Thursday, December 11, 2014

85 Percent Of The 6300 Black Homicides In US Were By Black Civilians Last Year

From The Wall Street Journal, Opinion, "The Police Aren’t the Problem" by Jason L Riley:
There were about 6,300 black homicides in the U.S. last year, according to the FBI, and 85% involved black civilian perpetrators. Police officers, by contrast, were responsible for 3% of deaths, which in most cases resulted from the victim assaulting the officer (Brown) or resisting arrest (Garner). Nor do the data suggest that trigger-happy officers are gunning down black men for minor offenses. "There were 228,000 misdemeanor arrests in New York City in 2013," reports Bob McManus of the New York Post, "and every one of them had at least the potential to turn into an Eric Garner-like case. None did. So much for the out-of-control cop trope."

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