An open letter to NFL players: you’re being used
Try being politically incorrect if you want some real answers
by Jon Rappoport
September 26, 2017
Dear NFL Players:
In case you’ll only read a few worlds of this story, I’ll get right to the point.
You’re being used.
You’re being duped into focusing on the wrong issue: police brutality against black people.
If you actually want to solve what’s happening to black people in inner cities, police brutality is way down on the list.
By focusing only on brutality, you’re leading people AWAY FROM seeing what’s really going on in inner cities. You’re guaranteeing NO ANSWERS. You’re guaranteeing NO CHANGE.
“Let’s not solve the problem, whatever the problem is. Let’s just ramp up the conflict and the polarization between races.”
Let’s go back to the original protestor, ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who made his original kneeling protest about police brutality directed at black people. I want to examine his premise.
Here are bare-bones statistics from New York City, perhaps the only big city in America that issues a detailed annual report of police “firearms discharges.” You may be shocked.
Population of NYC: 8.3 million.
Police officers: 35,000.
2013 incidents of “intentional [police weapon] discharges during an adversarial conflict”: 40.
In those discharges, number of people injured: 17.
Number of people killed: 8.
Source: NYPD 2013 Annual Firearms Discharge Report.
In that same year, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, there were 7,462 “violent crimes by firearm” in New York City.
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