Here Lies Black Lives Matter Data

, Malcolm A. Kline, 7 Comments

15855236526_f011e17a96_b_black-lives-matterIn the wake of Harvard researcher Roland G. Fryer’s finding that the central thesis of Black Lives Matter — that unarmed black suspects are more likely to be killed by white cops than white “persons of interest” — was not actually borne out by hard fact, academics have been scrambling to find some data that will prove BLM’s point.

“Some researchers simulate police-shooting scenarios on computers,” Emma Pettit reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education on July 22, 2016. “Subjects sit in front of a screen and watch people of different races pop up either armed or unarmed. Then the subjects instinctively press a button to shoot or not shoot, and the length of their response time indicates their racial prejudice.”

“Lab simulations can provide precise data in a controlled environment. But that environment often bears little resemblance to real-world policing. Debbie Ma, an associate professor of psychology at California State University at Northridge, helped conduct a simulated shooter study.”

“She and her fellow researchers found that police officers and civilians alike were quicker to shoot an armed black person than an armed white person. But she also found that when the virtual target was unarmed, racial bias showed up only in the trigger fingers of people who were not police officers.”

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7 Responses

  1. Donald Meinshausen

    August 2, 2016 9:29 pm

    I started off in the Goldwater movement in 1963. According to CopBlock, a libertarian group, the cops killed over 1100 people last years. Japan, Britian and Germany combined killed less than 10. Or look at arrest records: Blacks and Whites sell and smoke marijuana at the same rates but Blacks get arrested at 4X the rates as White people. The drug war is racist and fascist and is the chief oppressor of people of color.

  2. glm 3914

    August 4, 2016 5:49 pm

    Love for you to post your data…

    One other point… cities and towns flood areas of high drug activity and violence (responding to the demands of the community) and often times these are areas where there are many minorities. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the rates of arrest go up in areas where there are more police.

    Chief oppressor of people of color… you are a damn joke. Get in a police car and I’ll show you what oppresses people of color…. drugs.

  3. Donald Meinshausen

    August 5, 2016 2:36 am

    The flagship publication of the conservative movement since 1955 is National Review founded by William F Buckley and this magazine constantly advocates ending the drug war. The only conservative economist who won a Nobel Prize in economics was Dr. Milton Friedman and he also advocated ending the war on drugs. And there are others

  4. Manturtle Gambone

    August 21, 2016 8:58 am

    There is no mathematical or scientific way to support the BLM Conjecture. No intellectually honest data interpretations exist. The scrambling “academics” are mathematically challenged incompetents.

    I’m trained in mathematics at levels that far exceed the norm and I know how the “academics” have fooled themselves. They have created circular, self-fulfilling arguments using a statistical numbers con game.

    In simple terms, BLM and their PC Media supporters overhype alleged Police abuses by a factor greater than 100. At the same time they underplay and under report BLM and other violence directed at Police Officers by a factor greater than 100. That easily creates a reality distortion greater than 10,000. The equivalent of magnifying a tiny bug and making it look bigger
    than Godzilla, thus creating the fictional monster COPZILLA.

    COPZILLA isn’t real, it is an unscientific mathematically flawed, social construct created by misusing statistics and well known advertising principles such as the “killer brand”.

    Already violent people are conned into believing BLM doctrine that “Cops Kill Minorities”. The Alpha Violent types then react to encounters with Police in increasingly dangerous ways. It’s what got Auburn Massachusetts Officer Tarentino shot in the back. The drug-paranoid assassin Zambrano was absolutely convinced he was about to die so he shot first without provocation. The
    equivalent of an “impulse buy” in marketing terms… acting without rational thought.

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