|The Progressive Left and the Police|
|written by Bill O’Reilly
There is a mini-crisis brewing here in New York City.
The NYPD is so angry over anti-police demonstrations and the recent assassinations of two New York City Police Officers that they are engaged in a work slowdown.
Arrests for minor crimes in the last part of December … way down.
Add to that the fact that thousands of New York City police officers despise the Mayor Bill de Blasio and continue to show disrespect by turning their backs to him.
This despite the fact that Police Commissioner Bill Bratton asked his officers not to do that.
At yesterday’s funeral for murdered police officer Wenjian Liu, thousands of cops defied their boss and turned away from de Blasio when he spoke at the service.
Now for those of you who do not live in New York City, there is a bigger picture here and that is that the progressive left believes the American justice system is unfair to black people.
There is no question that African Americans commit crimes way out of proportion to the general population. The question is, why?
According to analysis done by a Wall Street Journal columnist today, blacks make up 14% of the U.S. population but account for 47% of police killings.
Based upon FBI statistics, blacks are almost six times as likely as non-blacks to kill a police officer.
That’s why cops are more defensive around blacks, especially young black men.