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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/11/no-racial-bias-police-shootings-study-harvard-prof/

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  By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Monday, July 11, 2016

A study by a Harvard professor released this month found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings even though officers were more likely to interact physically with non-whites than whites.

The paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined thousands of incidents at 10 large police departments in California, Florida and Texas, concluded that police were no more likely to shoot non-whites than whites after factoring in extenuating circumstances.
 
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  Mr. Fryer, who is black, told The New York Times that the finding of no racial discrimination in police shootings was “the most surprising result of my career.” 

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Re: No racial bias in police shootings, study by Harvard professor shows
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 04:20:16 AM »
There you two go, bringing facts to this discussion.  Don't you know that's like bringing an M1A1 Abrams tank to a knife fight? (/DUmode off)
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Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 09:54:24 PM »
Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/american-society/harvard-study-debunks-police-shootings-myth/

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What if the popular narrative about police racism that’s being pushed by Black Lives Matter and others in the wake of last week’s fatal shootings is based on unfounded assumptions? That’s the question we are forced to confront today after the publication of a new study conducted by Harvard University’s Rolando G. Fryer Jr. that shows there is no evidence that blacks are more likely than whites to be shot by cops.

Fryer, an African-American economics professor, characterized the results as “the most surprising result of my career.” While FBI director James Comey is quoted in a New York Times Upshot piece about the study saying that reliable statistics about interactions between African-Americans and police have been lacking, Fryer’s effort — which was published under the rubric of the National Bureau of Economic Research — seems to fill in the gap. As the Times notes, Fryer began this undertaking because of his anger about the controversial shootings in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore that put the wind in Black Lives Matter’s sails. But what he discovered doesn’t back up the notion that trigger-happy white cops have declared open season on blacks.

Blacks are less likely to be shot by police.
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Re: No racial bias in police shootings, study by Harvard professor shows
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 10:50:12 AM »
Don't you know that's like bringing an M1A1 Abrams tank to a knife fight?

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