None So Blind Dept.

     It’s amazing the contortions some people will twist themselves into to avoid acknowledging an unpleasant fact. The fact, of course, is the measurable, race-correlated differences between blacks and the other races as regards aggression and lawlessness. Charles Murray went to considerable difficulty to pin it down factually and firmly, without recourse to anecdotes. The rest of the scholarly community upbraided him for daring to do so…but no one has refuted his statistics or their implications.

     Consider the headline of this piece about the Tyre Nichols incident by CBD at Ace’s place:

     It’s Not A Race Problem; It’s A Policing Problem

     Does CBD stop to consider that the Tyre Nichols incident involved only blacks – and that the penchant for violence visible from the crime statistics might manifest itself in black police as well? He does not. Here’s what he does say:

     What stands out, aside from the casual brutality, is that these men were lousy cops. They clearly did not know how to do their jobs. Or maybe they simply didn’t understand what their jobs were! Or even worse…their level of violence was accepted by their bosses, was accepted by their fellow policemen, and was part of the ethos of policing.

     Those five cops were black, which is unsurprising because Memphis is about 2/3 black. Was their beating of Nichols precipitated by his color? Or was it precipitated by the complete disconnect between the police and the communities they are charged with protecting? What is most frustrating is that had those five cops been white, Nichols probably would have survived the encounter because of the insane calculations that are necessary in today’s racially charged environment.

     This completely evades the implications of a highly illustrative incident. “Lousy cops,” indeed! When was the last incident in which white policemen, however numerous, beat a detainee to death? Given that persons who actively seek careers as police must have some inclination toward the use of force, what accounts for the difference?

     But “It’s Not A Race Problem; It’s A Policing Problem.” We dare not imagine – or explore – any other possible explanation. Paul Kersey would mutter “Yet another vignette from Black-Run America,” and he would be right.


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    • MMinWA on January 29, 2023 at 3:52 PM

    I have a dear friend that used to make a pilgrimage every year to Graceland. She had a very close call walking back to her car with a gang of blacks about 7 or 8 years ago. Hasn’t been back.

    A few years ago, I lived in small town in n AR and Memphis was the closest big airport. And usually the cheapest. I always made the longer drive to Little Rock.

    Way back in the late 80s and early 90s I would plan my client servicing trips to N Carolina & Atlanta to go through Memphis. Never had any problems, heard and saw some great music. Killer BBQ too. Now? You’re kidding right?

  1. In all fairness, Black cops are often placed – for their first assignment – in heavily crime infested neighborhoods, where they often encounter abuse from the public even worse that what White cops see.
    If you examine the stats on experience, the Black cops are often the LEAST experienced; sheer numbers of just-out-of-training police in a small area make this a situation that is almost predictable.
    Face it, as soon as cops get some seniority, they put in for a transfer to a less stressful and less dangerous location.

    • gl on January 30, 2023 at 1:15 PM

    The fact that these cops went full out on this guy seems like they had a history. Not sure how long they had been a ‘scorpion’ but were obviously seasoned officers so what happened that night to trigger all of them. A runner will not generate that type of rage.

    • Mike in Canada on January 30, 2023 at 1:29 PM

    There is a rumour going round, that at least two of the officers involved were active gang members, eligible for police service due to relaxed hiring standards.

    If this is true, our high-trust society is in serious trouble. Being fundamentally unable to trust the institutional restraints imposed on the behaviour of the officer with whom you are about to interact, is something we only hear of in third-world shitholes. At least, that used to be the case.

    I am very concerned about this, because it’s sort of like the peak oil maxim: it doesn’t matter how much oil is left in the ground. What matters is how much oil the market thinks is left in the ground. Very different things.

    In this case, it doesn’t matter if 99.9% of cops aren’t gang members willing to kill you during a routine stop. What matters is that 0.1% of them, are. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out which is which (sort of like, determining which of the muslims are the splodey-dopes, and which aren’t).

    This bodes extremely ill for us all, no matter where in NA you happen to live.

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