Does #BLM Really Represent Blacks?

2020 August 5
by bc3b

Black Lives Matter wants to empty the prisons, reduce sentencing and de-fund the police. They have recruited everyone from the NFL and NBA to Hollywood celebrities to the mainstream media to major corporations to support their cause both through endorsements and financially, contributing hundreds of millions, perhaps billions to support their efforts. With all the money Black Lives Matter collects, have you never read anything about the organization spending any of it on efforts to reduce shootings and murders in Chicago, provide scholarships for black scholars or fund funerals for innocent black children whose lives are cut short by gang-bangers? Yet, in a politically correct world, to question Black Lives Matter in the least brands one a racist.

But, how do the goals of Black Lives Matter stack up against the average black American? Not very well, according to a poll just released by Gallup. According to Gallup 81% of blacks want local police presence to continue at its current level or be increased.

This makes sense because if the prisons are emptied and police officers are replaced by social workers, black communities will be the first to see huge spikes in murders, robberies and other crimes.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — When asked whether they want the police to spend more time, the same amount of time or less time than they currently do in their area, most Black Americans — 61% — want the police presence to remain the same. This is similar to the 67% of all U.S. adults preferring the status quo, including 71% of White Americans.

Meanwhile, nearly equal proportions of Black Americans say they would like the police to spend more time in their area (20%) as say they’d like them to spend less time there (19%).

Preference for Amount of Time Police Spend in Your Area
Would you rather the police spend more time, the same amount of time or less time as they currently spend in your area?
More time Same amount of time Less time
% % %
Black Americans 20 61 19
White Americans 17 71 12
Hispanic Americans 24 59 17
Asian Americans 9 63 28
U.S. adults 19 67 14

These findings are from a June 23-July 6 Gallup Panel survey, administered by web in English and conducted as part of the newly launched Gallup Center on Black Voices. The study includes large samples of Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans, weighted to their correct proportions of the population.

Of these four racial/ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to want less police presence where they live, with 28% saying this. That contrasts with 12% of White Americans, 17% of Hispanic Americans and 19% of Black Americans.

Little Difference by Race in Local Exposure to Police

The survey also asked Americans to estimate how often they see police in their neighborhood. Black Americans’ reported exposure to local police is slightly above the national average, with 32% saying they see the police often or very often in their neighborhood. This compares with 22% of White Americans and 21% of Asian Americans. Hispanic Americans’ experience is similar to that of Black Americans, with 28% often seeing police where they live.

Most other Black Americans (41%) say they sometimes see police in their area, matching the national average, while another 27% say they rarely or never see them.

Frequency With Which Americans See Their Local Police
How often do you see police in your neighborhood?
Very often/Often Sometimes Rarely/Never
% % %
Black Americans 32 41 27
White Americans 22 42 36
Hispanic Americans 28 37 34
Asian Americans 21 47 32
U.S. adults 24 41 35

The slightly elevated frequency with which Black Americans see police in their neighborhood has limited impact on their preferences for changing the local police presence. About a third of Black Americans who say they often see the police in their neighborhood think the police should spend less time there (34%); however, the majority of adults in this group think they should spend the same amount of time (56%) or more time (10%).

Black Americans’ desire for reduced police presence drops to 16% for those who “sometimes” see the police and to 8% for those who rarely or never see the police.

Black Americans’ Preference for Time Police Spend in Their Neighborhood
Results according to frequency with which they see local police
See police: Very often/Often See police: Sometimes See police: Rarely/Never
% % %
More time 10 24 25
Same amount of time 56 60 67
Less time 34 16 8

It’s not so much the volume of interactions Black Americans have with the police that troubles them or differentiates them from other racial groups, but rather the quality of those interactions.

Most Black Americans want the police to spend at least as much time in their area as they currently do, indicating that they value the need for the service that police provide. However, that exposure comes with more trepidation for Black than White or Hispanic Americans about what they might experience in a police encounter. And those harboring the least confidence that they will be treated well, or who have had negative encounters in the past, are much more likely to want the police presence curtailed.

These results correspond with Gallup’s previously reported findings showing that only 22% of Black Americans favor abolishing police departments. However, the vast majority believe reform is needed, with upward of 90% favoring specific reforms aimed at improving police relations with the communities they serve and preventing or punishing abusive police behavior.

In these findings, policymakers may find a path forward that helps the police both protect communities and establish relations that make all citizens feel good about their presence.

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Something 81% of blacks want to see.

54 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 August 5 8:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Blacks like most Americans just want the cops to do their job right. Minimum screwups and purge bad cops.

    Blacks are the canary in the coal mine. They have more to lose if things go wrong or the police disappear.

  2. 2020 August 5 8:31 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Less than a minute … but SO satisfying. I want this kid to be MY daughter.
    Love the smile at the end.

  3. 2020 August 5 9:59 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Especially for JR and any other Californicators but anyone can do this.

    Are you willing to give up the price of a stamp and 20 min of your time to disrupt Gov Newsom of CA? He’s been caught in some financial shenanigans and podcaster “Phil” of California Underground asks conservatives to consider filing a form with the IRS asking them to look into it.

    You don’t need to sign your name, if that’s an issue.

    Here’s the step-by-step:
    1) View this news report
    2) Print out form IRS 3949-A
    3) Fill out what you can: obviously you don’t know the Gov’s SSN or age, etc
    He’s well enough known that they’ll be able to look him up easily
    4) I suggest writing your questions on a separate sheet of paper
    5) Mail the IRS form and your attached statement to the address given on the form

  4. 2020 August 5 10:38 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I listened in to the first “Zoom rally” for the anti-Prop 15 forces this evening.

    Prop 15 is the “split roll” where they say they can revoke Prop 13 for business but leave it in place for individuals. Prop 13 is the famous citizen initiative that limited property tax increases here in CA. Dem politicians have been trying to undermine it for decades now.

    The anti-guys are assembling a racially and politically diverse coalition.
    The focus seems to be on small business impact, to counter to proponents who apparently think that giant corporations can be surgically targeted for the tax increases.

    The anti guys include small business orgs like NFIB (Nat’l Federation of Independent Businesses) and Cal Business Roundtable. Also, Hispanic and Black Chambers of Commerce. Many more ethnic orgs too.
    The head of the Black CofC said that so far 41% of small black businesses have been shuttered due to Covid. Higher costs not needed!
    Another stat: small business is 78% renters and the standard “triple net lease” (hope I have that right) allows property tax increases to be pushed down to tenants.

    The organizers say they have (Democrat) Willie Brown, social justice organizations, veterans, farmers, cattlemen and of course lots of tax-hating conservatives endorsing their side.

    Hold on to your hat! I’m predicting a bumpy ride for the tax-and-spend group. Maybe we can piggyback on this and get a widespread tax revolt in November. With all the damage Gov Newsom has done to the CA economy, sharply reduced taxes would be a wakeup call to him.

  5. 2020 August 6 3:53 am
    bc3b permalink

  6. 2020 August 6 5:03 am
    mulletover permalink

    How does this group have any credibility?

    Formed based on a lie, Michael Brown.
    Reinforced on another lie, George Floyd.
    Prime activity, extortion.
    Raised a billion dollars, Never spent a dime on …
    A black child
    A black family
    A black college
    Notorious spokesperson, LaBron James.

    How? We will have

  7. 2020 August 6 6:01 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Mullet nails it. This is purely an MSM supported group.

  8. 2020 August 6 6:09 am
    mulletover permalink

    In the annals of American business, one of their darkest moments will be the cave to this group and their subsequent “contributions”.

  9. 2020 August 6 6:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

  10. 2020 August 6 6:25 am
    bc3b permalink

    In North Korea, area racked by explosions, citizens may face jail for opting to save children before portraits of Kim dictators:

  11. 2020 August 6 8:21 am
    Eph permalink

    Is this Uncle Joe’s way of bowing out???

    The King is starting to wonder….

  12. 2020 August 6 8:30 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #9 –

    Very strong.

  13. 2020 August 6 8:33 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #11 –

    More likely just another gaff for the media to cover up.

  14. 2020 August 6 8:43 am

    13 – Yup another in a long line of things that , didn’t happen as far as media is concerned.

  15. 2020 August 6 9:27 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Not really Doc. Spanish Flu of 1918 killed more people than WWI. To this day it is still with us, but the entire population of the planet is immune. Same with CoVid. Get it, get over it, move on.

  16. 2020 August 6 9:36 am

    Shades of shit to come in November but on a mass scale..
    Your ballot arrives with no post marks, and two days after the election…. no problem!!!

  17. 2020 August 6 10:17 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Only problem for the Dims is that there is not enough ’66 Buicks to carry all the ballots….

  18. 2020 August 6 11:32 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    A bit of mask humor!

  19. 2020 August 6 12:14 pm


    The CDC and WHO have determined that the deaths in Beirut were caused by COVID-19.


  20. 2020 August 6 12:20 pm

    17 – Who needs buicks when they have 140k Grumman LLV’s?

  21. 2020 August 6 12:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Is that enough to steal an election?? Asking for a friend.

  22. 2020 August 6 12:57 pm
    Eph permalink

    Mooooooochelle on the VP short list??

    The King is back folks!

  23. 2020 August 6 1:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “Mooooooochelle on the VP short list??”

    Never happen. Fair chance that Trump will swing a political deal that Obama is not indicted, and Mooch never enters politics. Doubtful the country would survive the scandal otherwise.

  24. 2020 August 6 2:09 pm
    justrand permalink

    jim, re. Prop 15

    I know several Left to FAR Left people who have said variants of this:
    So what if they repeal Prop 13 for business…I don’t own a business!!

    Some of these people claim to be “educated”. Trying to explain to these “educated” people that BUSINESSES employ PEOPLE is a waste of time. There is also a move afoot to add a retroactive 1% tax on everybody earning more than a $1 million per year. Same reaction: “Doesn’t affect me!

    I tried to explain THAT too…and got no reaction. Reno, Nevada was still a fairly sleepy gambling town in the early 1990s…and then California starting raising personal and business taxes. Reno doubled in size within 15 years, mainly in the mid-1990s. Businesses fled the State, as did wealthy people (the most mobile). I was doing consulting then, and helped several businesses move to Reno, and ALL OF THEM cited California taxes as the reason. Reno will have another business explosion!

  25. 2020 August 6 3:44 pm

    21 – Way more than enough imho. People forget how truly thin the win was last round, and that was with the other side largely thinking they had it in the bag.

  26. 2020 August 6 3:56 pm

    24 – So few get the import these days of “first they came for xyz”… or were never taught or told the slow boiling frog story in kindergarten or by their parents. Forget trying to explain 2nd and 3rd order effects… if it doesn’t immediately impact them in the here and now.

    Retroactive tax-increases… isn’t that unconstitutional ….never mind forgot what year this is for a minute thinking shit like that mattered anymore.

  27. 2020 August 6 4:33 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    JR, 24, you’ve nailed it.
    I think though that we’re going to learn that Duh People are going to stand up and fight this one.
    I could be wrong but this may be a thrashing of the far Left that they will long remember.
    Or we might transition to Socialism as all the sane people check out and leave.

  28. 2020 August 6 4:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Portland is making felony arrests of AntiFa ring leaders. Most charges felony riot. Andy Ngo has all the details on twitter.

  29. 2020 August 6 4:37 pm
    Eph permalink

    Silver approaching $30 after hours


  30. 2020 August 6 4:41 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Come on $50!!!!!! Still plenty of room as the SG ratio is a smudge above 70.

  31. 2020 August 6 5:01 pm
    mpt permalink

    Is it bad that I’m all for revoking Prop 13 property tax limits on businesses, but only if their names are Google, Apple, Twitter and Facebook?

  32. 2020 August 6 5:03 pm
    mpt permalink

    I polled my office (I work in Silicon Valley) and Biden leads Trump by 90% here. It’s only 90% because I work in a small office. 🙂

  33. 2020 August 6 5:08 pm
    Eph permalink


    I recently applied for a job in Santa Monica


    $150k baby! Ill commute

  34. 2020 August 6 5:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    Eph, if you get the job you’ll be required to “gratify” a BLM activist each morning as you head into work. $150k…is it worth it? You decide. 🙂

  35. 2020 August 6 5:18 pm
    Eph permalink


    Good point

    $175 k

  36. 2020 August 6 5:26 pm
    mpt permalink

    Yeah, “gratifying” BLM sucks… But, getting Kwanza (and now Juneteeth) days off is great!

    Honestly, from driving the empty roads in Silicon Valley during the time of day that used to be the height of rush hour is very spooky. There have got to be a LOT of people hurting that the media is not covering. Thanks Newsom!!! May I have another?

  37. 2020 August 6 5:32 pm

    15 I just saw the image.. (guess it wasn’t loading before)… Canadians have complied fully with this and other shit over the years, Americans too, why would she think they wouldn’t put up with it?

    31 – Well he did only lose Cali by 30 last time, so story checks out. 😉

  38. 2020 August 6 5:39 pm
    Eph permalink


    Considering the illegals and homos

    Only 39 is a miracle

  39. 2020 August 6 5:40 pm

    Trump would never take kalifornicate anyway, and whatever their pop vote is it won’t change the electoral vote.

    Our only worry would be the GOP cong races.

  40. 2020 August 6 5:49 pm
    Eph permalink

    40 IP

    Makes you wonder how many KA
    “Republicans” have left since Nov 2016

    In addition to the illegals and homos

  41. 2020 August 6 6:42 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    So … Biden leads by a gazillion but I’ve only seen 1 yard sign and 2 bumper stickers?
    Mile wide, inch deep support ….

  42. 2020 August 6 6:43 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    ps, I wonder if MPTs colleagues are shy Trump supporters LOL

  43. 2020 August 6 6:57 pm

    Hey… NV only sent out 251,000 ballots to incorrect or non-existent address in the primary.
    For ref: the last 4 cycles (combined ) prior to this the total was only 5k.

    Makes you feel great don’t it?

  44. 2020 August 6 7:03 pm

    Obama-appointed federal judge Rudolph Contreras on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) against Speaker Pelosi that challenged the constitutionality of her proxy voting system.

    Zero surprise.
    You might recall this is the same schmuck that was involved early on with x-fire hurricane\FISA. You know the one lisa and peter mentioned buttering up, and was the first judge involved with Flynn’s case.

  45. 2020 August 6 7:14 pm
    Eph permalink

    42 Jim

    As King Eyore recently stated to IP,

    Eph You !!

  46. 2020 August 6 7:26 pm

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Tests Negative For COVID-19 Hours After Testing Positive: Live Updates

    But you know these tests and resulting bs stats are so totally reliable enough to shit can 1/2 the economy and fear monger over.

  47. 2020 August 6 7:47 pm

    President Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. residents from doing any business with TikTok or the apps’ Chinese owner ByteDance 45 days from now.

    Trump said the U.S. “must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security”.

    The EO comes as Trump has demanded the divestment of the popular video app, citing national security risks to the U.S, and threatens penalties on any U.S. resident or company that engages in any transactions with TikTok or ByteDance after the order takes effect.

    “This mobile application may also be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party,” Trump said in the order, released Thursday by the White House and seen by Bloomberg.
    Can we get the same for twitter and facebook, NYT,Wacompost, DNC, RNC, and a dozen others too now?

  48. 2020 August 6 8:23 pm
    Eph permalink

    Final AZ Senate raw totals:

    GOP: 671000
    DEM: 612000

    We report.
    You decide.

  49. 2020 August 6 8:25 pm
    Eph permalink

    50 Eph….

    Eph You

    – The King of Kings

  50. 2020 August 6 9:08 pm
    justrand permalink

    Eph, the raw totals look good…or am I missing something? 🙂

  51. 2020 August 6 9:10 pm
    Eph permalink


    If you are asking Eph, then McSame wins 52-48 if Indies break 50-50. Which is a stretch for Dims in AZ.

    Oh, And thats post “harvest” too.

    If you ask The King, he will say Biden wins 84 states.

  52. 2020 August 6 9:15 pm
    Eph permalink

    Side note regarding AZ Senate race,

    Yes, Dim ran unopposed.

    But both choices for the GOPeee sucked horse ass.
    One pro fag and one pro chink

    Turn out was shit on both sides.

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