“They aren’t people”: Why Anthony Cumia got exactly what he deserved

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Opie and AnthonyI wrote a big piece last year for Philadelphia Magazine, about the “Knockout Game,” that moral panic that briefly seized America last November and December, when local news stations and newspaper websites convinced white Americans that random black people could and would punch them at any moment. This “epidemic” happened, for some reason, for only a brief two-month period in late 2013, but never before or after, even though various top law enforcement officials questioned whether it even existed at all.

When researching the piece, I spent a lot of time on Twitter, and while doing so I read a whole lot of racist tweets, and I noticed a pattern: A lot of the sort of tweets that did things like refer to black men as “animals” and “vermin” either tagged the Twitter handle @anthonycumia, or were tweeted directly at Anthony Cumia, the cohost of the long-running Opie and Anthony radio show.

 On a couple of occasions I clicked over to the feed itself, and was sort of surprised that this Twitter account by a well-known public figure was so full of full-on white supremacist venom, the kind normally found on white power websites, as well as your average big city newspaper comments section. I found it especially shocking that this was established to the point where the white racists of Twitter, in large numbers, knew that if they had new anti-black stories or anecdotes to share, Cumia was their guy. Call him a sort of unofficial King of Racist Twitter.

That all came to a head last week, when Cumia went on a Twitter rant about a confrontation he allegedly had with an black woman in Times Square, which was later joined by several black men.  The hours-long rant, liberally punctuated with the c-word and various racial slurs directed at African-Americans in general- culminating in the unfortunate phrase “they aren’t people”- has since been deleted, although you can find it here. 

This led, over the holiday weekend, to the announcement that Sirius XM had fired Cumia. According to The Wrap’s account:

“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel,” Patrick Reilly, senior vice president, Communications, SiriusXM told TheWrap. ”The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media.”

Reilly concluded: “Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

The company is absolutely justified in their decision and honestly, it would have been indefensible if they’d done anything else.

Cumia’s version of events doesn’t pass the smell test – Times Square isn’t a deserted dark alley, there are always hundreds of people and lots of police around, and there’s a giant police station right there on 43rd Street. When this supposed major violent confrontation happened, why did no one whip out a camera phone? Why did no cops break it up or arrest anyone?

But even if Cumia is telling the absolute truth that he was innocently taking pictures and a woman attacked him, it brings to mind that famous quote from Justified (as raised on Facebook by my friend Isaac)- “you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day long, you’re the asshole.”

And even if we don’t know exactly what happened in Times Square that night, there’s no ambiguity about Cumia’s vicious comments. And we know exactly what Cumia has been saying, publicly, unambiguously and in his own voice, for years and years. This Gawker dossier, published last week, is a by no means exhaustive list.

 Sirius XM is a publicly traded company, accountable to its shareholders- some of whom, I would imagine are black. As are some of the company’s employees and even more importantly, some of their customers. Can you blame the company for not wanting an open white supremacist as one of their main public faces?

And besides- if you or I or anyone else made public comments along the lines of Cumia’s, and our boss heard about them? We’d probably get fired too.

Not to mention- open racism is bad for business. Read the comments of that Gawker piece. It’s full of people who were longtime O&A fans who dropped the show at some point when the racism started to overwhelm the comedy. I had to stop listening to Adam Carolla’s podcast for the same reason- at this point in his career Carolla’s a lot more interested in complaining about the Mexicans than he is in being funny. (Howard Stern, on the other hand, has become much less racially provocative- and even more notably, dramatically less anti-gay- with age and the passage of time.)

The blogger Chez Pazienza, a self-proclaimed longtime O&A fan, said it best: 

Anyone who’s listened to Opie and Anthony for a long time, as I have, could imagine that there might eventually come a day when Ant would do something to get himself kicked off-air. He’s always been a reactionary asshole, but just within the past couple of years it feels like something has changed — like his beliefs and behavior both on-air and off have become more caustic and not as easy to chalk up to amusing misanthropy. He’s entitled to his views, as are we all, but particularly on Twitter he’s become an unstoppable geyser of paranoid resentment and bigoted, hyper-conservative antagonism — and it’s infected his performance on the show as well. I don’t have to agree with your politics to think you’re brilliantly funny — and Ant is absolutely hilarious — but when you begin abandoning humor in favor of regularly raging against whatever bizarre injustices you believe are being committed against wealthy, heavily armed white people like yourself, it becomes exhausting.

The reactions from Cumia’s defenders, when they haven’t been disgusting, have been laughable. No, Cumia’s First Amendment rights haven’t been violated, as there’s nothing in the constitution guaranteeing one the right to a radio show. The First Amendment does not, and never has, shielded one from the consequences of their speech.

They fired him on the Fourth of July? It was actually the 3rd. Cumia’s been saying these sort of things for years? That’s a strike against him, not for him. The sociopathic behavior happened off-air? So what? “Some of his best friends are black”? Please. And that’s to say nothing of the much, much uglier stuff. 

There is one place where I agree with Cumia’s defenders- he shouldn’t have to issue a public apology because obviously, he’s not sorry. But I’m not going to praise him for having the courage of his convictions, when those convictions are so hateful and odious.

Cumia’s had a whole bunch of chances already, and I’ve got a feeling he’ll get more chances in the future. Of all the racial injustices in America today, his momentary lack of a radio show is very, very low on the list.

What is happening to our country? First Donald Sterling, now Anthony Cumia. It’s almost like no one with a decades-old record of virulent racism is safe.

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  • Matt Vickrey

    You Sir are the problem. YOUR PC beleifs are whats dragging our country down. We live in a nation where blacks speak with inpunity and whites are labeled as a KKK grand wizard. The only time you Liberals defend free speech is when you aggree. If not you want the person fired and their head on a platter. You libs are the most intollerant group of folks out there and you say we are the bad ones. No sorry I will defend to my death your right as liberals to bash me left and right. Unlike you who choose to silence to opposition I actually want to hear what you have to say. Us conservatives rarely ever go after a persons jobs due to words. You libs howver I can make a list of at least 20 people now including anthony. So please tell me Libs how much fun will it be when all you ever hear is your own opinion. At the rate we are going it will only be left leaning liberal thinking in this country. Liberals = the party of excuses. Also back in the 50’s and 60’s a black man was always guilty over the white man. The cops would always beleive the white man over the black. Now in 2014 its the other way around and you dont even see it. Was just proven. Now a white man is nailed to the wall before the facts come out. I just wish the media would do its due dilligence before they destroy a persons life. Sorry their are so many problems in the black community but you white libs keep making excuses and never speak the truth. The more you do this lib comentators will get pulled as well. Just like I stand up for liberal beliefs even though I despise them you need to do the same with conservative thoughts. Cant work only one way libs

  • John

    If it was a white girl he said it about it would be totally acceptable. The fact that the girl happened to be black makes him a racist?? Double standard. I don’t like Jesse Jackson, there im a racist now too, right? But Jesse Jackson can say whatever he wants about white people and its acceptable. Fuck you and this society we live in. He never said ALL black people, he said THOSE black people. He has even said the same about white’s. He said there are alot of white vultures out there too, everyone skips over those lines though and makes it a race issue.

    GO SCREW, ASSHOLE..GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! Don’t listen for your key words about blacks, listen to what he says about whites too…

  • Nope

    Ummmmn yes, he was fired on July 3rd but it didn’t make the news till the 4th of July idiot. If Anthony is such this vile racist with a history of these type of “racially charged “comments why would Kareem Abdul Jabar, Kevin Hart, DJ Whoo Kid, T.I., ICE Cube, and the late great Patrice O’neal and host of other black stars come on the show? I love how people being the most supportive of the Anthony Cumia firing literally know nothing about the show other than the comments they read on Twitter.

  • eric

    I guess this is the media’s chance for revenge since these guys have made fun of them and making them look like fools their whole career. I’ve listened since the 90’s and Anthony did not mean black people when he said “Those People”. If that was a white woman acting that way he would have said the same thing. When i read that tweet it didn’t even pop into my head that he was referring to black people. Steven Silver is a douche.

  • NYJ

    Way to completely sidestep the issue of UNPROVOKED ASSAULT. If the situation is reversed, it’s called a hate crime…PERIOD. Yet here you are giving violence a free pass because you don’t care for the victim’s reaction.

    “various racial slurs directed at African-Americans in general- culminating in the unfortunate phrase “they aren’t people”-

    That’s a gross misrepresentation, if not libel

  • Barrison Morrison

    Ah, here come the O&A fans to defend their resident asshole. No one listens to satellite radio anymore, kids. Where’s the loss?

  • John Welch

    Mr. Silver you are talking out of your ass. I have a nephew who in feb. of this year was blindsided by a black youth while coming out of a late movie. He remembers nothing of the attack but his horrified girlfriend watched the whole thing. There were three black teens, one punched him in the side of his face. Whether it was that punch or the kick the second attacker gave him to his head when he was down that broke his jaw we don’t know, although we are sure it was the kick that knocked out 3 of his teeth. All while the third kid filmed on his phone. I have spent the last few months searching the internet for the footage of my nephews attack, hoping to identify the teens (they have not been caught) and in doing so have been exposed to dozens of such attacks most of which, like my nephews, were never reported on the evening news. Why is that Mr. Silver? my only conclusion is due to people who don’t want to be responsible for creating “racial tensions”. well as my nephews attack and many others like them should illustrate, racial tensions already exist and that the media and certain apologists in our society refuse to recognize that for every angry white man yelling curses, somewhere in this country is a black man committing a violent crime. That sounds horrible when said aloud or written but something being horrible doesn’t make it false. Mr. Cumia claims he was assaulted and other than having an innate need to want disbelieve an accusation made by an angry white man against a black woman I see no reason anybody would doubt him. His emotional vitriol certainly seems the right tone for somebody who has just experienced a violent public attack where he was rendered helpless and the emotional strain that puts on somebody. But I can see why you would dismiss that, because that would mean assigning more condemnation to a black woman than to a man you perceive as a racist.

  • pleasedtomeetme

    This might be off-topic, but you brought it up in your article: What exactly are you talking about when you refer to the “Knockout Game” as a “moral panic”? Who was it that panicked morally? And can you cite some of those, “…local news stations and newspaper websites that tried to convince white Americans that random black people could and would punch them at any moment”?
    Now, on to Anthony Cumia. First of all, it doesn’t matter whether you believe Cumia’s version of events or not. You weren’t there, were you? And why do you say this was a “major violent confrontation”? I certainly didn’t get that impression. It was an argument between two people (with a few others apparently joining in). And you’re right, Sirius XM is a publicly traded company, accountable to its shareholders. But we’re not talking about a company that doesn’t broadcast controversial individuals or controversial shows on a daily basis. They have Howard Stern and the Vivid Channel (that covers the entire world of adult entertainment), not to mention Raw Dog Comedy. Here’s Sirius XM’s Mission Statement: “With XM, listeners will enjoy the clearest, hottest, hippest and most provocative radio entertainment, seamlessly across the country. Wherever they live, whenever they want…XM Satellite Radio will provide the quality programming, choice and convenience that today’s consumers demand.” The irony in this whole debacle is that it wasn’t even anything Anthony did as a Sirius XM on-air personality that got him fired. It was his personal opinions on his personal Twitter page. Yeah, that’s some real provocative radio entertainment.

  • jdmillinois

    This whole situation is rediculous and its because of people like you Anthony cumia did nothing wrong people are so quick to turn to racism when in fact nothing racist was said..and it was his personal page not on the air so why should it concern siriusxm they are the reason satellite radio is fading before the merger their show was the best thing on radio now they are to worried about howard stern if he said this on his Twitter it would be fine everyone would look the other way and besides usnt that the reason they have an xl channel its supposed to be unfiltered and unrated but u can change the channel and here live sex on the vivid channel or whatever its called but this guy get fired for sticking up for himself when he gets attacked!!!!! GO SCREW

  • 21149315


    Or just Tweet “Storify Cumia” and watch the hate flow.

    A perverted racist got caught taking creepshots woment and one woman happened to retaliate. So this pervert decided to (instead of CALLING THE POLICE over a supposed assault) uses twitter like a whiny teenager who doesn’t understand the term “consequences”. Only giving his side of the story. Why would a woman randomly attack a man (at night) for no reason?

    Calling a woman of any race a listing of degrading names doesn’t make you right. He goes on about incivility yet displayed that in every tweet he made, by which (like the coward he is) deleted post heist. He and his mindless followers are against people being “PC” and “Censorship”, yet made a point to insult and block people who gave their “Free Speech” ideals about his person. Don’t dish out what you can’t take.

  • KarmaisabAnt

    So a rampaging Racist is finally pulled off the air….Nothing but Net !!!!!!!

  • gooooooob

    I like how “his remarks and behavior are inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents” but the Shade 45 page on Sirius’ website promotes: “all things improper, immoral, and inappropriate.”

    Nope, no hypocrisy there!

  • Rob

    Anthony, If you read these posts, rest assured that someone with common sense will soon realize what a comic genius you are, and put you back on the air where you have already been missed. Anything more bad press about your incident is just a waste of time by assholes who just don’t get it. Good luck Ant, hope to hear you soon

  • juniebjones

    It is refreshing to read comments that point out the inconsistencies in Cumia’s story. I don’t understand why the woman in the picture hasn’t come out and told her side of the story. Anthony is a nut job and the fact that he has followers who take his words seriously scares the hell out of me.

  • CHAD Nice

    Your article sucked and I hope you get hit by a school bus you tool.

    Also bing F you to SiriusXM for distorting talk radio once again. Had to cancel service since that was the only show worth listening to.

    Btw, The AnthonyCumia Show is great! Full HD video and audio, plus no management or lawyers to get in the way. Free speech at last!

    Check out his show and make up your own minds. Stop listening to douchbags like this A-Hole.

  • jackie freitas

    I concur. <3 Anthony

  • Mike G

    Dear everyone who commented,
    After reading this article and the following comments i had the sudden urge to wrap my legs around my head and deeply inhale my own farts until my eyes rolled into the back of my head.
    Smell my butt

  • Keith Villanti

    He got his own censorship free, boss free, profitable amazing new show that he completely owns and controls. So yeah. I’d say he got what he deserved. And now we feel schadenfeude at the fact that your schadenfeude didn’t fucking work! LOL@YOU! :)

    • Orangeunderpants

      A fanboy I’m guessing.

      • Keith Villanti

        Guessing is about all you can do. Glad you’re honest about that part of things.

  • Cookie Lipschitz

    And there you have it, a fairly succinct summation of the fanbase of both of these no talent assholes.

  • Orangeunderpants

    We might want to ask the question why is he focused on this one thing that dominates his life? When he went on vacation to Hawaii he broadcast on Periscope from the swimming pool of the hotel that “white people invented everything”.

    By his own admission… his father was somewhat of a racist in his mentality and I suspect Cumia grew up trying to earn praise from his father. So what better way to earn praise than to adopt his father’s view of the world? Thus we see that Cumia has a crusade to tell everyone that black people don’t know how to conduct themselves correctly when they’re confronted by a white policeman.

    He’s very quick to tell us that we can’t label his rants as “racist” because as soon as you bring out the race label – end of discussion. The problem is when you sit in a hotel swimming pool in Hawaii sipping alcohol and broadcasting that “white people invented everything” << you are actually inciting race superiority and creating division.

    Do we need more race hate in the world? So you have to ask what it is his ultimate objective is? Does his show unite people? Are we sitting down as he suggests and discussing the race issue? Hardly… every show is showing clips of black ghetto kids getting into fights, getting shot by police because they're criminals (i.e. black and poor). Then we have his loyal fans calling in always with the same view as cumia… I remember one call where the guy said "I've tried to get along with black people but it's not working… maybe it's time we went our separate ways" << This was followed by laughter and agreement from Cumia. There have been similar calls to his show by rednecks and white supremacists and always Cumia agrees with whatever they have to say. There is never an instance of him disagreeing with any caller on their apartheid stance.

    But let us not forget that Anthony plays poker with a few black people so he isn't racist at all. I certainly wouldn't be one to bring out the obvious "token black" joke.

    His show was entertaining to me for the first month and then I began to find the constant ranting over black people misbehaving – grating and depressing. Then I noticed when I looked beyond the narrow window of cumia-land… I noticed videos of white people in America behaving badly… getting chased by cops and failing to get arrested in a polite manner. Cumia disregards any white crime because as he states again and again… 99.9% of the crime in America is by black people except the couple of black people he plays poker with.

    One wonders whether all this one-track-focus of his one race isn't perhaps some subconscious attempt to divert attention away from his own character? You know the psychology behind this… I shout very loudly and point my finger at people in an effort to divert attention away from myself. Thus I become the good (great) guy and no one thinks to look at my own crimes. He rants about black violence in America… Yet he is Italian and well…we all know the violence brought to America by a percentage of Italians. In fact Sicilian violence has been the most extreme in America and yet it has been romanticized to the point where the mafia is portrayed on TV and big screen as lovable criminals.

    Don't even get me started on the little girl fantasy he has in which he most recent young girlfriend was selected by him because of her super-cutesy voice and young girl-like body. I'm not the first to point this out… Just look on reddit.

  • Orangeunderpants

    Very good points you raised. Yes, absolutely correct. He’s always crapping on about “black people behaving like animals” and yet here he was ranting like an out of control nazi.

  • Gavin

    Anthony Cumia doesn’t look white to me. I think he’s Jewish.

  • Freddo Corleone

    He’s just an obnoious loud mouthed Italian from NY trying to compensate for his small penis.

    • Freddo Corleone

      Right Keith???? Come on pony boy!! Bring it.

  • Carlos David Aguilar

    This is what all whites should do, go on the Internet like this gentleman did, whose family member was a victim of an unwarranted attack. An easy place to start would be World Star Hip Hop it’s not like they’re hiding their proclivity for fistfights, especially against whites. The overall murder rate for whites killing blacks is 0.77 per 1 million and blacks that kill Whites 9.83 per 1 million, an almost 10-1 ratio. By almost every metric Blacks commit more crime and violent crime in overwhelming proportions to their population. There are very few actual racists left, most people judge others based on behavior.

    • BobFromDistrict9

      If there are so few racists left, why don’t you leave their number.

      Give a source for your homicide stats.

      Then tell me, what is the comparative rates for blacks being killed by whites and whites being killed by blacks.

      And why does it make a difference to you what color the victim or killer is?
      Why doesn’t the murder of a black person mean as much to you as the murder of a white person?

      Murder makes up about 1% of crimes, and a much smaller percentage of deaths than auto accidents.

      Whereas, for serious crimes in general, the crime rate follows the poverty rate. Start creating jobs and raising the incomes of the poor and watch the crime rate drop.

      • Carlos David Aguilar

        1. Silly question
        2. FBI 2013: blacks kill whites at 9.83 per 1 million & Whites kill blacks at 0.77 per 1 million almost a 10 to 1 ratio.
        3. To study behavior in different groups definition race gender religious
        4. It does conservatives are the only ones talking about Chicago

        FACT: Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks commit around half of homicides in the United States. DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, blacks committed 52% of homicides, compared to 45% of homicides committed by whites

        FACT: From 2011 to 2013, 38.5 per cent of people arrested for murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault were black. This figure is three times higher than the 13% black population figure. When you account for the fact that black males aged 15-34, who account for around 3% of the population, are responsible for the vast majority of these crimes, the figures are even more staggering.

        FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007.

        FACT: Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to FBI statistics from 2007. A black male is 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. These figures also show that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white.

        In 2013, black criminals committed 38% of the murders. Whites accounted for just 31 percent.

        Chicago’s death toll from 2001–November, 26 2015 stands at 7,401.

        The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.murder rates among males by age.

        Note that for 20 to 24-year-olds, the murder rate among blacks (109.4/100,000) is 17 times higher than the rate for whites (6.4/100,000).

        Among 15 to 19-year-olds, it is over 20 times higher. The average for all ages is 13 times higher.

        Finally, in the other categories of violent crime—rape, robbery and aggravated assault—blacks consistently committed about 40 percent of the total in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

        When whites commit violence, they to it to blacks 2.4 percent of the time. Blacks, on the other hand, choose white victims more than halfthe time.

        In those cases in which the race of the killer is known, blacks kill twice as many whites as whites kill blacks. Black-on-white robberies and gang assaults are twenty-one times more common than white on black. In the case of gang robbery, blacks victimize whites fifty-two times more often than whites do blacks.

        The criminal rate of blacks (African Americans) is more than three times higher than the national average.

        Since the 1980s, tthese rates were to hold, and the roles were reversed—i.e., if blacks represented 64 percent of the population while whites comprised only 13 percent—black-on-white murder would have exceeded 2,000 killings in 2013, while white-on-black murder would have resulted in only 39 deaths.

        FACT: Despite the fact that black people commit an equal or greater number of violent crimes than whites, whites are almost TWICE as likely to be killed by police officers.

        Of the 509 officers feloniously killed in the past 10 years, 46 percent of the perpetrators were black, despite their representing only 13 percent of the population. Do we call this a black war against the police?

        Blacks kill twice as many whites as whites kill blacks. Black-on-white robberies and gang assaults are twenty-one times more common than white on black. In the case of gang robbery, blacks victimize whites fifty-two times more often than whites.

        Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. NoThe criminal rate of blacks (African Americans) is more than three times higher than the national average.

        • BobFromDistrict9

          You didn’t answer the question. The question was:

          ” what are the comparative rates for blacks being killed by whites and whites being killed by blacks.”

          Being killed by, not killing. If you want to be afraid of someone you have to consider your odds of being the victim.

          There are aprox 6 times as many whites as blacks in this country, take your numbers down to per million, and find the ratio of victims.

          It’s not the same thing.

          You went back to 2007 for numbers? The crime rate is dropping all this time.

          Inter-racial rape is no where near all black on white. The numbers are unreliable because the stats were gathered on a limited statistical group. So limited they have become useless as the crime rates dropped.

          You did not give one single source for your numbers. Though I do believe you used FBI stats for the arrests. Back in the early 2000s I saw that over 35% of arrests for serious crimes were of blacks, but I also saw the criminal victimization in the US reports that 23% of the serious crimes were committed by blacks.

          23% of crimes committed by blacks, 35% of arrests, over 50% in prison. That is a differential you also need to look at. The percentage in prison has evened out more recently, due to more whites going to prison.

          Remember, whites committed about 65% of crimes, but were about 40% in prison.

          From what you wrote, I suspect you got your numbers from right wing web sites, that’s the kind of thing they do.

          I got the actual stats, and did the math. You should try it.

          One more time, what is the probability of a black person BEING KILLED BY a white person, vs the probability of a white person being KILLED BY a black person.

          If you can’t answer that you have no standing to discuss this subject.

          The way you went all over the place, instead of answering a simple question, suggests you are afraid to look at it. Or you did and want to confuse the issue because it doesn’t look good for you.

          • Carlos David Aguilar

            Your first question if i recall, that post seems to be missing, but all lives matter equally in the general sense, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual preference, Of course my family and people who are close to me, their lives matter more. I don’t think that’s out of the ordinary.

            I’m just going to respond to this current comment, I don’t see the one you’re referring to. I was also responding from my cellphone while walking my dogs, I apologize for any errors.

            To start with just a general sense of how Whites and Blacks see racism these days CNN took a poll asking the different races who they thought were racist.

            Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way.

            Among white adults, 10% think most white Americans are racist; 38% believe most blacks are racist, and 17% say most Hispanics are racist.

            Since most of the rioting, protesting, and now Police Officers being assassinated in ambush style attacks, one could say statistics forwarded by race-baiting hate groups, leftist politicians, and our President along with accusations of Police Brutality, have given some credence to the perception that police officers are just killing young unarmed black men at will. I don’t think it’s a leap to think this might have had some effect on the shooters and the public at Large. So let’s get down to some of the stats.

            Of the 509 officers feloniously killed in the past 10 years, 46 percent of the perpetrators were black, despite their representing only 13 percent of the population.

            Police officers killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in 2015. According to data compiled by The Washington Post, 50 percent of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while 26 percent were black. The majority of these victims had a gun or “were armed or otherwise threatening the officer with potentially lethal force,” according to Heather MacDonald of Hillsdale College, & the Manhattan Institute. (Disclaimer I attended Hillsdale)

            Another simple statistic DOJ reports that between 1980 in 2008 blacks committed 53% of all homicides.

            2013 blacks committed 38% of all murders whites accounted for 31%.

            University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard Johnson examining the latest crime data from FBI’s supplemental Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually from 2009 to 2013.

            During the 2012/2013 period, blacks committed an average of 560,600 violent crimes against whites, whereas whites committed only 99,403 such crimes against blacks. This means blacks were the attackers in 84.9 percent of the violent crimes involving blacks and whites. This figure is consistent with reports from 2008, the last year DOJ released similar statistics. Perhaps not coincidentally, that was the year Mr. Obama was elected president.

            Heather Mac Donald writes in The Wall Street Journal, 2009 statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveal that blacks were CHARGED with 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders and 45 percent of assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the country, despite only comprising roughly 15 percent of the population in these counties.

            “Such a concentration of criminal violence in minority communities means that officers will be disproportionately confronting armed and often resisting suspects in those communities, raising officers’ own risk of using lethal force,” writes MacDonald.

            MacDonald also pointed out in a Hillsdale speech that blacks “commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crime” in New York City, even though they consist of 23 percent of the city’s population.

            “The black violent crime rate would actually predict that more than 26 percent of police victims would be black,” MacDonald said. “Officer use of force will occur where the police interact most often with violent criminals, armed suspects, and those resisting arrest, and that is in black neighborhoods.”

            2. More whites and Hispanics die from police homicides than blacks. According to Mac Donald, 12 percent of white and Hispanic homicide deaths were due to police officers, while only four percent of black homicide deaths were the result of police officers.

            “If we’re going to have a ‘Lives Matter’ anti-police movement, it would be more appropriately named “White and Hispanic Lives Matter,'” said Mac Donald in her Hillsdale speech.

            3. The Post’s data does show that unarmed black men are more likely to die by the gun of a cop than an unarmed white man…but this does not tell the whole story. In August 2015, the ratio was seven-to-one of unarmed black men dying from police gunshots compared to unarmed white men; the ratio was six-to-one by the end of 2015. But Mac Donald points out in The Marshall Project that looking at the details of the actual incidents that occurred paints a different picture:

            The “unarmed” label is literally accurate, but it frequently fails to convey highly-charged policing situations. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being unarmed, it was certainly not for lack of trying. At least five black victims had reportedly tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with his own equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by their own assault on the officer. And two individuals included in the Post’s “unarmed black victims” category were struck by stray bullets aimed at someone else in justified cop shootings. If the victims were not the intended targets, then racism could have played no role in their deaths.

            In one of those unintended cases, an undercover cop from the New York Police Department was conducting a gun sting in Mount Vernon, just north of New York City. One of the gun traffickers jumped into the cop’s car, stuck a pistol to his head, grabbed $2,400 and fled. The officer gave chase and opened fire after the thief again pointed his gun at him. Two of the officer’s bullets accidentally hit a 61-year-old bystander, killing him. That older man happened to be black, but his race had nothing to do with his tragic death. In the other collateral damage case, Virginia Beach, Virginia, officers approached a car parked at a convenience store that had a homicide suspect in the passenger seat. The suspect opened fire, sending a bullet through an officer’s shirt. The cops returned fire, killing their assailant as well as a woman in the driver’s seat. That woman entered the Post’s database without qualification as an “unarmed black victim” of police fire.

            Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops. This is according to FBI data, which also found that 40 percent of cop killers are black. According to Mac Donald, the police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black than a cop killing an unarmed black person.

            Despite the facts, the anti-police rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and their leftist sympathizers have resulted in what Mac Donald calls the “Ferguson Effect,” as murders have spiked by 17 percent among the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. as a result of cops being more reluctant to police neighborhoods out of fear of being labeled as racists. Additionally, there have been over twice as many cops victimized by fatal shootings in the first three months of 2016.

            Anti-police rhetoric has deadly consequences.

            I hoped this helped you out. What we can’t do as a society is continue to make victims out of blacks over a false history that’s being told, that even if it was true should not affect them today. That would be similar to the White Supremacist Doctrine that says Blacks are unable to deal with their emotions due to a lack of reasoning and Rational Thinking, because of an inherent intelligence deficit.

            It’s about culture not race, but culture. As long as Black Culture accept 73% of Chilton being born out-of-wedlock, rappers are treated like Saints, proper English is looked down, for trying to act like a white person.

          • Carlos David Aguilar

            I found some time and researched the actual numbers for 3 years of homicides. The total amount, the victims by race (Black/White), & perpetrators by race (Black/White). You asked for it. Keep in mind Blacks are 13% of population and Whites comprise 63% of the population.

            2012 Color of
            Total Homicides perpetrator
            White Black
            Whites 3,128 2,614 431

            Blacks 2,648 193 2,412

            2013 Color of
            Total Homicides perpetrator
            White Black
            Whites 3,005 2,509 409

            Blacks 2,491 189 2,245

            2014 Color of
            Total Homicides Perpetrator
            White Black
            White 3,021 2,488 446
            Black 2,457 187 2,205

            So in 2012 Blacks murdered 431 Whites & Whites murdered 193 Blacks.
            In 2013 Blacks murdered 409 Whites and Whites murdered 189 Blacks.
            In 2014 Blacks murdered 446 Whites and Whites murdered 187 Blacks.
            That is easy math son.

          • BobFromDistrict9

            That part is easy. And that’s not math. All you did was quote stats easily available from the FBI site and the census site. Now, do the math.

            What is the rate at which each is murdered? I help you out, there are about 230 million white and 39 million black people in this country. That’s non-hispanic. So, what is the rate each is murdered? The victimization rate.

            Just figure your victims per million. So all you need is 230 and 39 as your population.

          • Carlos David Aguilar

            Bro, I mean this in all seriousness is English your first language. Yes I got the statistics from the FBI where would you suggest I get the most current homicide figures and those where the amended updated figures. I also said keep in mind that blacks make up 13% of the population whites 63, but if you want to get more specific & just talk about males because they commit most of the murders that would be 38% white 6% black. With on average blacks killing murdering 430 White’s a year compared to whites murdering around 185 that’s off the top of my head, why do you need some stupid percentage, it’s obvious.

            Here’s another little tidbit son, I grew up in the hood so you’re not telling me shit about shit on who commits crime

          • Carlos David Aguilar

            Actually it didn’t seem like it was easy for you but your logic what you’re saying is that’s whites are just a target-rich environment, that’s why they’re killed at a higher rate by a much smaller population of people.

            Is it the whole premise of this bullshit that’s going on all the writing the burning down of Their Own neighborhoods businesses it is all about the unmitigated War cops have on black men? Like I said man I grew up in the hood at a time when there was actually a code the homes went by: Those who got got, got got, usually because they were shot out on PCP, Ice, H, or just fucking stupid.

            Now, there’s this Bizarre dichotomy. Gangsters are more ruthless in how they murder, and what initiates an act of violence could be the wrong look, walking too close to someone on the street, can an actual Act of kindness like giving directions to a girl that knows her boyfriend is watching, but there is some stupid fight over who did the last rail of meth and some innocent do gooder gets rat packed by about 5 éses, while the girl gets turned on by his ability to kick somebody in the head 20 times while they’re on the ground.

            Not today’s gangster that can commit the most vicious acts of violence, but is the quickest to cry, and start dropping dimes. They’re most disloyal pieces of shit on the face. They flip more often and quicker than any group of bangers in history.

            None of this has anything to do with “White Privilege” historical sins, or institutional bigotry.

            It’s Leftists that have told blacks nothing is their fault, it’s all America’s Racist DNA, you have no control over your actions, wait that’s what the K……