The 2020 Democratic Party Platform contains an alarming statement.
It is unacceptable that millions of people in our country have good reason to fear they may lose their lives in a routine traffic stop, or while standing on a street corner, or while playing with a toy in a public park.
The inference is that black people are not safe with police on the street.
This assertion is so caustic and bombastic that our editorial team at Law Officer would like you to hear a response from Jason Whitlock, a black sports journalist who has a depth of understanding worth listening to.
Tucker Carlson asked Whitlock if the belief is rooted in reality.
“Fear is a mechanism, a tool for control,” Whitlock responded. “And the Democratic Party, the mainstream media are using fear to control people, and to control African-Americans in particular. You cannot function properly if you live in irrational fear. … Fear is the friend of evil.”
Whitlock went on to challenge the platform as well as Michelle Obama for repeating the talking points by saying, “What black communities have they actually lived in?”
The sports journalist says, “The stats, the facts, the evidence, don’t back up this irrational fear.” He goes on to explain how this fear goes into people who “make really bad decision.”
Whitlock calls the Democratic message, “irresponsible.”
Carlson asks, “What kind of a scar does this leave on the country if you keep saying things like this?”
“The number one thing you can do to prevent someone from reaching their potential is convince them that they can’t,” Whitlock responds. “And convince them that the whole country is rigged against them. Therefore, why even try.”
By giving someone an excuse is how you “guarantee failure,” according to him.
Whitlock continues by explaining what drove him to success in his profession, and how family values were a driving force. “Attitude controls outcome,…” he said.
“I’m sorry, it’s just pure evil,” Whitlock said, referring to the Democratic propaganda.
Law Officer could not agree with him more. We’ve called these philosophies and ideologies evil, but it has an amplified effect when said by someone with Whitlock’s background and life experience.
“It’s borderline satanic,” he says, “if you really have an understanding of religious faith.”
“It’s sickening to me … to see a major political party pump this message into the black community is really disheartening for me.”
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Whitlock is a sportswriter who’s previously hosted sports talk shows on ESPN and Fox Sports. He is currently co-owner and writer for Outkick the Coverage.
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Law Officer appreciates Whitlock’s voice of reason on this volatile topic in America today. We can only imagine the grief he’s experienced by speaking out against these destructive ideologies. As a result, we encourage our readers to look at his work at outkick.com when reading sports journalism.
Jim McNeff is the managing editor of Law Officer and founder of Badge 145, a ministry geared toward helping police officers and their families.
Jim worked in military and civilian law enforcement for thirty-one years. While in the USAF he flew as a crewmember aboard the National Emergency Airborne Command Post—a presidential support detail. Following his military service, he served for twenty-eight years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California where he retired as a lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the prestigious Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the IACP course, Leadership in Police Organizations.
In addition to being a Medal of Valor recipient, Jim has authored three books: The Spirit behind Badge 145, Justice Revealed, and Jurisdiction.