posted by Laley23
That said, it’s naive to sit there and say these situations would play out the same way if you substitute a white person. They absolutely don’t, and that’s the problem I have. And the problem most AA are fighting for.
That's a false narrative. The stats are far from perfect, but FBI statistics show an approximately equal number of unarmed whites, blacks and hispanics killed by cops each year. Pretty much in-line with the percentage of arrests. You can talk about overpolicing and other socioeconomic factors, but cops aren't targeting or hunting blacks.
Murders charged as hate crimes total about 15 per year. Unless you think racists join the police force to do it legally, this false narrative needs to stop because, as Justin mentioned, it causes some people to think they need to fight for their life when confronted by police.
And wrongful death by police is still very rare. Estimates I've seen are about 50-100 people a year. Maybe it's actually a few hundred, but that's out of 10M arrests and tens of millions more interactions every year.
Twice as many white people are killed by police each year as blacks. Studies have shown cops are LESS likely to shoot black suspects, probably because of all the attention in recent years.
Also, this DOES happen to white people, the media just doesn't generally care to report it. A few years ago, same thing happened to George Floyd happened to a white guy in Dallas. And I remember a white woman who called cops about a domestic dispute at her neighbors get shot and killed in her pajamas. I think that story got a byline for a few hours during CNN's non-stop coverage of Michael Brown.