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Thursday, 28 July 2016 15:59

Letter to Editor

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A recent Harvard study, which is not widely reported by most news
“On 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,” said Harvard economics professor Roland G.
Fryer Jr. in the abstract of the July 2016 paper.
Mr. Fryer, who is black, told The New York Times that the finding of no
racial discrimination in police shootings was “the most surprising result
of my career.”
It goes on: “An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of
Force,” appears to support research conducted at Washington State University
showing that officers in simulation tests were actually less likely
to shoot at blacks than whites.
The paper also challenges the contention by the new wave of civil-rights
groups such as Black Lives Matter that racist police are singling out
blacks for shootings."
Odd, you never see the University of Washington study in the news either.
One wonders why these were never widely reported on - or suppressed.

Jonathan Fracke

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