I'm not sure we need to go that far, but I would very much like to get them back to walking a beat, where they interact with the public and know them. Right now the cops cruise by and only interact to stop and frisk someone or arrest them. Many blacks in poor neighborhoods don't see cops as protectors, but as oppressors. When cops do not know the people they are policing, it's hard to not develop an us versus them attitude, on both sides.
You obviously don't understand numbers.
based on records blacks are harassed physically by cops 18% more. But the public generally thinks that the number is almost 10x larger.
But like like a good liberal, reality isn't bad enough, we must exaggerate the problem 10 fold.
1. Understanding numbers implies knowing what normalized means.
2. Reading comprehension implies reading the comment you replied to which further recommends that you read the part of the article on the discrepancy in self-reporting by the police.
But I suppose no one would ever accuse you of being a good reader or with numbers, so seems this here is the extent of the discussion.
1) you don't like the numbers so they must be wrong, and everyone else is stupid.
or better put once again your post is nothing more then 'derp derp derp'
There's an objective difference between making a coherent argument and whatever it is that you do, even if that distinction passes over you.
This is like when teachers used to mark your answers down, and you would argue your numbers like 2+2=22 were just as good as their 'derp derp derp' ones where a 4 magically appears.
I'm so sorry you keep talking about yourself and how stupid you are.
But then again only an isis loving troll like yourself joins a forum, and manages hundreds of posts in P/N in just one month.
Hope the RN comes back to refill your feeding tube, better hope mommy keeps paying the bill.
Just wanted to add; more frequent (relative to population) police-black civilian interactions alone (ignoring mental state), will result in disproportionate police killings of unarmed black civilians. In the same way buying multiple lottery tickets (i.e. interactions) will increases your chances of winning, albeit winning in this case equals death.This really surprised me. A Harvard study finds that there IS a racial bias in how quickly officers resort to hands-on non-lethal force with blacks, but finds NO bias against blacks in police shootings. In fact, an unarmed man not attacking the officer is more likely to be shot by police if he's white than if he's black.
Besides the caveats inserted by the ever-liberal New York Magazine, it seems the take-away here is that blacks make up a plurality of suspects shot because they have way more interactions with police. That brings to mind two points. The first, on which NYMag touches, is that there may be a LOT of communities with more in common with Ferguson than we suspect, communities where the local government sees its citizens as sheep to be sheared for financial gain. That would be in line with the explosion of confiscation without charges; it might be easier to get $100k by confiscating two $50k Mercedes, but it's a much more sure thing to get it by confiscating fifty $2k automobiles, since the guy driving a car which will bring two grand at auction probably has no political power and can't afford a lawyer to fight it.
The second that springs to my mind is enforcement of the plethora of minor laws, a la Eric Garner. Blacks are less likely to be caught speeding but far more likely to be pulled over for broken tail lights, missing mirrors, etc., not to mention things like illegally selling single cigarettes or simple possession. More encounters = more chances for something to go pear-shaped = more of a sense of persecution = more hostility toward cops during a stop = more chance to be shot.
So maybe instead of fixing the cops per se, we need to be fixing higher higher, so that they are tasked more with solving murders and robberies and burglaries and less with enforcing penny ante bullshit.
Just wanted to add; more frequent (relative to population) police-black civilian interactions alone (ignoring mental state), will result in disproportionate police killings of unarmed black civilians. In the same way buying multiple lottery tickets (i.e. interactions) will increases your chances of winning, albeit winning in this case equals death.
Combine that with the use of non-lethal force biases (per interaction) . Unmitigated community relations nightmare.
Per interaction, Yes. But whites and blacks don't have the same rates of police interaction.If you are white you are more likely to be shot by a cop, then if you are black.
If you are black you are more likely to roughed up by a cop, then if you are white.
And to fill in the missing pieces in the above (as pointed out earlier):
A Pattern of Suspicion (21:56-24:04 in particular but the whole thing really)
Please find me a single case where a black man only got 6 months for raping a heavily drugged woman in an alley.
That and the nature of the interactions - you are much more likely to be shot if caught committing a crime, running from the cops, or acting belligerently. At least the last and arguably the second are affected by the nature and frequency of interactions as well.Per interaction, Yes. But whites and blacks don't have the same rates of police interaction.
This study does not contradict the statistics in past studies, what it does is help understand them better. What this study combined with past statistics suggest, is police dont fatally shoot unarmed black men at disproportionate rates because that is what they set out to do; but rather purely by happenstance of initiating more frequent interactions with members of the community in question (this also explains the marijuana arrest discrepancies).
Wow. That's hard to read.Here's the thoughts of a black policeman who works in a predominantly black neighborhood.
This is what happens when the media drives a narrative rather than present the information (reasonably close to) objectively. Everything gets distorted to suit the narrative, and pretty soon it's impossible to have a rational conversation about the issue because the picture has been distorted into oblivion by the media and their lefty corporate allies (google, facebook, twitter etc).