Tucker Carlson just convincingly ended the debate about police “genocide” in one of the most powerful TV segments of the last few years. It’s over.
The argument over the violent riots depends on one thing, and one thing only. If Americans are facing an active genocide, violence is justifiable. If not, violence is not justifiable.
Carlson addresses this head-on:
“Stop killing us!” It’s chilling. No decent person can fail to be moved by that. No American should ever be mistreated by those in authority. The abuse of power is always a sin. We should always work to end it. In this case, the death of one man at the hands of police in Minneapolis has led to demands that wefire all of the nearly 700,000 police officers in this country — and then that we free the million and a half criminals now behind bars….
…In the words of Ben Crump, the lawyer representing George Floyd family’s, we’re witnessing quote, “genocide.”
Then Carlson gets to the heart of it:
If that was true, then you might begin to understand the rots in progress. But is it true? What exactly are the numbers? We have them. We’re going to go through them with you. Since 2015, The Washington Post has maintained a comprehensive database of fatal police shootings in America. …Overall, there were a total of precisely ten cases in America, according to the Post, in which unarmed black Americans were fatally shot by police.
Is it possible more of the officers should have been charged? Of course it is. Justice isn’t always served. But either way, this is a very small number, in a country of 325 million people. This is not genocide. It’s not close. In fact, the number of police killings is dropping. In 2015, during the Obama presidency, thirty-eight unarmed black men, and thirty-two whites, were slain by police. Overall totals have fallen, and they’ve fallen far more dramatically for black men. Last year was the safest year for unarmed suspects since the Post began tracking shootings. It was the safest year for both white and black suspects.
At the same time, the country remains a dangerous place for police officers. Forty-eight of them were murdered in 2019, according to FBI data. That’s more than the number of unarmed suspects killed, of all races.
Watch the whole thing here: