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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fox News: O'Reilly Goes "Black on Black" Crime To Deflect From Cop On Black Crime

"Black on Black Crime....White on White Crime"
Explain the relationship to Cop Killings in Black 

As Fox News's Bill O'Reilly continues to "whitewash" cop brutality in African-American Communities, the network's chief entertainer and  resident demagogue rhetoric doesn't stand deep scrutiny.  

MSNBC's Chris Hayes hosted a segment last night that provides a great preamble for deep scrutiny of O'Reilly's version of black on black crime vs. cop abuse ad killing by cop.  If you are a progressive or liberal who follows MSNBC segments, I am certain you viewed last night's segment. Yes, it is a bit long (nine plus minutes), but it is based in fact ad presented by experts

MSNBC, ALL IN, Chris Hayes 

The Hayes segment was relevant and important from start to finish. Conservatives continue to rail about "black on black" crime without any regard for information that places their rhetoric squarely in the realm of white privilege demagoguery. As a matter of fact, the unquestioning recipients of the demagogues message black on black crime messages are enablers. People who fold the messages into their psyches like bird feed into a mindset, and as I frequently state the next step in that absorptive process is demagogue constructed paradigm with you as the demagogues receptacle.

Hayes and his guest addressed O'Reilly's bigoted remarks with a great deal of professional expertise. Data and facts as are critical to building points of view and "arguments." O'Reilly on the other hand, uses common conservative (one-sided) rhetoric to feed his vast audience. The ultimate tragedy is the following 2013 data goes unreported to his viewers. Thus, he spreads misrepresentations.
Take a look at 2013 FBI data related to Murder. Remember, the FBI will admit collection of such data is difficult, yet a fair representation of the facts. 


[Single victim/single offender]

How convenient is the demagogue's slanted view and reporting? It is equally misleading to use the "black on black" crime at 90 to 90%, when the context of the comment of argument relates to cop abuse and killings of black males.
An incomparable purveyor of the under-reported truth is Rudy Giuliani used old data (probably 2010 or 2011) during this linked Meet The Press segment Why make the analogy when the topic is often about cops abusing or killing African-Americans and the evidence is clearly irrefutable via the advent of the video camera? Giuliani as a former federal prosecutor and former mayor of the nation's most populated city, knows that murder is a crime of proximity and convenience (in a twisted sense). People kill people with whom they are for various reasons in close proximity. Another key point right-wing demagogues refuse to emphasize, is the impact our segregated nation as on the data in the image above. 

(NOTE: I do to believe the imaged data includes cop killings in the course of their "duty.")

If right-wing demagogues are going to have free and unfettered opportunity to spread misleading information, it is the responsibility of the media host to question them with possible refuting evidence.

A few short video gallery that stands as fact while the demagogue reaches to refute with unbalanced reporting of crime. What does cop abuse discussion have t do with this?
Exhibit I. South Carolina traffic stop (five shots to the back) murder  
Exhibit II.  Also South Carolina traffic stop (Multiple shots wounded driver) 
Exhibit III. Exhibit of Arizona Fake Cop Insurance Executive killing of drug offender while held to the ground. "I' Sorry did he say?" 
Exhibit IV. Non-shooting/non death beating applied by California trooper on a black woman 
Yet, these and other episodes of cop on African -Americans killings result in right-wing rhetoric about regarding "Black on black" crime. The following Facebook post support both the comments in the Chris Hayes segment and the FBI data posted above.

A post via a Facebook friend....
  In case you don't want to read the whole report, here's the stand out paragraph:
The pattern is striking: the data tell us that in 2014, Missouri’s African-American drivers were 75 percent (1.66/.95) more likely than white drivers to be stopped on Missouri’s roads. Just 14 years earlier, in 2000, the difference was only 31% (1.27/.97).

Concerns by the citizens of Missouri and the Missouri legislature regarding allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement prompted the passage of state law Section 590.650, RSMo (2000), which was enacted...

The Atlanta Black Star published a piece in early March regarding the convenient demagoguery of "black on black" crime. The Black Star piece placed the discussion where it actually belongs: violent crime in aggregate
Key excerpts 
Violent Crimes

Whites are responsible for the vast majority of violent crimes, according to the FBI. With respect to aggravated assault, whites led Blacks 2-1 in arrests; in forcible-rape cases, whites led all racial and ethnic groups by more than 2-1. And in larceny theft, whites led Blacks, again, more than 2-1. Williams asks: “Given this mathematical truth, would anyone encourage African-Americans to begin shooting suspicious white males in their neighborhoods for fear that they’ll be raped, assaulted or murdered?” 

The ‘Monster’ Effect

Amazingly, according to the FBI stats, women committed 36 percent of the murders committed by white people against white people. This number is far higher than you see with Black women. Aileen Wuornos, who was found guilty of killing six men and was later executed in a Florida prison, is widely regarded as the country’s first female serial killer and was the subject of the 2003 film Monster. Wuornos’ murderous run was glorified in the film, and Charlize Theron won an Oscar for Best Actress for the role. Listverse names 10 female serial killers — and all are white 

Historically, Politically Ignored

President Barack Obama and none of the white previous presidents have ever spoken a word about the phenomenon of white-on-white crime. Vox, under the headline, “White-on-White Crime is Out of Control,” says, “Indeed, looking back on America’s political iconography, there are disturbing trends toward the glorification of white violence. Peer inside the US Capitol building, and you’ll find a monument to Confederate Jefferson Davis — the leader of an insurgency that caused an unprecedented quantity of violent white deaths.” Around the country are white mass murderers of Blacks in particular who are memorialized. 

The Poverty Argument

Experts and analysts have consistently crafted theories on crime based on income and employment levels. The less you make, the more likely you are to commit crimes, the theory goes. But the number of murders committed by white people specifically in the United States, according to Vox, casts doubt on this. The white population in America is considerably richer than the national average — and yet there are more white murderers.
The Black Star Sources links:
Let's do a bit of deductive reasoning or construct a form of syllogism (if you prefer).
If.......Blacks are killed by cops at a higher rate than whites are killed by cops....If......Blacks are stopped for vehicle searches and close scrutiny (frisking) than whites......And if......Whites are much more likely to respond to cops via discharging a firearm and other forms of violence than blacks (who data shows more often attempt to run or exit the interaction in some form)....And if..... Whites commit far more violent crimes than blacks and kill other whites at the level of 83%. )and African-Americans at 90%......
Cop abuse in the back community (an irrefutable reality) shouldn't provide a shield for cable news entertainers and conservative politicians who refuse the reality. 
Well, it wasn't a "nice neat' syllogism, but it was set of deductions that accurately depicts O'Reilly's ranting rhetoric to his sycophant viewers and the deductive exercise places conservative demagoguery (black on black crime) in perspective.

A closing piece about crime, cop killings and the Justice system (or lack there of).

For those still denying a problem of disproportionate police violence against people of color...a new database shows... Posted by Tim Wise on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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