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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Views on Black Lives Matter have changed…

Maybe it’s because people know more about this domestic terrorist group.

 As the Chauvin trial wraps up, and the Potter case starts, I found this column in FiveThirtyEight.Cominteresting. The author is obviously a supporter of BLM, and she seems confused why support for the group has fallen since June 2020. 


How Views On Black Lives Matter Have Changed — And Why That Makes Police Reform So Hard

By Alex Samuels


Daunte Wright was driving in his car through Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, two days ago when police officers…just 10 miles away from where Wright died, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was on trial for murder after kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last year.


Floyd’s death sparked a massive movement against police brutality and a sweeping shift in public opinion. And while it’s possible that in the wake of the latest tragedy, public support for reforming policing might increase again, new calls for change face a significant obstacle in public opinion. Gains in support for reform, especially among white Americans, tend to be fleeting, and there’s no consensus on what type of reforms the public wants.

No argument there. The American people may want some real improvements and reforms (not like bail/criminal justice reform, which has jacked up crime all over the US). Radical leftist like this woman don’t want reforms of law enforcment, they want it destroyed. 

Eleven months after Floyd’s death, support for the Black Lives Matter movement has fallen, while America’s trust in law enforcement has risen. Sixty-nine percent of Americans, according to a USA Today/Ipsos survey from March, now trust local police and law enforcement to promote justice and equal treatment of all races versus 56 percent who felt the same way last June.  


Meanwhile, in the almost four years Civiqs has been asking about support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a majority of white people have never supported the movement.1 Support peaked at 43 percent last June, just days after Floyd’s death. Since then, white Americans’ support for the movement has dipped back down to roughly where it was before Floyd’s death and is currently at 37 percent. 


Some of the biggest drops in support among white Americans occurred among older people (between the ages of 50 and 64), Republicans and men. Black Americans, meanwhile, have remained steady in their support of the movement. Overall, 85 percent of Black Americans say they support Black Lives Matter, compared to 88 percent last year…

The reasons for the decline in support among white Americans are myriad. Some experts have chalked it up to a decline in protests and less media coverage of ongoing calls for police reform, making it easier for white people to tune out issues of police brutality. It’s also worth noting, of course, that many protests for Black and civil rights start off unpopular, and people’s perception of the current movement might change over time; white Americans have gradually become more liberal on issues of race, for instance…  

Interesting, could it be the fact BLM (like Antifa) is an organized domestic terrorist group, and they don’t want to support them? Since the beginning of the riots BLM/Antifa in June 2020, damage cost have exceeded one-billion dollars, dwarfing the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, or the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. And it has not stopped. On April 17, 2021 these groups burned an Apple computer store, causing major damage to it and the businesses near it.  

And the fact is we don’t have a plague of police shooting unarmed black men. American police interact with the public over 70 million times a year. And in those interactions, police shoot and kill around one-thousand people a year. Of the one-thousand, how many are black males? Generally fifteen. Not exactly a swarm. 

Sorry Ms. Samuels, but the American people can see a false narrative when they see one. Looks like a fraud, sounds like a fraud, smells like a fraud, it’s a fraud. 

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