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Robert George – another hack writer for that rag of a newspaper The New York Daily News. 

It’s writers like George who fan the flames of the misinformed and play into the general populations ignorance. How these reporters even look themselves in the mirror is a wonder. 

The first paragraph of his article “Having a Gun and Being Black Doesn’t Make One a Suspect” (published in the  NY Daily News 7/9/16) reads, “What about the next shooting? How should we, the public, look at that? How do we put some context into far too common tragedies?”

Well first off, you ignorant, poor excuse of an apparently educated person – having a gun and being ANY color would raise suspicion until it’s determined if that individual is a criminal or a good guy. Secondly, the only commonality between the  “common tragedies” is the fact that the person who ends up dead is usually resisting arrest, using deadly physical force against the officer, doesn’t comply with and/or fights with the police. How many interactions are there between the police and the public (black, white or otherwise) on a daily basis that doesn’t end with someone getting killed?  When do we put the onus back on the individual? 

George cites statistics compiled by the Washington Post on police involved shootings. What he doesn’t talk about is the fact that in 2016 – 512 people have been shot and killed by the police. Of those – 238 were white while only 123 were black. That’s one hundred and fifteen more whites killed this year by police than blacks. Hardly the evidence needed to prove that the police are racial biased in killing blacks.  And, of the 512 people killed by the police in 2016, only 35 were unarmed. 

George than goes on to write that “the police are only too eager to reveal a deceased’s criminal record or declare that this person was no angel….”  He believes this is done to “prejudice the public”into thinking the police were justified.  Is it not reasonable to think that the deceased’s criminals background is important? Isn’t it “germane” Mr. George in showing an individual’s mental state?  Doesn’t it give reason and motive as to why that person may resist being arrested and possibly risk returning to prison?  

Stop buying the New York Daily News folks.  It only keeps writers like Robert George employed. 

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