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Why Does Society Revere Drugged Up Black Criminals?

Breonna Taylor. Dijon Kizzee. Jacob Blake. Daniel Prude. Rayshard Brooks. George Floyd. Each name is or has been a rallying cry for both Black Lives Matter and every believer of the manufactured narrative that blacks are oppressed by a white supremacist system and then killed by racist police. 

 

Had any of the aforementioned names been born of European descent and followed the same life trajectory, they would have immediately been discarded into oblivion after their unremarkable demise. They would be lucky to even have garnered a footnote in the annals of police interactions. It’s not hard to see why.  Drugs, violence, and chaos are not the recipe for emulation. However, our culture has chosen to make the deceased, black “victims” our focal point of idolatry, grievance, and remembrance. What other culture has ever sunk to such depths? And, what does it mean for us moving forward? The George Floyd Autonomous Zone in Minneapolis is now the site of regular murders and a no-go zone for police, EMTs, and the general public. Floyd’s death is tragic enough, but now his legacy includes hosting the site of a four-block radius that is home to drug deals gone bad and turf wars over just 500 feet of a single street. And Biden is worried that law-abiding gun ownership is an international embarrassment?

 

On a personal level, I feel bad for anyone that looks up to George Floyd or these other lost souls as a beacon of hope or an exemplar of a life well lived. Talk about aiming low. Floyd, up until his dying moments, never kicked a drug habit (which appears to be his undoing) and had served multiple stints locked up for unthinkable violence. Maybe at some point the black community says a male role model, however heinous, is better than no male role model. That’s what happens when out-of-wedlock birth rates approach 80%.

 

On a societal level, we have clearly gone insane. In the very same moments in which brainwashed minions tear down statues and memorials to American legends and icons citing unforgivable sins, they construct new ones to lionize morally and historically inferior individuals with sins far worse. George Washington mobilized a ragtag fighting force and waged war against well-trained British and German troops. He went on to form and lead the best country in all of mankind’s long and gruesome history. But he owned slaves, so now he has to go. George Floyd, on the other hand, abused substances and served time in prison for apparently robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint. It is not even comparable among the Georges, and yet the deserving one is systematically erased while the other one is culturally revered. The system currently favors one type of person, and it is not of the Anglo-George variety. We need only remember a fully feted, in-person funeral service (at the height of Covid’s alleged fury, no less!) replete with a gilded casket to highlight the privileges borne of black skin and the hatred toward those with less melanin (and less of everything else, according to people like Kristen Clarke and Nick Cannon).

 

The past year, white America specifically was forced to atone for its collective role in the deaths of Daniel Prude, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Dijon Kizzee, and the paralysis of Jacob Blake. White Americans are surely responsible for the remaining 200 or so black deaths by police, but those first few names are the ones the media most wanted us upset about. That being said, and without explicitly victim blaming, cultural narratives and individual choices are directly more responsible for the deaths than are the police themselves. Let’s be clear about that.

 

As one obvious example, the Department of Justice recorded over 60 million contacts with the public in 2018 for Americans aged sixteen or older. Blacks made up 21% of those contacts. From all of those interactions, police killed around 1,000 individuals, approximately 25% of whom were black. (Just for the record, fully 50% of all police killings affect whites.) Drilling into this, though, after 60 million public engagements, just 1,000 escalated situations ended fatally. A few questions point out the absurdity. One obvious one is: If police were so vicious and hate filled toward blacks, how did 12-13 million black-police engagements end fatally just 250 times? That seems like more than a few missed opportunities for race-hating white supremacist cops. 


In a previous article, I asked why nearly all fatal police encounters occur not with educated, successful blacks like Barack Obama or Oprah Winfrey, but rather the dregs of society like the drug dealers, drug users, and human abusers that rotated in and out of jail before their final arrest ended poorly. Meghan Markle identifies as black; she will gripe, but she won’t get tangled with law enforcement. Patrisse Cullors, a founding member of Black Lives Matter, rouses the rabble but smartly stays off the Molotov-ablaze streets. Instead, she purchases swanky digs in all-white, gated communities and the Bahamas. The simple truth as to why individuals find themselves victims of police “brutality” is not due to skin color. It comes down to personal choices. Consider the facts in each of the highly publicized cases this year.

 

Breonna Taylor died in an altercation with police in mid-March of 2020 after police executed a warrant on her address in conjunction with a larger drug bust. After announcing their presence, Taylor’s boyfriend fired on police and they returned fire. She was killed unintentionally in the crossfire. A grand jury did not indict the officers in her death.

Daniel Prude died in the hands of police in late March of 2020 after he had ingested mind-altering PCP and was running around naked in the streets. Police attempted to help and subdue him, but he was wild and unpredictable. A grand jury declined to pursue charges.

 

George Floyd died in police custody after officers were called to a store in late May that alleged the attempt to pass a counterfeit bill. The trial is currently ongoing, however for most of the year ther national media pretended that Floyd was killed after being kneeled on and asphyxiated. While a jury of peers will decide the officer’s role in the death of Floyd, recent evidence has been reviewed in court that shows the officer’s knee was potentially on a shoulder blade and that Floyd ingested fatal amounts of fentanyl and other substances prior to his arrest, among other new revelations.

 

Rayshard Brooks died in a mid-June fight with police after they were called to attend to a passed-out driver in a Wendy’s drive-thru. After a breathalyzer test revealed he had a limit higher than legally allowed, officers attempted to put Brooks in handcuffs. In that moment, and after a melee which included injuries to the officers, he grabbed one of the officer’s tasers and fled on foot. He turned around to fire it and was then fired upon. There has been no legal action taken yet in this case and the officer charged with his murder was released on bail in July.

 

Jacob Blake was paralyzed in an early-August interaction with police after they were called to a known address in which Blake was unauthorized from being. When police arrived, he refused to comply, withstood multiple taser discharges, and returned to his vehicle, allegedly reaching for a knife. Officers then fired upon him. Officers will not face charges.

 

Dijon Kizzee died in a late-August pursuit by police after he had been seen riding his bike on the wrong side of the street and splitting oncoming traffic. When police intervened, he fled on foot. An investigation is still pending, but there were early reports of a reportedly-lost gun falling from his body in the chase. When he allegedly reached to pick it up, police opened fire. This case is ongoing.

 

Black Lives Matter, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media would prefer that we focus on just one commonality in these cases: That the victims of police engagements were all black. This itself is racist, as it sets the bar extremely low for black folks. And as noted, ignores the significant fact that not all blacks end up in these circumstances – like 12 million other blacks that interact with police and another 30 million that don’t interact with police at all.

 

In reality, the only meaningful commonalities were drug or alcohol abuse and resistance to peaceful detainment. Daniel Prude tested positive for PCP and he resisted arrest. Rayshard Brooks was asleep in a car from overconsumption of alcohol and he resisted arrest. Breonna Taylor’s home was being searched because of her involvement in drug trafficking and her boyfriend resisted their peaceful and lawful entry. Jacob Blake’s toxicology report has not been released, but he withstood multiple taser discharges, which seems to coincide with drug use and, regardless, he resisted arrest. George Floyd had THC, methamphetamine, and a lethal level of fentanyl in his bloodstream and he resisted arrest. Dijon Kizzee, although no official toxicology report has been issued, appears to have been arrested multiple times for DUIs and drug use previously. His erratic behavior on the bike would certainly lend itself to suspicion of intoxication. He ignored orders to stop and fled from the police.

 

So why do we revere these individuals? We can surely mourn their loss, but let’s not pretend they contributed to society. Their families and friends can miss them; our society need not. It reflects horribly on the media, politicians, and communities that delude themselves into thinking criminal thugs deserve any of our respect. I will take my George of the Washington variety, not the Floyd. All communities would do well to heed this approach.

12 thoughts on “Why Does Society Revere Drugged Up Black Criminals?

  1. Why Does Society Revere Drugged Up Black Criminals?
    I didn’t know that Robin Hood, Jesse James, The Youngers’, Billy the Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, or any of the other “immortalized” criminals of the past were black. Seems that when you look at the headline through the lens of history it loses some of it’s credibility.

  2. The US government created the drug culture in the black community….maybe it`s guilt. Did you ever wonder why we spend billions of dollars and get absolutely nowhere in the “fight against drugs”? Drugs are big business and generate a lot of cash for off the books operations.

  3. Why would we mourn their loss? Their families and friends should reflect on how they allowed these low lifes to continue on their destructive path but good riddance I say. And that’s got nothing to do with color – there’s a lot of Caucasian low lifes I don’t mourn the loss of either.

  4. There is a tremendous amount of ignorance in America today. It will probably bring about our downfall.

  5. It’s much easier and certainly a lot more profitable to blame racial injustice than personal irresponsibility.

  6. These criminals are simply exploited by politicians to gain votes and inflame the public and it works wonderfully well. Biden is in office largely due to mob violence becoming rampant in 2019.
    Since they served their purpose, expect a crackdown by Democrat administrations.
    The media is even more implicated than politicians, if that’s even possible.
    Violence, poverty and unemployment, as well as gang violence, homicides, drugs, gun violence, are all blamed on Republicans, and the electorate seems to buy it so likely there will be Democrats in office at the highest levels from now on out.
    If you find the formula to political dominance, social justice, police brutality, racial equity, why would you change a winning combination?

  7. Dumb premise. There are 330,000,000 people in America. 1% of anything will be almost three standard deviations from the mean. At that level those people will do anything including eating their grandmother for lunch. They are the “sports”, the weirdos, the ones that aren’t quite human. 1% of $330 million is 3.3 million people. They aren’t “society”. Society is the 326,700,000 normal people. Besides, there aren’t 3.3 million people “revering black criminals”, more like 1% of 1%, but they are the ones the media focuses on. If there are 330,000 people making trouble, that is still a lot of people, but not “society”. Blame the media for making us believe all the schiff that is flung around. And the politicians who believe it and run to the cellar to dodge the wackos so they can be re-elected. And the voters who elect the school boards that are part of the 1% of 1%. And the unions who force the workers to support the politicians who give them “free stuff”. We aren’t a democracy, we are an oligarchy led by a small number of wackos who manipulate the media to keep us from knowing what is really going on. Think “Goebbels”.

  8. This may be the new way for a Black family to become seriously rich. What did the Floyd family pull in from gofundme? Over a dozen million? For that kind of moola, some may make the case that it was the family who gave him the drugs to set him up.

    Floyd and Chauvin worked at the same night club together – a club owned by a foreign entity and suspected of money laundering and, um, ahhh, counterfeiting. The Feds were said to be closing in. Maybe Floyd turned states evidence, some of the police, being paid to turn a blind eye to the club’s activities, somehow got word that Floyd had turned, and from that point on, he became a dead man walking.

    Take a look at the first video that went public. What was it? 25 minutes? For all but a few, literally, seconds, Chauvin’s left hand was in his left pants pocket. What was in his hand? When the “paramedics” arrived, wearing flak jackets and police-like uniforms, look how sloppy and amateurish they appeared when trying to get Floyd on a stretcher to load him into the ambulance. AND, no inflatable neck brace, which, I believe, is protocol everywhere.

    Boys and Girls – I believe this was a “hit”.

  9. Blacks are ~12% of the population yet they commit ~50% of murders and 33% of all violent crimes.

    Then look at how the left went after Nick Sandmann for no actual reason and then how today the same left don’t want two teen-girls responsible for the death of a driver in DC to be tried as adults for his death.

    As always , the left is the problem.

  10. So many citizens, both black and white, turn to alcohol and other drugs to ease their minds and to forget about their misdeeds and/or their lack of success in academics and then later in the workplace. I’ve read far too many comments of those who work at becoming successful through education are “acting white.” That seems to fit in with the current misunderstanding that whites are racists and supremacists. I’ve known a lot of successful blacks and each one has educated him/herself to succeed in the world. It’s definitely decades past time that under performing and under achieving blacks and whites suck it up and take responsibility for their situation and DO SOMETHING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER. The liberals who run and teach in the failing schools across the country should be fired and competent administrators and teachers who care about the students should take their places and help all students succeed. Then again, “screw it, let’s get high or let’s get drunk and forget our problems.” WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE ANSWER?

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