The Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes Again


Well, the Law of Unintended Consequences has already kicked in on this one. I feel like if I know this, someone at BLM should know it.

In the aftermath of George Floyd and Defund the Police, cops — the ones who were still funded — didn’t engage with Black citizens because, you know, if that’s the way you feel about cops, go ahead and do whatever you want.

One result, as you can see in the chart, is a spike in traffic fatalities for both Black men and women.

Traffic fatalities graph

The same unintended consequence affected the murder rate:

Murder rate graph

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