Great piece but you ought to have included racism imho. The media know that stories of racism attract huge numbers of clicks. Result: racism has become a commodity, the more racism they can sell, the better.
Take the ‘racist cops shooting Black kids in droves’ narrative. Everybody knows that’s what’s happening, don’t they? Even Mayor De Blasio had to warn his son. Yet, in reality:
Only 1 unarmed Black kid <18 was killed by cops in 2015 and 2016 put together.
We also ‘know’ that far more Blacks are killed than Whites. Reality:
Since 2015, of all deaths at the hands of police, or in custody, 573 were Black, 1158 White.
Twice the number! How many would have guessed that, judging by MSM coverage!?
Yes, proportionately more Blacks do indeed die but since callouts to violent scenarios are far higher in Black areas, and the murder rate is massively higher, it would be a miracle if that wasn’t so.
As the 2016 Harvard study “ Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force” found, there was “no evidence of racial bias in police shootings even though officers were more likely to interact physically with non-whites than whites.”
The study concluded that police were no more likely to shoot non-whites than whites after factoring in extenuating circumstances: “ 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.“
“Mr. Fryer, who is black, said the finding of no racial discrimination in police shootings was “the most surprising result of my career.”
Sources: The Guardian database: http://tinyurl.com/guvq3pw
Washington Times: http://tinyurl.com/jcn83rf