Saturday, October 14, 2017

Harvard Study on Police Shootings and Race Offers Shocking Conclusion

The facts are always welcome simply because they prevent real errors in execution which can become catastrophically expensive.  The mere fact that we do not like them is as nothing.

The good news is that we have been fed a false hysterical narrative aimed at delegitimizing the police when this shows us that police training is holding up surprisingly well. 

We still want the problems to go away, but targeting the police is simply stupid by this measure.  Otherwise i have plenty of issues in regards to trigger happy cops and the gross over arming of the police.  All training needs to emphasize a backing off unless a victim life is in serious danger.  This allows a well trained response team to arrive at the resolve the problem..

Have cops running around in faux combat gear without the two years of intensive combat training is a recipe for bad acts.

Harvard Study on Police Shootings and Race Offers Shocking Conclusion

By Tribunist Staff on July 12, 2016

If you ever need an argument settled, once and for all, just ask a Harvard professor to conduct a study. They do it right. And, to their credit, they report on the results–even when those results don’t support their own agendas. Check out the bomb they’ve just dropped on Black Lives Matter and all of the armchair pundits.

Roland G. Fryer Jr. is an economics professor at Harvard. Distressed by what he was seeing in the treatment of black men like Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, Fryer commissioned a study on how the role race play in the use of lethal force by police.

The study examined more than 1,000 police shootings from 10 large police departments in California, Florida and Texas.

The results? Not what Black Lives Matter would have you believe. The study found no indication of racial bias associated with incidents in which cops fired their guns.

The study concluded that police officers who had not been attacked were more likely to shoot white suspects. This goes completly against the mythology.

It also found that an equal number of blacks and whites were carrying weapons when the police shot them. This doesn’t help those who claim the cops are shooting unarmed blacks more frequently.

“It is the most surprising result of my career,” Fryer said in an interview with the New York Times. He hadn’t expected to find such balance.

“You know, protesting is not my thing. But data is my thing,” Fryer said. And the anger he’d felt at the media’s portrayl of racial injustice drove him to do the study. “So I decided that I was going to collect a bunch of data and try to understand what really is going on when it comes to racial differences in police use of force.”

Fryer’s conclusions aren’t the only ones challenging the racist cop narrative. The Washington Post studied shooting deaths by law enforcement officials in 2015. 494 white suspects were killed. That number is almost double the number of black suspects killed: 258.

While the study can’t look at the motivations of individual officers and some of the more notorious incidents, it does give credence to what many cops have been saying for a long time. There’s much more to these situations than race.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Delegitimizing anything based upon false narrative group think is succumbing to mind control. The BLM argument is without merit, yes, but they have chosen to play the victim card by embracing that false ideology. Were one to argue the legitimacy of the police there are several questions they should be asking, to which they so-called authorities shall never answer. That, in and of itself, is the answer. In legal terms it's estoppel. The BLM group is reliant upon those that have no skin in the game, and are being victimized to serve an agenda.

As for a reasonable explanation for the existence of the police, an armed and dangerous group that is terrorizing to serve a nefarious agenda. Some might say the police exist to protect the people, but Castle Rock v. Gonzalez has shown that belief to be incorrect. They provide a revenue stream for the State through armed force and coercion, which equates to their being hired guns. If you are in need of protection, you should take the necessary steps to protect yourself... in many cases from the police. First and most importantly, study. Get a law dictionary. Read some of their Statutes (private law). Comprehend (not understand).