The recent protests have resulted in murder, assault, looting and extensive property destruction. The results will negatively impact these inner-city communities for years to come. The sad part is that the narrative construct is flatly disputed by the FBI statistics. It is critical that we all keep this in perspective as divisive groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) continue to divide us and destroy our cities.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 61% of the US population is white, 18% are Hispanic and 13% are black. In 2018, the last year of completed FBI statistics, there were 10 million arrests in the Unites States and an estimated 40 million police interactions. As a result, 995 people were killed by police, only 47 of who were unarmed. The breakdown of the total deaths by race is as follows: 403 Whites (41%), 210 Blacks (21%), 148 Hispanic (15%). Remember 948 of these people were armed! Of the unarmed, 23 were White (49%), 17 were Black (36%) and five were Hispanic (11%).

Now one could strongly argue that the number of total deaths of unarmed people (47), while certainly unfortunate, is an incredibly small number based on the 10 million arrests (.00017%).

So, 17 unarmed black people were killed by police in the latest annual statistics. While blacks make up 13% of the population, they commit 53% of the murders (mostly against other blacks) and 54% of the robberies. So, they are four times more likely to commit murder or robbery than the rest of the population.

The BLM movement gained steam in 2016 (also a presidential election year), because of the death of Michael Brown. This resulted in the public outcry “Hands Up Don’t Shoot.” The facts later showed that Brown assaulted a policeman in his vehicle and tried to take his gun. So, this will undoubtedly cool down after this election but be sure that it will ferment again in four years.

So what is the solution? It is strongly argued that the destruction of the nuclear family is the major cause of these problems. It is interesting to note that the BLM organization, lists the destruction of the nuclear family as one of its goals. Perhaps this will explain their real agenda. The destruction of the United Stated by an openly avowed Marxist Group.

Simply put my friends, “Figures don’t lie, and liars don’t figure!” This is all about politics and getting Trump out of office. I just wish more of us could see the forest through the trees.

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Jon Sinton

The actual Sam Clemons (Mark Twain) quote is "Figures don't lie, but liars do figure."

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