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Most of the people killed by the police are not black, so why do we pretend that it only happens to black people.?

Just curious because out of the 132 people that have been killed by the police so far this year only 16 have been black.  Last year, out of 999 police killings only 226 have been black. In actuality, most people killed by the cops are white. This is EVERY year.

You can try and argue about how disproportionate the rate is but that opens up a completely difference conversation that include who kills the most cops and who commits the most crime.

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Becsuse based on percentage of population aka per capita many more blacks get killed

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They also pretend that most blacks killed are killed by other blacks but your not suppose to think, just to believe.

  • 1 month ago

    Most of the population of the U.S. is not black.

    226 out of 999 is an extremely disproportionate number.  If the rate was the same for all races, then the number would be about half that.

  • Gary
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    As others have pointed out the statistics and numbers PROVE LEO's do NOT specifically "target person's of color" based ONLY on the color of they're skin! LEO's interact with people based on what race commits crimes and persons of color PROPORTIONALLY commit more crimes than the majority of other races AND like virtually ALL criminals of ALL races persons of color ALWAYS claim innocence even with they're own MOTHER being a witness AGAINST them and EVEN with VIDEO PROOF and if ALL the SCOTUS justices as witnesses against them claim "Your ONLY targeting me because I'm BLACK!!!"  I am NOT saying "there are NO racist or racially motivated interactions between POC's and LEO's what I am saying is around 80% - 90% of the time LEO interactions with POC's are NOT racially motivated AND the LEO's are treating the person the SAME WAY the PERSON is treating the LEO'S!!! The problem is the LIEberal left socialist demoCROOK's are as usual trying to DIVIDE our people in our country for THEY'RE political agenda to exploit the BLACKS for votes!!!!!

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  • not
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I've crunched the numbers. Police killings are equal opportunity. They are proportionate to who the police spend time with. The only disproportionate thing is that the police spend more time with blacks than they should based on population alone. So the color problem to address is simply; why do police and black people keep spending time together. 

    Culture? Fatherless? Gangs? Drugs? What gets people in trouble with the police? Hmm, I dunno.

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