Conservative radio show host Larry Elder voiced support for law enforcement after police officers came under fire following the death of George Floyd while he was in custody.

Elder, who is black, noted that statistics show that more unarmed white people were shot and killed in 2019 than unarmed black people.

“How many unarmed blacks were killed by cops last year? 9. How many unarmed whites were killed by cops last year? 19,” he tweeted Tuesday. “More officers are killed every year than are unarmed blacks. When do the #BlueLivesMatter protests begin?”

Elder continued his discussion Wednesday, explaining what race relations “comes down to” in the United States.

“At a point in American history where race is less of a barrier to success than ever, ‘race relations’ comes down to this: How do black people feel about white people—and how do white people feel about how black people feel about white people,” he tweeted.

Floyd died after being arrested last week when a convenience store employee called 911, alleging that Floyd tried to use a fake $20 bill. Video of his arrest captured since-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes until he was unconscious and later died.

Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers involved with the arrest have been fired from the force but have not yet been charged. Floyd’s family expects charges will be filed against the other officers.

Author: Emma Colton

Source: Washington Examiner: Radio host Larry Elder contrasts numbers on white and black Americans ‘killed by cops’ last year