The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, recently did a segment on the so-called, “Ferguson Effect.”
This supposedly happens when police are so terrified about being filmed by bystanders, that they are unable to effectively do their jobs, creating a rise in crime.
What a joke!
As if these crybabies fears of having their illegal actions filmed is somehow worse than being brutally beaten or even killed.
Noah hit the nail on the head when he described this absolutely ludicrous claim:
“People following them around with cameras watching everything they do, suspicious that they’re always afraid to break the law, leaving police afraid to even get out of their cars for fear that someone might whip out a phone and brutally film them. Who can imagine how that must feel? If you listen carefully, all the police are saying is, ‘Phones down, don’t shoot.’”
The claim that crime has increased because cops are now afraid to go near civilians would be great except, police brutality is still occurring almost daily across the country.
President Obama recently had to shut down claims of the Ferguson Effect by FBI Director, James Comey, who said it was like a “chill wind blowing through American law enforcement.”
Obama said Comey was using “anecdotal” evidence, and that there was no evidence to back his claim.
A study by the American Psychological Association, which Noah referred to, agreed with President Obama:
“It is too soon to blame crime increases in a handful of cities on a Ferguson Effect— especially given that crime has been trending downward for more than two decades. We simply do not have empirical evidence to support such a claim.”
Source: Raw Story