Black Harvard Prof Surprised By His Own Study on Racially Motivated Police Shootings

Wash Times-

A study by a Harvard professor released this month found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings even though officers were more likely to interact physically with non-whites than whites.

The paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined thousands of incidents at 10 large police departments in California, Florida and Texas, concluded that police were no more likely to shoot non-whites than whites after factoring in extenuating circumstances.

“On the most extreme use of force — officer-involved shootings — we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account,” said Harvard economics professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. in the abstract of the July 2016 paper.

Mr. Fryer, who is black, told The New York Times that the finding of no racial discrimination in police shootings was “the most surprising result of my career.”

At the same time, the study found blacks and Hispanics were more than 50 percent more likely to experience physical interactions with police, including touching, pushing, handcuffing, drawing a weapon, and using a baton or pepper spray.


18 Comments on Black Harvard Prof Surprised By His Own Study on Racially Motivated Police Shootings

  1. More likely to interact because blacks don’t seem to understand that compliance with an officer’s directives arn’t optional.

  2. It also may help if blacks stop going to the default position of acting unjustly persecuted just because they were speeding and got caught. Pay the fine, get the broken light fixed or leave the crack pipe at home instead of on the dash. Believe it or not, the world isn’t out to get you because your black.

  3. Accurate facts won’t matter an iota to the; whiners, malcontents, bellyachers, agitators, & rabblerousers.

    Big Mike never had his hands up, and didn’t said “don’t shoot”. They don’t care about that fact. Any excuse to make themselves into victims to have something to gripe about.

  4. It’s good to see this report cited again. I remember the fuss it made last year when it was published – but the media dismissed it because, well, everybody but them is racist.

  5. Is an extenuating circumstance is when Michael Brown bum rushs a cop with intent to secure his weapon and kill him?

  6. But what about the Professor Henry Louis Gates caveat in those instances when the cops acted stupidly?

  7. it doesn’t matter.
    it’s been reported in the msm that the cops shoot blacks for fun.
    the blacks know it’s bs.
    the whites know it’s bs.
    but once the lie is out there, no amount of evidence will persuade those concerned it’s not true even when they know it’s not true.

    you can’t fix stupid.

  8. Blacks go all Pavlovian when
    they see a blue uniform. They
    immediately slobber all over
    themselves to play “victim”
    to get their “rewards”.Also
    notice how the black professor
    was shocked that his math revealed
    his own bias.

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