14 Jul 2016 @ 5:11 am
In 2015, law enforcement deaths were less than half of what they were in 1974. In fact, although the population was 3/4 larger last year than it was 55 years ago, there were about as many law enforcement deaths in 2015 as there were in 1960. In other words, police are safer under Obama than they were under either Reagan or the Bushes.
Moreover, perpetrators in police deaths tend to be white rather than black.
Meanwhile, even has violent crime has been trending down in recent years, the number of people killed by law enforcement officers has increased. While police kill more whites than blacks in sheer numbers, those killings seldom if ever occur in upscale communities. Thus, in addition to race, income seems to be a factor.
Still, in terms of relative racial demographics thus far in 2016, blacks have been MORE THAN TWICE as likely to be killed by law enforcement officers than are whites.
RSS feed for comments on this post
Mail (will not be published) (required)
XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
You spend a life seeking the Opportunity, without realizing that the decisive moment, the moment that justified birth and death, has already passed. It will not return, but it was — full, dazzling, generous as every revelation.
Fathers and Sons