Police brutality!

All Cops Are Bastards (ACAB)! Police Violence.

Defund the police to protect our communities.

Police need to de-escalate!


Such is the repetitive rhetoric from Marxist-inspired groups like Black Lives Matter and the neo-Nazi and Fascist “Antifa” organization. Both of them are succeeding so far in their “4-D Plan”: Disenfranchise and Distance law enforcement from their communities and then Defund and Dissolve police departments nationwide.

However, their “truth” about officer-involved shootings is far from the real truth about law enforcement use of deadly force upon civilians in the U.S.

For some context and a reality check, let’s look at the City of Chicago. It is run by Mayor Lori Lightfoot who is a staunch BLM supporter. As of the end of July, people in Chicago have already shot 2,359 citizens and murdered 417 of them in acts of gun violence.

Police in Chicago, on the other hand, have shot/wounded only 5 and killed 3 citizens. A whopping 95% of all people of color in Chicago are shot/killed, not by “racist” police, but by other persons of color! In fact, so far this year, twice as many people of color in Chicago have been shot/killed by other people of color in acts of justifiable self-defense than by police! I’ll bet you didn’t know that.

Let’s put that in context. Last year (2019), there were approximately 600,000 law enforcement officers in a country of approximately 328 million people. Those officers made tens of millions contacts with citizens and yet there were only 1,004 officer officer-involved fatal shootings.

By comparison, so far this year, the City of Chicago alone has accounted for over 400 deaths at the hands its civilian residents.  That’s over 40% of all of the officer-involved shootings across the country in 2019. And, they happened just in Chicago. Hello!

I’m certain that you remember those “racist police.”  They are the ones who the BLM, Antifa, and their ignorant supporters refer to. Don’t forget the politicians who join with them in an attempt to placate their base.

Well, of the 1,004 fatal cop shootings we had in 2019, only 235 of those (21%) were black; 158 (16%) were Hispanic; 370 (37%) were white. Once again and historically consistent, cops kill far more white people than black people.

These statistics, and many more like them, have been extensively researched and written about in my book, “The Truth behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police,” and by my colleague Dr. Heather MacDonald, in her book, “The War On Cops.”

For context, know that last year, across the U.S., 19% of suspects killed by police were black; 21% of suspects were of the other remaining colors.

In Chicago, the mix of victims of civilian black shooters was different: 75% of the shooters were black, 17% were Hispanic and 8% other or unknown.

THIS IS THE POINT:  Black criminals in Chicago shot 32 times the number of black people and 19 times the number of other colors than the police force did.


The reason that you probably were not aware of these newsworthy statistics is because the news media does not want you to know about these inconvenient truths.

These are blatant, “in-your-face,” thoroughly researched and vetted statistics. Yet, we hear irresponsible, deceitful and emotional rhetoric along with false narratives from the Progressive Left, the Marxist BLM, the neo-Nazi and Fascist Antifa movements. Their followers and supporters spew the same garbage.

How can the two be reconciled?

The fact is that they can’t be reconciled at all. But that doesn’t stop them:

  • Placating politicians
  • Complicit left-leaning news media
  • Ignorant corporate CEO’s
  • Hollywood celebrities
  • Entitled and pampered professional sports figures

All of whom financially support these radicals who are repeating the false narratives that police are racist and violent.

I assure you that if I were to take time to statistically analyze the civilian gun violence homicides of the fifteen largest metropolitan cities. The cities where we are seeing the most chaos and violent protests, I assure you that their shooting and death statistics would be revealing.

The would easily constitute over twenty times the number of officer-involved shooting deaths of people of color we have seen in 2019 and this year alone. And I may just do that in a subsequent column.

The salient points I want to raise here are these:

  • There is only one truth – and that’s the REAL truth, supported by researched forensic facts on officer encounters with the public. Statistics which consistently prove that less than 2% of all officer-citizens contacts result in any use of force whatsoever, let alone deadly force.
  • Americans need to have a studied and informed response to the rhetoric, instead of an emotional one. Educate yourselves, stay informed and engaged with what is happening in your country and with your police.
  • Challenge the anti-police rhetoric – even from your family members, friends, and associates whenever you hear it.

We are in this predicament because of ignorance, disengagement, a propaganda-laced leftist news media. Add to that a sub-standard education system and a Fifth Column of ignorant and liberal politicians. Do not leave out our own professional colleagues, and people you know who actively, tacitly, and/or financially support these groups and their dangerous rhetoric and actions.

Support law enforcement, the Rule of Law and taking America back before it is too late. This all begins with your involvement. Educate, inform yourselves, remain engaged and vote!

“Above all, it’s about going home at the end of the shift … “

We couldn’t agree more.


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Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized forensic criminologist and a retired police detective. He is the author of the best-selling book, “The Truth behind the Black Lives Matter Movement and the War on Police,” available at: drronmartinelli.com.


Research Sources

  • Statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/
  • FBI UCR Statistics
  • Washingtonpost.com>society>crime>lawenforcement
  • Washingtonpost.com>policeshootings2019
  • Heyjackass.com

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