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The myth of epidemic shooting of blacks

KLATTU

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I realize it's in the DNA of white liberals to pander for that black vote, but the facts sometimes get in the way of your pandering.
Police shootings myth: Unarmed Black Americans don't face an epidemic

The number of unarmed Black shooting victims is down 63% from 2015, when the database began. There are about 7,300 Black homicide victims a year. The 14 unarmed victims in fatal police shootings would comprise only 0.2% of that total.

Ideally, officers would never take anyone’s life in the course of their duties. But given the number of arrests they make each year (around 10 million) and the number of deadly-weapons attacks on officers (an average of 27 per day in just two-thirds of the nation’s police departments, according to a 2014 analysis), it is not clear that these 1,000 civilian shooting deaths suggest that law enforcement is out of control.
 
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