The headline in that image shocked me, seriously. I have waffled on about BBC bias for over 2 decades but still they manage to amaze me with their unbelievably crass reporting. The image isn't from the news today about last night's Dallas police murders but I saw the link to it just as I was wondering why - the news of the worse police killings since 9/11 - the whole thing seem overtly anti-police (but has since been updated and toned down and now even including info about the horribly high number of police that are killed in the line of duty). However, imagine my surprise when I see the link "Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?" [Link] I thought WTF? and followed the link to see that, indeed, I hadn't misread. The BBC did indeed have the headline "Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?". In all their interviews they fail to get near the real issue. Reports now from the Dallas Police Chief say that "[the now dead suspect] was upset about the recent police shootings"... "The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers." Now why would he want to do that? Maybe because he reads the BBC and much of the rest of the polemic creating media or listens to Obama or those overt racist, anti-police lefties like Black Lives Matter (yes, racist) that keep stoking the flames of the outright lie that there is some US Cop anti-black intentional killing spree. And it is lie. A big fat funded by lefty billionaires lie. The STATS speak for themselves and tell another story. Some of those five stats (previous link) are from HERE, pdf: The Danger of the 'Black Lives Matter' Movement by Heather Mac Donald. "In Los Angeles, blacks between the ages of 20 and 24 die at a rate 20 to 30 times the national mean. Who is killing them? Not the police, and not white civilians, but other blacks." Another snippet with New York as an example:
"Standard anti-cop ideology, whether emanating from the ACLU or the academy, holds that law enforcement actions are racist if they don’t mirror population data. New York City illustrates why that expectation is so misguided. Blacks make up 23 percent of New York City’s population, but they commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime, according to victims and witnesses. Add Hispanic shootings and you account for 98 percent of all illegal gunfire in the city. Whites are 33 percent of the city’s population, but they commit fewer than two percent of all shootings, four percent of all robberies, and five percent of all violent crime. These disparities mean that virtually every time the police in New York are called out on a gun run—meaning that someone has just been shot—they are being summoned to minority neighborhoods looking for minority suspects."Let me repeat that last bit: These disparities mean that virtually every time the police in New York are called out on a gun run—meaning that someone has just been shot—they are being summoned to minority neighborhoods looking for minority suspects. More crime in those neighborhoods means much more police presence. Much higher percentage of violent crime in those areas means more police presence. When you add to the mix that 'blacks of all ages commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined' it's a recipe for disaster.
This reflects the reality in the UK too with the constant railing against the UK police 'sus' then stop-and-search activities, always saying how they were racist etc...then you look at crime figures and suddenly it's clear and obvious...except to [mainly] lefty [mainly] dimwits.
In the USA police officers are being hunted and killed (dozens of incidents this year) and are being ambushed like last night (while policing an anti-police rally!) precisely because the main stream media (and many politicians) are constantly anti-police, hinting of racist cops, intentional beating, police brutality etc even when all the facts suggest the police weren't at fault. I know the police aren't always innocent but FFS, this constant false narrative shit has got to stop sometime. Something else Dallas Police Chief said was tragic: "We don't feel much support most days. Let's not make today most days". And finally, repeating a line from Daily Wire: Anti-police rhetoric has deadly consequences. And - an irony missed by BLM - not just for the Police.
Update (21:15 BST): another shooting: Bristol, Tennessee: "he was angry about police violence against African-Americans"...