Internal Quality Control

Ok.  TAFKAS is not a fan of President Trump, but he does not go around blaming President Trump for every single problem under the sun.  Take for example the George Floyd matter.  Given some of the commentary, you’d think President directed the Minneapolis police.

But writing in today’s Oz is this nugget of stupidity from Niki Savva writing about the subject:

The Opposition Leader, campaigning in Googong, near Queanbeyan, for the July 4 Eden Monaro by-election, pointed the finger at US President Donald Trump. Ditto to all of that. And then some.

The opposition leader pointed the finger at President Trump for the events and Niki Savva agreed with a cherry on top.  And this nugget came from an article titled:

A word of advice: Don’t go to Trump’s G7, Scott Morrison

Why would anyone take your advice Niki?

No doubt the George Floyd killing is horrible, but perhaps before typing her nonsense Savva should have read the Australia’s cousin publication the Wall Street Journal where Heather MacDonald wrote this:

In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.

The police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019, according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively, in 2015. The Post defines “unarmed” broadly to include such cases as a suspect in Newark, N.J., who had a loaded handgun in his car during a police chase. In 2018 there were 7,407 black homicide victims. Assuming a comparable number of victims last year, those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019. By contrast, a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.

But never let the data get in the way of a good narrative.

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17 Responses to Internal Quality Control

  1. Roger

    The Opposition Leader, campaigning in Googong, near Queanbeyan, for the July 4 Eden Monaro by-election, pointed the finger at US President Donald Trump.

    He’d be much closer to the mark if he pointed the finger at Lyndon B. Johnson.

    Black America has never recovered from the Great Society and the good intentions of white liberals.

  2. Lee

    The opposition leader pointed the finger at President Trump for the events and Niki Savva agreed with a cherry on top.

    What do you expect from a couple of leftist morons?

  3. Penguinite

    Taking advice from Nikki Savva has very limited value!

  4. Guess who would be the first one to call police?

  5. Tim Neilson

    Black America has never recovered from the Great Society and the good intentions of white liberals.

    True.

    But I don’t know whether Johnson had good intentions. It’s reported that as he signed the Act into law he said “I’ll have those gingers* voting Democrat for 200 years”. He may well have been intending all along to reduce them to welfare servitude to the Democratic party.
    * may be an anagram

  6. stackja

    The actions of the Democrats in the 1800s forgotten?

  7. Leo G

    Black Life-takers Matter?

  8. duncanm

    Has anyone seen Trump and Chauvin in the same room?

    The police officer literally was Trump.

  9. Tel

    Why would anyone take your advice Niki?

    So that the next week she can berate them for being stupid enough to do the thing she told them they absolutely must do.

  10. miltonf

    Gawd AnAl enough to make you vote Liberal until you think of people like Fraudenburg and Tehan.

    BTW Sparty don’t know why you’re not a fan of POTUS, he’s done brilliantly especially when you consider all the despicable below-the-belt attacks on him.

  11. Squirrel

    “A word of advice: Don’t go to Trump’s G7, Scott Morrison”

    The most disturbing thought about that gem is that there are people who will have paid good money to read the following article.

  12. miltonf

    That’s exactly right- paid money for that insulting sludge.

  13. Gyro Cadiz

    If one takes a dump, one can observe “nuggets” of Savva’s “thought”.

    Only of higher quality.

  14. gowest

    …and this Trump hatred benefits the recession plagued people of Googong, near Queanbeyan How? Where’s the next paycheck coming from Albo? – Hiding behind trump is well — hiding! you useless politician – Show some leadership and stand up to the greens who elect you stopping those people from getting out of recession.

  15. PB

    They keep getting shot because it’s always them causing the trouble.

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