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Black Lies Matter   America - all of it

Started Aug-12 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 12672 views.
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“Black lives matter most,” says lauded medical doctor - David Cole, Taki's Magazine, 25 August 2020
https://www.takimag.com/article/black-lives-matter-most-says-lauded-medical-doctor/

Last week, a physician declared on network TV that black lives matter more than other lives, and nobody cared. Nobody batted an eye. After months of activists, entertainers, sports stars, and politicians prioritizing black lives over white ones, we’ve grown so used to it, no one even notices when that point of view is expressed by someone actually entrusted with human lives.

Welcome to the asylum, where we no longer care that the doctors are as crazy as the inmates.

Dr. Brian Richardson is a urologist and chief of robotic and minimally invasive surgery at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Ala. He took his residency at Tulane, and he’s a member of the American Urological Association. Along with colleague  Dr. Jeff Nix (a Birmingham urologic oncologist), Richardson (who is white) hatched a brilliant idea: Doctors should start wearing black scrubs because apparently blacks are such tiny-minded creatures, the mere sight of a white person wearing a black piece of clothing makes them exclaim with joy, “That look like me! Him wear me color! Him friend, him cares. Me feel proud and happy.”

In normal times, such arrogant condescension would be considered racist. In 2020, it’s called “allyship.”

Dr. Richardson has called on all medical professionals in America to wear black scrubs in a “show of unity” on Aug. 28, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Because, if I’m not mistaken, King stressed the importance of judging people by the color of their clothing.

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The social construction of black self-destruction - Steve Sailer, Taki's Magazine, 26 August 2020
https://www.takimag.com/article/the-social-construction-of-black-self-destruction/

... As I pointed out in my last column  summarizing federal crime statistics, the simplest explanation for why blacks get in trouble with the police so much is because on average they commit such an extraordinary amount of crime, especially murder.

According to the FBI, blacks, who make up 13.4 percent of the general population, comprised 54.9 percent of known murder offenders in 2018, an astonishing 7.9 times the nonblack rate.

(Strikingly, although the best justification for a police shooting is to prevent a murder, blacks made up only 26.4 percent of those killed by the police over the past half decade. Our society is not much interested in asking: When nonblacks perpetrate only 45 percent of murders, why are nonblacks almost 74 percent of the victims of police killings? Why are cops killing nonblacks at a clip so much higher than their homicide rate? Do Nonblack Lives Matter?)

Clearly, in the heat of the moment, too many blacks make really awful decisions with dire long-term consequences. For example, too many black guys tend to come up with the following plan when cops try to arrest them: I’ll just resist, if necessary fight the cops, maybe shoot them, and then speed off. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? That strategy works in Grand Theft Auto, doesn’t it? If I just lie low, the cops will forget about it, right?

Why do blacks tend to be worse decision-makers than other races when it comes to crime and violence?

Steve Sailer has always believed that part of the answer involves inherited characteristics, whether genetic, epigenetic, or simply cultural traits handed down through the generations.  

Without getting into causes at all, though, one does wonder why when three quarters (3/4) of police killings are of non-blacks we never hear about them in the mainstream media.  Has there ever been a riot when a police officer killed a white man?

slackerx

From: slackerx

Aug-26

Steve Sailor?

Seriously?

 

 

Along with Heather Mac Donald he is the best crime statistician writing today.

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A Columbus man arrested for stabbing a stranger on Tuesday said that he “felt the need to find a white man to kill” after watching videos of “police brutality.”

The attempted murder is one of two stabbings motivated by the Black Lives Matter movement that took place on Tuesday, though the national media has been silent about both. Jayvon Hatchett, 19, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime after stabbing an AutoZone employee.

The unprovoked attack took place around 8:30 in the morning while his victim was at work. Hatchett is being held without bond at the Muscogee County Jail.

This stabbing is the second one this week inspired by the violent Black Lives Matter movement. A black man in Colorado has been arrested for a hate crime and attempted murder after stabbing a white stranger while shouting “Black Lives Matter” on the same day as Hatchett’s attack. Steve Sinclair, 30, stabbed 29-year-old Michael Conner on Tuesday while shouting “Black Lives Matter” and saying “I’m going to kill you and your dog.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/black-georgia-man-stabbed-stranger-says-felt-need-find-white-male-kill/


I would be interested to see the story in the BBC and/or CNN.  I couldn't find it in the headlines.  Not a big story for them.  Maybe not worth reporting about at all.

Anyone know for sure?


Any riots?

CamGeary

From: CamGeary

Aug-30

Apollonius (Theocritos) said...

the mere sight of a white person wearing a black piece of clothing makes them exclaim with joy

"We gon do quadruple bypass surgery, dawg"...

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Aug-31

It's messed up either way.

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Study: Up to 95 percent of 2020 U.S. riots are linked To Black Lives Matter - Joy Pullmann, The Federalist, 16 September 2020
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/16/study-up-to-95-percent-of-2020-u-s-riots-are-linked-to-black-lives-matter/

Contrary to corporate media narratives, up to 95 percent of this summer’s riots are linked to Black Lives Matter activism, according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). The data also show that nearly 6 percent — or more than 1 in 20 — of U.S. protests between May 26 and Sept. 5 involved rioting, looting, and similar violence, including 47 fatalities. ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020 to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation. Early estimates from insurance agencies say the cost of this summer’s rioting will set a record surpassing that of the 1992 Rodney King riots, which cost an inflation-adjusted $1.2 billion. Much of that will be paid by taxpayers in the form of overtime and hazard pay for police and EMTs, emergency room visits, destruction of public property, and more. Of course, rioters are inflicting these costs during a time governments, and the people who fund them, have fewer resources due to coronavirus shutdowns and pent-up entitlement obligations.

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Black Lives Matter and the mechanics of conformity - Matthew Blackwell, Quillette, 17 September 2020
https://quillette.com/2020/09/17/black-lives-matter-and-the-mechanics-of-conformity/


Perceptions and data

But, for all their zealous advocacy, celebrities and protestors alike are reluctant to acknowledge or discuss the nuances of the empirical literature on the racial biases they are protesting. As part of an effort to quantify racial bias in police killings, a 2016 study in the journal Injury found that black Americans are not more likely to be injured or killed by police than white Americans during traffic stops. And, despite the general finding in the Center for Police Equity report that police officers use greater force against black suspects, it also found that blacks are no more likely than whites to be subject to lethal force. In fact, it found that white people face a higher risk of being killed during an arrest. Researchers have also turned their attention to shootings, in particular. An early study provides some evidence of a racial disparity, but not in the expected direction—it found that police fire more bullets at white than black suspects.

Things get even weirder when we try to probe psychological biases in police officers. Under multiple intense psychological simulation experiments carried out at Washington State University, police were found to exhibit a propensity to fire on white suspects faster than black suspects, and were also more likely to shoot unarmed whites (these experiments measure split second differences in reaction times that the researchers believe are not susceptible to conscious control). Turning to real-world data, the National Academies of Sciences published the findings of its investigations into police shootings in 2019, and cautiously concluded that white people are at greater risk of being shot during a police interaction relative to all other ethnicities. [Emphasis added] However, it is the work of economist Roland Fryer that has attracted the most attention and discussion of late.

Fryer emerged from a troubled past—he was abandoned by his parents and left to fend for himself on the street before becoming the youngest person in the history of Harvard to achieve tenure. Fryer has observed that, “A single bullet—which weighs about .02 pounds and is 10mm long—can end a life, erase a pension, or change the image of those who are sworn to serve and protect.” On the back of an earlier study that found unarmed blacks are at higher risk of a police shooting than unarmed whites, Fryer and his team came up with a more complete dataset and used an innovative methodology of comparing police interactions in which no shots were fired to those in which there were. His study 
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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-17

This article is quite absurd.

First of all, no shit that 95% of the BLM riots were linked to BLM protests.

I'm curious about the 5% that weren't.

Secondly,

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

So his death is a wash?

And finally,

Apollonius (Theocritos) said:

Early estimates from insurance agencies say the cost of this summer’s rioting will set a record surpassing that of the 1992 Rodney King riots, which cost an inflation-adjusted $1.2 billion.

Proof right there, that nothing has changed.

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