Simple question: How much different in actual numbers are Ross from Fryer? I know myself, having read both and numerous critiques from Slate to sociology blogs, but curious if you can argue that they’re both NOT in the same exact ball park.

I simply can’t be convinced with “well, this analysis says so” because I’ve already argued that saying 20% higher use of force in academic terms is essentially negligible on the ground. The mapping violence website honestly doesn’t make any sense to me.

Do you not find it surprising that cities like Chicago and San Francisco have police killings at the SAME rate as the entire United States: approximately 1 in 300,000 citizens annually are killed by cop. There were less shootings by Chicago police this past year than in 2015, even when Chicago’s homicide rate rose nearly 60% and was 6 times higher than the rest of the U.S. Mapping Violence have an answer to that?

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David Shuey

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

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