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Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Observations You Won't Find
In The New York Times

June 19, 2020 --

From Jason L. Riley, in his column in The Wall Street Journal, June 17:   "Most black people know that George Floyd is no more representative of blacks than Derek Chauvin is of police officers.  They know that the frequency of black encounters with law enforcement has far more to do with black crime rates than with racially biased policing.

They know that young black men have far more to fear from their peers than from the cops.  And they know that the rioters are opportunists, not revolutionaries."

Mr. Riley concludes, "Unsafe neighborhoods retard upward mobility and poorly policed neighborhoods are less safe. A conversation that doesn't acknowledge that reality is hardly worth having."