Bishop E.W. Jackson recently called for Americans to support police officers with prayer and insisted that the cops are not targeting black men, despite numerous reports.
"I have been saying that this lie that police are out hunting down black men has got to stop," Bishop Jackson told The Christian Post. "We now have two cops murdered in cold blood. It's time for Americans to express our gratitude to our police officers."
Bishop Jackson is asking for donations on his STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny) website to send prayer cards to police:
Please join our campaign to distribute prayer cards to local communities and police stations around the country. For every $25 you will receive 25 cards to distribute to those who sacrifice so much to keep our families and communities safe.
According to USA Today, white police officers killed nearly two black males every week from 2005 to 2012, per FBI statistics.
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A report by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2008 found that black people were almost three times more likely than whites to be threatened or subjected to force by police.
The Daily Beast reported last month that the non-partisan Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that black people are 26 percent of all victims of police shootings and young black males are killed by police officers 4.5 times more often than other races.
Sources: StandAmerica.us, The Christian Post, USA Today, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, The Daily Beast
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