
It’s time the Executive Office and Congress push the Supreme Court to repeal or amend the Supreme Court Order which gives American law enforcement officer the right to use deadly force against unarmed citizens whenever they get a notion to kill any citizen simply because in too many incidents the involved police evidently experienced an unjustified fear for their life might be in danger of loss when encountering unarmed American citizens that in hindsight revealed the citizen actually and rationally pose no incidental threat to their lives while the cop was carrying out their sworn duties to protect and serve the public.