Obama Claims Hundreds of Americans Have Died From Police Encounters Over Past Year
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Former President Barack Obama delivered a stunning allegation on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd: that police are still killing hundreds in the Black community.
“George Floyd was murdered one year ago today,” Obama tweeted. “Since then, hundred more Americans have died in encounters with police – parents, sons, daughters, friends taken from us far too soon.”
Obama did not provide any evidence to back up his outrageous claim that “hundreds” of Americans have been killed by police over the past year.
“But the last year has also given us reasons to hope,” he added. “Today, more people in more places are seeing the world more clearly than they did a year ago. It’s a tribute to all those who decided that this time would be different — and that they, in their own ways, would help make it different.
Unsurprisingly, #44 and members of the media fail to mention the crime rate surge in the Black community, the unintended negative consequences of the “Defund the Police” movement, former D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams pointed out on Fox News Thursday.
“Yes, that was a terrible situation. Law enforcement officers that are wrong should have been punished and one has been convicted… [but] when you defund the police departments, you’re taking funds away from the citizens and guess who is winning, Neil? The criminals,” Williams told “Your World’ host Niel Cavuto. “They’re saying ‘Yes, defund, defund!’ What happens unfortunately is that they started seeing there was a lot of killings out here and a lot of crime. Crime went up.”
Williams added: “I’m sick and tired of seeing these young Black kids killed as a result of crime and nobody is saying anything or giving a damn.”