There’s no racism among the police when it comes to shootings – and a black economist was the one to prove it.
The research comes from Ronald G. Fryer, the first black economics professor to be tenured at Harvard University. His study looked at over 1,000 police shootings in ten major police departments in Texas, California, and Florida.
His findings shocked even him. While he found that officers were more aggressive with black suspects than white suspects – they weren’t more likely to shoot black suspects than white suspects. This is the opposite narrative to the one groups like Black Lives Matter pushes.
Infowars has the scoop:
Fifteen years of shootings (2000-2015) revealed these results:
In officer-involved shootings in these cities, officers were more likely to fire their weapons without having first been attacked when the suspects were white. Black and white civilians involved in police shootings were equally likely to have been carrying a weapon. Both of these results undercut the idea that the police wield lethal force with racial bias.
When Fryer looked at Houston individually – because its police gave them reports for arrests “when lethal force might have been justified” – he found that
in tense situations, officers in Houston were about 20 percent less likely to shoot a suspect if the suspect was black. This estimate was not very precise, and firmer conclusions would require more data. But, in a variety of models that controlled for different factors and used different definitions of tense situations, Mr. Fryer found that blacks were either less likely to be shot or there was no difference between blacks and whites.
Think we’ll finally see the end of this ridiculous narrative?
Of course not. Numbers aren’t going to convince those who base their entire political reality on emotion.