Thursday, December 9, 2021

Is it True That More African Americans Are Killed by Black Cops Than White Ones?

*(Via The Good Men Project) – The optics of former Baltimore police officer Arthur Williams wildly punching Mr. Dashawn McGrier in the face is antithetical to the prevailing narrative of urban police violence: white cop uses force, often deadly, on a black body.

But numerous underpublicized studies have argued that black-on-black police violence is just as, if not more, likely to occur than the racially-charged storylines which emanated from American cities like Ferguson and New York City and went on to capture the world’s attention.

Unfortunately, many of the documented instances of intraracial police violence don’t appear to result in an injured eye socket and broken jaw – as was the case with Mr. McGrier after being hammered by Mr. Williams, the 25-year-old who resigned a day after a video of the incident went viral and who has since pleaded not guilty to assault and misconduct – but rather a fatality.

Indeed, in June of this year, more research was published to, again, assert that the disproportionate killing of black suspects is not driven by white police officers.

“While African-Americans are disproportionately killed by police, they are killed at much higher rates by nonwhite officers than by white officers,” claims the study which was led by Mr. Charles Menifield, who serves as Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark.

The study further asserts that the disproportionate killing of African-Americans by police officers does not appear to be driven by micro-level racism. Rather, it is likely driven by a combination of macro-level public policies that target minority populations and meso-level policies and practices of police forces.

Uh oh, this is interesting. Get the FULL story at The Good Men Project.



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