As in many cases before the media narrative is not only fostering a race-bating agenda but as well distracts from the actual problem..
In Louisiana a black illegal carrier with a rap-sheet longer than my arm gets shot by police.
In Minnesota a black legal (still questionable) carrier is shot by a non-white police man.
Both cases are used by according political players to fan the flames. Add to that the rather early premature statement by the president:
They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.
Not that it matters but in the Louisiana case resisting arrest while you have an illegal gun and then getting into a wrestling match with police is not conducive to your chances of not getting shot. And in the Minnesota case it turns out the suspect description of an armed robbery and a suspect photo fit the person shot. Also there is doubt about the existence of the concealed carry license.
Regardless, after regularly – and most obvious starting on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida with the white-hispanic shooting a black youth – a good summary can be found here – the condemnation of police and the parroting of wrong statistics showed results in the last two days –
so here’s in short of a rather complicated story:
Taking into account the 12% black population, which is ~4x more likely to be convicted of a felony compared to Caucasians and given that around ~80+% of crime is conducted by the said 12% of the population, the find that in raw numbers more white are shot than blacks makes only sense if police shoots blacks less often under the same circumstances. Word do matter.
Meanwhile we are wasting time researching the real reasons behind these disturbing actions, such as the Eco-socionomic circumstances and how police interactions should happen in the age of concealed carry.
Some links below..