Confidence in Police among Black People Soars as BLM Begins to Lose Influence
Just 19 percent of black Americans had “a great deal” of confidence in police in 2020
Black Americans now have more confidence in the police than in 2020 when Marxist group Black Lives Matter was waging its influence following the death of George Floyd.
A Gallup poll found just 19 percent of black Americans had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement in 2020.
But the figure has surged to 27 percent, the poll revealed.
The survey was conducted from June 1 to July 5 among 1,381 adults, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
Out of those surveyed, fifty-one percent said they had confidence in law enforcement, which was up from 48 percent last year.
American's confidence in police in 2019 amounted to fifty-three percent.
Confidence among white adults came in at 56 percent, which has not changed from last year.
Both black and white Americans’ confidence in the police averaged 30 percent between 2014 and 2019, Gallup noted.
In this year's poll, the difference was 29 percent.
49 percent of Hispanic Americans expressed confidence in the police, the polls showed.
Democratic consultant George Arzt of New York City said the recent crime wave has altered attitudes.
“It is happening around the country and here in New York: Crime and violence have spiked. There are a lot of shootings,” he said.
“I think that suddenly the pendulum has shifted from the cries of ‘defund the police’ to ‘wait a minute — we’ve got to have more and better policing."
"We’ve got to have more police in the street and in the subway. We’ve got to stop this crime,'” he said.
The confidence in the police is far greater than the criminal justice system as a whole, Gallup found.
According to a report from the New York Times earlier this year, Black Lives Matter (BLM) support took a nosedive as crime became more rampant in big cities.
Support - and profits - for the organization, which openly promotes Marxism, soared after the death of George Floyd in 2020.
But it has now fallen back to levels last seen in 2019, the Times reported.
From NYT: 'Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last?' The answer is no. 'The data...contradicts the idea that the country underwent a racial reckoning.' https://t.co/GL2wY9BsB5 pic.twitter.com/hlTK2xMMB3— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 22, 2021