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Legendary retired boxer Mike Tyson allegedly posted a controversial tweet amid the ongoing George Floyd riots arguing that riots across the country would be nonstop if “white people rioted every time a black man killed them.”
BizPac Review has been unable to verify the authenticity of the tweet since it was immediately removed. The only proof of the tweet are screenshots posted by non-verified Twitter users. Yet, the message got some attention.
See examples below:
This @MikeTyson tweet was deleted or he deleted it (which I doubt). It’s not an excuse for what that pos cop did, it just proves how media can manipulate truth and perception… these #s are despite blacks and hispanics being a fraction of the population. pic.twitter.com/MG5Y5JpqAT
— Joel Barros (@Joelbarros75) May 30, 2020
(Now Deleted) Mike Tyson tweet pic.twitter.com/mlALbhv6EM
— Eric Demamp (@ericdemamp) May 29, 2020
This was to the core profound. Learning of this i jumped on twitter and followed you with intentions of liking and retweeting .
I don’t have hardly any followers but i still felt a strong need to do this .
Problem is , i can’t find it . pic.twitter.com/Jz2HhdfDtr
— Chris Caldwell (@ChrisCa45886074) May 30, 2020
While it’s unclear whether the tweet screenshot is legitimate, it has sparked a debate over whether the point contained within it is valid.
On one hand, interracial killings involving black suspects and white victims appear to occur at a rate double and sometimes triple that of white-on-black killings, though white-on-white and black-on-black killings still outnumber both by legions.
“FBI data show that while 500 black-on-white killings and 229 white-on-black killings were reported in 2015, 2,574 homicides were committed by whites against other whites, and 2,380 by blacks against blacks,” the International Business Times reported in 2016.
It’s certainly inexplicable that black-on-white murders would outnumber white-on-black murders given that the United States contains far more whites than blacks.
The statistics pertaining to interracial violent crime incidents, in general, are even more striking, with blacks having committed nearly 550,000 crimes on whites in 2018, and whites having committed only about 60,000 crimes on blacks.
In fact, according to the data, blacks appear to commit more interracial crime than any other race, with their most common targets being Asians.
Because of political correctness, however, even pointing out such basic facts places one at the risk of being demonized as a “racist” or “white supremacist.”
Yet facts are facts …
And because of Tyson’s alleged willingness to point out a controversial yet indisputable fact, he’s winning praise from some.
@MikeTyson is completely right.
— Bebe Reid (@TrustGod7733) May 30, 2020
— Nurse tRuthE (@nurse_for_truth) May 30, 2020
Mike Tyson telling the truth. He had to delete his tweet, cuz you know the tolerant left. pic.twitter.com/VZioE6RhKd
— Brian⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Cloud1Bk) May 29, 2020
@MikeTyson Dear Mike, It wasn’t a bad take. You are a good man. I can never know what you have been through but man it has made you into one of the humans we need most right now. Thank you for being you.
— GrowingUpFischler (@FlyingFischlers) May 29, 2020
I love @MikeTyson . He is a true warrior. Every time I’ve spoken with him, he has great knowledge like this to pass on. Speak the truth Iron Mike. Got your back.
— Charlie Echo (@theFieldPA) May 30, 2020
— #Dizzology🇺🇸 (@TalkMMA) May 29, 2020
It is sad when a black man have to avoid speaking up for the fear of being rejected by his own race and libertards,for telling the truth.
Well,its 21st century..not even the Iron is what it used to be.@MikeTyson https://t.co/DXoWfNDy3C
— Римтутитуки (@RimtuTiRimtu) May 30, 2020
But it’s also a fact that George Floyd’s killing wasn’t a standard act of white-on-black act violence but rather one committed by the state, i.e., by taxpayer-funded police.
This complicates Tyson’s alleged argument because achieving justice against a police perpetrator tends to be more difficult than achieving justice against a citizen. Part of the problem is an interest by high-profile lawmakers to protect cops.
Lawmakers such as potential vice presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobucher, who in her younger days served as the attorney for Hennepin County, the same county where Floyd was killed last week.
“Between 1999 and 2007, Klobuchar, the state’s then top prosecutor, declined to press charges against more than a dozen officers accused of killing civilians,” The Guardian reported Thursday.
And one of those officers happened to be the same one accused of killing Floyd.
Yet even here, there’s a notable discrepancy, as data shows that cops are far more likely to kill white suspects than black suspects.
“In absolute numbers, more white people than black people are killed in police shootings,” even the left-wing fact-checker Snopes admits.
But to be fair, white people outnumber black people, and when you factor in population differences, it turns out “black Americans are several times more likely to be killed in police shootings than white Americans are,” according to Snopes.
The left thinks this discrepancy exists because of racism. According to a study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” last year, it exists because of behavior.
“It turns out that white officers are no more likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot black civilians. It is a racial group’s rate of violent crime that determines police shootings, not the race of the officer,” National Review reported at the time.
“The more frequently officers encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater the chance that members of that racial group will be shot by a police officer. In fact, if there is a bias in police shootings after crime rates are taken into account, it is against white civilians, the study found.”
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