It isn’t like Police are just letting white people go,
That would mean that there is a massive amount of violent crime in white communities that police are unwilling to investigate.
We have a lot of evidence that stop and frisk was systematically used against black people while white people were…
There’s no evidence skin color was a factor beyond matching an armed robbery description.
We might as well be talking about how sexist police are in dealing with violent criminals.
99.9999% of police are not shooting people based on skin color. There is zero…
So there’s not much accountability on any front: it’s extremely rare for an officer to actually get convicted and incarcerated (handy graphic from FiveThirtyEight below), pretty hard for a police officer to get fired, and they’re protected from facing the financial pain, too.
This is April Joyner, a freelance business/tech writer. Does this necessarily have to be the case: that reliance on statistics leads to abuse? Any instances where data science has helped improve police-community relations or cut back on abuse?