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Despite what the media continues to try and force feed Americans in regards to racial tensions with law enforcement, a new poll shows that most Black Americans want to maintain or even increase police presence in their neighborhoods.
This is a far cry from the fringe voices being given platforms by the media, such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The Gallop poll released Wednesday shows that 81% of the African-American community want police to retain their local presence.
Fox News has more:
When asked if they wanted the police to spend more time, the same amount of time or less time in their neighborhoods, 61% of Black adults surveyed prefer the presence remain the same. The finding is similar to U.S. adults at 67% and White Americans, of which 71% preferred authorities spend the same amount of time in their area.
Around 20% of Black people polled said they would like to see an increased police presence compared to 19% of respondents who favor the police spend less time in their area. Asian Americans were more likely to want less police presence in their neighborhoods with 28%, according to the findings.
The web survey was conducted between June 23 and July 6 by the Gallup Center on Black Voices as protests continued to rage across the country against police brutality and racial injustice. Amid the demonstrations, calls have intensified to slash police department budgets and hold bad officers and police unions accountable.
Despite the findings that Black Americans are comfortable with the overall police presence where they live, their perceptions of how they are treated during police interactions differed. Only one in five feel confident they will be treated with courtesy and respect, compared to 24% of Asian Americans and 56% of White people.
"This could either stem from Black Americans' own negative experiences with the police or from their familiarity with people who have had negative encounters with law enforcement," the poll said. "It's not so much the volume of interactions Black Americans have with the police that troubles them or differentiates them from other racial groups, but rather the quality of those interactions."
This a huge discrepancy when you look at media coverage.
The radical wing of the democratic party has become the loudest, and is dictating the direction of the party due to weak leadership.
On top of that, the bloodthirsty media is circling the waters in hopes of sinking their teeth into anything that makes the Trump administration look bad.
The Washington Examiner with more:
The American public as a whole supports the policing status quo, with 67% of U.S. adults responding in favor of current policing, including 71% of white people.
Despite wanting the police to remain in their neighborhoods, fewer than 1 in 5 black people polled feel “very confident” that the police will treat them with respect.
The poll comes as prominent Democratic politicians and media figures are calling for the disbanding or defunding of police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Large cities across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, are slashing police budgets, while Minneapolis is moving to disband the police department.
Defunding the police has become an issue in the 2020 presidential race as President Trump has voiced his opposition to defunding the police several times, while former Vice President Joe Biden has said he supports “redirecting” some police funds.
The poll was based on a web study completed by 36,463 U.S. adults and has a margin of error of 1.4 percentage points.
There is a certain level of fear and mistrust right now to be certain, but pushing the narrative that black Americans overwhelmingly want to defund or abolish the police is both dangerous and false.
All Americans need to work together to come up with a viable solution to police-racial relations, without villifying an entire group.