I just happened to be working on the night shift in the area where the Watts Riots started on August 11, 1965. I was working probably less than a mile or two where it all started. I’m lucky to have gotten out alive, as a white guy riding a motorcycle. The Watts riots happened when a black woman became agitated when the police were attempting to take a suspect into custody. She was like a spark in a hay barn. Within a matter of minutes the scene turned into total chaos. The riots lasted five days, and 34 individuals lost their lives. One thousand, thirty two people were injured.
I worked in and around Los Angeles for thirty years, so what I am about to say has credence, it’s not hearsay. South Central Los Angeles ( Watts ) is a predominately black community. It is also home to the “Bloods” and “Crips”, two very powerful black street gangs. It’s no secret that it was, and still is a dangerous, high crime area. I drove through the area numerous times in the early morning hours when very few people were on the streets. I can tell you it’s a scary place. Every single store front has iron bars over the doors and windows to protect it from burglary and or robbery. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that this ain’t a friendly place. I seriously doubt that they have a “Welcome Wagon” person.
So, if this is where you live, and you make your money running illegal gambling halls, or pimping, or selling drugs, or any number of other illegal activities, who is the last person you want to see? Yep, you guessed it, the Police. The man is going to F up your operations and most likely put your sorry ass in the slammer. The police represent a threat to your livelihood and your freedom, so they become your enemy.
The Watts riots taught the black community that if they rebelled against the police in a very forceful and destructive manner they could get public sympathy from the left who desperately need their votes to stay in power. They also learned that the politicians would rein in the police. The politicians didn’t want open war in the streets. The blacks also quickly learned that playing the race card every chance they got was very intimidating and opened up a lot of doors. The white folks were also carrying around the burden of guilt put on them over slavery and oppression. So the white population was easily coerced into going overboard in favor of the black population to help purge the guilt. Don’t misunderstand what I am saying, I am not in favor of oppressing anyone of any ethnicity, this is simply how I view recent history.
This is what irritates the living crap out of me. Virtually all of my friends, co-workers, and family are white folk. That’s a lot of people, and I don’t know a single raciest in the whole dang bunch. I have friends that own businesses and they hire people of all ethnicities. Almost every incident of racism I see is black on white, or brown on white. When blacks resist arrest and cause an incident that ends up on the news, it furthers the false narrative that they are targeted by the police because they are black. Never mind that blacks are roughly 13 percent of the population and are responsible for over 50% of all crime. In 2016 when compared to 2015 an additional 900 blacks were killed bringing the total to 7,881 victims. This is almost entirely “black on black” killing. Police shot and killed 233 blacks in 2016. My little pea brain calculates that is about .02%. The vast majority of those 233 victims were considered “armed and dangerous”. Only 16 individuals were unarmed.
You would probably be correct if you think the cops are apprehensive when they encounter a black male and this is why; Over the past ten years, black males make up 42% of all cop killers, when they only make up roughly 6% of the population. A police officer is 18.5 times more likely to die at the hands of a black male than the other way around. In 2016, among all homicide suspects whose race was recorded, whites killing blacks numbered only 243.
Black Lives Matter and other black organizations would lead you to believe that blacks are being slaughtered by white police officers and oppressed by other white people. The statistics don’t bear that out. The blacks have learned that by constantly playing the race card they can enjoy more freedom from police surveillance. The police are more than happy to back off. Why put yourself at risk of being killed, or fired and losing your retirement. However the real losers are again the blacks. When the police back off, the homicide rate goes up dramatically in black neighborhoods.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others like them, have made a very nice living out of keeping this charade alive and well. Now the NFL players have pretty much ruined the experience of pro football, citing police brutality and racism as the reason for refusing to stand for the Anthem. These geniuses need to stop and realize that their own culture is their biggest problem, and concentrate on cleaning up their own house before blaming all of the rest of us for their problems.
Just for the record, I like anyone that is a decent, law abiding, patriotic American no matter what color they happen to be, or where they come from. But, if you don’t like it here I’ll help you pack. Dial 1-800-GET-LOST
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