Are the Police Racist?


What’s up guys? This is Will Witt with PragerU. Today, we’re on Venice Beach talking to people about the police and if they’re racist. Let’s do it. What are you guys thoughts on the police? In what sense? The first words that come to mind. – Pigs.
– I was gonna say pigs. I don’t trust them. Brutality. I think they can be a bit aggressive. So you guys think the police are racist? Oh, 100%. I’m just on Twitter all the time and on Twitter, I see lots of videos of them being racist so that’s just- That must mean they’re racist. I’ve been incarcerated, you know before and I’ve been beat down by the police. You know what I mean? My color skintone has gotten me away from things but I’m Mexican. You know when I speak Spanish, they actually like, you know stick their guns out. There’s a lot of institutionalized racism. People are being persecuted wrongly for things that… you know, they shouldn’t be persecuted for it. Just frankly, it’s too much. We already know at the end of the day if they- if… the KKK members took off their hood. A lot of them are police officers. A lot of them are people in power. So that’s the real word that we’ve be living in since day one. There’s a lot of racial profiling and bias that just comes with the job is kind of the excuse all the time, and I don’t think it’s fair or right. There’s so many times with kids just playing, you know playing basketball, and the police pulls a gun on a kid like come on. I don’t think they’re racist as a whole. I mean, there are probably racists mixed in. I mean, people are flawed I mean, there’s sure to be some in there but as a whole… I don’t think so. I think it’s a select few that have ruined it for everybody. Their race shouldn’t determine how much of a criminal they are; their actions determine that. Does the fact that African Americans in general commit more crimes than than white people change your mind on that at all? You can have stats on something but it doesn’t change the fact that every single person is an individual. I was reading this thing: it said whites and Hispanics are more likely to be shot by the cops and black people are. Police officers are 18 times more likely to be killed by a black man than a black man is to be killed by a police officer. Actually blacks are shot less than white people on average by the police. They found when they put police in more communities – more police in communities – actually the crime rate goes down in these places when they put more police in. I’ve seen that. The stats also would say that African Americans are treated much worse by the police for the same crimes that white people do. Unless you can point out a certain person or like policy that’s racist, it’s kind of just telling people, “oh you can’t succeed because the institution is racist and there’s nothing you can do about it”. You know what I mean? So instead we should look at like an individual person say, “oh that person’s racist”, “that cop is racist.” – Yeah, I think they’re good cops and bad cops.
– Yeah, it’s like they’re good people and bad people. It’ll be sure excited to say that you know, label a whole group – an institutional group of people – as one thing. You know, I think it’s- I mean, it becomes a question about you know, the character of the individual. They’re arresting that guy over there. It’s racist.

65 thoughts on “Are the Police Racist?

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  2. The United States of America is out of control police military government all have corruption in them you can either live with it or move somewhere else where it is even worse!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=_==_=

  3. (Please Copy And Paste This And Comment It On Every Racist Police Video!)Im 13 years old and ive been racially profile many times! The first time was at a gas station I was 7! My mom had to explain the concept of racisim which had hurt my heart. Everybody will say a lot on the news and say how they will give more money to the police training but nobody has done anything for the past 60 years! We dont need this world of police! Maybe if there was no crime there would be no cops! Without cops there would be no extreme racism, Without extreme racism there would be a good world, with a good world there would be NO CRIME!! And The Cycle Continues!!! Keep It Going Everyone Please! You Guys Should Copy And Paste This And Put It On Every Racist Video On The Internet! Lets Spread The message That Police Need Better Training!! We On The Internet Can Stop Racism In A Heartbeat! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

  4. (Please Copy And Paste This And Comment It On Every Racist Police Video!)Im 13 years old and ive been racially profile many times! The first time was at a gas station I was 7! My mom had to explain the concept of racisim which had hurt my heart. Everybody will say a lot on the news and say how they will give more money to the police training but nobody has done anything for the past 60 years! We dont need this world of police! Maybe if there was no crime there would be no cops! Without cops there would be no extreme racism, Without extreme racism there would be a good world, with a good world there would be NO CRIME!! And The Cycle Continues!!! Keep It Going Everyone Please! You Guys Should Copy And Paste This And Put It On Every Racist Video On The Internet! Lets Spread The message That Police Need Better Training!! We On The Internet Can Stop Racism In A Heartbeat! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

  5. (Please Copy And Paste This And Comment It On Every Racist Police Video!)Im 13 years old and ive been racially profile many times! The first time was at a gas station I was 7! My mom had to explain the concept of racisim which had hurt my heart. Everybody will say a lot on the news and say how they will give more money to the police training but nobody has done anything for the past 60 years! We dont need this world of police! Maybe if there was no crime there would be no cops! Without cops there would be no extreme racism, Without extreme racism there would be a good world, with a good world there would be NO CRIME!! And The Cycle Continues!!! Keep It Going Everyone Please! You Guys Should Copy And Paste This And Put It On Every Racist Video On The Internet! Lets Spread The message That Police Need Better Training!! We On The Internet Can Stop Racism In A Heartbeat! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

  6. (Please Copy And Paste This And Comment It On Every Racist Police Video!)Im 13 years old and ive been racially profile many times! The first time was at a gas station I was 7! My mom had to explain the concept of racisim which had hurt my heart. Everybody will say a lot on the news and say how they will give more money to the police training but nobody has done anything for the past 60 years! We dont need this world of police! Maybe if there was no crime there would be no cops! Without cops there would be no extreme racism, Without extreme racism there would be a good world, with a good world there would be NO CRIME!! And The Cycle Continues!!! Keep It Going Everyone Please! You Guys Should Copy And Paste This And Put It On Every Racist Video On The Internet! Lets Spread The message That Police Need Better Training!! We On The Internet Can Stop Racism In A Heartbeat! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

  7. Some cops are racist, but most are not. So let's judge them as individuals, not as a institution.

  8. The are bad cops and coward cops that don't do anything about the bad ones.

  9. Pretty soon their won’t be many cops. Than what are we going to do? Who’s going to protect and serve? Stop pushing hate towards ALL cops. The left is so sad!

  10. Black realtor and client wrongly accused of break-in during home showing, win lawsuit.

  11. Stat #1, Stat #2, Stat #3: Therefore, PragerU has proven there point………………….LLLLIIIIEEEESSSSSSS. This video is completely one-sided and does not do a good job at proving there claim that cops are "not racist."

  12. The first number you call when a crime is committed on you is the police. The police are not racist. Criminals need a reason to hate good law enforcement officers.

  13. Interesting how many people living in a DNC zone /state feel they are living under a racist regime. NEWS FLASH—– Vote Republican next time so it can get fixed. Dam they really have peoples brains scrambled pretty good out there in Hollyweird Land. This folks is why you stay away from Drugs, Jeffeey Epstein, Google, and the Democratic party.

  14. I've never had a cop "stick their guns out" at me for speaking Spanish.

  15. There's no denying that police forces across America have serious institutional racism problems. Some have more serious problems than others.

    Police in the US are a very long way from a prime example of what police should be like.

  16. I don't think cops are racist, but most of them are assholes. Doesn't matter what colour you are, they like to power trip.

  17. "I've been incarcerated" oh poor little thing. And I bet you were walking your doggy and enjoying some yummy ice cream, right?

  18. the police are racist because they don't cross the thin blue line and punish racist within their ranks

  19. The problems of police and the citizens their trying to protect are numerous. Nasty gangs, mostly of minorities, get good cops nervous and fearful which leads to poor judgement and bad decisions on the policeman's part. Bad cops do exist, just as do bad electricians, teachers, ministers, politicians, and so on, and a bad cop can really spoil the whole thing for his fellow good cops. I've known many law enforcement officers in my life and 90 % have been top notch people. The bad ones I've met have been really bad, I think they were bullied little kids that carried a terrible chip and were out to make everyone on Earth pay for their misery. The bad cops would be terrible people in any field, but chose police work to have the power over potentially much stronger individuals. Those bad ones really spoil the whole barrel, it's awful, but true.

  20. Why do the news cover every nearly every single police shooting what about the 324,000 Thousand Blacks Killed by Blacks In Only 35 Years yes that is correct 324,000 blacks have been killed by other blacks where is the media on that but no no that goes against the narrative that only police kill blacks the media is intentionally misguiding people into believing that’s the police are out to get black people. people need to wake up.

  21. walls are racist, stats are racist, I even heard a comedian say a guy's boots were racist (cowboy boots), it's so silly that people are still acting like klansmen and neo-nazis are the real threat in America today (Omar said white men are..like most lefties say) when they're nearly extinct and gangs are such a much larger real threat, I mean do you actually lock your house and car doors because you fear a white supremacist getting in? anyway I'm "white" and the reality is people that dress and act like criminals will draw attention, go drive a white ford truck without any modded exhaust or giant flashy wheels or trunk rattling sound system while wearing a tucked in polo shirt and doing the speed limit to beethoven and you probably won't be fkd with unless cruising down a backroad and a game warden wants to check if you're killing deer out of season, act responsible or better yet responsible and boring and predictable and you'll be a ghost to the police, just ask yourself "If I'm a cop and I'm looking for law breakers, then what am I looking for?", you know what you're looking for and it's not the guy with his shirt tucked into his dockers, no large baggy clothing possibly concealing a weapon or drugs or stolen good, it's the guy that refuses to fit in and play by the rules, rebellious people, hell if you dress like an off-duty cop do you think you'll get noticed? you think cops like to dress like the people they arrest? if you stick out like a sore thumb then you probably are, if the whitest person you know walks around with a black hoodie over his head with hands in pockets while wearing shades….he's just as suspicious as a black person doing the same, if he says "hey I ain't gotta do what you say, pig", do you think white privilege will save him? if a white guy wants to drive around in a flashy blacked out caddy then how likely is it that he doesn't smoke weed? do you really think he's a heart surgeon just on his way to pick his son up from soccer practice? you think it's just his style? that's possible, but how likely? maybe his tint is too dark, maybe his old car's tail light is out, maybe his stereo is too loud…all these things bring unwanted attention, when you beg for attention you get everyone's attention, cops included, and some cops are assholes, they're not robots, they have bad days, they have their safety to worry about, stop putting yourselves in that position, when you're young you try to play by your own rules, but rules are rules and they're not changing for you no matter how dumb they seem, it's a game of cat and mouse, play the game! a lion looks for the most vulnerable animal in the herd, the one that sticks out draws its attention, I'm the last person to call the cops for help but I also try to not put myself in the situation where I need them, the less I have to speak to them the better, there's no telling what kind of law I'm breaking or what threat I might accidentally pose to a man with a gun on his tool belt, but anyway if cops are of all colors then how the hell could all cops be racist? that's like how they say ice and border patrol are racist when many of them are hispanic!

  22. So let's call out Will Witt really fast. Did he say black people commit more crimes than white people? How is that not a lie? Sorry but white people commit the majority of all crimes except three, murder, robbery and gambling. That's according to FBI stats. Percentage wise when compared to population percentage, blacks commit more murder per capita but not more crimes overall. Sorry but FBI table 43 (2017 stats) state white people commit 68.9% of all crimes reported. Hell, white people commit almost 90% of all white collar crimes but don't let facts get in your way. I just wanted to point that out since Will was lying "in general". Here is my source.
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/table-43

  23. These people want police to be the only ones with guns, too. Figure that one out.

  24. Funny, the mexican guy's skin tone is pretty much the same as Will's.

  25. Just as folks assume that ALL Police Officers and ALL Border Patrol Agents are Caucasian when in fact 50% of Border Patrol Agents are Hispanic and many, I dont the stats, but many Police Officers are Negroes, so when a black Cop shoots a white bad guy, is he also racist, when a Hispanic Border Patrol Agent arrests a guy from Guatemala because he forced himself across the US/Mexico Border is that Border Agent a racist?. So is it only white folks that can be racist because every other Race in the World are just perfect people who cant possibly be racist, because if you think that then you really need to get and about some more.

  26. As a police officer, I can tell you this…. your STUPIDITY is what attracts police attention, not your skin color or the color of your sports car!!

  27. When people are caught for a crime and they have to be detained with force and people pay attention to how they were treated and not why they were treated that way becomes a problem in itself don't forget those people being deatined regardless off race are treated as criminals.

  28. Blacks in the US commit more homicide than every other demographic COMBINED, and both Blacks and Hispanics commit disproprtionately levels of violent crime towards Non-Hispanic Whites. Despite these verifiable statistical facts, Non-Hispanic Whites are shot and killed by police far more than any other demographic in the country.

  29. Dude, I watched two of your videos and man you‘re really not the brightest kid out there. Racism is yelled at police because it is a public institution which ought to protect your rights, so even a single instance of racist occurrence should be taken very seriously by the police. Because they generally do not do that, a stereotypical image has emerged about the police institution as the outrage is huge. In other words the police should have the LEAST racist people in their force, as racism obstructs and corrupts their very task.

  30. These people are half right. Cops can be racist and often discriminate against all poor people. I'd say at least 10% of cops are bullies, unconstitutional, racist or hate poor people, or all of the above.

  31. 0:41 says he was beat down, proceeds to say he’s Mexican. How many of you are willing to bet the police knew that he was Mexican while he was put being a criminal?

  32. Frankly these people have no idea what is real in the world! Why do you call black people african Americans, they are freaking Americans, just like the white Americans! Our minds have been trained to separate/divide by race and nobody apparently sees it! If a person was born in this country they are Americans! Black, white or whatever they are Americans! African American was born in Africa then became a US citizen. Can we start calling people by what they are!

  33. So do those, like people, in, like, California, all think the Police are, like, white dudes and stuff, cause its ,like, many Police are, like, black or other ethnic people and stuff but its, like, they must, like, learn and stuff to be, like, racist when in their, like, training, and stuff.
    So, Im, like, wondering what happens, you know, when somebody, like, breaks into their home, do they, like call a Plumber… and stuff… know what am saying cause Ive been, like, locked up and shit… dude…A didnt do no nuffin… and stuff…

  34. So all the gangsterniggas who seem to be killing a hellofalot of black folks in Chicago every weekend aint no racist and shit…we just doing what we do best y,all…

  35. Okay listen up folks if you are calling black Americans as African Americans then how come you dont call white Americans as European Americans as they have a much better idea of where in Europe their heritage comes from than ANY black American who has zero connection to Africa.

  36. Not all cops are racist but alot abuse there power its a mob mentality that they have because there under attack all the time, us vs them, they command respect and unfortunately it goes to there heads. There's alot of videos on youtube of under cover reporter's doing investigations on the police and there quite shocking. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They need to be held accountable for there actions when there clearly unjust. It would go a long way as far as the community trusting them.

  37. African do not commit more crime we are arrested and charged more than other races

  38. The police are not racist the mainstream media just putting out there to keep us in this delusional world to keep rasicm alive.

  39. I just saw a PragerU ad that said that this video was banned? Is there another video titled like this?

  40. Such ignorance. Unfortunately, they know the police number when they need help. Wish we could make change the number and not give it out to haters.
    Like Trump said, you don't like America, then you can leave.
    You don't like Police, then DON'T call them when you need help!

  41. https://youtu.be/LZPpRZ6hzlk. This video proves the police discriminate against black Americans

  42. That is a ridiculous assertion, it's impossible for the police in general to be racist as a whole. Individual police officers can be and are racist but not as a whole. Police are guilty of racial profiling and targeting individuals of specific ethnicities but that is due to their involvement in crime and it's part of their job to profile.

  43. He says there are good police and bad police just like there are good people and bad people. Ya but don't let bad people become police. And if you do identify a bad officer they need to fired and prevented from getting another law enforcement job.

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