There’s Lies, Darn Lies, and Crime Statistics

Jpharoahdoss
4 min readMay 16, 2024
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In April 2015, a black man died in the back of a police vehicle in Baltimore, sparking weeks of protests and rioting. Black Lives Matter activists told the media that white racism was the source of “state-sponsored violence.”

Conservatives argued that internal problems in black communities, such as black-on-black violence, were more serious than external issues. The BLM activists accused conservatives of…

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Jpharoahdoss

J. Pharoah Doss is a columnist for the New Pittsburgh Courier.