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he NY Post ran a piece of propaganda attempting to justify the murder of unarmed people by law enforcement. The outlet framed its article as a rebuttal to a piece by the Washington Post. The Washington Post article was cast as being anti-cop and the NY Post cast itself as the defenders of reality, while basing its response on the numbers provided by the Washington Post. This is how the media shapes the narrative to maintain the appearance of free debate. Each somewhat-respectable outlet established a polar position. The two outlets defined the debate. The Washington Post defined the first position with an investigation into the number of people killed by cops. It then analyzed the data and put out a report. The NY Post responded to that data.
Of course, the data is so inaccurate it might as well have been simply fabricated. The data states that 980 people were “shot dead” by police in 2015, the inference of course being that this is number of people cops killed. The actual number of people killed by cops is 1199. That’s 219 uncounted deaths. The report then goes on to state that 91 were unarmed when they were killed. That’s a little bit of statistical propaganda itself.
In the same report, they disclose an additional 33 were “armed” with toys. Another 53 were “armed” with a vehicle. We know that in many cases these shootings are simply executions, such as the 2014 case of Samantha Ramsey. An officer jumped on the hood of the vehicle and fired four times through the windshield, killing the unarmed teen. Another 24 were killed and it is “unknown” whether or not they were armed.
The report states that only 37 of the 980 were “black and unarmed”. That’s an interesting finding. Here’s a list of more than 100 unarmed blacks killed by cops in 2015 (link found within article).
This report can’t be taken as a genuine attempt to examine the problem. Back in June, The Guardian found that 108 unarmed people had already been killed by cops. By September 1st, the number of unarmed dead had risen to 161. The only assumption we can make is that police not only failed to kill an unarmed person in the last third of the year, but they used their superhero powers to bring 70 people back to life. With this amount of statistical manipulation and outright omission of information, the Washington Post has shown the world it is nothing more than a propaganda outlet. There is no way many people will view this much insincerity as a simple mistake.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Propoganda begets propaganda.
Either way, one side (prominent on ATS) screams how you're likely to be killed any time you interact with a cop while the other side (less prominent, just as vocal) disagrees with that notion.