The Real Tragedy of the George Floyd and Daunte Wright Stories


America is on the verge of anarchy. Every time a black man is killed by police the community finds itself on the edge and the nation wonders if an inferno is about to erupt. This reality dovetailed with a meme I saw a few days ago: “The Biggest Change Since Rodney King is the Video Quality”. While video quality has improved, one thing that hasn’t changed is negative outcomes from resisting arrest. Some of the names Americans know that demonstrate that include: George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Rayshard Brooks and Michael Brown. If the media were being honest they would characterize these encounters as what they were, black men killed while resisting arrest.
In every one of these cases and many others, the men who ended up dead resisted arrest, sometimes violently. According to there were 268 black males killed by police in the United States in 2019 (the last normal year prior to Covid). Of that number, 212 or 79% were armed (allegedly) while 182 or 68% were attacking the police (allegedly). Of the 32% who were not actively attacking the police, most were carrying on other actions such as resisting arrest, holding weapons they wouldn’t drop or attacking other people. For comparison, during that same year the numbers for white males was 415 killed with 298 or 68% armed and 281 or 68% attacking the police. An interesting note about that comparison is the percentage of black males killed who were “unarmed”, 21%, is actually significantly lower than that for white males, 32%.
It’s difficult to get a complete picture of what’s going on in America by simply looking at numbers. Luckily we also have videos, including many of the death of George Floyd. While there is much going on in those videos, one thing that is clear from them is that Floyd was resisting arrest. One can make the argument that the police were too physical for too long, but the fact is, he was on the ground as a direct result of his actions. Similarly, Dauante Wright lunged back into his car.

Many people say that Floyd was subdued or that Wright wasn’t a threat, but the fact is no one knows. As the case of Rayshard Brooks demonstrates, things can go from calm, even collegial to confrontational in a split second. Just last week in New Mexico a suspect was conversing with a cop one moment and killing him the next.
The circumstance that America finds itself in today is the result of a purposeful manipulation of American citizens. The facts are that while black men are killed by police at a higher rate than their proportion of the population, they are killed by police at a lower rate than their proportion of perpetrators of violent crime.
The truth is, 700,000 police officers interact with Americans approximately 75 million times a year. Of those 75 million interactions, typically about 1,000 citizens are killed by police. That is a death rate below 0.002% per encounter, which means that 99.998% of police encounters pass without a death. Put another way, out of 1,000,000 Americans, 3 will die each year at the hands of the police. Compare that to 18 from texting while driving, 121 from suicide, 757 medical mistakes, and 2,000 from heart disease. At the hands of police: 3, and most of those were armed and attacking the police!
One of the things that gets lost in all of this propaganda is the job that the police do. They interact with citizens 75 million times a year. Someone stealing from a store, passing counterfeit bills or assaulting someone. There are domestic disturbances, auto accidents, speed stops, bar fights etc. In all of those circumstances and myriad others, police willingly walk into a situation with the goal of everyone exiting the encounter alive. They put their lives at risk every day for people who in most cases they don’t even know. Of course that’s the job they signed up for so it’s not a surprise, but that doesn’t make it any less courageous.
They of course don’t always get everything right. Police are human and make mistakes and there are bad cops and racists too. We’ve probably seen videos of cops behaving badly, but the fact is, overall, cops do an outstanding job. If they didn’t, 99.998% of encounters wouldn’t end with everyone emerging alive. There’s almost nothing in human existence that’s that successful, and that number is made that much more extraordinary because a significant number of those encounters include citizens who are armed, violent, callous and perhaps on drugs.
In the face of this widespread assault on them, the police are still expected to do their jobs, and do them perfectly. In going into situations where tensions are already elevated, where bystanders may be distracting or even interfering and where everyone seems to be filming, police are expected to comport themselves flawlessly despite elevated adrenaline and likely experiencing some combination of anger, confusion, fear, disorientation, exhaustion and more. All of this while a subject may be striking them, pointing a weapon at them, reaching into car or simply resisting arrest. Yet they are still supposed to respond perfectly every time. They don’t of course, but overall they do a pretty good job. How many of us when faced with citizens calling us “Pigs” spitting on us or striking us, or even shooting at us would be able to rein in all those emotions and perform perfectly in every instance? My guess is that most of us would fall far short of the performance most police demonstrate.
And the rarely mentioned secret (but easily observed common sense fact) is that the very communities where leftists are calling for the defunding, reimagining or disbanding the police are the very communities who benefit most from their presence. The police pullback has a cost. Murders are up in Portland 255% over the last year in Portland. Chicago 65%, New York 58%, Louisville 87%, Minneapolis 64% and LA 51%. And who exactly have been the victims of that increased murder rate? Black Americans, the very people BLM, Antifa, Democrats and the media ostensibly are seeking to protect.
The truth of the matter is that Floyd, Wright, and Brown would likely be alive today had they not resisted arrest. But that’s not the story that Democrats want to tell. Because telling young black men, or anyone, that respecting the police and not resisting arrest doesn’t make news headlines, doesn’t galvanize citizens and most importantly, doesn’t drive voters to pull the levers for Democrats.
And that’s the key. The reality is, Democrats don’t care about black Americans. They seek power and are willing to sacrifice black Americans to get it. By creating the fiction that black Americans are in the crosshairs of the police they have done an extraordinary disservice to America. The real lesson to be learned by the Floyd and Brown incidents is not that police are shooting black men with abandon but rather resisting arrest or engaging in a violent confrontation with police leads to bad outcomes. The challenges of urban America are legion, from terrible schools, limited job opportunities, and violent crime, and the fiction proffered by the left addresses none of those. What’s worse, it takes any energy that might be available to address those real problems and focuses it on addressing a fictional issue. And that’s the real tragedy here.

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All one has to do is look at the black genocide in Chicago and other major cities. Blacks killing blacks and not a word. Where’s our Chicago Race hustler Jesse? Not an effin word!

Until they address their black genocide issues, I have no sympathy or use for their crying as to cops shooting and so forth. Until they own up to the fact that as a race they are responsible for more crimes percentage wise than others, this will be a problem

they cry about hate yet just today I saw the picture of the perpetrator of an “Asian Hate Crime” in NYC. Shock (NOT!). He was Black but of course this will be buried.

7 year old girl in Chicago shit by a black, but of course that’s actually not part of the narrative.

It has to stop and people have got to get their heads out of their asses (sorry about that) and face the truth.

iIts not just “all lives matter”. It’s the fact that these heathens have got to take responsibility for their own failures to conform to society. And that unfortunately is to much to ask for when Jesse and Al, along with elected officials drunk with their own power refuse address the real problems.

It is manifestly and patently UNFAIR to expect Blacks to act in a “civilized” manner. It is simply not in their genome while a propensity towards violence, poor impulse control and a lack of ability anticipate future rewards and consequences is. We should not be surprised when Blacks resist arrest. Such behavior is encoded into their genes. A prudent law enforcement officer should apply no higher degree of force than (respectful) voice attempting to apprehend or detain any Black. If the Black refuses to be detained or apprehended, under no circumstances should a prudend LEO escellate seeing that such escellation is unlikely to have a positive outcome.

Cmon, now. Violence and crime is not inherent in the black race. The problem is they find themselves in perpetual poverty, which breeds frustration and crime. Some of the poverty is their own doing and some is historic, but the vast majority of it is due to leftist policies and economic agenda that put and KEEP them in poverty. Trump did more to resolve this problem with his economic policies than anyone before him, but of course Democrats had to destroy that; they can’t be having blacks lifting themselves out of poverty and out from under government dependency.

If racist police shooting blacks for being black was really an issue, wouldn’t every black stopped by police instinctively drop to the ground, spread eagle, and completely submit to avoid being killed? If police shooting blacks was REALLY a problem, why would any black person fight with an armed cop? STUPIDITY is the problem and the left instills this into those who follow them.

Channeling the rhetoric of the KKK?

To quote our supposed president, C’mon man!

Genetically unable to act civilized?

Well then, we certainly shouldn’t allow them to attend school, or vote, become doctors or lawyers or politicians…

You are a sorry excuse for a human being…

What’s your problem? I’m giving them a pass. I consider it unfair to expect Blacks to act civilized. Oh I’m happy when they do but I think it unfair to EXPECT it of them. How much further backward can I bend over? Numerous, well-attested studies have shown that Blacks have a propensity towards violence. They display it here, they display it in Africa. Same with poor impulse control. I’m just trying to give Blacks a break, here. Egalitarian fantasies not withstanding, Blacks and Whites, and Asians are different. Not better, not worse. Not SUperior, not INferior. Just different.

Police are constrained by our laws when they patrol the streets.
Blacks not so much.
This article was from July 2020.
Black Lives Matter Road-Block Tactic Ambushes Drivers, Leading To Dangerous Confrontations
Recent incidents show the tactic of blocking people from being able to drive through has become increasingly dangerous and deadly.

Along with the human roadblocks belligerent protesters set up comes frustration for drivers who want to pass through to get to their destination.

As we blocked off streets we demanded that people turn around. This was a minor inconvenience for this affluent white neighborhood.

— Julia Clark

Julia noted particular white woman tried to get around them by driving through a gas station parking lot (and presumably to avoid interacting with protesters like Julia). Because of this, Julia and other agitators “stood in front of her car and demanded she turn around.” The woman didn’t. Julia described the woman’s next move was to “step on the gas”, insinuating her goal was to mow over as many protesters as possible.

But if you watch the video, that’s not what the woman did at all. In fact, she maneuvered her car as gently as possible, presumably to get the person(s?) on the hood of her car to jump off so she could drive away without further incident.

The ILLEGAL practice of stopping or surrounding cars has to stop. Some drivers have been terrified and have driven off, hitting people. Protesters have attacked people in the cars, even shot them. A protester has shot a driver in Colorado.
A driver hit people who were blocking a highway in the middle of the night.

Do we need to be reminded that a PEACEFUL PROTEST applies for and is granted a PERMIT!
Also, a PEACEFUL PROTEST stays within its physical and temporal boundries.
A bunch of lawbreakers take over streets, parks and even freeways and bridges.
A bunch of lawbreakers wait around until after dark to do more lawbreaking under cover of darkness.

These are the USEFUL IDIOTS of the Left’s puppet masters in the American variant of the communist parties.
They will be thrown to the wolves by their own hidden leaders if those leaders really take the reins of power.

Black rioters have to be among the dumbest of all those useful idiots in the history of communism.

The goal is to generate MORE tragic incidents to cultivate MORE protests and violence. They stock their front lines with morons that will stand in front of a moving car on a public roadway.

The author misses the bigger point entirely.
4% of the entire US population is responsible for committing almost 60% of all violent crime.

Those are all kne gros.

The US has a crime epidemic being perpetrated entirely by a relatively small, discrete population. The real problem is with “writers” who knowingly fail to expose this reality.

Clearly, if 60% of all violent crime was being committed by white people or asian people it would be widely reported and acted on.

Resisting arrest is not the cause. Savagery and an animalistic culture– as demonstrated around the world, are the cause.

“How many of us when faced with citizens calling us “Pigs” spitting on us or striking us, or even shooting at us would be able to rein in all those emotions and perform perfectly in every instance? ”

Far fewer than .002% of us, that’s for sure.

The tragedy (or farce) is that the .002% is being used as an excuse to create a totalitarian police state to solve all that racism and senseless killing of innocent blacks by police. For instance, the DOJ is mobilizing to “investigate” the Louisville PD for systemic racism because a drug dealer decided to fire through a door at police knocking and announcing themselves which resulted Breanna Taylor being shot and killed by return defensive fire. Where there is no racism, Democrats will plant it and find it.

The common refrain is always, “Well, resisting arrest is not a death sentence.” No, it isn’t, and police do not react to resisting arrest by, “You have resisted arrest. I sentence thee to death. Bang.” What happens is chaos and in chaos bad things can happen. Inevitably, the cop gets ALL the blame.

Chris Rock’s “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police” should be required viewing of every inner city black person. Following the suggestions in that skit would solve the problem or, at least, expose the TRULY racist, out of control, bad apple cops. It seems intuitive to most others.

It is amusing that the local/state govt suddenly thinks that the festivities that have been going on for months are an emergency. Did the fools really think the riots were about drug addicts??!

This is ongoing insurrection, fools! And you aren’t ready! Have fun.

For consideration: Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race–ethnicity, and sex

The bottom line: The lifetime risk of being killed by the police is nearly twice as high for a black male as it is for a white male.

According to the piece the potential for both is low zero 1 in 1,000 for black males and about 1 in 3,500 in white males… and there are factors that correlate with race – crime rates – but are caused by race that factor into that calculation. Do a weighted average for rate of responsibility for violent crime and the numbers are almost identical.

How much is that risk increased by the left preaching to blacks that they are about to be killed by cops, inciting the tendency to resist and fight with cops? It is STILL a documented fact that a disproportionate amount of crime is committed by blacks so it follows that a disproportionate amount of encounters between police and blacks will result. Inject into that the indoctrination of black youths to believe an encounter with a cop on a minor traffic stop is an existential event and you have a healthy supply of needless tragedies for Democrats to happily exploit.

Incorrect. Per encounter, you are more likely to be killed by police if you are a white male than if you are a black male.


You’re unfortunately also stating that the lifetime probability of a black male committing one or multiple crimes that lead to these police encounters is much, much higher than a white male.


The cause is committing crimes, not the police.

Guess the Episcopal school didn’t teach you logic very well.

As we have seen, eating a butt-load of fentanyl while passing counterfeit $20’s can have a great impact on the lifespan of the black male.

Next do LBJ and the breakdown of black families under the ‘Great Society’, yet another Democrat ‘fix’ that made the problem worse instead of better.

Not that Dems ever admit their failures are failures, they just try to figure out how to blame conservatives.

Exploitation of blacks by the Democrat Party is finally on full display, hence the propaganda overdrive as they continue to fail…taking power unlawfully, as more and more of their Cult members are starting to wake up.