My article explains clearly why killings of unarmed civilians do not match population ratios, but you bring up (I think) the "targeting of poc." I'll assume this is "people of color," except Asians because whites are 'targeted' more than them if speaking about outcomes.

My charts by Zach Goldberg highlight the real issue here: The brainwashing of America. I hate to be so blunt, but is there any clearer example than even conservatives assuming there's more discrimination against black people than even reality (see the "resume" chart on his 13th Tweet of chain):

https://twitter.com/ZachG932/status/1267505999516237825

Also, there's not always time to fit in all my other facts I keep around for questions like these below, including FIVE STUDIES INDICTING NO RACISM IN ARRESTS:

I'm trying to be charitable, but "The data seems to line up" with different conclusions indicating no racial bias. Like when I wrote this piece during the election cycle last year, titled: "I Was Going to Consider Pete Buttigieg for President, But He Flat Out Lies About Crime" (I voted for Biden, if you're curious about my political affiliations.)

https://medium.com/@agent.orange.chicago/i-was-going-to-consider-pete-buttigieg-for-president-but-he-flat-out-lies-about-crime-cf6aee3f2114

FIVE STUDIES INDICTING NO RACISM OR EVEN ANTI-WHITE BIAS IN ARRESTS:

1. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0734016816648188 (2016, Criminal Justice Review: “Results indicate that race does have an indirect effect on police contact, but it is White individuals who are more likely to be questioned and arrested.)

2. http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/81/4/1381(2003, Social Forces, Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “Relative to violation frequency as reported by crime victims, the likelihood of arrest for white and black offenders is roughly equal. Multivariate logistic regression results show that the odds of arrest for white offenders is approximately 22% higher for robbery, 13% higher for aggravated assault, and 9% higher for simple assault than they are for black offenders.”)

3. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/213004.pdf (2004, NCJRS, U.S. Department of Justice: “To date, the research that has been conducted cannot confirm or refute whether officers discriminate against members of racial minority groups.”)

4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886913000470 (2013, Personality and Individual, Title of peer-reviewed paper: “No evidence of racial discrimination in criminal justice processing: Results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health”)

5. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b44013_23920f7547cc4b019b3aa915cf7e18de.pdf (Excerpt from this 2018 supplement of a study showing no racial bias in police shootings: “Blacks are under-arrested given their rate of reported crime.”)

BONUS: RACIAL PROFILING, IS IT TRUE?

An Obama-era report by the National Institute of Justice was NOT able to prove racial profiling during traffic stops.

https://www.nij.gov/topics/law-enforcement/legitimacy/pages/traffic-stops.aspx

In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics showed citizens had declining interactions with police from 2011 to 2015, and whites were more likely to have contact with police than blacks. Keep in mind again: Blacks are 27% of arrests (37.5% for violent crime) but less than 25% of those fatally shot by police (see 2017, and data is consistent in recent years going back to 2015).

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/table-43

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings-2017/

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6406

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/press/cpp15pr.cfm

“Whites (23%) were more likely than blacks (20%) or Hispanics (17%) to have contact with police.”

“The portion of U.S. residents age 16 or older who had experienced contact with the police in the preceding 12 months declined from 26 percent in 2011 to 21 percent in 2015, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today. The number of residents who had experienced contact with police dropped by more than 9 million people, from 62.9 million to 53.5 million during the period.”

“Police were equally likely to initiate contact with blacks and whites (11% each) but were less likely to initiate contact with Hispanics (9%).”

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.