Updated: Jan 9
Forbes article reveals Trump supporters commit less crime than BLM activists, supported by peer-reviewed research.
A Forbes article updated today compared the number of arrests made during Wednesday's unrest at the United States Capitol to arrests made in Washington, D.C. during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests last summer.
After President Donald J. Trump spoke to his supporters about election fraud and his desire for Vice President Mike Pence and Congress to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, a crowd descended on the Capitol Building where windows were broken, tear gas was deployed, and one woman was shot to death.
The Forbes article says that "Data on unrest-related arrests from Washington D.C. Metropolitan police highlight the stark differences between authorities cracking down on racial justice protests last summer and an underwhelming law enforcement response to Wednesday's insurrection on Capitol Hill, after commentators drew comparisons between police response."
Note the author categorizes crowd unrest at BLM events as "racial justice" but crowd unrest at pro-Trump events as "insurrection."
Forbes did not refer to the BLM riots that broke out in DC last year as an insurrection when they reported on the matter, but as a mere "protest." In fact, Forbes emphasized how DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's attempt to satisfy BLM activists by renaming a section of a street across from the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" was "not enough" of a gesture and that "the mayor needs to do more."
This, even though domestic terrorists in Antifa and Black Lives Matter have accomplished "the most costly riots in the history of our country," even according to far-left Axios.
Regardless, the Forbes article lamented, "Just 52 people were arrested in Washington D.C. Wednesday after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted Congress certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win."
"Just" 52 people? Why add the word "just" before stating the fact that 52 people were arrested? Because the author wants to emphasize how many less apparent Trump supporters were arrested than BLM supporters.
Referring to that difference, the Forbes article goes on to say that that number " is paltry when compared to the arrests made in D.C. during protests for racial justice last summer after George Floyd was killed in police custody."
"Paltry"? Again the author is trying to steer the reader into believing an injustice has occurred because more BLM supporters were arrested than Trump supporters.
But this strategy backfires when Forbes cites how many were arrested during BLM events:
"Between May 30 and June 2 2020, the height of the racial justice protests, 427 "unrest-related" arrests were made in D.C., including 24 juveniles, the police department says."
"On June 1 alone, more than five times the number of people were arrested than on the day the Capitol was stormed, with 289 people booked."
"The day before also saw a high number of arrests — 90 — nearly double the number seen on Wednesday."
Forbes says an estimated 14,000 arrests were made across the US during the BLM riots.
This is self-defeating for the Forbes article because what they end up demonstrating is that the data prove that BLM supporters commit more crime than Trump supporters.
Forbes tried to villainize Trump supporters and lionize BLM supporters.
It ended up proving Trump supporters are two to five times less likely to commit similar crimes to BLM supporters. In other words, that Leftists are more prone to crime than Conservatives.
This according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati, Florida State University, and Pennsylvania State University in their peer-reviewed article from the 2016 issue of Personality and Individual Differences titled "Political ideology predicts involvement in crime":
"Political ideology represents an imperfect yet important indicator of a host of personality traits and cognitive preferences. These preferences, in turn, seemingly propel liberals and conservatives towards divergent life-course experiences. Criminal behavior represents one particular domain of conduct where differences rooted in political ideology may exist. Using a national dataset, we test whether and to what extent political ideology is predictive of self-reported criminal behavior. Our results show that self-identified political ideology is mono-tonically related to criminal conduct cross-sectionally and prospectively and that liberals self-report more criminal conduct than do conservatives. We discuss potential causal mechanisms relating political ideology to individual conduct."
Also see: "Science says liberals, not conservatives, are psychotic" from the New York Post.