Charles Krauthammer: There is a War on Police, Not Young Black Men (WATCH)
Liberals are working hard to try to convince the public that there is a war on young black men, perpetrated by police. But Charles Krauthammer pointed out that, in actuality, it’s the other way around.
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer offered his perspective on the so-called “war on black men” on Monday’s Special Report where he argued that the real war is on police.
Jason [Riley] is right. The narrative about it’s open season on young black men and police are responsible is preposterous. Let’s take the most egregious case, the one where I think there was a miscarriage of justice with the grand jury in Staten Island in the Garner case. There’s not a shred of evidence that race had anything to do with that event. Even in Ferguson, here was a guy who essentially assaulted a police officer, tried to get his gun. There’s no evidence that he was acting because of racial motives.
I’ll tell you if there is a narrative here, if there is a pattern, it’s what’s happening on the streets in regard to police. Let me give you just a run down:
Same day as the shooting in New York, St. Louis off-duty cop shot at.
December 21, Tarpon Springs, Florida, police officer shot at, run over by a car. Killed.
Christmas Day, Durham [NC], police officer shot at.
December 27, Flagstaff [AZ], police officer shot and killed on the street.
Yesterday, Dade City, Florida, two officers shot at.
Yesterday, L.A., two police officers shot at on a highway.
If there’s a pattern here, it’s the war on police. I don’t see a war on young black men.
A police officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours, and they are made up of men and women of every nationality. As for black men, if liberals really cared about their deaths, then maybe they should pay more attention to the people actually killing them in alarming numbers for once: other black men.