The media has been pushing a very strong belief for years now, and that is that the police is racist towards Black people. First off, we need to remember that the police force is interracial and that there are thousands of Black police officers. Some cities even have POC majority police forces. It is also important to remember that our entire judicial system is diverse, with POC as judges, prosecutors, jurors and lawyers.

The disproportional crime statistics that show that Black people are the majority of inmates in jail, are easily explained by the below statistics:

West Garfield Park is a neighborhood with the highest crime rate in Chicago. 87.3% of its residents are Black.

Brownsville is a neighborhood with the highest crime rate in New York City. 61.4% of its residents are Black. White people are 2.4% of its residents by the way.

Tioga-Nicetown is a neighborhood with the highest crime rate in Philadelphia. Black people are 91.25 % of its residents.

Roxbury is a neighborhood with the highest crime rate in Boston. It is 48% Black. White people comprise 15% of its population.

Model City is a neighborhood with the highest crime rate in Miami. It is 82.69% Black.

It’s basic logic that the higher crime a neighborhood has, the more arrests it is going to have. It’s also basic logic that if the majority of people living there are of a particular race, then people of that race will be arrested more often. There are no laws or leaked memos indicating that police officers prioritize arresting Black people.

Are there racist police officers? Unfortunately most likely yes, however people with hateful beliefs are in many different professions. There is no evidence that most police officers are biased against African-Americans. What about George Floyd? During the killer’s trial, the Minnesota Attorney General said: “I wouldn’t call it that [“hate crime”] because hate crimes are crimes where there’s an explicit motive, and of bias,” Ellison said. “We don’t have any evidence that Derek Chauvin factored in George Floyd’s race as he did what he did.”

The question is why those neighborhoods have so much crime. Is it poverty? Is it lack of funding? Is it a belief that the “system” isn’t fair? Those are the things to look at.

The idea that the multiracial police force is biased against African-Americans is a divisive conspiracy theory.