At on time Newsweek Magazine was a respected news outlet but in the past year they can’t even hold a candle to tabloids like the National Enquirer.
In this article they must be using Common Core math because what they say doesn’t make sense.
Police in the U.S. killed 1,129 people so far in 2017, and a quarter of those killed were black—even though they comprise just 13 percent of the population, according to a new report.
In addition to being 25 percent of the victims, black people are also three times as likely to be killed by police as white people, according to the report, “Mapping Police Violence,” which was released Thursday.
The article says of the 1,129 people killed by police officers, 25% were black but then it says blacks were three times likely to be killed by police. Wouldn’t that make it 75% of those killed were black instead of 25%?
“Today is an important day to remind you that police violence is far from over,” tweeted one of the report’s creators, Brittany Packnett.
Social justice activist DeRay Mckesson, who also helped write the report, added, “Our analysis suggests these killings could have been prevented.”
Of course the killings could have been prevented by not committing the crimes that led to being shot. If a police officer fears for his/her life, they’re going to shoot. I know there are some bad cops out there just itching to shoot someone but they are few and far between and with today’s world of body cams won’t be around long.
Americans are more likely to be killed by police in certain parts of the country, with police in some large cities killing black men more often than the national murder rate. Black Oklahomans, for example, are seven times more likely to be killed by police than their counterparts in Georgia, the report found.
I wonder if they realize that in large cities black men commit more crimes than in other places? I sure wish they would have provided a link to back up their statement that blacks in Oklahoma are more likely to be killed than in Georgia. The only one I could find was the case about Terence Crutcher.