In Police Shootings, Black Victims Twice As Likely To Be Unarmed As Whites

Raw Story – Researchers led by a group from the University of Louisville analyzed data on 990 deadly police shootings from 2015 to understand the role race and bias play in fatal police encounters. By examining the race of unarmed victims, the researchers hoped to see if police were more likely to perceive members of different racial groups as more threatening than others.

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