When Texas Sheriff Parnell McNamara purchased an ad in the paper, he probably didn’t expect it to cause the controversy that it did.
The ad proclaimed,
“ALL LIVES MATTER!”
According to the Waco Tribune, McNamara was tired of people accusing the phrase, “All lives matter,” of being a racial slur, and tired of being told it was politically incorrect to say.
“ALL LIVES MATTER. YOUR LIFE MATTERS, MINE, POLICE, JOHN Q CITIZEN.
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE. EVERY HUMAN BEING HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE.”
McNamara is not backing down from the statement in his ad.
The Texas sheriff accused the Black Lives Matter movement of being nothing more than an anti-police movement.
“I KNOW OF NO POLICE OFFICER THAT PUTS HIS BADGE AND GUN ON IN THE MORNING AND GOES TO WORK WANTING TO HURT SOMEONE OR KILL SOMEONE.”
However, critics of McNamara have condemned the phrase, “All lives matter,” and explained that black people are not treated equally in the United States.
Community Race Relations Coalition board chairman, Joe Welter told the Tribune,
“YOU CAN SAY, ‘ALL LIVES MATTER,’ BUT THE FACT IS THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, AND EVEN CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT VALUE BLACK LIVES AS MUCH AS WE DO OTHER LIVES.”
To prove the point that this was the case, the articles cites a statistic that was published in the Washington Post:
“OF ALL OF THE UNARMED PEOPLE SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2015, 40 PERCENT OF THEM WERE BLACK MEN.”
To put that into perspective, black men make up 6% of the nation’s population.
While this sounds like a slam dunk statistic for the Black Lives Matter movement, and is a set of numbers that the Obama administration has repeatedly used to push the narrative that there is systemic racism, there is more to the story than what BLM, the Obama administration, and the Drive By Media will tell you.
For example, statistics also reveal that an American police officer is 18 times more likely to be shot and killed by a black man than an unarmed black man is to be shot and killed by an officer.
What that means, is that officers are already weary going into some situations like traffic stops or domestic violence disputes, not because of racism, but because of past results.
Secondly, many of these unarmed shootings occur while the victim is assaulting the police officer, or trying to steal the officer’s weapons.
For example, the case that essentially solidified the Black Lives Matter movement, Michael Brown of Ferguson, is a case where an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a police officer.
Therefore, Brown would be included in that 40% number from the Washington Post mentioned above.
However, what that percentage does not tell you is that Brown had already robbed a convenience store, manhandled a store clerk that was half his size, and then attacked a police officer that wanted to question him and his friend after realizing they matched the descriptions of the two men who had committed the robbery just a short time before.
All evidence except Brown’s friend, who was determined by a grand jury to be an “uncredible” witness, demonstrated that Brown had reached into Officer Wilson’s cruiser, and was trying to take the officer’s gun.
Brown was shot in the hand, while it was inside the vehicle, and the youth took off running.
Wilson pursued the fleeing suspect, and at one point, Brown turned, and charged at the officer.
Wilson had to make a split second decision as to whether or not to use lethal force, or let the 300 pound “gentle giant” bowl into him, and possibly kill him.
Brown was hit multiple times before finally going down.
Though this thug, who is on video being a menace to society, was shot while attacking a police officer, the Left uses his case as an instance of police brutality. It doesn’t matter what he was doing at the time he was shot, it only matters that he was shot and unarmed.
This is exactly why the Black Lives Matter movement is based on a lie, and so dangerous for the future of the nations.
It’s using carefully selected stats, scripted narratives, and bumper stickers to convince a new generation of black men to not trust or comply with police officers.
It is also why Texas Sheriff Parnell McNamara is getting so much praise for standing up to the group with his, “All lives matter,” ad.
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