Tuesday, July 26, 2016


              Splashing Rocks strives to set the record straight on many of the insidious falsehoods propagated by the Democratic left, particularly in those areas (such as race discrimination law and racial criminal justice issues) where we have particular expertise.  But in an age when the Obama Administration's tireless propaganda machine spreads monstrous falsehoods with brain-numbing regularity, and when the Democrat-controlled media unquestioningly broadcasts those falsehoods with lockstep uniformity, it is all but impossible for the defenders of truth keep up with the relentless repetition of falsehood.

                 But a particularly egregious lie uttered by Obama in his disgraceful speech at the memorial for the recently murdered Dallas police officers was so glaringly and provably false as to demand exposure and denunciation.  As always, moreover, the Big Media's abject subjugation to Obama's politics and policies foreclosed any possibility that this easily refutable falsehood would be identified, let alone corrected.  So Splashing Rocks will do both.

              Earlier, we accurately predicted that Obama would exploit the murder of the Dallas officers by defending the cause of the very afro-racists (like the Black Lives Matter street mobs) who nurtured the climate of anti-police/anti-white animosity that fueled those murders.   True to malicious form, Obama effectively spat in the face of the bereaved Dallas Police community by shifting the focus of the memorial from the fallen officers to his fraudulent theory that blacks are constantly victimized by discriminatory law enforcement.  When he should have confined himself to consoling and encouraging the deeply aggrieved police community and the citizens of Dallas, Obama instead engaged in more of the afro-racist agitprop that has been the sorry hallmark of his tenure.  His shameful speech included this polemic:

                "And so when African-Americans from all walks of life, from different communities across the country, voice a growing despair over what they perceive to be unequal treatment, when study after study shows that whites and people of color experience the criminal justice system differently. So that if you’re black, you’re more likely to be pulled over or searched or arrested; more likely to get longer sentences; more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime. When mothers and fathers raised their kids right, and have the talk about how to respond if stopped by a police officer — yes, sir; no, sir — but still fear that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door; still fear that kids being stupid and not quite doing things right might end in tragedy. [emphasis added]"

                 This is nothing more nor less than a litany of inflammatory falsehood.

                 As has been repeatedly demonstrated before, the mantra that blacks are "pulled over or searched or arrested" with greater likelihood than whites is a grossly misleading canard.  The comparative frequency of such episodes is only meaningful in the context of the behavior and probabilities giving rise to them.  Blacks commit a vastly greater number of crimes per capita than whites.  So it is only logical and legitimate that they are stopped, searched, and arrested with greater frequency.  What Obama falsely portrays as anti-black discrimination is merely the logical consequence of law enforcement following the facts and the evidence.  The police simply take their perpetrators as they find them.

                 But the most glaringly false of Obama's poisonous remarks was his assertion that "if you're black, you're . . . more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime."  He has reiterated this same incendiary falsehood in speech after speech.

                 As confirmed by FBI and Justice Department data, blacks have consistently committed just over 50% of U.S. murders over roughly the past 30 years (52.5% during the period 1980-2008).  Yet blacks constitute only 13% of the U.S. population.  Blacks thus commit about four times as many murders as their share of the population would suggest.

                 Yet, as shown year-in, year-out by government statistics reported here and elsewhere, blacks receive the death penalty in far smaller proportions than their dominant share of murders committed would indicate.

                 Since 1977, about 34% of U.S. executions were carried out on black murderers, even though blacks commit over 50% of U.S. murders (it should be noted here that murders are the only crimes for which the death penalty is imposed in the U.S. under governing constitutional standards).  In sharp contrast, about 57% of U.S. executions were performed on white murderers, although only 45% of murders were committed by whites.

                 In other words, almost two times as many white murderers are executed than black murderers, even though blacks commit far more murders.

                 Remarkably, the most recent data confirm that the disparity in executions reflecting greater leniency for blacks has become even more extreme in 2016 – at the very time when Obama is deceptively claiming the opposite.  So far in 2016, eleven white murderers have been executed compared to only two blacks!

                 It is now even more clear than ever that what Obama claimed in his disgraceful Dallas harangue was the opposite of the truth.  The hard statistics now confirm that "if you're white, you're more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime [i.e., murder]."

                 Something strange indeed,is going on in the overall imposition of the death penalty, but it appears to be something like the opposite of what Obama would have gullible Americans believe.  Most Americans can't seem to come to grips with the disturbing fact that their president constantly deceives them on this and other sensitive issues.  The most likely explanation for the apparent tendency to enforce the death penalty more readily against whites than blacks is the almost obsessive compulsion of many white jurors, prosecutors, and judges to go to extreme lengths of overcompensation to avoid any claim that they discriminate against blacks.  What one might describe as a peculiar form of the notorious "Ferguson Effect" in the death penalty forum. 

                Whatever the explanation, at least one thing is clear:  Obama lies into the very teeth of the truth when he asserts that blacks are discriminated against in imposition of the death penalty, not to mention many other areas of criminal law enforcement.

1 comment:

  1. Great piece! The "logic" that the higher percentage of black police stops proves improper bias would also "prove" that based on the ratio of males stops to female stops the police have a gender bias towards males!