When 19 year old Dylan Noble was shot, face down on the street by police, it made a blip on the social justice radar but there was no nationwide coverage as when a victim with darker complexion is shot by cops.
The video of the incident, shown here, is as difficult to watch as any video featuring an unarmed man being executed by police. But Black Lives Matter would have you believe that this scenario is rare and that people of color the the usual corpses laying the wake of police shootings.
But they are lying and misinforming you.
The fact is, what happened to young Dylan, white shot by cop, is far more likely than a black shot by cop.
According to data compiled by The Washington Post, in 2015, 50 percent of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while 26 percent were black. The majority of these victims had a gun or "were armed or otherwise threatening the officer with potentially lethal force," according to Heather MacDonald in a speech at Hillsdale College.
Some may argue that these statistics are evidence of racist treatment toward blacks, since whites consist of 62 percent of the population and blacks make up 13 percent of the population. But as MacDonald writes in The Wall Street Journal, 2009 statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reveal that blacks were charged with 62 percent of robberies, 57 percent of murders and 45 percent of assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the country, despite only comprising roughly 15 percent of the population in these counties.
If Dylan Noble were black, his story would have been a nationwide story. And while it did get local coverage in Fresno and most of California, there was no nationwide outcry, no speech by Obama, no rush by civil rights activists to the scene to defend Noble’s rights.
On a a positive note, The FBI and the U.S. attorney general’s office have agreed to investigate the shooting.