Police Shooting Truth Bomb (fantastic clip)…
Heather Mac Donald Drops Truth Bomb at HJC Hearing 💣
"It is the rate of violent crime that determines police shootings. The more frequently officers encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater the chance that members of that group will be shot." @HMDatM pic.twitter.com/0uQMNQmhJb
— TrumpSoldier (@DaveNYviii) September 19, 2019
Fantastic footage from House hearing on police shootings…
Heather McDonald seems to be all alone at the hearing today. Her facts were immediately jumped on it is never facts it’s feelings pic.twitter.com/ZpPHyMLrki
— Karli Bonne’⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@kbq225) September 19, 2019
But when it comes to the most lethal form of force — police shootings — the study finds no racial bias.
“It 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.
The result contradicts the image of police shootings that many Americans hold after the killings (some captured on video) of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; Tamir Rice in Cleveland; Walter Scott in South Carolina; Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La.; and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
The study did not say whether the most egregious examples — those at the heart of the nation’s debate on police shootings — are free of racial bias. Instead, it examined a larger pool of shootings, including nonfatal ones.
The counterintuitive results provoked debate after the study was posted on Monday, mostly about the volume of police encounters and the scope of the data. Mr. Fryer emphasizes that the work is not the definitive analysis of police shootings, and that more data would be needed to understand the country as a whole. This work focused only on what happens once the police have stopped civilians, not on the risk of being stopped at all. Other research has shown that blacks are more likely to be stopped by the police.