Author Topic: No racial bias in police shootings, study by Harvard professor shows  (Read 548 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline J P Sousa

  • We Built Our Business - IN SPITE OF GOVERNMENT
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3433
  • Reputation: +294/-19
  • I love the smell of gun powder in the morning

  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.
  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.” 

John Wayne: "America Why I Love Her"

  Was Planned Parenthood started by Josef Mengele ? (just asking)  

  Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal ~Capt Katie Petronio 

..QUESTION: Do democrats give the talking points to the media or do the media give talking points to the democrats ? ...

“The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!”
― Tennessee Williams ...
(He could be talking about Democrats)

Offline SVPete

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10088
  • Reputation: +647/-156
:lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:  :lmao:

Note to "Warpy": I voted for Donald Trump!


 :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:  :rotf:

Offline RayRaytheSBS

  • "There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men."
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1195
  • Reputation: +200/-13
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)
“Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms”

“The best things in life are beyond money; their price is agony and sweat and devotion ... and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself - ultimate cost for perfect value.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Offline Ptarmigan

  • Bunnies=Sodomite Terrorist Beast
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17565
  • Reputation: +553/-219
  • Proud Bunny Hater And Slayer
Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 09:54:24 PM »
Harvard Study Debunks Shooting Myth

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.
God Hates Ptarmigan Oppressing And Human Dooming Bunnies, Gyrfalcons, Ermines, Golden Eagles, Monkeys, Sea Gulls, Ravens, And Crows!

Offline BlueStateSaint

  • Here I come to save the day, because I'm a
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 31049
  • Reputation: +1462/-191
  • RIP FDNY Lt. Rich Nappi d. 4/16/12
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?

I fail to see a downside . . . :whistling:
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk!" -Ayn Rand
"Those that trust God with their safety must yet use proper means for their safety, otherwise they tempt Him, and do not trust Him.  God will provide, but so must we also." - Matthew Henry, Commentary on 2 Chronicles 32, from Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible

Esse quam videri.

Women need to be wanted.  Men want to be needed.

Chase her.
Chase her even when she's yours.
That's the only way you'll be assured to never lose her.