CPAC Myth Buster: 0.0004 Percent Chance of Being Shot by Police

Former New York Police Department (NYPD) Detective Rob O’Donnell was interviewed on a panel moderated by Matt Boyle, Washington Political Editor for Breitbart News Network, about police data and anti-police rhetoric. Boyle asked O’Donnell if he could debunk the “defund the police narrative.” O’Donnell provided the following myth-busting data points in response to the habitual framing of police brutality: Police use deadly force under 1,000 times out of 30 million violent felony criminal contacts per year. That’s a 0.0004 percent chance of being shot by the police. In America, “you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be shot by police.” The NYPD in 2019, with 35,000 officers only fired their weapons in the line of duty 34 times. The Chicago Police Department, with 13,000 officers, only fired their weapons in the line of duty 34 times, and the Baltimore Police Department only fired their weapons in the line of duty four times. O’Donnell accused politicians of playing a “shell game” by distracting the voters’ attention to false policing narratives while failing voters in “education, infrastructure, and transportation.” O’Donnell noted that by defunding the police, “politicians will not decrease your taxes” but relocate the money to different areas. And when crime goes

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Pence: I Believe That All Lives Matter — Black Lives Matter Group Is Radical Left

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Vice President Mike Pence refused to say black lives matter. Host John Dickerson said,

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Joel Pollak to Dennis Prager: ‘Media Would Destroy Black America if It Would Get Rid of Donald Trump’

“The media would destroy black America if it would get rid of Donald Trump,” said Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel

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