A Thoughtful Look at  Police, Race & Reforms

Provided as a critical thinking tool for  youth at-risk and community problem solvers.

PUTTING FACTS IN PERSPECTIVE

A CAREFUL, PRAYERFUL LOOK AT THE FACTS - CAN HELP US BE WISE - CAN HELP US HEAL

We provide here a set of lesser known facts and research, to be considered against a backdrop of more widely circulated isolated facts and assumptions.

For purposes of this analysis, we narrow the questions to police presence, police methods and racial justice, using data from year 2018 as representative of recent conditions.

Recent societal concern in matters of policing, race, reforms and defunding deeply affects our youth and our communities. This data presentation serves to assist youth, and our city and county residents, in thoughtfully, skillfully and wisely understanding, evaluating and formulating solutions.

In an age of social media and highly controlled digital and television media outlets, youth at-risk need focused attention in developing critical thinking skills. They need to develop an awareness of the dangers of toxic and misleading social media; learn about reliable sources of facts and information; and weigh all against values and convictions.

From Washington Post Database 2015-2020 (6)

25 unarmed White
14 unarmed Black
16 unarmed Other

The numbers unarmed were slightly lower in 2019
55 unarmed / 961 armed & dangerous



25 unarmed were White
23 unarmed were Black
10 unarmed were Other Race

58 unarmed suspects were killed
932 armed & dangerous suspects killed

In police response to highly dangerous incidents to protect citizens in 2018:



DANGER TO SUSPECTS

A 2014 study showed assaults by deadly weapon on officers
occur an average of 27 times/day across America (5)



From fbi.gov (4)

18,005 sustained injuries
101 died in the line of duty  



58,866 Officers were assaulted in the line of duty in 2018



DANGER TO POLICE

The CDC also substantiates that Blacks age 10-34 account for over half the deaths by homicide in 2018 (3)

 and fbi.gov (2)

From ucr.fbi.gov (1)

4884 White
6318 Black
312 Other
4821 Unknown



16,335 Murder Offenders in US in 2018

6088 White
7407 Black 
395 Other
233 Unknown


14,123 Murder Victims in US in 2018

> 1.2 million violent crimes in the US in 2018
> 7.2 million property crimes in the US in 2018

Police in the U.S. Responded To:


DANGER TO CITIZENS

A Listen to Black Researchers 

As a Christian ministry we look first and foremost to the Word of God to find our anchor, our values, our guidance and  our solutions.

When Faith in Christ Guides our Perspective

Jason Whitlock is a succesful sportscaster and radio TV personality with a strong faith in Christ.

Race, Riots and the Police
an Event Cast by the Manhattan Institute June 8, 2020

Jason Whitlock, who is interviewed here, is a succesful sportscaster and radio TV personality with a strong faith in Christ.

When Faith in Christ Guides our Perspective

As a Christian ministry we look first and foremost to the Word of God to find our anchor, our values, our guidance and  our solutions.

Click to hear
Jason Whitlock's
faith perspective

in light of God's Word and time spent with God, what solutions are just, merciful and humble to all persons concerned: citizens, suspects and police?

Micah 6:8

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God"

We read God's Word, and spend time with God, to ask for His wisdom, His understanding and solutions.

Sources:
1) ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018
2)https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2018-crime-statistics
3) https://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcause.html
4)https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2018-statistics-on-law-enforcement-officers-killed-in-the-line-of-duty
5) Fbi.gov 2014 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted 
Find more at Dolan Consulting Group: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Police Use of Lethal Force
6)  Police Shootings Database (2015-2020) at Washingtonpost.com
7) News.gallup.com 8/6/15 report
8)https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6.xls
9)https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/03/police-black-killings-homicide-rates-race-injustice-column/3235072001/

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