Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer offered his perspective on the so-called “war on black men” on Monday’s Special Report where he argued that the real war is on police.
Jason [Riley] is right. The narrative about it’s open season on young black men and police are responsible is preposterous. Let’s take the most egregious case, the one where I think there was a miscarriage of justice with the grand jury in Staten Island in the Garner case. There’s not a shred of evidence that race had anything to do with that event. Even in Ferguson, here was a guy who essentially assaulted a police officer, tried to get his gun. There’s no evidence that he was acting because of racial motives.
I’ll tell you if there is a narrative here, if there is a pattern, it’s what’s happening on the streets in regard to police. Let me give you just a run down:
Same day as the shooting in New York, St. Louis off-duty cop shot at.
December 21, Tarpon Springs, Florida, police officer shot at, run over by a car. Killed.
Christmas Day, Durham [NC], police officer shot at.
December 27, Flagstaff [AZ], police officer shot and killed on the street.
Yesterday, Dade City, Florida, two officers shot at.
Yesterday, L.A., two police officers shot at on a highway.
If there’s a pattern here, it’s the war on police. I don’t see a war on young black men.
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