Elder Patriot – If one is to believe the NFL players protesting our national anthem and the American flag, police brutality against blacks is rampant and disproportionate.
That is provably false but the facts should never stand in to way of politically motivated racial division. Last night, Peter Kirsanow, an attorney and member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, literally debunked the entire myth of police brutality towards blacks in less than five minutes using facts, and, nothing but facts.
Using Department of Justice statistics Kirsanow pointed out:
“That blacks are killed two and a half times more often than whites are by policemen. However, when you take a look at that statistic that is far less than what the data would predict given black crime rates.
“Take New York City for example. Blacks are not two and a half times more likely to commit crimes. Blacks in New York City are thirty-five times more likely to commit robberies than whites, thirty-eight times more likely to commit murders, and fifty-one times more likely to engage in shootings regardless of whether or not it results in a homicide.
“So, when you think of about two and a half times versus 51 times, the type of police involvement that you would expect from those kinds of stats is far below than what would be predicted.”
Kirsanow then went on to explain how the Ferguson Effect – police withdrawing from policing rather than to put their own lives at greater risk – is turning black communities into ever more dangerous places for law-abiding citizens and their children.
The fact is the NFL owners and management should recognize the Ferguson Effect as something they are dealing with themselves. Millionaire players and their high-priced attorneys are making a mockery of the owners with these protests.
NFL players have a history of arrest records that rival the poorest of black communities and it’s all tolerated because the offenders are bigger, stronger and faster than is society at large. And, because they can afford great lawyers that hold the NFL hostage.
There’s actually a website that keeps track of and organizes all of the NFL players offenses, NFLarrest.com:
Adam Jones leads the way with 10 arrests. That’s TEN arrests! He’s tolerated because he plays what is perhaps the most demanding and exposed position other than QB.
Jones has played for both Tennessee and Cincinnati, and he’s been accused of poking a hotel worker in the eye, punching a woman, spitting in a woman’s face at a nightclub, and was “charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man” (take a look at all his arrests here).
Joseph Curl from the Daily Wire adds this analysis:
“The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which “provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges,” the site says.
“Players get arrested for a variety of crimes: drunk driving, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, gun violations, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, theft, burglary, rape and even murder.
And, it’s not as though Roger Goodell has order teams to clean up their acts as the recent draft proves:
“The NFL virtually embraces players who abuse women. Take this report in the Chicago Tribune: “In the first round [of the 2017 draft], the Oakland Raiders drafted Gareon Conley, who has been accused of rape. In the second round, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, who in a much-viewed video punches a woman so hard that she falls down unconscious. In the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley, who was accused of doing pretty much what Mixon did.”
The season has just started but the NFL’s players seem intent on disgracing themselves even more than in previous years. This year, the players are setting a torrid pace:
- Assault and battery – 7
- Drugs – 6
- DUI – 5
- Domestic violence – 5
- Disorderly conduct – 4
- Resisting arrest – 2
- Guns – 1
- License/traffic – 1
- Other – 1
That’s thirty-two arrests in the seasons first three weeks!
Rather than take steps to clean up his league, that admittedly would require digging in for a protracted and expensive battle, Goodell has aligned with the anarchists who are resisting President Trump’s law and order agenda as they attempt to upend his presidency.
Seriously, when people take a step back and examine the NFL’s bigger issues Trump’s Sunday night tweet makes a lot more sense than millionaire players kneeling to protest some hyped up false narrative charging police brutality: