Finally, an honest cop basher has let his voice be heard.
Louis Farrakhan come on down!
In his little-noticed interview with radio talk show host Alex Jones the Nation of Islam leader stated a plain truth that the Black Lives Matter movement and its media acolytes refuse to confront: young black males are far more likely to be mowed down by each other than by white cops.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes has called the argument a “disingenuous misdirection.” But Farrakhan clearly views the disparity as worth noting.
He lamented to Jones that, “As a black man who loves my people, I’m grieved not only at police killing us but I am grieved at our killing of each other which sometimes is ten times more than what white policemen have done.”
It is clearly way higher than ten times more, although the exact numbers are difficult to pinpoint.In New York City in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 62.4 percent of the 322 victims or murder or non-negligent manslaughter were black, according to the NYPD. And 59.8 percent of the suspects were black.
In that same year a total of four blacks were killed by police officers. Their races were not specified.
Ironically, Farrakhan, who often sounds like he is trying to incite violence against cops, has reminded everybody of the real segment of society to whom black lives often don’t matter.
His comments were apparently not reported elsewhere.