Facts are stubborn things that more often than not put the lie to mainstream media narratives.
The latest F.B.I. statistics for the year 2016 have been released and, opposite what Obama and his followers would have you believe, it is police officers who are under assault and not the few criminal blacks who were shot by police officers attempting to protect the communities they’re assigned to protect.
2016 was the last of Obama’s eight years in office so whatever these statistics reveal one thing is certain – Obama owns them.
There was a 14% increase in the number of police that was assaulted in 2016 over 2015. An astounding 57,000 law enforcement officers were assaulted. That averages to more than 150 every day.
Shockingly, the number of officers “feloniously killed” in the line-of-duty jumped by 61 percent in 2016 over 2015. This represents the highest single year figure since 1997. That was the second term of America’s other first black president, Bill Clinton.
The fact is Obama assisted Black Lives Matter and other groups in fomenting racial division by directing massive amounts of funding to them.
After two terms of seeding racial anxieties and building a well-funded army of street activists, the resulting statistics should come as no surprise.
Obama knew better – he had access to the same statistics that his Justice Department has – and yet he allowed, and even inflamed, tensions claiming racially biased policing of blacks.
Peter Kirsanow, an attorney and member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights relied on statistics released by Obama’s own Justice Department to make the argument that police have actually been cowed into pulling back their policing efforts in the black neighborhoods that desperately need it:
“That blacks are killed two and a half times more often than whites are by policemen. However, when you take a look at that statistic that is far less than what the data would predict given black crime rates.
“Take New York City for example. Blacks are not two and a half times more likely to commit crimes. Blacks in New York City are thirty-five times more likely to commit robberies than whites, thirty-eight times more likely to commit murders, and fifty-one times more likely to engage in shootings regardless of whether or not it results in a homicide.
“So, when you think of about two and a half times versus 51 times, the type of police involvement that you would expect from those kinds of stats is far below than what would be predicted.”
Kirsanow explained how the Ferguson Effect – police withdrawing from policing rather than putting their own lives at greater risk – is turning black communities into ever more dangerous places for law-abiding citizens and their children.
Obama should be made to explain why he was so intent on alienating blacks after Americans had opened their arms to him – their first black president. The only racist in this equation is Barack Obama.