Congressional Black Caucus members and other Democrats wore a black “1870” pin to continue their incantation that the biggest threat to black people is the police. The truth is that the biggest threat to black people is other black people and the Democrat Party.
Gangs are the biggest danger. Democrats are the biggest danger.
Many Democrats wore black pins with the number “1870” on them to the State of the Union. It allegedly marks the year of the first known police killing of an unarmed and free black person in the United States. The pins are a call for action on reforming the institution of policing that has allegedly killed thousands of black people in the 153 years since.
There are very few police killings of black people who weren’t engaged in committing a crime. A recent Harvard study actually determined that police officers are less likely to shoot a black suspect than a white suspect when you take into account the context of the shooting.
“I’m tired of moments of silence. I’m tired of periods of mourning,” New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a Democrat who came up with the idea to create the pins, told Yahoo News. “I wanted to highlight that police killings of unarmed Black citizens have been in the news since 1870, and yet significant action has yet to be taken.”
It would be better for black people if Ms. Coleman organized congresspeople against gang violence. Why does no one care about all the people dying from crime, especially black people in poorer areas?
Maybe Ms. Coleman is sincere, but Democrats have weaponized anti-police hate to take down the local police and nationalize the police forces in the United States. That’s the reason for the attack on police and the stereotyping of all police.