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If You Read a Single Article on Chauvin’s Case, It Should Be This One by Ben Shapiro

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Since the death of George Floyd, our esteemed media, as well as their Democratic allies, have suggested that Floyd’s alleged murder is representative of broader American white supremacy, that Floyd’s experience with law enforcement is indicative of how American police pose an existential threat to black Americans.

They have offered no evidence for this proposition. Not a shred of evidence has been presented to suggest that former police officer Derek Chauvin’s actions the day of Floyd’s death were motivated by race. Not a shred of evidence has been presented to suggest that black Americans live at threat of extermination from whites people or police officers.

As of 2013, according to Reuters, a black person’s chances of being murdered by a white person were 5 in 1 million, and according to a Washington Post database of police shootings, as of 2019, a black person’s chances of being shot by the police while unarmed were approximately 3 in 10 million.

But facts don’t matter when you’re pressing forward a narrative.

Now that Chauvin is on trial for Floyd’s murder, the facts will once again become secondary to the narrative.

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California said that police reform is dependent on Chauvin’s conviction: “If there was ever a case that you can just not argue, it is this one. This trial has got to come out the right way, and we have to deliver.”

Floyd family lawyer Benjamin Crump said, “Today starts a landmark trial that will be a referendum on how far America has come in its quest for equality and justice for all.”

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