If the Black Lives Matter movement is predicated on anything resembling facts, logic, or reality, a new Harvard study will be the end of that misbegotten organization. For the first time, a study – carried out by a liberal, aimed at proving BLM right – has concluded that police are no more likely to shoot a black man than a white man. In fact, Roland Fryer’s study shows that whites are actually more likely to get shot in a police encounter.
“It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Fryer. The African-American professor said that instead of protesting, he wanted to use science to prove that blacks were being targeted by police. “I decided that I was going to collect a bunch of data and try to understand what really is going on when it comes to racial differences in police use of force.”
He and his researchers turned their attention to 1,332 police shootings in Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, and four other Florida counties from 2000 to 2015. The result? In cases where they had not been attacked, officers more frequently opened fire on white suspects than their black counterparts. In cases where they were attacked, officers were 20% less likely to shoot black suspects.
Overall, there was nothing to indicate that police were more likely to shoot black suspects than white suspects.
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