Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings

Crusher

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A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and when they encounter the police.

But when it comes to the most lethal form of force β€” police shootings β€” the study finds no racial bias.

β€œIt is the most surprising result of my career,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. The study examined more than 1,000 shootings in 10 major police departments, in Texas, Florida and California.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/u...police-use-of-force-but-not-in-shootings.html

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The study shows police do treat blacks more poorly in general, but when it comes to shootings, not so much.

The false narrative to push a political agenda is undeniable. There are always some tragic and horrible cases that can be focused on. But, when the math is compiled the narrative pushed by Liberals is proven false.
 
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