While organizers, bolstered by allies in the corporate media and governments in Democrat run areas, claim the lethal riots unfolding across America have come in response to police killings of unarmed black men, the nationwide upheaval has now surpassed – in just over one week – the number of unarmed blacks killed by police in all of 2019.
According to data compiled by The Washington Post, American police killed a total of 1,004 people in 2019. Of those, 371 were white, and 236 were black.
Of the 371 whites killed by police, 20 of them were unarmed at the time. Of the 236 blacks killed by police, 9-15 of them were unarmed, depending on definition.
At the current count, at least 17 people have lost their lives as a result of the nationwide riots, in which looting, savage beatings, and gunfire have become commonplace, with radical organizations like Antifa, which President Trump recently vowed to designate as a domestic terror organization, and Black Lives Matter leading the charge.
Among the dead is David Dorn, a retired St. Louis Police Captain with nearly 40 years of service who, at over 77 years of age, was shot dead on the streets of the city he once patrolled, protecting a friend’s pawn shop from looters.
After he was shot, Dorn died on a city sidewalk as onlookers live-streamed the event to Facebook, a pool of his own blood growing beneath him.
One young man streaming the event can be heard shouting words of encouragement to Dorn, begging him to ‘hang on’ until first responders arrive.
“For a TV? They killed this old man for some TVs?…c’mon, man, that’s somebody’s granddaddy.”
As video accounts of Dorn’s death went viral, a number of commentators on all ends of the political spectrum drew attention to the tragedy, leading Raheem Kassam to ask listeners “did the black life of David Dorn matter?” on Wednesday’s edition of War Room Pandemic.