Do black lives matter? Not to Black Lives Matter

By misdirecting outrage, BLM is the most racist organization in America.

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Any legitimate analysis will show that the number one reason for the violent deaths of black Americans is being shot by other black Americans in cities like Chicago. It’s not the police, it’s not whites, it’s not racism. It’s other blacks.

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By lying to their own people and purposely misdirecting the legitimate outrage over violent black deaths to those not responsible for it, Black Lives Matter does more of a disservice to black Americans than did the Klan and Jim Crow combined. Here are the stats as provided by official Chicago city data.

“From Jan. 1, 2010 through July 8 of this year [2020], black homicide victims accounted for 4,374 of the city’s murders… The second-largest group impacted by gun violence — Hispanics and black Hispanics — totaled 785 murder victims over the same period.” And the vast majority were killed by other blacks.

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Social analyst Devin Foley comments, “The data on offenders also tells a troubling story: Young, black males are overwhelmingly committing most of the murders. Based on the data on the victims, that means young, black males are primarily killing other young, black males.” In data over the last several years, 93 percent of black murder victims were killed by other blacks. Again, these murders are not committed by police or whites or by the product of systemic racism. They are committed by young black males.

BLM, in league with national Democrats, with Democrat city officials in Chicago, and with Democrats in other cities, does not talk about this overwhelming fact because it ruins the racism narrative. But someone is holding them to account.

“The effort to shut down police in their own communities has led to a shocking explosion of shootings, killing, violence, murders,” President Trump said. “Your lack of leadership on this important issue continues to fail the people you have sworn to protect,” Trump wrote of Democrat city officials in Chicago.

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Tio Hardiman, a black anti-crime activist in Chicago, explains the issue this way: “My theory is that it’s a black man’s responsibility to reduce the gun violence in their communities. You see, a lot of us continue to wait on the police to stop the killing. We continue to wait on programs to stop the killings. But it’s really all about [how] the black man must rise up to the occasion and really address the issue of gun violence in our community. The numbers will never surprise me.

“I do think there’s a little something different in the air right now because it appears that there’s no method to the madness that’s going on across the nation, like in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, a lot of different cities. What’s going on is that it’s learned behavior. It’s passed down from generation to generation…you have people out here now that are shooting just to shoot people. That’s what makes it more dangerous.”

Mr. Hardiman has a very good point. The actual crime data has very good points. But they won’t matter to BLM, their allies, and supporters. They are too busy feeling good about themselves and striding towards political power over the graves of black murder victims.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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