Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Black Lives Matter More?

Adam And John have referred to a Harvard study a couple of times. I think it is this one: An Empirical Analysis ff Racial Differences In Police Use Of Force.

The findings suggest there is more use of nonlethal force against blacks.

And the author also suggests there's no racial motivation in lethal force.

And the Black Lives Matter Crowd and sympathetic media appear to be saying the entire study is bull. It seems quite pathetic to me they can't even imagine trying to get white people on their side. They are already insinuating the police are bad; they could, if they weren't wedded to a false narrative, take this study and suggest it means the police are even worse.

In stark contrast to non-lethal uses of force, we find no racial differences in officer-involved
shootings on either the extensive or intensive margins. Using data from Houston, Texas – where
we have both officer-involved shootings and a randomly chosen set of potential interactions with
police where lethal force may have been justified – we find, in the raw data, that blacks are 23.8
percent less likely to be shot at by police relative to whites

I find this a bit troubling because of the violent crime statistics. It would appear the more peaceful get lethally shot more often.

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