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    I think it makes the most sense that he meant to draw the taser and screwed up.

    In my opinion though, this doesn't reduce it only to an error. Law enforcement uses them too readily, and tasers kill people occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    Because it ONLY happens to black people. I'm still waiting for someone to show me just one incident in the last five years where an unarmed white male is shot by a cop. I won't bother to show the tons of times the reverse has occurred. That would be TOO easy.
    You're not getting it. I don't doubt that some incidents are racially motivated. What I doubt is that all of them are. You have yet to present any evidence that race has anything to do with this incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    You're not getting it. I don't doubt that some incidents are racially motivated. What I doubt is that all of them are. You have yet to present any evidence that race has anything to do with this incident.
    Smh. First of all, I'm not out to prove anything. If I wanted to I couldn't. The police only report their shooting incidents voluntarily to DJB and then only what has been deem "justifiable homicide". That being said, no one in the U.S. is more likely to die of homicide, justifiable or otherwise, at the had of a cop than a black male, that's just a fact.


    I never said "They killed him because he was black", I said "sucks to be black at the wrong end of a cop gun". Just stating a fact. I don't know why everyone is all in a bent of out shape about it. Facts are facts.
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    ^his only defense is because he's heard/seen a few incidents and it just so happens that they're black. Maybe those are the only ones that he can bring to mind seeing as how he has an inclination to stereotype cops as being prevalently racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    Smh. First of all, I'm not out to prove anything. If I wanted to I couldn't. The police only report their shooting incidents voluntarily to DJB and then only what has been deem "justifiable homicide". That being said, no one in the U.S. is more likely to die of homicide, justifiable or otherwise, at the had of a cop than a black male, that's just a fact.


    I never said "They killed him because he was black", I said "sucks to be black at the wrong end of a cop gun". Just stating a fact. I don't know why everyone is all in a bent of out shape about it. Facts are facts.
    Youre missing some key elements with your statistics. How about factoring in crimes committed and then taking note that there's a higher rate in communities that are a majority black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    ^his only defense is because he's heard/seen a few incidents and it just so happens that they're black. Maybe those are the only ones that he can bring to mind, I dunno. Ken provide an article or maybe they're just the only ones he can bring to mind.
    You have got to be kidding me. I could fill this page with such incidents if I cared to.

    For example, in NJ, in 2007, 47 people were killed by police officers. Of the 47 killed 75% were black/latino although black/latinos combined only account for 29% of the population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    Youre missing some key elements with your statistics. How about factoring in crimes committed and then taking note that there's a higher rate in communities that are a majority black.
    Even the DJB stats admit of all police shootings blacks are more likely to be unarmed at the time of shooting... You clearly haven't bothered to look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. I could fill this page with such incidents if I cared to.

    For example, in NJ, in 2007, 47 people were killed by police officers. Of the 47 killed 75% were black/latino although black/latinos combined only account for 29% of the population.
    Right, but how many of them account for the criminal population and involvement in police incidents in the first place. I think that would be a better indication. That's assuming everyone in the population has the same frequency of being involved in a police incident, which really isn't the case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. I could fill this page with such incidents if I cared to.

    For example, in NJ, in 2007, 47 people were killed by police officers. Of the 47 killed 75% were black/latino although black/latinos combined only account for 29% of the population.
    How much crime do they account for? It's probably more than 29%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. I could fill this page with such incidents if I cared to.

    For example, in NJ, in 2007, 47 people were killed by police officers. Of the 47 killed 75% were black/latino although black/latinos combined only account for 29% of the population.
    I'd like you to give me examples of cops executing black people (meaning no necessary reason to result to deadly force). Give me something that supports your statement that "it's be unfortunate to be black on the wrong side of a cop gun". I'm sorry but cops don't just surrender their badge and face criminal charges because someone happens to be black.

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