On Sunday, Fox News contributor Jason Riley appeared on the Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He commented on the so-called “cops are racist” narrative that’s been pushed by President Obama, Al Sharpton, and Eric Holder since the incident in August when Mike Brown was shot, in self defense, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
While Riley readily acknowledged that police have used excessive force in some situations, he was quick to point out that it isn’t the reason for the “high black body count.”
“Clearly there is excess force used by police in some instances, but that is not producing this high black body count in this country. Tension between the black community and the police department stems from black criminality in this country, high black crime rates.”
Riley went on to explain that half of the murders committed in the U.S. are by blacks, yet only thirteen percent of the population is black, which results in young black males being viewed suspiciously.
“Blacks are arrested at two to three times their number in the population for all manner of violent crime, all manner of property crime.”
Riley told the Fox News panel that behavior in high-crime black communities must change if there is to be a positive perception. Yet black leaders push a false narrative to suit their own agenda.
“If we want to address perceptions, negative perceptions of young black men, we have to address the behavior that is driving those perceptions. And that is not a conversation President Obama, or Eric Holder, or Al Sharpton, or all the rest want to have because they have a vested interest in pushing a false narrative, which is that racism is an all-purpose explanation of what drives what’s wrong in black America.”
H/T: Western Journalism