Democrats Have Controlled Cities Where Most Blacks are Killed by Police for Over 50 Years

William Bairamian
7 min readJun 12, 2020
House Democrats kneel in Congress after George Floyd’s death

The protests and riots following the death of George Floyd have been replete with claims of systemic racism. But, a friend pointed out that Democrats, the group favored by those making the charge of systemic racism, were in charge of Minneapolis when Floyd died and that the police chief, Medaria Arradondo, was appointed by them. Despite these facts, charging the officer who was apparently responsible for Floyd’s death took several days, during which time outrage about the incident exploded into mayhem.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

So I thought I would take a look into the systems that are allegedly institutionally racist, focusing on cities because when we discuss black deaths by police, we are talking about actions conducted in behalf of city authorities, as opposed to state or federal authorities, which are also systems but irrelevant here.

I thought it important to determine if there was indeed a problem and what it was given that the protests and riots premised upon the idea that a pervasive systemic racism leads police to kill blacks has led to at least a dozen dead people, hundreds of damaged businesses, felled and…