Black lives matter is responsible for an increased in black homicides?

Heather MacDonald:
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Last year’s 12% increase in homicides reported to the FBI is the largest one-year homicide increase in nearly half a century. The primary victims have been black. An additional 900 black males were killed last year compared with the previous year, resulting in a homicide victimization rate that is now nine times greater for black males than for white males. The brutality of these killings can be shocking. Over the weekend of Sept. 16, a 15-year-old boy in Chicago was burned alive in a dumpster.

More police are being killed this year too. Gun murders of police officers are up 47% nationally through Oct. 21, compared with the same period the previous year. In Chicago gun assaults on officers are up 100%. In New York City attacks on officers are up 23%. In the last two weeks, four California officers have been deliberately murdered.
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The Black Lives Matter narrative about an epidemic of racially biased police shootings is false: Four studies published this year showed that if there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. Officers’ use of lethal force following an arrest for a violent felony is more than twice the rate for white as for black arrestees, according to one study. Another study showed that officers were three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed whites.
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There is much more.

All of those wealthy athletes taking a knee instead of respecting the flag and the anthem have been sorely misled into wallowing in a trough of self-pity rather than looking at the world as it is.

You can find the full story here:
The Myth of the Racist Cop
Wall Street Journal 
The Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald writes that systemic police racism is a myth: Four studies out this year show that if police are ...

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