Headlines from leftists newsources aren’t always what they seem, like this one from The Guardian, published on Wednesday, February 15th., headlined, “One in 20 US homicides are committed by police – and the numbers aren’t falling.”
In the US, an estimated one in 20 gun homicides are committed by police, as law enforcement killings have failed to decrease despite years of nationwide protests.
Law enforcement officers killed at least 1,192 people in 2022, the highest number recorded in a decade, according to Mapping Police Violence, a prominent non-profit database of police killings. More than 1,100 people were killed by the police in both 2020 and 2021. The vast majority of these deaths were police shootings.
There were more than 25,000 total homicides in the US in 2020 and 26,000 in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National data for 2022 is not yet available.
Police shooting deaths represented 5% of all gun homicides in 2020 and 2021, and total police killings represented nearly 5% of all homicides, according to the best available public data.
Because only a small number of deadly incidents each year receive wide media attention, many Americans may not realize that “a meaningful fraction of homicides in the US are police killings”, said Justin Feldman, a researcher at the Center for Policing Equity.
National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison, Arkansas, Thomas Robb spoke from his office, “I agree that only a small number of fatal shootings from police officers are reported by the media, and the ones that are reported, are black. It’s done to ‘puff-up’ figures in a way to make it seem that every police killing of a black suspect is motivated by racism. When you look at statistics, 60% of police officers in America are White, and 12.9% are black. Blacks consist of 13.6% of our population, yet they commit over 50% of our crime, so natually, blacks caught committing crimes will most likely encounter a White police officer. This sounds really bad for black criminals doesn’t it? Since 2017, 1,353 black criminals were fatally shot by police, now this looks really bad doesn’t it? This is what is reported by most Mainstream Media outlets. Now when you give the whole truth, there were 2,508 White criminals fatally shot by law enforcement since 2017! So when you look at the whole picture, blacks get off pretty easy.”