Whether from the president or throwback activists of the 1960’s, people need to be aware of false narratives driving propaganda through news to promote social change; in particular, the perpetuation of class warfare through racial unrest as a means to garner greater control, and diminish your right to keep and bear arms.
Presently, the left is demonizing police departments by suggesting that cops are killing inner city minorities at an alarming rate. Their mantras, that racism is running rampant, and we need more gun control laws, ring empty, however, when one considers the facts: in large cities with strict regulations on guns (e.g., Chicago), already over 300 people have died from gunshot wounds this year, and it is predominantly blacks killing other blacks.
In an effort to dispel such an irrational perception proffered through media sensationalism, that police officers are wantonly using their guns with reckless abandon, the 2014 New York City Annual Firearms Discharge Report provides some clarity:
- The NYPD responded to 4.8 million radio calls in 2014, of which nearly 67,000 involved weapons. Police officers made nearly 5000 arrests where a firearm was involved. Therein, 14 subjects were shot and injured and only eight subjects were shot and killed. This is near an historically low level in recent decades.
Racism? More gun control laws? Propaganda.
Source: Face-Palm: Jada Pinkett Smith Provides Further Evidence Celebrities Are Often Ignoramuses, by Jay Caruso (conservativereview.com)