The Department of Justice and the White House have been doing their level best recently to hype race problems in the Ferguson police department and make it seem like there is this huge problem with police in the United States targeting blacks. If you listen to the administration and the media, you would think that America is a totalitarian police state with poor blacks getting shot on every corner in their neighborhoods by white police officers and the KKK running rampant through every inner-city in America. We all know this is not true.
Although it IS true that blacks are getting killed every day in large numbers by other blacks, recent polling shows that Americans understand what is really going on. The problem is not the police; it is black culture.
In a recently released poll, Rasmussen reports:
The fallout continues in Ferguson, Missouri, following a Justice Department report accusing the city government of a widespread pattern of racial discrimination. But in most inner city communities, is racism the real problem? Not according to 70% of Likely U.S. Voters who say the level of crime in low-income inner city communities is a bigger problem in America today than police discrimination against minorities. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 20% think police discrimination is the bigger problem.
Few Americans expected white police officer Darren Wilson who killed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson last summer to be charged with murder, and most opposed the Justice Department trying to prosecute him after that. Wilson was not charged by a local grand jury, and the Justice Department also failed to find any civil rights violations by the police officer.
Americans are solidly convinced that their local police are their protectors and give them high marks for the job they do. Most also believe deaths that involve policemen are usually the fault of the suspect, not the cop.
America needs a president and a justice department that can deal with the reality on the ground in black neighborhoods instead of laying blame away from where it actually lies. There must be accountability on this issue within the black community itself, or there will be no progress economically for millions of blacks stuck in bad neighborhoods drowning in violence. We need an administration and a leader who can bring America together racially instead of the racist policies of the Obama administration.
This poll also showed that most Americans, black and white, consider race relations to be much worse under Obama. That is the reality of the situation.
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