The media has been constantly bombarding the public with the idea that the police has racial bias and misuses its authority. They shows the police as an evil force that should be stopped.
Social movements such as Back Lives Matter seems to increase the hate and fear that minorities feel about law enforcement. In fact, a recent Harvard study by Roland G. Fryer Jr., African American economy professor, reveals that there was no racial bias during police shootings.
“In the most extreme use of force–officer involved shootings–we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account,” the report’s abstract states.
Blacks and whites were equally likely to have been carrying a weapon, and the study found police didn’t use racial bias to dictate whether or not they shot. The study did find, however, that police were more likely to use other forms of force, such as pepper spray, the use of hands, and pointing their weapons, on black civilians
People need to remember that the police are here to serve and protect them. Police are not something to afraid of. In fact, many cops risk their lives to protect white, African Americans, Latinos, and the rest of the US population because All Lives Matter.
It is true that there may be racist cops out there who do not use force appropriately but, as Fryer’s research shows, that is not the norm.
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