Every day in America, roughly 35,948 people are arrested, or 13.1 million in an entire year.
When you crunch these numbers (and know that though blacks are only 13% of the US population they have a tendency to break the law far exceeding their proportion of the population) you realize it's incredible more interactions with criminals don't end in a Freddie Gray or Michael Brown racially revelatory incident.
Which brings us to the most surreal story you'll read in 2015, for it serves to showcase the Mad Max post-apocalyptic world has already arrived.
It has to read to be believed, because the seemingly fictional nature of the story seems destined to have been born from the pen of white supremacist writer tasked with painting the most negative portrait of blacks imaginable. [Car fleeing St. Louis police smashes into crime scene where dead man was found with unharmed baby, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5-11-15]:
St. Louis police found a baby unharmed Sunday night in a car with a man who had been fatally shot.
And while police were investigating that shooting, four city police cars at the crime scene were struck by a vehicle that was fleeing police after a rolling gun battle.
An uninjured baby was in the backseat, police said. Police had no details on a possible motive or suspect in the homicide.
As detectives were investigating the fatal shooting, a city officer patrolling nearby saw someone in a car firing shots at another vehicle at Kingshighway and St. Louis Avenue, police said. The officer tried but was unable to stop the vehicle, which fled east on Maffitt Avenue through the homicide scene.
The fleeing vehicle struck four unoccupied police cars and stopped. Police chased the driver, 26, on foot, and arrested him. No one was injured. Police did not identify the suspect.
A baby was inside of a car when a 24-year-old man was shot and killed in north St. Louis late Sunday night.
Ricky Robinson, of Florissant, Missouri, was sitting in a red car in the 2800 block of North Taylor when he was shot multiple times just before 9 p.m., according to police.
Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen, torso and extremities.
A witness reported hearing gunfire before discovering that the vehicle had struck a utility pole.
The baby was in the back seat and was not injured during the shooting. Police located the baby's mother and released the child into her care.The investigation is ongoing.
This is the 62nd homicide reported in the City of St. Louis in 2015.
While police were investigating Robinson's murder, a suspect vehicle driven by Reuben Smith, 26, of St. Louis, leading police on a chase crashed into a police vehicle at the scene. According to police, the Smith was traveling on Kingshighway at St. Louis Avenue when an unknown occupant was firing shots at another vehicle.
The suspect was taken into custody at the accident scene.
Black people engaged in a rolling gun battling that ends when one of the black drivers crashes into the scene of a homicide investigation, where a black child was found in the backseat of car whose black driver had just been slain....
This... this is America in 2015. KMOV.com