New Study Finds No Evidence Of Racial Disparity In Police Shootings

A recently-released study showed the narrative about police bias in shootings was untrue.

A recently-released analysis of officer-involved shootings in 2015 and 2016 found no evidence of systematic racism, shoring up several other studies that have said the same thing.

The new study, conducted by two psychology professors from Michigan State University and a criminology and criminal justice professor from Arizona State University, sought to determine whether there was racial disparity in death by police gunfire in the United States.

“When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects,” the study’s abstract read.

“Multiverse analyses showed only one significant anti-black disparity of 144 possible tests,” the study concluded.

The study said that when analyzing all shootings, “exposure to police given crime rate differences likely accounts for the higher per capita rate of fatal police shootings for blacks.”

The results of the new study, published by the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, bolstered the 2016 analysis by Harvard researcher Roland G. Fryer Jr.

That paper’s author called the results of his study “the most surprising results of my career,” The Daily Wire reported.

“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,” Fryer wrote in his study’s abstract.

Yet another study by the Center for Policing Equity in July of 2016 further supported the assertion that race-based officer-involved shootings were not the problem.

A study of 80 Spokane police officers, conducted by Washington State University, concluded that “officers were slightly more than three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects,” The Washington Post reported.

A column in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that multiple studies in 2016 showed that officers tended to be biased in favor of black people, if at all.

“The Black Lives Matter narrative about an epidemic of racially biased police shootings is false: Four studies published this year showed that if there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites,” Heather Mac Donald wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

“Officers’ use of lethal force following an arrest for a violent felony is more than twice the rate for white as for black arrestees, according to one study. Another study showed that officers were three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed whites," Mac Donald wrote.

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RunCop
RunCop

Ha ha ha ha haaaaaa......black lives splatter!

Buzz17
Buzz17

Truth is inconvenient when it doesn't support your hatred.

JBo
JBo

No surprises in these reports for anyone who wears the badge. We've known it for years.

lrogers664
lrogers664

When it comes to use of force facts mean nothing to the politically correct liberals!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Bet you never hear about this study on CNN.

Mrs10
Mrs10

"To his admitted "surprise," Fryer concluded that the racial bias narrative is demonstrably false when it comes to police-involved shootings." (from The Daily Wire story linked above). A professor started a study to prove the Leftist dialogue of "police racism" and instead proved the OPPOSITE. I bet that really irked! 😂

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Well no duh. Now stand up for that anthem or get out bitches.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Now to stir a shit storm on my fb account with this article. We all know who'll be doing the most bitching, don't we :)

Grog
Grog

A fact we already knew.

Pat1978
Pat1978

@JBo Agreed.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

It is refreshing to know that there are honest researchers out there like this instead of the "shills" used to justify racial prejudice.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Has anyone run this by "snopes" to see if it's true? Aaaaaahhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, aaaaaahhh HA!

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

I know there are a few hard heads reading this right now trying to wrap their little minds around the truth, so here's another way of putting it:

“Officers’ use of lethal force following an arrest for a violent felony is more than twice the rate for white as for black arrestees, according to one study. Another study showed that officers were three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed whites," Mac Donald wrote.

Well I guess that pretty much takes the wind out of all the BLM supporters' sails? Hands up don't shoot was a lie and always will be. So no, don't burn this motherfucker down.

“When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects,” the study’s abstract read.

In other words don't start no shit won't be no shit.

“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,” Fryer wrote in his study’s abstract.

Yes, cops do realize a deadly weapon can kill them regardless of what race the funkball is that's holding it, and will gladly kill you first.