There are people, the cop murderers come to mind, who believe that we should hold an entire group accountable for the actions of a few.
Stupid? I am not going to make that judgment. I am going to apply daffodils.
Those who want all police officers held accountable for the actions of a few should be held to the same standard.
Those who hold the LEOs accountable are then accountable for every rape, murder, attack and every other criminal offense committed by their group. Hold them accountable to the point of death.
"And yes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, black offenders committed 52 percent of homicides recorded in the data between 1980 and 2008," says this report.
A certain ethnic demographic is killed by police disproportionately more than other demographics. Empirical evidence exists. This demographic also has disproportionately more contact with LEO. This demographic also has disproportionately more calls to LEO for assistance, help, contact, etc.
Some years back I tested this hypothesis of who calls for LEO most often. I divided my town into quadrants, which roughly broke the city apart by demographics. NW, NE. SW. SE.
Over a 6-month period, the SW quadrant of town accounted for just over 75 percent of the calls for LEO assistance. NW quadrant was next in line followed by SE. The NE quadrant, during this 6 month period, had exactly 1 (one) call for LEO. That call went to the alternate (special services) school because of a fight between two students.
This blog post makes this point even as it attempts to divert attention from the proportional spread of crime.
What about overall crime? Again, the proportions are heavily skewed. More data.
#BlackLivesMatter. Absolutely. Is this why that demographic calls on LEO more often than other demographics?
My good friend Paul Hodges says "baby steps."Absolutely. Gotta start somewhere. Yet, I suggest that if you have a person on the ground bleeding to death from a severed leg, focusing all your attention on a gash in the other leg doesn't make a lot of sense.
I could be wrong. I hope I am wrong. Can someone point me to mass demonstrations against gang violence? Can someone show me where the #BLM founders have held press conferences and vigorously demanded changed in their own communities? When was the last time a grieving parent said "Burn this bitch down" because a child was killed in a gang shooting?
Apply daffodils. If you intend to hold one segment of society accountable for doing something, then you must hold other segments accountable. Hold them accountable in direct proportion to their contribution to the entire situation. All of it.
Daffodils. Because when the truth hurts, yer living wrong.
But hold everyone accountable? "An eye for an eye" and everyone is blind and a one-eyed man rules the kingdom of the blind.
I have another suggestion, but few people will like it. Oddly enough, this idea is endorsed by #BLM founders. Do, as this #BLM founder suggested and defund the police in those areas where the #BLM operates. I saw the unedited interview. I heard her words. The context was: get rid of the police department.
Unleash the hounds of Social Darwin.