The protests are targeting the wrong group of people (the police). Black people are not targeted by police. In fact, studies exists that show police are much less likely to use deadly force against blacks than any other race. The problem is that the % of folks committing violent crimes is more heavily represented by one group of people over others. If one person continually commits crimes, and another person doesn't commit any, what are the chances that the first person encounters trouble more than the second person?https://www.washingt...ack-lies-matter
"Blacks constituted 62 percent of all robbery defendants in America's 75 largest counties in 2009, 57 percent of all murder defendants and 45 percent of all assault defendants, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, even though blacks comprise only 15 percent of the population in those counties.
In New York City, where blacks make up 23 percent of the city's population, blacks commit three-quarters of all shootings and 70 percent of all robberies, according to victims and witnesses in their reports to the New York Police Department. Whites, by contrast, commit less than 2 percent of all shootings and 4 percent of all robberies, though they are nearly 34 percent of the city's population.
In Chicago, 80 percent of all known murder suspects were black in 2015, as were 80 percent of all known nonfatal shooting suspects, though they are a little less than a third of the population. Whites made up 0.9 percent of known murder suspects in Chicago in 2015 and 1.4 percent of known nonfatal shooting suspects, though they are about a third of the city's residents."
People just need to first take care of their own before blaming others for their woes.