Friday, December 12, 2014
Tales of Deep South Racist Police Officers
F*** the Police, as the dumbass protestors recently say.
Labels: Real Police Work
There are thousands of interactions every day between federal, state, county and city law enforcement and members of the "civilian" population of all hues, persuasions, and socio-economic levels.
Most of those interactions go unremarked because they are at best helpful and at worst, benign. The Ferguson and Staten Island events that are the purported genesis for the recent "peaceful" protest marches are ANOMALIES in the daily unfolding of police work & the criminal justice system.
As the newsmen say, "If it bleeds, it leads." The corollary to that is that good news, the non-bleeding good works done by law enforcement, typically go unnoticed.
Balance. The MSM could use some of that.
"New York City keeps detailed records about the use of guns by police officers on duty. Since 1991, the peak of crime in New York, the number of yearly shooting incidents by NYPD officers has declined by more than two-thirds, from 332 to 105. The number of individuals shot and killed by police officers has fallen from 39 to 16. Something similar might be afoot nationally, but we don’t have the data to know.
"Even if we did, none of this information will make much difference if politicians, activists, and the media keep ignoring it because it doesn't fit the prevailing narrative."