Ben & Jerry’s Launches Huge Black Lives Matter Campaign

Ben & Jerry's ice cream company has announced their support for Black Lives Matter.

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has announced their support for Black Lives Matter.

Ben & Jerry’s Launches Huge Black Lives Matter Campaign

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company has declared their support of Black Lives Matter by launching a giant campaign of misinformation.

On Thursday, the Vermont-based ice cream company posted a giant Black Lives Matter logo on their Facebook page and website saying that “Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an option.”

In the corresponding statement, the company said, “It’s been hard to watch the list of unarmed Black Americans killed by law enforcement officers grow longer and longer.” 

Ben & Jerry’s tried to claim that they are not actually attacking police saying, “we believe that saying Black lives matter is not to say that the lives of those who serve in the law enforcement community don’t.” The company the proceeds to accuse law enforcement as a whole of systemic racism and harassing black people.

Explaining why Black Lives Matter, Ben & Jerry’s says, “They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us — white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity.” The humanity thieves are presumably the police.

The company’s Black Lives Matter campaign site cites numbers which are taken out of context or don’t even mean what the company claims they mean. Between the citations they throw in false information without citation, because the facts don’t support their statements.

Backlash of the post has been swift. Many customers are now pledging to boycott the company.

One Facebook commenter said, “As an Asian American, I see BLM being very similar to a domestic terrorist organization (disrupting others’ lives, threatening to kill non-blacks, etc.) Guess I will avoid Ben & Jerry’s for a while.”

Another declared, “I am officially boycotting the overpriced Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. I’m not giving a dime to any company that supports a racist hate group.”

Ben & Jerry’s has been on many police officers’ boycott list for quite some time. Co-founder Ben Cohen has been outspoken in his criticism of police and support for those who claim injustice. In 2015, he came out with t-shirts bearing the factually baseless phrase, “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”, which he encouraged franchise owners to sell from their stores.

And of course there is the reported financial contribution Cohen has made in the defense of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and his signing of a petition showing his support. When pressed by an angry clientele at the time, the company stated that Cohen’s support of the murderer was done as a “private citizen.”

Cohen had previously sold the ice cream company and was only in an adviser role with the company so many of us brushed off Cohen’s actions as not being representative of the company. Now Ben & Jerry’s has not only voiced support for Black Lives Matter, but has launched a campaign attack law enforcement.

Whether as “private citizens” or a major corporation, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has been a proponent of the Black Lives Matter “movement,” its ideology and its baseless, hateful, anti-police rhetoric. It’s no surprise that many citizens who support law enforcement have renewed their pledge to boycott this irresponsible company.

Please show your support for law enforcement and spread the word that Ben & Jerry’s does not deserve our business.

  • proudcarrier

    I love that they support the BLM, saying that BLM’s crazy statements are true and then trying to have their cake and eat it too by saying that their stance doesn’t mean that they don’t support the police. “We’re not attacking police, but just saying that the police are killing unarmed men simply for being black.” is severely twisted logic. I will no longer buy their over-priced product.

    • Jim Beam

      Ben and Jerry’s have tried to “sell” their liberal political views since their beginnings. Just go to their website and click on the “Values” tab and under that click on the “Issues We Care About” tab and you’ll see exactly who they are.

      Ben and Jerry’s is nothing more than Liberal Kool Aid.

      • Scooter Livingston

        No, it’s ice cream.

        • Nathan Durhing

          Over priced ice cream.

          • Scooter Livingston

            You pay more for good quality 🙂

          • I’ll buy something else, lots of choices, screw those misguided liberal turds.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Yeas…like Ben & Jerry are really going to be sad that supporters of Fascists are going to boycott.

            What are cops going to do next? Arrest/intimidate store owners who carry Ben & Jerry products?

          • Jim Beam

            Just look at the NFL trying to explain the drop in viewership. If enough people get together and hit these people in the pocket book they will eventually get the message.

          • gailannr

            Yeah the NFL says the reason for the loss of viewership is because of the elections! Ya right!

          • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

            I wonder what they will BLaMe it on after November.

          • stop crying

            clever

          • Scooter Livingston

            That reminds me…next time I go to a game, I’ll make sure to stay seated for the anthem.

          • nraendowment

            Target is getting the message and the NFL will soon. I’m not so sure about Ben and Jerry’s though – they’ve been bliss-ninnies from the beginning. We’ll see how they respond when their sales fall through the floor.

          • proudcarrier

            True, if half of Republicans stop or slow their intake of B&G’s ice cream. As far as Democrats, if you figure that many are on food stamps and half the rest are on diets that are high on salads, fish and quinoa but no processed sugar, they probably don’t have a high per capita consumption of ice cream. Other than binge ice cream eating, of course.

          • proudcarrier

            Yeah, they won’t miss my purchasing power, because I rarely buy anything from them already. I know how liberal they are and had stopped buying except for the very rare occasion, so my two pints a year or less won’t be noticeable as a drop. Supporters of fascists? No, Hillary supporters will be lapping this up. It’s the Democrats who are making big sodas et cetera, illegal.

          • Ryan Krogel

            You do realize that more people eat B&J Ice Cream than watch the NFL…… Football is only big in America…… Ice Cream is a Global Sensation……. /derp

    • Christopher Columbus Watkins I

      Youre extremely misinformed if you think theres a binary and you have to choose one. Extremely

      • proudcarrier

        There are only two presidential candidates that have a prayer of being elected. The next candidate will get fewer votes than the Democrats will get out of their dead voters alone.

    • clyde

      blm isnt attacking police theyre attackig discrimination and unjust practices in the workplace. cops have a bias, blm is the mirror that shows it and all they want is it to be fixed and the system to be civil and decent.

      • proudcarrier

        Shaun King might need a mirror himself :

        http://therightscoop.com/black-lives-matter-activist-shaun-king-revealed-to-be-a-fake-black-guy/

        That does throw a different slant on things. But I am fairly certain that 1.) You are honest and concerned about racial tensions. 2.) You are a caring person. 3.) You would not do the radical public attacks unless you happened to get carried away with a mob mentality of a crowd, and probably not even then.

        Race relations and violence are topics that need to be addressed and considered, but mobs blocking highways and rioting in cities don’t increase caring, but do increase anger. That is very counterproductive, isn’t it?

        • clyde

          Yes I agree the mob mentality doesnt work when anger is the frontrunner. But during the Civil Rights movement the reason why there was sympathy was because it was non violent protests so the viewer could gauge that the police are attacking people. Since BLM is fighting back, the cause theyre fighting for doesnt look well, like how if you get into a fight at school both kids are suspended no matter who starts the fight. Maybe Black Lives Matters didnt take into consideration that everyone is treated as children to police officers but it is disproportionately so in the black communities, like Black Lives Matters may come off as arrogant but its moreso a plea.

          • proudcarrier

            Good point and well stated. Another thing to consider, although this is just a tendency and not something easily quantifiable, is that many black parents want and encourage their children, especially the boys, to be a bit louder and more aggressive in social interactions. I didn’t see it clearly until my sister, who is a teacher in public schools, pointed it out to me. She is a huge, feminist and even knee jerk liberal, but she told some stories about parents at conferences. If a white couple it told that their little bundle of joy is talking and disrupting class, and being loud, they promise to talk to their child. The black parents are more apt to not see a problem, but see their child as good for being loud and drawing attention to themselves.

            This meshes with what you said, because the louder kids say things they may not mean, but are exaggerating. You know all the garbage about like “I’ll bust a cap in your a$$.” and such. Most don’t mean it, but when a large number get together it becomes a contest to see who can be the worst.

            What many people need to realize is that the decisions they make today and the actions they take can affect their entire lives. Those who choose to make fun of others that work at school end up flunking out or dropping out and then they may not be able to get a decent job years later. They then don’t consider it their problem, but blame someone else.

            An extreme example is Detroit. I heard a statistic that 47% of people over 18 are functionally illiterate, and that has to make it tough to interact in our modern society. What kind of a job can someone expect to get if they read and write at a second grade level? They can’t even fill out a job application. With a bad job, they have little money and that makes life tougher. It can also lead to being led through the entitlement system by social workers, instead of being independent. That in turn leads to being treated by others as children, just as the police do. I’ve known a few social workers and some had the attitude that they were the adults and their clients were children to be guided. I also think some gravitated to that job because they treated everyone that way.

            To improve race relations, everyone has to work on it. If one side tries to force the other side to agree by using violence, they are not going to win any disagreements.

  • NewWest 123

    The old owners put money up and defended the cop killer years ago… sounds like not much has changed! …. Never buy this putred ice cream.

  • “All lives do matter. But all lives will not matter until Black lives matter.” They thought they were being profound. Instead, they just said that all lives don’t matter. Since my life doesn’t matter to them, my money doesn’t go to them.

    • Rachel

      It’s really a shame because they do some good things as well, such as employing developmentally disabled youth in at least one of their bakeries, but supporting this madness is just low of them.

    • clyde

      they never asked for money to solve problems within the urban communities your jumping to that conclusion because you are takin on the role as an authority figure, and unless you are in congress you dont even really have the power to think like that, your power is in the voting booths of your state. the blm protestors, whom the majority is colored people, want fair practices from
      police officers, as in no stop & frisk which is still active and monitoring more prominently in urban communities even the “safer urban areas”

      • What is “more monitoring?” Are you saying that they want more police monitoring or more video monitoring. Which one will make Chicago safer? Chicago has had over 3,000 shootings in 2016. What exactly will make that community safer? No stop and frisk. Okay. What is your solution? How do you make a crime-ridden area safer?

        • clyde

          What will make them safer is more entrepreneurial seminars, the learning of wealth because these communties have only been handling money for so long, book stores opposed to liquor stores, etc. These communities need social reforms not policing especially not in a place where it isnt fair policing.

  • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    I really do not care. I stopped buying B&J’s years ago because of their SJW stance.

    • Scooter Livingston

      Good..just means there’s more for us to buy.

      Bet you stuff yourself at Chick Fil A too… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e4b175eee29962c29de8da3e0015857b7c58d5e1230009ce37b6ae087aac8360.jpg

      • Frank

        You can try to free him all you want but he’s dying a slow, painful death with minimal healthcare. Karma! And we both know your cheap Jew asss isn’t paying $5 for ice cream.

      • joeusa72

        burn in hell, slowly…

        • Scooter Livingston

          Is this my ex or her husband talking to me?

          • joeusa72

            Hey dindu, this is your parole officer talking to you.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Sorry..last time I was arrested was in ’77 at Seabrook 🙂

      • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

        Actually never have gone to Chick-Fil-A. I prefer cooking at home with my family.

        BTW, that piece of slime in your meme needs to be exterminated like all the rest of the rabid animal cop killers.

        • Scooter Livingston
          • catadawg

            Wait, he was a socialist….NAZI National Socialists…err, thats Hillary?!

          • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

            You are a special kind of delusional.

          • proudcarrier

            I just wish this particular delusion wasn’t as common as it is. I can understand people on welfare voting for Hillary, likewise the dead, who can’t object, and the knee jerk feminists who will vote for anything with a vagina and a “D” by their name, but anyone else?

            Actually, that is pretty much a list of their followers, if you just add in the brain dead MSM addicted who vote “D” because their parents and grandparents did and because they can only just read enough to vote the “D” straight party ticket. That’s why we need to get rid of straight ticket voting.

          • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

            The two party system, Super Delegates (D’s only) and Electoral College voting need to go. Combine that with ID voting and the system would be much more far. It would also cut down on voter fraud.

          • All American Chutzpah

            Looks like Bibi.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Trump and Netanyahu look alike?

            I hear VisionWorks is still running that special offer. You need to take advantage of it.

      • Johnathan Conran

        Chic-fil-a, mmmmmmmm

        • SirJamesSC

          Yep. Good stuff, good people.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Please..keep eating Chick Fil A. Your arteries will clog and your blood pressure will go sky high from that shyt they call “food.”

            I encourage all KKKonservatives to eat nothing but Chick Fil A 24/7/365

          • Bob Jonhson

            Just as we encourage all libtards to suckin’ Clinton’s c**t

          • Scooter Livingston

            Just like you KKKons suck Trump’s dick…

          • Johnathan Conran

            Haha, ya turd waffle, I don’t wanna do that. Also, I’ve never had ties to the kkk silly goose. You’re ignorant buddy.

          • Nathan Durhing

            I don’t think pu$$y is his thing.

          • SirJamesSC

            An occasional chicken sandwich never hurt anyone. And please get some lessons on spelling….your mixing of opposites is totally nonsensical.

      • Rachel

        I don’t even have a Chick-Fil-A anywhere near me. That’s probably a good thing because I tried it once while out of town, and loved it. I’d probably fall off my low carb wagon and get a case of Diabeeetus that Wilter Brimley would want to talk to me about.

        • Scooter Livingston

          Just one of any of their sandwiches exceeds the recommended daily sodium limit. That shyt is poison.

          • Rachel

            I’m sure. Anything that tastes good tends to be horrible for you. I’ve been doing that low carb thing going on eight years now, so I only pig out on junk during my cheat days. I appreciate good, greasy garbage as much as the next person, though.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Chick Fil A is horrible…both food-wise and policy-wise

          • Nathan Durhing

            Nah, their food is great, faggot.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Sorry, I’m Jewish…not a Catholic priest.

            But go ahead eat it and watch your blood pressure soar into the stratosphere while funding bigotry at the same time.

          • Nathan Durhing

            Go ahead and pay for over-priced ice cream to clog your arteries while funding Jewish leftists.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Better fellow Jewish leftists than KKKatholic racists….

          • Nathan Durhing

            At least I don’t eat ice cream containing the blood of baby goyim, Zionist schmeckel.

          • Scooter Livingston

            I’m not a Zionist. Israel doesn’t speak for me, schmuck.

            I know who this is is. Steve Hall…this the best you can do?

          • Nathan Durhing

            No it’s not fakakta. But sounds like I’d like him, if a putz like you doesn’t. Go put your head back up your tuches, you pisher.

          • Scooter Livingston

            You’re too stupid to be a fucking bigot, Hall. You can’t even spell “verkocte” correctly. Typical goysiche kopf. And Pam…hey she showed me her true anti-Semitic colors 31 years ago. You two POS deserve each other. Booth of you are a reason my wife left KKKatholicism at age 15.

          • Nathan Durhing

            No, she left so she could be a slut. She still is.

          • DarthYan

            please don’t throw the word goy around. I just know anti semites are going to cite that

          • Scooter Livingston

            They’re already anti-Semites. They expect it. After Pam and her husband, I can handle shitheads like Mr, Durhing (wouldn’t be surprised he he’s really Steve Hall…Pam’s husband).

            Wonder if he realizes that “Nathan” is a JEWISH name.

            What a schmuck.

          • Nathan Durhing

            You’re showing everyone here your – Jewish supremacist, better than everyone shtick. And yes, I’m sure your Catholic wife was afraid of big schlongs, you schmekel.

          • Scooter Livingston

            No..my Ex-Catholic wife isn’t afraid of my “schlong”.

            My KKKatholic ex-GF was the one who was frigid. She has no kids with her fellow KKKatholic racist husband, so I’m willing to bet she’s still frigid and he spends his time watching porn flicks….

          • Nathan Durhing

            Your dirty shiksa is still frigid, at least with your little one she doesn’t feel anything.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Your reading comprehension is non-existent.

            My EX…who is KKKatholic….is the frigid one.

            My WIFE…who is an EX-KKKatholic..is NOT frigid.

            BTW, my wife is a English teacher. I’m afraid you’d most likely flunk her class because of your poor comprehension skills.

          • Nathan Durhing

            Ohhh, you mean your slut shiksa, right schmekel?

          • Scooter Livingston

            Hardly.

            You must be talking about my ex-shiksa…who had a nasty habit of falling in love with any guy who showed interest in her.

            This is what a racist Irish/Portuguese anti-Semite looks like

            You can see the racism in her sneer.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2041db1573c077200454dccf4470ef8dd35059c9d629670ddddaffbbe0a00c2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4063be7dbaa3e59d76f2a929bf3f89dfe0220a0c4bb17842c422d4f391aa1b17.jpg

          • DarthYan

            those photos are available online right? Cause otherwise you could be accused of stalking

          • Scooter Livingston

            Yes they are.

            In fact. I was in one of them

          • John J Rouse

            I thought you said your wife is Jewish in another post. Can’t even keep,your lies straight.

      • Bob Jonhson

        I went there today, best chicken I had all week.

        • Scooter Livingston

          Good…keep eating there. You’ll just thin the fascist herd when you keel over.

          • Bob Jonhson

            Hey, at least I’m not a Clinton cu*t-licking sycophantic wanker like you.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Sorry…I don’t support conservatives like Clinton.

          • Bob Jonhson

            Sod off

          • Scooter Livingston

            Thanks for the reminder. I do have to put some new sod on my front lawn today….

  • Scooter Livingston
    • joeusa72
      • Scooter Livingston

        I don’t focus on a$$holes. I;m not gay. Are you?

        • joeusa72
          • Scooter Livingston

            Sorry, I’m not gay. My Irish EX_Catholic wife can verify that.

            You teatards slay me. Really….you do.

          • ChiefRocko

            Maybe that’s why she left?? lmao

          • Scooter Livingston

            No…she wised up at 15 and burned her parochial school uniform in her yard. When we married, she swore that none of our kids would ever see the inside of a church.

        • Edie Gayton

          Brilliant, I say just brilliant. So many facts to back up your hypothesis.

    • Frank

      Surprisingly the justice system knows all the animals killing each other, ruining neighborhoods, ruining lives, leaching off the welfare system with all their out of wedlock children. Truth hurts…

      • Scooter Livingston

        Hey Einstein…

        The laundry called. Your white sheet and hood are ready

        BTW…how’d the boycott against Rage Against The Machine and The Beastie Boys go? *lol*

        • ChiefRocko

          What are you doing about the black on black killing? Your broken judicial system as you call it isn’t even 1% of Black deaths? Put keep pushing the racial agenda…

    • Tan Stanton-Britton

      Yes yes yes yes and more yes.

      The problem with the blue lives matter b.s. is they just make themselves look like xenophobic bullies with a badge. While I like to believe that there has to be some American LEOs that are not depraved killing machines this group are doing wonders to prove my wish wrong.

      I’m not anti law enforcement when it is done equitably and within the law. This lot believe they are above it.

      • Scooter Livingston

        Some cops like to decide they are judge, jury and executioner…and not just against minorities. Witness how cops had a vendetta against Jim Morrison and other artists they deemed “unfit”

    • catadawg

      I hope you have a good cardiologist on your phone. That ice cream is poor shit. It probably killed about one million more blacks than the cops have #diabeticblacklivesmatter

      • Scooter Livingston

        I’ve already had a heart attack. I eat in moderation….

        …unlike this racist slob… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7885dd88a55f12949e6cd4ae71ad8d8495e0953f2ba83ce57a629c11ae97354.jpg

        • catadawg

          Please quote one racist comment. Someone has their hand up your ass, because you are a puppet. Incapable of any original thought. Drone on, Lemming.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Lardass has made quite a few racist comments over the years…

            “I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

            “You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”

            ” Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

            “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

            “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back (to an African American female caller).”

            “I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b371e3857ef924d2fcac93f636a0b61858d4a17204e5f12f60b3c619b6e802eb.jpg

          • catadawg

            Rush Limbaugh is a social commentary comedian, eliciting reaction through stereotyping. If you use these as examples then most black comedians are racists. He is an idiot who says outrageous things to get sensitive SJW types all worked up into a lather. And you know what? It pays well. Are there racists? Yep,always will be. Martin Luther King had us moving in the right direction. The Soros paid professional agitators seek to destroy that, because the progressives are disciples of the philosophy “there is great disorder under the heavens and the situation is excellent” and more recently “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. You see, this BLM movement is about as natural and organic as your beloved Ben and Jerrys, errrrr Unilever, Ice Cream. Ben and Jerry are sell outs to the corporate world.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Nice way to defend Lardass.

          • catadawg

            I defend anyone’s right to express themselves. If I don’t agree, I don’t listen. I’m not one of these SJW who gets all butt hurt and whines and gnashes their teeth. Difference between a libertarian (I really don’t care if it doesn’t effect me) and a libtard (OMG, how dare he say that!) You libtards are the Nazis. If I don’t believe in Ben and Jerry’s cardiac arrest paste stance o issues, I won’t buy their shit ice cream. If I don’t believe in taking a knee, I won’t watch the game. That’s how adults do it. Not chaining themselves to fences at Seabrook. How cliche.

    • Kev

      That moment you read the comments and realize some old, sad and angry dude has been trolling an article about ice cream for 2 whole days. *Prepares for generic ignorant insult response*

  • joeusa72

    ..

  • Kelly

    Bye Cherry Garcia –you are my favorite but cannot support this action
    taken by Ben & Jerry’s — What about Blue Lives Matter or better yet — ALL
    lives matter. The statistics on all LEO shootings are skewed to only emphasize
    one race — let the statics stand for themselves instead of letting the media
    pick and choose what they report –

    Here are five key statistics you need to know about cops killing blacks.

    1. Cops killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in
    2015. According to data compiled
    by The Washington Post, 50
    percent of the victims of fatal police shootings were white, while 26 percent
    were black. The majority of these victims had a gun or “were armed or
    otherwise threatening the officer with potentially lethal force,”
    according to Mac Donald in a speech at
    Hillsdale College.

    Some may argue that these statistics are evidence of racist
    treatment toward blacks, since whites consist of 62 percent of the
    population and blacks make up 13 percent of the population. But as Mac
    Donald writes in The
    Wall Street Journal, 2009 statistics from the Bureau of Justice
    Statistics reveal that blacks were charged with 62 percent of robberies, 57
    percent of murders and 45 percent of assaults in the 75 biggest counties in the
    country, despite only comprising roughly 15 percent of the population in
    these counties.

    “Such a concentration of criminal violence in minority
    communities means that officers will be disproportionately confronting armed
    and often resisting suspects in those communities, raising officers’ own risk
    of using lethal force,” writes MacDonald.

    MacDonald also pointed out in her Hillsdale speech that
    blacks “commit 75 percent of all shootings, 70 percent of all robberies,
    and 66 percent of all violent crime” in New York City, even though they
    consist of 23 percent of the city’s population.

    “The black violent crime rate would actually predict that
    more than 26 percent of police victims would be black,” MacDonald said.
    “Officer use of force will occur where the police interact most often with
    violent criminals, armed suspects, and those resisting arrest, and that is in
    black neighborhoods.”

    2. More
    whites and Hispanics die from police homicides than blacks. According
    to Mac Donald, 12 percent of white and Hispanic homicide deaths were due to
    police officers, while only four percent of black homicide deaths were the
    result of police officers.

    “If we’re going to have a ‘Lives Matter’ anti-police
    movement, it would be more appropriately named “White and Hispanic Lives
    Matter,'” said Mac Donald in her Hillsdale speech.

    Post’s data
    does show that unarmed black men are more likely to die by the gun of a
    cop than an unarmed white man…but this does not tell the whole story. In August
    2015, the ratio was seven-to-one of unarmed black men dying from police
    gunshots compared to unarmed white men; the ratio was six-to-one by
    the end of 2015. But Mac Donald points out in The Marshall Project that
    looking at the details of the actual incidents that occurred paints a different
    picture:

    The “unarmed” label is
    literally accurate, but it frequently fails to convey highly-charged policing
    situations. In a number of cases, if the victim ended up being unarmed, it was
    certainly not for lack of trying. At least five black victims had reportedly
    tried to grab the officer’s gun, or had been beating the cop with his own
    equipment. Some were shot from an accidental discharge triggered by their own
    assault on the officer. And two individuals included in the Post’s “unarmed
    black victims” category were struck by stray bullets aimed at someone else in
    justified cop shootings. If the victims were not the intended targets, then
    racism could have played no role in their deaths.

    In one of those unintended
    cases, an undercover cop from the New York Police Department was conducting a
    gun sting in Mount Vernon, just north of New York City. One of the gun
    traffickers jumped into the cop’s car, stuck a pistol to his head, grabbed
    $2,400 and fled. The officer gave chase and opened fire after the thief again
    pointed his gun at him. Two of the officer’s bullets accidentally hit a
    61-year-old bystander, killing him. That older man happened to be black, but
    his race had nothing to do with his tragic death. In the other collateral
    damage case, Virginia Beach, Virginia, officers approached a car parked at a
    convenience store that had a homicide suspect in the passenger seat. The
    suspect opened fire, sending a bullet through an officer’s shirt. The cops
    returned fire, killing their assailant as well as a woman in the driver’s seat.
    That woman entered the Post’s database without qualification as an “unarmed
    black victim” of police fire.

    Mac Donald examines a
    number of other instances, including unarmed black men in San Diego, CA and
    Prince George’s County, MD attempting to reach for a gun in a police officer’s
    holster. In the San Diego case, the unarmed black man actually “jumped the
    officer” and assaulted him, and the cop shot the man since he was
    “fearing for his life.” MacDonald also notes that there was an
    instance in 2015 where “three officers were killed with their own guns,
    which the suspects had wrestled from them.”

    4. Black
    and Hispanic police officers are more likely to fire a gun at blacks than white
    officers. This is according to a Department of Justice report
    in 2015 about the Philadelphia Police Department, and is further
    confirmed that by a study conducted University of Pennsylvania
    criminologist Greg Ridgeway in 2015 that determined black cops were 3.3
    times more likely to fire a gun than other cops at a crime scene.

    5. Blacks
    are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops. This is
    according to FBI data, which also found that 40 percent of cop killers are
    black. According to Mac Donald, the police officer is 18.5 times more
    likely to be killed by a black than a cop killing an unarmed black person.

    Despite the facts, the
    anti-police rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and their leftist sympathizers have
    resulted in what Mac Donald calls the “Ferguson Effect,” as murders
    have spiked by 17 percent among the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. as a result
    of cops being more reluctant to police neighborhoods out of fear of
    being labeled as racists. Additionally, there have been over twice as many cops
    victimized by fatal shootings in the first three months of 2016.

    Anti-police rhetoric has
    deadly consequences.

    P.S.

    Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith
    fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of the forthcoming “The War on
    Cops.”

    I’m going to go buy some Haagen Dazs now.

    • Scooter Livingston

      Cool….more Cherry Garcia for me 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

        I believe I speak for everyone on here, YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN PUT THAT CARTON OF CHERRY GARCIA YOU DISGUSTING TROLL!!!!

        • Scooter Livingston
          • Scooter Livingston

            Rodney King.

            Oscar Grant.

            Tamir Rice.

            Trayvon Martin.

          • Call Me Mom
          • Scooter Livingston

            You lost me the instant I saw it was that asshole Steven Crowder….

          • DarthYan

            walter scott. Eric Garner.

          • Call Me Mom

            Mr. Crowder addresses Eric Garner.

            The officer was indicted in the Walter Scott case.From the article:
            “The federal grand jury’s indictment charged Slager with deprivation of rights under the color of the law, use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and obstruction of justice.
            The deprivation of rights charge is a death penalty offense, but the federal prosecutor’s office has no interest in pursuing it, Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Klumb said.
            However, the death penalty designation allowed Slager to declare indigence, making him eligible for a court-appointed attorney. Those attorneys will be Andy Savage and Shaun Kent. Savage has already been representing Slager.
            Slager, who is white, already faces a state murder charge after being caught on video shooting Scott, a 50-year-old African-American father of four, in the back following a traffic stop.
            He fired eight times, hitting the unarmed Scott with five of those bullets.”
            http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/11/us/north-charleston-police-michael-slager-indicted-walter-scott-shooting/

            So, my question to you is: do you want justice or do you want revenge? Because it looks to me very much like justice is being served here.

          • DarthYan

            crowder doesn’t mention the medical examiner calling it homicide. The guy worked for the cops and called it excessive. The union head tried to downplay it.

            Garner’s crime was selling cigarettes. That’s the kinda shit you give someone a fine for. Crowder’s wrong; it was murder and Pantaleno should be thrown in jail or at least stripped of his pension.

            Slager was only indicted because thee was clear video showing that he murdered scott in cold blood. Up until then they covered for him. If santana hadn’t caught the video on tape they would have cheerfully covered up for slager. With Jason Van Dyke he lied about what happened (he claimed mcdonald was approaching when he was walking away; most of the shots were while he was on the ground.) and it took more than a year for him to get indicted. At BEST Van Dyke used excessive force. At worst he’s a cold blooded killer who deserves jail.

            At least one guy was shot while in handcuffs in the back.

            In general cops don’t like being held accountable (many in chicago still try to justify jon burge’s crimes (which possibly include knowingly allowing a mass murderer to go free while framing a grieving father for the crime); in ny the police ignore crystal clear proof they fucked up in the central park case and that they allowed matias reyes to rape more women.) The cops deserve a lot of the scorn they get; some cities are worse than others but in general it’s not a few bad apples. The entire crop is blighted (Why are cops who report abuses or bad behavior shunned?)

          • Call Me Mom

            I am not trying to justify bad behavior, I am simply saying don’t expect cops to be any more perfect than the rest of us. They see the world differently because their lives depend on it.
            That is why every police force has procedures and policies that need to be followed whenever deadly force is involved. IF you are unwilling to allow the process to be followed then you are not seeking justice, you are seeking revenge.

            When people engage in peaceful civil disobedience a la Martin Luther King Jr and Ghandi, that is admirable. When they go out and demonize an entire group of people over the assumed bad actions of a few and justify the murder of, violence to and theft from people who are innocent of any of those bad actions, they do not deserve support from anyone. There is a system in place to deal with bad officers and, by and large, it works very well. BLM supporters do not bother to wait and see if the use of deadly force was justified or even if the system is being used, oh no. They just hear a black person was killed by a cop last night or yesterday and start rioting and looting. Again, that does not sound like people who want justice, it sounds like people who want revenge and that doesn’t serve anyone.

            Two wrongs do not make a right.

          • DarthYan

            you kinda are though. The cops willingly hid slugger’s misconduct. The only reason they punished him i because Feidlin santana released his video. They would have let Slager get away with it otherwise. With Jason Van Dyke they buried the video for 13 months

            Are you high? The system sucks? Oftentimes an officer commits cold blooded murder and they’re let off with a slap on the wrist at best.

          • Call Me Mom

            No, I am not. Where have I said once that cops who display bad behavior should be given a pass? Nowhere. I take the rule of law very seriously.

            Law enforcement and the citizenry are to work in partnership. Law enforcement officers are not some outside military agency, they are our fellow citizens. Citizens have a duty to report criminal behavior by anyone, law enforcement included. They also have a duty to cooperate with law enforcement as much as they can. When an officer asks you to show your hands it is for the safety of everyone. You are supposed to know your rights and responsibilities and to be willing to put up with a few hours of inconvenience in questionable situations in order to see the rule of law supported. You are supposed to know that the officer is not psychic and give him/her the cooperation they need to be safe in their job. This used to be taught in civics classes.

            What you are saying is that ALL police are bad because a few out of the thousands who do protect and serve, and should be equally blamed for the actions of those few.

            Oftentimes an officer commits cold blooded murder? I don’t agree. The huge majority of citizen/law enforcement interactions are reasonable and lawful. And, if a community has any officer that gets a slap on the wrist for “cold blooded murder”, then they need to get off their butts and start working to fix that. And that is not fixed by looting/beating and killing innocent people. It is not fixed by burning down businesses. It is not fixed by marching in the streets calling for the death of all law enforcement officers. That behavior is shameful and illegal and should be punished.

            It is accomplished by working through the system, addressing training and understanding on both sides, reviewing hiring practices filing complaints and following up on those complaints as necessary until the problem is resolved. As I said before, police officers do not see the world the same way ordinary people do and that is because they cannot afford that luxury. They are not psychic to know which people are just jerks and which ones are impaired in some way and which ones are just lying in order to get enough time and distance to allow them to attack the officers or other people.

            If the system sucks, then it is the job of the citizens to change it. That’s how this nation is supposed to work. We get to have a say. There is a process for changing the system. It does not work overnight and it should not. Real life is not a television show – 30 minutes and everything is wrapped up neat and tidy. Real life is messy and nuanced.

            We do not have police officers because the neighbor is a jerk whose tree drops leaves on our lawn and won’t rake them – we are supposed to have enough intestinal fortitude to deal with that sort of thing ourselves. We have police officers because some people are really bad people. And quite frankly, seeing BLM protesters chanting “what do we want – dead cops, when do we want them – now” speaks volumes about which side those people are on, and it isn’t the side of civilization. Follow that up with the rioting and looting, the racist beating of white people because they are white, the calls to “go to the suburbs and burn that s**t down”, the murder of those 5 officers in Dallas. These are not the good guys.

            I have had this discussion to death elsewhere and I am tired of it. If you want to really help out the situation, go down to your local precinct and ask to go on a ride-along. Get to know your fellow citizens in law enforcement and see what they face on a daily basis.

          • DarthYan

            all too often that’s a blatant falsehood; Slager’s fellows were all too willing to let him get away with murder until the video was released to the public, making it impossible. Otherwise they would have let him get away with it. I’ve cited many examples of cops who have committed murders or blatant violations. All too often cops think themselves above the citizens and take offense at being criticized. I cited an article by a black cop; usually cops tend to treat black people (criminal or not) like garbage. Blue lives matter is a joke because in general cops think blacks are subhuman animals

            Yeah there are jackasses in the movement. But you’re living in a dream world if you think cops will take critique. They often violently reject it. Too this day many cops in chicago try to justify the torture jon burge inflicted on people.

            I get cops have a thankless job; but many ARE racist bastards who are all to happy to murder blacks

          • DarthYan

            another incident; in the same neighborhood as trayvon the son of a high ranking officer beat up a homeless man. The cops covered for him till video showed him beating the tar out of the man without provocation. Cops protect their own even when their own are cold blooded murderers

          • Call Me Mom

            No, they stick together because they understand what the general public seems to be in denial about – that bad guys exist.
            That said, even your own comment says ‘until the video showed what happened’. If one of your co-workers in a stressful job was accused of something and they denied it, wouldn’t you support them until you had solid evidence that they were lying? I thought that, in America, people are held to be innocent until proven guilty. Are you saying that the same standard should not apply to those in law enforcement?

          • DarthYan

            except the cops BURIED the video intentionally because the kid was the son of a high ranking officer. HE wasn’t a cop. The media got it by chance and as such the police weren’t being accountable. Of those two jackasses who boasted they pulled over blacks one was allowed to transfer to another precinct when he should have been barred from EVER working in law enforcement.

            It’s protect and SERVE. Cops think they have carte blanche

            http://www.vox.com/2015/5/28/8661977/race-police-officer

            Michael Brelo fired 137 shots at Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams and took the time to reload. Neither were armed. This was cold blooded murder and Brelo was acquitted anyway.

            Henry Davis was beaten by officers….and than fined for bleeding on the officers uniform.

            Joe Crystal was treated like garbage for reporting officers who beat up a man in handcuffs.

            Black and hispanic officers have been the victim of profiling when out of uniform

            So no. BLM wants accountability. They understand that all too often the police who commit cold blooded murder are protected by their fellows. The cops have done a fine enough job demonizing themselves.

            Honestly, any cop who uses needlessly excessive force and kills someone should be stripped of their pension. That’ll teach them not to be trigger happy.

          • DarthYan

            crowder’s a god damned idiot. In a just world he’d be laughed out of the street

          • proud_native

            Wow Scooter … you will believe anything those old white guys tell you to believe. Welcome back to slavery! Only THIS time you volunteered to serve your liberal massahs!!!

          • DarthYan

            No he believes what logic says.

          • Xact710

            Yeah along with every white life that died for your freedom to sit here and say what you’re saying. I will not say black lives matter until you show me the matter make a difference stop contributing to hate. At that point I stand beside you.

          • BobFromDistrict9

            Did you ever say all lives matter before some started saying Black Lives Matter?

            If black lives only matter if it meets your conditions you don’t believe black lives matter.

          • DarthYan

            we’ll do that when you acknowledge lacks are equal and that cops shouldn’t

        • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

          Funny how you went right to a gay response when I never mentioned exactly where you could put it. However, just so you know I was referring to shoving down your throat to shut you up. But, now I believe one is just like the other to you. You apparently do not care what hole it goes in. Very telling about your true self.

          • Scooter Livingston

            Try to shut me up. Please do.

            You KKKons are against free speech if it’s not from Whites.

      • proud_native

        Not once everyone calls the health department on them

        • Scooter Livingston

          On what grounds?

      • Kelly

        You can have it all:)

        • Scooter Livingston

          Fine by me 🙂

    • catadawg

      Oh, stop with the facts, they anger and confuse me! Oh, by the way, BLM is funded by George Soros to create civil unrest, hopefully to the point where we can declare martial law, suspend elections and have the UN peace keepers come in. #globalrulematters!!!

      • Michelle Phillips Maher

        Dude, if u can’t take the truth, shut up. Facts are just that, FACTS.

        • catadawg

          Michelle, I was being sarcastic and implying that the social warriors are the ones that melt down when presented with facts. Worst subjects for liberals: History and statistics.

          • BobFromDistrict9

            See my reply above and learn about statistics.

        • BobFromDistrict9

          Catadawg below expresses his contempt for you. Well deserved if that’s the best you can do.

      • Chris Mckay

        Soros has not given me or non profit any money. I support BLM for the problem is real and half the cure to any problem is admitting it. You all that deny it exist need to reexamine your thoughts wh real facts

        • GrumpyCat

          So which problem is real? The problem where “all cops are out to kill black people” or the problem “all black people are gangsters and thugs out to kill everyone else”? Neither statement is true but a lot of people think it is. My brother in law is a black cop so is he part of black lives matter or blue lives matter? and why should he be a part of either group when all lives matter and we as a human race just need to strive to better people all around.

          • Chris Mckay

            Both are real problems and both should be talked about how about that? There are many groups that have been around for years working in inner city violence but now we have police who are are not qualified to deal with many mentally ill or drug addicted folks from lack of funding and cutting social programs which has now made it so many cops act out of “fear” and end up using violence, lack of proper training as I said is also another problem

        • catadawg

          According to Breitbart (Aug 16) soros has donated $650000, according to a hacked email
          I realize that their validity, as any blog sight is, is questionable, but that is not the first report of Soros subversive activity, as he was also liked to the occupy movement.

          • Chris Mckay

            So do you bitch about the Koch Brithers donating to protestors also ? Been telling folks for a while, like you that your government is stolen or sold to higher bidder. You know this to be true, so if they bought the government who owns the police? Not the people and that is why they have become more brutal according to FBI report. Society violence down except police being violent which is up in our society.

            Cops are the problem

          • catadawg

            Did you know, that according to statistics, we are in the least violent period in our history. Shocked me, learned this at a seminar about positive thought
            Due to the 24 hour news cycle, everything is magnified
            Billionaires should not be allowed to Trump the will of the majority and while we have unrest we are unable to focus on the more important issues. Number 1 in my book: quality of education.

          • catadawg

            And actually,is the problem cops or lack of common courtesy (on both sides) and basic human decency
            I researched Koch brother donations. So, what offends you? Donations to hospitals or Nova on PBS?

          • Chris Mckay

            Well if they kinda disrespected many activist and community organizers along with unconstitutional tactics such as stop and frisk should they not be the one that initiate the change of attitude first seeing they are the public see any. I bet if they did this we could move forward on this. As I stated SDPD refuses to sit down and discuss issues with me or non profit I am cofounder of

          • catadawg

            I agree with you on alot of your points. I just don’t like the fact that many of these protests have turned violent and been over run by opportunists. What are your solutions to the problem? I as an older white male would be the first suspect in any sex crime against a Minor. Should I blame the police being suspicious of me or get mad at the monsters who make me avsuspect?

          • Chris Mckay

            Both

    • gailannr

      Never “been” to a Ben and jury’s (Jerry’s) and never will be. And that’s always “been” a big ok for me! Down with Ben and Jerry’s!!!!!

    • BobFromDistrict9

      I’ll go over this in more detail. Your first set of stats is the giveaway.

      Whites commit about 65% of serious crimes according to the DOJ Criminal Victimization in the US reports, blacks about 23%.

      Selecting out a specific group of counties tilts the stats.

      Try this, give the stats for the suburbs in those counties and see what they show.

      • Kelly

        The suburbs are not the issue here just the selected demographic to which is the area of focus. Statistics need to be drilled down to reveal the true matter at hand.

    • DarthYan

      except that many of the times the cops ARE racist murderers. Michael Slager is the norm.

      • Kelly

        Please stand by your comment and NEVER call the police for help at any point in your or your families future Darth.

    • Chris Mckay

      They don’t care you stopped buying it and in most likely reality you have no will power of morals so you will purchase again

      • Kelly

        You are speaking of yourself here as you do not know me nor will you ever.
        Keep lighting up.

        • Chris Mckay

          Yeah typical response for someone who wants to avoids reality.
          Hope you have no children to teach fallacy language flaws to. Your morals and values basically suck.

          • Kelly

            You are obviously a Trump supporter and I pity you and your lack luster response. Crawl back under your rock troll.

          • Chris Mckay

            Trump supporter? Nope but not a Clinton supporter either, both those candidates want to militarize our police force. Bad direction for USA. Might as well call is Nazi America of any more rights are stripped and any more power give to police to brutalize us

        • Chris Mckay

          You most likely are trailer trashy that could not afford good icecream to begin with

  • MyOpinionsareJustThat

    Guess my favorite Ice Cream is off the table. I will switch to something else until they realize that as a company they should shut their mouths about issues. You are a business NOT A PERSON so your opinion as a company matters not. Shut up and make ice cream.

    • Samuel Patterson

      That’s ridiculous. Businesses have every right to convey the opinions of the owners of that business. Are you trying to scrap their freedom of speech? You’re clearly not a real American.

      • MyOpinionsareJustThat

        Can’t tell if that is sarcasm or real…
        If you are being real then:
        The owner can speak their mind sure – but the business needs to just be that, a store people patronize. a business should be neutral to all ideas and just put out a product. Freedom of speech also includes my freedom to tell them they are wrong – and that is an idea that is CLEARLY lost in todays SJW world.
        My AR-15 ownership should make it abundantly clear that I am a real American.

        If being sarcastic then cheers!

      • ChiefRocko

        As an American he has every right to not support a business with his money. Freedom of choice, see how that works 😉

        • catadawg

          It worked out great for Target.

      • Rachel

        They have freedom of speech, but consumers have freedom of their wallets.

        • Mark Hermanson

          exactly

        • proudcarrier

          Hagen Daaz makes good ice cream, although not in as many different flavors as B&J. Made by a nice Jewish guy in NJ, who has the smarts to call it by a vaguely Scandinavian sounding name to avoid any stigma of coming from NJ, and he is not allergic to making money, either, without making political statements.

          Now I can be attacked for being Zionist, anti-New Jersey and capitalistic. Fine.

      • catadawg

        You mean the same way that the baker that wouldn’t bake a cake had freedom of speech? Liberal hypocrisy. You can say anything you want as long as I agree with it.

      • Ralph Priest

        Crazy Cohen does, in fact, have a right to his opinion, as do we all. We will voice ours by boycotting his over priced,fattening ice cream. That’s how it works.

        • Scooter Livingston

          Yeah…your fascist boycotts have really worked.

          Ice T plays a cop on TV thanks to the publicity you gave him over “Cop Killer” *lol*

      • danimal09752

        No one is trying to take their freedom of speech. Freedom of speech isn’t free though. It has consequences. They can say whatever they like to say. And based on some things they say, we can choose not to buy their products. Funny that you take the stance you do though. Had the same company come out and said they support the KKK, I’d imagine you’d be raising holy hell and insisting on a boycott….

        • proudcarrier

          Maybe not, since Hillary and that former Grand Klegel of the KKK were quite tight. They campaigned for each other.

      • Nathan Durhing

        Nah. Just their over priced ice cream.

      • ishamine

        All well and good, especially when that business conveys an opinion you agree with. But what if a company openly supported an issue or had an opinion you felt strongly against? Would you still feel that company had a right to impose its belief upon you, the consumer? Probably not. It is never good business to offend your customers, that’s why most keep their opinions to themselves. B&J took a position and so have a lot of their former patrons. It’s as simple as that.

        • proudcarrier

          Ben & Jerry are not imposing their belief on me, because I have opinions that are based on principles that are stronger than my affection for their ice cream. It takes more than a pint of over-priced ice cream to change my mind. They have the right to their opinion, the right to say it and the right to lose what little business I have given them the last several years. It’s their decision.

  • Don’t get me wrong I like their ice cream, that being said I’ll never buy another pint as long as I live.

    • Samuel Patterson

      Because they support a movement that seeks to provide equal and fair treatment to black people? You need to sort your priorities out.

      • No you need to get reality straight, black lives matter is based on a lie, more white people are shot by police. Enough With the nonsesnse.

        • ishamine

          Forget about reason and facts. You cannot argue with these pod people. Best just to smile and nod and they’ll go away.

      • David

        Equal or fair treatment of black people? Yet they didn’t say a word about the whites killed and there are twice as many of them. Dr King is rolling in his grave over these fools. He fought to end segregation and they are segregating themselves.

      • It’s a bowel movement based on lies.

  • Samuel Patterson

    Why do you all take such offence at this? Are you really all so insecure that if someone says “black lives matter” that you immediately have to shout “So does mine!!”?

    Your life matters, okay? So do the lives of the fucking idiots who run this website. But until black people are treated equally and fairly by the law, then we’ll just take your life mattering for granted until we sort out the problem.

    • Rachel

      White people get shot all the time for fighting with police, so I don’t understand what isn’t equal here. Five were shot the same day as Mr Scott was in NC, but you don’t see anyone looting a store for it. Why would anyone? Those five white men were criminals, and not people anyone is going to rush out and defend.

      • Tan Stanton-Britton

        Because innocent people of colour just quietly going about their day are being shot for no reason. How often have white care workers bee shot for tending to their client. How many white fathers sat reading a book in their car waiting for their kids to finish school have been shot. How many white people sat on their ownporch have been roughed up. How many white teenahe girls have been beaten and Maced after having a road accident?

        • Rachel

          If you believe police just randomly walk up to people and shoot them for zero reason at all…I don’t think you’ve looked very closely at each incident. The Black care worker who was shot was an accidental shooting, and unfortunate. Happily, he lived, and has forgiven the officer who did not mean to shoot him. Mr Scott had a gun, not a book…so that’s a blatant falsehood, and the gentleman on the porch was not shot let alone killed, so he can have his day in court if he feels he was wrongly treated. No “Innocent’ people are shot unless by accident. Look objectively at each video and you’ll quickly see a pattern of reaching, not complying, physically resisting..pulling a weapon..cops don’t want to shoot anyone. Even if they were heartless monsters, do you think they want to be suspended and investigated? Deal with media backlash, death threats and so on?

          • Scooter Livingston

            Look up a cop named Robert Torsney.

          • jhk

            Shut up.. you have to be a pain Clinton troll, because you are just attempting to instigate!

          • Scooter Livingston

            Translation: Too fucking lazy to look up those names.

          • Tan Stanton-Britton

            Accidental shootings? So the gun discharged itself. There is no such thing as a accidental shooting when the gun is aimed and fired. There is footage of the chief in the case of the care worker stating they should have shot the man he was looking after. The shooter said he did not know why he fired the gun. That kind of idiocy should not be carrying a gun or a badge.

            If I accidentally shot a person I would be arrested. Police are not above the law.

            The number of accidental shootings if that is the ridiculous term you wish to use is beyond any reasonable percentage of “shots fired”
            The constitution which America is so fond of gives the right to trial by jury, not by police officer.

            The problem is they discharge their weapons and nothing is happening, paid leave for killing a person is ludicrous. Without the badge a person, should they survive the encounter with the police would be behind bars pending trial, they certainly don’t get paid leave for it.

            With a constitutional right to trial by jury the victims innocence or guilt is irrelevant. I have watched countless footage of cops up and down the states shooting people, strangling the, pouncing on them in groups, disproportionate to any alleged crime or the level of resistance. I don’t condone criminal activity, whether civilian or LEO, but they are still human. I don’t care if the cadaver started the say stealing, or selling illegal tobacco, or has a tail light out, none of these crimes are death penalty crimes.

            Gun ownership is part of the culture in the states. You defend the 2nd to the hilt, in fact I’m so bored of theach gun conversation with my American friends it is untrue. However if you insist on the right to bear arms, a non criminal in possession of a licenceday firearm should not be shot for having it in a holster, or glove box or where ever. Unless it is aimed at the officer or the public it is not reasonable to shoot that person, it makes a mockery of the law.

            Nor do I accept black on black crime rates as an excuse to shoot anyone with dark skin. The police are supposed to serve and protect. It isn’t murderers that are getting shot (which I do not condone, again the trial by jury).

            I have heard from the mouths of serving American Law Enforcement Officers about the trigger happy, any excuse to shoot a Black Man attitude rampant across America. Descent honest officers of all races disgusted by the actions of their colleges.

            Here are 18 separate academic and industry studies proving racial bias. While I accept vanity fair is a strange place to look for this information, each and every study is hyperlinked to credible well sourced studies.

            http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/07/data-police-racial-bias

          • proudcarrier

            You sound like a nice person, but still deluded and only listen to the facts you want to. If Black Lives really Mattered, they would be upset by the blacks lives that are ended by gang and rug shootings at a much higher rate than police shootings, and the very much higher rate of killing black babies that is the legal, but immoral, practice of abortion. Try reading this article with the realization that Margaret Sanger is one of Hillary’s heroes and role models:

            http://liveaction.org/blog/myth-vs-reality-planned-parenthood-and-black-genocide/

          • Tan Stanton-Britton

            Do you not comprehend that to be killed by a criminal is horrific, but to be killed by the people paid to and sworn to protect you is beyond a tragedy. Decent law abiding black people DO care about every death. The fact that the argument of black on black crime is irrelevant to police racial bias, profiling and brutality, does not diminish the horrors of violent crime and gang shooting, it is simply a different subject.

            As a white woman I can contact the police in the knowledge that they will (eventually, where I live) come to my aid. Black people do not feel this way. They do not feel it because police attending crisis calls from black people make terrible life ending judgements.

            The problem will not go away until it is recognised and accepted. There are plenty of LEOs that know this and speak up on it.

            You people choose to twist the BLM agenda, you choose not to understand their aims and while you ask for all police not to be judged by the corrupt officers, you see a black person aggressive at a protest and automatically believe they are true BLM. That is hypocritical. You fail consistently to recognise the political and social implications of 5 centuries of oppression and dehumanisation has on a society. While there is racism and white supremacy there will always be elements of that oppressed community that will become the people the stereotypes dictate, it is like institutionalisation on a giant scale. They may be more visible but they are not the majority.

            Additionally it seems that Law Enforcement are woefully ill equipped to deal with mental illness and crisis resolution. The firearm should be the last resort not the go to. Why carry mace and tazers if you jump to firearms first. Why are officers that tamper with body cams not better reprimanded. Why do you people deny the clear evidence of body and dash cams to you own narratives. Why do LEOs reach for guns when dealing with a solo unarmed black assailant but can take down a white man on a shooting spree with non lethal force. I’m damned sure which situation I would be more fearful for my life in.

        • Dave W

          Tan, you seem sincere. So that means you really believe police everywhere are shooting people of color who are just going about their day. Do most of your friends believe this, too?

          Rachel, in another reply, went through specifics of cases, and I agree with her. And I hope you think about this more clearly. Do you realize the ramifications if you are mistaken, and if your narrative is vastly overblown? The damage you would be causing?

          You might think that we’re just trying to excuse police behavior, or we’re in some kind of denial, or we’re racist, but in reality I’m disturbed by these distortions because it is leading to the unwarranted fear of being shot that is experienced by people of color. Hey, there’s definitely a history of disrespect, which was part of all America. But to think it continues today and is manifested in cops wantonly shooting people of color for the heck of it, is really imagination run wild.

          I’m trying to tamp down these wild fears out of concern for people of color. They don’t need to be so stressed. You maybe don’t realize you end up contributing to the needless stress and fear experienced by people of color.

        • jhk

          You have honestly NOT been keeping up with the investigations… it was not a book, it was a gun… he even had a ankle holster. If he did not have a gun, then why did he need the holster? Do some honest research, with open eyes, then come back and discuss this like an adult, without the FALSE allegations!

          • Tan Stanton-Britton

            I’ve done plenty of research on the subject from all kinds of sources. The footage of Scott’s shooting showed he had no gun in any kind of threatening manner. All the information I have seen states clearly he did not have one, but of he did or did not have one in a holster or his vehicle is irrelevant since you trigger happy Americans insist on the 2nd. He certainly was not brandishing a gun, there was no gun other than that in the hands of the police in the immediate vicinity of his corpse. It was caught on film. However gun ownership is not a crime.

        • PKBitchGirl

          How many 12 year old white kids are shot dead because a someone called the police and said they’re playing outside with a gun which they’re pretty sure is a toy?

    • Tan Stanton-Britton

      Agreed

    • catadawg

      Please give one example of institutional or governmental injustice towards blacks, just one. On the day the “gentlemen” in Charlotte (released footage showed him to be armed) five whites were shot and killed. The white response? Good, there goes some bottom feeders! The white population doesn’t act like a bunch of spoiled children when law enforcement does their jobs.

    • jimhenry

      They are targeted by the law because they are always breaking the law. It’s an easy arrest.

      • Rachel

        Sad, but the numbers would indicate you are correct.

      • PKBitchGirl

        So Tamir Rice was breaking the law?

        • Scooter Livingston

          Of course he was..and even if he wasn’t when he got killed, just his name alone alone guaranteed he’d soon be a Blood/Crip. All that patriotic cop was doing was preventing a future crime!!!!

          (yes…you CAN expect some assclowns here to believe this)

        • jimhenry

          I wasn’t there but I was speaking in general. TRUTH is TRUTH

    • Michelle Phillips Maher

      And what about how my LEO is treated?? Hmmm?? Any comment on that??

    • Thank you Samuel!! ???????????? I love Ben and Jerry for what they’re doing..now it’s time for me to get a hold of some of their ice cream! #BLM

  • Dave W

    I just sent this to Ben & Jerrys on their website contact page:

    Hi. This is from a longtime liberal who has always been concerned about racial issues. This latest round on race relations that centers on the police is profoundly misguided and exaggerated, however. I know you are well-meaning. Maybe this analogy can pierce your armor: I could put together a series of videos that show Tom Brady throwing interception after interception. I could find a million people who don’t follow football and show them these videos. I could easily convince all of them that Tom Brady is the worst quarterback ever. That’s what’s happening with these “damning” police videos and all the millions of people who don’t follow police work. Understand? (And furthermore, these interceptions might not even be his fault. But it wouldn’t matter to the millions who now know how bad he is.)

  • Darryl

    So long as i live I will never eat Ben and Jerry’s again. I’m still baffled that despite all of the evidence debunking institutional racism against blacks by the police, despite all of the DOJ reports exonerating and almost always SUPPORTING the officer’s actions, people are still supporting BLM. It’s insane. I stand with the police. Forever and always!

  • ChiefRocko

    What about Black on Black crime? What is BLM doing about that? Since that is the majority of it. FBI Crime Statistics for 2013, total blacks killed 2491, amount killed by another black 2265. Amount killed by whites…189. Amount of whites killed last year, 3005, amount killed by black 409. In conclusion.. The percentage of whites killed by blacks is HIGHER than blacks killed by whites.

    Source: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex_of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls

    • Tan Stanton-Britton

      So because there is crime know a community it is okay for police to murder innocent people, to injure people doing nothing more than going about their job? This argument is irrelevant, the Constitution says people have the right to fair trial by jury. It doest not have a clause saying black people not included.

  • BPD

    Another reason for me to NEVER buy their ice cram again.

  • Elwood

    Screw Ben & Jerry’s

  • duder1897

    What about all the unarmed white people that are killed by black people?

  • pop_one

    FTP!!

  • Diavolos

    Black people die less from police. And black people commit practically 2/3 of the crimes in USA.

    “Choosing to be silent in the face of such injustice is not an option”… motherfuckers you are blind!

    • Scooter Livingston

      Sounds like you studied at the Jesse Helms School Of Race Relations…

  • deprivedfed

    I am just staying out of everything and hoping they take their selves out! The BLM group has killed more of their own Blacks than the whites or Police have! We will take count later!

  • Bob Eaton

    I have never bought Bent and Jerk’s ice cream or tasted it. Probably never will now.

  • EyemNotFree

    I am a victim of police abuse. I do not support the police state. BLM is a hate group like all abrahamic cults

  • heavyw8t

    And that’s the end of them for me. Anybody who supports a racist terrorist group who randomly pulls people out of cars and kills them to protest cops shooting criminals who point guns at them….. nope. Boycott them. The police have not shot people “simply for being black”. In every case the police believed they were in clear and present danger. Finding out a gun is a toy 3 hours later does not make the police guilty. How about if people, ALL people, stop breaking the law?

  • Bob Jonhson

    Black lives do indeed matter, but then again, I’m just a guy who sells grape soda and fried chicken.

  • jakebraekesnow

    B&G must not care about the 500 black Chicago customers who will never have “Cherry Garcia” because they are dead — shot by blacks. #BlacksShootingBlacks

    I guess they are the “expendables”. Black lives count only when there is a cop shooting.

  • jakebraekesnow

    New flavor for the boys:

    Lie Berry — tastes like sh*t and made of not a bit of truth.

  • Ralph Priest

    Ben Cohen, you delusional pot head, you have lost our business for good this time.

    • Rachel

      I’m sure another brand has good cherry ice cream. Baskin Robbins maybe?

  • Jerry Unwin

    This sucks!! I loved Cherry Garcia!! Whats in the freezer will be the last. No more Ben and Jerry for me.

  • Patye

    I will no longer by from a company that supports a terriost racist group. Shame on Ben n Jerry.

  • Bill Kelley

    My family has been in Vermont for 7 generations- a hell of a lot longer then these flatlanders. I have eaten my last pint of their ice cream. They’ve done some stupid shit over the years, and I did support their campaign against Pillsbury years ago, but this is the last straw

  • YetiRider

    You whiny cry babies Boycott all you like, Ben n Jerry’s is gonna be just fine without you.

    • jhk

      Yea, like Target is?

    • Exactly. They mad for what? ????????????

  • Teresa Shilling Melton

    BLM is a terrorist SUPER PREDATOR group that blocks roads and beats up white people. I will spread the word to BOYCOTT

  • Knightsniper

    NEVER bought their crappy product…NEVER will. Saw through their lefty BS since day one…. Typical lefty dirtbags..

  • bobbyggg

    Actually, there are better brands out there and they are less expensive. Haven’t had their product in years and now that I know they support a terrorist organization, I’ll never buy it.

  • tbroadway

    Well never eating that ice cream again…

  • G W

    B & J obviously want to go out of business.

  • johno

    Dear Ben & Jerrys thank you for the heads up Supporting BLM Because I WILL NO LONGER BE SUPPORTING YOUR BRAND.

  • Call Me Mom

    You should support Martin Luther King’s protests or Ghandi’s protests. Those were peaceful protests where the other side became violent. You do not support any group that sanctions marching in the streets yelling “what do we want? dead cops. When do we want them? now.”
    And you certainly do not support any movement that inspires violence and looting in it’s participants and then does not condemn that violence and looting.
    Just shameful.

  • Christopher Columbus Watkins I

    Police should be boycotting other police who give the force a bad name by committing such attrocities. Anyone boycotting a company for saying “We dont like how authority abuses its power by KILLING UNARMED PEOPLE” should rethink the way they see things. Black Lives Matter has never been anti police or a racist group, this is a completely misinformed statement. They stand for one thing and one thing only, the preservation of black lives which the police force since THE INCEPTION OF AMERICA has implied they dont matter with consistent abuse of powrr snd injustice towards people of color. So black lives matter is sinply saying “we matter. Though you kill us like we dont. We do matter.” Stop putting words in the mouths of protestors. Its not ONLYblack lives matter. Its not black lives matter AND POLICE LIVES DONT… its only black lives matter. Inform yourself people. To say black lives matter isnt to stand against police. Its to stand against injustice. Police boycotting Ben & Jerrys for this just makes them look very bad. As if they arent denying the racism within the insititution. Smh. Wake up people.

  • nraendowment

    I’m in on a boycott. Let them learn about supporting SJW nonsense/BLM thuggery the Target way – through their wallets.

    I’ll miss Pistachio Pistachio.

  • Tam Zech

    Ben and Jerry say it perfectly. “All lives do matter, but all lives won’t matter until black lives matter too.”

  • Henry Walker

    B&J thank you for standing up for your fellow Americans

  • Courtney Curvez Bell

    I really don’t know what is wrong with you nay sayers…. BLM is not Anti anything or anyone other than injustice. Why can’t you understand that…. it’s not anti all good police officers it’s against the unfair treatment from a few bad officers. It’s very clear.. If all lives truly mattered then this conversation would not be needed however for hundreds of years this country has repeatedly shown that NOT All lives matter especially those of ppl of color….

  • A P Montague

    Racist much here? When you say “blue lives matter” are you saying that ONLY police lives matter, or that, they as a group have been targeted and that people need to be aware of what they are going through? If the first, then you must be one yourself or don’t care about your own life. If it’s the second, then you know damn well what the point of BLM is and are choosing to ignore it in favor of racist hate speech and fear mongering. At no point has BLM, as a group, advocated violence or lawless behavior and advocates PEACEFUL PROTEST…. which is SUPPOSED to be one of our Constitutional Rights, or do those only apply to white people? Yes, there have been some people who engaged in behavior not condoned by the group. Does that automatically make the entire group guilty? If so, then do we, as people of color get to hold all whites guilty for the actions of people associated with KKK, Aryan Nations and other cowardly hate groups? #NativeLivesMatterToo

  • Pamelita243

    Maybe Ben and Jerry employees and the anti-police management should actually educate themselves before they support racist organizations and their false narratives. Like, maybe hand out free ice cream? And how about they do that in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago…on a Friday night and see for themselves what law enforcement faces every day. Yeah, didn’t think so. How nice to feel so safe and insulated in upscale Vermont and judge without actual knowledge.

  • stop crying

    Can’t support a company that supports terrorism. Better hope BLM buys your product.

  • Gio

    If we stopped buying stuff because we don’t agree with the views of the people behind the product may have… we’d be left with very little.

    (hopefully prices will drop… more tasty ice cream for me)

  • Dhiramum

    I guess I’m going to have to get some lactaid so I can make up for those of you that will no longer buy Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream! Yummy! #blacklivesmatter

  • tessaprn

    I sure did like Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.

  • proud_native

    Boycotting Ben & Jerry’s … try supporting criminals without MY money.

  • Emanuel Stamathis

    Won’t eat that racist ice cream anymore!!!
    Bye bye to my fav vanilla Heath bar crunch! GFY!

    • Chris Mckay

      How is it racist?
      You decide to boycott those standing up and bringing attention to a problem. Strange logic you have

      • Emanuel Stamathis

        Problem says you and Ben and Jerry, no statistics to back up your made up problem. No logic in subjective opinions.

        • Chris Mckay

          So explain the prison numbers and why disproportionate ?

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            Let’s see, 2/3 of black youth grow up without a father in their life and let’s guess what percentage of blacks make up the prison population? Approximately 2/3’s. Don’t ask a question to someone who knows the answer.

          • Chris Mckay

            http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/07/death-in-black-and-white/.
            You answer is propaganda and not truth. Try again

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            Look it up yourself but I know liberal fools don’t like facts that don’t adhere to their subjective agenda.

          • Chris Mckay

            I post link with facts and you spread more propaganda. No kids I hope. Your to stupid to be a parent

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            Here you go idiot, from politifact, CNN and Don Lemin, all extremely liberal media
            http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jul/29/don-lemon/cnns-don-lemon-says-more-72-percent-african-americ/

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            So I guess the reason there is a disproportionate amount of blacks in prison is because “Day Innocent” wow, that makes you one of the following:
            A)you’re a moron
            B)you’re a criminal
            C)all of the above
            I’m going with C douchebag

          • Chris Mckay

            Also you uneducated ignorant fuck I am not a liberal and if I knew where to find your racist ass I would show you that I am not a liberal with a good ass whooping like your daddy should had done more to you to teach you respect

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            Sure your not and I don’t respect anyone who talks bad about our law enforcement officers like a fucking convict so why would I respect you? I’m 55, raised two kids, 6’2 265 lbs that’s says you are a chicken shit pussy behind a keypad. If you ever in NW Georgia, look me up and I’ll show you who’s your daddy! Until then, Gfy

          • Chris Mckay

            NW Georgia. So your kinda inbred, I get it now.
            Cops have arrested me falsely twice and made me good money (taxpayers funded) so if these are the fine law enforcement you speak of. I plan on making more money from them real soon again. Taxpayers money. But like Trump I am smart I don’t pay taxes I only collect tax money

          • Emanuel Stamathis

            I’m from Baltimore Mr Ghetto fab, and that’s that what all criminals say!

  • Chris Mckay

    It is about time corporations started discussing the problem of police abusing their authority

  • Chris Mckay

    Wow lots of uniformed confused folks here if they actually think there is not a problem in our county, why are prisons so full with no white people? White people dont break the law? Is that what you really think? If that is true. Wow you are so illogical and need to read a book or have a book read to you. Turn off your Tv

  • Englush

    Here is some free advice: fire whoever writes your copy. It. Is. Terrible. No one will take you serious if your copy is littered with grammatical errors and misspelled words.

  • GrumpyCat

    I can not support anyone taking sides in this, be it “blacks lives matter” or “blue lives matter”. Groups like these just serve to build a wall and separate themselves from everyone else. The truth is ALL LIVES MATTER and if the people of both BLM groups don’t see that then they are the ones who are the problem.

  • melvin boyce

    I can do without their overpriced product.

    • Chris Mckay

      Missing out on great flavor and good taste

  • Jim Strathmeyer

    > Between the citations they throw in false information without citation, because the facts don’t support their statements.

    Gee when has that ever happened to us. In an important context. When our lives were on the line??

  • Chris Mckay

    This is just more evidence that is being ignored by many in society. There is a problem with police brutality and the way police interact with the community.
    Like any problem admitting it is half the battle

  • TL Stokes

    I will not boycott Ben and Jerry’s. I will however boycott anything else that promotes racial dissension or social oppression.

  • Syndy

    ALL Lives Matter. I am Hispanic and I find this movement offensive. I am a minority as well, but America is stuck in a dichotomy of Black and White. Hispanics face similar injustices, but they are ignored.
    Additionally, America is stuck with the Black and Blue dichotomy- Blacks and Cops. The issue is class. White Americans are treated the same in low income communities. Low income communities have high levels of crime and lower levels of education. As Americans, we need to focus on pushing education and programs to help the youth get out of these communities, eliminate the gangs, drugs and guns, and assist those that are too impoverished to leave. Nothing is as simple as it seems.
    The police officers want to go home to their families, but are faced with strangers with unknown intentions. They are human like everyone else-some make bad decisions.