Risk Rate Of Being Killed By Police

This is a followup to an previously published article:  “More Whites Are Shot To Death By Police Than Any Other Race“.  Earlier I had said that more whites are shot to death by police than any other race, but I also noted that I was missing per capita data.  Well, I just ran across some more data.

While watching CNN tonight, I saw data indicating the rate of death due to police on a racial basis.  The paper was published in 2019 by the academic research society  PNAS (www.pnas.org).  The paper “Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race–ethnicity, and sex” is written by Frank Edwards, Rutgers University; Hedwig Lee, Washington University in St. Louis; Michael Esposito, University of Michigan.  It can be downloaded here:  http://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793

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As I suspected, blacks are killed by police at a higher rate.  However, I still maintain that the protests regarding the murder of George Floyd are not based on race.  The cameras show that all races are represented. Take a good look at these rates.  Yes, the black numbers are high, but the white numbers are not insignificant.  Rather, the only numbers that appear insignificant are those for women – across the board.

Nope.  We are all sick of the speed traps, the road blocks and check points, “do I have permission to search your car”, “you are not under arrest, these handcuffs are for my protection and yours”, “tilt your head back and recite the alphabet in reverse from Z to A”, Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc.

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