Chris Sununu – Hopelessly Brainwashed by the Liberal Press on Black Lives Matter? - Granite Grok

Chris Sununu – Hopelessly Brainwashed by the Liberal Press on Black Lives Matter?

So a few things about Black Lives Matter. First, did you know Black Lives Matter is calling for the police to be “defunded”? From the Black Lives Matter website:

It goes on to blame George Floyd’s death on “systemic racism” and claims that “White Supremacy” is killing Blacks every day:

New Hampshire’s Governor has said that the State “stands with” Black Lives Matter.

And for the Sununu-Sycophants who are rushing off to the comments section to say the tweet never mentions Black Lives Matter, from the article “his Excellency” linked to:

Protesters chanted “black lives matter” and “hands up, don’t shoot.” 

“We’re losing black lives constantly to police brutality and racism. Constantly. It’s not one incident. It’s not two incidents. It’s constant, and we’re exhausted,” said Tyrell Whitted, one of the protest’s organizers. …

“Everybody needs to come together and support us. Support our movement. Support Black Lives Matter. We don’t want to hear ‘all lives matter.’ We want to hear ‘black lives matter.’” said Kendrick.

Sununu has described the above comments as “a message that we support”:

Sununu again endorsed the Black Lives Matter message when Black Lives Matter held a “candlelight vigil” in Stark Park:

The problem is that the Black Lives Matter narrative of “systemic racism” and “White Supremacy” is a false narrative.

From Andy McCarthy yesterday:

While African Americans are involved in two times more police shootings than their percentage of the population would seem to warrant, they commit 53 percent of murders and 60 percent of robberies — well over four times their percentage of the population. The political establishment would have you assume this statistical disparity is caused by institutional racism that myopically beams police attention onto black men. But we know the statistics accurately reflect reality because crimes get reported by victims — a large percentage of whom are black (also outstripping their share of the overall population).

Nobody has done more research in this area than Heather MacDonald. Her most recent contribution, which unfortunately is behind a paywall”:

From 2016:

This from 2017:

The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend.  Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.

Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks. In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The Post categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest. Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers—committed vastly and disproportionately by black males. Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243. 

And this from Tucker Carlson:

So why is Sununu supporting Black Lives Matter’s false “systemic racism”, “White Supremacy” narrative? I don’t know for certain but I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he naively believes the Fake News.