Perceptions do not match reality when it comes to police shootings

NY Times:

Bias Is Found in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings

Contradicting conventional wisdom, a study found no racial bias when it comes to the most lethal form of force.
The so-called bias is probably an aspect of community policing which results in more interactions with people in high crime neighborhoods.  When it comes to police shootings studies have found that white police are more reluctant to shoot black suspects than their black colleagues are.  Only four percent black men die from being shot by police, the rest are shot by other black men.  The number for whites being shot by police is 12 percent.

Blacks have an elevated sense of victimization that si not supported by the facts.


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