The Seattle Times has published an article highlighting who they think best represents the anarchists who have taken control of a part of the city. These ‘gentle people’ include a ballet dancer, an ex-con, a student, a techie, all black, all supporting “Defund Police” citing their vast experience and victimhood of police brutality. Listening to their incredibly childish accounts only spurred the argument that our public school education system is an abysmal failure.
One man claimed that defunding education has been the root cause of black racism and if we give all that money to schools, everything will be forever fixed. Another laid off employee advocated for self policing – because there is no real crime, just stuff made up. The dancer wants all money currently allocated to police to revert to funding black artists…
Another well informed protester thinks that all funding for police should be reallocated to hospitals and education… Obviously recognizing that without police our hospitals will be crammed with victims of violence – murder, knifings, domestic violence, rape, trafficking, child abuse, etc…
And yet another well educated soul likened abolishing the police to abolishing slavery…AH!
Yes these poorly educated youth represent a sampling of the peacehuggers while completely ignoring the violence that has destroyed hundreds, if not thousands, of minority owned businesses, cars, buildings, and homes.
Education: The US spends more per student than any other country… the misnomer is whether this spending is actually for the student, or for the massive pension liabilities for the teachers. Roughly 30% of ‘compensation’ expense is for pensions. School budgets per student are greater than the cost of community college, and many state colleges. Yet the ‘level’ of education and the value of the education compare to an equivalent 5th grader 100 years ago barely matches a high school graduate today. At the same time education spending has increased 600%.
School Resource Police: The ramping up of a police presence in schools occurred between 1997 and 2016 at the very vocal insistence of Liberal democrats when school shootings became prevalent. Today, 70%-80% of schools utilize a Police Officer. Of course that was when schools were actually open and functioning and our property tax dollars were funding that cost. I wonder where our property tax dollars are going today? The cost of the officer is born by the police department – not the school.
Administration costs are another digestive of school spending with 13 states spending over $1000 per student for these bloated costs. States and local municipalities are the primary funders of our schools covering 92% of costs. If schools are being ‘defunded’ that would be primarily thru your local official policies – not the federal government.
Black Murder Rate: According to a report by the liberal Washington Post: “… in 2018, 995 people were shot and killed by police, the lowest number since 2015 when they began collecting and reporting this data publicly. So, here’s the 2018 breakdown of the 995 people shot and killed by the police. 403 were white, 210 were black, 148 were Hispanic, 38 were classified as other, and 199 were classified as unknown.
Out of that 995, 47 were unarmed — 23 were white, 17 were black, 5 were Hispanic, and 2 were unknown.
Out of those 10 million people arrested in 2018, 47 of those shot and killed were unarmed, which equates to 0.00047 percent, 17 of which were black which equates to 0.00017 percent.”
In 2018 there were 1,206,836 violent crimes, 7,196,000 property crimes and $16.4 billion property crime losses (excluding arson). Black males were the victim of 6,236 murders out of a total of 16, 213 = 38.5%. 93% of black homicide victims are killed by blacks.
And for that – police are labeled brutes; and absolute destruction – death – murder – and arson are simply 1st Amendment Rights…according to liberal fantasy.
If blacks want to change these statistics – change the root – the core creation – parental environment. Because riots have obviously done absolutely nothing over the last 50 years except destroy thousands upon thousands of livelihoods, structures, and cars sending our insurance rates into the realm of obese burdens!